“When we identified the UK variant, we estimated that incidence based on what we had sequenced about 2 percent. Now, well about a couple weeks ago, it was 40 percent. Based on our most recent sequencing run, it’s probably more like 60 percent of the UK variant in the state,” said Dr. Leal.
After 10 years, the IRS can no longer collect most tax debt, and the amount rolling off the books each year is growing. That includes debt from high-income taxpayers, who historically are responsible for much of the tax gap.
Trimble said UAB has been pulling six doses of vaccine from the five-dose vials since December by using low dead space syringes. “Dead space” is the area between the syringe hub and the needle where vaccine gets trapped. It’s usually only a few drops, but in this case, enough to make a difference.
Vaccines prompt an immune response from the body, which often results in enlarged lymph nodes. For a percentage of women, those enlarged lymph nodes translated to a false positive mammogram and a short-term cancer scare.
Dr. Gonsoulin said after it was decided a lawsuit wasn’t feasible, the district “pivoted” to come up with a plan to get parents the money they’re owed, including the possibility of the district reimbursing the cost of the trip.
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The week of January 18, Alabama was allocated 121,650 first and second doses of both vaccines, according to CDC data. That increased to 205,380 first and second doses of both vaccines for the week of March 1.
WBRC did hear from several other school districts in Alabama and Georgia that said they too were promised a refund after their trip was canceled, but have not gotten any money from Musical Destinations.
In many states, vehicle repossessions decreased in 2020 due to the pandemic - particularly in states that issued moratoriums. Consumer law experts worry many Americans are about to face losing their cars.
As Alabama is still in the process of vaccinating its healthcare workers, some of them have questioned who gets the vaccine first. Our On Your Side Investigators taking those concerns to state health leaders.
Alabama’s plan closely follows recommendations given by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), but last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said states need to begin vaccinating people 65 and older.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show Black and Hispanic people are at least three times as likely as white people to be hospitalized with the virus, however, there are eight times as many white people than Black in Pfizer’s trial.
A recent study by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found “low risk” of SARS-COV-2 transmission on planes because of “high-performing ventilation systems” and mandatory use of face masks.
As the Baton Rouge Police Department continues to investigate claims that LSU freshman wide receiver, Koy Moore, was violated by three officers, an incident report obtained by the 9News Investigators details what led officers to that encounter in the first place.
Their stimulus watch database found 683 paycheck protection loans of at least $150,000 to Alabama companies. Those $658 million worth of loans went to companies who paid a combined $15 million in fines for violating federal regulations in the past decade.
An analysis of data provided by JCS and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) shows schools with a predominately Black population had more students learning remotely than schools that are majority white.
Nurse practitioners are questioning their own education at some colleges. There’s no national standard on how to educate nurse practitioners, while medical education for doctors was standardized more than 100 years ago.
Every state was required to submit a vaccination plan to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by mid-October, and the CDC has told states to be ready to put their plans in place by November 1.
A cold case murder in Nashville, Tennessee has ties to Chilton County. Nashville detectives are trying to identity a woman who was killed back in March of 1998. But what makes this case so interesting is how investigators were able to use DNA and ancestral research to link her to Chilton County.
Following the killing of George Floyd, who died when a now-former Minneapolis Police Officer held his knee to his neck for nearly nine minutes, protestors are calling for, among several things, more training for police officers.
An analysis of state nursing home inspections and records of COVID-19 infections associated with nursing homes by the Washington Post reveals dozens of facilities had infection-related violations in the months before coronavirus infections.
Many vendors are working with their customers during this unprecedented crisis. For example, many utility companies will provide some form of forbearance. Call the companies you owe money and see how they are willing to assist you.
Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.
Alabama lawmakers are listening but not committing to an offer from the Poarch Creek Indians. Tribe leaders say they will funnel $1 billion to Alabama if the state allows them to add two new casinos, table games like blackjack and craps and gives the Poarch Indians exclusivity.