By Sam Whitehead, Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
A new U.S. government center aims to become the National Weather Service for infectious diseases.
By Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
Four out of 10 births in the U.S. are paid for by Medicaid. Starting this month, pregnant and postpartum people are eligible to receive coverage 12 months after delivery to expand access and improve health outcomes for new parents and…
By Laura Santhanam
It's too early to say for sure, but based on available information, it seems likely 2021 will surpass last year's record number of deaths by at least 15,000, according to the CDC.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
One study in two Arizona counties found coronavirus outbreaks were almost four times more common at public schools without mask mandates on the first day than at those that re-opened with a masking requirement.
By Associated Press
By Lauran Neergaard, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stands on the verge of a major new phase: Government advisers on Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer’s vaccine for millions of Americans.
By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
The FDA on Wednesday signed off on such shots as a way to shore up protection in those groups. This is not a done deal yet: The CDC has yet to weigh in on who it believes should get boosters…
By Mike Schneider, Associated Press
Florida's new surgeon general has signed new protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children should quarantine or stay in school if they are asymptomatic after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
By Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press
New U.S. studies show COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective against hospitalizations and death. That's even against the extra-contagious delta variant.
By Peter Chin-Hong, The Conversation
The CDC guidance applies to areas with high coronavirus transmission rates – which on the day of the announcement covered 63% of U.S. counties.
Support Provided By:
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.
Thank you. Please check your inbox to confirm.
Additional Support Provided By: