Persuading vulnerable low-income and ethnic communities to take a new vaccine may be challenging. But established local health leaders, like a group in Rochester, may be one answer.
The deaths announced Wednesday represent the third-highest single-day during the pandemic.
Though the severity of the pandemic has shown signs of lessening in recent weeks, there are still high rates of COVID-19 test positivity, signaling that the outbreak hasn’t receded to levels seen over the summer.
Gov. Tim Walz plans to keep bars and restaurants closed to indoor service after the current restrictions expire Friday.
Minnesota’s average case positivity rate is down from what it was a week ago, which is an encouraging sign.
Meanwhile, the legislation — which passed late Monday night — did not include a proposal to provide one-time $500 checks to those in the Minnesota Family Investment Program, which provides assistance to low-income families with children.
Despite the improvement, the Health Department expects Minnesota to reach a total of 400,000 cases by Christmas.
Minnesota has reported 851 deaths so far in December, putting it on pace to smash the state’s one-month record for COVID-19 fatalities.
The 94 deaths announced Friday are the second-most reported in one day so far during the pandemic.
The 550 portraits of Minneapolitans and St. Paulites at the heart of “Front Porch Portraits” make for an enduring testament to these cloistered and muted times.
“I do really think it’s based on who we are and our health care culture,” said Rochester Mayor Kim Norton.
Last month Mayor Sandy Lucy noticed that anti-mask attitudes were evolving in Washington, Missouri. That’s when residents heard about a middle schooler who died days after being admitted to the hospital.
Conditions associated with COVID-19 include symptoms that last after the acute illness is over, from fatigue to shortness of breath, cough, joint pain, chest pain, brain fog, memory difficulties, mood swings, anxiety, muscle pain, headaches, intermittent fever, and fast pounding of the heart.
Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders have pledged to come up with a bill to help bars, restaurants and other businesses closed in the latest pandemic shutdowns.
A bump in cases and deaths that has been anticipated in the wake of Thanksgiving is expected to start to show this week.
FDA approval for Pfizer’s vaccine could come as soon as December 10.
Gov. Tim Walz will outline Minnesota’s plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday afternoon.
The onset of COVID-19 and corresponding job loss has disrupted plans for high school workers just as it has for adults.
The revised quarantines come after new guidance from the CDC and it is hope they will increase compliance.
Environmental advocacy groups, health professionals and several tribal governments have asked the Walz administration to halt construction during the pandemic, touching off a debate over the safety of moving ahead with one of the state’s biggest construction projects.