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BERLIN — Germany, France, Italy and Spain became the latest countries today to suspend use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine over reports of dangerous blood clots in some recipients, though the company and European regulators have said there is no evidence the shot is to blame. AstraZeneca’s is just one of

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KINGSHILL — The Virgin Islands National Guard said it is striving to make booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments easier online for persons interested in getting vaccinated. One way to do so is by visiting the Virgin Islands National Guard website at https://vi.ng.mil/. Once there, simply click on the COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Gateway,

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CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s Government House weekly press briefing, Virgin Islands Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion said that residents can fill out the required paperwork and schedule an appointment to get vaccinated at the Department of Health website at www.covid19usvi.com/vaccine All Virgin islanders ages 16 or older are now eligible to receive the

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KINGSHILL — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against two mentally ill defendants because the Virgin Islands government failed to provide them with treatment over the last year. The judge ruled that they are still not competent to stand trial. In recent court hearings, Superior Court Magistrate Judge Ernest Morris,

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CHRISTIANSTED — During today’s Government House weekly press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan announced that some COVID-19 restrictions on local businesses will be relaxed starting next Monday. Beginning March 8, beaches can remain open until 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays, and taxis can transport more than the 50 percent capacity limit

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CHRISTIANSTED — Mother and child health during COVID-19 is the focus of a Zoom meeting planned for tonight by the Virgin Islands Department of Health. “As we continue to endure the effects of COVID-19 within our community, the Project LAUNCH Program under MCH is encouraged to remain steadfast and creative

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services said Monday that they are immediately closing the Mars Hill Head Start location to staff (students have not been attending in person) and pausing food distribution until Thursday, March 4, 2021. The Department of Human Services has activated its COVID-19 mitigation

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Frontline healthcare workers at the Schneider Regional Medical Center continued their efforts to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Virgin Islands Department of Health along with SRMC received

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ATLANTA — Fewer than 7,000 people reported having side effects from COVID-19 vaccines after the first 13.7 million doses were administered in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Of the 6,994 people who said they had side effects between December 14 and January 13,

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CHRISTIANSTED — During Tuesday’s Government House weekly press briefing, Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis provided details about monoclonal antibodies treatments that are available to some residents who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and that have proven to be 100 percent effective in preventing the progression of the virus’ symptoms. The treatments

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