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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…

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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…

Government

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…

Holidays

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…

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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.…

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Race to a Vaccine

September 18, 2020

A volunteer is sitting in an office in Binghamton, New York. She’s wearing a sundress. So there’s no need to roll up a sleeve. A researcher walks in and gives her a shot. “Well, that was painless,” the volunteer says,…

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Staying Connected

September 11, 2020

Maggie Weymouth, 8, says her friends used to love playing with her chickens. She lives on a farm in Clarence, New York. But Maggie’s friends haven’t been able to come around lately. She misses spending time with kids her own…

Places

New COVID-19 Data

September 4, 2020

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported daily in the United States is falling. That’s according to Johns Hopkins University. By the end of August, about 43,000 new cases were being reported daily in the U.S. That number was down…

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Cases on the Rise

July 7, 2020

COVID-19 infections continue to rise in the United States. At press time, almost 3 million cases have been confirmed in the U.S. According to Johns Hopkins University, 50,000 new daily cases were confirmed across the country on July 1, and…