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By Becky Wandel and Rawan Elbaba, Student Reporting Labs
Some influencers in wellness communities are using their platform to promote conspiracy theories. We examine the social media phenomenon that's having a real-world impact. Stephanie Sy takes a closer look at how one mother was pulled into this world of…
By Stephanie Sy, Leah Nagy
Starting this weekend, COVID-19 boosters will now be available for any of the three federally approved vaccines. At least 10 states had already made this change as COVID cases rose — climbing by 33 percent in the last two weeks.
By Stephanie Sy, Courtney Norris
This weekend, a federal appeals court in Louisiana temporarily blocked the Biden administration's new rule that millions of private sector workers get a COVID-19 vaccine, or get tested weekly. The rule has led more than two dozen states to file…
By John Yang, Courtney Norris
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…
By Amna Nawaz, Gretchen Frazee, Laura Santhanam, Maea Lenei Buhre
By John Yang, Claire Mufson
Friday afternoon was the deadline for all New York City workers to get at least one COVID vaccine dose or go on unpaid leave. It could mean several thousand officers may have to stay home as early as Monday. In…
New COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are down nearly 60% and deaths have fallen by nearly a third. Americans are getting boosters, and young children may be able to start getting vaccinated as soon as next week. But the U.S.
By David Klepper, Amanda Seitz, Associated Press
Despite evidence that it worked, Facebook took a full month to implement the changes at a pivotal time in the global vaccine rollout.
By William Brangham, Karina Cuevas, Claire Mufson
The White House laid out plans Wednesday for children between the ages of 5 and 11 to soon receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If approved, shots could begin as soon as November. But many parents are still wondering about whether to…
By Heather Hollingsworth, Tammy Webber, Associated Press
It’s a milestone that by all accounts didn’t have to happen this soon. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 700,000 late Friday — a number greater than the population of Boston. The last 100,000 deaths occurred during a time…
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