Health News December 2020

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Yurts, Igloos And Pop-Up Domes: How Safe Is ‘Outside’ Restaurant Dining This Winter? – NPR

Stop Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It – NPR

Fisherman Team Up With Food Banks To Help Hungry Families – NPR

‘Trusted Messengers, Trusted Messages’: How To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy – NPR

Pandemic Drinking? Here’s How To Trim Your Alcohol Consumption – NPR

Devices Used In COVID-19 Treatment Can Give Errors For Patients With Dark Skin – NPR

How To Help Someone At Risk Of Suicide – NPR

I Felt Fine, But Tested Positive For The Coronavirus. What’s That Really Mean? – NPR

‘Tis The Season To Celebrate. Here’s How To Do It Safely – NPR

How To Retain Your Heat (And Stay Upbeat) With Friends Outside This Winter – NPR

Progress Toward A Safer Psychedelic Drug To Treat Depression And Addiction – NPR

Federal Data Reveal Which Hospitals Are Dangerously Full This Week. Is Yours? – NPR

What To Do If You Test Positive For The Coronavirus This Winter – NPR

Think Your Health Care Costs Are Covered? Beware The ‘Junk’ Insurance Plan – NPR

Hey, COVID-19 Long-Haulers: Take Care In Shopping For Health Insurance – NPR


Why Africa’s COVID-19 Outbreak Hasn’t Been as Bad as Everyone Feared – TIME

How Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Could Help Inoculate the U.S. – TIME

More COVID-19 Vaccines Are in the Pipeline as the U.S. Effort Ramps Up – TIME

With Over 275,000 Infections and 1,700 Deaths, COVID-19 Has Devastated the U.S. Prison and Jail Populations – TIME

Why the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Caused a Widespread Existential Crisis – TIME

Fueled by a History of Mistreatment, Black Americans Distrust the New COVID-19 Vaccines – TIME

What Bill Gates Thinks About the State of the Fight Against COVID-19 – TIME

‘It’s Unenforceable.’ The Holidays Make it Tougher to Police COVID-19 Restrictions – TIME

I Don’t Feel Safe Returning to Work During the Pandemic. What Should I Do? – TIME

Funeral Costs are Driving Families Hit by COVID-19 to Desperate Measures – TIME

Senate Report: The Opioid Industry Has Pain Advocacy Groups $65 Million – TIME

What Makes COVI-19 Different From the Flu? – TIME

The Trump Administration’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’ Has Spent $12.4 Billion on Vaccines. How Much Is That, Really? – TIME

People Are Finally Downloading COVID-19 Exposure Notification Apps. Will They Make a Difference? – TIME

I’m in a High-Risk Group for COVID-19. How Do I Get Vaccinated Early? – TIME

Why You May Not Be Able to Get Pfizer’s Frontrunner COVID-19 Vaccine – TIME

Men Aren’t Planning to Socially Distance This Holiday Season. The Results Could Be Devastating – TIME

How Do I Ask My Friends to Respect My Social Distancing? – TIME

How Should My Family Handle a Coronavirus Christmas? – TIME

A Post-Pandemic Bucket List (and What To Do In the Meantime) – TIME

Pfizer Scaled Back 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Production Targets From 100 Million to 50 Million Doses – TIME

Asia Has Beaten Back Each Wave of COVID-19. But This Surge Could Be Different – TIME

Abortion Clinics Are Rapidly Closing. Many Won’t Come Back – TIME

How the U.K. Approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Faster Than the U.S. and Europe – TIME

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 and Flu – TIME

There Will Be No Safe Havens in COVID-19’s Final Assault on the U.S. – TIME


Wisconsin worker deliberately spoiled vaccine, health officials say – Fox News

Coronavirus cases in children surpass 2 million mark – Fox News

California hospitals facing oxygen supply shortage, causing some to declare ‘internal disaster’ – Fox News

Cuomo threatens to hold those who got coronavirus vaccine out of turn criminally liable – Fox News

WHO warns COVID-19 pandemic ‘not necessarily the big one’ – Fox News

Wuhan coronavirus infections may be 10 times higher than reported, China CDC study finds – Fox News

Coronavirus ‘long haulers’ experiencing fishy, sulphur smells: report – Fox News

Vitamin D, other everyday vitamins could counter coronavirus effects: report – Fox News

Excedrin recalled over faulty packaging, child poisoning concerns – Fox News

Social distancing can help limit coronavirus risk: What does it entail? – Fox News

New studies show people who get COVID-19 less likely to get reinfected – Fox News

Post-Christmas coronavirus surge could be ‘catastrophic,’ expert warns – Fox News

Coronavirus herd immunity not likely until end of next year, WHO says – Fox News

Exposed to coronavirus? Know when to isolate vs. quarantine – Fox News

Is coronavirus compounding your holiday stress? Experts lend advice – Fox News

COVID-19 vaccine rollout plagued by protests, failed technology and front-line workers missing out – Fox News

Pregnant women who contract coronavirus in 3rd trimester unlikely to pass infection to newborn, study finds – Fox News

UK mutated coronavirus strain likely already in US, officials say – Fox News

Traveling for holidays amid coronavirus: CDC advises this – Fox News

Vaccinated against COVID-19? Still wear a mask, social distance, Azar says – Fox News

US could reach herd immunity if 20% of population get COVID vaccine – Fox News

Cuomo announces COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Equity Task Force’ – Fox News

Are you allergic to your Christmas tree? – Fox News

‘No evidence’ UK coronavirus strain more transmissible, pathogenic: Operation Warp Speed official – Fox News

Surgeon general calls on coronavirus survivors to donate convalescent plasma – Fox News

Amid evolving strains, COVID-19 vaccines likely need updates every 3 years, former FDA chief Gottlieb says – Fox News

Helping kids cope with coronavirus-related changes amid holiday season – Fox News

Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine trial reaches full enrollment – Fox News

Coronavirus antibodies present in babies born to mothers with COVID-19: study – Fox News

Amid coronavirus pandemic, US drug overdose deaths to record high, CDC says – Fox News

Demand is low for COVID-19 antibody drugs but shortages loom – Fox News

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine’s 2-dose regimen elicits ‘broad’ immune response – Fox News

For COVID-19 protection, wearing a used mask could be worse than no mask: Study – Fox News

Amid coronavirus, are winter sports safe? – Fox News

Azar warns key COVID-19 treatments ‘not getting used enough’ amid spike in cases, hospitalizations – Fox News

Poor countries face long wait for vaccines despite promises – Fox News

Coronavirus infection most likely to come from this person: study – Fox News

COVID-19 vaccines may prevent disease up to 3 years: Operation Warp Speed official says – Fox News

Many Americans plan to get COVID-19 vaccine, survey finds – Fox News

Hunger study predicts 168,000 pandemic-linked child deaths – Fox News

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine complexity lies in packaging, not storage requirements, Azar says – Fox News

Surgeon general says coronavirus vaccine rollout is ‘beginning of the end’ – Fox News

Gates says coronavirus could still be risk through early 2022 – Fox News

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine’s 1st impact could be in April, COVID possibly under control ‘by end of next summer’ – Fox News

‘Cat scratch’ fever may cause human madness, study says – Fox News

WH coronavirus testing czar says end of pandemic ‘in sight’ with ‘rapid’ vaccination rollout set to start – Fox News

CDC sees record flu vaccine distribution – Fox News

Nonprescription at-home coronavirus test gets FDA approval – Fox News

CDC predicts coronavirus deaths could reach 362,000 by January – Fox News

Erectile dysfunction drug ‘mix up’ with depression medication causes nationwide product recall – Fox News

Combo of blood tests could offer more accurate Alzheimer’s diagnostics, researchers say – Fox News

Coronavirus crippling emergency response agencies: ‘What if you call EMS and nobody comes?’ – Fox News

Can I stop wearing a mask after getting a COVID-19 vaccine? – Fox News

As coronavirus numbers spike, US should ‘try to keep schools open,’ Fauci says – Fox News

Oklahoma woman with coronavirus received 3 false negatives before positive test: ‘Listen to your gut’ – Fox News

FDA issues warning about metal in face masks after patient burned during MRI – Fox News

Fauci says building coronavirus vaccine trust is essential: ‘We have a task cut out for us’ – Fox News

After coronavirus vaccination, Russians warned to avoid alcohol for 2 months – Fox News

Chinese coronavirus vaccine 86% effective, UAE health leaders say – Fox News

Don’t replace coronavirus face masks with scarves, experts warn – Fox News

UK’s coronavirus vaccine card not a so-called ‘passport,’ officials say – Fox News

‘Don’t hug’ loved ones this holiday season, warns WHO – Fox News

Johnson & Johnson expects coronavirus vaccine trial results by January – Fox News

AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine safe, 70% effective, study suggests – Fox News

Hundreds sickened by ‘mystery’ illness in India, at least 1 dead – Fox News

Doctor accused of discouraging mask use gets suspended – Fox News

Over 50% of FDNY will turn down coronavirus vaccine: report – Fox News

Coronavirus vaccine’s proximity is no reason for Americans to let guard down: officials – Fox News

Coronavirus tracking apps having ‘modest’ impact amid pandemic, expert says – Fox News

Moderna coronavirus vaccine offers immunity for at least 3 months, researchers suggest – Fox News

Coronavirus surge ‘likely’ 2 to 3 weeks post-Thanksgiving, Fauci says – Fox News

What’s driving coronavirus vaccine hesitancy in US? – Fox News

‘Very dark couple of weeks’: Morgues and hospitals overflow – Fox News

CDC director: Schools are not a major coronavirus transmission source – Fox News

WHO updates coronavirus face mask guidance, says face shields are inferior alternative – Fox News

Florida tops 1M coronavirus cases; DeSantis denounces masks mandate, lockdowns– Fox News

Baby born from 27-year-old frozen embryo – Fox News

Organized criminal networks could be targeting COVID-19 vaccines, Interpol warns – Fox News

Coronavirus was present in US earlier than initially thought: Study – Fox News

Will prisoners be priority for coronavirus vaccine rollout? – Fox  News

This injury may signal domestic violence, study warns – Fox News

Baby spinach recalled over salmonella concerns – Fox News

Could obese Americans get the coronavirus vaccine first? – Fox News

Novavax delays US coronavirus vaccine Phase 3 clinical trial – Fox News

Baby allegedly born with coronavirus antibodies prompts closer look at virus’ impact on pregnancy – Fox News

Beware of coronavirus scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval: officials – Fox News

Ahead of coronavirus vaccine approval, top medical groups back ‘rigorous scientific’ process – Fox News


CDC testing requirements for UK travelers are like ‘a chain link fence to keep out a mosquito,’ experts say – CNN

Researchers think ‘hundreds’ of people in US could have new UK coronavirus strain – CNN

New US dietary guidelines include babies and toddlers for first time – CNN

Why picking your nose isn’t just gross — it’s dangerous in the time of coronavirus – CNN

US officials promised 20 million vaccinated against coronavirus by the end of the year. It’s going slower than that – CNN

Health officials brace for a surge in US Covid-19 cases after the holidays – CNN

This New Year’s Eve, enjoy a simple celebration at home – CNN

How to harness brain science for a better life – CNN

Getting vaccinated against Covid-19 is like PPE at a molecular level – CNN

Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines against UK coronavirus variant – CNN

Whether you have just 5, 10 or 15 minutes, these stress relief workouts can help – CNN

Celebrate small rituals for Christmas and make it special without the big gathering – CNN

