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Category Archives: Healthcare

COVID-19 Update: New Secretary of State Steve Hobbs implements vaccine mandate

Excerpt: Hobbs' predecessor Kim Wyman, a Republican, had chosen not to require employees reporting to her to be vaccinated, in a break with the rest of the state's executive department.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: State, local governments place big orders for COVID-19 test kits

Excerpt: While the federal government is purchasing 500 million rapid tests to distribute free to the public in response to the rise of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, governments in the Pacific Northwest have decided to acquire their own supply.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Need a fresh supply of good masks or COVID-19 at-home tests? Here’s where to get them

Excerpt: With community spread up and the risk of infection growing, now is a good time to stock up on essential protective supplies as well as reviewing safety protocols and reconsidering travel and gathering plans. Here are some recommendations.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governments ramp up testing as omicron looms over holiday season

Excerpt: Ahead of Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's, the Biden-Harris administration announced new steps to address the omicron variant, which is rapidly accounting for an increasing percentage of new coronavirus cases.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: Pandemic set to enter a new phase as omicron variant spreads

Excerpt: With the omicron variant B.1.1.529 threatening to complicate management of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is working on vaccinating young children against COVID-19 and enforcing vaccine mandates.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: Young children are now vaccine-eligible, to the relief of many parents

Excerpt: With the omicron variant B.1.1.529 threatening to complicate management of the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is working on vaccinating young children against COVID-19 and enforcing vaccine mandates.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Book Review: Not-so-hidden racism and profit define the sickness of “American Healthcare”

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Hidden History of American Healthcare: Why Sickness Bankrupts You and Makes Others Insanely Rich, by Thom Hartmann.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Idaho Governor Brad Little is wrong: Evidence shows vaccine mandates work, and work well

Excerpt: Governor Little can save many Idahoans from a tragic fate by joining Governor Inslee and President Biden in issuing COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Vaccine mandates ramp up as nation feels the strain from delta variant

Excerpt: Mask mandates are also coming back as officials in the Pacific Northwest grapple with the more infectious delta variant, which now accounts for most new COVID-19 cases.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Governor Inslee reimposes statewide mask mandate, adds vaccine mandate for educators

Excerpt: The State of Washington is taking two important steps to stop a resurgence of COVID-19 from continuing into the autumn and resulting in needless suffering and death.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governments at every level begin rolling out vaccine mandates

Excerpt: Getting all of us protected against an incredibly infectious disease that ruthlessly maims and kills is arguably the most pro-life move ever. So let's get it on.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Followers of Trump resist vaccination as delta variant unleashes fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic — with deadly ramifications

Excerpt: For half a year, Joe Biden's predecessor has had an opportunity to bring on board his followers. He could do a service to his country, but instead he serves only himself, as usual. The ramifications are deadly.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Right wing media figures and Republican elected officials could save lives and prevent illness by championing COVID vaccines

Excerpt: There's an opportunity right now to save a lot of lives from being unjustly taken by a deadly virus. A really big opportunity.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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If you’re a minor in the Pacific Northwest, you may be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine, even if your parents say they won’t allow it

Excerpt: Washington, Oregon, and Idaho allow many minors to make their own decisions about getting vaccinated.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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