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Whatever Happened To … The Women Who Boldly Declared: ‘No Sex For Fish’?
Viola Kosome, Marc Silver | September 19, 2021
Rebbeccah Atieno stands with one of the boats owned by the No Sex for Fish women. Once a proud boat owner herself, she says she lost her home when Lake Victoria swept through the village; her boat no longer functions. She now earns a living working on rice farms and ...
In The Fight Against COVID, Health Workers Aren’t Immune To Vaccine Misinformation
Deepa Shivaram | September 18, 2021
Nurse Katrina Philpot (left) protests against COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates in Santa Fe, N.M., in August.Cedar Attanasio | AP As new data shows 1 in 500 Americans has died from COVID-19 and the delta variant continues to surge across the country, the next challenge many health care leaders face ...
Why Working Out Should Be About More Than What You See In The Mirror
Andrew Limbong, Audrey Nguyen | September 18, 2021
Ornella Corazza, a professor of addictive behavior at the University of Hertfordshire, says there was more anxiety about body image during the lockdown.Photo Illustration by Catie Dull/NPR Like a lot of folks, I started working out a bunch during the pandemic. I'm talking real jock stuff — swinging and cleaning ...
Biden Will Try To Rally The World To Boost COVID-19 Vaccinations As The U.N. Meets
Tamara Keith | September 17, 2021
Palestinian Health Ministry staff members in Nablus receive 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States through through the COVAX vaccine-sharing initiative on Aug. 24, 2021.Jaafar Ashtiyeh | AFP via Getty Images Updated September 17, 2021 at 7:26 PM ET Facing criticism for its plan to give Americans ...
An FDA Panel Says Only High-Risk Americans And Those 65+ Should Get COVID Boosters
Scott Hensley | September 17, 2021
A health care worker prepares third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for a senior living facility in Worcester, Pa., in late August.Hannah Beier | Bloomberg via Getty Images In a surprising vote, a panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Friday recommended against approval of a booster ...
Moderna Leads The Authorized COVID Vaccines In Lasting Effectiveness
Rob Stein | September 17, 2021
Researchers say all three authorized COVID vaccines are good at keeping people out of the hospital, but Moderna seems to have the longest-lasting protection.Frederic J. Brown | AFP via Getty Images A head-to-head comparison of all three COVID-19 vaccines found Moderna is holding up better than Pfizer and the Johnson ...
Readers Respond: What To Say If Someone Asks Why You’re Wearing A Mask
Marc Silver | September 17, 2021
Malaka Gharib/NPR In a Coronavirus FAQ last week, I reported on an encounter at an outdoor restaurant in which a stranger asked me why I was wearing a mask. "Do you think you really need it?" he wondered, even though he admitted that he was not yet fully vaccinated. I ...
9 Lions And Tigers At The National Zoo Are Being Treated For COVID
Sharon Pruitt-Young | September 17, 2021
Lions watch visitors from their enclosure at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., in July 2020.Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP via Getty Images Humans aren't the only ones who have to worry about COVID-19. A number of lions and tigers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., are now ...