Don’t Mistake Silent Endurance for Resilience

This article is part of a series on resilience in troubled times — what we can learn about it from history and personal experiences. “You are miserable,” my boss said, as I murmured in faint protest. “Every day you come in here with that grumpy face, and you make me look at it.” Despite the harsh words, her tone was […]

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At Last, Aid for Senior Nutrition That Offers More Than Crumbs

Meal programs for older adults have long been underfunded. The new economic recovery plan will help. By Paula Span Long before the coronavirus hit, nutrition programs that served the nation’s older adults struggled to keep up with a growing demand. Often, they could not. In Charlotte, N.C., and nine surrounding counties, for example, the waiting list for Meals on Wheels […]

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Colorado investigating Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine left over after site shut down

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is investigating whether an unexpected number of reactions to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine at one site on Wednesday reflected a problem with those doses or was due to simple chance. The mass vaccination site at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park shut down early on Wednesday afternoon after 11 people experienced reactions such […]

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Colorado clarifies indoor event and bar restrictions on its COVID dial

Coloradans can once again tear up the dance floor and play games after the state health department eased public health restrictions on bars and restaurants on Monday night. By further altering its COVID-19 dial system, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment also clarified how many people are allowed at indoor events in counties at Levels Blue and Green […]

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Doctors Accuse UnitedHealthcare of Stifling Competition

UnitedHealthcare, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, is being sued in two states by a large group of anesthesiologists who are accusing the company of stifling competition by forcing the doctors out of its network and by using its enormous clout to pressure hospitals and surgeons to stop referring patients to them. The lawsuits, filed Wednesday in Colorado and […]

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Can Vaccinated People Spread the Virus? We Don’t Know, Scientists Say.

Researchers pushed back after the C.D.C. director asserted that vaccinated people “do not carry the virus.” By Apoorva Mandavilli The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday walked back controversial comments made by its director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, suggesting that people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus never become infected or transmit the virus to others. The assertion […]

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Doctors Accuse UnitedHealthcare of Stifling Competition

UnitedHealthcare, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, is being sued in two states by a large group of anesthesiologists who are accusing the company of stifling competition by forcing the doctors out of its network and by using its enormous clout to pressure hospitals and surgeons to stop referring patients to them. The lawsuits, filed Wednesday in Colorado and […]

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Getting One Vaccine Is Good. How About Mix-and-Match?

Researchers are exploring the possible benefits of pairing doses from two different Covid-19 vaccines. By Carl Zimmer In January, Britain made a change to its vaccine guidelines that shocked many health experts: If the second dose of one vaccine wasn’t available, patients could be given a different one. The new rule was based on sheer guesswork; there was no scientific […]

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WHO report: COVID likely 1st jumped into humans from animals – The Denver Post

GENEVA — A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press. The findings offer little new insight into how the virus first […]

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