Stories tagged: "COVID-19"


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.

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, a worker restocks products at a grocery store in Dallas, Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
‘Getting Sick Every Day’: Arizona Grocery Store Workers Want to Know When They Will Be Vaccinated

Food service workers were deemed essential during the early stages of the pandemic, but most are still not prioritized for vaccination.

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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Arizona Successfully Opened Its 24/7 Vaccination Site at State Farm Stadium—and There Are More to Come

President Joe Biden praised Arizona’s vaccine rollout during a virtual tour of the stadium, where thousands of residents are vaccinated daily.

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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Should Companies Pay Workers to Get Vaccinated? Here’s What Two Doctors Have to Say.

The trend to pay workers to get vaccinated comes as public health officials address vaccine hesitancy, a hurdle in the nation’s quest to end the pandemic.

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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.”