Will Stone

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Scientists are combing through coronavirus samples to see how widespread omicron is

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Scientists are scouring coronavirus samples for clues of the omicron variant. The U.S. is in a better position now than it was earlier to find the variant, but some part of the country may struggle.


Pfizer wants the FDA to let 16- and 17- year-olds get a COVID-19 booster shot

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Pfizer's CEO says the vaccine maker has asked federal regulators to authorize boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds. Currently, only people 18 and over are eligible for a booster in the U.S.


I'm fully vaccinated and I also had COVID. Do I need a booster?

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Booster shots have been authorized for all U.S. adults, and the government is urging people to get them. But what if you've already had COVID and the vaccine?


The federal government moves closer to expanding booster shots for everyone

Friday, November 19, 2021

An expert panel of CDC advisers will meet to consider expanding COVID-19 booster eligibility to all adults. With cases rising in the U.S., how much can boosters really help?


What to know ahead of the authorization for Pfizer's COVID booster

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The FDA plans to authorize Pfizer's COVID vaccine boosters for all adults 18 and older. The announcement could happen Thursday. What is the evidence for boosting younger healthier people?


U.S. COVID cases start to rise again as the holidays approach

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

After declining most of the fall, new infections are up again in more than half of U.S. states, worrying experts about what the holiday season may bring.


COVID-19 cases are rising again in the U.S.

Monday, November 15, 2021

It's an ominous sign ahead of the holidays: coronavirus cases are again rising in the U.S. In some states, hospitals are already under siege with an influx of patients.


States in the Southwest U.S. are facing COVID surges

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Colorado hospitals are on the verge of a crisis as COVID-19 cases are rising. New Mexico and Utah are not far behind.


New guidance goes against taking an aspirin daily

Thursday, November 11, 2021

An influential medical panel is cautioning older adults against taking a low dose of aspirin to prevent a first stroke or heart attack. It's a change in guidance for many Americans.


COVID is still crushing parts of the U.S. as the holiday season approaches

Thursday, November 04, 2021

The U.S. is entering an uneasy stretch of the pandemic. Despite progress, the delta surge is dragging on in certain regions. Can vaccines ward off a big surge over the holidays?


COVID is down in the U.S., but some regions are still experiencing outbreaks

Monday, November 01, 2021

Ahead of the holidays, coronavirus cases are down, but the U.S. remains stuck in a cycle of regional outbreaks, even in heavily vaccinated northern states. Can boosters and kids vaccines make a dent?


People with substance use disorder are more vulnerable to COVID-19

Sunday, October 31, 2021

New research shows people with substance use disorders are significantly more vulnerable to a breakthrough infection of COVID-19.


What you need to know about COVID boosters

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

You've seen the headlines about COVID boosters. But what does it all mean for you? Here's how to sort through the science and figure out if and when you need a booster and which one to get.


What Colin Powell's death can and can't tell us about COVID breakthrough cases

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

With high-profile stories of vaccinated people dying from COVID, how worried should you be about getting a serious breakthrough case? Here's how the data shake out.


Task force says most people should not take daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A medical task force is changing its guidance on the use of aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease. It says older Americans without heart disease should not start taking daily low dose aspirin.


Hospitals brace for an onslaught this winter, from flu as well as COVID

Friday, October 08, 2021

America's hospitals are already strained from the delta surge. Now they fear they'll be further overwhelmed by pent-up demand for services and a potentially bad flu season.


What This Science Reporter Wishes He'd Known Before Getting Breakthrough COVID

Friday, September 17, 2021

What do we know about breakthrough infections in vaccinated people? Will Stone explains and shares the story of how surprised he was to get a breakthrough infection himself.


Are COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Necessary?

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The FDA is set to rule on Pfizer boosters on Friday. Some scientists say they aren't needed for healthy people and the doses would more helpful for the unvaccinated in countries with limited supplies.


I Got A 'Mild' Breakthrough Case. Here's What I Wish I'd Known

Sunday, September 12, 2021

After a year and a half of being COVID-cautious, a fully vaccinated health journalist thought he could finally travel and socialize this summer. The resulting illness didn't feel "mild" at all.


A COVID Surge Is Overwhelming U.S. Hospitals, Raising Fears Of Rationed Care

Sunday, September 05, 2021

The delta variant is pummeling America's hospitals, taxing an already-depleted health care workforce. Once again, some states are facing the prospect of rationing medical care.