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Where Are The Newest COVID Hot Spots? Mostly Places With Low Vaccination Rates

Friday, July 09, 2021

As the delta variant takes over in the U.S., new, localized outbreaks are emerging. Those surges are likely driven by pockets of dangerously low vaccination rates.


You're Vaccinated. Congrats! Now What Can You Do Safely?

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Can I get a massage? Travel with my unvaccinated kids? Eat indoors at a restaurant? Hit the gym? Experts weigh in with advice on 16 frequently asked post-vaccination questions.


'We're In A War With This Virus': Biden Lays Out COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Friday, January 15, 2021

President-Elect Joe Biden shares details of how his administration hopes to tackle the country's public health crisis. It's an aggressive plan that he needs Congress to fund.


'Tis The Season To Celebrate. Here's How To Do It Safely

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Many favorite holiday traditions could be treacherous this year because of the coronavirus. Here's how experts view the risks — and some creative, safer alternatives to keep up a festive mood.


CDC Advisers Agree With FDA: COVID-19 Vaccine Is OK For Public Use

Saturday, December 12, 2020

An independent federal advisory committee to the CDC recommends the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for people over 16. But state health leaders say distribution and funding challenges remain.


How Do You Contact Trace The President Of The United States?

Saturday, October 03, 2020

The President's diagnosis calls for contact tracing on a massive scale. Luckily, not everyone President Trump saw this week with is a high risk exposure. Here's who is.


Getting A Coronavirus Test To Make Visiting Family Safe? Not So Fast

Thursday, August 13, 2020

If you want to socialize with family or friends — say share a vacation cabin — can testing in advance keep everyone safe? We asked experts how diagnostic tests work and how to interpret the results.


How Safe Is Your School's Reopening Plan? Here's What To Look For

Thursday, August 06, 2020

As schools weigh the risks of reopening, many are making plans to lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Here's how to vet your school's proposals.


Green, Yellow, Orange Or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

As coronavirus cases surge in many states, a new color-coding tool backed by a coalition of top scientists provides an apples-to-apples way of comparing outbreak severity, down to the county level.


From Camping To Dining Out: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities

Saturday, May 23, 2020

The weather is warming up and public spaces are starting to reopen. How do you decide what's safe to do? We have guidance to help you compare and evaluate the risks.


U.S. Coronavirus Testing Still Falls Short. How's Your State Doing?

Thursday, May 07, 2020

New estimates say the U.S. needs to triple its testing. But how much testing does each state need? Here's how states compare to each other, and to targets experts say they should hit.


Antiviral Drug Remdesivir Shows Promise For Treating Coronavirus In NIH Study

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The preliminary results showed that hospitalized patients who received remdesivir recovered 31% faster. Dr. Anthony Fauci hailed the findings as "quite good news."


Should We All Be Wearing Masks In Public? Health Experts Revisit The Question

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

There are rumblings that U.S. health officials may start encouraging Americans to wear face masks to cut down on asymptomatic spread. But with continued shortages, it's not clear how we'd do that.


CDC Intensifies Warnings About Vaping Illness As Cases Top 1,000

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Federal agencies are working furiously to find out what is causing people to sicken and are warning consumers not to vape.


Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX's New Starship, Designed To Fly To The Moon, Mars And Beyond

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Calling it "the most inspiring thing" he's ever seen, SpaceX's CEO talked up his company's big innovation and plans to fast-track production of the spacecraft. He hopes to fly passengers by next year.


FDA To Banish Flavored E-Cigarettes To Combat Youth Vaping

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

With hundreds of unexplained cases of vaping-related illness, and the sharp rise in youth vaping, the Trump administration is acting to crack down on kid-friendly vape flavors.


Trump Administration Announces Plans To Shake Up The Kidney Care Industry

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

President Trump has signed an executive order pushing for sweeping changes in the way kidney disease is treated.


WHO Redefines Burnout As A 'Syndrome' Linked To Chronic Stress At Work

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The World Health Organization has updated its handbook of diseases to include an expanded definition of burnout. It closely links it to workplace stress and says it can lead to reduced productivity.


Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Reverse Protections For Transgender Patients

Friday, May 24, 2019

A federal agency issued a proposed rule Friday that rolls back Obama-era protections for transgender patients. Advocates for transgender people say the rule leaves them vulnerable to discrimination.


A Good Life And A Good Death: What Is Palliative Care?

Thursday, April 25, 2019

In That Good Night, palliative care doctor Sunita Puri shares insights from her years caring for patients with serious illness. She sees her role as an advocate and ally — every step of the way.