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CDC Director Overrides Vote to Broaden Eligibility for Vaccines
Health
CDC Director Overrides Vote to Broaden Eligibility for Vaccines
2021-09-24 20:15:43
by Tom Ramstack

ATLANTA, Ga.-- Dr. Rochelle Walensky made an unusual break Friday from a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel by overruling its guidance on booster doses for the Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved... Read More

Biden Urges COVID-19 Booster Shots for Those Now Eligible
White House
Biden Urges COVID-19 Booster Shots for Those Now Eligible

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden on Friday urged those now eligible for COVID-19 booster shots to get the added protection a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the doses for millions of older or otherwise... Read More

Increased Cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts
In The States
Increased Cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts
2021-09-08 19:54:48
by Alexa Hornbeck

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently announced they’ve seen four new human cases of West Nile virus in the state this year, after five human cases were reported all of last year, indicating a significant increase of virus activity... Read More

Expert Discusses Emerging COVID-19 Variants
Health
Expert Discusses Emerging COVID-19 Variants
2021-08-31 20:30:57
by Alexa Hornbeck

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Since May 2020, new variants of the novel coronavirus have emerged that can cause COVID-19 infection, and now health experts keep encouraging individuals to get vaccinated to reduce the spread of infection and avoid the emergence of... Read More

Supreme Court Allows Evictions to Resume During Pandemic
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Allows Evictions to Resume During Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The court's action ends... Read More

Virginia Mandates Face Masks for all K-12 Schools
Education
Virginia Mandates Face Masks for all K-12 Schools
2021-08-12 19:16:45
by Dan McCue

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed an emergency order last Thursday requiring that face masks be worn in all indoor settings in the state's K-12 schools. The move comes after a handful of school districts in recent days... Read More

Wasted Vaccine Doses Mount Nationwide as Delta Surge Continues
Health
Wasted Vaccine Doses Mount Nationwide as Delta Surge Continues
2021-08-11 20:20:01
by Reece Nations

More than a million COVID-19 immunization doses have gone to waste throughout the United States since the start of the national vaccination program as the highly contagious delta variant fuels a surge in nationwide hospitalizations. Alabama ranks last in terms... Read More

Annual Report to the Nation Finds Changes in Cancer Trends
Health
Annual Report to the Nation Finds Changes in Cancer Trends
2021-07-12 20:32:14
by Alexa Hornbeck

The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer shows that while there has been a rapid decrease in lung cancer and melanoma deaths, previous declining trends for cancers like prostate or breast cancer have slowed or disappeared. ... Read More

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