Christina Jewett January 28, 2021 A dozen states are reporting drops of 25% or more in new covid-19 cases and more than 1,200 counties have seen the same, federal data released Wednesday shows. Experts say the plunge may relate to growing fear of the virus after it […]
About 700,000 parents with young kids left the workforce in 2020. For many, loss of child care was to blame.
Only about half of child care jobs lost at the start of the pandemic have returned, leading to a 144 percent increase in the number of parents who have missed work to care for children, according to new data analysis.
Judith Graham January 14, 2021 Use Our Content It can be republished for free. For weeks, doctors’ phones have been ringing off the hook with anxious older patients on the other end of the line. “When can I get a covid-19 vaccine?” these patients want to know. […]
Jim Robbins January 4, 2021 As the covid-19 pandemic heads for a showdown with vaccines it’s expected to lose, many experts in the field of emerging infectious diseases are already focused on preventing the next one. They fear another virus will leap from wildlife into humans, one […]
Laurie Archbald-Pannone, University of Virginia; Kathleen C. Brown, University of Tennessee; Ryan Huerto, University of Michigan; Sue Mattison, Drake University, and Thomas A. Russo, University at Buffalo Earlier this fall, many of the nation’s restaurants opened their doors to patrons to eat inside, especially as the weather turned […]
“Those of Us Who Don’t Die Are Going to Quit”: A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies and the Nurse Who Lost Hope
by J. David McSwane/ProPublic This article was originally published in ProPublica ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Nurse Kristen Cline was working a 12-hour shift in October at the Royal C. Johnson […]
Natural scientists have done their part by creating vaccines. To get people to take them, we need social science. By Jill Richardson | December 22, 2020 With the new COVID-19 vaccine available, Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans can begin to achieve herd immunity by next summer. Herd immunity occurs when so many […]
By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square Dec 24, 2020 (The Center Square) – The $2.3 trillion omnibus bill passed by Congress includes $900 billion for additional coronavirus relief and is full of wasteful spending of taxpayer money on programs that have nothing to do with the coronavirus, numerous […]
Christina Jewett and Robert Lewis and Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News December 23, 2020 This story also ran on The Guardian. It can be republished for free. More than 2,900 U.S. health care workers have died in the COVID-19 pandemic since March, a far higher number than […]
by Clark Merrefield, Journalist’s ResourceAugust 3, 2020 A national moratorium on evicting tenants from certain residential rental properties went into effect as part of the federal coronavirus relief package President Donald Trump signed in March. The moratorium protected 28% of U.S. rental units — about 12 million in […]