coronavirus

Biden: Will Likely Send Out Millions Of Masks Soon

(CNN) - You could be getting a face mask in the mail; courtesy of the U.S. government. On Tuesday, president Biden said the White House will 'probably' be sending out millions of masks to Americans to help stop the…

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…

Six Flags To Reopen All Theme Parks

(CNN) - Theme park giant Six Flags says it plans to open all 26 of its amusement and water parks for the 2021 season. That includes five that couldn't operate last year due to the coronavirus. Six Flags entertainment…

Sharp Increase In Overdose Deaths During Pandemic

(CNN) - The U.S. had a surge of drug overdose deaths in the early months of the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported fatal overdoses went up nearly 23% from July 2019 to July 2020. The…

Life Expectancy Dropped By A Full Year In 2020

(CNN) - Life expectancy has dropped in the U.S. during the first half of 2020. The National Center for Health Statistics published its report Thursday. In the first half of 2020, experts found life expectancy dropped a full year.…

San Diego Zoo Gorillas Recovering After COVID

(CNN) - The San Diego Zoo is relieved. Their gorilla troop is recovering after several of the animals came down with coronavirus earlier this month. Eight gorillas make up the troop, but the zoo has not said exactly how…

Kids Going Without Dental Care During Pandemic

(CNN) The COVID-19 pandemic is posing dental problems for children. The American Dental Association says some 40% of young patients have skipped appointments due to their parents' fear of catching the virus. Experts say the delays in care are…

CDC Issues Safe Valentine's Day Tips

(CNN) - Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but the risk of spreading coronavirus remains high. That's why the CDC is issuing special recommendations for safely observing the holiday during the pandemic. The agency's suggestions start with a…

CDC: 40 Million Vaccine Doses Administered In The US

(CNN) - The CDC reports that 41 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the US as of Sunday. That's over two million more doses reported since Saturday. With that total, the seven day average is…

U.S. 2021 COVID Deaths Top 100,000

(CNN) - More than 100,000 people in the U.S. have died of COVID-19 so far; just in the few weeks of this year. The new data is from Johns Hopkins University, which says 100,317 people have died because of…