Stories tagged: "healthcare"


Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School on May 3, 2021 in Ridley, Pa. "It feels good, I'm happy I can protect myself and other," Day said after getting the shot.  (Photo by Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images)
FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 12 and Up

The US Food and Drug Administration expanded its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, taking a huge step in the overall vaccination effort and bringing incalculable relief to many parents. It’s the news so many have been waiting for: Children 12 and older can now safely get the COVID-19 vaccine. The US...

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73-Year-Old COVID Survivor Delivers 800 Tamales to Hospital Staff That Saved Her

"They are the heroes, and they deserve the best tamales in the world, which are my mom's tamales," the daughter of Margarita Montañez said.

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Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be ‘Free to All American Citizens’

"It is critical that the COVID-19 vaccine is made available for free to all people in the US, including undocumented immigrants."

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My Parents Are Undocumented Immigrants. I’m Voting in North Carolina Because They Can’t.

A first-generation American and NC community college student tells us why immigrant rights and women’s rights are driving her to vote.

Romelia Navarro, right, is comforted by nurse Michele Younkin as she weeps while sitting at the bedside of her dying husband, Antonio, in St. Jude Medical Center's COVID-19 unit in Fullerton, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Saving Lives and Risking Their Own, Nurses’ Biggest Fear Is Still Bringing COVID-19 Home

Nurses have been on the frontlines of the pandemic since it began. As cases continue to surge across most of the U.S., many worry about bringing the virus home. These are the stories from one California COVID-19 ward.

Lara Americo knows first-hand how hard it is to find adequate care as a transgender patient. Image via subject
How Trump’s Rollbacks Are Going to Risk Trans Patients’ Lives

“This guy was about to put me to sleep, and I’m depending on him for my life. And he starts asking me about my transition."

In this March 25, 2020, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. gives a thumbs up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, where a deal has been reached on a coronavirus bill. Overwhelmed Kentucky and New York officials face a deluge of mail-in votes that are likely to delay results for days in high-profile congressional primaries on Tuesday, June 23. There's a lot of interest in two contests in particular. One involves former Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath's fight for the Democratic nomination to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Prices of 42 Drugs Have Increased Since July 1. But McConnell Still Won’t Hold a Vote About It.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still refusing to hold a vote on bipartisan bills to address rising drug costs.