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These are the two key groups now being hit hardest by Covid-19

Vaccine makers are preparing for a next possible phase of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout: booster doses. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on these booster studies.

How to improve posture and relieve pain with your breath

Dana Santas, a breathing, mobility, and mind-body coach in professional sports, explains how breathing can impact the way you feel and demonstrates the proper way to breathe

It has been 500 days since the first known US death from Covid-19. Variants and low vaccination rates threaten to prolong the pandemic

Andy Slavitt, former White House Senior Adviser for Covid and author of "Preventable", talks about the Delta variant, vaccinations and Obamacare.

This woman is a chess champion. And she's blind

Jessica Lauser lost much of her eyesight shortly after she was born. She was teased in school until she found chess. Here's her advice to those facing challenges.

Sickle cell scientist fights for a cure for herself and others

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta highlights Lakiea Bailey, a scientist with sickle cell disease who is working to find a cure.

These communities remain at high risk for dangerous Covid-19 variants rapidly increasing in US, expert warns

Families are mourning loved ones who died of coronavirus after being hesitant to get the Covid-19 vaccine. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Cases of a dangerous Covid-19 variant are 'rapidly increasing' in US, expert says

California lifted most of its Covid-19 restrictions Tuesday as part of a grand reopening in which the state will end capacity limits, physical distancing and -- at least for those vaccinated -- mask requirements. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Less than half the adults in five US states have received their first Covid-19 vaccine dose

As the US reopens in time for summer, the loosening of restrictions are being met with a decrease in Covid-19 vaccination rates, leaving some areas vulnerable to potential pandemic hotspots. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

This skateboarder is helping plus-size riders roll

Andy Duran is the founder of Chub Rollz, a skateboard club that helps plus-size people learn and skate together.

Dangerous Covid variants could set back national progress against the pandemic, officials warn

President Joe Biden announced the US plans to donate 500 million Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses globally to low and lower-middle income countries.

Uncovering the origins of the virus that sparked a pandemic

The US intelligence community is investigating the origins of the novel coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.

Can indoor concerts ever be safe again?

CNN's Stephanie Elam talks to people attending a live concert in Colorado to find out what it means for them to finally be able to enjoy music with their friends.

US surgeon general warns unvaccinated people are at risk from a potentially more dangerous Covid-19 variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about a new coronavirus variant and why it's important to prevent it from becoming the dominant variant in the US.

Breathe better to live better: Why breathing is your superpower

Dana Santas, a professional sports mind-body coach known as the Mobility Maker, shares a short, deep breathing exercise to help you relieve stress and lower blood pressure.

As some doses approach expiration, FDA extends shelf life for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

A Houston hospital is sued after demanding all staff be vaccinated, as debate grows over vaccination requirements for workers, customers, and travelers.

Join the jump rope craze and burn more calories than jogging

If you're looking for one of the most efficient cardio workouts that anyone can do anytime, anywhere, you only need one thing: a jump rope. Lauren Flymen has been documenting her one-year journey, and now her goal is to inspire others to pick up a rope.

In controversial decision, FDA approves first new Alzheimer's disease drug in nearly 20 years

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the controversy behind the first Alzheimer's disease treatment approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 20 years.

40 years ago, the first cases of AIDS were reported in the US

Decades before Dr. Anthony Fauci took on the Covid-19 pandemic, he was a leading researcher on HIV and AIDS. On June 5, 1981, the US CDC released the first official report of illnesses that would later become known as AIDS. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen speaks to Dr. Fauci, 40 years after the report was released.

A lag in Covid-19 vaccinations among adolescents could delay US return to normalcy, experts warn

Katherine Eban, author of the Vanity Fair piece "The Lab-Leak Theory," says President Trump floating the theory 'created an antibody response within the government.' But she did not see any evidence Dr. Fauci downplayed the theory.

Californians can soon go maskless at work -- if every worker in a room is fully vaccinated, safety board says

CNN's Alisyn Camerota speaks to four Americans about why they do not plan to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Find out more about these debunked Covid-19 vaccine myths and how to speak to someone who's hesitant to get vaccinated.

A rise in adolescent hospitalization rates is a reminder that children can suffer from the virus too, expert says

CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen says it may be unlikely that President Biden meets his goal of having 70% of adults get at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by July 4, as the pace of US vaccinations falls.

Your skin on stress: Pimples, wrinkles, dullness and more

Alexandra Soveral demonstrates this easy facial massage intended to help clear skin from accumulated stress and toxins. Click here for more at-home spa tips.

States that fall well below vaccinating 70% of adults are 'sitting ducks' for an outbreak, expert warns

President Joe Biden announced a "National Month of Action" and outlined steps to get 70% of US adults at least one Covid-19 shot by July 4. The plan includes a new partnership with Anheuser-Busch, producer of Budweiser, to offer free alcohol if the vaccination goal is met.

Kevin Curry's depression almost killed him. Food, fitness and fortitude brought him back

Food blogger Kevin Curry once made a plan to take his life. Then everything changed when he found the right combination of medicine, movement and food.

An accident derailed this NFL hopeful's dreams. Now he's coaching others to reach theirs

A car accident turned this star football player into a paraplegic. But it didn't stop his dreams of inspiring others to be their best.

