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Stories tagged COVID-19

Showing 6/12/2021 to 2/17/2021

Spreading vaccine fears — and cashing in

Meet the influencers making millions by dealing doubt about the coronavirus vaccines. Heather Simpson never thought to question vaccines.... (Read more)

6 / 12 / 2021

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Children with psychiatric needs are overwhelming hospital emergency departments in CT

The night before 11-year-old Ella was admitted to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in early May, her father Sean thought... (Read more)

5 / 30 / 2021

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Six tips for socializing after you’ve been vaccinated

Now that I’m fully vaccinated against COVID-19, I’ve started socializing again. While from the outside I’m sure these interactions seem pleasant... (Read more)

5 / 28 / 2021

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Norwalk City Hall reopens; just another day for McQuaid

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk City Hall reopened Thursday, drawing a trickle of citizens through the door to conduct business... (Read more)

5 / 21 / 2021

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Pfizer COVID vaccine approved for children 12 to 15. Here’s what you need to know.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency approval for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds,... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2021

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Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up?

With the first COVID-19 vaccine now authorized for adolescents, ages 12 and up, a big question looms: Will students... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2021

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Mexico’s consulate general aids in Norwalk’s COVID-19 fight

NORWALK, Conn. — The Consulate General of Mexico came to Norwalk to help get local citizens vaccinated. About 50... (Read more)

5 / 11 / 2021

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CT is first state to vaccinate half of adults against COVID

Connecticut became the first state Monday to fully vaccinate at least half its adult population against the novel coronavirus,... (Read more)

5 / 5 / 2021

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Rilling to reopen City Hall on May 20

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk City Hall is reopening May 20. You will be able to walk in without an... (Read more)

5 / 3 / 2021

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Most of us are hurting, Norwalk leaders say

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk citizens need to help each other with the distress caused by COVID-19, community leaders said... (Read more)

5 / 2 / 2021

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Clinics across Connecticut to start taking walk-ups for COVID vaccine

Dozens of vaccine providers across Connecticut will offer walk-up appointments for COVID-19 shots beginning Tuesday. More than 50 sites... (Read more)

4 / 27 / 2021

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Woodward Ave. detour; online help for parents; Eversource warns of scams

NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you: A South Norwalk detour Psychologist to advise: How to help children... (Read more)

4 / 22 / 2021

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Vaccine clinics canceled across CT, Norwalk pauses J&J usage

Connecticut’s public health department on Tuesday urged medical providers to halt use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine... (Read more)

4 / 13 / 2021

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Baseball stadiums are filling up – but an analysis of the NFL’s 2020 season holds a warning about COVID-19 case spikes

Baseball season is here, and thousands of cheering fans are back in the ballparks after a year of empty... (Read more)

4 / 11 / 2021

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People gave up on flu pandemic measures a century ago when they tired of them – and paid a price

  Picture the United States struggling to deal with a deadly pandemic. State and local officials enact a slate... (Read more)

4 / 3 / 2021

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State outlines medical conditions for priority access to COVID vaccine; clinics planned for high school students

Priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine will be extended, beginning Thursday, to people with sickle cell disease or Down... (Read more)

3 / 30 / 2021

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BOE Roundup: Questions about return to school; survey about spring break; food services recognized

NORWALK, Conn. — Transitioning Norwalk Public Schools away from hybrid learning won’t be a “cookie cutter process,” Superintendent of... (Read more)

3 / 28 / 2021

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GOP shows frustration over governor’s powers, comments on vaccine hesitancy

The House Republican minority lashed out Thursday at Democratic lawmakers over a one-month extension of Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2021

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How effective is the first shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine?

As the COVID-19 vaccines reach more people across the country, some people have asked: Could we delay the second... (Read more)

3 / 20 / 2021

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Norwalk reaches out to minority communities, encouraging vaccinations

NORWALK, Conn. — Efforts to get Norwalkers vaccinated – particularly minority community members – will soon include a clinic... (Read more)

3 / 17 / 2021

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House unanimously adopts measure to ensure lawmakers have a say in spending COVID relief funds

The state House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to ensure the General Assembly has an equal voice... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2021

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One year in: How COVID’s toll compares with other causes of death

Now that the coronavirus has been in the United States for roughly a year, new numbers are revealing the... (Read more)

3 / 14 / 2021

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Lamont rolls back COVID restrictions

Restaurants and other business can go back to full capacity March 19, masks and distancing requirements will remain in... (Read more)

3 / 5 / 2021

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Norwalk offers COVID-19 clinic just for NPS staff

NORWALK, Conn. — A mass vaccination effort for Norwalk teachers, educators, and childcare professionals took a giant leap forward... (Read more)

3 / 4 / 2021

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Thank you for helping others

Person-to-Person (P2P) would like to thank the community for supporting the record levels of assistance it has provided since... (Read more)

3 / 3 / 2021

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COVID-19: Memorial observance on Monday

Updated, 6:10 p.m.: Additional comment from Mayor Harry Rilling. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk will be observing COVID-19 Memorial Day... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2021

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Breaking with national recommendations, Lamont says Connecticut’s vaccine rollout will now be prioritized by age

Teachers and other school workers still to be prioritized Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday he is throwing out the... (Read more)

2 / 22 / 2021

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Who can get vaccinated against COVID in Connecticut, and when? Here’s what you need to know

Gov. Ned Lamont has overhauled the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, prioritizing people based on age rather than on underlying medical conditions,... (Read more)

2 / 22 / 2021

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Norwalk awards $5K grants to 30 small businesses

NORWALK, Conn. — Thirty small Norwalk businesses were chosen to receive $5,000 grants Thursday, out of 234 applicants. The... (Read more)

2 / 19 / 2021

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Rilling, Lamont, promote COVID-19 vaccinations

NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Health Department has vaccinated more than 2,700 Norwalk citizens against COVID-19, and none have... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2021

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