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Maryland reports 900 new coronavirus cases, 14 new deaths

Maryland remains among the nation’s leaders in administering the new Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, according to a report Tuesday afternoon from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maryland ranks second among states in the number of Johnson & Johnson doses administered, trailing only New York, which has received almost three times as many doses of the single-dose vaccine. Only Iowa has administered a greater percentage of the Johnson & Johnson doses it has been allocated than Maryland, which has received the 17th most doses of the Baltimore-made vaccine.

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Hancock residents rally to support school

The way Joe Aberle figures it, his son would face long bus rides if Hancock Middle-Senior High School is closed and its students are sent to another facility. “We live literally at the end of the county,” he said, noting that Hancock students could be sent to Clear Spring. “That would put him on the bus who knows how long,” he said.

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The Family Business with Rob Buccini

On episode 9 of The Conference Call, Damian is joined by Delaware royalty Rob Buccini of The Buccini/Pollin Group. Join us for a conversation about navigating the family business, economic development in Wilmington, and the value of sports.

Music by Dillion O’Brian

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Maryland leads nation in administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine, CDC reports

As Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine continues to be disseminated to combat COVID-19, Maryland has given out more doses of the latest inoculation than any other state, according to the most recent vaccination update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC report, released Monday afternoon, has Maryland receiving 65,100 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the 15th most among states, but the state has administered more than 19,000 of them. Maryland has been administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at its mass vaccination sites, including M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore and the recently opened site at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf.

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Johns Hopkins Doctor Says Clear Health Messaging Is Critically Important Moving Forward In Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic
The race to recovery in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is now all about vaccinations. So far, more than 90 million shots have reached more than 17% of people nationwide. From vaccinations to testing and reopening plans, President Joe Biden is pushing for a national response strategy. Dr. Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins, helped work on reopening guidance last spring.
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‘Disservice To Students’: Teachers Voice Concerns About Dual Role Of Teaching Students In Person, Virtually Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Teachers across the state are voicing concerns about their dual roles of teaching students both online and in person, and some teachers are worried students are not getting the attention they need. “We truly believe that this is a disservice to our students to have our attention diverted,” said Diamonté Brown, the Baltimore Teachers Union president. The union had the attention of state lawmakers Monday night. The remarks via a virtual meeting with lawmakers come one week after some students in Maryland returned to the classroom.
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Two-Thirds Of Marylanders Now Support Legalizing Recreational Use Of Marijuana, Goucher College Poll Says
Two-thirds of Marylanders support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, according to the latest Goucher College poll released Tuesday. Support for the legalization of cannabis is at its highest point since Goucher College starting polling around marijuana in October 2013. Although a majority of those polled supported legalization, there were some clear division in support along party lines.
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Maryland Ranks In Middle Of Pack Among US States For COVID-19 Safety

Maryland ranked near the middle of the pack among U.S. states in terms of safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. WalletHub ranked states and Washington, D.C., on how well they’ve kept the virus under control and on their vaccination efforts. The study looked at positivity rates, hospitalizations, death rates, transmission rates and vaccination rates.

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Maryland’s prisons have teemed with coronavirus. Now, the most vulnerable inmates are getting COVID vaccines.

Nearly nine in 10 Maryland prison inmates who are over 65 or have serious underlying medical conditions have received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine, according to Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services data. And the vast majority of corrections officers have been vaccinated as well. Those are silver linings for a system that for the last year has been racked with far greater incidence of COVID-19 than the general public has. But advocates are calling for more transparency and greater efforts to educate inmates on the vaccines.

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Baltimore Man Gifts Land To Nonprofit Working To Connect Families Of Color With City’s Outdoor Spaces
When Greg Cantori’s mother died a few years ago, she left him a gift. “I had this inheritance from my mom, and I was able to use that money to purchase two and a half acres of land in Baltimore that had never been developed,” he said. Cantori wanted to use the land to help the neighborhood “in many, many more ways than just putting a house in there.” Then Atiya Wells bought the land next door, which she used to create the nonprofit Backyard Basecamp, which works to connect families of color with the city’s outdoor spaces. Wells’ group hosts nature walks and farming classes, among other programs.
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