COVID-19

WASHINGTON — More than 70 million Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine — and along with that shot, a small paper card with the CDC’s label detailing the timing and manufacturer of the dose.Those paper cards at the moment are the only proof readily...
All of Virginia has entered Phase 1b of the state’s vaccine rollout — a category that includes essential workers with some of the highest risk of contracting COVID-19. But three months after Virginia received its first shipments, some health districts say they’re still in the planning phases of reaching out...
Bonnie Hamilton had wanted a COVID-19 vaccine for weeks. The Henrico resident, currently pregnant with twins, said she pre-registered with her local health department as soon as officials introduced the sign-up form. She confirmed her information when Virginia launched its centralized system and browsed the news to stay up-to-date...
Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver assured me this week that the death of Drene Keyes of Gloucester, just a few hours after she got a COVID-19 vaccination, was properly investigated by the state — even if there wasn’t a full autopsy.“When a medical examiner takes on a case,...
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is directing states to make all adults eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1, according to a White House memo ahead of his first primetime address Thursday evening.Biden’s COVID-19 advisers are projecting that enough Americans in priority groups will be able to access the...
WASHINGTON — A sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk after the U.S. House passed the latest pandemic relief measure Wednesday on a party-line vote.The massive bill includes a new round of $1,400 direct checks for many Americans, as well as an extension of...
Virginia health officials might abandon PrepMod, a nearly $750,000 software system for scheduling, tracking and reporting COVID-19 vaccinations.Dr. Danny Avula, the state’s vaccine coordinator, said PrepMod’s developers have been unable to fix recurring problems with the system, which have left it unworkable for many local health departments. State leaders...
The U.S. Senate passed President Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion stimulus plan Saturday afternoon after wrangling over an amendment to trim unemployment benefits derailed the bill's passage for nearly an entire day.The Senate version, which does not include a federal minimum wage hike and puts limits on the funding...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to begin debate on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, after drafting a number of revisions that, among other changes, tweak the aid intended for state and local governments.The legislation approved in the House outlines $350 billion in direct aid to...
The Virginia Department of Health announced Thursday that a child in central Virginia died from COVID-19-related complications.It's the state's first COVID-19 death of a child under the age of 10.In September, the department reported that "an adolescent resident in the Southside Health District” — which includes Boydton, Lawrenceville, and...