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Podcast: Navigating the Next Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic: What You Need to Know
Mario Barrera, a board-certified attorney who specializes in labor and employment law, discusses whether or not you can force your employees to get vaccinated, why you should consult with an expert before imposing a vaccine mandate,
NMCP reestablishes COVID-19 testing tents
Portsmouth (NMCP) reestablished its outdoor COVID-19 testing tents, Sept. 10. An outdoor COVID-19 testing site was first created at NMCP in March 2020 when large white tents were put up to triage, test and treat low-acuity patients who suspected they had COVID-19,
Warning: Bradley County Covid-19 Scam Alert
Bradley County authorities warn about a scam in their community involving fake health department employees. The scammers go door to door and present false identification that they work for the health department.
In-school transmission of COVID-19 limited even during wide community spread
In a group of 13 school districts in North Carolina where school activities were held in-person with several mitigation strategies in place, in-school transmission of COVID-19 was low, with an attack
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Wrongly convicted man who escaped death row dies of COVID-19
A man who escaped death row in Louisiana in 2012 after he was exonerated by DNA evidence for a murder he didn’t commit has died of COVID-19.
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Report: New Orleans Saints COVID-19 Outbreak - 8 Confirmed Cases
The New Orleans Saints have multiple COVID-19 confirmed tests after the team's win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.
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Pima County Health Department works to implement on-campus vaccination clinics for schools
As COVID-19 cases rise across the region, Pima County Health Department is working on a new program that would make vaccines accessible to students and staff on school campuses. “We had talked a few weeks ago about this five and over,
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These Are All The COVID-19 Tests I Needed To Take On A 3 Week International Trip
To say that taking a ridiculously long series of COVID-19 tests was shaping up to be the least anticipated part of my trip to England and Greenland would be something of an understatement. I can’t say that there’s anything I enjoy about having a long swab stuffed up my nose — but the real pain was figuring out how to organize time for all these tests.
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Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Michigan
Stacker compiled a list of counties with the COVID-19 vaccination rates in Michigan using data from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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Rural healthcare facilities face challenges amid COVID-19 surge
Tonopah Primary Care has seen almost double the amount of patients since the COVID-19 pandemic. The office has four people managing dozens of people per day
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Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland tests positive for COVID-19
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland tweeted Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Strickland tweeted that he is thankful for being vaccinated.
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Why the coronavirus pandemic might help us in the fight against cancer
The coronavirus pandemic has been pretty rough, so why could it help lead to medical breakthroughs in our fight against cancer? COVID-19 vaccine technology against cancer After its success with developing an mRNA vaccine for COVID-19,
American College of Radiology
MedPAC Discusses COVID-19 Impact at September Meeting
MedPAC is a non-partisan, independent legislative branch commission created to advise Congress about Medicare-related issues. MedPAC staff discussed the short-term impacts of COVID-19 on Medicare spending and its long-term impacts on the solvency of the Medicare trust fund.
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Gov. Phil Scott expands COVID-19 vaccine requirements to all state employees
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced Wednesday that he was expanding COVID-19 vaccination requirements to all state employees.
How California’s state universities are tracking campus Covid-19 cases
Some campuses tracking vaccination rates, quarantines and weekly testing. While others only offer the number of positive Covid cases on-campus.
New York State vaccine pass shortcomings offer lessons for other coronavirus app developers
A mobile app developed by New York State to store records of Covid-19 vaccinations was vulnerable to credential forgery, security researchers at NCC Group have discovered. The New York State (NYS) Excelsior Pass Vaccine Passport credential forgery bug arose because of “incomplete threat modelling and consideration of where and how the systems could be abused rather than a technical limitation”,
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Livingston County committee votes to accept $1.5M in COVID-19 relief funds
The resolution, which passed in a 3-1 vote, will be added to the County Board of Commissioners agenda later this month.
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Statewide Moment of Silence honors 12,000 lost to COVID-19
Today at noon, the University of Alabama at Birmingham joined with the Alabama Hospital Association in observing a statewide moment of silence to remember the more than 12,000 Alabamians lost to COVID-19.
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Vietnamese man handed 5-year sentence for spreading COVID-19
A Vietnamese man has been sentenced to five years in jail for spreading COVID-19 after he breached home quarantine rules. Le Van Tri was convicted
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Your health Q&A: Should you go to emergency room for a COVID-19 test?
Seek COVID-19 testing at a designated testing site if you are not experiencing symptoms that you feel are a medical emergency
Miami Dolphins
Roster Moves: Dolphins Place Two on Reserve/COVID-19 List, Elevate One
The Miami Dolphins today announced they have placed tackle Austin Jackson and tight end Adam Shaheen on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The team also elevated cornerback Jamal Perry as a COVID-19 replacement.
