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A COVID Milestone

April 23, 2021

On April 18, the United States reached a milestone. About 130 million adults had gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s half of all the adults in the country. This data comes from the U.S. Centers for…


A Third COVID-19 Vaccine

March 5, 2021

The United States Food and Drug Administration has authorized another vaccine to prevent COVID-19. This one is made by Johnson & Johnson. It’s different from previous vaccines. It requires only one shot instead of two. This is the third vaccine…


Walking is Awesome

March 2, 2021

Have you ever said “Whoa!” as you watched a basketball player sink a basket? If so, you have felt awe. It’s a strong feeling of wonder or amazement. Virginia Sturm is a psychologist and a professor at the University of…


Vaccine Trackers

January 15, 2021

The delivery truck snaked its way over Northern California’s highways. Analysts watched every detail of its trip. They saw the stops the driver took. They knew the weather. Most important, they knew the status of its precious cargo: thousands of…



New COVID-19 Challenges

January 15, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic rages on. More than 90 million cases have been detected worldwide. At press time, the United States had seen about 23 million cases. Three million new cases had already been reported in 2021. In California’s Los Angeles…


New COVID-19 Vaccine

January 8, 2021

A new COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for the United Kingdom (U.K.). Several other countries have also approved the vaccine. It could help contain the spread of the disease worldwide. The vaccine was developed by the University of Oxford and…

The Human Body

Positively Happy

December 9, 2020

One night, Christine Carter was sitting with her daughter in her lap. They were making a list: “Three Good Things of the Day.” Her daughter, who was braiding Carter’s hair, said, “Mom, this is going to be one of my…


Vaccine Update

December 3, 2020

The drug company Moderna has asked the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency approval of its COVID-19 vaccine. It made the request on November 30. If the FDA agrees, enough vaccine for millions of Americans could be…


A Different Halloween

October 16, 2020

Halloween is probably going to look different this year. That’s because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has safety tips for the holiday. Traditional Halloween activities can put people at risk, according to…


Handwashing Helper

September 24, 2020

Handwashing is an easy way to protect against disease, including COVID-19. But how do you wash your hands if you don’t have running water? Lack of running water and soap is a problem for 3 billion people in the world.…