(Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Alford Washington, Sr., receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Alanna Williams at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System's gymnasium in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Washington was part of the Pathfinder Unit in Vietnam where he survived a plane crash that killed 7 people in Oct. 28, 1967. He said he had no concerns receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Senators seek bigger role, more doses for VA in vaccine distribution efforts

The Veterans Health Administration also said it will not require the COVID-19 vaccine as a requirement of employment at the department. VHA has vaccinated…

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Changing vaccine messaging might reduce reluctance among health care workers

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Congress is delving deep into some nitty-gritty governmental issues

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A sign is shown at a COVID-19 vaccine site in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Counties in California and other places in the U.S. are trying to ensure they vaccinate people in largely Black, Latino and working-class communities that have borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. San Francisco is reserving some vaccines for seniors in the two ZIP codes hit hardest by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)

DoD outpaces public in vaccine efficiency, says vaccine is safe for nearly all adults

Meanwhile, the national average for vaccine efficiency sits at 68% and skepticism remains high among military spouses.

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(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2020, file photo, boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are loaded into a truck for shipping at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss. While shipments of the vaccine are rolling out to many health care workers and nursing homes across the country, it could be months before it’s available for the general public. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool, File)

GAO troubled by ‘critical gaps’ in government’s vaccine distribution plan

Implementation of the CARES Act and vaccine distribution has been rocky. We got a look at the latest assessment from the Government Accountability Office’s…

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Snow falls on the North Lawn of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Haha — hear the one about the pandemic snow day?

What the heck is a liberal leave snow day anyhow, when almost nobody is already coming to the office?

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