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Judge slams hospital staff for comparing COVID vaccine mandate to Nazi crimes

Judge slams hospital staff for comparing COVID vaccine mandate to Nazi...

Enlarge / An American flag flies outside the Houston Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories A federal judge over the weekend dismissed a lawsuit brought by 117 employees of a Houston-based hospital system, who, among other things, claimed that…
What the CDC’s New Mask Rules Mean for the Immunocompromised, and What That Means for Everyone Else

What the CDC’s New Mask Rules Mean for the Immunocompromised, and...

When I wrote about what it means to be immunocompromised in early March of this year, I was itching to get vaccinated. People are immunocompromised for a variety of reasons—genetics, age, metabolic diseases like diabetes, and immune-suppressing medications taken for conditions including autoimmune diseases, organ transplants, and cancer—but what we all have in common is…
CDC defends its abrupt reversal on masks after backlash from experts

CDC defends its abrupt reversal on masks after backlash from experts

Enlarge / Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adjusts her protective mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, DC. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Criticism and confusion have erupted following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s abrupt recommendation last Thursday that…
Timing Your Kid’s COVID Vaccine Just Got Easier

Timing Your Kid’s COVID Vaccine Just Got Easier

Photo: Pixel-Shot (Shutterstock)Just two days after the Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children ages 12 and up, parents of adolescents got more good news: It can be given at the same time (or close to the same time) as any other vaccines they may be due to receive.Although…
Vaccination Against COVID ‘Does Not Mean Immunity’ For People With Organ Transplants

Vaccination Against COVID ‘Does Not Mean Immunity’ For People With Organ...

Even after full vaccination against COVID-19, people who have had organ transplants are urged by their doctors to keep wearing masks and taking extra precautions. Research shows the strong drugs they must take to prevent organ rejection can significantly blunt their body's response to the vaccine. DigiPub/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption DigiPub/Getty Images Even…
How to Time Your Kid’s COVID-19 Vaccine

How to Time Your Kid’s COVID-19 Vaccine

Photo: Pixel-Shot (Shutterstock)As the Food and Drug Administration prepares to authorize the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in kids ages 12-15 as soon as next week, parents should start thinking about when it makes the most sense for their child to undergo the two-dose vaccination process. Particularly if they need other vaccines for summer camps…
At 38.5% vaccinated, US may be running low on people eager for a shot

At 38.5% vaccinated, US may be running low on people eager...

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Enlarge / Residents wear protective masks while waiting to be vaccinated at a West Virginia United Health System COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The US logged another 4 million or so vaccinations Friday, bringing the total doses administered in the country over 200 million at the time of…
Vaccination Sites Rush To Find Alternatives To J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccination Sites Rush To Find Alternatives To J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

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Pausing use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine looks unlikely to cause major problems in the overall U.S. vaccination effort, but some places counting on those doses are scrambling.
Mass Vaccination Site In Colorado Temporarily Closed After 11 Become Sick

Mass Vaccination Site In Colorado Temporarily Closed After 11 Become Sick

A mass vaccination site in Commerce City, Colo., suspended operations Wednesday after almost a dozen people reported adverse reactions after getting their COVID-19 shots. At least 11 people who received a Johnson & Johnson injection at the city's Dick's Sporting Goods Park said they experienced nausea and dizziness minutes after their jabs. Medical staff determined…
How Is The U.S. Vaccination Effort Going?

How Is The U.S. Vaccination Effort Going?

Over 100 million Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That number is climbing by about 3 million daily. We hear the latest information on how well the vaccines are working. LEILA FADEL, HOST: More than 100 million Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and that…

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