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Enrollment at US community colleges plummets amid pandemic

February 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Peniella Irakoze poses for a photo on campus during a break from her part-time job at Phoenix College Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Phoenix. Irakoze is working through a list of more than 1,000 fellow students who didn’t return to Phoenix College this semester, calling to check how they’re doing during the coronavirus…

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FDA says J&J 1-dose shot prevents COVID; final decision soon

February 24, 2021

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic. The Food and Drug Administration’s scientists confirmed that overall the vaccine…

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CDC: Strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safely

February 19, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Lear Preston, 4, who attends Scott Joplin Elementary School, participates in her virtual classes as her mother, Brittany Preston, background, assists at their residence in Chicago’s South Side. Amid mounting tensions about reopening schools, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planned to release long-awaited guidance Friday, Feb. 12, on what measures are…

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Feb. 19, 20: Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to administer vaccines for 24 hours at Liacouras Center

February 17, 2021

Dr. Ala Stanford founder and CEO of the black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium has announced a 24 hour vaccination clinic. Vaccinations will be administered on Friday, February, 19 through Saturday, February 20 at the Liacouras Center located at 1776 North Broad St., Philadelphia No appointment necessary. Walk-ups allowed. Persons eligible for vaccinations are (Must be 1B):…

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Viral Questions: Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine?

February 12, 2021

By Marilynn Marchione ASSOCIATED PRESS  Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine? It’s best to avoid them, unless you routinely take them for a medical condition. Although the evidence is limited, some painkillers might interfere with the very thing the vaccine is trying to do: generate a strong immune system response. Vaccines…

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South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccine drive

February 12, 2021

By Andrew Meldrum And Sylvia Hui ASSOCIATED PRESS  JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has suspended plans to inoculate its front-line health care workers with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine after a small clinical trial suggested that it isn’t effective in preventing mild to moderate illness from the variant dominant in the country. South Africa received its first 1…

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