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Maryland Health Care Workers with D.C. Jobs Could Lose Out on Initial COVID-19 Vaccines

WASHINGTON — The federal government’s plan to allocate COVID-19 vaccines to states based on population is creating a mismatch for the District of Columbia,...

COVID-19 Has Thrown Costs And Benefits at State’s Fledgling Health Agencies

While the COVID-19 pandemic has posed its fair share of challenges, it’s also opened the eyes of tens of thousands of uninsured Marylanders, many...

CDC Outlines Vaccine Priorities; Md.’s Initial Allocation is a ‘Tiny Fraction’ of What’s Needed

Health care workers and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities would be the first people in the U.S. to receive COVID-19...

Hogan Names Acting Health Secretary as Concern About COVID Hospitalizations Mounts

Maryland’s hospital beds are filling up, as the state reported 2,765 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday morning. Twenty-one hospitals are at more than 90%...

The Doctor Will See You Now. (Seriously, They Want to See You Now.)

With COVID-19 caseloads rapidly approaching levels seen during the first wave of the epidemic, doctors in Maryland and elsewhere are again starting to worry...

Hogan Plays It Close to the Vest as Neall’s Retirement Looms

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr (R) is playing it close-to-the-vest when it comes to announcing Maryland Department of Health Secretary Robert R. Neall’s replacement.Neall’s...

Amid Warnings, Hospitals Prepare for Wave of COVID Patients

A little more than two weeks ago, on Nov. 9, there were 707 people receiving COVID-19 treatment in Maryland hospitals.On Wednesday, the state Department...

Senators Urge Federal Funding for State Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

More than a dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are urging congressional leaders to include “robust” funding in any coronavirus relief package for states to prepare...

As Drug Prices Climb, Md. Lawmakers Chide Colleagues for Succumbing to ‘Big Pharma’

Drug prices in the U.S. are skyrocketing because Congress is beholden to the pharmaceutical industry for campaign contributions, two Maryland lawmakers charged this week.The...

Coalition Gearing Up for Another Fight Against Flavored Tobacco

A coalition of faith leaders, public health advocates, unions and community groups in Maryland is preparing to crank up opposition to flavored tobacco products.A...