President Joe Biden listens as Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), right, speaks during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the NIH, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Bethesda, Md. NIH Director Francis Collins is at center. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Only 6% of Black Americans Have Been Vaccinated. Here’s How Biden Is Trying to Change That.

Medical experts say it will take a concerted effort to meet the challenges of rebuilding trust and ensuring vaccine access for communities of color.

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Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

Southern Nevada Health District nurse Daliah Rubio administers a a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination to Victor Rodriguez, 70, of Nevada, at Jerome Mack Middle School on January 29, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Southern Nevada Health District is operating the site as a pop-up clinic for seniors age 70 and older.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
After 22 Million Doses, CDC Says COVID Vaccines Appear to Be Safe

Of the millions of vaccines administered in the United States, only 71 people have had a serious reaction.

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Democrats Introduce a Bill To Raise the Minimum Wage—A New Study Says That Could Help Save Infant Lives

The bill would double the federal minimum wage. A new study says it could also help reduce infant mortalities.

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Yellen to Focus on ‘Helping Families Keep a Roof Over Their Head’ as New Treasury Secretary

Janet Yellen received bipartisan support in her historic appointment as secretary of the Treasury Tuesday. She’s aiming her first big policies at alleviating the economic suffering of women, who saw major losses in the pandemic’s unemployment crisis.

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Here’s Some Good News for People Living With HIV and Debating the Coronavirus Vaccine

The CDC and medical experts say the COVID vaccine is safe for people living with HIV. One calls it "not an option, but a must."

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Black Americans Delivered the Democratic Majority. Black Leaders Are Demanding Action From Biden’s Administration.

Biden arguably owes his presidential success to Black Americans. Now, Black leaders expect the president to keep his promise of prioritizing their concerns.