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Biden lays out plan to mandate vaccines or testing for millions of workers

President Biden announced a reset of his plan to tackle the pandemic, with tougher new vaccine rules for federal workers and contractors and more testing.

Why lagging COVID vaccine rate at rural hospitals ‘needs to be fixed now’

A new survey conducted by the National Rural Health Association and Chartis Center for Rural Health showed that 30% of the 160 rural hospital executives who responded said less than half of their employees had been vaccinated — even though health care workers have been eligible for months now. Only about a third said that 70% or more of their staff were vaccinated.