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1 in 5 parents say their kids eat more fast food during the pandemic, poll finds
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1 in 5 parents say their kids eat more fast food during the pandemic, poll finds

For some families, the pandemic has thrown a wrench in healthy eating plans due to stress from remote work, e-learning, money problems, sickness and more. While half of surveyed parents reported their family has eaten home-cooked meals more often since the pandemic started, 20% of parents said their family has had fast food more often,…MORE

Covid-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds is safe and shows ‘robust’ antibody response, Pfizer says
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Covid-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds is safe and shows ‘robust’ antibody response, Pfizer says

In a highly anticipated announcement, Pfizer said on Monday a Phase 2/3 trial showed its Covid-19 vaccine was safe and generated a “robust” antibody response in children ages 5 to 11. These are the first such results released for this age group for a US Covid-19 vaccine, and the data has not yet been peer-reviewed…MORE

Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says
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Covid-19 cases forcing hospitals to ration care is unfair and unacceptable, expert says

With the spread of the Delta variant and lagging vaccination rates, Covid-19 cases have strained many hospitals across the US — which one expert called unfair and unacceptable. Montana’s health care system is under that strain, including St. Peter’s Health in Helena, which is operating under crisis standards of care. “We are at the point…MORE

Covid-19 origins: Why the search for the source is vital
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Covid-19 origins: Why the search for the source is vital

No clear culprit. No smoking gun. While Covid-19’s origin story is currently defined by a lack of hard evidence and data, scientists around the world continue their search for answers to how the pandemic began. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to leading virologists, epidemiologists and coronavirus researchers in “The Origins of Covid-19:…MORE

The ‘devious licks’ TikTok challenge has students stealing toilets and vandalizing bathrooms

The ‘devious licks’ TikTok challenge has students stealing toilets and vandalizing bathrooms

Whether it’s stolen urinals, smashed floor tiles or missing soap dispensers, the destruction is apparent in school bathrooms across the United States. It’s the latest trend to go viral on Tiktok, called “devious licks”: Middle school, high school and college students vandalize school property, most commonly bathrooms, and post their results on the social media…MORE

Vaccine boosters for more people are on the horizon. But the unvaccinated remain the biggest obstacle to curbing the pandemic
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Vaccine boosters for more people are on the horizon. But the unvaccinated remain the biggest obstacle to curbing the pandemic

While more people are likely to be eligible for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, the most glaring issue prolonging the pandemic is the large swath of unvaccinated people, who are filling up hospitals and dying from the persistent virus, officials and health experts said. Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday greenlighted recommending…MORE

5 reasons why FDA advisers did not recommend Covid-19 booster shots for everyone
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5 reasons why FDA advisers did not recommend Covid-19 booster shots for everyone

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration declined Friday to recommend the agency approve Covid-19 booster doses for everyone who got vaccinated six months ago or longer. They did recommend a more limited step: emergency use authorization for people 65 and older, and for people at high risk of severe infection. Then they…MORE

Mississippi says Covid-19 deaths in pregnant women are rising — and it’s pleading with them to get vaccinated
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Mississippi says Covid-19 deaths in pregnant women are rising — and it’s pleading with them to get vaccinated

At least eight pregnant Mississippi women have died of Covid-19 since late July — none of them fully vaccinated — officials said, more than doubling the state’s pandemic total in just two months and spurring medical leaders to give this message: We’ve long known Covid-19 puts pregnant women at greater risk for severe disease. And…MORE

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