Americans are celebrating steps toward normalcy. But the real test of Covid-19 progress is 2 weeks away, expert says

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta breaks down the technology that allowed for rapid development of safe and effective mRNA Covid-19 vaccines could lead to breakthroughs for other diseases.

A refreshing reset: Let's aim for an emotionally healthier summer

Some vaccinated Americans may feel unsure about resuming activities and attending events in person. Dr. Leana Wen shares what questions you should ask yourself before you decide to go out.

Interest in vaccinations increased after CDC announced new mask guidance

Data obtained exclusively by CNN shows that interest in getting vaccinated against Covid-19 increased right after Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced two weeks ago that vaccinated people could take off their masks. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more.

Sleeping less than 6 hours a night in midlife raises risk of dementia 30%, study finds

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how disconnecting before we go to bed can help us live to 100.

Summer camps look forward to welcoming back children, with new protections

Millions of children missed out on camp last year as coronavirus triggered closure after closure, but now bookings are bouncing back this year. CNN's Bianna Golodryga reports.

Experts are warning about the unintended consequences of the CDC mask guidance

How should businesses respond to the CDC's surprise announcement that fully vaccinated people can ditch the mask in most situations?

Temperature checks are gone from some theme parks and elsewhere. Health experts say that's just fine

Retailers including Costco, Publix and Starbucks are set to roll back mask requirements in light of the CDC's recent announcement recommending vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks in most scenarios. CNN's Polo Sandoval

CDC facing formidable challenges in convincing conservatives to get Covid-19 vaccines

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen discusses the latest findings from a Kaiser Family Foundation survey in April, showing that Republicans are much less likely to get the coronavirus vaccine.

CDC mask guidance opens doors for the vaccinated, but a long road is ahead for those who are not, experts say

The CDC has updated its Covid-19 pandemic guidelines, now saying that people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or socially distance indoors or outdoors. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your questions on what the new CDC recommendations mean for Americans, and also discusses his new feature documentary, "Race for The Vaccine."

Wait, does this mean the pandemic is over for vaccinated people?

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky shares updated mask guidance for people fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Prescription pills don't equal better sleep in the long run for women, study suggests

Whether you're dealing with anxiety, fighting an illness, or want to feel your best, a good night's sleep is extremely important. Here are some tips to help you sleep better.

This is how officials are trying to rally teens to get Covid-19 vaccinations

A generation of young people in the United Kingdom has been scarred by the emotional toll of lockdown. Charities and sector workers warn of poorer families falling through the cracks of an overstretched and under-resourced support network, where children face a stark reality: get worse or don't get seen. CNN's Isa Soares visits a youth club in northwest London where local teenagers get active and discuss their experiences of loneliness, anxiety, and depression during the pandemic.

Infertility and my path to surrogacy

CNN's Chloe Melas, Alisyn Camerota, Brian Stelter and Susan Hendricks meet with fertility specialist Dr. Tia Jackson-Bey to discuss their personal journeys with infertility.

How should vaccinated parents navigate summer? A doctor's advice

As more students go back to school for the first time during the pandemic, many parents may be wondering what to expect. Here are some tips to get you prepared.

Infertility awareness: Here's what to do after a diagnosis

1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility in the US according to the CDC. CNN's Alisyn Camerota and Chloe Melas talk with fertility specialist Dr. Tia Jackson-Bey about what they can do to improve their emotional health and gain better access to treatment.

US FDA authorizes Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for use in people ages 12 to 15

Is the staff vaccinated? Are masks required? Dr. Leana Wen tells you what you need to know before sending your kids to summer camp.

US may be turning a corner on Covid-19. Here's when we could see cases and deaths plummet, expert says

CNN's Jake Tapper asks Jeffery Zients, the White House Covid-19 response coordinator, about President Biden wearing a mask when he is in a room where all are vaccinated.

US may be turning a corner on Covid-19. Here's when we could see cases and deaths plummet, expert says

White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients tells CNN's Jake Tapper that the nation is turning the corner on the pandemic.

These twins were like two peas in a pod -- except when Covid-19 struck

Kelly and Kimberly Standard are identical twins, but their individual experiences with Covid-19 were anything but identical. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.

How should vaccinated parents navigate summer? A doctor's advice

CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers viewer questions about the US' strategy to counter the vaccination rate slowing pace and what safety measures will still need to be followed as the country begins to open up more for the summer.

Less than a third of parents say they'd let their child get Covid-19 vaccine right away, survey finds

Covid-19 vaccine misinformation is rampant in an unexpected place: Mommy groups on Facebook. CNN's Elle Reeve takes a closer look.

CDC projects 'sharp decline' in Covid-19 cases by July, but calls variants a 'wild card'

CNN's John Berman speaks with the CDC Director Rochelle Walenksy to clarify mask guidance for vaccinated individuals as critics have argued that previous CDC guidance has been complicated.

Canada authorizes Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 12 to 15

CNN's Erica Hill reports that Pfizer is seeking authorization for it's coronavirus vaccine for children ages 12-15 after trials showed 100% efficacy for that age group.

