Vaccination

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don't want shots

Most Americans who haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores ...

Health

US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII

U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, public health officials said Wednesday. The decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was even worse: ...

Vaccination

Friends, family key to turning a 'No' on vaccination to a 'Yes'

(HealthDay)—Public health officials and government workers are trying everything they can to promote COVID-19 vaccination—advertisements, news releases, cash lotteries, and even incentives like free beer, joints or doughnuts ...

Vaccination

EXPLAINER: Are we going to need COVID-19 booster shots?

Just because Pfizer wants to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters doesn't mean people will be lining up anytime soon—U.S. and international health authorities say that for now, the fully vaccinated seem well protected.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Summer camps hit with COVID outbreaks—are schools next?

The U.S. has seen a string of COVID-19 outbreaks tied to summer camps in recent weeks in places such as Texas, Illinois, Florida, Missouri and Kansas, in what some fear could be a preview of the upcoming school year.

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