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Healthwatch: Dr. Leana Wen on kid vax, mask laws, COVID drinking...

Today, it's another edition of the Midday Healthwatch, our monthly focus on the latest COVID news and other public health issues, with Dr. Leana Wen. On the 11th of April, the testing positivity rate for COVID 19 in MD stood at 2.42%, nearly twice what it was three weeks earlier. It’s nearly doubled again in the last three weeks.
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Leana Wen stands by her return-to-normal position

— Leana Wen tells Pulse why she thinks the country should get back to normal, even as Covid-19 cases are rising. — Health lobbying spending got off to a big start in 2022, with PhRMA leading the pack in the first quarter. — Public health experts worry the CDC’s mask...
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Healthwatch with Dr. Leana Wen: a BA.2 variant surge; 2nd boosters?

It's the Midday Healthwatch, our monthly focus on public health issues with Dr. Leana Wen. For weeks, the state testing positivity rate for COVID 19 has been below 2%. But it’s starting to creep up again. As of this morning, it stands at 2.42%, nearly twice what it was three weeks ago.
BALTIMORE, MD
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Healthwatch: Dr. Leana Wen on CDC mask guidelines, vax issues

In the middle of January, the US was reporting more than 900,000 new cases of COVID 19 every day. The daily case count now averages less than 50,000. Here in Maryland, two months ago the testing positivity rate was nearly 27%. Now, it stands at less than 2%. Maryland and the District of Columbia have the nation’s lowest daily case rate.
BALTIMORE, MD
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A pretty strong case to remove the mask mandate in schools made by Dr. Leana Wen on February 7th

The following is shared from Twitter from Anderson Cooper 360: “The science has changed.” @DrLeanaWen explains why she supports lifting some pandemic restrictions and thinks the decision to wear a mask should shift from a government mandate to an individual choice. You can view the tweet here: https://twitter.com/AC360/status/1490863954700210178?s=20&t=SsZINH1pW1T_Eb1AxWqmwQ.
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healthywomen.org

15 Minutes With Dr. Leana Wen

Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University who previously served as the health commissioner in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Wen is a familiar face on CNN, where she serves as a medical analyst, writes a weekly column in The Washington Post and hosts the Post’s newsletter, The Checkup With Dr. Wen. She’s also the author of the new book, “Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health.” The busy mother of two recently took time to speak with HealthyWomen's editor-in-chief Jaimie Seaton.
BALTIMORE, MD
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Healthwatch with Dr. Leana Wen: kids' vax, omicron, new normals?

About a month ago, the Food and Drug Administration authorized booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds, and it lowered the time frame for everyone getting a booster from six months to five months after the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The CDC made a final recommendation to allow it soon thereafter.
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Washington Post

Opinion:Your questions about covid-19, answered by Dr. Leana Wen

The Washington Post is providing this news free to all readers as a public service. Public health expert Leana S. Wen answers reader questions about covid-19 every week in her newsletter, The Checkup With Dr. Wen, and in occasional Q&As with readers. We’ve compiled some recent questions below, and will continue to update this page with the latest guidance.
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Dr. Leana Wen explains the latest risks Omicron poses to families and children

The United States is facing an unprecedented surge of Covid-19 infections, driven in large part by the very highly contagious Omicron variant. New research is coming out every day about Omicron, and people have many questions about what this surge — and the new variant — means for considering personal risk.
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