Covid breakdown

Delaware’s vaccine goal in June: Adding 17,000 more people

Betsy Price Government & Politics, Headlines, Health

    Delaware wants to vaccinate 17,000 people between now and July 4 to meet the goal President Joe Biden has set to have 70% of the population vaccinated by the Fourth of July. Gov. John Carney says that means the state needs to vaccinate about 5,000 people a week for the next month. “And celebrate Independence Day like no …

With COVID cases lowest since August, first DE WINS! drawing Monday

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The state has shifted from mass vaccination events to smaller focused ones at festivals and gatherings.   The average of daily new cases of COVID-19 has dropped to 74, the lowest since August, with Delaware’s new prizes-for-vaccines program holding its first drawing Monday. The Delaware Division of Public Health said that among people who have been vaccinated, there have been …

Ben Addi leaving cabinet for DSU; Eugene Young picked to replace him

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Anas Ben Addi The director of the Delaware State Housing Authority is quitting Gov. John Carney’s cabinet to become the new chief financial officer at Delaware State University. Carney plans to nominate Eugene Young Jr., now president and CEO of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, to replace him. Anas Ben Addi, the state’s high-ranking Muslim civil servant, has served as …

Dem post equating Blue Lives Matter with white supremacy sets off controversy

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    Legislative Hall, where the Delaware General Assembly meets   A social media post by the Delaware General Assembly’s Democratic chief of staff that equated flying a Blue Lives Matter flag with white supremacy has drawn ire from Republicans, dismay from police and discussions with his party leadership.  Jesse Chadderdon, who also is a former executive director of the …

State vaccine campaign will use prizes, drawing for $302,000

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  Delaware is upping the ante to get people vaccinated as case rates continue to drop.  On Tuesday, the state announced it was launching DE Wins!, a public education and incentive program aimed at increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates in Delaware. “Our goal is to reach 70 percent of vaccinated adults in Delaware in the coming weeks, and to continue vaccinating …

Brady re-elected Delaware GOP chair amid talk of party unity

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Jane Brady, back to camera, talks to Republicans Saturday at state convention. Photo by Ethan Lang   Jane Brady was re-elected as chair of the Delaware Republican Party Saturday, beating 2020 gubernatorial candidate Julianne Murray to hold on to her office. The vote came during the party’s convention, which featured a spirited debate between Brady and Murray, as well as …

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Jewish leaders condemn Morrison post, ask to talk about Israeli attacks

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Rep. Eric Morrison’s May 16 post on Facebook.   Two state representatives are among 15 Delaware Jewish leaders who have taken another Delaware state representative to task for what they describe as “hurtful and inflammatory” language describing Jewish attacks in Gaza as “ethnic cleansing.” In a May 21 open letter to Rep. Eric Morrison, D-Glasgow, the 10 rabbis and five …