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Past articles by Jacob:

Poll: Most Americans Reject Religious Exemption From Vaccine Mandates

Majorities of Americans across all major religious denominations believe there is no legitimate religious basis to object to getting vaccinated against COVID-19, new public opinion research shows. → Read More

Majority of Americans say religion isn't an excuse to dodge COVID vaccines

A new poll finds Americans are largely critical of objections to COVID-19 vaccines on religious grounds. But among the unvaccinated, the practice remains popular. → Read More

'Build Back Better' could help the doctor shortage crisis in the US

The Democrats' social spending package would invest $1 billion in medical and nursing school programs and would support medical students from under-represented communities. → Read More

Dr. Oz is running for Senate. The other doctors in the race have thoughts.

Dr. Mehmet Oz — the cardiothoracic surgeon and talk show host — announced this week that he's officially running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania as a → Read More

What we know so far about the omicron variant

The new COVID strain is 'cause for concern, not a cause for panic,' President Joe Biden said Monday. → Read More

At least 6 Senate candidates have refused a COVID vaccine — and they're all Republican

At least six candidates running for U.S. Senate in 2022 remain unvaccinated against the coronavirus, an American Independent Foundation analysis shows. → Read More

Ron Johnson pushes false claim that Medicaid expansion increased opioid abuse

The Wisconsin GOP Senator also spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines in a recent speech. → Read More

Poll: Most Republicans Want Trump To Run Again, But Most Americans Don't

A new poll suggests a majority of Republicans want former President Donald Trump to try for the White House again in 2024 — but the vast majority of Americans do not. → Read More

Republicans promote COVID misinformation at hearing meant to combat its spread

Lawmakers promised to explore solutions to online COVID scams and online misinformation. But Republicans on the subcommittee had other plans. → Read More

Congressional Democrats ask Biden to impose vaccine mandate for air travel

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) joined 35 House Democrats in asking the president to impose vaccine restrictions ahead of the holiday season, as polls show a majority of Americans would support the policy. → Read More

Federal judge strikes down Texas governor's ban on masks at schools

Advocates called the ruling a victory for students with disabilities and noted it could have implications beyond the Lone Star State. → Read More

COVID misinformation fueled by right-wing media has reached 80% of Americans

A new survey finds that wide swaths of the American public believe vaccine conspiracies repeated by Fox News, Newsmax, and other right-wing outlets. → Read More

COVID was not a priority for most Virginia voters, exit polls show

Voters who expressed concern about the pandemic overwhelmingly backed Democrat Terry McAuliffe. But most voters had other priorities. → Read More

COVID vaccines are more effective than 'natural immunity,' CDC says

A new CDC study shows unvaccinated Americans who previously had COVID-19 were five times more likely to get it again than their fully vaccinated peers. → Read More

Biden administration tightens rules on vaccine mandate exemptions

As the Biden administration prepares to implement COVID-19 vaccine mandates for federal employees and large businesses, new guidelines from the U.S. Equal → Read More

Republican leaders support jobless benefits — for the unvaccinated

After ending pandemic-related unemployment benefits, some Republican officials now want assistance for workers who were fired for refusing to get vaccinated. → Read More

Trump food aid program was mismanaged and used for political gain, report finds

Congressional investigators found the program funneled millions of taxpayer dollars to unqualified firms while Trump used it to promote his political ambitions. → Read More

There's no 'mounting data' to prove that vaccines aren't working, despite GOP message

Unvaccinated Americans are 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than their vaccinated peers, recent CDC data shows. → Read More

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on vaccine mandates is doomed in the courts, experts say

Some claim the Republican governor's actions are more about politics than public health. → Read More

Federal officials intervene in Arizona's misuse of COVID funds

A top official in the U.S. Department of the Treasury on Monday sent a letter to Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey instructing his office to stop using → Read More