Will Stone

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It's Been A Year Since 1st Coronavirus Case Was Reported In U.S.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

After the first known U.S. case of COVID-19 was reported in Snohomish County, Wash., on Jan. 20, 2020, local and state officials mobilized their public health forces against a poorly understood virus.

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As Death Rate Accelerates, U.S. Records 400,000 Lives Lost To The Coronavirus

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Although vaccination has begun, this winter has been the deadliest season of the pandemic. The U.S. death toll jumped from 300,000 to 400,000 in just five weeks.

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A Measles Outbreak Offers Lessons In Public Health Messaging

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Millions of Americans either hesitate or don't want to get a COVID-19 vaccine. A recent measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest offers lessons in convincing people to say "yes" to vaccination.

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Injections Of Second Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Have Begun

Saturday, January 09, 2021

The people who got the first coronavirus vaccine shots in the U.S. are now getting their second doses, required for maximum protection.

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Inoculation Of 2nd Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine Began This Week

Friday, January 08, 2021

It's now time for people in the U.S. who received the first doses of a coronavirus vaccine to start receiving the second dose. Orchestrating this two-shot vaccine is not as simple as it might seem.

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COVID-19 Vaccine May Not Get To Long-Term Care Facilities Quickly Enough

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines are reaching more long-term facilities, but many worry they won't come soon enough to stave off more deaths.

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States Struggle To Administer Their Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

As the nation falls far short of a goal to get 20 million vaccinated by the new year, we look at where bottlenecks are occurring in various parts of the country.

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December Proved To Be Deadliest Month For Residents In Long-Term Care

Monday, January 04, 2021

More people in long-term care died of COVID-19 in December than during any other month. The situation only adds to the urgency of getting the vaccine to these communities.

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Yurts, Igloos And Pop-Up Domes: How Safe Is 'Outside' Restaurant Dining This Winter?

Thursday, December 31, 2020

A quick pivot to outdoor dining helped many restaurants survive pandemic restrictions. Now some have added temporary shelters to accommodate winter weather. The safest don't have walls, experts say.

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Experts Say It's A Herculean Effort For Rural Hospitals To Roll Out Mass Vaccination

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Small hospitals play a big role in getting COVID-19 vaccines to people in rural America. They face significant challenges — especially with the Pfizer vaccine, which must be kept at low temperature.

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COVID-19 Vaccines Are Arriving At Nursing Homes, Long-Term Care Facilities

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Vaccinations against COVID-19 first went to health care workers, and now more doses of the vaccine are reaching those who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

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California May Need More Drastic Steps During COVID-19 Surge

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Parts of California have reached 0% capacity in ICUs, and hospitals are considering when to invoke crisis standards of care. That could lead to some patients being prioritized over others.

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Epidemiologists Urge A Cautious Christmas, After Thanksgiving Surge in Some States

Monday, December 21, 2020

Some parts of the country are now grappling with a post-Thanksgiving surge of patients, while others dodged that fate. What lessons can we learn as we head into the Christmas season?

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Restaurants Try To Adapt During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, December 21, 2020

Some restaurants have only been able to survive by offering outdoor dining. With cold weather, many are enclosing those spaces — at the same time some jurisdictions are banning any sit-down dining.

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'This Is An Exciting Thing.' For Frontline Workers, Vaccine Comes As A Massive Relief

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Despite some early bumps, the arrival of the first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine was celebrated this past week by those who've been caring for patients since the early days of the pandemic.

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Did Thanksgiving Travel Cause COVID-19 Surge? Experts Say Results Are Mixed

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Data show a surge in virus transmission in some areas. Doctors, local health departments and others in the community talk about what they are seeing, and what are they are worried about.

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How Do We Grieve 300,000 Lives Lost?

Monday, December 14, 2020

Eleven months into the COVID-19 crisis, an unimaginable death toll has been reached. NPR spoke to doctors, nurses and the bereaved about how they face loss every day.

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The Grief Behind The Nearly 300,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Monday, December 14, 2020

Eleven months into the coronavirus crisis, the U.S. is approaching an unimaginable death toll: 300,000 deaths. It's a tragedy that is leaving in its wake an expanse of grief.

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As U.S. Looks Forward To COVID-19 Vaccines, Hospitals Are Inundated

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Hospitals are overwhelmed in several Sunbelt states, with New Mexico's governor threatening to move to "crisis standards." Care has stabilized in the Midwest which saw an earlier surge.

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'Extraordinary Acceleration': Takeaways From The Pandemic Last Week

Saturday, December 05, 2020

Deaths from COVID-19 have jumped nearly 40% this week, and hospitals around the country are straining under their patient load. Here's what happened in the first week after Thanksgiving.

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