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Git-r-done delegation: Arizona ranked OK on congressional effectiveness

Arizona lawmakers in the last Congress ranked relatively high on a recent scorecard of congressional effectiveness.... Read more»1

FactCheck: A guide to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the third COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. Here, is a rundown of basic facts about the vaccine and an overview of how it works.... Read more»

Agencies seek plasma donations to treat COVID-19 patients

The FDA has authorized convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 on an emergency basis, with some studies showing that plasma therapy may speed recovery time for COVID patients. Research is ongoing, and clinical trials are continuing to determine whether plasma transfusions have real benefits.... Read more»

COVID vaccines appear safe and effective, but key questions remain

The unknowns add to the challenge faced by governments, local health authorities, medical professionals and private sector entities as they seek to persuade people across the broadest possible swath of the population to get a vaccine.... Read more»

Deadly U.S. shootings rise in 2015-16 after steady declines

A two-year Centers for Disease Control study found gun deaths by suicide and homicide surpassed 71,000, an increase reversing a decades-long trend.... Read more»