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Texas baby who tested positive for heroin, had injection marks dies

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A 2-month-old Texas girl who tested positive for heroin after being found with injection marks has died, police said.

Brixlee Marie Lee, who was found unresponsive Saturday at a home in San Angelo, died Tuesday at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, police said Thursday.

Brixlee was rushed to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo by officers in a patrol vehicle — while one administered CPR to the newborn — after they responded to the residence on a report of an unconscious infant, department officials said in a statement.

Hospital staff found injection sites on her extremities and head, and her urine tested positive for heroin, police said.

Brixlee has transported later Saturday to the Fort Worth hospital some 225 miles away, where she remained on life support until doctors pronounced her dead.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Brixlee’s 21-year-old mother, Destiney Harbour, had given birth to her at the home in late August and never took the newborn to a hospital or to see a doctor, police said.

Harbour’s 37-year-old mother, Christin Chanelle Bradley, and her 34-year-old boyfriend, Dustin Wayne Smock, had helped care for the infant at the home, authorities said.

Investigators also said they found suspected heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, pills, and drug paraphernalia while executing a search warrant at the residence.

Harbour, Bradley, and Smock have been charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child and may face additional counts, according to cops.

Harbour remained held Friday at the Tom Green County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond, while Smock’s bond at the same facility is set at $50,000, online records show.

Bradley, the girl’s maternal grandmother, was released Sunday after posting bond, police said.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine Brixlee’s cause of death.

“This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available,” police said Thursday.

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California cops’ Memorial Day tribute busted by spelling police

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Just throw in the “e” for effort.

A well-meaning salute to heroes by the San Jose Police Department was cited for bad spelling on Twitter, where the cops botched an operative word.

“Remembering and Honoring Our Heros,” reads a graphic celebrating Memorial Day.

Missing from the SJPD’s spelling of the word “heros” is the letter e.

Several commenters, all of whom should expect to get a ticket if pulled over for speeding in the Silicon Valley area, noted that a heros is a type of fish found in South America.

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Only 10 people who’ve gotten Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have had severe allergic reactions – and more than 4 million doses have been given out

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The odds of having a severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are looking incredibly slim.

On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first comprehensive trove of data detailing how many people have had confirmed allergic reactions after getting Moderna’s new shot.

Among more than 4 million doses of the vaccine that were administered nationwide from December 21 to January 10, just 10 people reported confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after vaccination, which is a severe allergic reaction requiring administration of epinephrine. That rate of anaphylaxis cases is 2.5 per million.

An additional 43 vaccine-takers had less severe nonanaphylactic allergic reactions, with symptoms including itching (especially in the mouth and throat), rashes, and “sensations of throat closure.”

There have been no reports of death so far, and patients have generally recovered well after these allergic reactions, though five of the 10 severe cases had to be admitted to intensive care first. ( Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine , too, has been very rarely associated with severe allergic reactions .)

Read More : Why America’s vaccine rollout was a total disaster – and what it means for the next few months

10 women have had severe, allergic reactions to the Moderna vaccine
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The first day of Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations in Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center on January 4, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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All of the confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after administration of Moderna’s shot so far were in women, which isn’t a huge surprise when you consider that most of the non-elderly people who’ve been vaccinated so far are healthcare workers, an industry which is 76% female in the US.

In addition, according to CDC data, more than 2.4 million woman have gotten Moderna’s shot, compared with 1.4 million men (an additional 125,000-plus people who got Moderna shots didn’t record a sex.)

Most of the anaphylactic reactions happened within just minutes of vaccination. Only one of the ten cases took longer than 30 minutes to present, post-vaccination:

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For these reasons, the CDC is recommending that all vaccine sites have doses of epinephrine on hand, and that people who get vaccinated should wait 30 minutes at the vaccine site before heading off, just in case something happens.

“It’s important that anybody who has had anaphylaxis talk to their vaccinator about that, and make sure that if they choose to be vaccinated, they wait the 30 minutes,” Dr. Thomas Clark, who’s been tracking allergic reactions after vaccination at the CDC, told reporters earlier this month .

Nine of the 10 patients who had severe, allergic reactions after Moderna’s shot had a history of allergies, and the most common allergies among them were to drugs (six patients). Just one patient with a severe reaction after vaccination had a food allergy.

“You know, many, many people with histories of allergies were vaccinated uneventfully,” Dr. Clark added.

People who do have an allergic reaction after their first shot of Moderna or Pfizer’s vaccine should not get their second dose, the CDC says.

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Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office: Woman charged with second-degree murder following shooting

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PINEY FLATS, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a woman with second-degree murder following a shooting investigation.

According to a release, Teresa Sherrill, 48, is charged for the death of John Sherrill, 71.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call Sunday just before 9:00 p.m. from 341 Warren Road in Piney Flats in “reference to a shooting.”

“The caller identified herself as Teresa Sherrill and stated that her boyfriend, John Sherrill, had attacked her,” the press release said. “Ms. Sherrill stated that she shot Mr. Sherrill.”

According to the press release, upon arrival, deputies discovered John Sherrill was dead.

The release stated the victim appeared to have both knife and gunshot wounds.

Sherill is being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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