Dead & Company continues to build momentum ahead of their 2019 summer tour by gradually sharing official audio and video footage from the band’s 2017 fall and 2018 winter tours. So far, the band has released pro-shot videos of “Deep Elem Blues”, “If I Had The World to Give“, “Eyes Of The World“, “Iko Iko“, and “Greatest Story Ever Told“. Dead & Company’s latest release from their video vault rollout features the set-opening “Shakedown Street”, from the band’s 2017 tour opening show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on November 12th, 2017.With a high-energy buzz floating throughout The World’s Most Famous Arena, Dead & Company opened their 2017 fall tour with a well-delivered take on “Shakedown Street”. Backed by Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, and Oteil Burbridge’s infectious rhythm section, Bob Weir took little time to jump into his vocal lead, with a nearly sold-out crowd at The Garden singing along with the original Grateful Dead member. The 12-minute rendition of “Shakedown Street” features some standout guitar work from John Mayer, as well as some experimental interplay between the rockstar lead guitarist and Weir. Later in the show, Dead & Company played “Greatest Story Ever Told” and “Beat It On Down The Line” for the first time in their post-Dead configuration.SiriusXM’s Gary Lambert also continues to provide thought-provoking liner notes to go with the release of every video and audio performance, as part of the band’s latest fan-friendly initiative. As he notes about the band’s latest video selection,Just the right song at just the right venue to open the first show of the 2017 Fall tour. The Grateful Dead introduced “Shakedown Street” live in August of 1978, just weeks after recording it for the album of the same name, which would be released that November. The song’s theme of finding a vibrant beating heart in even the most blighted urban neighborhood – helpful hint: you just gotta poke around – might apply to many a town, but it had a special resonance for audiences in New York in the late 70s, as the city was just starting to come back from the brink of total collapse. It never failed to elicit a huge response from the crowd at Madison Square Garden on the numerous occasions the Grateful Dead played it there, and that clearly still holds true for Dead and Company.Watch pro-shot video of Dead & Company’s set-opening take on “Shakedown Street” from MSG below:Dead & Company – “Shakedown Street” – 11/12/2017[Video: Dead & Company]Dead & Company fans should keep their eyes peeled on the band’s social media accounts, as more videos and audio recordings are expected to arrive in the upcoming weeks.Setlist: Dead & Company | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 11/12/2017Set One: Shakedown Street > Greatest Story Ever Told, Bertha, Cassidy, Beat It on Down the Line, They Love Each Other, Cumberland BluesSet Two: China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Ship of Fools, Lady with a Fan > Terrapin > Drums > Space > Standing on the Moon > The Other One > Casey JonesEncore One: Samson and DelilahEncore Two: Werewolves of London(First “Beat It on Down the Line”; First “Greatest Story Ever Told”)
Oct 13, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – About half of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine coming from manufacturers is now injectable doses, and shipments are on their way to states to use this week alongside the nasal-spray version that is already available, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.The arrival of the injectable vaccine in doctors’ offices and public health clinics will improve efforts to target high-risk groups such as the youngest children and youth, pregnant women, and people with chronic health conditions. The first shipments of pandemic vaccine that went to states last week were the live attenuated intranasal form of the vaccine, made by MedImmune, which is recommended only for healthy people aged 2 through 49 years.Anne Schuchat, MD, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters at a press briefing today that as of yesterday 9.8 million vaccine doses were available to states, which have placed orders for 5.8 million doses. The production total since Oct 8 has risen by 3 million doses, and state orders have increased by 2.1 million doses.The CDC also said today that preliminary data from the largest report so far of pandemic flu hospitalizations in the United States shows that serious infections still primarily involve patients who have underlying medical conditions. The data on about 1,400 adults and more than 500 children are from the CDC’s Emerging Infection Program Network, an active surveillance system that includes flu hospitalization data from 10 states.Schuchat said there were no surprises in the data, which confirm earlier findings from 272 hospitalized patients that indicated that pregnant women, children, and people with underlying medical conditions have the highest risk. “The larger numbers make us feel more confident about the people in the risk groups to be vaccinated,” she said.Among the adults in the group, 88 (6%) were pregnant women, she said. Also, 26% of the adults had asthma, 10% had diabetes, 8% had other chronic lung conditions, and 7.6% had immune system compromise.The new findings suggest about 45% adults who have been hospitalized with pandemic H1N1 infections didn’t have an underlying condition that put them in one of the risk groups, Schuchat reported. That compares with 27% who had no reported underlying condition in last week’s report on 272 patients who were hospitalized in the spring wave of H1N1. Schuchat said the CDC is still looking into what role obesity may be playing in the more severe cases.In children, the most common underlying conditions were asthma, other chronic lung conditions, and neuromuscular diseases, she said. She added that about 5.8% of children had hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell anemia and that the CDC needs to review the pediatric findings more closely.The CDC has received reports of five more pediatric flu deaths since its last update on Oct 9, Schuchat told reporters. That brings the total to 81.In other developments, Schuchat acknowledged delays in distribution of the seasonal flu vaccine. However, she said health officials are seeing very little circulation of seasonal flu viruses. “Even if more vaccine isn’t available until November or December, we think it will be just fine to be vaccinated then,” she said.See also:Oct 8 CIDRAP News story “Two reports offer new data on severe H1N1 cases”
Mick O’Sullivan made his comments after the Rebels narrowly defeated Tipp in the Munster Championship Quarter-Final last night.The Premier County play Limerick in a play-off next week and if they win that match will take on Waterford – the prize for victory in the latter fixture is a provincial semi-final against Cork.