3 states have already reached Biden's new vaccination goal, but vaccine hesitancy may make it challenging for others

President Joe Biden announced a goal of vaccinating 70% of US adults with at least one Covid-19 shot by July 4.

The US secured 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines. Medical ethicists say it should share with other countries

As the coronavirus situation worses in India, hospitals are full and lacking oxygen while only two percent of the population has been fully vaccinated. CNN's Sam Kiley speaks to a doctor in New Delhi who says the losses are incomprehensible.

Woman with rare muscular disease sings to exercise her lungs. Her songs inspire others to chase their dreams

Tabitha Haly was only nine months old when she was first diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type 2. Singing has helped exercise her lungs and songwriting has been a creative outlet.

15 of the safest activities for the fully vaccinated -- with and without face masks

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky announced that it's safe for fully vaccinated people to go unmasked at small outdoor gatherings, or when dining outside with friends from multiple households.

Officials say the US is getting closer to the 'finish line' for coronavirus. What does that mean?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses whether we should still be wearing masks outside even after getting vaccinated and answers viewers' other Covid-19 questions.

Trump's close advisers urge him to make PSA to persuade his followers to get the Covid-19 vaccine

A former Trump official tells CNN's Elizabeth Cohen that they want the former President to make a PSA encouraging coronavirus vaccinations because his administration's legacy could be at stake.

US Covid-19 vaccination efforts may start to slow, official says. Here's why

CNN's Pamela Brown asks Senior adviser to the White House Covid-19 response team, Andy Slavitt, about reporting that fully vaccinated Americans would be able to visit Europe as tourists this summer.

CDC data shows more Americans are missing their second dose of Covid-19 vaccines

Dr. Anthony Fauci addresses public concern surrounding a possible third-dose vaccine booster. Fauci tells CNN's Jim Acosta the need is not a matter of efficacy, but rather an extension of durability of protection against coronavirus.

Some parts of the US are more vulnerable to another hit by coronavirus. Here's why

CNN's Fareed Zakaria discusses the CDC and FDA's recommendation to pause and then quickly resume the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, which has been linked to 15 cases of a rare blood clotting condition.

Some parts of the US are more vulnerable to another hit by coronavirus. Here's why

With vaccine hesitancy still prominent in the US, CNN's Martin Savidge reports on the efforts to battle conspiracy theories and get people vaccinated for Covid-19 in Mississippi.

Oscar nominee Glenn Close is on a mission to end the stigma surrounding mental illness

Inspired by her sister's battle with bipolar disorder and her nephew's schizophrenia diagnosis, Oscar nominee Glenn Close is fighting to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Disinfecting surfaces to prevent Covid often all for show, CDC advises

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses the CDC claim that the risk of Covid-19 surface transmission is low in comparison to airborne transmission.

Johnson & Johnson said blood clots have been reported with all Covid-19 vaccines. The author of the study they cited says they're wrong.

CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen discusses a statement released by Johnson & Johnson about other coronavirus vaccines.

Quarter of Americans fully vaccinated against coronavirus, CDC says

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's Dana Bash that the United States must be prepared to respond to new variants by boosting either the current vaccine or a variant-specific vaccine.

Quarter of Americans fully vaccinated against coronavirus, CDC says

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's Dana Bash that he believes the CDC and FDA will lift the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause soon but may include "some sort of either warning or restriction."

In the race between Covid-19 vaccines and the virus, hesitancy gives dangerous variants a leg up, expert says

Dr. Anthony Fauci says it is "quite frustrating" that a large percentage of Republicans are hesitant about receiving a Covid-19 vaccine, according to a recent poll.

Other US states could see scenarios similar to the Covid-19 crisis unfolding in Michigan, expert says

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the shortage of PPE left many frontline healthcare workers painfully vulnerable. Now, the sudden mass production of PPE is adding to an already staggering amount of plastic waste in our landfills and oceans. CNN's Bill Weir reports.

Surprise conception: Woman conceives second child while carrying first

British mom Rebecca Roberts shares her story of giving birth to twins she conceived three weeks apart, a rare condition called superfetation. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has the details.

Nearly half of US states reported an increase in Covid-19 cases this week. Here's what experts say can help stop another surge

The CDC put off making any decision about the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, saying they need more information about a rare type of blood clot. CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the latest and answers your questions.

Covid-19 surge in Michigan is putting some hospitals at critical capacity levels, health care provider says

CDC vaccine advisers are meeting today to review six "rare and severe" blood clot cases among more than 6.8 million Americans who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The FDA and CDC have recommended pausing use of the vaccine while it is being reviewed.

Keeping middle seats vacant on airplanes can reduce risk of Covid-19 exposure by up to 57%, CDC study says

American Airlines is preparing to return many of its planes to the skies in anticipation of a summer travel surge. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.

CDC advisers meeting about the J&J Covid-19 vaccine. Here's what experts and state leaders say about the pause

CNN's Alexandra Field reports on the CDC and FDA's recommendation the US pause Johnson & Johnson vaccine use over blood clot concerns "out of an abundance of caution."

If you've recently had the J&J vaccine, watch for these rare symptoms, CDC says

Dr. Carlos del Rio, the executive associate dean at Emory University School of Medicine, explains why the public should not "freak out" over Johnson & Johnson's decision to call for a pause in use of their Covid-19 vaccine as rare side effects in six women are investigated.

