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Infections and deaths are soaring just as people return to jobs in person. Should workplaces make vaccination mandatory?
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Candid reflections and takeaways from a brutally awful year in Indian County.
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As U.S. vaccination rates plummet, an expert panel discusses whether new incentives such as prizes and lotteries could help the country meet its vaccination goal.
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An expert panel discusses the ongoing wave of attacks, as well as how the media can cover these issues with sensitivity and nuance.
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It's worth paying special attention to how many people complete the two-dose COVID-19 vaccination regimen.
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“The bottom line is really that loneliness and isolation are bad for our health,” said UCSF geriatrician Dr. Carla Perissinotto.
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Lucas shares tips on where to find useful data, and three key steps to follow once you do.
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How did a county that ranks 11th among California counties in population end up with the second-highest COVID-19 case rate per capita in the state?
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President-elect Biden will likely move quickly to undo a slew of Trump-era health care policies.
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"This profound mistrust is fueled by the staggering absence of clear, unified national leadership on the public health crisis, a failure unparalleled in our history," writes public health leader Georges Benjamin.

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