You have heard from me in the past that I have macular degenerative eye disease. My mother lost her central vision to the same disease.
Decentralized planning between state and federal governments left chronically underfunded public health departments to organize mass testing efforts when there were few supplies in the first few months of the pandemic.
Is it legal for an employer to require its staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine to stay employed? How about requiring the vaccine for potential employees to even get hired?
Reporting lags, complicated logistics and data entry errors in COVID-19 vaccine distribution have frustrated health officials trying to beat back a virus that has killed almost 6,500 Virginians. But on Monday, new data from the Virginia Department of Health showed a prominent shift that has launched the state past most of the U.S. for supply used: Nearly 64% of available vaccines have been administered.
In his run for the presidency, Joe Biden laid out a “Plan for Older Americans” that reflected the Democratic party philosophy that healthcare and living with dignity after retirement are an inalienable right for all.
The Biden-Harris plan addresses long-standing inequities...
he month of February is also designated by the American Heart Association as Heart Health Month -- a time when we can focus on preventing heart attacks, heart failure and strokes before they hurt us, and in turn, those we love.
Employers told nearly 800 Realtors and credit union workers in the Richmond area they could sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine that federal and state guidance said they’re ineligible to receive. More than 400 were scheduled for a vaccination event Sunday while thousands of health care workers, teachers and long-term care residents continue to wait for doses that are in short supply.
Even as a top state official praised the vaccination preparations as “phenomenal” and “outstanding," fundamental questions about the campaign remain under discussion.
Vaccinations in Virginia continue to lag as the state approaches half a million doses distributed and the percentage of people testing positive climbs to nearly 16%, a first since early May.
On Dec. 21, the Shelby County Health Department issued new Safer at Home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19 effective Dec. 29 at 12:01 a.m. to Jan. 22 at 11:59 p.m.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, M.D., said the next few months of the pandemic will be probably the worst in the history of public health in the United States. However, vaccines on the horizon provide a “light at the end of the tunnel” in the battle again…
Cory Johnson, who is set to be executed by the federal government on Jan. 14 for his involvement in Richmond’s deadly “Newtowne Gang,” is asking President Trump to commute his sentence to life without parole.
Generally, the students who struggled most were those who also struggled in the classroom before the pandemic, particularly those without parental support and engagement, teachers said.
Federal officials notified Virginia on Thursday that the state will receive about 110,000 fewer doses of the COVID-19 vaccine than it was promised at the start of this month.
We finally made it to the end of 2020! With less families gathering together over the holidays and with all the mental and physical risks colder weather brings, it’s important to keep safety top of mind while doing your best to enjoy the season.
Thousands of working Nebraskans have seen the pandemic wreck their personal finances, a toll sometimes obscured by Nebraska's nation-best 3% unemployment rate.
Families of color are losing the most during the coronavirus pandemic, from jobs to housing, food security and mental health, according to data released Monday by the nonprofit Voices for Virginia’s Children.
A Tweet by a Roanoke Valley funeral home president on the growing number of COVID-19 deaths locally, took off on social media. Sammy Oakey thinks a message from an undertaker was heard by people who have tired of hearing from public health officials.
Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday that he is considering further COVID-19 restrictions this week following upward trends since Thanksgiving and a weekend that saw the highest number of daily coronavirus cases ever recorded in Virginia, with 11,490 new infections coming in since Friday.
"He's done so much for the community," said Michelle Cook, his wife of 31 years. "And (he had) such a big heart. He gave so much of his time out of work."
Over the past two months, Nash County has become representative of a lot of the state's more rural counties: the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has almost doubled since Oct. 1, from about 2,500 to nearly 4,600. Deaths have increased by more than 150%.
YOUNGSVILLE — The town's defiant Christmas parade began with whooping police sirens, and state Rep. Lisa Stone Barnes waving to the crowd from the back of a red convertible, wearing gloves but no mask.
The recession of 2007-2009 was sometimes called the "man-cession" because men were the most affected. The 2020 economic situation has been much worse for women. "We’re just trying to survive, trying to get through it."
A computer glitch with the company administering some COVID relief aid for Nebraska caused some applicants to miss out on assistance.
