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A third shot of the vaccine can be given at least six months after the two-dose regimen, according to the authorization. A booster rollout could begin this week.
CHARLOTTE TALKS WITH MIKE COLLINS
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    Health care workers on the frontlines of the pandemic are burned out. With patient counts near record levels, what has been and what is likely to be the impact? Health care workers from Charlotte area hospitals share their thoughts.
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    In the latest installment of WFAE’s health care series The Price We Pay, we take a look at medication costs. Americans spend twice as much on medical care as people in other wealthy countries, and one of the reasons is the high prices of our prescription drugs. We pay, on average, 2 1/2 times for the same medicines. Why? Mike Collins and a panel of experts discuss.
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Americans spend more on medical care than those in other wealthy countries, but we’re a lot sicker. "The Price We Pay" explores the reasons for that and possible solutions to our health care crisis.

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