How to cope with grief during the holidays and a pandemic – CNN

Loneliness can help grow parts of brain tied to imagination, study finds – CNN

Differences in blood pressure between your arms may be sign of heart trouble, study says – CNN

Coronavirus infections and deaths skyrocket heading into Christmas week, and ‘it will get worse’ – CNN

US army scientists examine new UK coronavirus variant to see if it might be resistant to vaccine – CNN

What we know about Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine and how it differs from Pfizer’s – CNN

CDC’s vaccine advisers meet to plan next step of Covid-19 vaccine distribution – CNN

Allergy warning for Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine after two UK health workers suffer reaction – CNN

FDA’s Covid-19 vaccine authorization is a ‘monumental moment,’ expert says. It came on the deadliest day of the pandemic – CNN

Boston biotech conference led to 245,000 Covid-19 cases across US, genetic fingerprinting shows – CNN

How to safely make it through the holiday season in the Covid-19 pandemic – CNN

200 hospitals have been at full capacity, and 1/3 of all US hospitals are almost out of ICU space – CNN

Dogs can be trained to detect Covid-19 by sniffing human sweat, study suggests – CNN

Child abuse visits to emergency room down — but injuries up, report says – CNN

Covid-19 effects include seizures — even in some moderate cases, study finds – CNN

5 science-based ways to stop stress – CNN

First shipments of coronavirus vaccine will fall short – CNN

The US has added 1 million new coronavirus cases in only 5 days – CNN

They couldn’t say goodbye in person, so ICU patients are using tablets instead – CNN

Contact tracing in immigrant communities is most effective with trusted voices from within – CNN

The US hit a record 7-day average of new Covid-19 cases as hospitals are further strained – CNN

‘Sonic attacks’ suffered by US diplomats likely caused by microwave energy, government study says – CNN

A few hours of flu-like symptoms? ‘Absolutely’ worth it for this woman who was in a Covid-19 vaccine trial – CNN

As hospitals start to max out, medical workers beg officials for new Covid-19 mandates – CNN

Vaccines won’t end Covid so keep wearing your mask, top health official says – CNN

Masks are critical to stopping coronavirus spread, even at home, CDC says – CNN

More than half of Americans say they know someone who has been hospitalized or died due to Covid-19, Pew survey finds – CNN

Doctors worry women aren’t getting the health care they need during pandemic – CNN

HIV medications for children can be bitter to swallow. A strawberry-flavored drug might help – CNN

Why vaccinate our most frail? Odd vote out shows the dilemma – CNN

Virtual fitness classes allow this community battling addiction to gain strength during lockdown – CNN

Finding hope in bleak circumstances – CNN

Covid can’t stop the holiday cookie swap – CNN

Do this total-body, no-equipment workout anywhere – CNN


Chinese drugmakers says its COVID-19 vaccine is 79% effective in final tests – Los Angeles Times

‘He’s dying, aren’t you going to help him?’ Hospitals serving poor, nonwhite L.A. hit hardest by COVID-19 – Los Angeles Times

Stay-at-home order for much of California extended amid COVID-19 overload at hospitals – Los Angeles Times

 Doctors turn to autopsies for clues about COVID-19 – Los Angeles Times

WHO calls for expanded measures to find coronavirus variants – Los Angeles Times

Kids get coronavirus at gatherings more often than at school, study shows – Los Angeles Times

Newsom relies on education over fines to enforce virus edicts. New York is different – Los Angeles Times

Dire COVID warnings go unheeded as many insist on Christmas traditions; officials fear new surge – Los Angeles Times

BioNTech boss confident vaccine will work on Britain’s new coronavirus strain – Los Angeles Times

Vatican OKs receiving COVID-19 vaccines that used abortion cell lines in research – Los Angeles Times

U.S. deaths in 2020 top 3 million, by far the most ever counted. COVID-19 is to blame – Los Angeles Times

Many U.S. health experts underestimated the coronavirus — until it was too late – Los Angeles Times

The FDA didn’t ‘approve’ Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s why – Los Angeles Times

Italy’s staggering virus toll poses uncomfortable questions – Los Angeles Times

A dozen U.S. states remain without mask mandates to protect against COVID-19. Why? – Los Angeles Times

Demoralized health workers struggle as coronavirus numbers surge – Los Angeles Times

COVID-19 relief deal all but collapses as McConnell resists state aid – Los Angeles Times

GSK, Sanofi say their COVID-19 vaccine won’t be ready until ate 2021 – Los Angeles Times

Global carbon emissions dropped a record 7% due to COVID-19. Don’t count on it to last – Los Angeles Times

Shipment of illicit COVID-19 tests seized off flight at San Diego airport – Los Angeles Times

One-day U.S. death toll from COVID-19 tops 3,000, more than D-Day or 9/11 – Los Angeles Times

Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors – Los Angeles Times

Need to cancel your holiday rental or travel plans amid COVID-19? Here’s the latest on changes and refunds – Los Angeles Times

California COVID-19 crisis likely to get worse before it gets better as deaths, hospitalizations spike – Los Angeles Times

33 million Californians face COVID-19 stay-at-home order that will restrict movements and business – Los Angeles Times

Lockdowns are depressing and economically devastating. But California might not have a choice – Los Angeles Times

Biden urges pandemic relief compromise, testing his faith in bipartisanship – Los Angeles Times

COVID-19 vaccines may not work on nursing home patients. Is it worth the risk to try anyway? – Los Angeles Times

Britain becomes first country to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine – Los Angeles Times

Americans’ fixation on coronavirus cleansing can be overkill, experts say – Los Angeles Times

Data show Americans couldn’t resist Thanksgiving travel – Los Angeles Times

Among first acts, Biden to call for 100 days of mask wearing – Los Angeles Times


Miami-Dade County website to help seniors schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments – Miami Herald

Overwhelmed by demand, Broward Health stops COVID-19 vaccine appointments – Miami Herald

