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President Biden Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

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President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new mandates to compel public and private employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, affecting as many as 100 million Americans. Biden made his message clear from the White House: The minority of Americans who won’t get the shot is keeping the country from …

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FDA Grants Full Approval To Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

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On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, a long-awaited development that public health officials hope will persuade some people who remain hesitant about the vaccine to get the shot. “The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is …

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Three U.S. Senators Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

Three Senators said Thursday they have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated. Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Independent Senator Angus King of Maine, and Democratic Senator John Hickenlooper of Colorado all tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday after experiencing what their offices described as mild symptoms. Wicker, the top …

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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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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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