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Congress And COVID-19: Members’ Cases And Quarantines
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Claudia Grisales, Audrey Carlsen | January 26, 2021
Updated on Jan. 26 at 11:45 a.m. ET The coronavirus pandemic for months has upended the daily work of Congress, which has seen a series of outbreaks. Most recently, the Jan. 6 violent insurrection at the Capitol forced members to cluster together in rooms for several hours. Some House Republicans ...
How Severe Is Your State’s Coronavirus Outbreak?
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Stephanie Adeline, Connie Hanzhang Jin, Alyson Hurt, Thomas Wilburn, Daniel Wood, Ruth Talbot | January 26, 2021
Loading... This page is updated regularly. More than 25 million people in the U.S. have had confirmed coronavirus infections and more than 420,000 have died of COVID-19. Tens of thousands of new cases are reported daily nationwide. In the graphics below, explore the trends in your state. View the data ...
The Pandemic Made Their Love Long Distance — From Just A Few Miles Apart
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Katheryn Houghton | January 26, 2021
Suzan Mubarak and her boyfriend, Mitch Domier, live only a few miles apart in Bozeman, Mont., yet the pandemic has limited their ability to see each other in person.Louise Johns for KHN Every Sunday afternoon, Suzan Mubarak keeps an eye on her phone. That is when her boyfriend will call ...
They Lost Sons To Drug Overdoses: How The Pandemic May Be Fueling Deaths Of Despair
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Scott Horsley | January 26, 2021
Lights placed as a memorial to COVID-19 victims surround the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on Jan. 19. Some economists believe deaths tied to alcohol use, drug use and suicides have risen during the pandemic as the isolation felt by many has taken an emotional toll.Alex Brandon | AP Karen Butcher's ...
Gorilla Gets Monoclonal Antibody Therapy For COVID-19
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Dustin Jones | January 25, 2021
One of the eight gorillas in the troop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California. Some of the gorillas contracted the coronavirus this month. One of the older gorillas received monoclonal antibody therapy as part of his treatment.Ken Bohn | San Diego Zoo Global A gorilla at the ...
South Dakota Health Leader On How The State Has Gotten Its Vaccine Out
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Ailsa Chang | January 25, 2021
South Dakota has given out about 75% of the vaccine doses it's received, a high rate among states.Eduardo Munoz Alvarez | Pool/AFP via Getty Images A few months ago, South Dakota was in the news for its rising coronavirus case numbers and deaths. It's a rural, less populous state. But ...
Protect Pregnant Women ‘Through Research,’ Not ‘From Research,’ OB-GYNs Urge
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Maggie Mertens | January 25, 2021
According to a review published in 2018, nearly 75% of the drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the 21st century had no data associated with their use during pregnancy.Orbon Alija | Getty Images Doctors who treat pregnant patients are finding themselves in a tough and familiar spot ...
Fauci Relishes A ‘Hallelujah’ Moment
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Avie Schneider | January 23, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci laughs while speaking at a White House briefing on Thursday. Fauci, President Biden's chief medical adviser on COVID-19, says he rejoiced when the new president declared that "science and truth" would guide the nation's policies toward the pandemic.Alex Brandon | AP Dr. Anthony Fauci says letting the ...
Wuhan’s Lockdown Memories 1 Year Later: Pride, Anger, Deep Pain
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Emily Feng | January 23, 2021
A woman walks in a park along Yangtze River in Wuhan on Jan. 19, 2021. Residents of the city of 11 million, which was the first epicenter of COVID-19, have conflicting emotions as they reckon with the aftermath of the virus and their 76-day lockdown.Hector Retamal | AFP via Getty ...
Moderna And Pfizer Need To Nearly Double COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries To Meet Goals
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Sydney Lupkin | January 22, 2021
A COVID-19 vaccine hub taking appointments only stands in Brooklyn as New York City begins to run low on doses Friday.Spencer Platt | Getty Images With a spotlight on COVID-19 vaccine distribution shortcomings, there's another bottleneck that could prevent inoculations from significantly speeding up in the near future: Pfizer's and ...