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NC to vaccinate those 65+
Friday, January 15, 2021
RALEIGH — North Carolina public health officials on Thursday unveiled an updated coronavirus vaccine distribution plan that prioritizes adults 65 years or older, while removing college students as a priority over the general public. The new, more simplified guidance from the state Department of Health and Human Services comes in response to growing
 
Study: Greater COVID-19 mental health impacts for college students
Thursday, January 14, 2021
A study of students at seven public universities across the United States has identified risk factors that may place students at higher risk for negative psychological impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Factors associated with greater risk of negative impacts include the amount of time students spend on screens each day, their gender, age and other
 
Can employers require workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine?
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency in charge of enforcing laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace, said employers can require employees to get vaccinated before entering the workplace. Now that two COVID-19 vaccines have received emergency use authorization in the United States, some people are concerned they could be
 
4 tips to help kids cope with COVID-19 anxiety
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
The news coverage on COVID-19 is pervasive, persistent, and perilous. Sometimes it seems as though the pandemic is all we talk about. As difficult as this experience is, it’s easier for educated adults than it is for children. We adults look through a lens of life experience; our perspective helps get us through. Less clear is how
 
HU president says COVID-19 has made America ‘critically ill’
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Howard University President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick has done as much work in the emergency room as he has in the boardroom since the COVID-19 pandemic began its attack on the area. Frederick, an M.D. by trade, is also the chairman of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Council of Presidents through this challenging time, and has an ominous, yet hopeful,
 
5 COVID-19 myths politicians have repeated that aren’t true
Monday, July 13, 2020
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has jumped to around 50,000 a day, and the virus has killed more than 130,000 Americans. Yet, there are still myths about the infection that has created the worst public health crisis in America in a century. Here are five that I would like to put to rest. Myth 1: COVID-19 is not much worse than the flu.
 
U.S. officials change virus risk groups, add pregnant women
Monday, June 29, 2020
NEW YORK — The nation’s top public health agency recently revamped its list of which Americans are at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness, adding pregnant women and removing age alone as a factor. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also changed the list of underlying conditions that make someone more susceptible to suffering and
 

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CIAA tourney ready for its close-up

The CIAA announced the events for its virtual tournament week next month. The theme is

PROBLEM SOLVED: This hearing aid was a big disappointment

Q: I ordered a hearing aid from the Audien Hearing company recently. The company offers a 30-day

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of