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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Electoral Commission said polling for seven by-elections will have happen on November 12. The seven seats became vacant after the petition process resulting from the April general election. Writs for the by-elections will be issued this Friday with nominations throughout...
Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri
Apia, SAMOA — Almost 60-thousand people in Samoa await their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and the country also plans to return some of the 100,000 unused doses it has before they expire in November. Director General of Health, Leausa Dr Take Naseri is reported by the Samoa Observer saying...
A collection of bibles
Mechanicsburg, PENNSYLVANIA — A devout evangelical Christian friend of mine recently texted to explain why he was not getting the COVID-19 vaccine. “Jesus went around healing lepers and touched them without fear of getting leprosy,” he said. This story that St. Luke tells in his gospel (17:11-19)...
Medicaid Director Sandra King-Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — ASG’s COVID Task Force is reporting a ‘false positive’ came back from one of the 137 passengers who came to the territory on the Aug. 30 test flight from Honolulu. The passenger tested positive on 9/3/21 but a follow up test using GeneXpert RTPCR yielded a negative...
Josh Tidmore
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Healthy and in their 30s, Christina and Josh Tidmore figured they were low-risk for COVID-19. With conflicting viewpoints about whether to get vaccinated against the virus filling their social media feeds and social circles, they decided to wait. On July 20, Josh came home...
Jacinta Setu and her husband Ofo
New South Wales, AUSTRALIA — A Samoan mother has taken the courageous step of sharing her family’s experience with COVID-19, in the hope of sending a strong community message, to “please get vaccinated”. “Please, especially as a mother, you have to do it for your children”. Jacinta Setu and her...
 “Protect AS One - Festival” poster
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The acting governor, Lt. Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale is inviting the public to the “Protect AS One - Festival”. The festival — set for tomorrow, Saturday, at the Veterans Memorial Stadium from 4p.m to 8p.m — is the culmination of several weeks work, since May of this...
Young woman with mask near masking sign.
San Francisco, CALIFORNIA — With the highly infectious delta coronavirus variant spreading at an alarming rate, the World Health Organization in late June 2021 urged people to again wear masks indoors – even those who are fully vaccinated. And on July 15, Los Angeles County, California, announced...
COVID-19 Task Force members at Fono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — More than half of American Samoa’s population, who are eligible to get a COVID vaccination are now fully vaccinated, having completed their two-shot regimen. This is one of the announcements at the meeting of the Task Force held this week at the Department of Homeland...
COVID-19 TASK FORCE MEMBERS AT FONO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In it’s latest health advisory, the Health Department confirmed that the second drive-thru for COVID-19 vaccinations is this Saturday, Apr. 10th at the parking lot of the Pago Pago International Airport. All those who received their first dose during the first drive-thru...

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