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4/13/2021

Remembering the lives lost to COVID-19: Kathy Ann Weldon, 63, of Salem, Mo.



Why Europe's AstraZeneca vaccine fumble could be bad news for the U.S.



3 feet of separation is enough in schools, CDC says, as long as masks are worn



COVID vaccines might stop a '4th wave' in the U.S. But the rest of the world isn't so lucky.



Use One Of These Free Printable Mother's Day Cards to Tell Your Mom How Much You Love Her



Biden touts delivery of 100 million COVID-19 shots 'weeks ahead of schedule'



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'Fully vaccinated' hugs: The many benefits of embracing loved ones



Poll: 50% of unvaccinated Trump voters say they will 'never' get inoculated for COVID. How Biden hopes to change their minds.



CDC urges against spring break festivities as beachfront culture wars heat up



Democrats embrace radical new message: 'Government can function'



Easter Bunny Bark Is the Easiest Dessert to Make This Easter



Biden looks to fulfill increasingly ambitious vaccine promises



COVID cases continue to fall in Florida despite variants, hinting that America could avoid a '4th wave'



Biden eyes July 4 declaration of 'independence from this virus'



Biden sticks with commitment to 'go big' on COVID relief, signs $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan



6-foot social distancing not necessary in classrooms, new study says



Why the CDC is still urging caution for vaccinated people



Despite GOP opposition, polls show Biden's COVID relief plan retains broad popularity



Fauci at NASCAR? White House looks to appeal to vaccine-hesitant conservatives and evangelicals



New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: 6 in 10 Democrats want 'vaccine passports.' 6 in 10 Republicans don’t.



Cruise ships could resume sailing by midsummer, Buttigieg says



Amp Up Your Memorial Day Celebrations With These Sweet Treats



Intelligence officers predict a future shaped by faceless enemies like disease, climate change



17 Warning Signs That You're Having a Midlife Crisis, According to Experts



California has America's best COVID numbers. Michigan has the worst. Which way is the U.S. heading?



Europe's COVID vaccine fiasco continues



Biden: All U.S. adults eligible for COVID-19 vaccination on April 19



80+ Super-Quick Dinners That Are So Much Better Than Takeout



End the hygiene theater, CDC says



Remembering the lives lost to COVID-19: Former SSgt. Robert Pedro Mendoza, 43, of Oceanside, Calif.



CDC tells vaccinated Americans travel is 'low risk,' as Biden urges caution amid rising infection numbers



Fauci defends AstraZeneca's 'good' vaccine as concerns persist in Europe



WHO's 'not credible' coronavirus report angers scientists and politicians alike



Florida COVID numbers face new scrutiny



Biden accelerates vaccination timeline but warns against 'reckless behavior'



Biden administration tries to build dam against 4th coronavirus wave



New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Stimulus checks and COVID optimism raise Biden's approval rating to highest level yet



Remembering the lives lost to COVID-19: Nicholas Caravassi, 68, of Aubrey, Texas



Fauci disputes Trump CDC director's COVID lab theory



Does the U.S. really need 1.2 billion COVID vaccine doses when poorer countries barely have any?



Dad Will Eat Up These Delicious Father's Day Cakes



L.A. County is on the cusp of orange tier reopening, but public health officials say it's too early to declare victory over COVID



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Biden doubles 100-day vaccine goal to 200 million



U.S. COVID cases are climbing again. The same thing happened in Israel — before vaccination crushed the variants.



Biden urges schools to reopen, but teachers' union resistance continues



Biden administration says data on AstraZeneca vaccine 'encouraging,' but awaits FDA decision



What can persuade wary Republicans to get the COVID vaccine?



Don't worry about coronavirus variants overpowering vaccines, experts say



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.

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.

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Covid-19: Why have deaths soared in Brazil?


President Bolsonaro downplayed the pandemic and resisted lockdowns - but now faces a major crisis.

'Long Covid has destroyed me but I am fighting back'


A former health coach is blogging about her experience with the condition to help others get diagnosed.

AstraZeneca vaccine - was it really worth it?


AstraZeneca has become a political football in a European blame game over its Covid vaccine.

Covid vaccines: Why some Americans are choosy about their jab


There are three options in the US, and some are turning their nose up at one of them.

Covid: The countries that nailed it, and what we can learn from them


A year into the pandemic, we look at countries that have had some success in tackling the virus.

Covid-19 vaccines: Gordon Brown on G7 helping poorer countries


The US and Europe should each pay a quarter of the cost to help vaccinate poorer nations, says the former UK PM.

'I was told my BMI wasn't low enough to get help'


Victoria Spence says she was refused NHS help for her eating disorder because her BMI was too high.

Lockdown easing: What to watch for when you’re out and about


The BBC’s David Shukman on how to navigate lockdown easing while keeping yourself and others safe.

Pharmacist says get vaccinated despite brother's death


Alison Astles encourages vaccine uptake despite brother's death from blood clot, saying he was "extraordinarily unlucky."

Covid: Applause for 104-year-old Colombian who beat coronavirus - twice


Carmen Hernandez was given a standing ovation as she left hospital in Colombia.

Covid-19: US agencies call for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine


Johnson & Johnson says it will also delay the rollout of its vaccine in Europe.

Covid: People 45 or over in England invited to book vaccine


It comes after all over-50s and those in high-risk groups in the UK have been offered a first dose.

Sputnik V, Covishield, Covaxin: What we know about India's Covid-19 vaccines


Russia's Sputnik V is deemed to be safe and works in a way similar to the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab.

AstraZeneca: Irish health body recommends vaccine restriction


The National Immunisation Advisory Committee says the AstraZeneca vaccine should be limited to over-60s.

Chinese official says local vaccines 'don't have high protection rates'


However he later appeared to backtrack, saying his comments were a "complete misunderstanding".

Covid-19: G7 nations 'should finance global vaccine scheme' - Brown


Former PM Gordon Brown says £22bn is needed so vaccines can be administered in lower income countries.

Covid-19: India vaccination crosses 100 million doses


But despite the huge inoculation drive, India has just registered another record increase in cases.

Covid: Brazil has more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time


Experts warn new variants coming from Brazil could undermine global efforts to control the pandemic.

Covid-19 linked to depression and dementia, study suggests


Researchers looked at how likely 600,000 patients were to develop one of 14 common brain conditions.

The anti-vax movement targeting German children


An anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine movement with ties to the far right has recruited hundreds of children.

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