COVID-19

Couple married 47 years die of COVID at the same time on the same day

Their daughter describes it as a “Romeo and Juliet” type of tragedy, but this one has a pandemic twist: Leslie “LD” McWaters, 76, and Patricia McWaters, 78, of Jackson, who spent 47 years together, died one minute apart on the same day of COVID-19.
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Back from Thanksgiving travel? Better get tested, says White House COVID-19 expert

Coronavirus experts are urging anyone who traveled over Thanksgiving to get tested or to quarantine for two weeks. Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, says: If you traveled, assume you have the virus.
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Moderna to file application with FDA for COVID-19 vaccine

A possible coronavirus vaccine developed by the Massachusetts-based biotech firm Moderna will reportedly be subitted to the Food and Drug Administration for approval today.
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COVID-19 survivor celebrates 106th birthday: 'We look at this as a miracle from God'

A birthday that only comes around once a century. Priscilla Boyle, a COVID-survivor, turned 106 on Sunday! She overcame the novel virus earlier this summer. Read the full story now at RADIO.COM.
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Holiday shopping spotlights COVID-19's impact on small businesses

Some people are seeking out small businesses at which to shop for Small Business Saturday, and many are noticing just how crucial their dollars are for the survival of these shops. Read more here.
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United Airlines begins charter flights to distribute COVID-19 vaccine as Pfizer readies for roll-out

United Airlines begins charter flights to distribute COVID-19 vaccine as Pfizer readies for roll-out. The flights will be between Brussels and Chicago.
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Holiday shopping spotlights COVID-19's impact on Small Business Saturday

Some people are seeking out small businesses at which to shop for Small Business Saturday, and many are noticing just how crucial their dollars are for the survival of these shops. Read more here.
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Couple celebrates 76th wedding anniversary together after 8-month long COVID separation

An elderly couple that has been married for 76 years had one reason to be thankful this year: they could finally spend the holidays together. They also celebrated their anniversary after being separated due to COVID. Read on.
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Doctor recreates the last thing COVID-19 patients see before dying in chilling viral video

A doctor in St. Louis is hoping to scare some people straight into wearing face masks when in public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. See the full story now.
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Holiday shopping trends change with pandemic as online sales increase

Holiday shopping presents a unique situation with the pandemic this year. LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice said online sales increased 32 percent in the second quarter of 2020. Read more now.
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