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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Natl Correspondent The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved updated COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech in response to the surge in cases and hospitalizations. Both manufacturers have reported that their vaccines demonstrate effectiveness against the currently dominant EG.5 strain in the United States. The Advisory Committee ...
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    Free Vaccines, Free Testing Are Things Of The Past By Daniella Masterson It’s an invisible part of a summer surge. Just when you thought you could take your mask off and exhale because the pandemic is over, COVID-19 cases are rising with a new strain. And medical professionals are concerned that COVID fatigue may hinder ...
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    Reminds Nation Resources Are Still Available Even as Nation Enters Next Phase of the Pandemic  The Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) is calling on Americans to continue to take precautions against COVID-19 as a “Summer Surge” in cases continues to grapple the nation. Despite an end to the national public health emergency declaration earlier ...
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    By Kara James This March marks the 36th commemoration of Women’s History Month, celebrating the vital role of women in American history. Because this year’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” I feel inspired to tell my mother’s story. More than any other narrative, her experiences profoundly impacted the trajectory of my life ...
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    COVID-19 Update By Maxim Elaramsisy California Black Media Physicians and public health officials are raising alarms about a “tripledemic” happening as the holiday travel season approaches. Communities around California are susceptible to infection by new COVID-19 variants, the seasonal flu, and the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). People who are vulnerable to serious infection, especially those over ...
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    By Edward Henderson California Black Media Efforts continue in California to raise awareness and encourage youth to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As of June 9, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported 1.4 million cases of COVID-19 among youth aged 5-17, which accounted for 15.5% of all cases in the state. There have ...
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    By Rev Reginald Woods Special to California Black Media Partners We are nearly two years into this pandemic. Many of us will remember where we were, two years ago, when we first heard of COVID-19, when we first realized that our lives were going to change. Things in San Bernardino have improved since those tumultuous ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Living in perpetual crisis mode from one traffic stop to the next, and other killings of innocent Black men, is taking a toll. The most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Resource Center showed suicide as the second leading cause of death ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media On Aug. 3 in Perris, Lincoln Cooper and Fortunate Hove Cooper handed out free backpacks full of school supplies and hand sanitizers to struggling families during a triple-digit heat wave. They were joined by a handful of volunteers that included representatives from the Moreno Valley School District. “This ...
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    By Dianne Anderson By now, most Americans may be noticing the COVID-19 vaccine works better than imagined against the highly contagious Delta variant, which is probably why some of the staunchest anti-vaxxers are rethinking the fourth wave of the surge. Half of America, about 180 million are now fully vaccinated, but the question remains where ...