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‘Protected them to death’: Elder-care COVID rules under fire

Barbara and Christine Colucci long to remove their masks and kiss their 102-year-old mother, who has dementia and is in a nursing home in Rochester, New York. They would love to have more than two people in her room at a time so that relatives can be there too. “We don’t know how much longer

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From doughnuts to pot to cash, incentives rise as vaccination rates slide

On a recent weekday morning, Paul Petersen of Florence was one of the first to arrive at Mint Dispensary to get something not usually offered at the cannabis shop: a free COVID-19 vaccine. The 40-year-old had been holding off on getting vaccinated to see how others responded but was persuaded by an added perk: Mint’s

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Vaccination rates drop, but officials still hopeful state can hit goal

COVID-19 vaccination rates have fallen sharply in Arizona, but health officials are still hopeful the state can reach a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention goal of vaccinating 70% of Arizonans by July 4. To do that, the state is shifting its efforts from mass-vaccination sites to more community out-reach efforts and continuing to expand

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I’m fully vaccinated but feel sick – should I get tested for COVID-19?

Some people can still get sick after getting vaccinated for COVID-19. Dragana991/iStock via Getty Images Plus Arif R. Sarwari, West Virginia University Imagine last night you developed a little runny nose and a sore throat. When you woke up this morning you started coughing and had a fever. In the past year, your mind would

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Celebrate holiday with a healthy dose of caution – emphasis on healthy

Arizona residents should feel comfortable celebrating Memorial Day this year, but health experts said they still need to be careful to keep from repeating last year’s mistakes, when unguarded partying led to a “lethal July.” Restrictions on businesses and individuals were relaxed in the weeks before Memorial Day 2020, and state recommendations that people maintain social distancing

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Biden orders more intel investigation of COVID-19 origin

President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered U.S. intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any possibility the trail might lead to a Chinese laboratory. After months of minimizing that possibility as a fringe theory, the Biden administration is joining worldwide pressure for China to be more open

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