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States start pausing J&J vaccine after recommendation from U.S. health officials

WASHINGTON — Top public health officials said Tuesday that they are recommending a pause in the use of a COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson...

Iowa sees drop in COVID-19 cases, deaths

Iowa has seen sharp drops in new COVID-19 cases and deaths, the New York Times reported. Iowa recorded 522 new cases on Sunday, with the...

Iowa sees slight gain in COVID-19 cases over past week

Iowa’s COVID-19 cases were up 1% over the past week, matching the nation’s increase, the Washington Post reported. Iowa ranked 23rd among the states in...

Reynolds vows to prohibit ‘vaccine passports’ in Iowa

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Wednesday she plans to take legislative or executive action to forbid the use of “vaccine passports” to prove individuals...

Biden opens up eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines, as infections surge in...

WASHINGTON — Every adult in the U.S. will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by April 19, President Joe Biden said Tuesday, praising governors...

COVID-19 cases fall, but hospitalizations and deaths remain elevated

Iowa’s new COVID-19 cases fell from a spike last week, but hospitalizations and deaths remain high. Iowa’s COVID-19 cases were down 6% over the last...

State agencies keep two sets of inspectors’ reports — one public,...

Last September, a state restaurant inspector named Samuel Pang responded to a complaint about Kelly’s Little Nipper, a bar and grill on Des Moines’...

America gets a D+ for school infrastructure – but federal COVID...

Many kids are attending public schools this spring with the use of COVID-19 safety protocols, including more desk spacing, more frequent cleaning and mandates...

State discloses long-withheld data showing it miscalculated nursing home infections

Newly disclosed COVID-19 data shows the state of Iowa has retroactively reduced the number of nursing home infections that it publicly reported last year. The...

CDC: If you’re fully vaccinated, you can travel in the U.S....

WASHINGTON — Fully vaccinated individuals can travel at low risk to themselves, and do not need to get a COVID-19 test or quarantine after traveling...
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