COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

(AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)FILE - U.S. Army medic Kristen Rogers of Waxhaw, N.C. fills syringes with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in North Miami, Fla.  Critics in Florida say a doctor’s signature required for some people to get vaccinated is adding onerous barriers for some eligible residents, especially low-income or minority people who may not have health insurance or access to a primary care doctor.  (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Army says soldiers must be vaccinated by Dec. 15 or face consequences

Army Reserve and Army National Guard soldiers will have until the end of June next year.

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In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company's facility in Puurs, Belgium. On Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, the company said it started the application process for U.S. approval of a booster dose of its two-shot COVID-19 vaccine  for people ages 16 and older. (Pfizer via AP)

For federal managers, new vaccine and testing policy brings anxiety — and more unanswered questions

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Chuck Schumer

Congress’ summer break is like a vacation during which you’ve got to keep checking email

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Federal contractors who don’t get vaccinated can anticipate business complications

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AP Photo/Matt RourkeFILE - In this May 21, 2021 file photo, a person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia.  New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus. Recommending masks for everyone and requiring vaccines for doctors and other health care providers are among measures the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering, Friday, July 30. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

As mask mandates return, Congress has something to say

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A man receives the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. In Afghanistan, where a surge threatens to overwhelm a war-battered health system, 700,000 doses donated by China arrived over the weekend, and within hours,

DoD touts gains in vaccination rates, but worries about Delta variant

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(U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)In this Feb. 9, 2021 photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group host the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine, as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will convince troops to take the shot. Some Army units are seeing as few as a third agree to the vaccine, others are higher. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)

First scientific study of troops and vaccine take-rate finds wide disparities

Disparities in vaccine hesitancy could effect readiness, the authors state.

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Biden’s DoD will huddle about how to replace CMO position

Moving quickly on directions from Congress, the Trump Administration dissolved what had been DoD’s third highest-ranking position during its last week…

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FILE - In this April 28, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Biden has moved into a new phase of his presidency, having already begun to face a historic series of crises and largely dedicating his first 100 days to steady a nation reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed nearly 570,000 Americans and devastated its economy. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP, File)

Congress will focus on IRS and TSA this week

More money to expand the IRS and raises for TSA officers – both are on the agenda as Congress returns to Washington this week.

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