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Rural Americans in pharmacy deserts hurting for Covid-19 vaccines

As the Biden administration accelerates a plan to use pharmacies to distribute Covid-19 vaccines, significant areas of the country lack brick-and-mortar pharmacies capable of administering the protective shots. A recent analysis by the Rural Policy Research Institute found that 111 rural counties, mostly located between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, have no pharmacy…MORE

Which Covid-19 vaccine should I get? Dr. Wen weighs in

And then there were three. There are now three Covid-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration, manufactured by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. All three will be distributed across the United States. Many people are wondering which Covid-19 vaccine they should get: Is one better for certain groups…MORE

More states are easing Covid-19 restrictions, even as health experts sound warnings

More states are easing Covid-19 restrictions, even as health experts sound warnings

Several states on Tuesday announced they are loosening restrictions put in place to stop the spread of Covid-19, following earlier, similar announcements, even as health experts warn against doing just that. Texas and Mississippi are lifting mask mandates and allowing businesses to open at full capacity. In Louisiana, most businesses and restaurants will be allowed…MORE

Smartphone addiction ruins sleep, study says, but you can fight back

Smartphone addiction ruins sleep, study says, but you can fight back

Addiction to smartphones will result in poor sleep, according to a new study. The study, published Tuesday in Frontiers in Psychiatry, looked at smartphone use among 1,043 students between the ages of 18 and 30 at King’s College London. Researchers asked the students to complete two questionnaires on their sleep quality and smartphone usage, in…MORE

Here’s when the US will see a lot more vaccine doses

Here’s when the US will see a lot more vaccine doses

Millions more Covid-19 vaccines are on the way. Moderna, Pfizer and now Johnson & Johnson will deliver enough doses to fully vaccinate 130 million people — more than one-third of the US population — by the end of March, the pharmaceutical companies told a House subcommittee last week. Moderna plans to deliver 100 million doses…MORE

Why kids are hitting the pandemic wall

Why kids are hitting the pandemic wall

After almost a full year of grappling with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including nearly nine months of virtual school, 11-year-old London Loree simply has had enough. Enough of Zoom classes and technology fails. Enough of social distancing. Enough of all of it. Her focus is waning. School, something she loves, has become a…MORE