Health News
1/28/2021

Michelle Obama rallies Georgia residents to 'take charge of your power'



Sen. Perdue in quarantine after exposure to person who tested positive for COVID



Vaccine rollout is more like a dribble so far. What went wrong?



What we still don’t know about COVID-19



Trump finally signs COVID relief package — but aid to millions will be delayed



'A tremendous honor': Raphael Warnock looks to make history as Georgia's first Black senator



Is the Supreme Court primed to rewrite religious freedom laws?



Trump's latest pardons and veto of defense bill cap chaotic pre-Christmas flurry



California becomes ground zero for holiday COVID-19 surge



Are travel bans effective against the coronavirus variant?



With deadlines looming, Trump throws wrench into COVID-19 relief agreement



NBA champion Anthony Davis talks sneakers and need for youth-led social justice movements



Texas attorney general asked Trump administration to revoke COVID relief funds for Harris County



Fauci joins the coronavirus vaccine parade, as Trump sits it out



Did Congress get it right with the new coronavirus stimulus?



Distrust of the medical system among Black Americans poses added vaccination challenge for COVID-19



Kamala Harris campaigns in Georgia: '2020 ain't over until Jan. 5'



Second coronavirus vaccine begins distribution as new strain emerges



Joe Biden receives 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine



Congress expected to vote on COVID relief compromise bill. Here's what we know.



More than 1.3 million votes already cast in key Georgia races



How much credit should Trump get for the coronavirus vaccines?



Most Americans won't get a COVID-19 vaccine until later next year. Biden's team wants to move faster.



6 reasons America's vaccination mess is about to get better



Biden administration aims to deliver vaccines for 300 million Americans by end of summer



Polls find Biden's approval rating higher than Trump's ever was



Why Black Americans aren't being vaccinated for COVID-19 at the same rate as whites



More contagious U.K. COVID strain is also deadlier, Boris Johnson warns



Biden acts on COVID relief while awaiting action in Congress



For Biden, pandemic safety starts at home: In the White House



Black clergy joins push to convince skeptical African Americans to get vaccinated



Biden's COVID czar hits the ground running — but the race keeps getting harder



Fauci: Working for Biden White House a 'liberating feeling'



The Warning Signs Your Body Gives You Before a Heart Attack



New coronavirus variant circulating in U.S. has health experts on edge



How Biden's new COVID-19 vaccination plan could turn the tide of the pandemic



Coronavirus death toll tops 2 million worldwide



Biden unveils $1.9 trillion plan to 'rescue' America from the pandemic



5th member of Congress contracts COVID in post-riot surge



Two more House Democrats test positive for COVID-19, blame maskless colleagues for creating a 'superspreader event' amid Capitol siege



House Democrat tests positive for COVID-19 after Capitol riots



Biden gets 2nd dose of coronavirus vaccine



Holiday COVID surge pushes hospitals and ambulance crews to their breaking point



New Georgia Sen. Warnock says riot shows 'words have power' — and he will use his for 'bringing people together'



How can the sluggish coronavirus vaccine rollout be sped up?



Atlanta voters share their thoughts on the election: 'It’s time for a change'



A second new strain of COVID spreads fear in Britain as Boris Johnson dithers



Trump supporters in Georgia explain why they believe the president's claims of voter fraud



Exclusive: Pandemic relief aid went to media that promoted COVID misinformation



Amid COVID surge, experts look for ways to stretch vaccine supplies: The case for postponing the second shot



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.

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.

Wuhan lockdown: A year of China's fight against the Covid pandemic


The world's first coronavirus quarantine began in Wuhan a year ago - how has China changed since then?

Manaus: Brazil's city on the Amazon river buckles under second Covid wave


Doctors in the rainforest’s biggest city Manaus are struggling to control rising numbers of deaths from Covid-19 and soaring cases.

Coronavirus: Hungary first in EU to approve Russian vaccine


Its health authorities give preliminary approval to the Russian-developed Sputnik V coronavirus jab.

Covax: How will Covid vaccines be shared with poorer countries?


A scheme to distribute Covid-19 vaccines is under way. Here's what you need to know.

Parosmia: 'Since I had Covid, food makes me want to vomit'


Many are finding things do not smell right after Covid - and that most foods smell and taste disgusting.

Covid: What’s happening to the EU vaccine scheme?


The coronavirus vaccine is being rolled out across the EU but there have been delays.

Africa's long wait for the Covid-19 vaccine


Africa will have to wait "weeks if not months" before getting WHO-approved vaccines, officials say.

Covid: How worrying are the UK, South Africa, and Brazil coronavirus variants?


There is some evidence that the new UK variant may be more deadly, says PM Boris Johnson.

Coronavirus: French students highlight pandemic's mental health toll


Student protests around the country are set to highlight the mental health impacts of the pandemic.

Yemen: This doctor saw Covid hospital empty after fake death text


One doctor tells her story of battling the pandemic alone in Yemen after her colleagues fled.

Covid in California: The state is struggling to contain the virus


California's poor residents are among those hardest hit by the pandemic.

Covid: Can you catch the virus outside?


The risks of catching Covid indoors are well-known, but what are the chances of being infected outdoors?

Coronavirus: How India is readying for its massive vaccine drive


India is set to begin inoculations on 16 January to protect its 1.3 billion people against Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Virus provides leaps in scientific understanding


How a year of intense scientific effort unravelled the secrets of a virus that shut down the world.

Coronavirus: Dutch shocked to be EU vaccination stragglers


Caution and bureaucracy have made the Dutch last in the EU to start vaccinating against Covid-19.

English National Opera lessons for long Covid sufferers


The English National Opera's singing coach gives long Covid sufferers breathing space.

Covid-19: 'I told my kids I wasn't going to make it'


Taxi driver Ali Sakallioglu spent 222 days in hospital with Covid, including three months in a coma.

Covid-19 vaccine: Woman to restart chemotherapy after jab


Vicki Meredew, who received a leftover vaccine dose, will continue palliative treatment for a brain tumour.

Prof Chris Whitty: 'The rate of mortality will come down relatively slowly'


England's chief medial officer described today as a very sad day, as England surpasses 100,000 Covid deaths.

Covid vaccines: Why some countries will have to wait until 2022


How are Covid-19 vaccines being distributed across the world? As some countries start vaccinating their populations, others are being left behind.

Coronavirus: Germany set to limit AstraZeneca jab to under-65s


German vaccine officials say there is not enough data about the jab, which is widely used in the UK.

Covid: WHO probe team in China exits Wuhan quarantine


A team of experts will begin interviewing people in the city where Covid-19 was first detected.

Coronavirus: EU demands UK-made AstraZeneca vaccine doses


The bloc says UK plants are obliged to help make up for possible shortfalls in EU production.

Covid: US pharmacist in vaccine tampering guilty plea


Steven Brandenburg admits he believed inoculation could harm people, prosecutors in Wisconsin say.

Covid-19: Five days that shaped the outbreak


Before Wuhan was locked down in January 2020 officials said the outbreak was under control - but the virus had spread inside and outside the city.

Covid: UK virus deaths exceed 100,000 since pandemic began


Another 7,700 registered with coronavirus on the death certificate brings the total to nearly 104,000.

Moderna vaccine appears to work against variants


Laboratory tests suggest antibodies can recognise and fight the UK and South Africa variants.

Covid: New Zealand reports first case in the community in months


The woman, who recently returned from Europe, had completed two weeks in isolation.

Alfie Dingley: Six-month reprieve for EU cannabis medicine import


The government says it is seeking a permanent solution to the EU supply issue.

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