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    Kroger keeps permanently closing its grocery stores so it doesn’t have to pay its frontline workers higher wages

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, essential workers like grocery store employees have stepped up to do jobs that expose them to hundreds of people per day, thereby putting them at greater risk of contracting the virus. To support their employees during this unprecedented time, companies including Kroger, Target, Walmart, Amazon, Rite Aid, and Albertsons instituted a […] More

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    Is it safe to hug your grandchildren after you get the vaccine?

    This story is regularly updated for relevance. Last updated: May 19, 2021 More than 122 million Americans have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. A big percentage of that group is people over the age of 65—and many who are grandparents who want to know if it is safe to hug their grandchildren after they […] More

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci standing at podium during COVID-19 briefing; Fauci is worried about the country's mental health

    Once COVID-19 is tamed, Fauci is worried about a looming mental health crisis

    As COVID-19 infections decline and more Americans get vaccinated, health experts are preparing for the next potential “pandemic”—a mental health pandemic.  The American Psychological Association (APA) released poll results on March 11—exactly one year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic—indicating that a mental health crisis is looming.  The poll found that for […] More

  • Outdoor lounge on the beach, facing the ocean - vaxications

    What is a vaxication, and can it help bail out the travel industry?

    Almost 18% of Americans have been fully immunized against COVID-19, and many want to celebrate by taking the trips they’ve been dreaming of through more than a year of pandemic life. These celebratory post-vaccine vacations have been coined as “vaxications,” and Bloomberg reports they have begun to rejuvenate the struggling travel industry.  Travel marketing firm […] More

  • is it safe to go to las vegas after the covid vaccine

    Is it safe to party in Las Vegas after you get the COVID vaccine?

    This story is regularly updated for relevance. Last updated: July 19, 2021 With COVID-19 infection rates declining for the first half of 2021 and the number of Americans who’ve been vaccinated increasing, some people may be wondering if it’s safe to go on vacation. For example, is it safe to go party in Las Vegas […] More

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    What happens when long-term sufferers of COVID actually get the vaccine?

    As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely available, people who’ve experienced coronavirus symptoms for months want to know what happens when sufferers of long COVID actually get the vaccine.  The answer is good news. Early data shows COVID long-haulers see improved symptoms after getting inoculated.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a small […] More

  • can animals get the covid vaccine

    Can animals get the COVID-19 vaccine?

    Ever since the first known COVID-19 infection in a dog was discovered in Hong Kong in February 2020, many have wondered if animals can get the COVID-19 vaccine to fight off the potential sickness.  While animals cannot receive the same vaccines that humans get, a COVID-19 vaccine made especially for animals has successfully been developed. […] More

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