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NY Reaches Agreement With DOJ Over Vaccine Access for Blind People

New York State’s Department of Health, the City of New York’s Department of Health, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., Nassau County and Suffolk…

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Appeals court allows Texas abortion law to resume, stopping federal judge’s order to block its enforcement

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals late Friday temporarily allowed Texas’ near-total abortion ban — the strictest in the nation — to again be…

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Memphis school district offers additional sick leave to COVID-positive staff

Memphis public school employees who are unable to work after contracting COVID will now have up to 10 days of their quarantine period covered by…

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Needle Exchanges Are Targeted by Eco-Rooted Lawsuits. A New California Law Will Stop That.

For more than 30 years, public health officials and nonprofits in California have provided clean hypodermic needles to people who use them to inject drugs….

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Just 35% of eligible NYC students have consented to coronavirus testing so far

The effectiveness of New York City’s school-based COVID testing program came under scrutiny on Wednesday when education department officials for the first time disclosed the…

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When Texas legislators admit they don’t know what they’re doing

State government in Texas is more of a slapdash operation than our high school civics teachers prepared us for. Some of the people working in…

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Maryland reaches vaccine milestone

A milestone in COVID-19 vaccination has been reached, the governor said. In a news release, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that more than 8 million Marylanders have…

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Meet NYC Immigrant Women Fighting for Their Communities During the Pandemic

Last year, as the realities of the pandemic set in, Veronica Leal’s house-cleaning clients stopped calling and her household funds dissipated. Leal made a grocery…

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Vaccine mandate: 87% of Denver schools staff fully vaccinated, district says

As of Thursday’s deadline, Denver Public Schools reported that 87% of its staff complied with a city health order to verify that they are fully…

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Student Nurses Who Refuse Vaccination Struggle to Complete Degrees

Kaitlyn Hevner expects to complete a 15-month accelerated nursing program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in December. For her clinical training this…

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