• CDC Rolls Out COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

    CDC Rolls Out COVID-19 Vaccine Plan0

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, even as polls show a strong undercurrent of skepticism rippling across the land. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department

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  • West Coast Wildfires Spark Headaches and Hospital Visits

    West Coast Wildfires Spark Headaches and Hospital Visits0

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – The splitting headaches began when smoke from wildfires rolled in around Tim Hunt’s suburban Seattle home. Next came a debilitating fatigue. As deadly wildfires rage across the U.S. West, Hunt and others are struggling with some of the world’s worst air pollution. “I get out of bed to eat and drink

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  • Black And Hispanic Kids Die From Coronavirus More Than White Kids Do, CDC says

    Black And Hispanic Kids Die From Coronavirus More Than White Kids Do, CDC says0

    NEW YORK (AP) — A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients. The report examined 121 deaths of those younger than 21, as of the end of July. Like older adults, many of them had one or more medical condition —

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  • The Relentless Despair Of Being A Working Mom In 2020

    The Relentless Despair Of Being A Working Mom In 20200

    When her daughter’s elementary school shuttered in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brenda Torres adapted. The 37-year-old single mom hunkered down with her daughter in their Canyon County, Idaho, home. She kept her job with a radio traffic software company that she said has been “really cool about the whole situation.” Her daughter did

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  • Pfizer Says Late-Stage Coronavirus Vaccine Study Shows Mild, Moderate Side Effects

    Pfizer Says Late-Stage Coronavirus Vaccine Study Shows Mild, Moderate Side Effects0

    (Reuters) ― Pfizer Inc. said on Tuesday participants were showing mild-to-moderate side effects when given either the company’s experimental coronavirus vaccine or a placebo in an ongoing late-stage study. Over 12,000 study participants had received a second dose of the vaccine, Pfizer executives said on an investor conference call. The company has enrolled more than

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  • There Was A College Mental Health Crisis Before COVID-19. Now It May Be Worse.

    There Was A College Mental Health Crisis Before COVID-19. Now It May Be Worse.0

    With very few colleges and universities across the United States fully reopened, learning is not as it used to be. COVID-19 has dramatically redefined education, and while college students are navigating through this “new normal,” it’s impacting their mental health. Young people were already experiencing an uptick in mental health issues. A Centers for Disease

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