COVID-19 in Virginia

Voters might not like Dr. Northam’s chill-pill prescription for Virginians awaiting vaccines

Here we go again, Virginia, trailing the pack at yet another critical turn in combating the global coronavirus pandemic — the rollout of the...

There’s a simple reason West Virginia leads the nation in vaccinating nursing home residents

By Tinglong DaiThe urgency of vaccinating nursing home residents is evident in the numbers. The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of more than...

Biden pledges massive vaccine surge as states struggle with confusion over dosage numbers

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Friday sketched out his proposal for overhauling the country’s slow and uneven effort to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, pledging...

Exhausted vaccine reserve could unravel plans for Phase 1b expansion in Virginia

News that the federal government has already exhausted its supply of “reserve” COVID-19 vaccines sent Virginia officials scrambling on Friday — less than 24...

Biden rolls out $1.9 trillion emergency package to battle pandemic and economic crises

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to approve a sweeping package for economic and pandemic relief with a price tag twice...

An immunologist answers three questions on COVID-19 vaccines

By Dr. William Petri  In December I was vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, which brought to mind some frequently asked questions about...

Northam directs school divisions to start making plans for reopening

Gov. Ralph Northam’s latest message to local school systems is to start thinking about reopening — and soon.“In the short term, all of our...

Feds tell states to give COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 65 and older in bid...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses...

Representatives test positive for COVID-19 after sheltering with maskless Republicans during Capitol riot

The leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said Tuesday that she has tested positive for COVID-19, and blamed Republicans who refused to wear masks...

Virginia pushes back estimate for vaccinating all residents for COVID-19

Every Virginian vaccinated by early to mid-summer?Many experts say it’s no longer likely. Gov. Ralph Northam has also readjusted earlier — and more optimistic...