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What the Slowing Vaccine Rates Mean for One Rural Montana County

KALISPELL, Mont. — The covid vaccination operation at the Flathead County fairgrounds can dole out 1,000 doses in seven hours. But demand has plummeted recently, down to fewer than 70 requests for the...

The global impact of coronavirus on births and fertility rates | COVID-19 Special

Some had predicted a babyboom during lockdown. But initial research suggests birth rates have fallen. Scientists say the data collected point to a 15 percent drop in birth rates in the United States i...

Can Vaccination and Infection Rates Add Up to Reach Covid Herd Immunity?

It’s been a long, dark winter of covid concerns, stoked by high post-holiday case counts and the American death tally exceeding 530,000 lives lost. But with three vaccines — Pfizer-BioNTech, Mod...

High Obesity Rates in Southern States Magnify Covid Threat

In January, as Mississippi health officials planned for their incoming shipments of covid-19 vaccine, they assessed the state’s most vulnerable: health care workers, of course, and elderly peopl...

What Childhood Vaccine Rates Can, and Can’t, Teach Us About Covid Vaccines

Polls show Americans are increasingly interested in getting vaccinated against covid-19, but such surveys are largely national, leaving a big question: When the vaccines become available to the genera...