Kyiv Post
UkrInform: Over 4.2 million people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine
Over 4.2 million people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ukraine, with more than 41,000 doses administered in the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian Health Ministry has reported on Facebook. Read more here.
The Himalayan Times
Nepal logs Covid-19 cases in three digits after months, 976 infections surface Sunday
Nepal's coronavirus caseload reached 769,271 on Sunday with 976 more people testing positive for the infection in the past 24 hours.
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London's Heathrow Airport blasts UK government over 'unacceptable" wait times due to Covid-19
Images of long lines with captions referring to several waiting hours at London's Heathrow Airport have surfaced on social media, prompting the airport press office to criticize the British Border Force on Saturday.
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London's Heathrow Airport blasts UK government over 'unacceptable" wait times due to Covid-19
Images of long lines with captions referring to several waiting hours at London's Heathrow Airport have surfaced on social media, prompting the airport press office to criticize the British Border Force on Saturday. on
New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder tests positive for covid-19, but when can he return?
Jamison Crowder of the New York Jets looks set to miss his team's NFL regular season opener against the Jaguars as he tests positive for covid-19
New Age
Worldwide coronavirus infection cases near 220m
The overall number of global Covid cases is fast nearing 220 million, as the world is still struggling to contain the second wave of the pandemic even with mass inoculations
Sept. 1 Recording of ALF Provider COVID-19 Webinar with LTCR Available
A recording of the September 1, 2021 ALF Provider COVID-19 Webinar with LTCR is available for those unable to attend. Listen to the webinar recording here. Read the webinar slide presentation (PDF).
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Democrats say Stratford's COVID-19 recovery plan 'about as transparent as drywall'
The town is in line to receive a total of nearly $26 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds. But how and when most of money will be used remains to be seen. And those charged with spending it haven’t asked for any public input yet, on
Southcoast Health increases minimum wage to $15 hour, plans to honor COVID-19 workers
In a letter to employees, Southcoast Health announces additions to the "More" initiative that increases minimum wage and benefits.
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Dave Matthews Band Plays Annual Gorge Show Via “Alternate Format,” Citing COVID-19 Protocol
Today (September 3), just a few hours before the band’s first performance at their annual concert at the Gorge Amphitheater a few hundred miles outside Seattle, Washington, Dave Matthews Band announced that the group would be playing in an “alternate format,
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Over 100 Sun Prairie students in COVID-19 quarantine since school began
As the Sun Prairie School District wraps up its second full week in the classroom, 102 students are isolated at home due to a close-contact within the school environment.According to the district’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard,
Micron requiring all U.S. employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19
Micron Technology, one of Idaho's largest private employers, is requiring all of its U.S. employers and all U.S. contractors who work in Micron buildings to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Boise-based computer memory chip maker announced Friday that any Micron employee who does not have an approved exemption for religion or disability and chooses not to be fully vaccinated by November 15 will "no longer be permitted to work for Micron following that date.
Mississippi State University
Federal COVID-19 relief funds now available to current MSU students who apply, qualify
Mississippi State is disbursing more than $12 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding directly to university students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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NBC’s Tom Costello tells story of friend with breakthrough COVID-19 case
NBC News correspondent Tom Costello is on TODAY and says he and his wife are fully vaccinated and had dinner outside with another fully vaccinated couple. A few days later, the other husband called Costello saying he tested positive for COVID-19.
Political Wire
Kids Accounted for 20% of New Covid-19 Cases
Children made up more than one-fifth of total Covid-19 cases in the U.S. for week ending Aug. 26, USA Today reports.
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Child COVID-19 cases accounted for 22.4% of weekly cases in the U.S.
While several school districts are also requiring staff to get vaccinated​ and kids to wear masks, some states are resisting preventative measures.
Pakistan's COVID-19 death count crosses 26,000
The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 crossed 26,000 in Pakistan, after 57 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, reported Dawn.
American Lung Association
Lung Association: Masks Are Safe and Effective to Prevent COVID-19 Spread for All Kids Over Two
With in-person learning beginning across the country, the American Lung Association’s Chief Medical Officer Albert Rizzo, M.D., released this statement
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Prince Harry Honors Covid-19 Vaccine Researchers At British GQ Men of the Year Awards
Prince Harry is Honoring some of the 'hero' Covid-19 researchers. The Duke of Sussex made a special virtual appearance during Tuesday night's GQ Men of the Year Awards in London. Harry joined the award show live from his home in California to present the annual Heroes of the Year Award.
The Malaysian celebs who don’t seem to like COVID-19 vaccines
Move over, Anwar Hadid. Malaysia’s got our own set of vaccine trash talkers in the entertainment world, even as the country descends into COVID-19 chaos.
