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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

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...

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

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

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?

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?

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.

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

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?

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

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.