CDC and FDA recommend US pause use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns

CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on Johnson & Johnson and the CDC announcing their recommendation to "pause" the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of an abundance of caution.

Here's what can help the US soon see a Covid-19 turnaround, Fauci says

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci about what activities he thinks are safe for Americans who are fully vaccinated, and what he personally feels comfortable doing now the he is fully vaccinated.

More than half of rural residents have received a Covid-19 vaccine or plan to, but hesitancy remains high, analysis finds

Advocates in Maine are going door-to-door in order to help combat vaccine hesitancy. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

Michigan's Covid-19 crisis could be a sign of what's to come for the US, expert says

As the US set a new single-day vaccine record with 4.6 million doses administered in a day, Michigan grapples with a rise of Covid-19 cases. CNN's Evan McMorris-Santoro reports.

As vaccinations keep rising, so do Covid-19 hospitalizations among those who aren't vaccinated

CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses new polls on overall vaccinations against Covid-19 in the US and the origins of vaccine hesitancy.

Michigan's Covid-19 crisis could be a sign of what's to come for the US, expert says

CNN's Jim Acosta talks with Dr. Jonathan Reiner of George Washington University about the coronavirus surge Michigan is experiencing, and Texas governor Greg Abbott's claim that, despite admittedly not knowing what herd immunity is, Texas is close to reaching it.

Two US counties to become testing grounds for regular at-home Covid-19 tests

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how Abbott's latest rapid antigen test works, expounding on concerns about the test's accuracy.

Wearing masks could save at least 14,000 people from Covid-19 deaths by August, model predicts

About a quarter of adults in the United States are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. But as CNN's Alexandra Field reports, health experts are focusing on younger adults who have not yet been vaccinated, as well as children, who they say are spreading coronavirus through sports and daycare.

Some Covid-19 long haulers say vaccines may be relieving their symptoms. Researchers are looking into it

Jessamyn Smyth, a Covid-19 long hauler, hopes that two Pfizer vaccine doses may be what finally delivers her from the lasting effects of a virus that wreaked chaos in her life. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine: How common are blood clots and should I be worried?

European drug regulators have confirmed a link between the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 shot and rare blood clots, as UK authorities recommended that people under 30 should take alternative vaccines.

Five states account for 43% of the country's new Covid-19 cases in the past week

CNN's Nick Watt reports that the more contagious coronavirus variant first found in the United Kingdom is now the most dominant strain in the United States.

Youth sports and other extracurriculars are spreading Covid-19, health officials say

The B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom is now the most common strain of Covid-19 in the United States, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky.

In the race to vaccinate against Covid-19, willing adults in some states may be waiting all year

President Joe Biden announced that all Americans over the age of 18 will be eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccination by April 19, earlier than the May 1 date his administration had targeted previously.

A New York woman is looking forward to the future with her family after receiving the first trachea transplant

Sonia Sein is breathing freely again after the first successful human trachea transplant repaired her airway, which was damaged after she suffered a severe asthma attack.

Another US Covid-19 surge may look different, experts say, particularly for younger people. Here's how

Experts say Covid-19 vaccinations in the US are going extremely well -- but not enough people are yet protected and the country may be at the start of another surge. The US reported a record over the weekend with more than 4 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in 24 hours, according to the CDC. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.

These are the two key things that can help curb another Covid-19 surge, Fauci says

As more and more people in the US are getting vaccinated, CNN's Jim Acosta talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci about what else Americans can be doing to help prevent another surge in coronavirus cases.

Traumatizing details of George Floyd's death were shown in court. Experts weigh in on who should -- and shouldn't -- see them

CNN's Tom Foreman takes a closer look at the wide range of videos being presented by the prosecution that capture George Floyd just before and during his interaction with Minneapolis police.

Fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk to themselves, new CDC guidance says

Pfizer said its vaccine can protect against Covid-19 for at least six months, but experts say that protection will likely last longer.

More than 11,000 cases of a troubling variant reported in the US. These states have the highest numbers

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta goes inside Pfizer's vaccine facility in Michigan to see how the company produces millions of Covid-19 vaccines.

Pfizer/BioNTech says its Covid-19 vaccine is 100% effective and well tolerated in adolescents

Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director of Texas Children's Hospital's Center for Vaccine Development says the the clinical trial results of Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine showing 100% efficacy in youths ages 12 to 15 is "pretty impressive."

Quality issue at Baltimore vaccine plant delays some of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine

Pfizer and Moderna have begun testing their vaccines on children 6 months through 11 years old. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.

CDC director says Americans may soon return to everyday activities, but 'we're not quite there yet'

Covid-19 long hauler Judy Dodd and Dr. William Li talk with CNN's Chris Cuomo about how upon receiving the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, some long hauler patients seem to have a reduction in symptoms.

As Covid-19 numbers rise, the CDC chief says she's scared about where US is headed. But it's not too late to change country's course

After announcing that the United States has surpassed 30 million cases of Covid-19, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said she had a feeling of "impending doom" about the pandemic.

