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The Windy City has the most lead pipes of any U.S. city. A study estimates that more than two-thirds of children there are exposed to lead in their home tap water.
States and health providers report they’ve dispensed less than half their supply from the government, raising fears that the drugs may go to waste while people who could benefit get sicker.
Doctors and health researchers are looking to testing rates, case rates – and intuition – to determine when they’ll feel comfortable mingling maskless indoors.
The antiviral infusion was just revived as an early treatment for COVID patients. But the drug is relatively expensive and hard to administer, relegating it to what some are calling “stopgap” status.
Cutting the isolation for positive cases to five days could lead to more infections if people don’t take masking seriously. A testing requirement, would have made the policy safer, experts say.
The FDA is considering new pills that could treat people in early stages of COVID. Here’s what to know about how they work, how effective they are and the impact they could make on the pandemic.
If all goes to plan, Americans who got Pfizer or Moderna shots can get a third dose eight months after their last jab. Here’s why health officials think you’ll need one.
Some public health experts are also parents of little kids, and have to strategize to keep those too young to be vaccinated safe from getting or spreading the delta variant. Here are their tips.
Age 12 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the FDA says. Buy when and where, and what about younger kids? You have questions. We have answers.
Despite the progress in vaccinating Americans, there’s concern about the threat posed by COVID-19 variants. The White House is urging not to “let down our guard.”
As the country faces another wrenching milestone, there are signs of hope that we may be beating back the virus. But a brighter future won’t bring back precious lives lost.
The U.S. is engaged in a massive effort to vaccinate the bulk of its population against COVID-19. But some states are working faster than others. See how yours is faring.
Black vaccine hesitancy goes back to history of distrust of medicine, say doctors and researchers. To help, it’s important to empower people with knowledge to make their own choices.
Health experts say Biden’s American Rescue Plan offers bold national leadership for tackling the country’s public health crisis. It will likely get pared down.
With case and death counts still surging, the pressure is on to vaccinate as many people as possible. Here’s what it will take to get more Americans their shots, fast.
In the U.S., front-line health care workers are likely first in line to get immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine, once the FDA says yes. But what about the rest of us? Here’s what we know so far.
The federal government has released detailed local data on where hospitals are starting to fill up with patients. Researchers and health leaders say this was urgently needed.
Operation Warp Speed is allocating the first batch of 6.4 million COVID vaccines to states, based on population. This circumvents a CDC advisory committee, which proposed allocation based on risk.