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9/11 jeopardized first responders’ health. Nearly 20 years later, COVID brought new risks.

John Feal led scores of trips to Congress with 9/11 responders and comedian Jon Stewart to fight for health treatment and benefits for those who rushed toward danger on Sept. 11, 2001 and continue to suffer health effects. Read More : https://www.lohud.com/in-depth/news/coronavirus/2021/05/04/covid-risk-sept-11-ground-zero-responders-causes-concern/6769943002/

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NYC politicians urge 9/11 survivors to get COVID vaccine — but advocates decry late access

New Yorkers suffering from 9/11-related illnesses can sign up for coronavirus vaccinations now that the state has expanded eligibility parameters to include those with preexisting health conditions — but advocates for survivors of the terrorist attack say it’s too little, too late. Read More : https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-nyc-covid-vaccine-911-survivors-20210215-mwycngwzfjhtlftsomp3fjsigq-story.html

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9/11 Stories: John Feal

9/11 Stories: John Feal Feb 14, 2021 Now the leading 9/11 community advocate, John Feal joined the rescue and recovery at Ground Zero only twelve hours after the collapse of the twin towers. He worked on “the pile” just five-and-a-half days before he suffered what is considered the worst injury of the clean-up and recovery. On September 17, 8,000 pounds of steel crushed Feal’s foot. John spent 11 weeks in the hospital, surviving gangrene and sepsis. Read More : https://q1043.iheart.com/content/2021-02-14-911-stories-john-feal/

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NY expands vaccine eligibility

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9/11 Heroes: Outraged that Gitmo Detainees Prioritized for Vaccine

Heroes of 9/11 are expressing outrage over reports of the Biden administration moving to offer coronavirus vaccines to suspected terrorists residing in the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, calling the move “disgusting” and “f**king nuts.” A Department of Defense confirmed this week that Gitmo detainees and prisoners will be offered vaccines on a voluntary basis. According to the New York Times‘s Thursday report, vaccinations may begin as early as Monday. Read More : https://thejewishvoice.com/2021/01/9-11-heroes-outraged-that-gitmo-detainees-prioritized-for-vaccine/

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Pentagon pauses plan to offer Guantanamo Bay detainees coronavirus vaccines

The Pentagon stopped a controversial plan to offer detainees at Guantanamo Bay access to COVID-19 vaccines. “No Guantanamo detainees have been vaccinated. We’re pausing the plan to move forward, as we review force protection protocols. We remain committed to our obligations to keep our troops safe,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a tweet Saturday. Read More : https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/pentagon-pauses-guantanamo-bay-detainees-coronavirus-vaccines

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A top 9/11 lawyer is crusading to help families take advantage of their last chance to receive awards

Mike Barasch, the lawyer who’s secured more awards from deaths caused by 9/11 illnesses than any other advocate, is crusading to help what he estimates are thousands of victims’ families to beat a looming deadline that could mean pocketing, or missing out on, awards from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. Read More : https://fortune.com/2021/01/24/9-11-9-11-money-paid-out-victim-families-illnesses-september-11-activist-lawyer-mike-barasch/

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FDNY firefighter who responded to Ground Zero dies of COVID-19

A veteran firefighter who rushed to Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has died of COVID-19 ― the first active-duty city firefighter to succumb in the coronavirus pandemic. Joseph Ferrugia, 61, of Long Island, died of virus complications Saturday, FDNY officials announced Sunday. Read More : https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-fdny-firefighter-covid-death-20210201-p2obg5osjjacrl337r52wngpma-story.html

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The vaccine news continues to be better than many people realize

The news about the vaccines continues to be excellent — and the public discussion of it continues to be more negative than the facts warrant. Here’s the key fact: All five vaccines with public results have eliminated Covid-19 deaths. They have also drastically reduced hospitalizations. “They’re all good trial results,” Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, told me. “It’s great news.” Read More : https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/01/briefing/vaccination-myanmar-coup-rochester-police.html?auth=linked-google

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