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Antiviral medications are a method of treating infections that reduces viral load, increases immunity, and reduces symptoms. There are currently three antiviral drugs available to symptomatic adults with confirmed cases of COVID-19—two are oral and one is intravenous.  

Earlier in 2022, the two oral antiviral treatments were given Emergency Use Authorization for treating mild to moderate outpatient cases of COVID-19. These antiviral treatments—Paxlovid and molnupiravir—must be taken within 5 days of symptoms starting and a person must have a confirmed COVID-19 infection to be prescribed. The NIH notes that “Because viral replication may be particularly active early in …

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On April 13, the Washington State Board of Health (SBOH) voted not to include the COVID-19 vaccine in schools’ immunization requirements. Since 1979, Washington state law has required school children to receive certain vaccines before attending school or day care. The SBOH uses a careful review process before deciding which vaccines are required. Currently vaccines against hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox (varicella) are required for all students. 

The Board worked with immunization stakeholders from public health, schools, childcare, medicine, epidemiology, child advocacy, medical ethics, and families to develop standards for decisions on vaccine mandates. In general, the Board concluded that vaccine requirements for schoolchildren are justified if not having them:  Compromises the state’s obligation to protect public health and safety Means individual decisions jeopardize others’ health  Threatens the …

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Research Shows That the COVID-19 Vaccine Does Not Impact Pregnancy — But a COVID-19 Infection Might.

According to experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine, no evidence has been found to suggest COVID-19 vaccine affects fertility. In a Boston University study of 2,000 couples examining the effects of COVID-19 on fertility, scientists found that the vaccine has no impact on the ability to conceive. Additionally, scientists found no difference in the likelihood of conception between couples in which either partner …

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STOCKTON POLICE CHIEF CANDIDATE TOWN HALL

Community Opportunity to Meet and Hear from Finalist Candidates STOCKTON, Calif. – On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., the City of Stockton will host a Town Hall Meeting with the finalist candidates for Stockton’s next Chief of Police. The Stockton Police Chief Candidate Town Hall will be held at the Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main St. All …

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HISTORIC BATTERY BLUFF OPENS APRIL 23, OFFERING VISITORS MORE NATIONAL PARK EXPERIENCES IN THE PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO

Restoration along Presidio Parkway marks a milestone in a decades-long, multi-agency vision for the waterfront roadway San Francisco, CA (March 22, 2022) — The Presidio Trust is pleased to open the historic Battery Bluff in the Presidio on April 23, inviting visitors to enjoy six acres of beautifully restored park land that features gardens, picnic tables, overlooks with sweeping views …

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Older Adults, Immunocompromised, and J&J Vaccine Recipients Now Eligible for a Second Booster Dose

On March 31, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published updated COVID-19 vaccination guidance related to second booster doses. Older adults, those considered moderately or severely immunocompromised and any recipient of an initial and booster dose of the J&J/Janssen vaccine are now eligible to receive a second booster dose.   Older Adults  Individuals 50 years and older who …

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Digital Art Piece by Hmong Innovating Politics Encourages Community to Get Vaccinated and Celebrates Progress Toward Restoring Health and Harmony

California’s “Vaccinate ALL 58” Campaign Uses Art and Music to Engage Communities Most Impacted by COVID-19 SACRAMENTO and FRESNO, Calif.  – In its ongoing effort to reach communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, the State of California recently partnered with 10 community-based organizations, who in turn have collaborated with artists and community members to raise awareness about the importance of …

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April is National Safe Digging Month, a Reminder to Homeowners and Contractors to Call 811 Before All Digging Projects, Large or Small

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. —  With spring months upon us, many people will take advantage of the warmer weather to do work around their home that involves digging. Whether it’s planting a tree or shrub, gardening or landscaping, or repairing or replacing a fence that was damaged during winter months, customers should call 811 two business days before digging to avoid …

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Turning Red Debuts Digital Release on April 26 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD on May 3

Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red debuts on all major digital platforms April 26 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 3, just in time for Mother’s Day. Pixar fans can transport back to the early aughts and experience all the warm and fuzzy red panda Mei-hem with never-before-seen bonus material including seven deleted scenes, three featurettes and …

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Chamber Announces Education & Workforce Summit and Career Fair:

Do you want a chance to win free roundtrip tickets by Alaska Airlines? On Thursday, April 28th, 2022, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will hold their 2022 PNW Education & Workforce Summit. The summit will encourage a collective examination of the status of the school-to-work pipeline in the Seattle Southside region while the following job and career fair will …

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