Coronavirus likely spread to people from an animal -- but needs more study, new WHO report says

The WHO is scheduled to release the final report on its investigation into the origins of Covid-19. CNN has obtained a copy of the draft report ahead of its official release. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

All 50 states now have expanded or will expand Covid vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and up

President Joe Biden announced that 90% of adults will be eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine within the next three weeks while urging Americans to continue to follow the CDC guidelines and wear a mask.

What the Covid-19 war was really like in Trump's White House

Dr. Deborah Birx, former White House coronavirus response coordinator, talks with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about her experience serving in the Trump administration.

Some US states report concerning Covid-19 case increases -- and one warns the surge is already here

Disneyland and Universal Studios are among the California theme parks that are set to reopen under strict Covid-19 guidelines. At Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles, attendance will be limited to 15% capacity, and reservations are limited to California residents. CNN's Paul Vercammen reports.

Autopsy of a pandemic: 6 doctors at the center of the US Covid-19 response

Former CDC Director Robert Redfield sits down with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta to discuss the pandemic and shares his opinion about the origin of the Covid-19 virus.

US sets new daily record for number of vaccines administered, White House says

Heather Simpson had a following online due to her anti-vaccine beliefs. Now, she worries the anti-vaccine misinformation she promoted hurt other children. She explains her change of heart to CNN Business' Donie O'Sullivan.

AstraZeneca vaccine is 79% effective against symptomatic Covid-19, company says

Former Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen reacts to the results of a US-based clinical trial that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine showed 79% efficacy against symptomatic disease.

Experts say it's a tight race between coronavirus variants and vaccines in the US as air travel hits records and spring break crowds grow

Despite a massive effort by the Pentagon to promote the safety and efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines, the US military's opt-out rate for vaccinations may be far higher than the 33% figure defense officials have used publicly. CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.

A more contagious coronavirus variant is spreading across the US. Can vaccines stop it?

In an exclusive interview with CNN, BioNTech co-founder and chief medical officer Özlem Türeci talks about receiving one of Germany's highest honors, the Order of Merit. She also discusses how her company's coronavirus vaccine is effective against the UK variant and the South African variant.

Here's what experts say is needed for US to return to normal. But these barriers stand in the way

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's Chris Cuomo about his spar with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) over why Americans should wear masks after being vaccinated during a Senate hearing.

US coronavirus vaccine rollout becomes 'less messy'

President Joe Biden announced that tomorrow the US will reach 100 million vaccinations, weeks ahead of the schedule he set at the beginning of his administration.

After you're vaccinated, it's critical to keep masking up in many places (for now). Here's why

CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with former CDC director, Tom Frieden, about a recent focus group conducted by a Republican pollster consisting of vaccine-hesitant Trump voters, who spoke about why they are reluctant to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

Have European countries made a mistake in halting AstraZeneca shots? Here's what health experts say

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, FDA vaccine advisory committee member Dr. Offit explains why Spain, Germany, France and Italy have suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine and what he thinks of the decision.

Millions more Americans can now get Covid-19 vaccines, including teachers in all 50 states

CNN's John King takes a look at the vaccine numbers and state-by-state trends for coronavirus case counts in the United States.

How Meghan should, and shouldn't, influence princess play

Forget the royals - where can I get those patio chairs? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the "Brady Bunch" connection.

Here's why experts say the US may be fooled by improving Covid-19 numbers and what that means for the summer

CNN's Sanjay Gupta reflects on how the world responded to the coronavirus pandemic, one year later.

Paralyzed by a shooting, he now helps others with disabilities take control of their lives

CNN Hero Wesley Hamilton overcame many physical and emotional challenges since a gunshot left him paralyzed in 2012. He shows how a trip to a grocery store poses obstacles other shoppers may not even notice.

Paralyzed by a shooting, he now helps others with disabilities take control of their lives

At 24, Wesley Hamilton was shot, paralyzed and became "a single father in a wheelchair." His daughter inspired him to take control of his body and his mind. Today, Hamilton is using nutrition and adaptive physical training to change lives.

If vaccinations pick up while cases drop, US would be closer to being safe from another surge, Fauci says

Dr. Comilla Sasson has spent the past year traveling the US to Covid-19 hotspots. She tells CNN that the public needs to keep doing everything they can to stop coronavirus spread.

Why you should wear a face mask even if your state doesn't require it

CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen reacts to newly released CDC guidelines for individuals fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Everything old is new again: Repurposing drugs to treat Covid-19

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to a father participating in a trial examining how Fluvoxamine, an antidepressant, affects Covid-19 patients after being diagnosed with the virus.

Don't drop the masks yet. One coronavirus variant is 'increasing exponentially' as the US races to vaccinate

CNN's Randi Kaye examines the similarities and differences between the coronavirus vaccines that are currently available.

One Arizona county has so many vaccine doses, it's now able to offer them to anyone over 18

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on how Gila County in Arizona has been able to vaccinate everyone over the age of 18.

Leaders and businesses say masks are essential as Texas and Mississippi lift Covid-19 restrictions

Many states are beginning to roll back coronavirus safety measures as cases continue to rise across the US. CNN's Lucy Kafanov reports.

