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The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated
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The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated

At least 5,800 people have fallen ill or tested positive for covid two weeks or more after being fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. “I now tell everyone, including my colleagues, not to let their guard down.” …

4 Things to Know About the J&J Covid Vaccine Pause
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4 Things to Know About the J&J Covid Vaccine Pause

Four months into the largest U.S. vaccine rollout in decades, it’s become clear that the messaging surrounding covid-19 vaccination efforts is as important as the science behind them. That was true when the first covid vaccines were introduced in December at hospitals and nursing homes and even more so after the federal government on Tuesday paused the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after reports of extremely rare but very serious — in one case, fatal — side effects emerged.

A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers
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A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers

Changes would allow N95 sales for industries other than health care and signal an end to the hospital practice of reusing the masks considered essential for worker safety. …

Covid Spawns ‘Completely New Category’ of Organ Transplants
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Covid Spawns ‘Completely New Category’ of Organ Transplants

Nearly 60 organ transplants have been performed after the coronavirus “basically destroyed” patients’ hearts and lungs. …

Redfield Joins Big Ass Fans, Which Promotes Controversial Covid-Killing Technology
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Redfield Joins Big Ass Fans, Which Promotes Controversial Covid-Killing Technology

Dr. Robert Redfield, Trump’s CDC director, lends his scientific credibility to its Clean Air Systems subsidiary, which touts a “virus-killing ion technology” added to its fans. But indoor air quality experts question whether some of its technology works in the real world. …

The Gender Vaccine Gap: More Women Than Men Are Getting Covid Shots
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The Gender Vaccine Gap: More Women Than Men Are Getting Covid Shots

A KHN examination of state vaccine statistics shows that more women than men have gotten covid vaccines. Experts cite demographic realities of those who were part of the initial rollout but also women’s greater likelihood to seek preventive health care. …

‘My Children Were Priceless Jewels’: Three Families Reflect on the Health Workers They Lost
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‘My Children Were Priceless Jewels’: Three Families Reflect on the Health Workers They Lost

The daughter of an internist in the Bronx, the father of a nurse practitioner in Southern California and the son of a nurse in McAllen, Texas, share how grief over their loved ones’ deaths from COVID-19 has affected them. …

Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll
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Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll

Exclusive: The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says health workers ‘have lived up to the oath they take’ but says shortages of protective gear have contributed to excess deaths. …

They Tested Negative for Covid. Still, They Have Long Covid Symptoms.
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They Tested Negative for Covid. Still, They Have Long Covid Symptoms.

Despite a negative covid test, people could have been infected with the coronavirus anyway. And some of them might face lingering health issues. …

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Health Care as Infrastructure
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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Health Care as Infrastructure

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal includes items not traditionally considered “infrastructure,” including a $400 billion expansion of home and community-based services for seniors and people with disabilities, and a $50 billion effort to replace water pipes lined with lead. Meanwhile, the politics of covid-19 are turning to how or whether Americans…

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CDC Awards $3 Billion to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded funding to support local efforts to increase vaccine uptake by expanding COVID-19 vaccine programs and ensuring greater equity and access to vaccine by those disproportionately affected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that…

California Counties a Hodgepodge of Highs and Lows in Vaccinating Vulnerable Seniors
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California Counties a Hodgepodge of Highs and Lows in Vaccinating Vulnerable Seniors

Like many states, California is seeing huge regional variations in covid vaccination rates for people 65 and older. Remote rural counties are in some cases struggling to give away doses to vulnerable seniors, while metropolitan areas often have more demand than supply. …

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To Extract More Doses per Vial, Vaccinators Put Squeeze on FDA to Relax Vaccine Handling Advice

Arthur Allen March 12, 2021 President Joe Biden has promised enough covid vaccine to immunize every willing adult by June 1. But right now, the gap between supply and demand is

Covid Cases Plummet 83% Among Nursing Home Staffers Despite Vaccine Hesitancy
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Covid Cases Plummet 83% Among Nursing Home Staffers Despite Vaccine Hesitancy

New covid-19 infections among nursing home residents fell even more steeply, by 89%, in that period, compared with 58% in the general public, CMS and Johns Hopkins University data shows.

Massive Google-Funded COVID Database Will Track Variants and Immunity
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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

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