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Nation Jan 12COVID-19 vaccination rates for children are low. Experts say parents are ‘taking an enormous risk’
Distrust, misinformation and other factors have combined to produce what authorities say are alarmingly low COVID-19 vaccination rates in U.S. children ages 5 to 11.
Health Jan 07Hospitalizations skyrocket in children too young for COVID vaccines
Hospitalizations of U.S. children under 5 with COVID-19 have soared to unprecedented levels, a worrisome trend in youngsters too young to be vaccinated.
Health Nov 19Research links COVID-19 in pregnancy with stillbirths
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Friday that examined 1.2 million deliveries in 736 hospitals nationwide from March 2020 through September 2021.
Nation Nov 03First children receive COVID-19 vaccine as part of national rollout
Schoolchildren take the spotlight this week as the U.S. enters a new phase in COVID-19 vaccination aimed at curbing deaths, hospitalizations and more than a year of disrupted education.
Health Oct 12Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks
Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday.
Health Aug 11CDC urges COVID vaccines during pregnancy as delta variant surges
The advice comes as hospitals in hot spots around the U.S. see disturbing numbers of unvaccinated mothers-to-be seriously ill with the virus. The CDC recommendation echoes recent guidance from top obstetrician groups.
Health Jul 30Study: Vaccinated people who got ‘breakthrough’ infections can carry as much virus as others
The findings have the potential to upend past thinking about how the disease is spread. Previously, vaccinated people who got infected were thought to have low levels of virus and to be unlikely to pass it to others. But the…
Health Jul 30CDC team: ‘War has changed’ as delta variant dangers emerge
New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may be more dangerous than other versions has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice.
Health Dec 02Stay home for the holidays or get tested twice, CDC urges
U.S. health officials say staying home for the upcoming winter holidays is the best way to stay safe and protect others. But for those who ignore that advice, COVID-19 testing before and after trips is an option.
Education Nov 13Many schools abandon plans for in-person learning as COVID-19 cases spike
Such decisions are complicated by a host of conflicting concerns — namely, safety versus the potential educational and economic damage from schooling children at home, in front of computers, under their parents' supervision.