J&J vaccine pause prompts a needed discussion of women's health

When I heard the news that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are recommending that the United States pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine over six reported US cases of a "rare and severe" type of blood clot, I was infuriated. Pausing was the right decision, but it also immediately made me think about how sexist the medical world remains and what little regard it has for women's health.

How the US hit its vaccine stride

With an average of 3.1 million doses of Covid-19 administered each day, the United States is on pace to hit another vaccination milestone: Half of adults in the country are expected to have received at least one dose of the vaccine by the end of this week.

Coronavirus update: Franklin County hits 100 deaths to COVID-19

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) provided new COVID-19 metrics for Friday, April 9, 2021 including hospitalization rates, new coronavirus cases and a sad update to Franklin County death toll. According to public health officials, Benton County added…