Stories tagged: "COVID"


NC Gov. Roy Cooper during a December COVID briefing. States like NC have struggled to contain COVID-19 despite relatively stringent restrictions, but that might be a better reflection of population. (Image via Cooper's office)
NC Has a High COVID Death Rate Despite More Restrictions. Could Population Be the Reason?

There’s a lurking variable in states like NC that have a high COVID death rate despite more stringent restrictions.

National Guard soldiers assist by directing those arriving for vaccination appointments at Bojangles Arena in Charlotte, NC, the primary site of vaccine distribution for Mecklenburg County. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Biden Administration Sending More Doses of Vaccine to NC

NC will see an uptick in its weekly allotments of the COVID vaccine, as the disease continues to spread at high levels in the state.

The addition of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the United States' arsenal of COVID vaccines—which so far includes one each from Pfizer and Moderna—could make vaccinating large amounts of people easier, once the supply is ready. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Cohen: All 100 Counties Will Get Vaccine

After thousands of vaccination appointments were canceled this week, NC DHHS pledges to distribute vaccines to all corners of the state.

Chris Rutledge, a nurse for Samaritan’s Purse, eats lunch, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, during the only short break of her 12-hour shift inside the COVID-19 field hospital built by the Christian relief organization, in Lenoir, N.C. Caldwell Memorial Hospital asked for help from Samaritan’s Purse as cases in the North Carolina foothills skyrocketed and bed space dwindled. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
Medical Providers Fume After State Officials Divert Thousands of Vaccine Shots

NC has had a slow start with the COVID vaccine. And a recent move to divert shots to more large-scale events might short rural areas.

NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen in an October 2020 briefing with Gov. Roy Cooper. (Image via NC DPS/Treatment by Rebecca Russ)
65 Or Older? You’re Now Eligible for a Coronavirus Vaccine in NC

NC's new coronavirus plan comes with states and the federal government pushing to speed up a sluggish vaccine rollout.

The addition of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the United States' arsenal of COVID vaccines—which so far includes one each from Pfizer and Moderna—could make vaccinating large amounts of people easier, once the supply is ready. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui Trinkl/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Johnson & Johnson’s COVID Vaccine Could Be Approved Soon. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal.

If effective, Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine could quickly help large swaths of the United States develop immunity to COVID-19. That would be a game changer.

Healthcare workers will most likely be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. Image via Shutterstock; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER.
A COVID Vaccine Is Here for Some Americans. Here’s What You Need to Know.

You have questions about coronavirus vaccines? We have answers.