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7/31/2021

CDC pushes for school reopening amid concerns over Delta variant



'Those deaths were preventable': Unvaccinated parts of country are driving the pandemic now



Should the Delta variant change the U.S. pandemic playbook?



Lab leak theory, once 'political dynamite,' gains credibility in new study



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



As Delta variant surges, Fauci and Walensky say vaccines, not masks, are the solution



31 Creative 4th of July Crafts Adults and Kids Will Love Creating



21 Patriotic Drinks to Serve on the 4th of July



A 4th of July Cookout Menu That'll Wow The Neighborhood



Surge of deaths, hospitalizations in U.S., Canada due to historic West Coast heat wave



Poll: Nearly three-quarters of Americans say Delta variant 'poses a serious risk' — yet few vaccine holdouts are swayed



'I make no promises' on new restrictions, CDC Director Walensky says



Scammers are looking to exploit digital vaccine records, officials warn



These Mouth-Watering Bites are Perfect for Your Halloween Bash



30+ Vegetarian Recipes Perfect for BBQs



Is Obamacare finally safe after the latest court win?



'Two COVID nations': Delta variant threatens sections of the country where vaccination rates lag



Exclusive: Biden's top intelligence official says COVID origins may never be known



Biden’s not coming after beef. But should he?



U.S. likely won't see new lockdowns, Biden says



Daily U.S. COVID deaths fall below 300



40 Fourth of July Quotes That Celebrate America



How to Throw the Most Patriotic 4th of July Party



25 4th of July Activities That Will Make the Holiday Special and Tons of Fun



California finally lifts its last big COVID restrictions. Did the state play it too safe?



Pick the Right Products to Stop Itchy Skin



'President Biden absolutely declared a victory too soon,' Leana Wen says



'The sky is not falling': Provincetown outbreak shows vaccines work, even against Delta



Biden mandates vaccinations for federal employees, contractors; encourages $100 payments for Americans



Spook Your Neighborhood With These Outdoor Halloween Decorations



Carrot vs. stick: What can convince the unvaccinated?



Parenting Experts Say Your Kids Should Do Weekly Chores — and Get Paid for Doing Them



The 15 Best Jobs for Teachers To Make Some Cash During the Summer Break



As Delta variant surges, masks are back



These 6 red and blue states tell you everything you need to know about where Delta is hitting hardest — and why



Schools should be '100%' open this fall, White House says



World leaders buck health experts on mixing COVID vaccines as fears over Delta variant grow



Florida, Missouri and Texas now account for 40% of new coronavirus cases in U.S.



Keep calm and get vaccinated, Biden says of 'breakthrough' COVID cases



COVID comes to the White House



Fauci to Rand Paul: 'If anybody is lying here, Senator, it is you'



Unvaccinated Americans say COVID vaccines are riskier than the virus, even as Delta surges among them



As the U.K.'s COVID lockdowns are set to end, one resident sees complications ahead



CDC Director Walensky: 'This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated'



Despite its slow start, Canada is now lapping U.S. on COVID vaccination. Is right-wing media to blame?



Spike in hospitalizations due to Delta variant underscores need for COVID-19 vaccination, experts say



47 Spooktacular Halloween Crafts That Are So Easy It's Scary



Tennessee pulls back vaccine outreach to children after GOP pressure, report says



Olivia Rodrigo to meet with Biden, Fauci to promote vaccines



38 Easy Pumpkin Cake Recipes to Spice Up Your Fall Dessert Menu



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.

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.

Brazil: Why are so many pregnant women dying from Covid?


One in five women that died from coronavirus in Brazil did not have access to an intensive care unit.

Michael Gove on vaccine passports at events with big crowds


People should be “confident” those attending large-scale events are “less likely to be carriers of the virus”, the Cabinet Office Minister says.

Boris Johnson on Covid infection rates falling for six days


The prime minister urges people not to “run away with premature conclusions” amid a fall in positive test numbers.

Dad builds robotic exoskeleton to help son walk


The French robotics engineer says he was inspired to build the suit after his son asked him to.

Could Covid vaccine be taken as a pill?


Researchers are looking at easier ways for people to get the vaccine, including via inhalers and tablets.

