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AstraZeneca vaccine is ready to be used at a homeless shelter in Romford, east London, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. The British health service has started to vaccinate "vulnerable" homeless people. In a study by Oxford University, the AstraZeneca vaccine has been shown to reduce transmission of the virus.

Study finds COVID-19 vaccine may reduce virus transmission

AstraZeneca vaccine is ready to be used at a homeless shelter in Romford, east London, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. The British health service has started to vaccinate "vulnerable" homeless people. In a study by Oxford University, the AstraZeneca vaccine has been shown to reduce transmission of the virus.

February 3, 2021, 12:58pm Health

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine does more than prevent people from falling seriously ill — it appears to reduce transmission of the virus and offers strong protection for three months on just a single dose, researchers said Wednesday in an encouraging turn in the campaign to suppress the outbreak. Read story

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2020, file photo, nurse manager Rob Treiber receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston. Nearly a year to the day after Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus that had already escaped, President Joe Biden began putting into effect a new war plan for fighting the outbreak in the United States, Germany topped 50,000 deaths, and Britain closed in on 100,000.

Biden boosting vaccine allotments, financing for virus costs

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2020, file photo, nurse manager Rob Treiber receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston. Nearly a year to the day after Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus that had already escaped, President Joe Biden began putting into effect a new war plan for fighting the outbreak in the United States, Germany topped 50,000 deaths, and Britain closed in on 100,000.

February 2, 2021, 1:10pm Health

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s administration announced Tuesday that it is moving to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, freeing up more doses for states and beginning to distribute them to retail pharmacies next week. The push comes amid new urgency to speed vaccinations to prevent the spread of potentially more… Read story

A vial with the COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at PeaceHealth Urgent Care Memorial on Tuesday morning, December 22, 2020.

Vaccine supply may be cut to Washington outlets that provide VIP access

A vial with the COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at PeaceHealth Urgent Care Memorial on Tuesday morning, December 22, 2020.

February 2, 2021, 7:39am Health

The Washington State Department of Health on Monday told hospitals, clinics and other providers not to provide special access to coronavirus vaccines and warned they may risk supply reductions if caught. Read story

A sign promoting wearing face masks is shown on Main Street in Park City, Utah.

Wearing two masks can be helpful

A sign promoting wearing face masks is shown on Main Street in Park City, Utah.

February 2, 2021, 6:02am Health

AUSTIN, Texas — When Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, began talking about wearing two masks as being beneficial, it brought up a slew of questions. Read story

COVID may eventually be like common cold

February 2, 2021, 6:00am Health

A new study predicts that SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — could eventually become no more infectious than the common cold, seasonally reappearing each year alongside other pathogens in the coronavirus family that bring about mild sniffles. Read story

Don’t ignore symptoms amid COVID-19 pandemic

February 2, 2021, 6:00am Health

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolved, fears of contracting the disease and overcrowding in hospitals resulted in many people delaying medical treatment. Read story

Research: Mental health affects heart health

February 2, 2021, 6:00am Health

A growing body of research shows good mental health can improve heart health and reduce cardiovascular risks, while poor mental health can increase the risk of heart disease, according to a new scientific report. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2021, file photo, registered nurse Andraya Zelle treats a patient in the COVID intensive care unit at UW Medical Center-Montlake in Seattle. The deadliest month of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. drew to a close with certain signs of progress: COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are trending downward, while vaccinations are picking up speed.

Pandemic’s deadliest month in U.S. ends with signs of progress

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2021, file photo, registered nurse Andraya Zelle treats a patient in the COVID intensive care unit at UW Medical Center-Montlake in Seattle. The deadliest month of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. drew to a close with certain signs of progress: COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are trending downward, while vaccinations are picking up speed.

February 1, 2021, 3:45pm Health

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The deadliest month yet of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. drew to a close with certain signs of progress: COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are plummeting, while vaccinations are picking up speed. Read story

Vaccine skepticism lurks in town famous for syphilis study

February 1, 2021, 9:19am Health

TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Lucenia Dunn spent the early days of the coronavirus pandemic encouraging people to wear masks and keep a safe distance from each other in Tuskegee, a mostly Black city where the government once used unsuspecting African American men as guinea pigs in a study of a sexually… Read story

A nurse holds a bottle of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Nurse Isabel Zendal Hospital in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

EU seeks to boost credibility despite slow vaccine rollout

A nurse holds a bottle of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Nurse Isabel Zendal Hospital in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

February 1, 2021, 8:17am Health

BRUSSELS — The European Union on Monday sought to prop up the credibility of its flagging coronavirus vaccine program, which has been under pressure from the World Health Organization and EU member states to the United Kingdom. Read story