Health


Renita Webb, of Alamance County, is in the health care coverage gap and wants NC lawmakers to join other states in expanding Medicaid to adults like her (Image via Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
NC Mother: Lawmakers Should Give Up Their Health Care if They Won’t Expand Medicaid

North Carolina's lawmakers have rejected federal money to expand Medicaid and provide health care to up to 600,000 struggling adults.

Photo by AP. Graphic treatment by Denzel Boyd
Mass Vaccination Sites Finally Start Opening Throughout the Country

Thousands of people are expected to get vaccinated every day in each location.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine speaks at a news conference on July 21, 2020, in York, York County. (Flickr/Office of Gov. Tom Wolf)
Biden Taps Rachel Levine for Assistant Secretary of Health. She Could Be the First Openly Trans Federal Official.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called Levine “a remarkable public servant with the knowledge and experience to help us contain this pandemic, and protect and improve the health and well-being of the American people.”

a Black doctor talking to Black patients and building covid vaccine trust
COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Is a Very Real Concern in Communities of Color. Black Doctors Are Doing Something About It.

The COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy Black communities have is warranted. Black healthcare providers have taken on the responsibility to help change it.

Virginia Moves Ahead with Vaccines
Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine Is Effective Against Key Mutation, New Study Finds

The encouraging news comes the same day the US recorded 4,085 deaths from COVID-19, setting a grim, new single-day record.

Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER
‘Spend More Time With the Grandkids’: North Carolinians Line Up in Charlotte for COVID Vaccine

Eat out. Get a haircut. Be a good citizen. People in Charlotte on why they rushed to get the COVID vaccine as NC upped inoculation efforts.

Image courtesy of U.S. Army National Guard/Spc. Hassani Ribera
Nearly 40,000 Health Professionals Have Already Been Vaccinated in Puerto Rico

Long lines and traffic jams have formed during the first weeks of vaccination on the island while the government seeks to develop an appointment system to prevent crowding.