May 25, 2024 4:11 pm

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COVID vaccine: Authorizations, truths, myths, and progress

covid emergency use authorization

A few weeks ago, Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna applied for full FDA approval for their COVID-19 vaccines. The two pharmaceutical companies, along with Janssen of Johnson & Johnson, have been able to provide COVID vaccines to the American public due to Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA. With many questioning the safety of the vaccines […]

Snohomish County at risk of reverting to Phase 1

Dr. Chris Spitters

By Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Recent spikes in COVID-19 positive cases are leaving Snohomish County officials uncertain about the ability to move the county into Phase 3 of the Washington state Safe Start reopening plan, with a potential risk to revert to Phase 1.  Last week, Snohomish County officials delayed the county’s application […]

Snohomish County delays move to Phase 3

Dr. Chris Spitters

By: Erin Freeman | Lynnwood Times Staff Snohomish County will not be moving into Phase 3 by the Fourth of July weekend, County Executive Dave Somers and Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters said Friday, June 26, during a briefing about the county‚Äôs response to COVID-19. “This is the first day that we would technically be […]

Local health officers have authority to involuntarily isolate or quarantine

Washington state national Guard

By Mario Lotmore | Lynnwood Times Staff Inslee cannot commit to a hard June 1 date to transition to Phase 2 of his “Safe Start WA” plan New requirements for Phase 2: (1) progress of the virus, (2) success of contact tracing mission, and (3) public cooperation. “COVID exposed” person is defined as anyone who […]

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