Covid-19: Irish vaccine programme to include 12-15-year-olds


Taoiseach (Irish PM) Micheál Martin says it represents a "significant opening up" of the programme.

Covid vaccine: Eight-week gap seen as sweet spot for Pfizer jab antibodies


Spacing out doses boosts antibody levels, say researchers - who suggest eight weeks as the "sweet spot".

Daily testing can keep pupils in school, study suggests


A study in 200 English secondary schools and colleges found very few infections in close contacts of cases.

The new surgical tool inspired by a wasp


The device avoids clogging by using friction instead of suction, similar to the way a parasitoid wasp lays its eggs.

AI breakthrough could spark medical revolution


A program has been used to predict the structures of nearly every protein in the human body.

Coronavirus infections continue to fall in UK


But any rise in cases linked to the 19 July unlocking is unlikely to show up in the daily data just yet.

Covid vaccines: Tourists head to the US to get vaccinated


Some tourists are spending thousands of dollars to travel to the US to get a coronavirus vaccine.

Why cannabis is still a banned Olympics substance


US sprinter Sha'carri Richardson won't compete due to a positive marijuana test. People are asking why.

Indians turn to crowdfunding to pay Covid bills


More and more Indians are asking strangers to help them pay off crushing medical debt.

A Covid success story far from hospitals


Latgam Singpu and his team use rope bridges, school buses and incentives to reach remote villages.

Heatwaves: What do they do to the body and who is at risk?


What impact do high temperatures have on our bodies?

Covid: The Mexican villages refusing to vaccinate


Residents in remote Mexican towns are being influenced by lies and rumours swirling around on WhatsApp.

Covid: How Delta exposed Australia's pandemic weaknesses


Australia's most dangerous virus surge in a year has prompted lockdowns and calls for faster vaccinations.

Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?


Charts and maps tracking the progress of Covid vaccination programmes.

Coronavirus G7: Could a billion more vaccines for poorer countries make a difference?


How much difference could the G7 offer of a billion vaccines make to tackling the pandemic?

Moderna, Covovax, Biological E: What we know about India's new Covid vaccines


Amid shortages, India is trying to offer more jabs to its citizens to ramp up vaccination.

India coronavirus: ‘My little girls don’t know their mum died of Covid’


One man's ordeal in India as the second wave of coronavirus devastates his family.

Have more young people had Covid in India’s second wave?


There have been claims children are more affected this time around - but are they?

Italy's plummeting birth rate worsened by pandemic


Italy's birth rate is at its lowest since 1861 and Covid-19 has made it harder to start a family.

Covid: Professor Jonathan Van-Tam answers your questions


The deputy chief medical officer answers a range of questions about Covid from young audience members.

The women fighting infertility stigma in Nigeria


Three Nigerian women confront the prejudice they have faced on their fertility journeys.

Nanjing: New virus outbreak worst since Wuhan, say Chinese state media


Almost 200 people have been infected since the virus was first detected at Nanjing airport on 20 July.

Covid-19 pandemic: Japan widens emergency over 'frightening' spike


The Olympics host is facing record Covid case numbers, fuelled by the virulent Delta strain.

India vaccination: Does it have enough doses for all adults?


India's vaccine makers have been ramping up production recently - but will that be enough to meet targets?

Chronic health issues for third in late 40s - study


About one in three has problems such as high blood pressure and mental ill health, a study suggests.

Tanzania's Samia Suluhu Hassan gets Covid jab in policy reverse


After the Covid scepticism of her predecessor, Tanzania's President Samia launches a vaccine campaign.

Covid: Sydney extends lockdown as other Australian cities reopen


Infections in Australia's largest city remain stubbornly high, despite five weeks of restrictions.

Anger as Covid-ravaged Malaysia lifts pandemic measures


It comes as hospitals are overwhelmed, with pictures showing patients sharing oxygen cylinders.

Covid: Delta variant spreads globally as cases soar


With low global vaccination rates, the variant's spread is threatening to overwhelm health systems.

Covid: Fauci says US heading in wrong direction as cases rise


President Joe Biden's top medical adviser says cases are rising in areas with low vaccination rates.

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