August 8, 2021

Vaccine Mandates in Schools Aren’t New. They’ve Been Used Since 1850

Share on PinterestThe first vaccine mandate in U.S. schools was enacted in Massachusetts in the 1850s to prevent smallpox transmission. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images As COVID-19 continues […]
August 7, 2021

Here’s the Difference Between a COVID-19 Mask Recommendation and a Mask Mandate

Share on PinterestExperts note that local mask mandates are easier to enforce than state or federal requirements. Phynart Studio/Getty Images Federal officials have issued new mask […]
August 6, 2021

Why Florida Is the Hardest Hit State During This COVID-19 Surge

Share on PinterestSpectators without masks crowd a recent concert in Florida. Rich Fury/Getty Images Florida leads the nation in new COVID-19 cases, as well as in […]
August 6, 2021

Kathy Griffin’s Lung Cancer Announcement Is an Important Message to Nonsmokers

Share on PinterestExperts say the prognosis for Kathy Griffin is good because her lung cancer was diagnosed at an early stage. Noam Galai/Stringer/Getty Images As many […]
August 6, 2021

Risks of the Delta Variant for Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated People

Share on PinterestThe Delta variant poses health risks for everyone, but the risks are significantly higher for the unvaccinated, according to new data. Georgi Nutsov/Getty Images […]
August 6, 2021

Yes, Some People Are Getting Secretly Vaccinated for COVID-19. Here’s Why

Share on PinterestSome people are going to great lengths to get inoculated in secret over fear of backlash from their communities and families. Luis Velasco/Stocksy United […]
August 6, 2021

What Is the Risk for Children Getting Long COVID? What We Know Now

Share on PinterestResearchers are learning about the risks of children developing long COVID-19.Westend61/Getty Images Newly released research from the United Kingdom finds that children are much […]
August 6, 2021

People Less Likely to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 When Facebook Is Their Main News Source

Share on PinterestA new survey has found that people who turn to Facebook as their primary source of news are less likely to be vaccinated against […]
August 6, 2021

COVID-19 Updates: Moderna Vaccine Still Effective Months Later

More than 4 million people globally have died from COVID-19. More than half of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated. New COVID-19 cases are on the […]
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