The COVID-19 Report – Reporting on Virus Impact on Nonprofits Nationally and Internationally

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Students Line Up for Vaccines Amid Push to Relax Masking

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas schools are stepping up efforts to administer COVID-19 vaccines to newly eligible 12-to 15-year-olds as ...
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More Support Easing Vaccine Patent Rules, but Hurdles Remain

GENEVA (AP) — Several world leaders Thursday praised the U.S. call to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines for poor countries ...
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US Parents Excited Over Prospect of Virus Shots for Children

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — After more than a year of fretting over her 13-year son with a rare liver disease, ...
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IMF Policy Panel Endorses $650 Billion Increase in Resources

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Thursday authorized a $650 billion expansion of the 190-nation lending institution's resources ...
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Want to Help Fight for Health Justice? It May be Time to Listen

A pandemic, protests and politics have highlighted the nation's long-standing, deep-seated racial issues and how they affect the health of ...
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US Allows 2 More Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Home Tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have authorized two more over-the-counter COVID-19 tests that can be used at home to ...
Spring break tourists

Miami Beach Curfew Aims to Shut Down Spring Break Partying

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A party-ending curfew imposed after fights, gunfire, property destruction and dangerous stampedes broke out among ...
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Dementia May Be a Risk Factor for Infection but Not Death From COVID-19

People who have dementia are at much higher risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, but no more likely to die ...
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Why the Pandemic Left Long-Term Scars on Global Job Market

Esther Montanez's housecleaning job at the Hilton Back Bay in Boston was a lifeline for her, a 31-year-old single mother ...
Volunteers are Key at Vaccine Sites. It Pays Off with a Shot

Volunteers are Key at Vaccine Sites. It Pays Off with a Shot

SEATTLE (AP) — When Seattle's largest health care system got a mandate from Washington state to create a mass COVID-19 ...
Jennifer Simon, an elementary school speech language pathologist

Tensions Over Vaccine Equity Pit Rural Against Urban America

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rita Fentress was worried she might get lost as she traveled down the unfamiliar forested, one-lane ...
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How Would COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Adapt to Variants?

How would COVID-19 vaccine makers adapt to variants? ...
Dr. Clair Vandersteen

Not to Be Sniffed At: Agony of Post-COVID-19 Loss of Smell

NICE, France (AP) — The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient's right nostril, making her whole nose glow ...
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US Coronavirus Death Toll Approaches Milestone of 500,000

The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus ...
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CDC: Strong Evidence In-Person Schooling Can Be Done Safely

The nation's top public health agency said Friday that in-person schooling can resume safely with masks, social distancing and other ...
Roseland Community Hospital RN Rhonda Jones

Black Hospital Faces Vaccine Mistrust From Unlikely Source

CHICAGO (AP) — In a makeshift vaccination center at a safety-net Chicago hospital, a patient services aide ushers an older ...
President Joe Biden

Biden’s Dilemma in Virus Aid Fight: Go Big or Go Bipartisan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's push for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill is forcing an internal reckoning that ...
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Pentagon Deploys Troops to Fuel COVID-19 Vaccine Drive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will deploy more than 1,100 troops to five vaccination centers in what will be the ...
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Study Finds COVID-19 Vaccine May Reduce Virus Transmission

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine does more than prevent people from falling seriously ill — it appears to reduce transmission of the ...
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton on Super Bowl Commercial and COVID-19 Vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton has been singing about everyday office employees working "9 to 5" for over 40 ...
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Report: Many US Nursing Home Staff Decline First COVID Shots

A little more than a third of nursing home workers have been getting COVID-19 vaccines when the shots are first ...
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Role of Race in US Vaccine Rollout Gets Put to the Test

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The role that race should play in deciding who gets priority for the COVID-19 vaccine was ...
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‘Simple is Beautiful’: One-Shot Vaccine Proves Effective

The first one-shot COVID-19 vaccine provides good protection against the illness, Johnson & Johnson reported in a key study released ...
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Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Works, But Less so Against Variants

Novavax Inc. said Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine appears 89% effective based on early findings from a British study and ...
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EXPLAINER: Why It’s Hard to Make Vaccines and Boost Supplies

With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the world's supplies, a frustrated public and policymakers want to know: How can we ...
Dr. John Corman

Vaccine Appointments Canceled Amid Confusion Over Supply

An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine shortages in a rollout ...
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Job Losses from Virus 4 Times as Bad as ’09 Financial Crisis

GENEVA (AP) — Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the ...
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Language Barriers, Wariness Make Vaccinating Immigrants Hard

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — Migrant workers lined up by the hundreds during a break from picking produce this week to ...
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Despite Reactions, California Says Virus Vaccine Can be Used

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California said it's safe to immediately begin using a batch of coronavirus vaccine doses after health ...
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SC Adds Some Parents to Vaccine List Amid High Demand

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials have slightly expanded the pool of people eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination ...
Joe Biden

On Day One, Biden to Undo Trump Policies on Climate, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President ...
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Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 US States Amid Winter Surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the ...
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A New COVID-19 Challenge: Mutations Rise Along With Cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the ...
Joe Biden

Biden’s Aid Plan Could Revamp Economy, Prompt GOP Resistance

BALTIMORE (AP) — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance to sculpt the U.S ...
Dr. Michael Roach

California Counties Beg for Vaccine as Eligibility Expands

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California counties begged for more coronavirus vaccine as the state added a potential 4 to 6 ...
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California Turns Stadiums Into COVID-19 Vaccination Centers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is transforming baseball stadiums, fairgrounds and even a Disneyland Resort parking lot into mass vaccination ...
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If I’ve Already Had the Coronavirus, Can I Get It Again?

If I've already had the coronavirus, can I get it again? ...
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More COVID-19 Vaccines in the Pipeline as US Effort Ramps Up

A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to roll out scarce supplies ...
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One Good Thing: Highlights of 9 Months in Tales of Kindness

In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press launched its " One ...
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Endangered Ferrets Get Experimental COVID-19 in Colorado

In late summer, as researchers accelerated the first clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines for humans, a group of scientists in ...