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Winter storms delay distribution of 6 million coronavirus vaccine doses

The delayed doses amount to a three-day supply. Thousands of Americans had to cancel vaccination appointments due to weather. The ripple effects are expected to stretch into next week.
  • Feb 19, 2021

Texas hospitals are running out of water amid power outages. Some are evacuating patients for safety.

As millions of Texans remain without power, hospitals throughout the state have lost water and heat, leaving doctors scrambling to conserve resources and care for vulnerable residents.
  • Feb 18, 2021

White House announces another bump in vaccine supply; winter storm disrupts vaccination sites nationwide

More than 485,000 people have died from the coronavirus since it was first identified in the United States and over 27 million cases have been reported.
  • Feb 16, 2021

Dangerous Arctic chill leaves more than a dozen dead, widespread power outages across the southern U.S.

Officials throughout the Midwest and South are bracing for worse weather to come.
  • Feb 16, 2021

Coronavirus vaccine shipments face ‘widespread delays’ because of winter storm

Hazardous conditions are slowing major distribution hubs and causing ripple effects for scheduling appointments and monitoring storage sites.
  • Feb 16, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo draws bipartisan ire for withholding data on nursing home deaths

The governor, who became a Democratic star for his early handling of the crisis, is accused of downplaying a key part of the coronavirus’s death toll.
  • Feb 12, 2021

Winter coronavirus wave ebbs and deaths drop, but experts fear a spring surge

The emergence of more-transmissible variants sparks new warnings against complacency.
  • Feb 12, 2021

Masks should fit better or be doubled up to protect against coronavirus variants, CDC says

The CDC also found that improving the fit of a single surgical mask boosted protection.
  • Feb 10, 2021
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Can I take Tylenol before getting the coronavirus vaccine? Post reporters answer your questions.

Post reporters will answer your questions about the available coronavirus vaccines and how states plan to administer the doses.
  • Feb 10, 2021
  • Post Reports

Trump’s rhetoric on trial

On the cusp of another impeachment trial, court documents point to how former president Donald Trump’s rhetoric allegedly fueled the rioters who attacked the Capitol. And, whether double-masking makes sense.
  • Feb 8, 2021