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Vaccinated people can now go maskless in most indoor locations [Updated]

Vaccinated people can now go maskless in most indoor locations [Updated]

Enlarge / If you've been vaccinated, the CDC now says you can skip the mask and spacing. Original story, 2:32 pm ET: As part of an ongoing press conference, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention responded to recent data on the effectiveness of vaccines and updated its guidance on mask use and physical distancing.…
CDC advisory committee recommends COVID vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds

CDC advisory committee recommends COVID vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds

Enlarge / With new data, we're able to expand vaccinations to ever-younger populations. On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that the CDC approve the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the 12- to 15-year age group. The decision comes two days after the Food and…
The Pandemic Didn’t Appear To Spur A Baby Boom, Rather A Bust

The Pandemic Didn’t Appear To Spur A Baby Boom, Rather A...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released preliminary data on Wednesday showing the number of births in the U.S. has dropped to the lowest level since 1979.
Biden shifts strategy as national vaccination rate continues to slow

Biden shifts strategy as national vaccination rate continues to slow

Enlarge / US President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories By July 4—two months from today—the Biden administration wants to have 70 percent of American adults vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine…
An Unexpected Pandemic Side Effect In Peru: A Comeback For TB

An Unexpected Pandemic Side Effect In Peru: A Comeback For TB

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A young girl waits as her chest X-ray is taken in a TB Móvil van clinic in Lima, Peru. Socios En Salud Peru Branch hide caption toggle caption Socios En Salud Peru Branch A young girl waits as her chest X-ray is taken in a TB Móvil van clinic in Lima, Peru. Socios En Salud…
The Trajectory Of The Pandemic, 100 Days Into Biden’s Administration

The Trajectory Of The Pandemic, 100 Days Into Biden’s Administration

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President Biden removes his mask before speaking about the pandemic outside of the White House on Tuesday afternoon. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Biden removes his mask before speaking about the pandemic outside of the White House on Tuesday afternoon. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Combatting the coronavirus pandemic has been…
COMIC: How I Cope With Pandemic Numbness

COMIC: How I Cope With Pandemic Numbness

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Each week I check the latest deaths from COVID-19 for NPR. After a while, I didn't feel any sorrow at the numbers. I just felt numb. I wanted to understand why — and how to overcome that numbness.(Image credit: Connie Hanzhang Jin/NPR)
News Brief: Pandemic Status, Asian American Hate Crimes Bill, Infrastructure

News Brief: Pandemic Status, Asian American Hate Crimes Bill, Infrastructure

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COVID-19 hot spots pop up again around the globe. Senate passes bill to address a spike in violence targeted at Asian Americans. Senate Republicans unveil smaller $568 billion infrastructure plan.
COVID-19 vaccinations declining even though all US adults are eligible

COVID-19 vaccinations declining even though all US adults are eligible

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Enlarge / Nurses wait at empty tables for more patients to arrive to receive a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site in Gardena, California, on April 17, 2021. Though COVID-19 vaccines are now open to all US adults, vaccinations in the country are on the decline. In the past week,…
More J&J troubles: Vaccine manufacturing halted and more possible clot cases

More J&J troubles: Vaccine manufacturing halted and more possible clot cases

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Enlarge / The Emergent BioSolutions plant, a manufacturing partner for Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 9, 2021. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories The US Food and Drug Administration last week asked Emergent BioSolutions to stop making Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine at its troubled facility in Baltimore, according to a…

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