Miami’s public hospital is opening COVID-19 vaccination up to the public, 65 and up – Miami Herald

‘Hell, yeah, I’m going’: While many wait, Palm Beach seniors get COVID-19 vaccine – Miami Herald

Why are nursing home COVID deaths doubling in Florida? Advocates blame testing – Miami Herald

Will students and teachers be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine in South Florida? – Miami Herald

As students head into winter break, COVID numbers rising in Miami, Broward, Keys schools – Miami Herald

Florida dropped its probe of a troubled group home. Then a man died at its sister facility – Miami Herald

The COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Florida. When can you get it and where? – Miami Herald

White House coronavirus report contradicts DeSantis. Is that why he refused to disclose it? – Miami Herald

She helps people who qualify as legally blind see again – Miami Herald

There is a new face filler on the market. How to know whether it’s right for you – Miami Herald

Will students and teachers be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine in South Florida? – Miami Herald

Gifts from the heart, that keep your heart pumping, too. – Miami Herald

For at-risk patients with COVID-19, a new therapy reaches South Florida hospitals – Miami Herald

DeSantis defends state handling of search warrant and blasts whistle-blower – Miami Herald

As COVID-19 cases spike, Miami will enforce midnight curfew as of this weekend – Miami Herald

Miami public hospital employees split on whether they want to receive COVID-19 vaccine – Miami Herald

COVID cases in Miami-Dade and Broward schools spiked right before Thanksgiving – Miami Herald

Sea level rise could flood thousands of Miami’s affordable housing spots, research shows – Miami Herald

All those years of wearing earrings can cause your ear lobe to get thin. Here’s what to do – Miami Herald

Rotator cuff injuries are common as people age and often require an MRI to diagnose – Miami Herald

Do the holidays have you down? COVID making it worse? Here are resources that can help – Miami Herald

Can you get a COVID test at the airport? Fort Lauderdale is opening a site this month – Miami Herald

How Miami-Dade became the COVID epicenter of Florida and what happened month-by-month – Miami Herald

South Florida hospitals are preparing to vaccinate all healthcare workers in the area – Miami Herald

Miami cruise lines extend cancellations into next year. Are your travel plans affected? – Miami Herald

The European Union has banned this ingredient in beauty products, yet it’s common here – Miami Herald

Here’s how to prevent freezer burn and keep your favorite foods fresh – Miami Herald

UHealth to give free pediatric vaccinations and flu shots to children at Miami park – Miami Herald

Potentially deadly bacteria leads to recalls of a skin care cream and a breast compress – Miami Herald

The chocolate milk may have an egg allergen. Here’s where the recall applies – Miami Herald

These recalled muffins may contain milk allergens that could make some people sick – Miami Herald


Illinois expunges nearly half a million cannabis cases as part of legalization – Chicago Tribune

Illinois weed sales on pace to top $1 billion in year one of recreational sales, with plenty of room to grow – Chicago Tribune

CPS denies COVID-19 accommodations to hundreds of teachers and staff who are due to return to schools Monday – Chicago Tribune

‘The light at the end of the tunnel’: COVID-19 vaccinations begin in Chicago’s hard-hit nursing homes as mayor asks for continued vigilance against virus – Chicago Tribune

Pot legalization was to bring expungement to many with records in Illinois. Numbers so far are low, but more are expected to be on the way. – Chicago Tribune

United Airlines will require negative COVID-19 test for passengers flying from UK to O’Hare, other airports – Chicago Tribune

Trump assails $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, suggests he may not sign it – Chicago Tribune

COVID-19 canceled 2020 travel, but vaccine hope has folks eager to hit the road. Will 2021 trips be to Europe — or just Michigan? – Chicago Tribune

Clergy, doctors and activists take on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and access in Black and Latino communities: ‘Don’t underestimate the fear’ – Chicago Tribune

Here’s when Walgreens and CVS predict you’ll be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine at a drugstore – Chicago Tribune

Walgreens to hire 25,000 as part of plan to start giving COVID-19 vaccine to nursing home residents and staff before Christmas – Chicago Tribune

With beds in short supply, some Illinois hospital emergency rooms are sending COVID-19 patients home to recover – Chicago Tribune

Pandemic, civil unrest drive record-shattering increase in firearm permits, gun shopping in Illinois in 2020 – Chicago Tribune

Vaccine shortages have led to theft, smuggling and doses going to the famous instead of the needy. Will it happen again with COVID-19? – Chicago Tribune

If Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine receives FDA approval, here’s what it will mean for Chicago and the rest of Illinois – Chicago Tribune

O’Hare, Midway plan to open COVID-19 testing sites next week as American Airlines widen access to at-home tests – Chicago Tribune

Thanksgiving takeout disasters offer lessons learned on how to do holiday carryout in a pandemic – Chicago Tribune

It’s not just COVID-19 that’s closing schools — it’s a lack of substitute teachers. The shortage has reached crisis levels in some districts. – Chicago Tribune

The coronavirus pandemic has forced mourners to think of different ways to honor the dead and say goodbye – Chicago Tribune

Experts call for COVID-19 vaccination trials to begin for young children: “It’s time to get moving’ – Chicago Tribune

Illinois hospitals likely won’t make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for their workers, but still working out who gets shots first – Chicago Tribune

‘We are taking the time that we need,’ FDA head says, defending COVID-19 vaccine approval process. Here’s what he told us about what comes next. – Chicago Tribune

People wary of COVID-19 are avoiding the ER, and that has doctors worried. Here’s how Chicago-area hospitals keep patients safe. – Chicago Tribune


Hospitals Say They Will Publish Previously Secret Prices – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Vaccine Study on Preventing Transmission Is Stalled – The Wall Street Journal

Oxford, AstraZeneca Vaccine Gets U.K. Nod. How Is It Different From Other Shots? – The Wall Street Journal

