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FDA panel recommends authorization of Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine

If cleared, the shot would be the United States' third vaccine against the pathogen, but the only one that provides protection with a single dose.

Maryland grants stimulus aid to undocumented immigrants, other noncitizens

Gov. Larry Hogan will not veto three-year payments to low-income workers who don’t have Social Security numbers.

Vaccine lotteries and personal appeals: The medically vulnerable find their priority status slipping away

Federal guidelines recommend that people with underlying conditions putting them at increased risk from the coronavirus be prioritized for vaccination. But states are charting their own paths, and access to a shot comes down to where you live.

U-Va. eases restrictions, including ban on in-person gatherings, after coronavirus cases fall

Campus facilities will reopen and students will be permitted to gather in groups of six, officials said.

Glitches, errors, a nonworking number: D.C. residents still struggle to get vaccine appointments

For the second day in a row, D.C.’s registration website was full of glitches and error messages.

Northern Virginia schools unveil budgets focused on repairing pandemic harm

School leaders aim to offer summer instruction and boost students’ academics and mental health.

Maryland weighs reform for long-term care facilities, where covid-19 has killed nearly 3,500

Following a Washington Post investigation, lawmakers want to increase inspections of newly bought facilities.

Mexico eases coronavirus restrictions in popular tourist cities ahead of spring break

Hotels, restaurants, shops and more will operate at 60 percent capacity beginning next week.
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We’ll never reach herd immunity if we don’t vaccinate more non-White people

Ending the pandemic will require targeting hard-to-reach populations.

A small town in denial comes face to face with the virus

When covid-19 became a reality in Southern Illinois in November, flooding across the plains, it illuminated a deeper, underlying problem in small-town America.

Deion Sanders’s FCS debut at Jackson State is postponed because of covid concerns

Deion Sanders and Jackson State beat an NAIA team last weekend, but their first game against equivalent talent will have to wait.

I got the coronavirus vaccine, and cheer has replaced fear

A shot in my arm brought a feeling I had almost forgotten: Relief.

What you need to know about the coronavirus variants

The U.K., South Africa and Brazil variants are highly transmissible and have sparked concerns that vaccines may be less effective against them.
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Pandemic grief could become its own health crisis

Acknowledging not just the lives lost but also the loved ones mourning is key.
  • 19 hours ago

Digital health passports promise to simplify travel, but come with a lack of standards

There are growing concerns that number of options could complicate matters.

How we’re working toward racial equity in distributing coronavirus vaccines in D.C.

When we took vaccine scheduling in-house, we helped change who was getting vaccinated.
  • 20 hours ago

Texas vaccination site turned away undocumented immigrants over their status, against state policy

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has apologized after at least 14 people were wrongly denied vaccines over their immigration status.
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A day in a hospital as it receives its first coronavirus vaccines
Dec. 16 was a day of relief at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Health-care workers lined up and some even teared up when they received a vaccine.
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