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Morsa Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — COVID-19 vaccines could have prevented at least 318,000 virus-related deaths between January 2021 and April 2022, a new analysis found. The analysis used real-world data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The New York Times and was done by researchers from Brown School of Public Health, […]

Calvin Chan Wai Meng/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The United States has hit a grim milestone: 1 million COVID-19 deaths. During the past two years the virus has posed a deadly risk, but it hasn’t affected every person the same way. The pandemic has highlighted inequalities that have already existed — and exposed new disparities […]

Maskot/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — During the early days of the pandemic, Cayci Weaver was able to hold on to her teaching job. Educating high school students, however, was not easy; the switch to remote learning was a challenge, she says. “I think we were working 12-hour days for about a week, just trying to get […]

Courtesy Heather-Elizabeth Brown (NEW YORK) — Heather-Elizabeth Brown feels grateful to have survived her bout with severe COVID-19. But more than two years after testing positive for the virus, she is still managing the physical and mental toll. After contracting COVID-19 early in the pandemic and subsequently going on a ventilator for a month, she […]

Willis-Knighton Medical Center (NEW YORK) — Last July, a tearful Felicia Croft sat in her car after a long shift in the COVID-19 intensive care unit, and expressed her deep despair about watching young patients die of the virus. “People are younger and sicker, and we’re intubating and losing people that are my age and younger […]

Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Amidst the nation’s latest resurgence in COVID-19 infections, new forecast models used by the CDC show that daily hospital admission levels and new virus-related deaths in the U.S. are projected to continue increasing over the next four weeks. The forecast comes as a growing number of […]

EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — For the first time in months, daily hospital admission levels and new COVID-19 related deaths in the United States are both projected to increase over the next four weeks, according to updated forecast models used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The projected increases come after weeks of […]

Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — With power players flocking to a crowded Washington hotel ballroom for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday, many itching to mingle after a two-year COVID-induced hiatus, the virus appears to be creeping closer to the gala’s star guest — President Joe Biden — with a positive test […]

Mario Tama/Getty Images (SAN FRANCISCO) — Dozens of high school students in California contracted COVID-19 after attending their prom. San Mateo High School held the party on April 9 at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, about 18 miles away. Following the event, however, 90 out of the 600 students who attended tested positive […]

Thana Prasongsin/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Confusion abounded after a federal judge in Florida struck down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s travel mask mandate Monday. The mandate, first announced in January 2021, required travelers to wear masks on airplanes, in airports and other travel hubs, and while riding public transit. But Judge Kathryn […]