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CDC Urging Pregnant Women to Get Covid-19 Vaccine

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The CDC has issued an urgent health advisory recommending women who are pregnant, those who were recently pregnant, who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future, get the COVID-19 vaccine. The new emergency guidance is meant to build on and strengthen guidance the agency …

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CDC Authorizes COVID-19 Booster Shots For Millions Of Americans

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Yesterday, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and also recommended a booster dose for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings. “I believe we can best serve the nation’s public …

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1 in every 500 U.S. residents has died of COVID-19

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This week, the United States reached its latest grim milestone amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as more than 1 in every 500 Americans has died since the country’s first infection. Data managed by Johns Hopkins University as of Thursday afternoon indicates nearly 667,000 people have died from COVID-19. The U.S. …

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Supreme Court Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium

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The Supreme Court late Thursday ruled against the national eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying the health agency exceeded its authority in issuing the ban. The moratorium was originally put in place by Congress last year, but that elapsed in July. Then-President Donald Trump …

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All Nursing Home Staff Will Be Required To Be Vaccinated

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President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the Department of Health and Human Services would be drafting new regulations for all nursing home staff in the United States to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The President also said that the government would withhold Medicare and Medicaid funding for facilities that don’t …

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COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Will Be Available In The Fall

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Health officials announced on Wednesday that Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster shots would be available for adults in the United States beginning the week of September 20, 2021, pending approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States, discussed the effectiveness of …

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Children’s Hospitals Across The Country Are Being Overwhelmed

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Children’s hospitals across the country are overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant continues to surge and schools reopen. Approximately 1,600 children infected with COVID-19 were hospitalized last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Public Health officials warn that the number of infections will …

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CDC Suggests Third Dose Of Vaccine For Immunocompromised

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is endorsing a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised individuals. All eleven members of the agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted in favor of additional shots of the vaccine. “At a time when the Delta variant is surging, an …

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CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine For Pregnant Women

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future,” the new guidance reads. …

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