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COVID-19 VACCINE

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Since Paxlovid became available seven months ago, it has eclipsed other available therapies created to forestall life-threatening COVID symptoms in high-risk patients. Some doctors are quick to prescribe it, but as with so much about the COVID pandemic, there is controversy. Some patients are concerned about a possible rebound of the disease, while others have difficulty convincing their doctors they are good candidates for the drug.
The state will receive 7,800 doses of Novavax, a fourth vaccine approved for use in the U.S.
Cases in the United States are up more than 25% in the last month, according to CDC data, as the rapidly spreading BA.5 subvariant has taken hold.
The vaccines for the youngest of kids are expected to be rolled out as early as June 21, the Biden administration said earlier this month.
Individuals may be unaware of their immunization schedule, health officials say.
A small county in Tennessee for much of the past year has reported the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Tennessee and one of the highest in the South. If only it were true. The rate in Meigs County was artificially inflated by a data error that distorted most of Tennessee’s county-level vaccination rates by attributing tens of thousands of doses to the wrong counties, according to a KHN review of Tennessee’s vaccination data. When the Tennessee Department of Health quietly corrected the error last month, county rates shifted overnight, and Meigs County’s rate of fully vaccinated people dropped from 65% to 43%, which is below the state average and middling in the rural South.

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"When it comes to COVID, traditional media sources failed miserably. Free speech and journalistic principles were rare," writes Scott Hennen. "Now that the pandemic is nearing its end (despite the Democrats' attempts to escalate it once again, coincidentally before elections they are likely to lose), can we have an adult conversation about the lessons learned from this long national nightmare?"
Active cases fell 1,835 to 488 over the week, health officials said. The 10 deaths among COVID-19 cases raised the state's death toll to 2,893.
The pace of COVID-19 transmission continued to decline in North Dakota over the last week, though specifics on the virus' prevalence in the state are thinner since the Department of Health scaled back its updates.

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