Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Doctors are trying to figure out why some kids become much sicker than others and, in rare cases, don’t survive. …

ICUs Are Filled With Covid — And Regret

ICUs Are Filled With Covid — And Regret

Unvaccinated people are filling intensive care beds and dying of covid in record numbers in Tennessee and other Southern states. Many tell their nurses and doctors they regret the decision not to get the vaccine when they could. …

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Science Shows Mask-Wearing Is Largely Safe for Children

Scientists have found little evidence that the kind of masks worn by students negatively affect oxygen or carbon dioxide levels. …

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‘I Don’t Want to Risk My Life for a Paycheck’: Immunosuppressed People Grapple With Returning to Work

Millions of Americans with weakened immune systems are weighing a return to workplaces as the delta variant of covid surges and while awaiting guidance about additional vaccine shots. …

The Pandemic Made Telemedicine an Instant Hit. Patients and Providers Feel the Growing Pains.

The Pandemic Made Telemedicine an Instant Hit. Patients and Providers Feel the Growing Pains.

Patients seem to like remote visits, and health care providers now depend on them. But outages, freezing and other glitches cost time and money, and compromise quality of care. …

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Delta Changes the Covid-19 Conversation

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Delta Changes the Covid Conversation

With COVID-19 cases on the upswing again around the country, partisan division remains over addressing the pandemic and vaccination.

Big Leagues Balk at Endorsing Vaccination

Big Leagues Balk at Endorsing Vaccination

The major sports leagues are struggling to vaccinate enough of their players to protect the clubhouse and locker room, and few stars have stepped forward to pitch vaccination to teammates or fans. WNBA players are an exception, with a 99% vaccination rate and high-profile ads urging the public to get vaccinated….

The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord - Charlotte COVID-19 Pandemic and Vaccine News

The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord

The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord – Charlotte COVID-19, Pandemic and Vaccine News

Without Enough Boots on the Ground, California’s Vaccination Efforts Falter

California’s vaccination rates have stagnated, particularly in Black and Latino inner-city neighborhoods and in rural towns. County health officials, who say trust is their most important commodity, need more money for one-on-one interactions with holdouts, but the state has instead largely funneled money to advertising firms and tech companies. …

Is Rand Paul Mixing Up the Vaccine Message for Covid Survivors

Is Rand Paul Mixing Up the Vaccine Message for Covid Survivors?

The scientific literature shows that natural immunity does provide protection against covid-19, but experts say getting vaccinated can provide additional protection against variants. …CHARLOTTE COVID-19 News