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

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Death Toll Nears 6 Million as Pandemic Enters Its 3rd Year

BANGKOK (AP) — The official global death toll from COVID-19 is on the verge of eclipsing 6 million — underscoring ...
Patients in hospital beds

Hong Kong Reports Record Cases; Movements May be Restricted

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Wednesday said people's movements may be restricted during mandatory testing this month ...
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COVID-19 Shots Unlikely to Prompt Rare Inflammation in Kids

COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to trigger a rare inflammatory condition linked to coronavirus infection in children, according to an analysis ...
placental cells from a stillbirth with SARS-CoV-2 infection

Coronavirus Can Destroy the Placenta and Lead to Stillbirths

New research suggests the coronavirus can invade and destroy the placenta and lead to stillbirths in infected women ...
University of Kansas Hospital

Hospitals Begin to Limp Out of the Latest COVID-19 Surge

As omicron numbers drop at Denver Health, Dr. Anuj Mehta is reminded of the scene in the 1980 comedy "The ...
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EXPLAINER: COVID Vaccines for Kids Under 5: What’s Next?

Parents who thought their children under 5 would have to wait several more months for COVID-19 vaccinations instead just might ...
FILE - A sign marks an entrance to a Moderna building in Cambridge, Mass., on Monday, May 18, 2020. On Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, the pharmaceutical company announced it has begun testing an omicron-specific version of its COVID-19 vaccine in healthy adults, the same week that competitor Pfizer began similar research with its reformulated shots. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

Moderna Begins Testing Omicron-Matched COVID Shots in Adults

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Moderna has begun testing an omicron-specific COVID-19 booster in healthy adults ...
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Starbucks Nixes Vaccine Mandate After Supreme Court Ruling

Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a plan it announced earlier this ...
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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 ...
Hotel housekeeper

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 ...
National Guard

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 ...
AstraZeneca vaccine

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 ...
medical professionals

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 ...
People in hospital beds

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 ...
empty vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19

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 ...
National Guard members assisting with processing COVID-19 deaths, placing them into temporary storage

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 ...