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New COVID wave could peak in May or June, leading to ‘long hot summer’ (access required)

State health officials said as a worst-case scenario the state could see 8,162 cases and 3,644 hospitalizations on May 18, with a similar peak in mid-June. A moderate scenario called for an April 18 peak of 5,405 positive cases and 2,669 people in the hospital, according to models. Cases would stay above 4,000 until mid-May, and hospitalizations would not fall below 2,000 until May 18.

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Scott Rudder, president, New Jersey Cannabusiness Association.

Former NJCBA president named chief strategy officer at endocannabinoid-focused medical journal (access required)

Former New Jersey CannaBusiness Association President Scott Rudder has been named chief strategy officer at the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine, based out of Woodland Park. AJEM has also brought on Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, a well-known doctor in the cannabis space nationwide, as medical director. The newest issue of the journal includes peer-reviewed articles on ...

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J&J enters agreement with African Union to provide up to 400M vaccines (access required)

"From the beginning of this pandemic, Johnson & Johnson has recognized that no one is safe until everyone is safe, and we have been committed to equitable, global access to new COVID-19 vaccines," said J&J CEO and Chairman Alex Gorsky. "Our support for the COVAX Facility, combined with supplementary agreements with countries and regions, will help accelerate global progress toward ending the COVID-19 pandemic."

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