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Global COVID-19 Vaccinations

WHO Director Says Administering COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters While 90% of Africa Remains Unvaccinated Is ‘Immoral’ and ‘Unfair’

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more people in America are currently receiving booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines than are getting their first shot or are becoming fully vaccinated each day. While that news is good for public health as a whole, it…

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Employer Mandates and Increased Access to Public Events Among Key Reasons People Are Finally Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19

The U.S. has seen a recent surge in men and women getting vaccinated against COVID-19, and employer-enforced mandates, as well as policies restricting access to concerts, sporting events, restaurants and other leisure activities, appear to be driving the spike, at least in part. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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Cherokee Nation Agrees to $75-Million Settlement With 3 Major Opioid Distributors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 500,000 Americans have died due to opioid overdoses over the last decade, with an overwhelming number of those deaths occurring within the country’s Native and Indigenous populations.  And now, a new $75-million lawsuit settlement struck between the Cherokee Nation…

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Transgender Individuals in North Carolina Allowed To Sue State Over Exclusions in Their Health Care Coverage

In 2018, transgender individuals living in North Carolina, employed by the state, and enrolled in the state’s health care coverage plan lost the right to seek out vital and needed transition-related treatment. But a new 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals court ruling has reversed that decision. Barbara Grzincic of…