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CDC releases highly anticipated guidance for people fully vaccinated against Covid-19

CDC releases highly anticipated guidance for people fully vaccinated against Covid-19

New guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can safely visit with other vaccinated people and small groups of unvaccinated people in some circumstances, but there are still important safety precautions needed. The guidelines were announced at the White House COVID-19 Response Team briefing on Monday.…MORE

Why you should wear a face mask even if your state doesn’t require it

Why you should wear a face mask even if your state doesn’t require it

Health experts have long argued that face masks are critical to slowing the spread of the coronavirus and ending the pandemic. But some elected officials and their constituents still refuse to wear them. Last week, President Joe Biden criticized states, including Texas and Mississippi, for lifting Covid-19 restrictions, including mask mandates. He accused governors in…MORE

Daylight saving time is a week away — here’s how you can prepare now

Daylight saving time is a week away — here’s how you can prepare now

In the fall, waking up to realize daylight saving time ended overnight might feel great — especially when you get that extra hour of sleep. In the spring, the transition is reversed, with the panic of waking up unexpectedly an hour late for whatever is scheduled that morning. Yep, it’s daylight saving time again. Daylight…MORE

Here’s how close the US is to a possible Covid-19 surge, expert warns

Here’s how close the US is to a possible Covid-19 surge, expert warns

The US is in the “eye of the hurricane” right now, according to epidemiologist Michael Osterholm. After months of devastation, it appeared things were heading in the right direction with officials reporting several weeks of steep declines in Covid-19 cases and lowered hospitalization numbers. But now case declines have stopped and infection numbers plateaued at…MORE

Do we really need pants? And other lessons from a pandemic year

Do we really need pants? And other lessons from a pandemic year

We’re one year, or roughly 31,536,000 seconds, into this new, strange pandemic life. We’ve missed loved ones and weddings and funerals, dance recitals and baseball playoffs, more “firsts” and simple pleasures than we can even count at this point. We’ve learned how to laugh with our eyes, through masks, from 6 feet away. We’ve learned…MORE

Do we really need pants? And other lessons from a pandemic year

Do we really need pants? And other lessons from a pandemic year

We’re one year, or roughly 31,536,000 seconds, into this new, strange pandemic life. We’ve missed loved ones and weddings and funerals, dance recitals and baseball playoffs, more “firsts” and simple pleasures than we can even count at this point. We’ve learned how to laugh with our eyes, through masks, from 6 feet away. We’ve learned…MORE

Some children’s hospitals see a surge in rare Covid-19 complication MIS-C

Some children’s hospitals see a surge in rare Covid-19 complication MIS-C

Katharine Dunn got really worried about her son Nolan even as his doctors told her she shoudn’t — the 13-year-old’s fever was “just a virus.” He didn’t have a sore throat or cough. His Covid-19 tests came back negative, twice. Then what had been a low-grade fever crept up to 104.4. “That’s when I knew…MORE

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