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CDPHE announces Pride and Juneteenth COVID-19 vaccine clinics

| Jun 21, 2022 | Colorado

STATEWIDE (June 17, 2022) — Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is hosting vaccine clinics at a variety of Pride and Juneteenth community celebrations as it continues its statewide COVID-19 vaccination efforts this week. These events are part of CDPHE’s continuing commitment to health equity, meeting people where they...[ Read More ]

Washington Department of Corrections receives failing grade for COVID-19 prison response

| Sep 9, 2021 | Washington

The Washington State Department of Corrections received a “failing” grade for its response to COVID-19, according to a new report by the Prison Policy Initiative.      The report compiled data and evaluated pandemic responses in prison systems from all 50 states, evaluating them on four categories related to the...[ Read More ]

Employee union sues Inslee over strict vaccine mandate

| Aug 30, 2021 | Washington

In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s stringent vaccine mandate announced earlier this month, the Washington Federation of State Employers (WFSE) filed a lawsuit against the governor in Thurston County Superior Court on Thursday in an attempt to stop the mandate from being implemented.      The mandate, which would require...[ Read More ]

Health Secretary Schrader talks nursing home worker vaccinations

| Aug 17, 2021 | Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health has released a list of nursing homes ranked by the percentage of staff who have received a COVID-19 vaccination. The list is derived from the Skilled Nursing Facilities Vaccination Dashboard which was launched on May 4 by the Maryland Department of Aging.  State of Reform...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Hospital payment report, Convening Panel, Wildfire health impacts

| Aug 11, 2021 | Oregon

It’s an odd time in COVID. Public opinion has turned gloomy, with Gallup reporting that more people are pessimistic about the future of COVID and getting the disease than are optimistic. That’s the first time since January that more folks are worried than hopeful. Moreover, 1 in 3 vaccinated individuals are...[ Read More ]

Hospitalizations Increasing Due To Delayed Medical Care

| Jun 23, 2021 | Alaska

Delaying medical care has become a significant issue since the start of the COVID pandemic. The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a study showing that 48% of Americans delayed care for a medical condition due to the pandemic. Although the full implications of these decisions are not yet clear, Ashley...[ Read More ]