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COVID continues to hit nursing homes harder, AARP data shows
Cases are surging everywhere, and nursing home residents remain more likely to face severe illness and death.
Most of the COVID-19 workforce were women of color. What happens now as those jobs end?
Women of color took on the majority of new jobs created during the pandemic to do contact tracing, and to test and vaccinate Americans, experts said. But as sites ramp down, the future of that workforce is now uncertain.
‘We feel like we lost two years of education’: School closings are more complicated for parents of children with disabilities
Parents of children with disabilities say remote learning is ineffective at best, but in-person schooling carries deadly risk.
COVID-19 widows struggle to get benefits as Social Security offices remain closed
The closure of Social Security offices during the pandemic has made getting survivors benefits difficult for the spouses and children of those who’ve died during the pandemic. More than 90 percent of those seeking survivors benefits are women.
Fertility isn't impacted by COVID-19 vaccines, another 'reassuring' study shows
Fertility implications have been a potent concern for many unvaccinated Americans. A new study shows there is no reason to worry.
Omicron changed minds on COVID-19 risk, but parents remain skeptical about vaccines
Even as the new variant puts more kids in hospitals, parents remain skeptical about vaccinating their kids. It’s not clear what will help.
When kids under 5 get COVID-19, parents are screwed
A positive coronavirus test for a kid too young to get vaccinated can mean unpaid time off for parents — often while they are also sick — and days or weeks without child care.
Moms left scrambling as surging Covid cases force last-minute school closings
Late developments force parents to balance trade-offs on work, child care and health, often with less than a day’s notice.
Some LGBTQ+ people worry that the COVID-19 vaccine will affect HIV medication. It won’t.
Most LGBTQ+ adults are vaccinated, but the concerns are coming from a particularly vulnerable minority. There is no evidence the two treatments interact negatively, experts say.
White House announces $785 million of pandemic relief funds will support communities of color
A task force pushes for more representation in health care, better data collection and community-led solutions to combat inequitable health outcomes.