A nurse in a face mask and wearing blue gloves administers a shot to an older woman wearing a blue mask.

Food and Drug Administration approves COVID boosters for upcoming season

BY: - September 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the latest round of COVID-19 boosters, as public health officials brace for another cold and flu season. An advisory panel at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is scheduled to vote on recommendations Tuesday, the final step in the process before people will […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 2: A model of COVID-19, known as coronavirus, is seen ahead of testimony from Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), during a US Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the plan to research, manufacture and distribute a coronavirus vaccine, known as Operation Warp Speed, July 2, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

COVID hospitalizations in Alabama jumped in August

BY: - August 30, 2023

Alabama saw a sharp increase in COVID hospitalizations over the last month. The number of Alabamians admitted to a hospital due to COVID increased nearly 50% in just one week, from 216 weekly hospital admissions in the second week of August to 318 hospital admissions in the third week of August, according to Centers for […]

Chairman and Vice Chairman look into audience before beginning committee meeting.

Second round of ARPA funds won’t address all health care, infrastructure needs in Alabama

BY: - March 10, 2023

Make no mistake: the groups expected to receive a share of Alabama’s $1 billion in COVID relief money are happy to get it.  But the money won’t address all the needs they have.  HB 1, which would distribute those dollars to broadband; health care, and water and sewer projects, passed the House Ways and Means […]