Stories tagged: "pandemic"


Healthcare workers will most likely be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Image via Shutterstock; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER.
What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines Now in Wisconsin

Tackling some frequently asked questions about vaccines.

Doctors inject sisters Claudia Scott-Mighty, left, Althea Scott-Bonaparte, who are patient care directors, and Christine Scott, an ICU nurse, with their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
Biden Plans to Release Available COVID Vaccine Doses Immediately

Biden “supports releasing available doses immediately, and believes the government should stop holding back vaccine supply so we can get more shots in Americans’ arms now.”

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.

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I’m a Stay-at-Home Mom Who Planned to Start Working in 2020. Then COVID Happened.

Without the aid of the public school system, our society simply fails to factor in child care, and it’s women who are tasked with resolving this issue for their families.

Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron waits to receive his COVID-19 vaccination on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
Why Hank Aaron Joined Civil Rights Leaders in Georgia to Get the COVID Vaccine

“I don’t have any qualms about it at all, you know. I feel quite proud of myself for doing something like this. ... It’s just a small thing that can help zillions of people in this country.”

Billye Gaymon of Florida getting the coronavirus vaccine (Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER)
Florida Woman Gifts Herself COVID Vaccination for Her 68th Birthday

“I saw it was being offered in my area and I said, I’m supposed to do this. I decided I had to be part of the solution and not the problem. We have to try to heal America and stop the spread."

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman for COURIER
Pandemic Poultry and 18th Century Menswear: COVID Let Me Embrace My Inner Weirdness

By September, I had become the kind of guy who wanders around the garden in a combination of historical menswear and faded sweatpants, casually referring to himself as “basically a hobbit.”