Falling Creek Middle School teacher Emma Clark refused to teach in person when called back to the classroom. For weeks her job was in limbo and her paycheck withheld. Now she’s back in the virtual classroom, where she wanted to be all along – and hoping to create a safe space for other Chesterfield County Public School teachers to share their stories.
Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and mayors from around the Triad are joining forces to ask Washington to pass federal assistance to help restaurants make it through the winter.
With the initial shipments of a new vaccine against COVID-19 potentially weeks away, Virginia is testing its plan for distributing the initially limited supply of the vaccine to the people who need it most — front-line medical workers and the employees and residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Groene said the “hate email” started when an email to colleagues was made public, along with “false accusations that I was irresponsible,” which he blamed on a senator “who is antagonistic toward me.”
Calling conditions in North Carolina "dire" for the future spread of COVID-19, Gov. Roy Cooper announced a new executive order on Monday tightening regulations that call for people to wear masks.
With the winter months rolling in, it's essential that we keep our bodies healthy and thriving. According to UW Medicine, dry air and lower temperatures make it easier for illnesses to spread. In fact, many viruses actually survive better in colder temperatures, making them easier to spread …
As of early Friday, the Cone Health had 125 patients with COVID-19, not including people in the emergency rooms. That's up from 119 on Thursday, 107 on Wednesday and 103 on Tuesday.
Gov. Pete Ricketts said the safest option for Thanksgiving is to reduce the size of gatherings — not get a test, then belly up at a big feast.
As the holidays approach, the Vint family is among thousands heading into their first such season without loved ones lost to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
“I feel like there’s not enough of me to go around. I can’t be in all of my rooms all of the time,” one hospital worker said. “Some days I have left very ugly crying.”
About 20,000 out-of-work Virginians who are still receiving extended unemployment benefits during the pandemic are going to see those benefits end starting Saturday.
The governor, who did not rule out further restrictions, said "This is in your hands, Virginia — you know what to do. If we do the right things, we will keep the numbers down.”
A viral video of maskless Husker fans in party mode last weekend shows the challenge faced by college administrators in enforcing coronavirus rules.
"Our extremely committed doctors and nurses, our facilities and resources are becoming stretched," Cone Health CEO Terry Akin said.
The State Board of Elections on Monday delayed certification of the state’s election results until later this week, giving additional time to the Richmond voter registrar’s office, which is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.
CNN's John King goes over the current coronavirus numbers from across the nation and takes a closer look at Covid-19 cases leveling off at numbers higher than health officials would like.
As more students go back to school for the first time during the pandemic, many parents may be wondering what to expect. Here are some tips to get you prepared.
An Ohio police officer made it his mission to help seniors get appointments for the coronavirus vaccine. CNN's Jason Carroll reports how Ron Craig went beyond the call of duty to make the connections for rural seniors.
Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned against relaxing pandemic restrictions throughout the US even though Covid-19 cases have plateaued, citing how premature relaxations of restrictions can lead to new spikes in cases.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to a father participating in a trial examining how Fluvoxamine, an antidepressant, affects Covid-19 patients after being diagnosed with the virus.
Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted to recommend the agency grant emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine.
As the Biden administration pushes to administer 100 million vaccines within the President's first 100 days in office, mass vaccination sites are opening up. Adrienne Broaddus is live at a mass vaccination center in Chicago.
More than a dozen slum residents in Bhopal, India, say they thought they were being vaccinated for Covid-19. They say they later discovered from local activists that some of them hadn't been given an approved vaccine and had unwittingly taken part in a Phase 3 clinical trial for India's home…
Former ICU nurse Rachel Ellsworth says she quit her job because of the stress of caring for Covid-19 patients and the irritable person she became. She decided to move her family here and start a new life.
While most Texans had more than enough to worry about during the icy storm that led to power outages and water problem, some, like Tania Delacruz, had an added woe: Covid-19.
Medgar Evers College is opening Wednesday as one of the largest vaccination sites in New York state, equipped to vaccinate 3,000 New Yorkers a day, and 21,000 a week. CNN's Alexandra Field is in Brooklyn answering your questions.
Priscilla and David Morse tell CNN how they've been coping with the loss of their six-year-old daughter Gigi, who died of coronavirus and are warning other parents about the symptoms of Covid-19 in children.