Moderna to Offer Vaccine to Workers, Contractors and Board – The Wall Street Journal

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Reject Recommendation to Cut Sugar, Alcohol Intake – The Wall Street Journal

Novavax Starts Late-Stage Trial of Covid-19 Vaccine – The Wall Street Journal

Alexa, Hypnotize Me – The Wall Street Journal

The Biking Workout That Hit 10,000 Miles in a Year – The Wall Street Journal

Scientists Eye Potential Culprit Behind Covid-19 Vaccine Allergic Reactions – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Test Makers Aim to Broaden Testing Well Into Spring – The Wall Street Journal

Pfizer, U.S. Reach Deal to Boost Covid-19 Vaccine Supply – The Wall Street Journal

Hospitals Confront Tensions Over Who Gets First Covid-19 Vaccines – The Wall Street Journal

Long-Haul Covid Patients Put Hope in Experimental Drugs – The Wall Street Journal

Should People Who Have Had Covid-19 Wait to Get a Vaccine? – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Officials Urge Calm Over New Covid-19 Strain Abroad – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Starts Delivery of Moderna’s Covid-19 Vaccine – The Wall Street Journal

Nursing Homes Grapple With Staff Hesitant to Get Covid-19 Vaccine – The Wall Street Journal

Moderna Shot Expected to Bolster U.S. Vaccine Efforts – The Wall Street Journal

FDA Panel Backs Moderna’s Vaccine – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Precautions Are Thwarting the Flu – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Vaccine Trial Volunteers Note Occasional Harsh Side Effects – The Wall Street Journal

FDA Sets Stage for Moderna Vaccine Authorization – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Vaccine’s Initial Scarcity Leads to Tough Choices for Hospitals – The Wall Street Journal

Can You Get a Covid Test at Home? – The Wall Street Journal

A Fitness Regimen Helps Keep Covid Pandemic Stress in Check – The Wall Street Journal

When Will Covid Vaccines Be Available for Kids? – The Wall Street Journal

Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccines Begin Shipping – The Wall Street Journal

Next Step Is Getting People to Take Vaccine – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Authorizes the First Vaccine to Fight Pandemic – The Wall Street Journal

Sanofi-GSK Covid-19 Vaccine Is Set Back by Lab Mistake – The Wall Street Journal

Combination of AstraZeneca, Russian Vaccines to Undergo Trial – The Wall Street Journal

The Covid-19 Vaccine: When Will It Be Available for You? – The Wall Street Journal

FDA Panel Clears Path for Authorizing Pfizer Covid-19 Shot – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Vaccine Makers Turn Toward Testing Children – The Wall Street Journal

FDA Panel Endorses Pfizer’s Covid Shot – The Wall Street Journal

The Covid-19 Vaccine: When Will It Be Available for You? – The Wall Street Journal

Gilead to Pay $1.4 Billion for Hepatitis Drugmaker MYR GmbH – The Wall Street Journal

Gene Therapy Show Promise for a Form of Blindness, but Is It a Cure? – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Vaccines Pose Potential Side Effects, Doctors Say – The Wall Street Journal

FDA Says Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Safe, Effective – The Wall Street Journal

U.K. Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout: Coronavirus Shots Now Available – The Wall Street Journal

AstraZeneca Vaccine Data Underscore Safety, Range of Efficacy – The Wall Street Journal

HHS to Release Hospital-Level Covid-19 Data on Weekly Basis – The Wall Street Journal

Exposed to Covid-19 During the Holidays? Here Are Safe Tests and Practices – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Vaccines: What’s Coming and When? – The Wall Street Journal

Gene Editing Shows Promise in Sickle-Cell Disease – The Wall Street Journal

Sanford Health Deal Collapses After CEO’s Exit – The Wall Street Journal

How the U.K. Beat the U.S. and Europe to a Covid-19 Vaccine – The Wall Street Journal

CVS, Walgreens Gear Up to Deliver Covid-19 Vaccines to Nursing Homes – The Wall Street Journal

How a Couple’s Quest to Cure Cancer Led to West’s First Covid-19 Vaccine – The Wall Street Journal

Pfizer, Moderna Request Covid-19 Vaccine Authorization in Europe – The Wall Street Journal


In Minority Communities, Doctors Are Changing Minds About Vaccination – The New York Times

Vaccines Take a While to Kick In. Experts Say That Means the Body Is Doing Its Job. – The New York Times

AstraZeneca and Sinopharm clear regulatory hurdles in a week of vaccine miletsones. – The New York Times

A holiday all about drinking and reveling with mobs of strangers — what could go wrong? – The New York Times

A pharmacist is arrested after he allegedly allowed more than 500 vaccine doses to spoil. – The New York Times

U.S. Officials Say Covid-19 Vaccination Effort Has Lagged – The New York Times

He Was Hospitalized for Covid-19. Then Hospitalized Again. And Again. – The New York Times

You’re Infected With the Coronavirus. But How Infected? – The New York Times

Small Number of Covid Patients Develop Severe Psychotic Symptoms – The New York Times

Early Vaccine Doubters Now Show a Willingness to Roll Up Their Sleeves – The New York Times

How to Stay Connected and Fend Off Loneliness in the New Year – The New York Times

The Risks of Using Steroids for Respiratory Infections – The New York Times

What Can Be Learned From Differing Rates of Suicide Among Groups – The New York Times

Is Dairy Farming Cruel to Cows? – The New York Times

How to Manage Your New-Year Expectations – The New York Times

Take Back Your Sex Life – The New York Times

Indulge in Some Hot Cocktails – The New York Times

Enhance Your Family Zoom Calls With an Online Game – The New York Times

U.S. Will Require a Negative Coronavirus Test for All Travelers From U.K. – The New York Times

