Important health topics being covered by reliable news sources:

James Bond has all those gadgets but no hand sanitizer. Avoid these 007 travel habits – NPR

Why people with mental illness are at higher risk of COVID – NPR

Welcoming family into your home for Thanksgiving? Here’s how to keep COVID out – NPR

As climate worsens, environmentalists also grapple with the mental toll of activism – NPR

How to wake up early, even if you’re not a morning person – NPR

There’s Only One Way to Stop the Emergence of Variants Like Omicron – TIME

Do Current COVID-19 Tests Still Detect Omicron? – TIME

What Researchers Have Learned About Whether it’s Possible to ‘Cure’ HIV – TIME

Here’s What COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Are Doing to Fight Omicron – TIME

What We Know So Far About the New Variant of COVID-19 Raising Alarms Globally – TIME

How Your Post-Thanksgiving Diet Could Help Save the Planet – TIME

What Hospitals Can Teach the Business World About Attracting and Retaining Experienced Workers – TIME

Wuhan Wet Market Worker Is Now the 1st Known Case of COVID-19, According to New Study – TIME

AstraZeneca Releases More Positive Data on COVID-19 Antibody Treatment – TIME

A Second HIV Patient Has Cleared the Virus Without Antiviral Drugs – TIME

Is a Fifth Wave Coming? Ahead of Holidays, COVID-19 Cases Are Still Below 2020 Levels — For Now – TIME

America’s Going to the Gym Again. That’s Bad News for Peloton, But Great News for Mental Health – TIME

The World Wasn’t Prepared for This Pandemic. Bill Gates Says We Can Do Better – TIME

Many COVID-19 Survivors Still Can’t Smell or Taste. Treating Them Isn’t Easy – TIME

As Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines Roll Out, Parents Celebrate a Return to Almost-Normal Life – TIME

COVID-19 Boosters Are Now Recommended for All Eligible Pregnant People – TIME

The Childhood Vaccine Debate Ignores a Crucial Point: Kids Aren’t Supposed to Die – TIME

Schools Could Help More Kids Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. But History Has Some Warnings – TIME

Up to 5 Million Children Have Lost Parents During the Pandemic. Here’s How They’ve Coped – TIME

Biden faces uncertain threat with Omicron variant as evolving pandemic tests nation’s patience – Los Angeles Times

U.S. appeals court upholds California’s ban on large-capacity firearms magazines – Los Angeles Times

Grieving relatives sue facilities over COVID-19 deaths. Nursing homes say they’re immune – Los Angeles Times

Confusion reigns over who is eligible for boosters, prompting California to take action – Los Angeles Times

U.S. gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11 – Los Angeles Times

After death, COVID-19 victims fight the disease by donating their brains – Los Angeles Times

Breastfeeding and vaxxed: Parents delay weaning children to pass on COVID-19 antibodies – Los Angeles Times

Unvaccinated students can test their way out of COVID-19 quarantine in new Chicago Public Schools pilot program – Chicago Tribune

‘Think about not gathering’ for Thanksgiving if you’re not vaccinated, Chicago’s top doctor advises; no states removed from travel advisory – Chicago Tribune

‘My body, my choice’: Why some vaccine mandate objectors in police and fire ranks are willing to lose jobs rather than get the shot – Chicago Tribune

With COVID-19 continuing to damage patients’ lungs, Northwestern announces new institute focused on lung care, thanks to $20 million donation – Chicago Tribune

Kids under 12 won’t be fully vaccinated by Thanksgiving. That’s creating a dilemma for some parents. – Chicago Tribune

Judge blocks request to stop United Airlines from placing employees exempt from COVID-19 vaccine mandate on unpaid leave – Chicago Tribune

Judge rules city vaccine mandate must be arbitrated with police unions, pauses Dec. 31 deadline to receive shots – Chicago Tribune

State health department sets workplace COVID vaccine rules. There’s a lot of leeway – Miami Herald

All students in Miami and Broward public schools can opt out of wearing masks – Miami Herald

DeSantis says OSHA rules on vaccines, masks are federal overreach. Florida’s suing – Miami Herald

Omicron Variant Not Detected Yet, but Likely Already in U.S., Health Officials Say – The Wall Street Journal

Companies See Omicron Variant as Latest Unknown in a Pandemic Full of Shocks – The Wall Street Journal

Omicron Identified as Covid-19 ‘Variant of Concern,’ Triggering Global Fears – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Antibody Tests in Demand as People Worry About Immunity – The Wall Street Journal

Companies Face a Dilemma: Delay Office Reopenings Again, or Take a New Approach? – The Wall Street Journal

Instagram’s Effects on Children Are Being Investigated by Coalition of States – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Boosts Order for Glaxo’s Covid-19 Antibody Drug – The Wall Street Journal

Labor Groups Press for Biden’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate to Go Further – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Cases Rise in Pockets of North and West, Halting Delta Variant’s Decline in U.S. – The Wall Street Journal

An End to Masks in Schools? More Districts Ease Covid-19 Rules as Kids Get Shots – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Opens Borders to Vaccinated Europeans, Others, After More Than 18 Months – The Wall Street Journal

Regeneron’s Antibody Drug Cut Risk of Covid-19 by 82%, Company Says – The Wall Street Journal

Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Blocks Biden Administration Vaccine Rules for Private Employers – The Wall Street Journal

Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Means Millions of Workers Must Get Shots by Jan. 4 or Test Weekly – The Wall Street Journal

Merck Covid-19 Pill Cleared for Use in U.K., Its First Authorization – The Wall Street Journal

Global Covid-19 Death Toll Tops Five Million – The Wall Street Journal

Must This Swab Go That Far Up Your Nose to Test for Covid? – The New York Times

Stricter coronavirus testing being weighed for all travelers to U.S. – The Washington Post

FDA advisers narrowly recommend authorization of first antiviral pill to treat covid-19 – The Washington Post

Pfizer set to request authorization for coronavirus booster for 16- and 17-year-olds – The Washington Post

Biden says omicron variant concerning but not ’cause for panic”; CDC urges all adults to get boosters – The Washington Post

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart are responsible for flooding Ohio counties with pain pills, jury says – The Washington Post

With federal sign-offs, all American adults now eligible for coronavirus vaccine boosters – The Washington Post

100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 12 months during the pandemic – The Washington Post

Pfizer seeks emergency authorization for its coronavirus-fighting pill regimen – The Washington Post

Biden administration to buy Pfizer antiviral pills for 10 million people, hoping to transform pandemic – The Washington Post

Federal judge overrules Texas ban on mask mandates in schools – The Washington Post

The strong winds of climate change have failed to move the opinions of many Americans – The Washington Post

Oklahoma Supreme Court overturns historic opioid ruling against J&J – The Washington Post

Antiviral pills from Pfizer, Merck, show promise against worst covid-19 outcomes – The Washington Post

U.S. cancels multimillion-dollar deal with coronavirus vaccine maker whose plant ruined Johnson & Johnson doses – The Washington Post

750,000 Americans dead as many families feel unity in pain but division in mourning – The Washington Post

CDC signs off on children’s coronavirus vaccine, allowing providers to begin immunizing kids ages 5 to 11 immediately – The Washington Post

Biden unveils new rules to curb methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from oil and gas operations – The Washington Post