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Vaccination isn’t the quick coronavirus solution many of us hoped for

REUTERS/Carlos Jasso THE global covid-19 vaccine roll-out is accelerating, with in excess of 300 million doses now administered. This time last year, such an achievement would have been almost a pipe dream. Great challenges remain in ensuring the equitable distribution of vaccines across the world and persuading those who are hesitant that vaccination is in… Read More »

Daily U.S. Coronavirus Case Count Tops 160,000, Fueled by Small Gatherings

FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 – More than 160,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in the United States on Thursday, yet another record-shattering tally that public health officials say is being driven largely by small gatherings such as dinner parties, game nights and sleepovers. Earlier clusters were linked to nursing homes and crowded nightclubs, but experts… Read More »

Appalachian State tells students to ‘remain vigilant’ after student dies from coronavirus complications

A student attending Appalachian State University died after developing complications from the coronavirus, university officials said.  Chad Dorrill was attending classes online and living off-campus in Boone, North Carolina, according to a statement Tuesday from Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts. The 19-year-old was diagnosed with the coronavirus earlier in September and later experienced complications from… Read More »

How to Keep the Coronavirus at Bay Indoors

As the autumn chill ushers people back into homes, classrooms and offices, the coronavirus may resurge even in states that so far have restrained its spread. Why? The virus poses a greater threat in crowded indoor spaces than it does outdoors. Southern states, for example, saw a spike in infections when the temperatures soared this… Read More »