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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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...

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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.
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NY Judge Blocks Medical Worker Vaccine Mandate

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