COVID vaccine updates: CDC investigates rare heart incidents in teens after shooting

NEW YORK (WABC) – The CDC is examining reports that a very small number of teens and young adults have experienced heart problems after being vaccinated.

The agency’s vaccine safety group says there have been “relatively few” cases of myocarditis.

It is an inflammation of the heart muscle.

Most cases are young men and have occurred about four days after vaccination.

The CDC is not sure the condition is directly related to the vaccine.

Health officials still urge people 12 and older to get vaccinated.

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MetLife Stadium will be at full capacity this fall
On Monday, the Giants and Jets issued a joint statement regarding the stadium capacity of MetLife Stadium for the 2021 season.

The statement reads: “We are delighted with Governor Murphy’s announcement today to operate MetLife Stadium at full capacity for the 2021 season. We look forward to welcoming our fans, creating the playing atmosphere that we all lacked. We will continue. to work to ensure that the fans come back in a safe and responsible manner. “

NJ Lifting Indoor Mask Mandate Friday
Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that the state will align with CDC guidelines on the use of masks. He said the state would lift the indoor mask mandate for fully vaccinated people on Friday, just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend holiday.

Incentive for vaccines in New York State parks
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that those who get vaccinated this week will receive two-day family passes to one of New York’s 16 state parks.

Governor Cuomo reports that New York’s seven-day average positivity drops to 0.90%, the lowest since Sept. 21.

“Our fight against COVID is not over. We are managing it, but it is not over,” Governor Cuomo said. “The biggest tool we have against COVID is the vaccine. I want to encourage New Yorkers to get vaccinated so we can move forward towards a redesigned reopening and rebuilding our great state better than ever.

New York Public Schools to Fully Reopen on September 13
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that schools will fully reopen on September 13 with no remote option.

Incentives for vaccines in New York
Mayor de Blasio has announced a new incentive to get vaccinated in the city: the New York Vaccine Contest.
A contest will take place each week and the winners will be announced the following week. Anyone newly vaccinated at a city-run vaccination site is eligible.
The prices include:
Staycation Packages
Concert tickets
Broadway shows
And more…

The competitions take place at the beginning of July. This week’s prizes are 10 one-year Crunch Fitness passes and 50 three-day Governor’s Ball passes.

NJ man trapped in COVID-ravaged India returns home after Senator Menendez help
A man from New Jersey who was stranded in India as COVID-19 ravaged the country is now back home with his family. Ashu Mahajan had traveled to India to care for his father, but could not return to the United States because the consulate was closed.

New York’s vaccine lottery begins
New Yorkers can get a free lottery ticket worth up to $ 5 million if they get vaccinated today at state-run vaccination sites. As part of the “Vax and Scratch” pilot program, if someone gets vaccinated at one of the state’s 10 mass vaccination sites between May 24 and May 28, they will receive a scratch ticket for the vaccine. Mega Multiplier lottery of $ 5 million. A ticket normally costs $ 20. The top prize is $ 5 million, but anyone with a ticket has a one in nine chance of winning something.

COVID testing value declines as vaccines fend off virus
The new, softer recommendations from federal health officials on masks almost overshadowed another major change in government direction: Americans who are fully vaccinated may largely not get tested for the coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that most people who have received the full course of vaccines and have no symptoms of COVID-19 do not need to be screened for the virus, even if they are. exposed to an infected person.

The change represents a new phase in the epidemic after nearly a year in which testing was the main weapon against the virus. Vaccines are now at the heart of the response and have dramatically reduced hospitalizations and deaths.

New COVID-19 cases drop to lowest levels since last June
New coronavirus cases across the United States have fallen to rates not seen in more than 11 months, sparking optimism that vaccination campaigns are stemming both severe cases of COVID-19 and the spread of the virus.

While cases, hospitalizations and deaths have declined steadily this week, pre-pandemic life in America has largely resumed. Hugs and unmasked crowds returned to the White House, a Mardi Gras-style parade marched through the port city of Mobile in Alabama, and even states that stuck to the pandemic restrictions prepared to abandon them . However, health experts have also warned that too few Americans have been vaccinated to completely extinguish the virus, leaving the potential for new variants that could prolong the pandemic.

15,000 fans watch Knicks’ first playoff game at MSG
Madison Square Garden hosted 15,000 fans to watch playoff basketball, but a number of restrictions were in place. This follows the largest crowd in more than a year at the Barclays Center as the Brooklyn Nets say 14,391 fans filled the stands on Saturday night – 93% of spectators were fully vaccinated.


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