WV and National Disaster News - May 25, 2021


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WV COVID Update & Stats for May 25, 2021 (WV DHHR)

DHHR has confirmed the deaths of a 60-year old female from Cabell County, a 74-year old male from Wood County, a 57-year old female from Kanawha County, a 70-year old male from Fayette County, an 88-year old male from Morgan County, a 72-year old female from Nicholas County, and a 61-year old female from Lincoln County.


“When we lose someone we love, the grief can be hard to bear,” said Bill J. Crouch, DHHR Cabinet Secretary. “We can and must stop COVID-19 through vaccination. Visit www.vaccines.gov to see all options for clinics.” Also - find dates/times for WV COVID Vaccination Clinics this week.


Local News

Local Counties Doing Well in COVID-19 Vaccination Effort (The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register)

DHHR: Three new COVID-19 deaths in West Virginia, 150 new positive cases (WCHS-TV)

Wood County woman among three latest COVID deaths (The Parkersburg News and Sentinel)

AUDIO: Justice Says Mask Mandate End Date Not Negotiable (WCBC-Radio)

COVID concerns on minds of many West Virginians traveling Memorial Day weekend (WCHS-TV)

Some businesses have summer staffing shortage as COVID-19 restrictions lessen (WCHS-TV)

Saban, others join West Virginia opioid prevention effort (The Associated Press)

CDC accepts Epi-Aid request for Kanawha County (MetroNews-Radio)

Disaster Aid and Other Funding

Legislature will oversee priorities on $677 million in federal relief (MetroNews-Radio)

Senator Manchin announces funding to help with homelessness (WBOY-TV)

WV Senators announce $200k for Recovery Point of Huntington (WBOY-TV)

WV Senators announces funding for AmeriCorps project in the Mountain State (WBOY-TV)




At Least 18 Cases of Apparent Heart Problems in Young People in CT After COVID-19 Vaccine (NBC CT)

Moderna says its COVID vaccine is 100% effective in teens, plans to seek FDA OK in early June (CNBC)

Nine states have 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated against COVID as U.S. cases, deaths fall further (CNBC)

A vaccine marvel is bringing America back (CNN)

How Medical Jargon Can Make COVID Health Disparities Even Worse (NPR)

What scientists know about new, fast-spreading coronavirus variants (Nature)

Immune system has long-term defenses after mild COVID-19; children may be key carriers of virus variants (Reuters)

Death-certificate omissions stymie FEMA funeral assistance program (Politico)

San Diegans Wait for FEMA to Process Thousands of COVID Funeral-Assistance Applications (NBC)

FEMA will work through Memorial Day weekend for final week of COVID vaccine clinic (Fox-Missouri)

FEMA vaccination sites to end operations in Philadelphia Tuesday (Fox - Philadelphia) Related article: NBC News 10 (PA)




Central US to remain target of severe weather dangers (AccuWeather)

FLOOD INSURANCE FACTS & NEWS - (Bankrate) - Covers the NEW flood risk-rating and potential rate change for flood insurance, plus other flood risk data. Related article: Spectrum News (DC)



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