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