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Cooper tests positive for Covid
Cooper’s Bout With COVID Offers Yet Another Reminder of How Effective Vaccines Are

Vaccines remain the best weapon against severe illness and are now available for children 6 months and older.

North Carolina is home to Fayetteville’s Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the nation with 53,700 active-duty troops. Back in December 2021, 96% of soldiers at Fort Bragg had met the Army’s vaccination deadline, but at least 350 outright refused the shot. (Filip Andrejevic/Unsplash)
Army Prepares to Kick Out COVID-19 Vaccine Refusers

Roughly 97% of all Army soldiers are at least partially vaccinated. But the military service has issued official reprimands to more than 3,000 soldiers, who amid the rising Covid cases, could pose a health risk to the rest of the force.

A Nevada woman hands back a nose swab after administering herself a COVID-19 test during a preview of a testing site in North Las Vegas, Nev. (Image via AP Photo/John Locher, File)
At-Home Testing Just Got Easier, and More in NC COVID News

NC hospitals fill up with COVID patients, as federal officials reveal their plan to increase availability of at-home tests.

Healthcare workers process COVID1-9 rapid antigen tests at a testing site Thursday. Last week North Carolina broke single-day records for COVID-19 cases three days running, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services, topping out at 19,620. Friday, the state reported 28,474 new cases. (Jae C. Hong/AP Photo)
Latest Omicron News Is Giving North Carolina Deja Vu

North Carolina is seeing a huge spike of Omicron variant infections, risking staffing shortages at hospitals and schools.

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The CDC Approved COVID Vaccine Boosters. Here’s How to Get One in NC.

NC officials are preparing to roll out vaccine boosters in the state, now that the CDC has approved the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson versions for fully vaccinated people.

Despite having asthma, Micah McClain was among the estimated 11% of Mecklenburg County residents that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers vaccine hesitant. Since contracting the virus and developing blood clots in his lungs, he wishes he would have followed experts' advice. 'If getting vaccinated would have prevented me from going to the hospital and dealing with what I had to deal with, I would have gotten vaccinated.'
I Said They’d Have to Vaccinate Me at Gunpoint. Then I Contracted Delta.

An estimated 11% of Mecklenburg County adults are vaccine hesitant. Micah McClain was among them until contracting COVID. He has a message for others.

A vaccination clinic in Wake County this week (Pool photo by Robert Willett/News & Observer)
Masks Can Come Off in Most Places in NC, Gov. Cooper Announces

Gov. Roy Cooper rolled back many of the pandemic restrictions, while calling on unvaccinated people to wear masks until they get their shots.