COVID-19 in Virginia

Troubled Maryland plant told to toss part of the J&J vaccine ingredient it manufactured

WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators have instructed Maryland’s Emergent BioSolutions to scrap some batches of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine substance manufactured at the...

Deaths rose in Virginia’s mental hospitals last year, but COVID-19 wasn’t the prime culprit

Like many congregate facilities, Virginia’s state-run mental hospitals reported an increase in deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. But the “vast majority” of those deaths...

Virginia has invested more than $20 million in vaccine outreach. But demand is still...

On a warm day in May, Garry Wakely strode vigorously down the streets of downtown Bristol, Virginia, stopping just short of flat-out run.  In...

There’s an easy fix for complaints about a labor shortage. Cutting benefits isn’t it....

Prescriptions for getting Virginia back to work, written by two business leaders from Hampton Roads, are so tone deaf and offensive that I wondered...

‘Get a shot and have a beer’: Biden touts free brew, pro sports tickets...

WASHINGTON — Free child care during COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Late-night appointment slots on Fridays. And free beer for everybody over 21 if President Joe Biden’s vaccination...

Drugs continued to flow into Virginia prisons amid pandemic, raising concerns about corrupt staff

For years, prison officials in Virginia have focused on visitors as they sought to crack down on the flow of drugs and contraband to...

Congressional Republicans urge State Department to declassify documents related to the origins of the...

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee are pushing for Secretary of State Antony Blinken to declassify documents from a...

One of Virginia’s largest foster agencies is seeing a steep decline in interest from...

The number of children in foster care across Virginia has remained relatively stable throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But one of the state’s largest private...

Not one usable vaccine so far out of Baltimore plant with multi-million-dollar federal contract

WASHINGTON — Angry U.S. House Democrats on Wednesday had one key question as they grilled executives of a Maryland biotech manufacturer forced to dump...

Beer, doughnuts and a $1 million lottery – how vaccine incentives and other behavioral...

By Isabelle Brocas, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences A growing number of states, cities and companies are offering incentives to encourage people...