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FDA Panel Backs COVID-19 Booster Shots Only for Elderly and High-Risk Americans

A federal health advisory panel wrestled Friday with whether to widely authorize a booster dose of Pfizer’s two-shot COVID-19 vaccine for most Americans, ultimately...

‘Deep Loss’: Maryland Surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 Deaths

The Department of Health reported Thursday morning that more than 10,000 Marylanders have died of COVID-19, and Maryland flags are flying at half-staff to...

Md. Schools Can Require Proof of COVID Vaccination From Students

Maryland schools can ask for the COVID-19 vaccination status of students and require proof of vaccination, even if the schools themselves are not mandating...

Speaker Jones Joins Health Department Effort to Encourage Vaccinations

House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) has a new title: Maryland’s newest “GoVax Ambassador.”The state Department of Health released a new television ad...
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Opinion: As a Veteran and Pediatrician, I’m Asking That We All Fight for Children 

The U.S. has a history of proclaiming support for children. That stands in stark contrast with how it actually treats this vulnerable group. 

Eastern Shore Hospital Forced to Delay Some Elective Surgeries

Faced with challenges that have stretched its capacity, TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, the Eastern Shore’s largest hospital, will not perform elective surgeries that require an...

USM Students are Largely Following Vaccine Mandates, But Some Question Lack of System-Wide Policies

More than 90% of students, faculty and staff at most of Maryland’s colleges have complied with COVID-19 vaccine mandates this fall semester, but the...

After N.Y. Special Session On Evictions, Some Wonder If Maryland Should Do The Same

After the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a Biden administration moratorium on evictions, lawmakers in New York convened a special session last week and extended...

COVID-19 Vaccines or Weekly Tests to be Mandated for Millions of U.S. Workers

More than 80 million employees of private businesses in the U.S. will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing as...

Biden to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines for Federal Employees and Contractors, Reports Say

Federal employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with no opt-out for testing under an executive order that President Joe Biden is...