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Tag Archives: Personal Wellness

COVID-19 Update: Biden gets boosted again; federal COVID fraud inquiry begins in Idaho

Excerpt: A new vaccine has been approved to protect Americans against COVID-19. Meanwhile, President Biden's personal physician is providing regular updates on his battle with COVID. The President is taking Paxlovid and isolating as he recovers from his bout with the virus.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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COVID-19 Update: Novavax wins FDA approval; President Biden fights off BA.5

Excerpt: A new vaccine has been approved to protect Americans against COVID-19. Meanwhile, President Biden's personal physician is providing regular updates on his battle with COVID. The President is taking Paxlovid and isolating as he recovers from his bout with the virus.
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COVID-19 Update: Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants may make for a difficult summer

Excerpt: The newest variants of COVID-19, BA.4 and BA.5, are highly transmissible and creating new waves of COVID-19 infection as we enter summer.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Transportation providers endanger health of traveling public in rush to abandon masking

Excerpt: The sudden policy shift, made with absolutely no regard for the potential adverse impacts on immunocompromised passengers, children, or those not wishing to travel in mask optional environments, is yet another development that will likely help prolong the pandemic -- with deadly and ominous consequences.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: States, local governments consider drawdown of mask mandates

Excerpt: As the omicron wave begins to fade, states and local governments are considering changes to rules requiring the wearing of masks to protect against COVID-19.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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