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Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

April 12, 2021, 9:39am Health

Dozens of Americans are rolling up their sleeves for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine -- this time, shots tweaked to guard against a worrisome mutated version of the virus. Read story

Official: Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low

April 11, 2021, 1:54pm Health Wire

In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to… Read story

For this hospice nurse, the COVID-19 shot came too late

April 11, 2021, 2:45pm Health

CORONA, Calif. — Antonio Espinoza loved the Los Angeles Dodgers. He loved them so much that he was laid to rest in his favorite Dodgers jersey. His family and friends, including his 3-year-old son, donned a sea of blue-and-white baseball shirts and caps in his honor. Read story

Fans line up in front of Yankee Stadium in New York on April 1, 2021. Schools, businesses and sports and entertainment venues are considering rapid COVID-19 tests as a requirement for entry. (Timothy A.

Health officials split on rapid COVID-19 tests as admission tickets

Fans line up in front of Yankee Stadium in New York on April 1, 2021. Schools, businesses and sports and entertainment venues are considering rapid COVID-19 tests as a requirement for entry. (Timothy A.

April 11, 2021, 10:30am Health

Epidemiologists and other public health experts are debating whether to use rapid COVID-19 tests as admission tickets to schools, businesses and entertainment and sports venues. Read story

A vaccine is administered at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center's Lifestyle Center in January. (Stephen M.

‘Hard to budge’: Virginia researchers are studying COVID-19 vaccine myths

A vaccine is administered at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center's Lifestyle Center in January. (Stephen M.

April 11, 2021, 6:00am Health

NORFOLK, Va. — Many of us spent more time online in the past year after public health officials encouraged us to distance ourselves from each other and stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to members of the media during a tour of the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

Gov. Inslee alters criteria for COVID-19 reopening phases

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to members of the media during a tour of the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

April 9, 2021, 2:34pm Health

BELLINGHAM — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday altered the criteria used to determine whether a county moves from one COVID-19 reopening phase to another, making it easier for counties to remain in their current phase. Read story

Patricia Sain visits with her husband Clyde Sain, who is in long term care, at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, N.J., Thursday, April 8, 2021. This was the first visit since early March 2020 that Patricia has been able to touch her husband and visit with him indoors.

No region in the world spared as virus cases, deaths surge

Patricia Sain visits with her husband Clyde Sain, who is in long term care, at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, N.J., Thursday, April 8, 2021. This was the first visit since early March 2020 that Patricia has been able to touch her husband and visit with him indoors.

April 9, 2021, 11:33am Health

WARSAW, Poland — Hospitals in Turkey and Poland are filling up fast. Pakistan is restricting domestic travel to bring a surge in coronavirus infections under control. Even Thailand, which has weathered the coronavirus pandemic far better than many nations, is now struggling to contain a new COVID-19 surge. Read story

Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, right, and Governor Jay Inslee, left, look out over the mass vaccination site at State Fair Park during the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Yakima, Wash.

Washingtonians seeking open appointments make long treks to COVID vaccine sites, but health officials discourage it

Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, right, and Governor Jay Inslee, left, look out over the mass vaccination site at State Fair Park during the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Yakima, Wash.

April 9, 2021, 8:14am Health

On a bright and early weekend morning, Annie Lai got into a car in Seattle with her friends and headed east. Their destination, 142 miles away: Yakima. More specifically: a COVID-19 vaccine dose in Yakima. Read story

Suicides in U.S. dropped last year, despite pandemic

April 8, 2021, 8:28pm Health

NEW YORK — The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6 percent last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data. Read story

Francisco Bueno, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, joins Gov. Jay Inslee during a tour of the Teen Turf club Friday afternoon. Inslee's visit also included stops at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School and the Tower Mall vaccination site.

Inslee may announce new COVID restrictions Monday

Francisco Bueno, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, joins Gov. Jay Inslee during a tour of the Teen Turf club Friday afternoon. Inslee's visit also included stops at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School and the Tower Mall vaccination site.

April 8, 2021, 4:35pm Health

OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee will announce Monday whether some counties in Washington will have to roll back to Phase 2 of the state's COVID-19 reopening plan because of rising cases. Read story