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By William Brangham, Jason Kane, Claire Mufson
More than 30 million Americans have gone without health insurance in the last year. Other high-income nations cover their entire populations for a lot less money than the U.S. already spends. But does a universal health care system help save…
COVID vaccination centers have begun suspending the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after federal health officials recommended the move. The CDC and the FDA say they are reviewing extremely rare and severe blood clots in six women, out…
By Joe McDonald, Huizhong Wu, Associated Press
In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost.
By PBS NewsHour
As vaccines continue to roll out globally, wealthier nations have been inoculating their populations at much higher rate than the global South, sparking the debate over “vaccine passports.” Northwestern University professor Steven Thrasher, instead, argues in favor of focusing on…
By William Brangham, Frank Carlson, Deema Zein
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities like Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Autism often have underlying health conditions that make them more susceptible to COVID-19. Plus, many receive care in group living facilities, putting them at further risk. But despite…
In our news wrap Friday, congestion outside the suez canal grew to over 200 ships as officials failed to move a giant container ship that has been wedged in the waterway since Tuesday. Then, fresh appeals for the U.S. to…
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press
With the U.S. closing in on President Joe Biden’s goal of injecting 100 million coronavirus vaccinations weeks ahead of his target date, officials say the nation is now in position to help supply neighbors Canada and Mexico with shots.
Prisons and jails have been hit hard by the pandemic, with major outbreaks across the country. But when it comes to allocating scarce vaccines, states have dramatically different ideas about how inmates should be prioritized. And the experience of one…
By Associated Press
Irish health officials have recommended the temporary suspension of the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of serious blood clotting after inoculations in Norway.
By William Brangham, Nick Schifrin
President Biden moved up the timeline for vaccine allocation Thursday by ordering all states, tribes and territories to make every U.S. adult eligible for the COVID vaccines by May 1. And on Friday, he also vowed to expand the vaccine…
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