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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.
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.
Reading of names of those who died of 9/11-related illnesses

Tunnel to Towers Honors Lives Lost to 9/11-Related Illnesses

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The Tunnel to Towers Foundation gathered family, friends, and first responders on Sunday to pay tribute to the lives lost to 9/11-related illnesses over the last 20 years.
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Report: Majority of FDNY Acquired Long-Term Illness from Sept. 11

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About three-quarters of workers who responded to the Sept. 11 terror attacks have some sort of long-term illness linked to their service.
In this March 2, 2021, file photo, pharmacy technician Hollie Maloney loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine.

What Does Full Approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mean?

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It means Pfizer’s shot for people 16 and older has now undergone the same rigorous testing and regulatory review as dozens of other long-established vaccines.
The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sits on a table.

Can I Get ‘Long COVID’ If I’m Infected after Vaccination?

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It's unclear, but researchers are studying the chances of long-term symptoms developing in anyone who might get infected after vaccination.
A patient has her body temperature screened after showing her COVID-19 vaccine card at the Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero in the Pico-Union district of Los Angeles.

Do Employers Have the Legal Right to Mandate COVID Shots? Yes.

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Private companies and government agencies can require their employees to get vaccinated as a condition of working there.
A man in a green shirt arrives for his appointment to get vaccinated, as banners advertise the availability of the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at a county-run vaccination site at the Eugene A. Obregon Park in Los Angeles.

U.S. Extends Expiration Dates on J&J COVID-19 Vaccine to Six Months

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Federal health regulators again extended the expiration dates on Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine.
In this Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, file photo, a healthcare worker receives a second Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shot at Beaumont Health in Southfield, Mich.

What is a COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Breakthrough’ Case?

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What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case? It’s when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus.
The photo shows an arrangement of Oxycodone pills.

Experts: Spend Opioid Settlement Funds on Fighting Opioids

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As a $26 billion settlement over the toll of opioids looms, some public health experts are citing the 1998 agreement with tobacco companies as a cautionary tale.