Who Will Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?

After months of deliberation and debate, a panel of independent experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to decide on Tuesday which Americans it will recommend to get the coronavirus vaccine first, while supply is still short. The panel, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, will vote in a public meeting on Tuesday afternoon, and it […]

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Moderna Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Its Coronavirus Vaccine

The drugmaker Moderna said it would apply on Monday to the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. The first injections may be given as early as Dec. 21 if the process goes smoothly and approval is granted, Stéphane Bancel, the company’s chief executive, said in an interview. Moderna’s application is based on data that […]

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A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online

Until the coronavirus pandemic, their meetings took place quietly, every day, discreet gatherings in the basements of churches, a spare room at the YMCA, the back of a cafe. But members of Alcoholics Anonymous and other groups of recovering substance abusers found the doors quickly shut this spring, to prevent the spread of Covid-19. What happened next is one of […]

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Biden’s Plan for Seniors Is Not Just a Plan for Seniors

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has no shortage of ideas about how to transform caregiving. One striking feature of his team’s plan: It does not address elder care separately from child care, or divide plans to support family caregivers from those for paid caregivers. Rather, it takes on Medicaid benefits for older and disabled adults, preschool for toddlers and better […]

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Dr. Mary Fowkes, 66, Dies; Helped Science Understand the Pandemic

Dr. Mary Fowkes, a neuropathologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan whose autopsies of Covid-19 victims early in the pandemic discovered serious damage in multiple organs — a finding that led to the successful use of higher doses of blood thinners to treat patients — died on Nov. 15 at her home in Katonah, N.Y., in Westchester County. She was […]

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Denver’s first sanctioned homeless encampment poised to open in Capitol Hill next week

After months of setbacks, opposition and changed plans, Denver’s first sanctioned homeless encampment will soon open at Denver’s First Baptist Church in Capitol Hill. And a second encampment will likely soon follow. Denver’s Department of Community Planning and Development issued a temporary use permit to Earthlinks, which will operate the encampment, last week, confirmed spokeswoman Laura Swartz. Now all the […]

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Ontario reports 1,210 new coronavirus cases, 28 more deaths

Ontario reported 1,210 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 99,372. Thursday’s case count is a decrease from Wednesday which saw 1,417 new infections. On Tuesday, 1,249 cases were reported and 1,487 on Monday. This is the 14th consecutive day that daily case counts have been above 1,000. The seven-day average is now at 1,370 which […]

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Will social distancing weaken my immune system?

Will social distancing weaken my immune system? In short, no. Some worry a lack of contact with others will weaken their immune system by reducing its active contact with germs. But even when we’re staying 6 feet from others or spending most of our time at home, our bodies are continuously responding to plenty of bacteria and other germs that […]

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New Pfizer Results: Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe and 95% Effective

The drug maker Pfizer said on Wednesday that its coronavirus vaccine was 95 percent effective and had no serious side effects — the first set of complete results from a late-stage vaccine trial as Covid-19 cases skyrocket around the globe. The data showed that the vaccine prevented mild and severe forms of Covid-19, the company said. And it was 94 […]

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An updated breakdown of Colorado’s COVID-19 dial, with new capacity restrictions under Levels Red and Purple

Here is the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s latest breakdown of what restrictions come with each level of Colorado’s color-coded COVID dial, including Level Red — where 15 counties including Denver are headed Friday — and the brand-new Level Purple. The following counties will move to Level Red on Friday, November 20, 2020: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear […]

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