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Harford County Public Schools will host COVID vaccine clinics for students 16 and older starting May 10

Harford County Public Schools students 16 and older will have the option of getting a vaccine against COVID-19 as of next week, with clinics happening at local high schools between May 10 and 18. The school system is partnering with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, which will provide the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to students.

Read More: Baltimore Sun
U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona visits Community College of Baltimore County campus

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona toured a Community College of Baltimore County campus Monday and spoke with students about the administration’s plan to make college more accessible. Cardona’s visit follows the Biden administration’s recent unveiling of a $1.8 trillion American Families Plan that would make two years of community college free to all Americans and provide child care support for low- and middle-income families.

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Morgan State Expecting Largest Incoming Class In Years With Record Applications For This Fall
It’s a new record for Morgan State University. The university is expecting its largest incoming class in years! The HBCU has received more than 14,000 undergraduate applications for this fall. That’s an all-time high for the school and a more than 58% increase than was received in 2019. And just to give you an idea of how large that number is, the university typically allots space for 1,600 to 1,800 new students each year.
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Baltimore Researchers Mark One Year Since First Pfizer-BioNTech Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Shot Given To Study Volunteer
Baltimore researchers involved in the first Pfizer-BioNTech experimental COVID-19 vaccine candidate marked the one-year mark from the first shot delivered to a study volunteer. “It was really unchartered territory,” the study’s co-principal investigator Dr. Kirsten Lyke said. “We got thousands and thousands of people. I think just people wanted to do something and this was their way of participating.” The study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health started with four vaccine candidates. Dr. Lyke and others were not sure which one would prove effective, if any.
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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Maryland eclipses 2 million fully vaccinated as several COVID indicators decline

More than 2 million people in Maryland are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state health officials reported Saturday. The milestone came as several key metrics declined, including the state’s coronavirus testing positivity rate and the number of people hospitalized, according to health department data. Here’s where other key pandemic metrics stood: Maryland added 939 new coronavirus infections, with the state’s case count reaching 448,340 since health officials began to track the virus in March 2020. Saturday marks the third day in a row that fewer than 1,000 cases were reported.

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Progress made toward construction of new schools in northeastern Baltimore County

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore County appears to be on schedule with plans to help ease school overcrowding, especially in the northeastern part of the county. Work crews are clearing land on Rossville Boulevard at Gum Springs Road to make way for the start of construction of a new elementary school. The county is about to build a $50 million elementary school complex that is set to open for students and staff members by next summer.

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COVID-19 In Maryland: 10 Deaths Reported Sunday As Hospitalizations Continue To Decline

Maryland added 649 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday at hospitalizations and the positivity rate continues to decline, according to information released from the state health department. Over 4.8 million vaccine doses have been administered across the state as of Saturday morning. The state reported 10 additional COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours bring the total to 8,585 since the pandemic began. Hospitalizations went down by 49, dropping the total number to 960. Of those, 261 people are in ICU beds and 699 are in acute care.

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Where are people coming from to get COVID-19 vaccinations in Washington County?

While not everyone is willing to get vaccinated for COVID-19, those who want to, and have the means to travel, have been crossing county and state lines to get shots in Washington County. Since the state’s mass vaccination site at Hagerstown Premium Outlets opened on March 25, almost 60% of folks getting first doses there have come over the mountain from Montgomery or Frederick counties, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s most recent vaccine allocation report.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
COVID hospitalizations, testing positivity in Maryland continue to decline; about a third of state now fully vaccinated

A day after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced masks were no longer required outdoors in the state, a host of key coronavirus metrics, including hospitalizations and testing positivity, continued to decline. Maryland has recorded fewer than 1,000 cases for four of the last seven daysbut has averaged 1,047 new cases daily for the last two weeks.  The 14-day average is about 300 cases lower than a spring high April 17 and down from a pandemic peak of 2,949 Jan. 12, during a post-holiday surge of the virus.

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Four men shot in Baltimore on Thursday as city is on verge of 100 killings this year

Four men were shot in Baltimore on Thursday, police said, as the violence threatened to push the city to 100 homicides in 2021, a week ahead of last year’s pace. Officers responding to a ShotSpotter alert of gunfire just after 7 p.m. in the 2700 block of Riggs Ave. found a man suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. Medics took the victim to the hospital, and his name, age and condition were not released.

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