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Laura Santhanam is the Health Reporter and Coordinating Producer for Polling for the PBS NewsHour, where she has also worked as the Data Producer. Follow @LauraSanthanam
Looking at how life has changed since multiple COVID-19 vaccines became available over the last year, Northwell Health nurse Sandra Lindsay told the PBS NewsHour, “It's a stark contrast to where we were a year ago.”…
Since the World Health Organization designated omicron as a "variant of concern," in part because of its apparent ability to reinfect people, public health officials had said it would be a matter of time before omicron appeared in the U.S.
Recent constraints on food supply and rising costs have also stretched school districts thin -- another reminder of the way that COVID has contributed to food insecurity.
Key questions need to be answered about the new COVID-19 variant, omicron, including whether it is more transmissible, produces more severe disease, and responds to vaccines and medicines.
Experts believe the top drivers are the growing prevalence of deadly fentanyl in the illicit drug supply and the COVID-19 pandemic, which left many drug users socially isolated and unable to get treatment or other support.
Looking across the coronavirus pandemic, people who remain unvaccinated make up the overwhelming majority of people who have suffered the most -- signaling the protective and preventive power of getting vaccinated.
To better understand what divides -- and unites -- Americans today, the Pew Research Center created its Political Typology Quiz.
After nearly two years of anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic, health workers across the country are rolling out vaccines for children age 5-11 -- a moment many parents have longed to meet.
A majority believe that getting vaccinated is -- at least in part -- an obligation we owe to each other, according to a new poll from the PBS NewsHour and Generation Lab.
Even as vaccinations for younger children are expected to ramp up, COVID-19 vaccination rates for adults have slowed across much of the country. Nationally, about 70% of Americans 18 years and older are fully vaccinated. But many cities and states…
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