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11/29/2021

What is Biden's vaccination target?



4 reasons ineligible Americans shouldn't sneak a COVID booster — yet



White House touts success in vaccinating African Americans, Latinos



Biden gets Pfizer booster shot



70 Thoughtful Gifts For the Man Who Already Has Everything



COVID vaccines for younger kids could be the secret to ending the U.S. pandemic



Vaccine confers better protection than natural immunity, CDC finds



Report: Intelligence community divided on whether COVID originated naturally or from lab leak



Delta's surprise U.K. comeback is a warning sign for the U.S.



Florida school board member accuses anti-maskers of 'calculated and contrived' intimidation campaign



CDC recommends masks stay on in schools



Colin Powell's death doesn't contradict efficacy of coronavirus vaccines, experts say



Challenges mount to president's vaccine mandate



Key FDA panel recommends 2nd J&J shot — and opens door to mixing and matching vaccines



FDA panel backs Moderna COVID booster shot for high-risk Americans, clearing the way for a 3rd jab



White House says 'politics' is behind Texas governor's executive order banning vaccine mandates



Poll: Americans aren't as divided on COVID as the media makes it seem



Biden defends use of vaccination requirements to end pandemic: 'We have to beat this thing'



Poll: Nearly a quarter of U.S. parents say COVID has forced their kids to quarantine this school year



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Biden administration to buy more rapid tests, but experts say more are needed



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Idaho's governor, lieutenant governor have power struggle over COVID policies



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'The last major wave of infection': Do falling COVID cases signal the end of the U.S. pandemic?



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Get the flu shot and COVID vaccine if eligible: Health officials



Fauci says new pill 'impressive' at keeping COVID patients alive and out of hospitals



Why Puerto Rico is doing so much better against COVID-19 than the rest of the U.S.



These immunocompromised college students felt isolated when the fall semester began. So they did something about it


At first, Cameron Lynch thought she would need prepared questions for the group to discuss in their first Zoom call.

Italian airport gets world's first five-star anti-Covid award


Travelers eager to fly again may want to consider Italy as their next destination.

Depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy may harm childhood development, study finds


A mother's depression and anxiety from conception through the first year of the baby's life is associated with negative developmental outcomes through adolescence, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

How to sleep better — kids and grown-ups alike


Like many moms, Sofia Axelrod found the lack of sleep really hard after giving birth. But unlike many moms, she refused to accept that the exhaustion was inevitable.

We're in a She-cession



Americans need to 'hunker down' this fall and winter as Covid-19 pandemic will likely worsen, Fauci says


Nearly 30 US states are reporting downward trends in Covid-19 cases, but the pandemic will likely worsen again, according to the country's leading infectious disease expert.

Sex gets complicated during the pandemic


When the pandemic hit, couples found themselves worrying about getting sick, losing income, teaching their children at home while working full time (or worrying full time about sending them to school).

Craving sugar during a pandemic? Here's how to tame your sweet tooth


Cakes, cookies, pie.

Poor sleep linked to weight gain in 2-year smartphone sleep tracking study


Not sleeping enough or getting a bad night's sleep over and over makes it hard to control your appetite. And that sets you up for all sorts of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.

What is an EUA, and what does it have to do with how quickly we get a coronavirus vaccine?


With talk of the possible availability of a vaccine candidate heating up, you might have heard the term Emergency Use Authorization -- or EUA -- all over the news lately. But what is it exactly, and how does it apply to vaccines?

Some college towns grapple with Covid-19 after students return for fall semester


While many colleges and universities are offering classes online, that hasn't necessarily stopped students from gathering. And now some college towns are grappling with outbreaks of Covid-19 as the start of the fall semester complicates local responses to the pandemic.

AstraZeneca's Oxford vaccine trial to resume, the university says


The AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial, halted last week after an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers, will resume, the University of Oxford announced Saturday.

Covid-19 school closings linked to increase in depression and suicide, study finds


Primary school students in China experienced more depressive symptoms and made more suicide attempts after schools closed for the pandemic, a new study found.

One of the leading coronavirus vaccine trials is currently paused. Prominent vaccine researchers tell CNN that's unusual


Vaccine clinical trials are notoriously difficult to conduct.

My lifelong Muppets obsession helped me explain the pandemic to my preschooler


Growing up with "Sesame Street" in the early 1980s, I found pieces of myself in Cookie Monster's sweet tooth, Big Bird's gentleness and in Grover, who was outgoing and always willing to help others, even though he made a lot of hilarious mistakes.

How to reboot your workout routine: Let's set the foundation


After time off from exercising, it's understandable if you're having a hard time getting motivated. You may even feel a bit bad, but I'm here to say it's important to go easy on yourself.

Wildfire smoke and your health: Do you need to worry?


Wildfires have broken out across the United States on an unprecedented scale, with 77 large complexes of fires engulfing 3 million acres in a matter of weeks.

Fauci says normal life may not be back until the end of 2021


Dr. Anthony Fauci said it could be the end of 2021 before life gets back to how it was before Covid-19.

