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Oct 15, 2021

Oct 15, 2021
Woman wearing mask on bus

COMMENTARY: What can masks do? Part 2: What makes for a good mask study — and why most fail

Experts detail the necessary elements of a rigorous mask study and explore some recent studies that, though highly touted by both scientists and the lay press, fell quite a bit short.

Oct 15, 2021
Boxes of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

FDA advisors approve J&J COVID vaccine boosters

For the roughly 14 million Americans who have received one J&J dose, the booster should be given at least 2 months later.

Oct 15, 2021
Silhouette of stressed businesswoman

Understaffed, underfunded, under siege: US public health amid COVID-19

"Unfortunately, the public health workers who are the most experienced are also the ones who are the most burned out."

Oct 15, 2021
Airline passenger using e-ticket

White House lifts COVID-19 ban for air travelers

Also, vaccine mandates hit some snags as the rate of Americans getting booster shots nears 5%.

Oct 15, 2021

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 15, 2021

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Oct 15, 2021

News Scan for Oct 15, 2021

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Oct 15, 2021

COVID-19 Scan for Oct 15, 2021

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Oct 14, 2021

Oct 14, 2021
Chalkboard vaccine passport sign

Biden encourages COVID-19 vaccine mandates

The number of unvaccinated Americans has dropped from 100 million in July to 66 million.

Oct 14, 2021

News Scan for Oct 14, 2021

Second DRC Ebola case
Zika outbreaks in India
Yellow fever in Venezuela
Oct 14, 2021

COVID-19 Scan for Oct 14, 2021

COVID infectiousness in kids
COVID-19 experts harassed
Obesity and COVID-19 severity

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