A woman gets her shot of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine at the Magdalena Contreras borough of Mexico City, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, as Mexico begins to vaccinate people over the age of 60 against the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

DMV lawmakers want government to have its own batch of COVID vaccines for federal workers

In today’s Federal Newscast, lawmakers in the national capital region say the federal government should get its own supply to vaccinate federal workers.

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DoD preparing to roll out vaccine, prioritizing what service members will get shots first

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Sammies finalist led fight against last summer’s vaping death crisis

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/RandyHarris)State Dept passport

State Dept. looks to resume ‘normal operations’ at passport agencies within 6-8 weeks

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CDC doctor and Sammies finalist helps track over prescribed opioids

It’s hard enough to control opioids when illegal imports and dealers flood the market. But all the more so when legal, licensed doctors and pharmacists…

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Monitoring foot traffic during a pandemic

Federal agencies are among the users of and contributors to a data consortium tracking the coronavirus, organized by retail traffic company SafeGraph.

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In this photo taken on Wednesday April 1, 2020, aid workers from the Spanish NGO Open Arms carry out coronavirus detection tests on the elderly at a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain. The initiative is part of a clinical trial led by doctors Oriol Mitja and Bonaventura Clotet, from the Lluita Foundation against AIDS and the Germans Trias Hospital, focused on cutting down virus transmission. Spain has seen Thursday a new record in virus-related fatalities that came as the country is seeing the growth of contagion waning, health ministry data showed placing Spain neck to neck with Italy, the country that saw the worst outbreak in Europe. The COVID-19 coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

Using AI to analyze coronavirus data

Nine organizations, business and academic, have formed a coalition to bring coronavirus data sources together, and added incentives for researchers who can apply modern data analysis and artificial intelligence to it.

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