Alabama governor says she won't extend mask mandate past April 9

Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) says she will end the state's mask mandate on April 9th despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Fauci calls loosening Covid-19 restrictions inexplicable as variants threaten another surge

CNN's Erin Burnett and Dr. Anthony Fauci discuss the governors of Texas and Mississippi deciding to ease their coronavirus restrictions, even completely lifting mask mandates, amid the pandemic.

Experts are warning of a potential Covid-19 surge while several governors are loosening restrictions

President Joe Biden announced the US will have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for every US adult by the end of May, accelerating the timeline by two months.

'The impossible is not impossible': The push to make Covid-19 vaccines at record speed

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Sean Kirk, an executive at Emergent Biosolutions, about the manufacturing process of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine.

All our recent progress with Covid-19 could be wiped out by variants, CDC director says. 'Please stay strong'

CNN's John King goes over the current coronavirus numbers from across the nation and takes a closer look at Covid-19 cases leveling off at numbers higher than health officials would like.

Here's when the US will see a lot more vaccine doses

CNN's Natasha Chen reports on the US ramping up it's vaccination effort following the CDC's approval of Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine.

There's good Covid-19 news, including a third vaccine's approval. But don't ease up on safety measures, Fauci warns

Dr. Leana Wen explains why caution must be taken even if you've been vaccinated against Covid-19.

As FDA advisers recommend authorizing a 3rd vaccine, a Covid-19 surge hangs in the balance

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted to recommend the agency grant emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine.

Open a window to reduce virus spread, CDC tells schools

President Joe Biden's education plan aims to provide schools that serve low-income areas with more funding and pay teachers more.

FDA advisers to consider third possible Covid-19 vaccine Friday

The FDA released its analysis of a new Covid-19 vaccine created by Johnson and Johnson, saying it meets requirements for emergency use. The vaccine is less effective against moderate to severe/critical Covid-19 infections but only requires one shot, does not need to be stored by freezing, and could prevent infection without symptoms. CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your questions about the newest vaccine.

What exactly are Tiger Woods' injuries? And what might they mean for his future?

CNN's Nick Watt visits the site of Tiger Woods' car accident to show the path the car traveled after crossing over a median and two lanes.

8 ways to fall back asleep after waking in the night

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the latest medical advice on how to use exercise for better sleep.

Pfizer, Moderna, J&J pledge 240 million total Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of March

CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Almost a third of people with 'mild' Covid-19 still battle symptoms months later, study finds

A newly released study in the Journal of American Medical Association finds that 30% of participants who had Covid-19 had symptoms lasting up to nine months. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the details.

US data shows a big decline in new Covid-19 cases. Here's why it could be deceptive

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta details the process for new coronavirus vaccine trials that will be collecting data on pregnant women as well as children ages 5 to 15.

Here's how long you can wait for a second Covid-19 vaccine dose if the winter storms delay it

Severe winter storm conditions have forced vaccination centers around the country to shut down and thousands of appointments have been canceled amid widespread vaccine shipment delays. CNN's Polo Sandoval is live in New York answering your questions about how the severe weather is impacting vaccine supply.

Food and food packaging highly unlikely to spread Covid-19, experts say

A new warning from top US health officials about coronavirus variants. New reports suggest those mutations could lead to a "rapid rise" in Covid-19 cases, if Americans become complacent.

US will have to work double time to make up for Covid-19 vaccine weather delays, Fauci says

In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that Americans should continue wearing their masks and social distancing even after getting the vaccine because they can still spread coronavirus.

The first Biden-era vaccine against Covid-19 is moving toward market, but new bumps could trip up the big launch

During a CNN town hall, President Joe Biden said teachers and other school workers "should be on the list of preferred to get a vaccination."

Lowering Covid-19 cases is the best way to improve odds that vaccines will continue working, expert says

CNN's Anderson Cooper asks President Biden when he expects the country to get back to normal from the coronavirus pandemic.

More doses, fewer 'blind spots': What states say they want from the federal government on vaccines

The decline in new coronavirus cases is bringing hope that the end of pandemic is in sight, but experts say now is not the time to get complacent. CNN's Alexandra Fields reports.

Dr. Fauci shifts the timeline on when the general public will be able to get a vaccine

Vaccinating the world against Covid-19 could take years. Even with several successful vaccines on the market and many more in the pipeline, there simply aren't enough facilities around the world to make them. CNN's Anna Stewart takes a look at what's being done to boost vaccine production. 

The US just saw its lowest Covid-19 daily case count since October. But here's why experts are still worried

The US has seen a 58% decrease in new Covid-19 cases since mid-January, with 39 states reporting downward trends in new infections.

Small triumphs, some glitches as nationwide Covid-19 vaccine pharmacy program takes off

Jason Carroll is outside a Walgreens pharmacy in New Britain, Connecticut, as they begin to administer Covid-19 vaccines to the public.

Pharmacies start administering their first 1 million Covid-19 vaccine doses from federal government

Almost two months into New York City's coronavirus vaccination efforts, available data shows "staggering" ethnic and racial disparities among those receiving the doses. CNN's Laura Jarrett reports.

