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Rural Communities Fall Farther Behind In COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Rural communities outside America’s cities are falling further behind in the race to vaccinate against COVID-19 as President Joe Biden’s Fourth of July goal to reach 70% of American adults looms over the horizon. Alaska is the sole state where average rural rates of fully vaccinated people have grown faster than urban rates since April 19, when every state opened shots to anybody 16 and older, according to NPR’s latest analysis of county-level vaccination data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Add COVID-19 vaccine to your hurricane preparedness checklist, public health officials say

It’s hurricane season. Do you have enough bottled water? Batteries? Toilet paper? What about a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, preferably at least two weeks old? If not, you’re unprepared for a severe weather emergency, according to Treasure Coast public health officials.

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Doctors say certain people may be more at risk for developing long-term COVID-19

The CDC is working to learn more about long haul COVID-19 and if the long-term symptoms eventually resolve. “My heart goes out to anyone infected with COVID, but especially this group of patients that are not getting better,” said Dr. John Sinnott, Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida and Epidemiologist at Tampa General Hospital. Some people who contract the virus can have symptoms for weeks and even months after they test negative.