News to Know (3/3/21)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden says that by the end of May, the U-S will have enough coronavirus vaccine doses to immunize every adult in the country. That’s at least two months ahead of schedule. It’s expected to take most of the summer to get those shots into people’s arms.

GROVE, Okla. – Nursing homes across the country are seeing a decline in covid-19 related deaths, according to a report from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. They say there’s been an 82% decline since December of last year.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Some good news came out of Tuesday’s covid-19 briefing at Freeman Hospital. Freeman officials say the number of covid-19 inpatients has declined. A total of 13 covid patients were getting treatment in Freeman West and Freeman Neosho yesterday, compared to 66 patients at the peak. Freeman currently has one covid patient in ICU, so the hospital is converting unit space to handle other patients. But they say the space could be equipped for covid patients again if necessary.

MIAMI, Okla. – Law officers in Miami, yesterday recovered more than 50 guns that they believe were stolen from a local business. Police, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Quapaw Nation recovered the guns from a home, but say more are still missing.

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