Most Americans probably won't be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says


A wedding in Maine is linked to 176 Covid-19 cases and the deaths of seven people who didn't attend the celebration, demonstrating just how easily and quickly the virus can spread at social gatherings, public health experts say.

Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US



Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows


President Donald Trump knew back in the spring that it would probably take a year to develop a coronavirus vaccine, according to interviews with journalist Bob Woodward.

What you need to know about coronavirus today


More than half a million children in the United States have been diagnosed with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.

ICUs are nearing capacity in this French city. And it's only September


Dealing with the first wave was like a sprint, the second will be more like a marathon.

Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom


Overcrowded parties have forced several high schools to go back to online learning in hopes of staving off Covid-19 outbreaks.

NIH 'very concerned' about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial


The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case.

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk


Children and teens from minority groups are disproportionately hit by coronavirus, just as older adults are, according to the findings of a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A 9-year-old who's been battling coronavirus for 6 months says the illness is a big deal


Eli Lipman, 9, and his father have been battling the impact of Covid-19 since March, and he said life as a "long hauler" isn't easy.

How to help siblings get along better


Sibling rivalry is often taken as an unexamined fact of family life -- as much a part of parenting as potty training or bedtime stories.

Here's why a vaccine will not stop the Covid-19 pandemic right away


Dr. Umair Shah remembers the last mass vaccination campaign the US waged.

Unpopular teens could be at higher risk of heart conditions later in life, study suggests


Many of us hope to escape who we were in high school -- particularly if you were last in line to be picked in gym class -- but a growing body of research suggests that how popular you are in adolescence has a link with psychological and physical health decades later.

Covid: Thousands of children left without parents in Iran


Thousands of children in Iran have been left without parents, and many people blame the leadership.

Malaria vaccine 'will change African lives forever'


As African countries get the vaccine, Newsbeat speaks to two people who've grown up with Malaria.

Malaria vaccine: When will it be available?


Following the announcement about the first malaria vaccine, we look at some of the key questions.

What it's like to be a nine-year-old in a vaccine clinical trial


Fraternal twins Evan and Lizzy are enroled in Pfizer's vaccine trial for children between ages five and 11.

'Giving birth left me needing a colostomy bag'


Former triathlete Kayleigh Adams endured a fourth-degree tear that led to her needing a colostomy bag.

Turkmenistan: Getting Covid in a land where no cases officially exist


People in Turkmenistan are struggling to get treatment in a system that denies there are any cases.

Can the US crack down on fake vaccination cards?


As more people are asked to prove vaccination status, a black market in fake health cards has boomed.

Covid: Omicron variant 'not all doom and gloom'


Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam says that it is ''not all doom and gloom'' surrounding Omicron variant.

Covid: Sajid Javid on rising cases of Omicron in UK


The health secretary says Covid vaccinations have been moving at a “blistering pace” with 17 million booster doses given.

Omicron: 'Wear face-coverings, reduce contact' to prevent spread


Top medical adviser Dr Susan Hopkins urges people to take action now to reduce transmissions.

Covid variant: Mask wearing will be a legal requirement, says Javid


People in England will be legally required to wear a mask in shops and public transport, the health secretary says.

Omicron symptoms mild so far, says South African doctor who spotted it


The South African doctor who found the new variant says patients are showing very mild symptoms so far.

Covid: All UK adults to be offered booster jab


Experts also recommend a second dose for 12 to 15-year-olds in the response to the Omicron variant.

Covid: Israel to impose travel ban for foreigners over new variant


Travellers from all countries will be banned from entering Israel for 14 days, local media report.

Covid: 13 test positive for Omicron after S Africa-Netherlands flights


Thirteen people who travelled from South Africa to the Netherlands have tested positive for Omicron.

Covid: JCVI scientists to announce decision on booster rollout


A reduction in time between doses and extending the scheme to younger age groups could be approved.

Covid: Travel and mask rules tightened over Omicron variant


New measures to slow Omicron's spread in England before Christmas are unveiled by Boris Johnson.

What are the Covid variants and will vaccines still work?


A new Covid variant has emerged that looks worryingly different to the one vaccines were designed to fight.

Omicron: Is India ready for a third wave?


Experts say the government needs to first fulfil its promises to boost the public health system.

Covid vaccines safe in pregnancy, data shows


More mothers-to-be should come forward for the jab, the UK Health Security Agency's report suggests.

Covid: The country locking down the unvaccinated


Some two million people without Covid-19 jabs have been told to stay home in Austria.

Covid vaccine ‘waning immunity’: How worried should I be?


Is the effectiveness of Covid vaccines waning over time? We look at how much protection being double vaccinated offers.

Covid: 'Putting people to sleep knowing they may not wake'


An intensive care consultant says most Covid cases are those aged between 40 and 50.

'I. Am. So. Sorry': Talking about my pregnancy losses


The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar has reported on maternal health and the issues women face across the world. Here she reflects on her own experiences of pregnancy and baby loss.

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