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North Carolina eclipses 10,000 COVID-19 deaths

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 10, 2021

North Carolina hospitals awarded $2.8 million in grants

Mansur Shaheen | Jan 19, 2021

The North Carolina Healthcare Association distributed $2.8 million in grants to 21 hospitals across the state in December. The funds are intended to be used to support hospitals and front-line workers who have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds were given to hospitals that have the greatest ability to alleviate...[ Read More ]

North Carolina DHHS explains slow vaccine rollout to joint committee

Mansur Shaheen | Jan 12, 2021

So far, North Carolina’s coronavirus rollout has been sluggish with just over 200,000 of its 820,000 vaccines administered as of Tuesday evening. With a distribution rate of only 25 percent, North Carolina has the seventh slowest rollout in the country. Mandy Cohen, Department of Health and Human Services secretary, blamed...[ Read More ]

North Carolina enters Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Mansur Shaheen | Jan 11, 2021

Phase 1B of North Carolina’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout will begin this week. There will be three separate groups included in the phase, with Group 1 being eligible for the vaccine first. Group 1 includes all North Carolinians over 75. Group 2 will include all health care workers that were not...[ Read More ]

North Carolina may offer incentives to prisoners who receive COVID-19 vaccine

Mansur Shaheen | Jan 8, 2021

Officials in North Carolina are considering offering rewards to prisoners who accept the COVID-19 vaccine. Prisoners in North Carolina over the age of 65 will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1B. Younger prisoners with at least two comorbidities will be eligible for the vaccine in Phase 2....[ Read More ]