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FBI Director says COVID-19 “most likely” originated from Wuhan lab

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WASHINGTON D.C., Wash., February 28, 2023—FBI Director, Christopher Wray, told FOX News that the COVID-19 pandemic “most likely” originated from a Wuhan lab during an interview Tuesday. “The FBI has, for quite some time now, assessed that the origins of the [COVID-19] pandemic are most likely a potential lab incident in Wuhan,” said Wray. “Here […]

ORR discusses its $20 million investment in access to childcare

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SNOHOMISH Co., Wash., January 23, 2023—The Economic Alliance Snohomish County met with representatives for the Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) on January 17 to discuss the allocation of $20 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that will increase access to affordable childcare in Snohomish County.  Snohomish County Executive Somers and the county […]

Staying healthy during Winter Break in a post-COVID world

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MUKILTEO, Wash., December 16, 2022—Despite the recent recommendation from the Snohomish Health District to mask up indoors, many of Kamiak High School’s students and faculty have made that transition into a post-COVID world of masks, hygiene and self-isolation. Diane Bradford, Director of Communication and Public Relations for the Mukilteo School District, confirmed that there are […]

County recommend wearing masks indoors

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish Health District Health Officer Dr. James Lewis joined more than 30 other local health officers and health care leaders to recommend masking and other illness prevention measures this winter.  Click here to learn more: With an indoor mask recommendation (not mandate) in effect, how effective is your mask? Below is the […]

State study finds 84% increase in cardiac-related death for men following mRNA COVID-19 vax

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla., October 9, 2022—On October 7, Florida State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo announced new guidance regarding mRNA vaccines following an analysis through a self-controlled case series, conducted by the Florida Department of Health (Department), that showed an 84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related death among males 18-39 years old within 28 days following mRNA […]

How the County is spending $160 million in ARPA monies

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., August 28, 2022—Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers released the Community Pandemic Recovery Priorities Report, that details the outcomes of the four-month pandemic recovery engagement efforts the County conducted throughout this spring and summer. “In Snohomish County, we follow the basic principle that the pandemic impacted everyone, which means that our recovery needs […]

Moderna sues Pfizer and BioNTech for mRNA patent infringement

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CAMBRIDGE, MA, August 27, 2022—Moderna, Inc., a $53.5 billion biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, filed patent infringement lawsuits against both Pfizer ($262.8 billion market capital) and BioNTech (market capital of $34.6 billion) in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the Regional Court of Düsseldorf in Germany […]

FDA-authorized Paxlovid by Pfizer offers no benefit to non-seniors


A study of over 100 thousand patients published in the New England Journal of Medicine on August 24, 2022, shows that oral protease inhibitor nirmatrelvir, used in combination with ritonavir under the brand name Paxlovid, offered no evidence of statistically reducing the rate of hospitalization from COVID among both treated and untreated patients 40 to […]

U.S. Secret Service returns $2.3 billion in pandemic related fraud

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2022—On Friday the U.S. Secret Service announced the return of approximately $286 million in fraudulently obtained Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to the Small Business Administration (SBA). These recovered funds were generated by fraudulently submitted EIDL loan applications using fabricated or stolen employment and personal information.  Since 2020, the Secret Service […]

Fauci to step down as Chief Medical Advisor and NIAID

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2022 — Yesterday, Dr. Anthony S Fauci, M.D., announced he will be stepping down in December of this year from the positions of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, as well as the position of Chief Medical Advisor […]

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