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Biden affirms COVID-19 is a state issue

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WASHINGTON D.C., December 27, 2021 – Today in the virtual meeting with members of the National Governors Association, President Joe Biden laid out his steps the federal government is taking to combat the Omicron surge. However, he put the onus on governors to take ownership of their authorities to develop “state level” solutions to ending […]

CDC shortens COVID-19 isolation and quarantine times

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CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population ATLANTA, Ga., December 27, 2021 – Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, today the CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days […]

King County requires proof of vaccination and CDC’s potential changes

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SEATTLE, Wash., November 4, 2021 – King County now requires customers to be fully vaccinated if they wish to dine indoors, and with the CDC’s definition of fully vaccinated prone to change, residents might have to get jabbed again. With flu season on its way, the CDC will also make changes to COVID-19 testing methods. […]

FDA-approved Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine clarifications

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Shortly after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for the Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine, the Lynnwood Times asked the administration several clarifying questions regarding the approval and the rebranding of Pfizer’s vaccine.  Certain components of the FDA’s literature on the matter left questions unanswered. For example, why is the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine being marketed […]

Members of the LDS Church not likely to be granted vaccine exemption in Washington State

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The rise of vaccine mandates has many seeking religious exemptions. For members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) or Mormons, as they’re sometimes called, those exemptions will not be granted by church leaders. Top LDS officials released a statement last month urging members to vaccinate and wear masks. The admonition is […]

Is the Pfizer vaccine FDA approved?

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On August 23, the Food and Drug Administration granted approval for a COVID-19 vaccine. But the jab in question is called the “Comirnaty” vaccine. The labels for vials of Pfizer-BioNTech are still marked for “Emergency Use Authorization.” The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of a COVID-19 vaccine has encouraged elected officials to move forward […]

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