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The predictions were for a massive downturn in state finances because of COVID-19 … but the predictions were wrong. tang90246/ iStock / Getty Images Plus

Why states didn’t go broke from the pandemic

The headlines were inescapable: States faced a financial disaster of epic proportions because of COVID-19. The predictions were wrong.
A dose of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at a vaccination event at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in South Los Angeles on March 11, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images

Restart of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: A doctor explains why benefits far outweigh risks

The CDC and FDA said the benefits of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine far outweigh the low risk of developing rare blood clots and lifted a pause on the vaccine's use. A doctor explains.
Millions of people, particularly older ones who have been isolated from children and grandchildren, can fly domestically at low risk now, the CDC says. Hispanolistic/Getty Images

You can fly! CDC says fully vaccinated people can travel safely within the US

New CDC guidance permits domestic travel for fully vaccinated individuals, as long as social distancing is respected. International travel guidelines are different.
UPS employees roll out first doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the UPS hub in Louisville, Ky., on Dec. 13, 2020. Michael Clevenger/Getty Images

How effective is the first shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine?

The vaccine rollout is underway, but what happens if there is a supply disruption? Would it be feasible to change strategy and give more people a first dose? An expert analyzes the data.
Nurse Nicole Chang celebrates after receiving one of the first injections of the COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 16 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, California. Brian van der Brug/Getty Images

Vaccinated and ready to party? Not so fast, says the CDC, but you can gather with other vaccinated people

Millions of vaccinated people have been waiting for guidelines on what they can do safely. The CDC says it's OK to gather with other vaccinated people, but it's still best to avoid travel.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats meet with reporters before the House voted to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package on Feb. 26, 2021. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Why using reconciliation to pass Biden’s COVID-19 stimulus bill violates the original purpose of the process

In 1974, Congress invented the reconciliation process to reduce deficits. More recently, reconciliation has been used in ways that increase the deficit. A public policy scholar explains the process.
Patients with overweight or obesity issues make up more than 70% of the U.S. population. Peter Dazeley via Getty Images

Will the COVID-19 vaccine work as well in patients with obesity?

Americans with excess weight and obesity have been hit hard by COVID-19. Now there is reason to believe they may not get the same protection from the vaccines.
Joe Biden, then president-elect, received his COVID-19 vaccination in December. Joshua Roberts via Getty Images

Can Biden fix the vaccine mess? An expert says yes

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has fallen far short of President Trump's promises. President Biden says he can fix that. Can he?

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