Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: What’s up with vaccine hesitancy? Well, maybe part of it is just logistics.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: What’s up with vaccine hesitancy? Well, maybe part of it is just logistics.

By Jeanne Pinder, Sree Bhagavan, Bifen Xu and S. Mitra Kalita People keep saying that vaccine hesitancy, or vaccine resistance, is causing people not to get vaccinated in large numbers. So we’ve been in a standstill, across the country, as the issue of whether to vaccinate divides us across political and personal lines. A few […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Johnson and Johnson one-shot vaccine surges with vaccine mandate; booster recommended by company

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Johnson and Johnson one-shot vaccine surges with vaccine mandate; booster recommended by company

Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine points are reporting a surge in demand for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in some places nationwide, as the Delta variant pushes infection rates up and vaccine mandates take place in many areas. And after some confusion, Johnson and Johnson sought to clear up the situation with potential boosters, suggesting a second […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: 1 in 3 Covid patients suffer from long Covid, study finds

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: 1 in 3 Covid patients suffer from long Covid, study finds

“One in three people who survived COVID-19 suffered from long COVID, according to a study of Long Beach residents published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday,” Rong-Gong Lin II and Luke Money write for The Los Angeles Times. “The study found that these long COVID patients reported at least one […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) on campus: Students share experiences during first week of school

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) on campus: Students share experiences during first week of school

AUSTIN, Tex. – As the first week of school arrived, students from all over the country came to the University of Texas at Austin to start classes as Covid cases were surging across the nation.  While some students were nervous and hesitant to come to campus, others were excited and ready to go back to […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: We asked a doctor about vaccines for those with autoimmune conditions

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: We asked a doctor about vaccines for those with autoimmune conditions

“Some of our neighbors living with autoimmune conditions have recently asked us whether it’s safe for them to get their Covid-19 vaccine,” Katherine Tam writes for Epicenter-NYC. “In particular, our neighbors have concerns that due to the nature of the drugs being used to treat autoimmune conditions, those treatments’ effects may conflict with the effectiveness of […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: More than a quarter of patients still symptomatic after 6 months

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: More than a quarter of patients still symptomatic after 6 months

“In a new study of adults from the general population who were infected with COVID-19 in 2020, more than a quarter report not having fully recovered after six to eight months,” Science Daily reports. “Those findings are described this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Milo Puhan and colleagues at the University of […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: About 11.1 million Americans have long Covid

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: About 11.1 million Americans have long Covid

“About 11.1 million Americans are living with long COVID-19, according to new estimates from The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,” Gabrielle Masson writes over at Beckers Hospital Review. “Long COVID-19, or persistent symptoms up to six months after being cleared of the illness, affects around 30 percent of individuals who had Covid-19, according […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: People are deciding to get it, after months of refusal. Why?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: People are deciding to get it, after months of refusal. Why?

Eve Besser, 42, of Dekalb, Ill., decided to get the coronavirus vaccine after months of hesitating. What changed her mind? Her 12-year-old son. Besser, a long Covid patient, was reluctant to get the shot because she had heard that for some long Covid patients, the shot makes their illness worse. (For some, it makes them […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the schools: How the Delta variant invaded an elementary school classroom

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the schools: How the Delta variant invaded an elementary school classroom

“An unvaccinated elementary schoolteacher infected with the highly contagious Delta variant spread the virus to half of the students in a classroom, seeding an outbreak that eventually infected 26 people, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” Sabrina Imbler and Emily Anthes write for The New York Times. “The […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the tests: Suddenly, in many places, it’s hard (or costly) to get tested — and the results are slow in coming

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the tests: Suddenly, in many places, it’s hard (or costly) to get tested — and the results are slow in coming

(Updated, Sept. 18) Coronavirus (Covid-19) testing has increasingly become more expensive and slower — or at least less dependably fast — with the surge in infections nationwide. Here are some recent findings from our reporting. We have been following the coronavirus (Covid-19) testing situation since May 2020. Here’s an update as of today, April 25, […]