Category Archives: CNN – Health

To open schools safely, mask up and close bars and malls

To open schools safely, mask up and close bars and malls

As school districts across the country ricochet between fully in-person, hybrid and fully online education, depending on the Covid-19 infection rates, we’ve learned something important about education: We can protect our society from coronavirus and prioritize schools to yield more effective overall public health. First, schools are not superspreaders. We know much more now than…MORE

After 256 days working nonstop, doctor pleads with public to help halt Covid-19

After 256 days working nonstop, doctor pleads with public to help halt Covid-19

The Texas doctor captured in a photo cradling a distraught Covid-19 patient on Thanksgiving has spoken of the sad isolation of his elderly patients and pleaded with people to “do the basic things” to avoid infection and stay out of hospital. Hospitalizations from Covid-19 reached another record high across the US Monday, with officials across…MORE

What every new mom should know about returning to work

What every new mom should know about returning to work

Many new moms spend their days luxuriating in their newborn’s company. Maybe they’ve got three weeks, or six, even six months or a year of full-time motherhood, in which they can devote themselves completely to their children. But 72% of mothers work. Over 64% of mothers are co- or primary breadwinners, defined as married or…MORE

When can I get a coronavirus vaccine?

When can I get a coronavirus vaccine?

Federal government officials are promising coronavirus vaccines soon — some even before Christmas — and states are gearing up to begin vaccinating Americans sometime in December. It almost sounds as if people will be lining up everywhere before New Year’s to get a vaccine. But while millions of health care workers may be able to…MORE

Moderna applies for FDA authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine

Moderna applies for FDA authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine

Pharmaceutical company Moderna applied on Monday to the US Food and Drug Administration for authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine. The company asked the FDA to review an expanded data set showing the vaccine is 94.1% effective at preventing Covid-19 and 100% effective at preventing severe cases of the disease. “This is striking,” said Dr. Paul…MORE

Black churches enlist mental health pros to support community

Wilma Mayfield used to visit a senior center in Durham, North Carolina, four days a week and attend Lincoln Memorial Baptist Church on Sundays, a ritual she has maintained for nearly half a century. But over the past 10 months, she’s seen only the inside of her home, the grocery store and the pharmacy. Most…MORE

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