U.S. getting close to rolling out COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. has doled out billions to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus that has infected more than 5.1 million people across the country, locking in a minimum of 800 million doses as soon as the immunizations are cleared later this year or early next year. 

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announces $50 million in coronavirus relief funds for nursing homes

Alabama nursing homes will receive an additional $50 million in coronavirus pandemic federal relief funds, Gov. Kay Ivey's office announced Friday. 

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2.2% Medicare raise slated for nursing homes

Nursing home operators will receive an aggregate $750 million Medicare pay increase for fiscal year 2021 under a final rule announced Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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Experts offer tips for shoring up your immune system

Your body's immune system fights off foreign invaders – bacteria, viruses and fungi – that cause infection.

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Alabama Power to refund $100 million to customers

Alabama Power is returning $100 million in surplus fuel coststo customers this year, after a vote today by the Alabama Public Service Commission.

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Trump Administration announces initiative for more and faster COVID-19 testing in nursing homes

Today, under the leadership of President Trump, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing a large-scale procurement of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -authorized rapid point-of-care diagnostic test instruments and tests to be distributed to nursing homes in COVID-19 hotspot geographic areas with the United States.

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Con artists are targeting seniors with coronavirus scams

Scammers are working overtime to take advantage of senior citizens and they’re using COVID-19 as bait.

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Florida woman takes dishwashing job so she can visit husband with Alzheimer's during pandemic

Mary Daniel visited her husband Steve every day at his Florida memory care center until they stopped allowing visitors in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Older workers returning to work after pandemic face questions of safety & discrimination

As Florida businesses reopen after coronavirus-related closures, some older workers are grappling with the decision of whether to return to work and may be concerned that employers could use the pandemic as a way to unload older staffers?

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Astronauts give tips on dealing with social isolation

COVID-19 is still in the atmosphere. Although many states are reopening, the deadly disease has killed more than 400,000 peopleworldwide — and counting.

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