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ROCKINGHAM — All Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Richmond County have been canceled until further notice after a pause was recommended by federal health officials.

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Assigning infallibility to government action is a fool’s errand.

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ROCKINGHAM — FirstHealth of the Carolinas began vaccinating frontline health care workers against COVID-19 on Wednesday at its hospital campuses in Richmond and Hoke counties, and workers at Montgomery Memorial Hospital will begin receiving shots in the coming days.  

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ROCKINGHAM — The first COVID-19 vaccine has now been given emergency use authorization by the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to warn consumers and health care professionals not to use certain alcohol-based hand sanitizers due to the dangerous presence of methanol, or wood alcohol — a substance often used to create fuel and antifreeze that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin as well as life-threatening when ingested.

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RALEIGH —The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration in alerting consumers of adverse health effects associated with methanol-contaminated hand sanitizers.

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LAURINBURG — In addition to its many preventative measures and services geared towards reducing the spread of COVID-19, Scotland Memorial Hospital is now providing two new treatments for infected patients in the hope of shortening hospital stays and even saving lives.

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On Aug. 15, Wisconsin's Department of Health Services announced "a cluster of people with severe lung disease who all reported recent vaping or dabbing (vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates)."  CNN reports more than 120 similar cases nationwide based on a survey of state health departments.

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