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KARE-TV: Walz announces vaccine timeline: Seniors now, all Minnesotans this summer

EXCERPT: “Governor Tim Walz provided new information Thursday about when the state will expand eligibility for more groups to receive COVID-19 vaccines. According to the governor’s office, vaccine eligibility in the state will not expand until 70% of Minnesotans ages 65 and older are vaccinated, a goal the state hopes to achieve by the end ...
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National Public Radio: CDC Launches Web Tool To Help Americans Find COVID-19 Vaccines

EXCERPT: “The scramble to secure a COVID-19 vaccine appointment is chaotic and fierce. There are not yet enough doses for everyone who’s eligible and wants to get vaccinated. As frustration rises, the federal government hasn’t offered much besides assurances that things will get better and appeals for calm. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...
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Minnesota Public Radio: EMS workers adapt and persist, amid stress of pandemic

EXCERPT: “Paramedic Heidi Rennick describes her first COVID-19 call last spring like ‘walking on to a movie set.’ When she arrived at the hospital, there were COVID-19-only floors, red tape and full beds. The challenges have mounted since those first cases, and emergency medical services across the state have adapted with new protocols, treatment plans and personal ...
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The Minnesota Daily: M Health Fairview houses UMN doctors’ new cancer trial clinic

EXCERPT: “The Developmental Therapeutics Clinic (DTC) officially opened Feb. 3 in M Health Fairview’s Clinic and Surgery Center after years of planning. Associate professor of medicine Dr. Manish Patel and professor of medicine Dr. Charles Ryan designed the clinic as a more streamlined way to house phase one clinical cancer trials. Anywhere from six to ten ...

MinnPost: What Michael Osterholm has learned one year in to the pandemic

EXCERPT: “A month ago, the world marked the one-year anniversary of learning about COVID-19, at that time a still-unidentified respiratory virus causing pneumonia in patients in Wuhan, China. In the weeks that followed, Minnesotans watched reports of lockdowns, deaths and overwhelmed hospitals from afar as the virus wrought tragedy, first on the other side of the ...
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Minnesota Public Radio: Nearly 250,000 Minnesotans have received at least one vaccine dose

EXCERPT: “The number of Minnesotans who’ve received at least the first dose of the two-shot COVID-19 vaccine is nearing a quarter-million. But that’s still less than 5 percent of the state’s population, as the supply of vaccine and pace of distribution isn’t enough to meet the demand after state officials started allowing more groups to get ...
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Minnesota Department of Health: MDH launches electronic case investigation survey

EXCERPT: “The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) launched a new, online survey for COVID-19 case investigation today as part of an effort to make this public health strategy faster, easier and more efficient for Minnesotans contacted about COVID-19 cases. ‘The scale of this pandemic has made us look to new methods to do our work,’ ...