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China’s failure to share information and provide access to international public health experts in the early stages of the epidemic has fueled a global crisis, Foreign Minister Antony Blinken said on Sunday.

“I think China knows that in the early days of COVID it didn’t do what was necessary,” Blinken said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, and one result of that failure was (the virus) gone. From the hand faster, and with it, I think the results are worse than that might be something else. “

The Secretary-General pledged that the United States would be “The world leader in helping ensure the world is vaccinated”

Blinken said the outbreak revealed a need. “A strengthened global health security system to make sure this does not happen again” and to ensure the world can mitigate the public health crisis, Blinken said the World Health Organization needs to be strengthened and reformed. And that “China must be involved in this”

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► Ashley Allen, from Brooklyn, turned the other way when she was recently ill with COVID-19 – three weeks after receiving one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.Allen, 31. The year told the New York Post that she had a persistent dry cough and exhaustion. Experts say the vaccine is not completely effective. But should relieve the symptoms of those infected

► China’s COVID-19 vaccine “does not have a very high rate of protection,” according to Gao Fu, director of the China Center for Disease Control, Gao received a rare response on Saturday at a meeting in the city of Chen. Dongdu in the southwest and said the government was considering blending the vaccine to increase its efficacy. China has distributed hundreds of millions of doses abroad.

► Canada’s most populous province reported the highest number of new infections in a single day, with nearly 4,460 infected across Ontario. The latest figures released Sunday also show a rapid increase in new confirmed cases in Toronto, which rose nearly 400 to more than 1,350.

► The masking order in Tulsa, Oklahoma is expected to end on April 30, according to Mayor GT Bynum, where private businesses are allowed to use masks and that employees in restaurants and bars must wear it. mask

►Iran began a 10-day blockade on Saturday amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, shops closed and offices were restricted to a third in the capital Tehran and 250 other cities and towns with positive rates. maximum

📈 Today numbers: The United States has more than 31 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 561,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide gross: more than 135.5 million and more than 2.93 million deaths.The CDC states that more than 237 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed in the United States and 183 million.

📘 What we are reading: Women reported more side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine than men. Health experts explain why.

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Johnson & Johnson vaccine deliveries will drop sharply this week.

States will find a sharp drop in deliveries of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week as companies struggle to meet production deadlines. The government is planning to deliver less than 800,000 deliveries this week, down from 5 million planned. California said it expected to see a 90 percent drop in vaccine volumes.The company failed to win federal certification for the contract maker in Baltimore after 15 million doses of J & J’s vaccine were destroyed at its facility last month.

Double-shot vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer are still in circulation, and White House epidemic advisers said they hope J & J’s problems will be resolved by the end of this month.

A COVID survivor ran 20 miles to raise funds thanks to the hospital staff who saved his life.

A year ago, Paulo Santos, a New Jersey real estate executive, returned home from a battle with COVID-19 and was barely able to build it with Walker’s help.

On Saturday, he ran 20 miles between two hospitals partially treated to raise money for the doctors and nurses who saved his life. But mostly to thank them His performance is even more remarkable when Santos, 40, suffered a heart attack after a battle with Covid.

Staff from each hospital gathered at the start and finish line, holding a banner and cheering. It took Santos less than five hours to cover the route. “It was a pleasure to see the officers there,” Santos said. “The whole thing is amazing.”

– Jerry Carino, Asbury Park Publishing

Nearly 40% of Marines reject the COVID vaccine.

Nearly 40% of U.S. Marines who have been offered the COVID-19 vaccine have rejected it. Of the 123,500 Marine Corps with access to the vaccine, 75,500 received the full vaccine or received one, while about 48,000 have refused, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Woods told USA TODAY.

“We understand that widespread adoption of the COVID-19 vaccine gives us the best way to overcome this epidemic, the key to tackling this outbreak is to build confidence in the vaccine,” he said. Confirmed the first statistic reported by CNN.

Woods said the Navy and Marine Corp are working to ensure soldiers have accurate information about vaccine safety and want to encourage citizens to get vaccinated.

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FEMA’s Funeral Assistance Program opens Monday.

From Monday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be accepting applications for the funeral assistance program. The agency will offer a maximum of $ 9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $ 35,500 per application. To be eligible for assistance, death must have occurred in the United States and caused by COVID-19, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, national or qualified resident.

– Ben Yoder, Des Moines Register

Other universities said they would need to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The first was Rutgers and Cornell, then Notre Dame, now Duke. The list of colleges and universities that will require the COVID-19 vaccination for new and returning students for self-study continues to increase as Duke Declare a policy to cover all undergraduate, masters and professional students.

“We know that widespread vaccination is the only way to restore normal and healthy university life,” Duke President Vincent Price said in a statement on the university website.

Brown in Northeastern Rhode Island in Boston, Nova Southeastern University in Florida, and Fort Lewis College in Colorado have followed a model set by Rutgers in New Jersey and Neck. Arnell in New York

Contributing: The Associated Press

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