How the Sinovac Vaccine Works – The New York Times

People Are Dying. Whom Do We Save First With the Vaccine? – The New York Times

How Much Herd Immunity Is Enough? – The New York Times

Coronavirus Variant Is Indeed More Transmissible, New Study Suggests – The New York Times

Pulse Oximeter Devices Have Higher Error Rate in Black Patients – The New York Times

Now That Grandma Has Been Vaccinated, May I Visit Her? – The New York Times

Health Care Workers Still Face Daunting Shortages of Masks and Other P.P.E. – The New York Times

The Coronavirus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Us? – The New York Times

Here’s What People With Allergies Should Know About Covid Vaccines – The New York Times

Should I Have Elective Surgery in the Pandemic? – The New York Times

Biden, Calling Stimulus Bill a ‘Down Payment,’ Urges More Relief – The New York Times

The Second Stimulus Package: Here’s What’s Included – The New York Times

Sloan Kettering Paid $1.5 Million Severance to a Cancer Doctor Forced Out Over Conflicts – The New York Times

China Long Avoided Discussing Mental Health. The Pandemic Changed That. – The New York Times

What You Can Do Post-Vaccine, and When – The New York Times

How Having a Child With Autism Helps Me Ride Out the Pandemic – The New York Times

What Pediatricians Say Can’t Wait – The New York Times

You Don’t Have to Spend a Lot to Get Your Kids Outside – The New York Times

Employers Can Require Workers to Get Covid-19 Vaccine, U.S. Says – The New York Times

How the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Works – The New York Times

A European Official Reveals a Secret: The U.S. Is Paying More for Coronavirus Vaccines – The New York Times

Christmas Is Coming. Cue the Guilt Trips and Tears. – The New York Times

How New York City Vaccinated 6 Million People in Less Than a Month – The New York Times

States Complain of Smaller Vaccine Shipments Than Expected – The New York Times

The Vaccines Are Supposed to Be Free. Surprise Bills Could Happen Anyway. – The New York Times

How Effective Is the Mask You’re Wearing – The New York Times

New Scan Finds Prostate Cancer Cells Hiding in the Body – The New York Times

From Voter Fraud to Vaccine Lies: Misinformation Peddles Shift Gears – The New York Times

This Is the Health System That Biden Inherits From Trump – The New York Times

When Can We Start Making Plan? – The New York Times

If teachers get vaccinated quickly, can students go back to school? – The New York Times

With First Dibs on Vaccines, Rich Countries Have ‘Cleared the Shelves’ – The New York Times

The Healing Power of Music – The New York Times

A new survey finds that about a quarter of Americans don’t want to get vaccinated. – The New York Times

The Next Vaccine Challenge: Reassuring Older Americans – The New York Times

Social Isolation May Increase Your Risk of Falls – The New York Times

Hearing Aids Could Use Some Help – The New York Times

In many Covid-19 obituaries, personal details are accompanied by virus pleas. – The New York Times

Improving Your Balance to Prevent Falls – The New York Times

Why Paying People to Be Vaccinated Could Backfire – The New York Times

Trump Administration Plans a Rushed Effort to Encourage Americans to Be Vaccinated – The New York Times

Covid Study Shows an Arthritis Drug May Help Patients Recover – The New York Times

Fears of a ‘Twindemic’ Recede as Flu Lies Low – The New York Times

Vaccinated? Show Us Your App – The New York Times

Enjoy More ‘Eureka!’ Moments With Jigsaw Puzzles – The New York Times

7 Films to Help Children Dealing With Grief – The New York Times

C.D.C. Panel Recommends Pfizer Vaccine for Patients as Young as 16 – The New York Times

First Coronavirus Vaccines Head to States, Starting Historic Effort – The New York Times

Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women May Opt to Receive the Vaccine – The New York Times

Amid Pandemic, Scientists Reassess Routine Medical Care – The New York Times

Childhood Without Other Children: A Generation Is Raised in Quarantine – The New York Times

Social Inequities Explain Racial Gaps in Pandemic, Studies Find – The New York Times

Here’s Why Vaccinated People Still Need to Wear a Mask – The New York Times

What You Need to Know About Getting Tested for Coronavirus – The New York Times

How Foods May Affect Our Sleep – The New York Times

To Lose Weight With Exercise, Aim for 300 Minutes a Week – The New York Times

How the Vaccine Rollout Will Compare in Britain, Canada and the U.S. – The New York Times

What Happens When a Superspreader Event Keeps Spreading – The New York Times

4 Ways to Feel Less Lonely Over the Holidays – The New York Times

It’s Not Just You: Picking a Health Insurance Plan Is Really Hard – The New York Times

Australia Scraps Covid-19 Vaccine That Produced H.I.V. False Positives – The New York Times

Airlines Gear Up to Transport Vaccines That Could Revive Travel – The New York Times

Remote School as the Gateway Drug to Social Media – The New York Times

Kids Are Watching Pornography. Here’s How to Talk About It. – The New York Times

We Know How to Curb the Pandemic. How Do We Make People Listen? – The New York Times

The New Abortion Rights Advocates Are on TikTok – The New York Times

Children’s hospitals are pitching in to help with the flood of adult Covid-19 patients. – The New York Times

McKinsey Issues a Rare Apology for Its Role in OxyContin Sales – The New York Times

For a Nation on Edge, Antacids Become Hard to Find – The New York Times

Pfizer’s Vaccine Offers Strong Protection After First Dose – The New York Times

Some States Balk After C.D.C. Asks for Personal Data of Those Vaccinated – The New York Times

Trump Administration Passed on Chance to Secure More of Pfizer Vaccine – The New York Times

Birth Defects Tied to Higher Cancer Risk – The New York Times

Are Cities a Safe Place to Live During a Pandemic? – The New York Times

Is American Dietetics a White-Bread World? These Dietitians Think So – The New York Times

