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CDC Panel Recommends 3rd Vaccine Dose For Immunocompromised People

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| A panel of CDC advisers recommended a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for people with weakened immune systems. It follows the FDA authorization a day earlier.

The New Child Tax Credit Brings A Drop In Households Reporting Hunger

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Early data shows that after the child tax credit payments started going out this summer, the number of households with children who experience food insufficiency dropped.

Detainees Say ICE Is Not Protecting Them From COVID-19. ICE Says It Follows Protocols

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"Many people had coronavirus," says asylum seeker Raudel, adding there's little social distancing or mask wearing, and sick and healthy people are mixed. ICE denies this but cases doubled since June.

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Nearly 300,000 More Federal Health Workers Are Ordered To Be Vaccinated

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The Department of Health and Human Services will require nearly a third of its employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, while the Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded its vaccination mandate.

Fauci Says COVID-19 Booster Shots Are Needed For Those Who Are Immunocompromised

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, tells NPR's Morning Edition "it is so imminent to make sure that we get them boosted so that they would be in a protected zone."

Vaccinating During Pregnancy Has Become Even More Urgent As ICU Beds Fill Up

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Only 23% of those pregnant in the U.S. have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, statistics show. And with the delta variant surging, those who are unvaccinated are especially vulnerable.

How To Have Your Vaccine Confirmation On You At All Times

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The cards need to be both protected and available to show when needed. You can carry the original paper card with you, plastic coated perhaps. But lots of people stash it away and show a digital copy.

How To Keep Your Child Safe From The Delta Variant

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Some public health experts are also parents of little kids, and have to strategize to keep those too young to be vaccinated safe from getting or spreading the delta variant. Here are their tips.

Democrats Hope To Beef Up Medicare With Dental, Vision And Hearing Benefits

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When Medicare began in 1965, its backers expected benefits to expand over time, but politics have mostly stymied that. Congressional Democrats are trying again as part of a $3.5 trillion budget plan.