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With No End in Sight to Pandemic Life, Parents Find Disruption Is the New Normal

    2022-01-17 With No End in Sight to Pandemic Life, Parents Find Disruption Is the New Normal Katharine Gammon As my kindergartner fumbled with his shoes, I stood at our door sifting through the mental parenting checklist newly lodged in my brain: backpack. Sweatshirt. Snacks. Sunscreen. Water bottle. KN95 mask. Vaccination card. Jesse asked […]

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What Patients Can Learn With Confidence From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

    2022-01-16 What Patients Can Learn With Confidence From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little) Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News and Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Julie Ann Justo, an infectious disease clinical pharmacist for a South Carolina hospital system, hoped Christmas week would finally be the time her family could safely gather […]

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As Omicron Surges, Effort to Vaccinate Young Children Stalls

    2021-01-15 As Omicron Surges, Effort to Vaccinate Young Children Stalls Rachana Pradhan and Hannah Recht Two months after Pfizer’s covid vaccine was authorized for children ages 5 to 11, just 27% have received at least one shot, according to Jan. 12 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only 18%, or […]

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Incidental Cases and Staff Shortages Make Covid’s Next Act Tough for Hospitals

  2022-01-14 Incidental Cases and Staff Shortages Make Covid’s Next Act Tough for Hospitals Lauren Weber and Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News and Andy Miller The Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, on Jan. 11 was treating 80 covid-19 patients — a tenfold increase since late December. Nearly half were admitted for other medical reasons. The […]

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A Boy With an Autoimmune Disease Was Ready to Learn in Person. Then His State Banned Mask Mandates.

2022-01-07 A Boy With an Autoimmune Disease Was Ready to Learn in Person. Then His State Banned Mask Mandates. by Annie Waldman and Bianca Fortis ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.   Series: Coronavirus The U.S. Response to […]

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As Covid Hits Nursing Homes’ Finances, Town Residents Fight to Save Alzheimer’s Facility

2022-01-06 As Covid Hits Nursing Homes’ Finances, Town Residents Fight to Save Alzheimer’s Facility Judith Graham Marvin Querry, 86, was on his tractor, planting rye on his 770-acre western Missouri farm, when the call came in early November. It was the social worker from Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center, where Querry’s wife, Diane, is a resident. […]

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Why an HBCU Med School Decided to Put CARES Act Money Into Students’ Pockets

  2022-01-05 Why an HBCU Med School Decided to Put CARES Act Money Into Students’ Pockets Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Just before students at Meharry Medical College went home for Thanksgiving, Dr. James Hildreth, the school’s president, emailed them a video message that he acknowledged seemed hard to believe. Or at […]

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Covid Shots for Kids Are Scarce — And Demand Is Mixed — In Rural Montana

    2022-01-03 Covid Shots for Kids Are Scarce — And Demand Is Mixed — In Rural Montana Aaron Bolton When children ages 5 to 11 were approved for Pfizer’s lower-dose pediatric covid-19 vaccine in November, Annie Edwards was eager to get her daughter Hannah, then 5, the shot because of underlying health conditions she […]

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Watch: One City’s Effort to Raise Vaccination Rates Among Black Residents

    2021-12-31 Watch: One City’s Effort to Raise Vaccination Rates Among Black Residents Sarah Varney and Jason Kane, PBS NewsHour About 72% of Americans have received at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine. During much of the vaccine rollout, Hispanic and Black Americans have been less likely than white Americans to get vaccinated. […]

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Laws Shield Hospitals From Families Who Believe Loved Ones Contracted Covid as Patients

    2021-12-27 Laws Shield Hospitals From Families Who Believe Loved Ones Contracted Covid as Patients Lauren Weber and Christina Jewett After Amanda Wilson lost her son, Braden, 15, to covid-19 in early 2021, she tried to honor his memory. She put up a lending library box in his name. She plans to give the […]

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