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

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

By Will Stone | Sep 20, 2021

The reality is breakthrough cases are becoming more common. Here's what I wish I'd known when those first symptoms laid me low.

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids Ages 5-11

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids Ages 5-11

By Lauran Neergaard | Sep 20, 2021

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon -- a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.

Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough to Face the Delta Variant?

Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough to Face the Delta Variant?

By Amanda Michelle Gomez | Sep 20, 2021

Don't worry if you are confused. Mask guidance has been mixed since the dawn of the pandemic, and new research has altered conventional thinking. We decided to dig in and sort out the latest developments.

Chris Rock Says He Has COVID-19, Urges Vaccination

Chris Rock Says He Has COVID-19, Urges Vaccination

Sep 19, 2021

Chris Rock on Sunday said he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and sent a message to anyone still on the fence: "Get vaccinated."

Democrats Push to Retool Health Care Programs for Millions

Democrats Push to Retool Health Care Programs for Millions

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Lisa Mascaro | Sep 19, 2021

The $3.5 trillion "Build Back Better" domestic agenda bill touches almost all aspects of American life, from taxes to climate change, but the health care components are a cornerstone for Democrats.

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

By Brett Sholtis, WITF | Sep 18, 2021

Falsehoods and conspiracies have fostered a dismissive attitude about the coronavirus among many people in rural areas, causing strife among surviving family and loved ones.

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Sep 17, 2021

Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board.

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Sep 17, 2021

Aetna is being sued by a lesbian couple who allege discrimination because the company requires higher out-of-pocket expenditures before covering fertility treatment for non-heterosexuals.

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon | Sep 17, 2021

Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant.

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

Sep 16, 2021

The U.S. is doubling the fine for people who break the rule requiring masks on planes, trains and other forms of public transit to slow the spread of COVID-19.

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

By Alexandra Jaffe | Sep 16, 2021

The White House offered to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration's doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper's erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral.

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

By Colleen Long, Andrew Demillo | Sep 16, 2021

An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions.

FDA Strikes Cautious Tone Ahead of Vaccine Booster Meeting

FDA Strikes Cautious Tone Ahead of Vaccine Booster Meeting

By Lauran Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Sep 16, 2021

Influential government advisers will debate Friday if there's enough proof that a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective — the first step toward deciding which Americans need one and when.

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

By Leanne Italie | Sep 15, 2021

There's a growing number of "grandfluencers," folks 70 and up who have amassed substantial followings on social media with the help of decades-younger fans, including TikTok stars @oldgays.

The Life-Saving Impact of Transgender-Affirming Addiction Recovery Treatment

The Life-Saving Impact of Transgender-Affirming Addiction Recovery Treatment

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 15, 2021

Where does a trans man still dealing with his gender confirmation treatment go to be treated for alcohol addiction? Inspire Recovery offers LGBTQ+-affirming care, which can make all the difference in maintaining long-term sobriety.

Alaska's Largest Hospital Implements Crisis Care Standards

Alaska's Largest Hospital Implements Crisis Care Standards

By Mark Thiessen | Sep 15, 2021

Overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 patients, Alaska's largest hospital on Tuesday implemented crisis standards of care, prioritizing resources and treatments to those patients who have the potential to benefit the most.

ICUs Are Filled With COVID — And Regret

ICUs Are Filled With COVID — And Regret

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | Sep 14, 2021

"If I would have known six months ago that this could be possible, this would have been a no-brainer," says a 45-year-old father of six. "But I honestly didn't think I was at any risk."

FDA Experts Among Group Opposing US Booster Shot Plan

FDA Experts Among Group Opposing US Booster Shot Plan

By Lauran Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Sep 14, 2021

The average person doesn't need a COVID-19 booster yet, an international group of scientists — including two top U.S. regulators — wrote Monday in a scientific journal.

Who's Covered by a Vaccine Mandate? A Quick Guide to America's Patchwork of Shot Requirements

Who's Covered by a Vaccine Mandate? A Quick Guide to America's Patchwork of Shot Requirements

Sep 14, 2021

A law professor examines the new vaccine requirements for more than 100 million U.S. workers.

Man Turned Away by Over 40 COVID-Filled Hospitals

Man Turned Away by Over 40 COVID-Filled Hospitals

Sep 14, 2021

Alabama for weeks has seen a surge of mostly unvaccinated patients filling hospitals and intensive care units, making it increasingly difficult to transfer patients to other facilities for specialty care.

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