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Monday, December 27, 2021
Subtle developmental differences in children whose brains seemed normal at birth underscore the need to follow children long term — a lesson that may be key for babies exposed to COVID-19.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
President Biden is laying out his next steps for taking on the omicron variant, including giving out more at-home tests and sending support teams to overwhelmed hospitals.
Monday, December 20, 2021
President Biden is expected to address the surge in omicron cases, but is his administration's response fast and sufficient enough to meet what could be the most challenging month yet in the pandemic?
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Coronavirus cases are beginning to surge again in the U.S., just weeks after the discovery of the omicron variant. Data from the U.K. shows it is even more transmissible than delta.
Friday, December 17, 2021
The White House continues the same COVID-19 messages and strategies even as models suggest an omicron surge is coming.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
Nine states have active mask mandates, even as the new variant is quickly moving in on the U.S. Despite their political unpopularity, research shows masks still work and could save lives.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
A new statewide mask mandate in California went into effect Wednesday, bringing the total number of states with mask mandates to 10. That has some public health advocates worried as omicron spreads.
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
As he prepares to leave his post of 12 years, Francis Collins reflects on the agency's biomedical advances, the dangers of polarizing medicine and the huge health gaps that still exist in the U.S.
Thursday, December 02, 2021
Scientists may not know for a couple weeks yet how risky the new coronavirus variant will be to public health. But getting out front now about what is known helps dispel misinformation, they say.
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Much is unknown about the omicron variant. Scientists are scrambling to gather information. But with the first case of omicron confirmed in the U.S., public health officials can't afford to be silent.
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Physicians weigh in on what you need to know about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, and how to think about the risks and benefits of vaccinating your kid
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
School-aged children are now eligible for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, as CDC director Rochelle Walensky issued the recommendation supporting this version of the vaccine.
Monday, November 01, 2021
The open enrollment period to buy health insurance on HealthCare.gov starts now and runs through Jan. 15, 2022. Look for more options and expanded subsidies this year — and more help signing up.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Choosing between health insurance plans can be a headache. How do you pick the right one?
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Children ages 5-11 are a step closer to being eligible for the Pfizer COVID vaccine. It's a lower-dose formulation and expected to go to an advisory panel of the CDC next.
Friday, October 29, 2021
Kids are one step closer to being eligible for COVID-19 vaccination after the Food and Drug administration extended its emergency use authorization of Pfizer's vaccine for children ages 5-11.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
There are a couple of big steps to get through before U.S. kids under 12 might be able to get the vaccine. Here's how the process works and when the shots could arrive.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisors voted on whether the agency should authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11.
Monday, October 25, 2021
Many COVID-19 trendlines are headed in a positive direction in the U.S., but there are lots of unknowns about what will happen this winter as vaccinations still lag behind many other countries.
Saturday, October 23, 2021
A lower dose of the Pfizer vaccine showed nearly a 91% efficacy rate in a trial of children ages 5-11, according to the company. Boosters for Moderna and J&J are officially now authorized.