The FDA is reportedly planning to allow ‘mix-and-match’ booster shots

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The FDA plans to allow people to ‘mix-and-match’ their COVID-19 booster shots, a new report says

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Empty rooms in a California hospital ICU.
In this Thursday, April 9, 2020, file photo, the Intensive Care unit at the St. Vincent Medical Center building in Los Angeles is viewed. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

Thousands of California hospital workers strike over ‘critical staffing shortages’ at nearly a third of hospitals in the state

  • Thousands of healthcare workers in California have gone on strike or plan to strike, CalMatters reported.
  • They’re striking over burnout and continued staffing shortages fueled by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • About a third of California hospitals reported “critical staffing shortages” to the federal government last week.

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