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Highly effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available, but their mere existence is not enough to end a pandemic that has infected more than 110 million people globally and killed about 2.5 million. People will continue to get sick if vaccine rollout is slow, the novel coronavirus is spreading rapidly or people do not trust the vaccines and decline to get a shot.
- February 25, 2021Source: Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday his administration plans to launch a campaign to educate Americans about coronavirus vaccines in anticipation of a period later this year where supply may outstrip demand because of vaccine hesitancy.
- February 25, 2021Source: Courier
Only 6% of Black Americans Have Been Vaccinated. Here’s How Biden Is Trying to Change That.
- February 25, 2021Source: Today
When will kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? What we know now
- February 23, 2021Source: WNPR
Gov. Ned Lamont says the state is moving to an age-based vaccine rollout plan. That means essential workers and those with comorbidities are no longer next in line -- except, that is, for teachers and child care workers.
- February 22, 2021Source: Rolling Stone
As expected, the first full winter of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States has been brutal, bringing the total death toll approaching the half-million mark. There are also reasons to be hopeful: The daily average of new Covid cases is now declining in 43 states, and, while off to a shaky start, the rollout of Covid vaccines is underway. But this is SARS-CoV-2 we’re talking about, and the virus doesn’t care about fitting into any tidy little narrative where spring comes and everyone gets vaccinated, ultimately leading to the end of the pandemic and everyone frolicking maskless in a field.
- February 19, 2021Source: Nature
Controlling the pandemic will require shots that prevent viral spread, but that feature is difficult to measure.
- February 18, 2021Source: Yale Medicine
Yale experts discuss mutations, masks, humidity, and more.
- February 18, 2021Source: Today
It's been almost a year since the Centers for Disease Control first advised people to start wearing face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Since then, we've become pretty accustomed to grabbing our go-to cloth or disposable masks before we head out the door.
- February 18, 2021Source: The Courier
Twice this week, I had someone say to me that since they have been vaccinated, they no longer have to wear a mask. This statement is not accurate and could even be harmful for them and the general public.