Novavax Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Shows 90% Efficacy Rate

The Gaithersburg biotechnology company, Novavax, announced Monday morning data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials which were conducted in the United States and Mexico. Novavax found that the trial, which began in...

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Novavax Expected to Make Announcement About Data from Vaccine Trials Soon

Novavax CEO Stan Erck said that the company will likely make an announcement about data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials as soon as next week. “I’m happy to say that the data are coming very soon, in fact, we hope...

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La FDA Advierte sobre Comer Cigarras si Tiene Alergias a los Mariscos

Muchos residentes de Maryland se han dado el gusto de comer cigarras o chicharras llenas de proteínas. Sin embargo, algunas personas deberían pensarlo dos veces antes de disfrutar de uno de los insectos comestibles y crujientes...

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FDA Says Don’t Eat Cicadas If You Have Seafood Allergies

Many Marylanders have been indulging by eating protein-filled cicadas. However, some people should think twice before they enjoy one of the crunchy, edible insects that come up from the ground every 17 years. “Yep! We have...

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Sun Safety Tips for Summer

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and, for many, means a trip to the beach or a day at the pool. After a summer of physical distancing in 2020, it’s important to make sure to prioritize sun safety...

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Zumba Group in Rockville Dances Through Year of Isolation

Lynn Parker started teaching Zumba in her Rockville driveway free of charge in March 2020, when gyms closed because of the coronavirus. Although gyms are back open, Parker, who works as a lawyer by day, is not stopping the music...

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June 23, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Levantará el Estado de Emergencia de Maryland por COVID-19 el 1 de Julio

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció planes para levantar el estado de emergencia de Maryland el 1 de julio. La acción pondría fin a todos los mandatos y restricciones del estado relacionados con COVID-19. Hogan declaró el estado de emergencia el 5 de marzo de 2020, el mismo día que anunció que tres residentes del condado […]

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June 23, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Más del 17% de los Hispanos en Montgomery ha Recibido la Vacuna Covid-19

La comunidad hispana en el condado de Montgomery representa el 20% de la población, y según los datos más recientes del gobierno local, el 17.49% ha recibido al menos una dosis de la vacuna contra el Covid-19. En total el 50% de los residentes de Montgomery se ha vacunado completamente, es decir ha recibido las […]

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June 22, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Records Lowest COVID-19 Case Rate Since March 2020

Three new cases reported on Tuesday Montgomery County averaged 0.7 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents Tuesday, according to the data from the county’s COVID-19 information portal. This is the lowest case rate recorded since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Montgomery County recorded three new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing […]

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June 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Paves Way for Pandemic Prevention Center; Reacquires Larchmont Elementary School

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday endorsed a $300,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Commerce to participate in a feasibility study for a Pandemic Prevention Center. In May, the county agreed to spend $500,000 to develop a business model for the center. If the center receives adequate funding and is supported by more organizations, […]

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June 21, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Evento Virtual Para Despejar las Dudas sobre la Vacuna en Jóvenes Mayores de 12 Años

La iniciativa del condado de Montgomery Salud y Bienestar está organizando un evento virtual en español a través de Facebook para orientar a padres de familia, líderes juveniles y educadores sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19 para adolescentes de 12 años en adelante. El evento será transmitido en vivo el martes 22 de junio a […]

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June 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

New Law Named After Raskin’s Son Provides Call-In Program for People Experiencing Mental Health Issues

Beginning July 1, people experiencing mental health issues can opt into a friendly call-in program to receive regular wellness calls or texts under a new Maryland law named in memory of the the son of U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, who died from suicide. The Thomas Bloom Raskin Act, which was signed into law April 13 […]

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June 16, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich Not on Board with Hogan Lifting COVID-19 State of Emergency: ‘This is Not The End of Recovery’

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Tuesday that the COVID-19 State of Emergency in Maryland will end on July 1 meaning that all emergency restrictions and mandates will lift. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says although things are moving in the right direction, the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic still lingers. “This is not the end of […]

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June 16, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Inaugural LGBTQ+ Fair Taking Place in Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is hosting the inaugural Pride in the Plaza. Pride in the Plaza is an LGBTQ+ health and wellness awareness fair that will take place from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 27. The event will be at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring and open with a […]

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June 15, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

65% of County Residents Have Received First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine, 57% Fully Vaccinated

Montgomery County Council sat as the Board of Health to get COVID-19 updates during a virtual meeting on Tuesday. According to Deputy Health Officer Dr. James Bridgers, the county is making “great strides” in testing and vaccination efforts. Here are some highlights from the meeting: According to the Montgomery County Vaccine Distribution Dashboard, as of […]

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June 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan to Lift Maryland’s State of Emergency for COVID-19 on July 1

Gov. Larry Hogan announced plans to lift Maryland’s state of emergency on July 1. The action would put an end to all the state’s mandates and restrictions related to COVID-19. Hogan declared the state of emergency on March 5, 2020—the same day he announced that three Montgomery County residents tested positive for coronavirus. Over the […]

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