Pfizer's partner BioNTech boosted the 2021 delivery target for their COVID-19 vaccine to 2 billion doses, up from 1.3 billion previously, as they bring new production lines on stream and as more doses can be extracted per vial.
Maria Caspani and Peter Szekely, Reuters | Posted Jan 6th - 5:14pm
More Americans were hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday than at any time since the pandemic began, as total coronavirus infections crossed the 21 million mark, deaths soared across much of the United States and a historic vaccination effort lagged.
As millions of people await their turn to get a COVID-19 vaccine that could be months away, scammers online, in emails and on messaging apps are luring victims with claims they can deliver shots within days for as little as $150.
Danica Kirka and Sylvia Hui, Associated Press | Updated Jan 4th - 4:32pm
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the shot developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca.
Brittany Poulson, KSL.com Contributor | Posted Jan 1st - 8:51pm
As the new year is upon us, so are many New Year's resolutions of weight loss, being healthier, exercising more and starting a new diet. Instead of focusing on the number on the scale to measure your health, here are 11 ways you can measure your health besides the scale.
For some, reading books in 2020 helped create both an escape from the realities of the year and an understanding of them, too. Here are the books some of the KSL.com team members read to close out the year.
Rebecca Spalding and Carl O'Donnell, Reuters | Posted Dec 31st - 9:08am
Only about 2.8 million Americans had received a COVID-19 vaccine going into the last day of December, putting the United States far short of the government's target to vaccinate 20 million people this month.
The leading U.S. infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Wednesday he foresees America achieving enough collective COVID-19 immunity through vaccinations to regain "some semblance of normality" by fall 2021, despite early setbacks in the vaccine rollout.
Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press | Posted Dec 30th - 8:33pm
Parents now have an extra reason to say no to candy, cake and ice cream for young children. The first U.S. government dietary guidelines for infants and toddlers, released Tuesday, recommend feeding only breast milk for at least six months and no added sugar for children under age 2.
Alistair Smout and Paul Sandle, Reuters | Posted Dec 30th - 10:03am
Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, hoping that rapid action will help it stem a record surge of infections driven by a highly contagious form of the virus.