Outside Columbus, Ohio, a bailiff signs a writ of eviction for a tenant on March 3, 2021.
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A federal eviction ban had much less effect than state-specific restrictions, an analysis of eviction data finds.
Socioeconomic and cultural data can help governments predict and slow the spread of the next pandemic.
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Many governments, including the US, already collect and make public population statistics that could help them prepare for the next pandemic.
Vaccination is one way we can help get kids back to in-person activities.
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The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was recently approved for adolescents ages 12-15. Vaccination is essential to protect children from serious illness and quicken return to normal life.
Millions of people, particularly older ones who have been isolated from children and grandchildren, can fly domestically at low risk now, the CDC says.
New CDC guidance permits domestic travel for fully vaccinated individuals, as long as social distancing is respected. International travel guidelines are different.
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.
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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.
Public transit drivers are now responsible for preventing unmasked passengers from boarding and removing unruly customers.
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Recent federal mask mandates on all public transit have burdened bus drivers with difficult and sometimes dangerous duties to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
The National Guard joined forces with FEMA to launch a mass vaccination site in Los Angeles.
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Developing a national disaster response plan for the pandemic was only step one.
Masks work only if they fit well, and wearing two can ensure a tight fit.
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How well your mask works depends on how well it fits. Wearing two snug masks made of different materials offers 95% protection from exposure to aerosols that could contain the coronavirus.
Getting vaccines to rural and hard-to-reach areas is critical for public health and ethical reasons.
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So far, the only COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use need to be kept frozen. But there are many places in the world that can't support a cold supply chain.
On Dec. 8, 2020, the first members of the public were given doses of a coronavirus vaccine.
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The coronavirus vaccine was developed faster than any vaccine in history. It took just 332 days from the first sequencing of the virus genome to the first vaccines given to the public.
The new rapid test is available without a prescription, but only 20 million are set to be sold by the middle of next year.
A new over-the-counter COVID-19 test has been authorized by the FDA. Though it can be used to test people with and without symptoms, moderate cost and limited production mean it isn't a game-changer.
After receiving the vaccine, health systems have a complicated job ahead of them.
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Health systems around the US are on the cusp of receiving COVID-19 vaccines. At the end of this months-long effort are the nitty-gritty details of how health care providers are giving people the vaccine.
Rapid tests for COVID-19 are easy to administer and give fast results.
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In September, production of rapid tests really ramped up in the US. But due to low accuracy and massive numbers needed, these tests alone are unlikely to have much of an effect on the pandemic.
Biden and Harris meet with their COVID-19 advisers virtually on Nov. 9.
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Biden will begin his presidency in the midst of a global public health crisis that's already killed over 240,000 people in the US alone. His team is already planning how to get COVID-19 under control.
The CDC has put out several conflicting messages of late, giving rise to concerns about trust.
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The CDC has released conflicting messages on masks and transmission of the coronavirus. A scholar explains the nature of trust and why institutions need to be careful.
A girl wearing a mask walks down a street in the Corona neighborhood of Queens on April 14, 2020 in New York City.
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New guidance from the CDC says that 15 minutes of exposure – regardless of whether that occurs at one time – can result in transmission of the coronavirus.
Staying safe this Halloween means following a few simple rules.
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There are plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday without trick-or-treating, but you still need to make sure you are socially distancing and wearing a mask – and not just one for Halloween.
A girl views the body of her father, who died of COVID-19, while mourners who can’t visit in person are onscreen.
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Health statisticians keep careful tabs on how many people die every week. Based on what's happened in past years, they know what to expect – but 2020 death counts are surging beyond predictions.
How should COVID-19 vaccine be prioritized?
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A team of experts argues that after taking care of essential workers, COVID-19 vaccinations should be given to the greatest transmitters of the virus, who are mostly the young.
The CDC order may offer some tenants breathing room.
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The CDC's sweeping eviction moratorium leaves more questions than answers – as well as concerns that it merely pushes the problem into winter.