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Andrei Doroshin, CEO of Philly Fighting Covid, speaks to reporters before the start of a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Jan. 8. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY hide caption

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In Philadelphia, A Scandal Erupts Over Vaccination Startup Led By 22-Year-Old

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The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, pictured in December, is 66% effective at preventing moderate and severe disease. But Dr. Paul Stoffels of Johnson & Johnson says what matters more is preventing hospitalizations and deaths, which it did completely. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images hide caption

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Johnson & Johnson Executive Says Vaccine Works Where It Counts: Preventing Deaths

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A line forms around the racing oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway as people await the opportunity to receive their COVID-19 vaccination during a mass event held at the speedway. Kevin McCarthy/Atrium Health hide caption

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A Look At The Racial And Ethnic Disparities In The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

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The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine requires storage in extremely frigid temperatures before it's thawed out for use. Moderna's vaccine also must be stored in very cold temperatures. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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They're A Precious Commodity, So Why Are Some COVID-19 Vaccines Going To Waste?

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Biden To Expand Access To Reproductive Health Care And Obamacare

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Biden Signs Most Far-Reaching Federal Protections For LGBTQ People Yet

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A member of FDNY EMS gives a thumbs up while receiving Moderna's vaccine against the coronavirus in late December. By mid-January, New York City Medical Reserve Corps volunteers also were mobilized to help with the vaccine effort. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden To Sign 2 Executive Actions Related To Health Care

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The nearly 5,600-page legislative package that Congress passed in December includes new laws regarding aid to rural hospitals, funds for training more physicians, modest improvements in mental health care parity, and medical bill transparency. Trevor Carpenter/Getty Images hide caption

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Mikkel and Kayla Kjelshus' daughter, Charlie, had a complication during delivery that caused her oxygen levels to drop and put her at risk for brain damage. Charlie needed seven days of neonatal intensive care, which resulted in a huge bill — $207,455 for the NICU alone — and confusion over which parent's insurer would cover the little girl's health costs. Christopher Smith for KHN hide caption

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'Birthday Rule' Blindsides First-Time Parents With A Mammoth Medical Bill

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A health worker holds an N95 respirator in the emergency room at OakBend Medical Center in Richmond, Texas, in July. N95s are tested and approved by a federal agency as having demonstrated that they can filter out a minimum of 95% of airborne particles. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis watches as nurse Christine Philips (left) administers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 to Vera Leip, 88, a resident of John Knox Village, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Pompano Beach, Fla. Marta Lavandier/AP hide caption

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South Dakota has given out about 75% of the vaccine doses it's received, a high rate among states. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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South Dakota Health Leader On How The State Has Gotten Its Vaccine Out

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Clinicians care for COVID-19 patients last week in a makeshift intensive care unit at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif. California is lifting regional stay-at-home orders, but county and local authorities can keep other restrictions in place. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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