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White House unveils plans to roll out coronavirus vaccines for children ages 5 to 11

The campaign will be tailored to children and families, emphasizing smaller settings such as pediatricians’ offices and outreach to parents.
  • Oct 20, 2021

Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to duo who made a tool to build molecules in an environmentally friendly way

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded Wednesday to two scientists who built a tool for constructing molecules in a cheap, environmentally friendly way, allowing researchers to more easily make products including pharmaceuticals.
  • Oct 6, 2021

The summer coronavirus surge has started to ebb, but delta’s danger remains

A nationwide decline in new infections and hospitalizations is fueled by sharp drops in Southern states with low vaccination rates that were hit hard by the highly contagious delta variant.
  • Oct 2, 2021

West Virginia’s governor wants residents to get vaccinated for his dog. But not enough are getting the shot.

The state’s vaccination rate is among the lowest in the country, and officials are trying to change that one person at a time rather than through mandates.
  • Sep 30, 2021

Changing recommendations for boosters lead to confusion for the vaccinated and their doctors

Confusion over boosters, which has been brewing for months, heightened over the past week as government regulators and advisers met to hash out the pros and cons of doling out third doses — and came up with different recommendations.
  • Sep 25, 2021

Patients and doctors who embraced telehealth during the pandemic fear it will become harder to access

The public health emergency lifted restrictions on virtual care that some states are now rescinding.
  • Sep 15, 2021

Pediatricians besieged by parents seeking coronavirus shots for kids under 12

Some parents are actively scouting ways to get their children jabbed before the start of school.
  • Aug 26, 2021

The delta variant is putting America’s hospitals back in crisis mode

Hospitalizations — mostly of unvaccinated people — are rising nationwide as the country topped 900,000 cases last week for the first time since January.
  • Aug 18, 2021

CDC backs third vaccine dose for immunocompromised people

Additional doses could be available as soon as this weekend.
  • Aug 13, 2021

Survivors of California’s deadliest wildfire haunted as new blaze nears: ‘I can’t do it again’

As California’s biggest blaze of the year raged toward a haven for survivors of the 2018 Camp Fire, residents relived a nightmare.
  • Jul 28, 2021