By John Yang, Leah Nagy
For our endeavor to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, John Yang spoke to first responders and medical workers who have lived and worked through both the attacks and have also more recently seen the mass trauma…
PBS NewsHour's broadcast studio is just a few miles from the Pentagon here in Washington. On 9/11, that iconic structure designed to project American military might was struck clear out of the blue, just like the twin towers. 184 people…
COVID-19 cases in Idaho are up more than 40% in the last two weeks, and hospitalizations up 25%. Some hospitals in the state's northern part are having to ration the care they give. Idaho has one of the nation’s lowest…
By Rebecca Boone, Associated Press
The activation includes 10 hospitals and healthcare systems in Idaho's panhandle and north-central Idaho. The move allows hospitals to allot scarce resources like intensive care unit rooms to those most likely to survive.
By Laura Santhanam
While taming the coronavirus will continue to depend on widespread adoption of key public health measures, the United States is still confronting the gulf between those who believe that something like getting a vaccine is a personal decision versus those…
In our news wrap Thursday, the Biden administration pledged a $3 billion investment in the nation's COVID-19 vaccine supply chain. First-time claims for unemployment benefits in the U.S. have fallen to a new low during the pandemic. Calmer winds in…
In our news wrap Monday, the U.S. Department of Education announced it is investigating five Republican-led states that have banned universal indoor masking. The European Union has advised its member nations to reinstate travel restrictions for American tourists. The entire…
By Carla K. Johnson, Nicky Forster, Associated Press
But health experts say that toll could be cut in half if nearly everyone wore a mask in public spaces. Experts agree: What the coronavirus has in store this fall depends on human behavior.
By Mike Stobbe, Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
U.S. health officials Wednesday recommended all Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and evidence that the vaccines' effectiveness is falling.
By Terry Spencer, Associated Press
The U.S. is now averaging 100,000 new COVID-19 infections a day, returning to a milestone last seen during the winter surge in another bleak reminder of how quickly the delta variant has spread through the country.
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