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Indian states told to improve second dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage among essential workers

India’s Health Ministry has recommended that states improve second dose coverage of COVID-19 vaccinations among health care personnel and frontline workers.  In a meeting on Thursday, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan emphasized lagging coverage among the group, allegedly calling it a “cause of serious concern,” per multiple news reports. VACCINE INEQUITY IN INDIA SENDS MANY… Read More »

Cities and States Look to Crack Down on ‘Less-Lethal’ Weapons Used by Police

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). Following nationwide protests against police brutality in which law enforcement officers wounded or blinded protesters, state and local lawmakers and an international police association are taking steps to restrict the use of “less-lethal” weapons that caused the injuries. At least… Read More »

U.S. hospitals scramble to adopt new HHS coronavirus data system, some states see ‘data blackout’

Healthcare workers move a patient in the Covid-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas Thursday, July 2, 2020. Mark Felix | Getty Images Hospitals and states are scrambling to adopt a new national Covid-19 data reporting system hastily implemented by the Trump administration last week that has left some, mostly rural, states… Read More »