WV and National Disaster News - April 30, 2021


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WV Daily COVID Update and Stats for April 30, 2021 (WVDHHR)

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of an 81-year old male from Berkeley County, a 67-year old female from Kanawha County, a 72-year old female from Cabell County, a 68-year old female from Kanawha County, and an 88-year old male from Ohio County. See link for more information.


Local News

Many people missing out on second COVID-19 vaccine (WBOY-TV)

KCHD holding vaccine clinic for those with autism, other development disorders (The Charleston Gazette-Mail)

Sen Joe Manchin supports IP waiver to allow generic COVID-19 vaccines (The Intercept )

Name your vice and get vaccinated (The Register-Herald)

Free Pot, Beer Among COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives (The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register)

Justice: West Virginia officials working to finalize details of bond incentive program (The Exponent Telegram)

Justice: Money for eligible vaccinated residents could come in form of checks (The Register-Herald)

Pew analysis: WV had record personal income growth in 2020 -- all thanks to federal stimulus funds (The Charleston Gazette-Mail)

Downed trees from ice storms create flooding concerns Huntington (WSAZ-TV)

Capito, Manchin Praise Passage Of Water Infrastructure Measure (The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register)




Tocilizumab in COVID-19: some clarity amid controversy (The Lancet)

Full FDA approval of COVID-19 vaccines could help fight vaccine hesitancy, officials say (CNN)

NIH to invest $29 million to address COVID-19 disparities (HHS/NIH News Release)

Doctors say COVID-19 vaccine long-term side effects aren't expected (WISN)

With Surges, It's Hard To Stop Transmission Of COVID-19, Variants (NPR)

Biden won't rule out requiring U.S. service members to get COVID-19 vaccine -NBC interview (Reuters)

Teacher shortage + pandemic = challenge for DC area school systems (WTOP)

Counties at Highest Risk for COVID Harm Often Have Lowest Vaccination Rates (ProPublica)

AstraZeneca says U.S. data load for U.S. COVID-19 vaccine approval very big (Reuters)

Human-AI teaming for DC-based emergency response (GCN)

Pima County gets long-awaited vaccine help from FEMA, including dozens of federal workers (AZ)



Damages from hailstorms in Texas, Oklahoma estimated to total $3.5B (The Weather Channel)

Waterlogged south-central US to endure additional drenching storms (AccuWeather)  

Gov. Brown (Oregon) urges more housing for fire survivors (Mail Tribune)


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