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Clark County School District COVID-19 vaccine special meeting continues into midnight
The Clark County School District special meeting to consider mandating COVID-19 vaccines for employees is still underway just before midnight after starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Most of the night was filled with public comment.
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‘Covid-19 is not the only killer’ — Marc Lottering calls out government for letting artists starve
Comedian Marc Lottering has hit back the government for its lack of initiative to support artists across SA while the coronavirus cripples the country.
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No visitors allowed in Virginia mental health hospitals due to COVID-19 outbreaks
Department of Behavioral Health restricts visitation at Western State Hospital, Commonwealth Center for Children.
Palm Beach Daily News
Palm Beach County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 56% of people fully vaccinated
Here's how many Palm Beach County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of Aug. 31, according to data.
How to talk to unvaccinated friends and family about the COVID-19 vaccine
Vaccinations have become a contentious topic among some family members and friends. An @OSUWexMed psychologist offers communication tips.
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LIVE: Gov. Cox, doctors address surging COVID-19 cases across Utah
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, along with Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson and doctors from multiple Utah hospitals address the rising COVID-19 cases across Utah. To go with the spike in case counts, hospitalizations and deaths are also on the rise.
Weber County officials prepare to offer booster COVID-19 shots
OGDEN — Health officials for Weber and Morgan counties are laying the groundwork to provide booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the general public once federal officials give the green light. Weber-Morgan Health Department Director Brian Cowan expects formal approval soon,
The Daily Tar Heel
Editorial: Kenan Stadium's COVID-19 policies won't keep our community safe
"The lack of capacity restrictions or mandatory masking in Kenan Stadium is destined to cause harm to the campus and the local Chapel Hill communities."
Healthcare Dive
Cleveland Clinic profitable in Q2 as patients return, but COVID-19 surge hits Florida hospitals
The hospital system's rebound from 2020's pandemic-driven losses accelerated, but its facilities in Florida saw an increase in COVID-19 patients in July and August, with some non-emergency care postponed.
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New Hanover is seeing an increase in residents getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Here's why.
With cases surging and the Pfizer vaccine now fully approved, local health officials say they have seen an increase in first vaccines administered.
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Asheville City Schools COVID-19 outbreak: 22 students, staff in first week of school
According to an Aug. 26 COVID update sent to ACS parents and staff, 18 students and 4 staff members have COVID-19.
Japan's retail sales extend gains but COVID-19 challenges persist
Japan's retail sales rose for a fifth straight month in July, beating expectations as the consumer sector continued its recovery, although a coronavirus resurgence has cast doubts over the spending outlook.
A COVID-19 Mask That Kills the Virus? Scientists Say Yes
The technology is named "SakCu" — a combination of "Sak," the word for silver in Mayan, and "Cu," the chemical symbol for copper.
90% of Enterprises That Didn’t Accelerate Digital Transformation in COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Lost Business’
A recent report shows when enterprises were faced with digital transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic, 90% of those that didn’t accelerate their implementations “lost business” as a result:
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KCS has the authority to publish school-level COVID-19 data. Here's why. | Opinion
While the pandemic hasn’t afforded elected officials many “easy” decisions, publishing school-level data is one of them.
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Could the NFL force Kirk Cousins to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
The NFL wants to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine, but is that legal? And just what kind of pushback could they face from players who don't want to take part?
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Red Sox Place Enrique Hernandez On COVID-19 Injured List
The Red Sox announced they've placed utilityman Kiké Hernández on the COVID-19 injured list. Yairo Muñoz has been selected to the big league
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Staying Safe in School During the Pandemic
Pandemic? Education during the COVID-19 pandemic is complicated. Last year some schools stayed open. Others used a hybrid model with a mix of in-person and remote learning. Many kids stayed home full-time and attended classes virtually.
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Facing staffing issues, Vero area homeless ministry head makes plea for COVID-19 vaccines
The head of The Source, a homeless ministry in Indian River County, said COVID-19 has dimishined staffing and he pleads for people to get vacccinated
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COVID-19 test results wreak havoc on opening weekend | High school football
The high school football schedule is taking some hits early, a result of positive COVID-19 tests. St. Francis High’s season opener at King City on Friday night was postponed hours ahead of kickoff and rescheduled for Monday at 7 p. on
Video: Idaho Doctor Makes Baseless Claims About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines
In this video, and Univision Noticias teamed up to debunk false claims made by a doctor in Idaho about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and treatments. It is available in both English and Spanish.
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COVID-19 hospitalizations surge continues at Ascension Sacred Heart
There are a total of 153 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola. The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 one week ago was 146. Today’s number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is much higher than the hospital's previous peak of COVID-19 patients that occurred in January 2021.
