Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


A North Carolina family in 2019 in Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park. A new $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief bill promises financial aid for families. (Image via Shutterstock)
Why North Carolina Parents Might Be the Big Winners in the Federal COVID Relief Bill

Monthly payments to parents? Feds' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill promises changes for North Carolina families, businesses, and schools.

In this Saturday, May 16, 2020, photo, a family walks their field in the Mennonite Valley of Lancaster County, Pa. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
COVID and the Amish: How the Plain Communities View the Pandemic

Pennsylvania health officials worked with the state's Plain populations at the beginning of the pandemic. The task is harder now that the vaccines are available.

Dr. George Garrow, the chief medical officer for the Primary Health Network in Western Pennsylvania, holds a dose of the coronavirus vaccine. (Screenshot. Graphic treatment by Rebecca Russ)
Logistics Isn’t the Only Problem to Vaccinating Rural Pennsylvania

Health experts say the vaccine rollout is going slower in rural areas, in part, because rural residents don't trust the government.

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COVID-19 Infections and Deaths Increase With Higher Income Inequality, Study Finds

The data shows that “high levels of income inequality harm population health, irrespective of racial or ethnic composition.”

Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan on December 13, 2020. - The Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was  to begin leaving the company's Michigan factory on Sunday, ready to be injected into the arms of millions of the most vulnerable Americans as the global death toll topped 1.6 million.
How Michigan’s Long History With Pfizer Paved the Way for the COVID Vaccine

Still overcoming a rocky vaccine rollout, Michigan and Pfizer have drawn on a deep, shared history to overcome the setbacks.

An unidentified man smokes a cigarette during the coronavirus pandemic. (Shutterstock Photo/Sergii Sobolevskyi)
Pennsylvanians Who Light Up Can Now Line Up for the COVID Vaccine

Smokers are in Phase 1A of the state’s vaccine rollout plan, putting smokers ahead of non-healthcare frontline workers.

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Mass Vaccination Sites Finally Start Opening Throughout the Country

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