Covid-19 vaccines could be available to the general public in April in the United States, Fauci says

The Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and WarnerMedia partnered to release a new PSA that features some of Hollywood's most iconic characters sporting face masks.

Why the coronavirus variant in South Africa has put a damper on vaccines -- and why many are still hopeful

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, W.H.O regional director for Africa, and Angus Thomson of UNICEF discuss the study on the AstraZeneca vaccine's efficacy against the South Africa variant.

Americans' perceived risk of Covid-19 is lower than any time since October, poll finds

An expert explains why the United States has struggled to identify and stay ahead of Covid-19 mutations.

Here's where to find vaccine information in your state

Mildred Grassman's second Covid-19 vaccine appointment fell on her 100th birthday. Watch what surprise hospital staff prepared for her.

States are looking to help their vulnerable communities as vaccine distribution ramps up

More mass coronavirus vaccination sites are popping up across the country as the pandemic continues, including sports arenas like Doger Stadium in Los Angeles. CNN's Erica Hill reports.

Mask mandates can work, CDC researchers say

CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks to North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum about his decision to end the state's mask mandate during the coronavirus pandemic.

'Definitely getting better': The United States is making vaccine progress on several fronts, and experts are encouraged

The number of people hospitalized in Texas by the coronavirus reached record highs in recent weeks. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Coronavirus variant on track to become dominant in Florida and California hot spots, testing company says

CNN's Erica Hill reports that health experts are strongly encouraging people to take precaution while watching the Super Bowl and avoid large gatherings.

Can you mix vaccines? UK trial aims to find out

Helen Rees, Chair of the W.H.O. Immunization Technical Advisory Group for Africa, and Tim Harford, author of "The Data Detective", discuss vaccine nationalism.

70% to 85% of Americans need to be fully vaccinated for a return to normal, Fauci says. So far it's less than 2%

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks with Don Lemon about how many people need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus before society can "get back to normal."

Fauci urges vaccinations to stop new virus strains: 'Viruses cannot mutate if they don't replicate'

Dr. Anthony Fauci explained the importance of getting vaccinated as quickly as possible to stop the Covid-19 virus from mutating during a White House coronavirus briefing.

Covid-19 hospitalizations drop, but January has been the deadliest month of the pandemic. Here's what to expect next

During COVID-19, one in six Americans has started therapy for the first time, and anxiety, depression and suicide are on the rise. What can be done about the toll on mental health?

Maryland becomes 2nd state to report coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa

Doctors say the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, if given the green light, would be a welcome addition to the country's pandemic tool box. CNN's Athena Jones reports the big question remains as to how well the vaccines protect against the more contagious variants.

On the anniversary of Covid-19 becoming an official public health emergency, experts say it's time for a change

CNN's Omar Jimenez follows a convoy of Covid-19 vaccines on their long journey to get from the distribution point to towns in rural America.

Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is 66% effective in global trial, but 85% effective against severe disease, company says

Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses new variants of the coronavirus at a White House Covid-19 briefing and how it will affect vaccine efficacy, including the efficacy of the new Johnson & Johnson candidate.

Just as Covid-19 numbers were dropping, a concerning strain detected in South Africa is now in the US

During a CNN Global Town Hall Hosted by Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Anthony Fauci answers a viewer's question about when immunity begins after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine.

The US just marked 25 million Covid-19 cases. Now it's a race between vaccines and variants

The founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine, Art Caplan, explains to CNN's Michael Smerconish why people who are offered the Covid-19 vaccine should not attempt to turn it down for another person's benefit.

A pandemic playbook for a new year

Harvard Medical School's Dr. Abraar Karan says the US can end the Covid-19 pandemic in four weeks if everyone wears N95 masks.

Trump administration leaves Biden with 'confusing' Covid-19 vaccine numbers and states in limbo

CNN's Sara Murray reports a lack of cooperation of the Trump administration has contributed to a sense of nervousness among Joe Biden's incoming team as they take on the challenge of distributing the coronavirus vaccine.

These coronavirus variants are keeping scientists awake at night

Researchers warn South Africa's new coronavirus variant is highly contagious and spreads fast. Without widespread access to vaccines, the situation in the country could only get worse. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

More than 60% of all US Covid-19 cases were reported since Election Day. Now experts warn a variant could further fuel spread

CNN's Erica Hill reports on confusion around the amount of second doses of the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer as the CDC warns the new Covid-19 variants could accelerate the spread of Covid-19 in the US.

Expert sees 'a ray of sunshine' in Covid-19 battle, but deaths and variant cases are growing in the US

As President-elect Biden prepares to take office amid the pandemic, CNN's John King reviews the increasing Covid-19 case count in the US compared to vaccine doses administered.

How people of color can cope with Capitol riot hypocrisy

Vice President Mike Pence was closer than initially known to the violent mob at the US Capitol, according to new reporting from the Washington Post. New video from that day shows an alternate angle of rioters chasing Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman as he led them away from the Senate chambers. CNN's Evan Perez reports.

More than 90,000 Americans could die of Covid-19 in next three weeks, CDC forecast shows

About 92,000 Americans are projected to die from the coronavirus over roughly the next three weeks, according to an ensemble forecast published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CNN's Erica Hill has more.

