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10/17/2021

Biden to address pandemic-weary nation



Fauci defends COVID boosters, says 3 shots will 'likely' be the new norm



Delta seems to be peaking in states like Florida. 4 reasons why it may not hit other states as hard this fall.



Are blue states finally getting schools right?



Mayor of Arizona border town blasts Republican governors who blame COVID spike on asylum seekers



Exclusive: 9 evacuated from Afghanistan have tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in the U.S.



Health officials warn against using deworming drug ivermectin as COVID treatment



Report on partisan Arizona audit delayed after pro-Trump Cyber Ninjas contract COVID



65 Couples Halloween Costumes You Won't Have to Beg Your Partner to Wear



54 Halloween Snacks That'll Have Your Guests Coming Back For More



Biden touts safe school reopening in D.C.



White House may face union pushback on vaccine mandate for federal workers



24 Halloween Movies on Netflix the Whole Family Will Love



40 Roasted Sweet Potato Recipes You Need Try This Fall



L.A. becomes the 1st major school district to mandate COVID vaccines for students, setting stage for national battle



Pregnancy and COVID: Why are vaccination rates so low?



45 Kids Halloween Movies That Won't Bore Adults to Tears



Idaho's governor, lieutenant governor have power struggle over COVID policies



45 Epic Group Halloween Costume Ideas That'll Crush Your Office Costume Contest



'The last major wave of infection': Do falling COVID cases signal the end of the U.S. pandemic?



These Mouth-Watering Bites are Perfect for Your Halloween Bash



Get the flu shot and COVID vaccine if eligible: Health officials



Fauci says new pill 'impressive' at keeping COVID patients alive and out of hospitals



Why Puerto Rico is doing so much better against COVID-19 than the rest of the U.S.



What is Biden's vaccination target?



4 reasons ineligible Americans shouldn't sneak a COVID booster — yet



White House touts success in vaccinating African Americans, Latinos



Biden gets Pfizer booster shot



70 Thoughtful Gifts For the Man Who Already Has Everything



COVID vaccines for younger kids could be the secret to ending the U.S. pandemic



Vaccine holdouts, not boosters, top concern for Biden



19 Words You Should Never, Ever Say Again



CDC advisory committee recommends Pfizer's booster shot for certain adults



Biden ramps up vaccine diplomacy with promise to provide half a billion doses of Pfizer



Poll: By double digits, Americans prefer Democratic leadership on Delta, say pandemic would be worse with Trump in charge



Medical care rationing: Should COVID vaccination status matter?



For weary parents, Pfizer vaccine results for younger children are a ray of hope



Poll: 73% of vaccinated Americans would take COVID vaccine boosters



FDA rejects full approval for Pfizer booster, limiting authorization to the elderly and vulnerable



Virginia's Republican candidate for governor tries to thread needle on COVID vaccines



Why the politicization of COVID is a bad sign for climate change



Key FDA panel recommends 2nd J&J shot — and opens door to mixing and matching vaccines



FDA panel backs Moderna COVID booster shot for high-risk Americans, clearing the way for a 3rd jab



White House says 'politics' is behind Texas governor's executive order banning vaccine mandates



Poll: Americans aren't as divided on COVID as the media makes it seem



Biden defends use of vaccination requirements to end pandemic: 'We have to beat this thing'



Poll: Nearly a quarter of U.S. parents say COVID has forced their kids to quarantine this school year



60 Easy Halloween Desserts That Are So Good You'll Be Scared



The Secret to Throwing the Most Epic Halloween Party of All Time



Biden administration to buy more rapid tests, but experts say more are needed



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.

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.

Vaping: FDA approves e-cigarette in US for first time


The drug regulator says the benefits of adult smokers switching to the product outweigh the risks.

Covid: UK's early response worst public health failure ever, MPs say


But the new report by MPs fails to reflect the views of bereaved relatives, campaigners say.

Stealthing: California bans non-consensual condom removal


Victims of "stealthing" risk sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. Now they can sue offenders.

Doctors alerted to dangerous dry scooping workout trend


Pre-workout powders should be diluted in water, but some gym-goers are eating it neat.

Historic go-ahead for malaria vaccine to protect African children


After years of trials, the vaccine has shown potential to save tens of thousands of children's lives.

'I turned Marge Simpson yellow - it was so scary'


West Lothian woman tells of how a dangerous medical condition turned her skin a golden yellow.

Malaria vaccine 'will change African lives forever'


As African countries get the vaccine, Newsbeat speaks to two people who've grown up with Malaria.

Malaria vaccine: When will it be available?


Following the announcement about the first malaria vaccine, we look at some of the key questions.

What it's like to be a nine-year-old in a vaccine clinical trial


Fraternal twins Evan and Lizzy are enroled in Pfizer's vaccine trial for children between ages five and 11.

'Giving birth left me needing a colostomy bag'


Former triathlete Kayleigh Adams endured a fourth-degree tear that led to her needing a colostomy bag.

Turkmenistan: Getting Covid in a land where no cases officially exist


People in Turkmenistan are struggling to get treatment in a system that denies there are any cases.

Can the US crack down on fake vaccination cards?


As more people are asked to prove vaccination status, a black market in fake health cards has boomed.

Wuhan lab leak theory: How Fort Detrick became a centre for Chinese conspiracies


Apparent Chinese propaganda efforts are spreading ahead of a US report on Covid-19 origins.

How our metabolism ages


Middle-aged spread cannot be blamed on a waning metabolism, according to researchers.

Mike Tindall meets families living with Parkinson's disease


The former England rugby player speaks to those living with the same condition as his father.

Pregnant women urged to get Covid vaccine by NHS England


NHS England says the number of pregnant women seriously ill in critical care with the virus has grown.

Secondary breast cancer: 'I was 32 with a 10-month-old’


The number of people with secondary breast cancer, where the cancer has spread, will be audited.

WHO recommends use of first proven malaria vaccine


Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the vaccine could save tens of thousands of lives each year.

'Running could cause sudden death for people like me'


BBC journalist Gem O'Reilly explains the risk of exercise-related death in people with unknown heart conditions.

Covid: New WHO group may be last chance to find virus origins


The World Health Organization unveils a new group to examine the emergence of the virus more closely.

Covid Australia: Sydney celebrates end of 107-day lockdown


Australia's biggest city passed a key vaccination target, allowing people to enjoy new freedoms.

Covid: Scientists targeted with abuse during pandemic


Doctors who came into the public eye during Covid received death threats and harassment.

Henrietta Lacks: 'Mother' of modern medicine honoured


Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cells have led to key medical breakthroughs.

Havana syndrome reported at US embassy in Colombia


The mystery illness has sickened US diplomats around the world since it was first reported in 2016.

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