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FactCheck: Video twists advice on Delta variant and vaccination

Studies indicate that currently available vaccines are largely effective against the Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19, but a video circulating on Facebook wrongly tells viewers the opposite.... Read more»

Poll shows Arizonans aren’t concerned about COVID-19, despite rising cases

Although the percentage of those unwilling to take a COVID-19 vaccine has remained unchanged since May, Arizonans are showing less concern about the risks of contracting the disease, at a time when the Arizona Department of Health Services’ daily curve showed an uptick in coronavirus cases.... Read more»

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Greene’s deceptive claims of forced COVID-19 vaccinations and vaccination 'deaths'

A door-to-door campaign to encourage vaccinations does not mean President Biden and Democrats “are coming to your front door to force you to take the vax,” as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted, and she also cited a figure for reported deaths after vaccination, which is not the same as deaths caused by vaccination.... Read more»

CDC: You can ditch the mask in most places, indoors and out, if fully vaccinated

Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear a mask in most situations, indoors and outdoors, federal health officials said in an updated set of recommendations Thursday that marks a major turning point in the pandemic.... Read more»

CDC eases outdoor mask guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans

While life isn’t quite back to normal yet, the new CDC guidelines say people who are vaccinated can congregate outdoors with other people in small groups without a mask, even with people who haven’t gotten a shot yet. ... Read more»

Pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine extended as federal health panel wrestles with next steps

Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week, after a federal vaccine advisory panel said Wednesday that it had too little data on a rare but serious blood-clotting condition reported in at least six women. ... Read more»

CDC: It’s OK for vaccinated grandparents to visit family if no risk for severe disease

People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely socialize inside with other vaccinated individuals without wearing masks or maintaining distance, federal health officials advised Monday in their first formal guidance for vaccinated Americans. Vaccinated individuals can gather with one other household that includes people who have not been vaccinated, as long as none of those lacking vaccines are at high risk for complications from COVID-19.... Read more»

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