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New York Covid vaccine rates plummet as states roll out more freebies for shots

Naomi Hassebroek receives her second COVID-19 vaccine at NYC Health+Hospitals Gotham Health Sydenham, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, March 29, 2021. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters New York’s Covid-19 vaccination rate has declined dramatically in recent days, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday as he pleaded with residents to get immunized against… Read More »

States Follow CDC Guidance, Drop Mask Mandates

White House COVID-19 Response Team media briefings, May 13, 2021, May 18, 2021. Chicago Tribune: “Following CDC guidelines, Gov. J.B. Pritzker says those who are fully vaccinated can drop masks in most situations, but Chicago maintaining status quo for now.” COVID19.CA.gov: “California will align its mask guidance with CDC’s on June 15, 2021.” Colorado Department… Read More »

Democrats to use carrots and sticks to get red states to embrace Obamacare Medicaid expansion

Congressional Democrats have been adding pressure on states that have not yet expanded Medicaid, the government health insurance plan for poor people. This coming Tuesday, during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing, they’ll try to turn the effort up to 11. At the hearing, Democrats will discuss the Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2021,… Read More »