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CDC committee to discuss COVID-19 vaccine next week

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(The Center Square) - The group of medical and public health experts that develops recommendations for vaccine use for the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) will meet Tuesday.

CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) posted a notice for a meeting scheduled for December 1 without any details, but officials confirmed Friday that COVID-19 vaccination would be on the agenda.

Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19 – here's what doctors are facing, in their own words

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It's difficult to put into words how hard COVID-19 is hitting rural America's hospitals. Yet in many communities, the initial cooperation and goodwill seen early in the pandemic have given way to COVID-19 fatigue and anger, making it hard to implement and enforce public health measures, like wearing face masks, that can reduce the disease's spread.

No, soaring COVID-19 cases are not due to more testing – they show a surging pandemic

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Some believe increases in reported COVID-19 coronavirus cases is a result of increases in testing, as more than 1.5 million tests are performed every day in the U.S. But the evidence is clear that these high numbers reflect a true increase in the number of COVID-19 infections.