Coronavirus Apps Show Promise but Prove a Tough Sell – The New York Times

A Rare Pandemic Silver Lining: Mental Health Start-Ups – The New York Times

Covid Survivors With Long-Term Symptoms Need Urgent Attention, Experts Say – The New York Times

‘Natural Immunity’ From Covid Is Not Safer Than a Vaccine – The New York Times

The Swiss Cheese Model of Pandemic Defense – The New York Times

As Virus Spreads, C.D.C. Draws Up an Urgent Battle Plan – The New York Times

Could a Blood Test Show if a Covid-19 Vaccine Works? – The New York Times

‘Nobody Sees Us’: Testing-Lab Workers Strain Under Demand – The New York Times

Many Trial Volunteers Got Placebo Vaccines. Do They Now Deserve the Real Ones? – The New York Times

11 Minutes of Exercise a Day May Help Counter the Effects of Sitting – The New York Times

Building Emotional Safety Nets for Men – The New York Times

New Sports Guidelines for Young Athletes After Covid-19 – The New York Times

Anti-Vaccine Doctor Has Been Invited to Testify Before Senate Committee – The New York Times

Traveling? Be Prepared to Quarantine – The New York Times

Doctors Are Skeptical of Pricey Drug Given Emergency Approval for Covid – The New York Times

Many of us are stress eating because of the pandemic. – The New York Times

The Newest Hotel Amenity? Virus-Scrubbed Air – The New York Times

How Teens Use Downtime to Connect, Distract or Reflect – The New York Times

Moderna Plans to Begin Testing Its Coronavirus Vaccine in Children – The New York Times

Why the U.K. Approved a Coronavirus Vaccine First – The New York Times

Rapid Testing for Children Barrels Ahead, Despite a Lack of Data – The New York Times

Worried About Erectile Dysfunction? A Mediterranean-Style Diet May Help – The New York Times

Virus May Have Arrived in U.S. in December, but Didn’t Spread Until Later – The New York Times

The Evolution of the Robot-Doctor – The New York Times


West Virginia clinic gave 44 people an antibody treatment instead of the coronavirus vaccine – The Washington Post

Only one covid-19 treatment is designed to keep people out of the hospital. Many overburdened hospitals are not offering it. – The Washington Post

Shots are slow to reach arms as Trump administration leaves final steps of mass vaccination to beleaguered states – The Washington Post

The CDC’s failed race against covid-19: A threat underestimated and a test overcomplicated – The Washington Post

First case of highly infectious coronavirus variant detected in Colorado – The Washington Post

Some states buck federal vaccine recommendations and prioritize the elderly over essential workers – The Washington Post

On the covid-19 beat: Rule enforcers seek cooperation but come ready to fine scofflaws – The Washington Post

Air travel hits pandemic record amid surging infections and hospitalizations – The Washington Post

Coronavirus stalls long-awaited day in court for historic opioid lawsuit – The Washington Post

Vaccines will work against new coronavirus variants spreading through U.K. and South Africa, experts believe – The Washington Post

Politicians get vaccinated early to build public trust, while furious health workers wait – The Washington Post

With hospitals nearly overwhelmed, officials say California ‘cannot afford’ another holiday surge – The Washington Post

U.S. officials debate travel bans as coronavirus variant spreads in Britain – The Washington Post

How to navigate the ‘chaotic’ world of mental health apps – The Washington Post

Health and wellness coaches are fairly new. Here’s what you need to know about them. – The Washington Post

Surprise billing reforms look set to be included in year-end spending bill – The Washington Post

California, latest coronavirus epicenter, sets nationwide record for new cases: ‘The worst is still before us’ – The Washington Post

Some Americans will refuse coronavirus vaccines. Who and where they are matters. – The Washington Post

New Zealand, Britain ease rules on blood donations by gay men – The Washington Post

Congress shields patients from unexpected medical bills – The Washington Post

U.S. officials debate travel bans as coronavirus variant spreads in Britain – The Washington Post

Pandemic relief bill delivers $4.25 billion for mental health services – The Washington Post

Why Americans are numb to the staggering coronavirus death toll – The Washington Post

NIH devising study on rare allergic reactions to coronavirus vaccine – The Washington Post

About 74 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight, according to the CDC – The Washington Post

Here’s what we know about the new European coronavirus mutation – The Washington Post

Front-line essential workers and adults 75 and over should be next to get the coronavirus vaccine, a CDC advisory group says – The Washington Post

Shipments of second coronavirus vaccine roll out as officials want about Christmas surge in cases – The Washington Post

Will going out in the cold give you a cold? – The Washington Post

Students find creating covid-19 tracing app for school was easy. Navigating fault lines of the teenage pull to socializing was more treacherous. – The Washington Post

Nursing homes face daunting task of getting consent before they give coronavirus vaccines – The Washington Post

Moderna vaccine shipments set to arrive in states on Monday, Operation Warp Speed logistics chief says – The Washington Post

Retire or keep working? The healthy answer isn’t that simple. – The Washington Post

As you grow older, some preventive medical tests can actually be skipped – The Washington Post

Getting to the root of why and when our hair goes gray – The Washington Post

ACA plans prove popular as millions lose jobs, health insurance amid pandemic – The Washington Post

Covid-19 is devastating communities of color. Can vaccines counter racial inequity? – The Washington Post

Health and wellness coaches are fairly new. Here’s what you need to know about them. – The Washington Post

The pandemic is a headache — and for some people, it’s causing migraines – The Washington Post

FDA investigating rare allergic reactions to Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, but says rollout will continue – The Washington Post

States report confusion as government reduces vaccine shipments, while Pfizer says it has ‘millions’ of unclaimed doses – The Washington Post

Members of family that led maker of OxyContin deny responsibility for opioid crisis in congressional hearing – The Washington Post

FDA says Pfizer coronavirus vaccine contains extra doses, expanding nation’s supply – The Washington Post

Record numbers of covid-19 patients push hospitals and staffs to the limit – The Washington Post

