Trone takes up constituent questions on masking, test availability at COVID town hall Featured, Politics, Science + Technology Frederick, Montgomery and Washington county residents Thursday evening questioned Rep. David Trone (D-Dist. 6) about how the area’s health care systems are handling the recent spike of COVID-19 cases caused by the omicron variant, the ... CONTINUE READING One year later: Broadway shutdown puts actors' dreams on hold amid pandemic Coronavirus, Featured, Topics A year ago, the pandemic forced Broadway to take an abrupt – and extended – intermission, leaving performers uncertain of their futures in the industry. Today, theater actors are still waiting to see if the ... CONTINUE READING D.C.-area churches encourage community to have 'Faith in the Vaccine' Featured, Social Justice Senior citizens braved the winter weather on Thursday morning for their COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Pennsylvania Baptist Church in Southeast Washington, D.C. By the end of the day, 100 Washingtonians would be vaccinated at the ... CONTINUE READING Health care officials in Washington work to address racial disparities in COVID-19 vaccine distribution Featured, Social Justice WASHINGTON — When Washington, D.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout began in December, Bread for the City, a nonprofit that provides health services to vulnerable and low-income communities, was one of the fortunate community health centers to ... CONTINUE READING
State health leaders tell Congress they need help to speed vaccine distribution

State health leaders tell Congress they need help to speed vaccine distribution

The effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has varied greatly by state. For example, West Virginia has inoculated 10.8% of its population with at least one dose while Idaho only has vaccinated 4.5% of its population at least one dose. Still, all of the state public health officials at the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing Tuesday recognized the need for more supply.

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Answering questions on Pfizer’s new vaccine

Melissa Hawkins, an epidemiologist and director of the Public Health Scholars Program at American University, discusses the rising cases of COVID-19 across the country, pressing concerns surrounding the virus and the implications of a vaccine announced Monday.

Senate Democrats Block Vote on $500 billion COVID-19 Relief Bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats blocked a vote on the Republicans’ $500 billion COVID-19 stimulus package Wednesday, arguing it didn’t do enough to help Americans hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.   Senate Republicans could not muster the 60 votes needed to defeat a...

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