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An employee of a local funeral home covers the body of a COVID-19 patient patient who died as he prepares to take it away from a loading dock.

U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Are Topping 1,900 a Day

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March.
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One in Five DC Fire & EMS Members Seek Religious Exemption from COVID-19 Vaccine

The city is requiring firefighters and other health care workers to receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot by September 30.
In this April 13, 2021, file photo, a box of Johnson & Johnson vaccines are shown by a pharmacist.

J&J COVID-19 Booster Shot Prompts Strong Response, Company Says

The company says a booster dose to its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a strong immune response months after people receive a first dose.
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Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids Ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon.
A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine.

FDA Advisory Panel Rejects Widespread Pfizer Booster Shots

An influential federal advisory panel has soundly rejected a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans.
In this Sept. 10, 2021 file photo an emergency department sign is photographed at Kootenai Health, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

ID Rations Healthcare as COVID Surge Drags On

Idaho public health leaders on Thursday expanded health care rationing statewide amid a massive increase in the number of coronavirus patients requiring hospitalization.
Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID?

Can Kids be Harmed Wearing Masks to Protect Against COVID?

No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids' health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise.
A picture of some EMS essentials: gauze pads, gloves, a radio and coffee.

EMS Providers as Science Communicators in COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

The delivery of community healthcare can be significantly improved with the integration of public health practice in emergency medical services, writes Sarah Torzone.
A member of the Philadelphia Fire Department prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site setup in Philadelphia.

More Than 6,000 Los Angeles City Workers Plan to Seek Exemptions from COVID Vaccine...

More than 6,000 Los Angeles city employees, or 11% of the total workforce, plan to petition for exemptions from the city's vaccination mandate.
The photo shows a wooden gavel.

NY Judge Blocks Medical Worker Vaccine Mandate

A federal judge temporarily blocked the state of New York on Tuesday from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated.