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Governor Signs Berg Law To End Period Poverty For Students

“Poverty and period poverty go hand-in-glove,” said Rep. April Berg (D-Mill Creek). “More than four in five students have missed class time, or know someone who has, because they didn’t have access to period products. This is holding students back in school, which affects their future. And we needed to do something to fix it.”

SFD Launches Citywide Effort To Bring Vaccinations Directly To Seattle Residents And Workers

Since launching its vaccination effort on January 14, the City of Seattle has administered over 170,000 vaccinations to eligible adults (over 111,000 individuals).

Vaccinate For Yourself, Your Family, Your Community

When you get vaccinated, you’re not doing it just for yourself. You’re doing it for those close to you, for your friends and family, and for the community. If we want to see an end to this pandemic and get back to some sense of normalcy, we need to get vaccinated.

Biden-Harris Administration Delivers Funds To Support Older Americans’ Health

With this funding for Older Americans Act nutrition programs, states will be able to continue home-delivered meals as well as “drive-through” or “grab-and-go” meals for older adults who typically would participate in meal programs at community centers that have been closed due to the pandemic. It will also allow states to re-open meal program locations safely that might have closed during the pandemic.

FDA To Authorize Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine For 12-To-15-Year-Olds By Early Next Week

Pfizer has applied for emergency use authorization for its coronavirus vaccine for teens and children ages 12 to 15. The FDA will have to amend the emergency use authorization for the vaccine, but the process should be straightforward, said the official, who was not authorized to speak about the process publicly and requested anonymity.

What People Get Wrong About Herd Immunity

Fast forward to the 21st century world of vaccines. Pandemics and health care are decidedly more complex, which has led all to wonder: what is the magic number of people we need to vaccinate so we can all forget these disastrous last 14 months?

Parents Were Hit Hard In The Pandemic. But Vaccines And Biden’s Spending Plans Could Change That

The pandemic's outsized effect on female workers was due to women representing a disproportionate share of employees in severely disrupted industries such as hospitality. According to Moody's, the United States had the biggest jump in female unemployment out of any country in the G7, a group of seven nations, which includes the the US, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan.

One Thing That Could Delay Our Return To Normal

"It's going to take us that much longer to get back to life as normal, to stop having to wear masks for our protection, if people don't get vaccinated and we don't have equitable distribution of vaccines," infectious diseases specialist Dr. Celine Gounder told CNN on Sunday.

The US Is Taking A Major Step Toward Resuming Normal Life

Around 30% of the US population is fully vaccinated, according to the latest numbers from the CDC. Experts say that to get to a point where transmission of the virus is stopped, known as herd immunity, between 70-85% of the population needs to be protected through vaccination or antibodies from natural infection.

Covid-19 Vaccine Myths: These Reasons For Not Getting A Shot Don’t Hold Up

The key to ending this pandemic isn't just getting vaccinated. It's getting vaccinated as soon as possible, before the virus mutates into variants that we can't control with our current vaccines.

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Labor Secretary On Unemployment Numbers: We’re Still Recovering

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh speaks to CNN's Poppy Harlow about unemployment numbers across the country and what he thinks could be contributing to these numbers.

Liz Cambage Criticizes Lack Of Diversity In Australian Olympic Team’s Photos

Cambage, who helped Australia win bronze at the 2012 Olympics and also competed at the 2016 Games, criticized the images in a series of posts on Instagram using the hashtag #whitewashedaustralia .

‘A Comeback For Travel’: Summer Vacations Expected To Boom

U.S. travel experts think that the summer of 2021 could be close to travel levels before the pandemic. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.

Tiffany Haddish Offers Advice For Those Looking To Break Into Comedy

In a recent interview with CNN the comedian turned actress gave some advice for anyone looking to break into comedy.

Keith A. Perry Named The New Executive Director Of The National Dental Association

“We’re very excited to have him aboard, said NDA Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher, D.D.S.” “Keith is a talented, nationally recognized association executive with over 30 years of highly relevant leadership experience in the political, governmental, nonprofit and association sectors.”