Florida deputy who spent nearly 2 weeks in hospital loses his fight with COVID-19
The sheriff’s office described Deputy Clark as a hard worker who tried to approach each day with a positive attitude.
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Rite Aid to Offer Free Covid-19 Testing to Students in NY
Drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp said on Thursday it would be offering free Covid-19 tests to students in public schools in New York state before or at the start of the upcoming school year.
Killeen ISD launches new COVID-19 dashboard
The dashboard will monitor the ten-day total of new cases and will serve in part as a decision-making tool for district leadership, Killeen ISD said.
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Jesse Jackson and wife Jacqueline hospitalized with COVID-19
The civil rights activist, who was vaccinated in January, has been a fixture at voting rights demonstrations in recent months.
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Titans' Mike Vrabel reveals he tested positive for COVID-19
During his press conference on the day after the Tennessee Titans defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Preseason Week 2, head coach Mike Vrabel revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Vrabel made the announcement during the Zoom presser,
Samaritan Medical Center pauses visitations effective Monday thanks to local COVID-19 case spike
WATERTOWN — Because of a local resurgence of COVID-19, Samaritan Medical Center has paused all inpatient visitation and support people for outpatient care effective Monday. In a release sent Friday, the medical system announced that only patients may ...
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Union Hospital limits visitors as COVID-19 cases rise
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Maryland, Union Hospital is limiting visitors and requiring all visitors to be vaccinated or test negative.
Louisville police officer passes away after fight with COVID-19
According to a post made by the Louisville Fire Department, a Louisville police officer has passed away after a battle with COVID-19.
Douglas Budget
Trump booed after encouraging Covid-19 vaccines at Alabama rally
Former President Donald Trump appears to get booed by the crowd at and Alabama rally after encouraging attendees to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Salisbury Post
RSS administration to recommend state COVID-19 testing program
SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools administration on Monday will recommend the Board of Education sign up for a rapid COVID-19 testing program. The issue is on the agenda for Monday’s regular board meeting.
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Nashville Talk Host Phil Valentine Dies of COVID-19 Virus
Phil Valentine, the conservative Talk radio host who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and became seriously ill, has died. Valentine, who initially spoke out against the use of vaccines to combat the coronavirus,
Los Angeles Rams
Rams place punters Corey Bojorquez and Johnny Hekker on Reserve/COVID-19 list
The Rams announced Saturday that they have placed punters Corey Bojorquez and Johnny Hekker on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Per agreed-upon NFL-NFLPA policy, clubs are not allowed to comment on a player's medical status other than referring to roster status.
Indiana Daily Student
IU reports 90.4% students partially or fully vaccinated, 35 COVID-19 cases in dashboard update
IU reported 35 cases on its Bloomington campus the week of Aug. 12 to 18, including 30 students and five faculty and staff members, according to its COVID-19 dashboard updated Friday. The dashboard, which now includes vaccination rates for all IU campuses,
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Coronavirus update, Aug. 21: Stanislaus hospital cases spike again. Deaths at 1,117
For more coverage, sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter. To support our commitment to public service journalism: Subscribe Now. Stanislaus County resumed its upward trend in hospital cases of COVID-19,
Bangkok Post
China could reach herd immunity against Covid-19 by end of year
China's top respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan on Friday said the country could reach herd immunity against Covid-19 by the end of the year if more than 80% of the population is fully vaccinated.
NMHS forms coalition for COVID-19 vaccination for area physicians to share vaccine facts and the personal toll the pandemic has taken on them
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take an emotional and physical toll on doctors and nurses in Mississippi as the state’s number of cases rise and its vaccination rate remains low. “It is tragic for us to hear (patients) say before they pass,
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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Will Be Launched ‘Very Soon’: Mandaviya
The Union health minister said that the results of Zydus Cadila and Bharat Biotech's trial on vaccines for children are expected to will arrive next month.
Local woman says unvaccinated family fighting COVID-19: 'This stuff is real, we have seen it, we have lived it"
A family has been ripped apart by COVID-19, and now a local woman is stepping up to help her loved ones. It's a story that stretches from Southeast Virginia to Northeast Ohio, with only one way to describe it: "A nightmare.
Local woman says unvaccinated family fighting COVID-19: 'This stuff is real, we have seen it, we have lived it"
A family has been ripped apart by COVID-19, and now a local woman is stepping up to help her loved ones. It's a story that stretches from Southeast Virginia to Northeast Ohio, with only one way to describe it: "A nightmare.
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Statewide COVID-19 cases returning to 2020 infection levels
With such widespread disease transmission, COVID cases are rising in all age groups across the state. Okanogan County is one of only seven counties where cases haven’t doubled in the past 30 days, according to the Washington Department of Health (DOH) on Friday (Aug.