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Human Behavior Dictates COVID-19's End, CDC Director Says

Medical and scientific solutions to COVID-19 can only go so far. But what will really help us leap towards global herd immunity is putting up a united front against the COVID-19 virus. Get vaccinated, abide by health and safety protocols such as mask-wearing and social distancing, and do your part to curb the spread and lead humanity to a COVID-free future. 

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How Small Businesses are Coping With COVID-19 Changes
As vaccination rates soar and stores are getting the go-signal to reopen, small brick-and-mortar businesses are faced with a challenge — adapting to changes in the new normal. Of course, small business owners are resourceful and creative, which gave rise to many strategies to keep their employees and customers safe, reduce contact, and contribute to curbing the spread of the virus.
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COVID-19 Effect on Kids: Can They Get "Long Covid"?
A U.K. study revealed that children may show lingering and persistent symptoms even months after a COVID-19 infection. However, it also concluded that kids are less likely to be affected by “long COVID” compared to adults. From its assessment, only 4% of children and teens in the U.K. showed prevailing or recurring symptoms, the most common being loss of smell, headaches, fatigue, coughing, chest pain, and brain fog.
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British Columbia Government Mandates Expanded Health and Safety Measures for Students
At the beginning of October, the British Columbia Government announced new guidelines to foster the health and safety of students. Among them is requiring masks for students in kindergarten to Grade 3. Other health and safety guidelines in place for safe back-to-school learning include daily health checks. frequent hand washing, improved ventilation systems on campus, staggered recess and lunch breaks, managed class transitions, and staying home when sick.
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Vaccination Rates Among College Students in the U.S.: What Students Think About Vaccines
As vaccines become more widely available, inoculation rates among students and adolescents are rising and sparking hope for continuing education. Universities in a number of U.S. States are making significant progress in student vaccinations. In New York, schools have mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for students set to attend classes in-campus.
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