• 4 ways our understanding of the coronavirus has changed a year into the pandemic

    4 ways our understanding of the coronavirus has changed a year into the pandemic

    Mar 11, 2021 11:00 AM EST

    ... transportation, the postal service, health care and other sectors. The CDC also states that essential workers may face greater risk of being exposed to the coronavirus given the public-facing nature of their work, their inability to do their work from home and the fact that many of these employees ...

  • Honoring 5 remarkable people who lost their lives to the coronavirus

    Honoring 5 remarkable people who lost their lives to the coronavirus

    Mar 05, 2021 11:25 PM EST

    Even as hope for an end to the pandemic grows, more than 520,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. We take a moment to remember five remarkable individuals lost to this disease.

  • How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare to other coronavirus vaccines?

    How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare to other coronavirus vaccines?

    Feb 26, 2021 09:35 PM EST

    ... Johnson vaccine is an adenovirus vector vaccine, while the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are both mRNA vaccines. Messenger RNA vaccines use genetic instructions from the coronavirus to tell a person’s cells to make the spike protein, but these don’t use another virus as a vector. There are many ...

  • Ghana becomes first country to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAX program

    Ghana becomes first country to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAX program

    Feb 24, 2021 03:57 PM EST

    ... that receive donated doses. They have warned that even if the program is successful in distributing those vaccines, those countries will remain vulnerable to continued coronavirus outbreaks since most experts guess that at least 70% of people will need protection from the virus to reach herd immunity. And experts have ...

  • U.S. coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

    U.S. coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

    Feb 21, 2021 10:02 PM EST

    ... is believed to be significantly higher, in part because of inadequate testing and cases inaccurately attributed to other causes early on. Despite efforts to administer coronavirus vaccines, a widely cited model by the University of Washington projects the U.S. death toll will surpass 589,000 by June 1."People ...

  • Remembering 5 people who have lost their lives to the coronavirus

    Remembering 5 people who have lost their lives to the coronavirus

    Feb 12, 2021 11:30 PM EST

    As the pandemic delivers another week of gut-wrenching loss of lives, we take a moment to share the stories of five remarkable people who have died from COVID-19.

  • WHO team concludes coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

    WHO team concludes coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

    Feb 09, 2021 01:44 PM EST

    WUHAN, China (AP) — The coronavirus is unlikely to have leaked from a Chinese lab and is more likely to have jumped to humans from an animal, a World Health Organization team has concluded, an expert said Tuesday as the group wrapped up a visit to explore the origins of the ...

  • Why new coronavirus variants emerge, and what that means for you

    Why new coronavirus variants emerge, and what that means for you

    Feb 04, 2021 09:05 PM EST

    ... Reuters noted that Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine was 89 percent effective at “preventing severe disease in South Africa.” According to Fauci, the existence of coronavirus variants underscores the importance of vaccinating the American public as quickly and efficiently as possible. “If we can implement our vaccine programs with the ...

  • UN-backed program seeks rollout of 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses in Q1

    UN-backed program seeks rollout of 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses in Q1

    Feb 03, 2021 04:51 PM EST

    A U.N.-backed program to deploy COVID-19 vaccines to the neediest people worldwide has announced plans for an initial distribution of some 100 million doses by the end of March.

  • New vaccines show promise amid concerns over coronavirus variants

    New vaccines show promise amid concerns over coronavirus variants

    Jan 29, 2021 11:55 PM EST

    New vaccines created by Johnson & Johnson and Novavax are showing promising results in reducing illness caused by the coronavirus, though they were less effective than other vaccines and against some virus variants, which are causing growing concerns. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor reports. ... Judy Woodruff: The drive to get more ...