A one-minute long news update, focused on COVID-19, airing before and after PBS NewsHour.
College students have long been prone to stress, anxiety and depression. And three out of four Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 report poor mental health tied to the pandemic, according to the CDC. Hari Sreenivasan reports as part of our ongoing series, “Rethinking College.”
One key piece of President-elect Biden's plan to fight COVID is to make major changes to how vaccines are distributed around the country. The plan comes amid a report that the vaccine reserves the Trump administration has promised to ship to states do not actually exist right now. Dr. Peter Hotez, an infectious disease specialist at Baylor College of Medicine, joins William Brangham to discuss.
In recent weeks, the Food and Drug Administration began approving over-the-counter COVID-19 tests for Americans to use at home, part of a wave of new options that could play a role in catching infections that might otherwise go undetected. Fedor Kossakovski of PBS NewsHour reports on these at-home tests and how they work.
Operation Warp Speed may have produced effective COVID vaccines in record time, but administering them has been another matter. Just 9 million of the more than 25 million doses distributed have been given out, according to the CDC. But the Trump administration on Tuesday made big changes to the program. Jennifer Nuzzo, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, joins John Yang to discuss.
President-elect Joe Biden will release most available COVID-19 vaccine doses to speed delivery to more people, a reversal of the Trump administration policy, his office said Friday. Biden said his administration will put in place a much more aggressive vaccination campaign with the goal of administering 100 million shots in the first 100 days. A report from Associated Press and PBS NewsHour.
Hospitals face the new year with new requirements to post price information they have long sought to obscure: the actual prices negotiated with insurers and the discounts they offer their cash-paying customers. Julie Appleby from Kaiser Health News and PBS NewsHour goes over what consumers need to know about the regulations.
Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear sit down for a wide-ranging conversation about the couple's first year in office.