How do home tests for coronavirus work? Where can I get one? – The Washington Post

Health-care worker in Alaska has severe allergic reaction to coronavirus vaccine – The Washington Post

British officials identify coronavirus mutations, but significance remains unclear – The Washington Post

FDA authorizes first rapid, over-the-counter home coronavirus test – The Washington Post

FDA review clears path for second coronavirus vaccine, this one developed by Moderna – The Washington Post

How the ‘deep state’ scientists vilified by Trump helped him deliver an unprecedented achievement – The Washington Post

About 10.5 hours of daily sedentariness increase risk of ill health and early death – The Washington Post

First coronavirus vaccines roll out as officials share months-long timeline for immunization effort – The Washington Post

Antibiotic overuse on kids may make such drugs useless against superbugs – The Washington Post

Coronavirus vaccines can have side effects. That typically means they’re working. – The Washington Post

As coronavirus vaccine begins to roll out, FDA seeks to reassure the public on safety – The Washington Post

Bacteria can grow on your neglected makeup and brushes. Here’s what to toos and what to clean. – The Washington Post

Some trainers tout HIIT as the best way to burn belly fat. Here’s what science says. – The Washington Post

For many with eating disorders, pandemic set off ‘cascade of problems.’ Here’s how to get help. – The Washington Post

Military-grade camera shows risks of airborne coronavirus spread – The Washington Post

The FDA could okay the first coronavirus vaccines any time now – The Washington Post

It’s the day of reckoning for Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine – The Washington Post

U.S. records more than 3,000 deaths in a single day, a new high – The Washington Post

Trump EPA finalizes rollback making it harder to enact new public health rules – The Washington Post

States are receiving vaccines based on the size — not the risk — of their populations – The Washington Post

Fresh supply concerns emerge as Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is on the cusp of approval – The Washington Post

FDA authorizes the first coronavirus vaccine, a rare moment of hope in the deadly pandemic – The Washington Post

As the pandemic raged, my independent mother’s memory worsened, her isolation increased — and I was far away – The Washington Post

ER doctor’s animated covid-19 video gives stark view of pandemic’s toll on medical professionals – The Washington Post

This doctor has fought covid-19 in his patients for 267 days straight. ‘I was meant to do this.’ – The Washington Post

Now that there’s a coronavirus vaccine, how do you persuade people to take it? – The Washington Post

FDA advisers recommend Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, with agency action expected soon – The Washington Post

CDC director allegedly ordered deletion of email showing effort to interfere with coronavirus guidance, lawmaker says – The Washington Post

Countdown to America’s first coronavirus vaccine: What to watch this critical week – The Washington Post

Anxious pet owners face delays getting veterinarian appointments, even for sick animals – The Washington Post

Biden’s choice to run CDC is a respected specialist who is unafraid to speak her mind – The Washington Post

Biden lays out plan to combat covid in first 100 days, including requiring masks on interstate buses, trains – The Washington Post

FDA review confirms safety and efficacy of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine – The Washington Post

Pfizer tells U.S. officials it cannot supply substantial additional vaccine until late June or July – The Washington Post

New smartphone tool to track side effects of the coronavirus vaccine may be vulnerable to manipulation – The Washington Post

About 471,000 households lack running water in the U.S., report says – The Washington Post

How to talk to loved ones when you’re worried about their mental health – The Washington Post

Covid may cause rashes and swelling. That doesn’t mean you’re ‘allergic’, experts say. – The Washington Post

This social media personality is popularizing a treadmill workout she invented. But is it healthy? – The Washington Post

Xavier Becerra has been defending the ACA in court. Now he could manage it. – The Washington Post

Coronavirus relief proposal on Capitol Hill would put billions toward vaccine distribution – The Washington Post

States need to distribute coronavirus vaccines. But they struggled with past immunization efforts. – The Washington Post

Operation Warp Speed chief predicts coronavirus vaccines for all Americans by June – The Washington Post

Coronavirus deaths will probably surge around Christmas – The Washington Post

No joke, folks! Laughing is seriously good for your mind and your body. – The Washington Post

Operation Warp Speed chief predicts ‘significant decrease’ in deaths among elderly by end of January – The Washington Post

Atypical forms of dementia are being diagnosed more often in people in their 50s and 60s – The Washington Post

A gamble pays off in ‘spectacular success’: How the leading coronavirus vaccines made it to the finish line – The Washington Post

Steroid medication gave me disturbing side effects. They changed my life in bad — and good — ways – The Washington Post

During the pandemic holidays, be aware of the limits of what the coronavirus tests can do – The Washington Post

Anxious pet owners face delays getting veterinarian appointments, even for sick animals – The Washington Post

Height, weight and nutrition of youths vary widely around the globe, study says – The Washington Post

8 facts about the coronavirus to combat common misinformation – The Washington Post

CDC recommends people wear masks indoors when not at home – The Washington Post

Youth sports have been hit with few coronavirus outbreaks so far. Why is ice hockey so different? – The Washington Post

With hospitals slammed by covid-19, doctors and nurses plead for action by governors – The Washington Post

Pandemic is pushing America’s 911 system to ‘breaking point,’ ambulance operators say – The Washington Post

Health-care workers and nursing home residents should be the first to get coronavirus vaccines, CDC advisory group says – The Washington Post

Biden transition advisers emerge as top contenders to run covid-19 response – The Washington Post

The covid-19 symptoms to watch out for – The Washington Post

When will children get a coronavirus vaccine? Not in time for the new school year, experts fear. – The Washington Post

CDC says 2-week coronavirus quarantines can be cut to 10 or 7 days – The Washington Post

Why health officials are terrified of a pandemic Christmas – The Washington Post

‘Absolutely normal’: Covid vaccine side effects are no reason to avoid the shots, doctors say – The Washington Post

How to talk to loved ones when you’re worried about their mental health – The Washington Post