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Why AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson Vaccines, In Use the World Over, Still on Hold in America (Until Today)

Covid has pressed the Food and Drug Administration into its fastest vaccine reviews ever — which are still painfully slow, critics say. …

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Massive Google-Funded COVID Database Will Track Variants and Immunity

Open repository will give free access to more than 160 million data points with details about individual infections

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Lessons From California Prison Where Covid ‘Spread Like Wildfire’

One California county is home to the two worst clusters of covid in prisons in the country. Ninety-four percent of Avenal State Prison’s inmates contracted the virus. Physical distancing has proved impossible in a facility housing 50% more people than it should. …

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The Do’s and Don’ts on Social Media for Vaccine Haves and Have-Nots

In the thick of a global pandemic, and with a vaccine rollout that has been less than optimal, it’s no surprise that selfies featuring the coveted covid shot surface on social media timelines. But is posting a vaccine selfie on your social media account a faux pas or a needed encouragement for others to get the shot? …

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Countless Homebound Patients Still Wait for Covid Vaccine Despite Seniors’ Priority

CHARLOTTE, NC – Health organizations have begun sending doctors and nurses to apartment buildings and private homes to vaccinate homebound seniors, but the efforts are slow and spotty.

New Single-Payer Bill Intensifies Newsom’s Political Peril
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New Single-Payer Bill Intensifies Newsom’s Political Peril

With the introduction of a single-payer bill Friday, a group of California Democratic lawmakers set the terms of the health care debate in the Capitol this year. The move puts Gov. Gavin Newsom in a delicate political position, threatening to alienate voters as he faces a likely recall election. …

How Will the Coronavirus Evolve?
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How Will the Coronavirus Evolve?

With declining rates of new infections and the rollout of vaccines, some are beginning to speak of an end to COVID-19. But that rhetoric, in my opinion, is ill-considered and premature. Based on what we know now of SARS-CoV-2, it may no longer be a question of months before an end to the pandemic but a question of years, if not decades. We should plan for it.

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COVID Vaccines Are Safe and Effective–What the Research Says

As more coronavirus vaccines are rolled out, researchers are learning about the extent and nature of side effects. | Charlotte’s Truth-Parade Reports Scientific American Magazine Article

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Why Biden Has a Chance to Cut Deals With Red State Holdouts on Medicaid

The pandemic and economic crisis give states new incentives to extend health coverage to their uninsured residents. ..Kaiser Health News | Noam N. Levey: [email protected], @NoamLevey | February 17, 2021

Prominent Scientists Call on CDC to Better Protect Workers From Covid
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Prominent Scientists Call on CDC to Better Protect Workers From Covid

The academics insist that more workers should get top-rated N95 masks, the best defense against airborne coronavirus particles | KHN Christina Jewett | February 17, 2021

Vaccines Go Mobile to Keep Seniors From Slipping Through the Cracks
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Vaccines Go Mobile to Keep Seniors From Slipping Through the Cracks

Vaccines Go Mobile to Keep Seniors From Slipping Through the Cracks | A strike team of nurses and others is vaccinating Contra Costa County’s hardest-hit populations right where they live…Rachel Bluth | KHN

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Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission among Meat Processing Workers in Nebraska, USA, and Effectiveness of Risk Mitigation Measures

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES: A PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL TRACKING AND ANALYZING DISEASE TRENDS | Workers in Nebraska, USA, and Effectiveness of Risk Mitigation Measures | J. J. Herstein et al. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention…