By: Sharon Pruitt-Young "I shouldn't have waited." In the final video posted on her TikTok account, Megan Alexandra Blankenbiller pleaded with her followers not to make the same mistake she did — waiting to get the COVID-19 vaccine — that eventually cost her her life. Megan Alexandra Blankenbiller became sick before she was able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. She spent … [Read more...] about Before Dying, An Unvaccinated TikTok User Begged Others Not to Repeat Her Mistake
The delta variant is everywhere. Here's how well experts feel the vaccines and our immunity are working against it right now. By Julia Ries If you’ve been out and about living your life since being fully vaccinated, you might be curious if you’ve come in contact with the coronavirus. Could you be one of the lucky ones who had an asymptomatic infection? Or, is there … [Read more...] about What Are The Odds You’ve Been Exposed To COVID And Just Didn’t Get Sick?
BY Shannon Rae Green On this episode of 5 Things: With schools starting in-person, teachers and community leaders are on an unprecedented quest to find missing students who stopped attending school due to the pandemic. USA TODAY reporters Erin Richards and Alia Wong talk with 5 Things host Shannon Rae Green about how educators are reconnecting with students to ensure … [Read more...] about Amid COVID, thousands of students remain absent from classes this school year
Phil Valentine's death comes a month after it was announced that he had been hospitalized due to COVID-19 By Nicholas Rice Phil Valentine, a conservative radio talk show host who changed his mind about refusing the COVID-19 vaccine after contracting the virus, has died after a battle with COVID-19. He was 61. Nashville radio station WWTN — home of … [Read more...] about Conservative Radio Host Phil Valentine, Who Regretted Vaccine Skepticism, Dead After COVID Battle
Jackson, 79, is vaccinated against the virus and received his first dose in January during a publicized event as he urged others to receive the inoculation as soon as possible. The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a famed civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate, and his wife have been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a statement … [Read more...] about Rev. Jesse Jackson and Wife Jacqueline Hospitalized for COVID-19