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Vaccine Trackers

January 22, 2021

As the delivery truck snaked its way over Northern California’s highways, analysts watched every aspect of its journey. They could see the stops the driver made. They knew the weather outside. Most important, they knew the condition of the precious…

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New COVID-19 Challenges

January 22, 2021

As the new year begins, the coronavirus pandemic rages on. More than 90 million cases of COVID-19 have been detected worldwide. At press time, the United States alone had seen about 23 million cases. Three million new cases had already…

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New COVID-19 Vaccine

January 15, 2021

A new COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for the United Kingdom (U.K.) and other countries. It's a step toward containing the spread of the disease worldwide. The vaccine was developed by the University of Oxford and the drug company AstraZeneca.…

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Positively Happy

December 18, 2020

One night before bed, 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…

Government

Vaccine Update

December 11, 2020

On November 30, the drug company Moderna asked the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency approval of its COVID-19 vaccine. If the FDA agrees, enough vaccine for millions of people could be ready by the end of…

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Holidays

A Different Halloween

October 23, 2020

Halloween is probably going to look different this year. That’s because of the coronavirus pandemic. To help people stay safe, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is offering special guidance. The CDC says many traditional Halloween activities…

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Handwashing Helper

October 2, 2020

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

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Race to a Vaccine

September 25, 2020

A volunteer sits in a doctor’s 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 in the upper arm. “Well, that was…

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People

Staying Connected

September 18, 2020

Maggie Weymouth, 8, says her friends used to love playing with her chickens. She lives on a farm in Clarence, New York, and has lots of pets. But Maggie’s friends haven’t come around lately. Despite the company of her animals…

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Places

New COVID-19 Data

September 11, 2020

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

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