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2nd COVID Vaccine Doses Outpace First Doses

(CNN) - Federal health officials say the second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are going out faster than the first ones. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data on vaccine distribution. It showed for the first…

Pfizer Begins Testing New Dose Against Variants

(CNN) - Pfizer is testing if a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine helps protect against new coronavirus variants. Study participants will receive a third dose six to 12 months after their earlier two doses. That third dose is…

Study: Lack Of Mask-Use At Gyms Key Factor In Outbreaks

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found masks may be key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 at exercise facilities. In recently published reports, researchers have linked the lack of masks at gyms to COVID-19…

CDC Forecasts Slowing Death Rate In Coming Weeks

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is forecasting a downward trend in COVID deaths. The CDC's new ensemble forecast published Wednesday is projecting up to 548,000 deaths by March 20th. Last month's forecast predicted up to…

FDA: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Meets Emergency Use Requirements

(CNN) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine has met its requirements for emergency use authorization. This is different from approving the vaccine for use in the public, which has not happened yet.…

CVS Announces 570K Additional Vaccine Doses

(CNN) - CVS is getting additional COVID-19 vaccines through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. The pharmacy says 570,000 doses will be available in 17 states starting Thursday. Originally, CVS was given 250,000 doses when it rolled out in 11…

Study: Talking On Phone Makes You Feel Less Lonely

(CNN) - If you or a loved one is feeling isolated; a brief phone call could really make a difference. A new study shows talking to an empathetic listener for 10 minutes a few times a week, lowers feelings…

Poll: Fewer Americans Concerned About Getting COVID

(CNN) - According to a new Axios-Ipsos poll, a decreasing number of people in the U.S. are concerned about getting coronavirus. Specifically, the poll suggests fewer Americans are worried about getting sick with COVID-19 than they were earlier this…

COVID: One Dose Of Vaccine Might Be Enough For Some

(CNN) - A top health official says it's possible a single dose of coronavirus vaccine might be enough for people who have already been infected. Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, made the comment in…

COVID: Child Cases On The Decline

(CNN) - The number of COVID-19 cases among U.S. children keeps dropping. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports less than 71,000 kids tested positive for the virus last week. That's the fifth decline in as many weeks. Health officials…