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Health May 10Pfizer COVID-19 shot expanded to U.S. children as young as 12
The Food and Drug Administration said Monday the shot is safe and offers strong protection for younger teens based on testing of more than 2,000 U.S. volunteers.
Health Apr 02Fully vaccinated can travel again, says new CDC guidance
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the coronavirus or going into quarantine afterward.
Health Feb 17How will we know we’ve reached herd immunity for COVID-19?
Health officials around the world are racing to vaccinate enough people to stop the spread of COVID-19, but what qualifies as “enough” is still an open question.
Health Dec 13Here’s how much COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped in the U.S.
COVID-19 vaccines have begun shipping in the U.S. after getting emergency authorization, setting off the nation’s biggest ever vaccination push. But with limited supplies, how will the vaccine be allocated?…
Health Nov 12States ramp up for biggest vaccination effort in U.S. history
It will be a monumental undertaking to distribute hundreds of millions of doses, prioritize who's first in line and ensure that people who get the initial shot return for the necessary second one. The push could begin as early as…
Health Apr 20Feds to track and share information on nursing home outbreaks
Calling nursing homes ground zero of the coronavirus crisis, federal officials said Monday they plan to start monitoring infections and deaths in such facilities to help spot trends and early signs the virus is spreading in communities.
Nation Apr 15Feds under pressure to publicly track nursing home outbreaks
Federal health officials are coming under increasing pressure to start publicly tracking coronavirus infections and deaths in nursing homes amid criticism they have not been transparent enough in responding to an explosion of outbreaks.
Health Mar 30Hospitals dread the prospect of deciding whom to treat first
U.S. hospitals are bracing for a surge in coronavirus patients who need ventilators and other resources that could soon be in critically short supply.
Health Mar 21Nursing Home Outbreaks Lay Bare Chronic Industry Problems
Burgeoning coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes in Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and elsewhere are laying bare the industry’s long-running problems, including a struggle to control infections and a staffing crisis that relies on poorly paid aides who can't afford to…
Health Feb 14Coronavirus renews safety concerns about slaughtering wild animals
Experts say wild animals can carry unknown viruses and that human contact with them needs to more carefully managed as the world's population grows.