The number of COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma during the pandemic neared 10,000 on Wednesday, while the total number of coronavirus cases topped 600,000, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
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As part of the Cherokee Nation’s flu vaccination plan this season, health care workers are at the front of the line.
For the second consecutive year, circumstances required Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. to give his annual State of the Nation address by video, with the COVID-19 pandemic again forcing most of the 2021 Cherokee National Holiday onto virtual platforms.
The Cherokee Nation observed Aug. 31 as International Overdose Awareness Day and continues to focus on medication assisted treatment and overdose prevention.
Cherokee Nation officials said on Aug. 18 said they are following recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to administer an additional dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to fully vaccinated patients who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.
According to a Cherokee Nation press release, Deputy Chief Bryan Warner has been elected chairman of the Centers for Disease Control Tribal Advisory Committee.
Older adults with obesity who combine aerobic exercise with eating slightly fewer calories each day see greater improvements in blood vessel health than those who just exercise or who exercise and eat a more restrictive diet, new research finds.