Covid-19

(AP Photo/John Locher)FILE - In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas.   Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home staff are being linked to a national increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths at senior facilities in July and are at the center of a federal investigation in a hard-hit Colorado location where disease detectives found many workers were not inoculated. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Will feds get The Vaccine — or sue instead?

Vaccine mandates don’t and can’t cover everyone, so how do you deal with the unvaccinated?

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - In this March 26, 2021, file photo a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department prepares a dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site setup in Philadelphia. U.S. health officials say Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine may pose a “small possible risk” of a potentially dangerous neurological reaction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday, July 12 that it has received reports of 100 people who got the shot developing an immune system disorder that can causes muscle weakness and occasionally paralysis.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Federal employees must attest to vaccination or submit to testing, per new Biden policy

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Tully Rinckey PLLCDan Meyer, managing partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC in Washington, DC.

What would happen to the federal employees who resist a vaccine mandate?

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE - This March 27, 2020 file photo shows the signature of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act after it passed in the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. Since the pandemic began, Congress has set aside trillions of dollars to ease the crisis. A joint KHN and Associated Press investigation finds that many communities with big outbreaks have spent little of that federal money on local public health departments for work such as testing and contact tracing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

GAO: CARES Act provision keeping contractors afloat during pandemic showed great success

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Healthcare workers walk to a tent, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at a COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. State officials say Florida has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, testing is ramping up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

How human-centered design enables federal health agility during COVID-19

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the United States Post Office in Cranberry Township, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

USPS lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated employees amid workforce changes

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From left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-O.R., announce a draft bill that would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

COVID safety protocols, infrastructure and insurrection on Congress’ agenda this week

A Senate measure would bolster safety for when feds returned to the office. This and more updates from WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller.

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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

Vaccination rates have risen significantly among active duty service members, but DoD health officials still consider the Delta variant as a threat.

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FDA doctor recognized for collaboration to get COVID vaccines distributed at record speed

It took a lot of collaboration between the pharmaceutical industry and the government to get COVID-19 vaccines developed and proven safe.

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