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Indiana Department of Health makes changes to COVID-19 dashboard

The Indiana Department of Health is removing certain data from its COVID-19 dashboard and changing the frequency in which it’s updated. The COVID-19 dashboard will now be updated once a week, a step down from its previous three-times-a-week. The dashboards will now be updated every Wednesday by 5 p.m....
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Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn is on a mission to make it safer to be pregnant in New York

In New York, a recent state Department of Health report found that Black women had a pregnancy-related mortality rate five times that of white women. It also found that nearly 4 out of 5 pregnancy-related deaths in 2018 were preventable, and half of them were related to discrimination. Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, a Democrat representing the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Flatbush and Midwood, has made Black maternal health a legislative priority following the death of her prematurely born son six years ago.
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US defense chief in Hawaii amid distrust after fuel spill

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Hawaii this week amid lingering community frustration and distrust after jet fuel from a military storage facility last year spilled into Pearl Harbor’s drinking water, poisoned thousands of military families and threatened the purity of Honolulu’s water supply. Austin was in Hawaii to meet with his counterparts from several Indo-Pacific region allies. He was also scheduled to meet with the commander of a joint task force in charge of draining fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility so it can be shut down. Cheri Burness, who lives in Navy housing, won’t...
HAWAII STATE
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State Health Alert Issued After 13 Minnesota Measles Cases Surface

(St. Paul, MN) — A state health alert is being issued after over a dozen measles cases have popped up in Minnesota. The state Department of Health issued the alert yesterday concerning an outbreak among unvaccinated children ages two to early teens. A dozen of the cases involved recent travel to countries where measles is prevalent, and seven required hospitalization. Health officials say fewer kids have gotten the MMR vaccination during the pandemic, setting up conditions for an outbreak.
MINNESOTA STATE
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