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COVID-19 Tracker (Aug. 31, 2021)

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REGIONAL -- Included below is the current data (as of Aug. 30, 2021) regarding COVID-19. Data by Locality Locality Case Count Hospitalization County Death Count James City County 5,515 206 78 City of Williamsburg 888 36 14 York...

Anti-Parasite Medication Not to Be Used to Prevent COVID-19

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NATIONWIDE -- Scientists and health agencies have released information, stating that Ivermectin, an anti-parasite medication which is commonly used in animals such as horses,...

FDA Gives Final Approval for COVID-19 Vaccine

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NATIONWIDE -- On Monday, Aug. 23, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave final approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination to be administered in persons...

An Epidemiologist’s Guide for Back-to-School Planning

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WILLIAMSBURG -- As elementary and high school students head back into classrooms, W&M News spoke with Carrie Dolan, an epidemiologist, an assistant professor in...

ALERT: Rabid Fox Discovered in James City County

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JAMES CITY COUNTY -- On Friday, Aug. 20, Virginia Department of Health - Peninsula Health District has released information regarding a rabid fox that...
The Lackey Clinic can now help those who are at 300 percent or below the federal poverty level thanks to this year's Medicaid expansion. (WYDaily/Courtesy Lackey Clinic)

Lackey Clinic Launches Virtual Urgent Care

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YORKTOWN -- Lackey Clinic, a free and charitable healthcare center, started its new Lackey Virtual Urgent Care program to provide medical care to the...
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Virginia Department of Health Announces Significant Increases in Delta Variant in Virginia

RICHMOND -- On Friday, August 6, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced a significant increase in the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) throughout the Commonwealth....

What does “Emergency Use” mean? A break down of how the COVID-19 vaccine came to be

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NATIONWIDE -- It’s pretty miraculous that in less than a year, not one but three effective COVID-19 vaccines were created and implemented.  Still, many are...