Covid-19 vaccination plan 'not working,' former FDA official warns

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on vaccine hesitancy among some healthcare workers, a new challenge for distributing the coronavirus vaccine as cases continue to increase throughout the US.

At this rate, January will be the deadliest month of Covid-19 in the US

CNN's Natasha Chen reports from Atlanta as the state of Georgia begins its efforts to vaccinate residents older than 75 as well as healthcare workers.

'This is our most dangerous time.' Covid-19 deaths are at unprecedented levels as US cases top 22 million

CNN's Nick Watt reports that while 22 million vaccines have been distributed that less than 7 million vaccines have been administered after US has deadliest day yet of pandemic.

10 tips for talking to your kids about the attack on the US Capitol

A pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol as Congress members gathered to count Electoral Votes.

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine appears to work against mutation in new coronavirus strains, study finds

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the increasing number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the United States and explains why health experts are unsure when these numbers will peak.

US sees five deadliest days since Covid-19 pandemic's start in last two weeks

CNN's Nick Watt reports that the slower than projected coronavirus vaccine rollout will take three years for the US to reach herd immunity if we stay at this rate.

As US hits daily Covid-19 death toll record, states call in National Guard and train volunteers to help boost pace of vaccinations

Amid a devastating Covid-19 surge and with no hospital beds available, ambulance crews in LA County were given guidance not to transport patients with little chance of survival. CNN's Alisyn Camerota speaks with Dr. Jeffrey Smith, chief operating officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, about the grim instructions.

Coronavirus vaccine appointment turns into surprise marriage proposal

A paramedic and EMS supervisor at a hospital in Canton, South Dakota, turned a Covid-19 vaccination into a marriage proposal when he asked his boyfriend of five years, a nurse, to marry him.

California reports more than 45,000 new coronavirus cases as surge continues into new year

CNN's Nick Watt reports that despite Americans leaving behind 2020, the coronavirus pandemic remains and officials continue to warn tough times are ahead.

Fauci says US can return to normal by fall if it puts aside slow start and is diligent about vaccinations

CNN's Nick Valencia reports on the surge in cases of coronavirus in California as the state extends their stay-at-home orders.

Record Covid-19 hospitalizations in US could soon force health experts to ration care

CNN's Nick Watt reports that one in 1,000 Americans have died from Covid-19 and that six states are facing record coronavirus hospitalizations.

Covid-19 hospitalizations this past week were higher than ever. Now doctors predict another onslaught of patients

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks with CNN's Dana Bash about his estimated percentage of the American population that would need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 before the country reaches herd immunity, and why his range has shifted.

December is the deadliest month in the US since the coronavirus pandemic began -- and projections for January are 'nightmarish,' expert says

A Black physician said she had to beg a White doctor for remdesivir and treatment. Weeks later, she died of Covid-19.

Fauci says he will practice what he preaches this holiday season

Dr. Anthony Fauci got a special treat as he left work Wednesday. Members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad were waiting outside to serenade the good doctor ahead of his 80th birthday on Dec. 24.

US passes 1 million people vaccinated for coronavirus

Incoming CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky tells CNN's John Berman what her priorities are in the fight against coronavirus.

Genetics experts worry coronavirus vaccines might not work quite as well against UK variant

Pfizer and Moderna are testing their coronavirus vaccines to see if they work against the mutated version of the virus found in the United Kingdom and other countries, the companies said.

This Houston hospital is a perfect microcosm of how coronavirus is escalating

CNN's Miguel Marquez takes a second look at an overwhelmed Houston hospital that is struggling to manage rising Covid-19 cases, despite recent rollouts of approved coronavirus vaccines.

What does this new coronavirus strain mean for you?

Vaccines to protect against the coronavirus are finally here. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen breaks down health officials' guidance on the factors that help determine who should get one, and who shouldn't.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he doesn't want to cancel Christmas -- he just wants people to 'be more careful'

Pfizer and Moderna are testing their coronavirus vaccines to see if they work against the mutated version of the virus found in the United Kingdom and other countries, the companies said.

New coronavirus cases in US may be leveling off -- but more and more are being hospitalized and dying

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he feels fine after getting a Covid-19 vaccine and is very confident in the efficacy of the Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines.

Fauci, Collins and Azar receive their first doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, HHS Secretary Alex Azar and NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins receive their Covid-19 vaccines along with several frontline workers.

Fear could stop the coronavirus vaccine from reaching some of the people who need it most

CNN's Sara Sidner reports on the surge of coronavirus cases in California and how hospitals in the state are struggling to meet the demands for care.

States dealing with high numbers of coronavirus cases are imposing or extending health orders

UPS tractor trailer driver Todd Elble tells CNN's Laura Coates about losing his father to coronavirus and the importance of delivering vaccines during the pandemic.

Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines against UK coronavirus variant

President-elect Joe Biden received his first course of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine and said he did so to be a demonstration and in hopes "people will be prepared to get the vaccine."

Who gets Covid-19 vaccine next? Older adults and 'frontline essential workers,' CDC advisers recommend

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on who will receive the next wave of vaccinations in the US. CNN's Natasha Chen has the latest on the groups receiving vaccines in phases 1b and 1c.

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