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Alabama community colleges offer students vaccine incentives
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Alabama community colleges offer students vaccine incentives

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – While state officials have held off offering any kind of statewide COVID-19 vaccine incentives, more than a dozen Alabama community colleges are offering perks for students and staff who get the shot. Colleges like Gadsden State Community College are offering students who are fully vaccinated to...

Commission on pandemic response narrows scope; federal help sent to south Alabama hospitals
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Commission on pandemic response narrows scope; federal help sent to south Alabama hospitals

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The commission charged with analyzing Alabama’s response to COVID-19 on Wednesday agreed on questions to state agencies about how they reacted early in the pandemic. The commission’s work comes as the COVID-19 delta variant continues to hospitalize more Alabamians, 2,845 as of Wednesday, 41 of them...

Weekend Digest – August 15, 2021
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Weekend Digest – August 15, 2021

1. Taliban takes Afghan capital The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has suspended all operations and told Americans to shelter in place, saying it has received reports of gunfire at the international airport. The U.S. is racing to airlift diplomats and citizens out of Afghanistan after the Taliban overran most of the country and entered the capital...

Weekend Digest – August 8, 2021
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Weekend Digest – August 8, 2021

AL ICU beds almost full; Mask mandates in schools draw contention; ADOC says it has built a nitrogen gas execution method; Senate slog to pass infrastructure bill; Census experts puzzled by high rate of unanswered questions

Alabama health officials say COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant women
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Alabama health officials say COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant women

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News Among the various reasons for vaccine hesitancy, one of the most prominent and personal is a concern about the COVID-19 vaccine’s potential effect on pregnant women or those who might soon want to become pregnant. Alabama Doctors and health officials took those concerns head on Thursday seeking to reassure...