Don ’t Let the Pandemic Stop Your Shots

Even as older adults await the coronavirus vaccine, many are skipping the standard ones. That ’s not wise, health experts say.
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Nearly all of Atrium Health's employees — 99.5% — are in compliance with the system's Covid-19 vaccination mandate, CEO Gene Woods said.
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The coronavirus pandemic intensified a rise in adolescent depression, anxiety and mental health distress that was underway before the spring of 2020.
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The message came as part of a rare public advisory from the nation ’s top physician, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy.
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