The death rates — posted online this week by federal health authorities — add to the growing body of evidence that the number of lives lost directly or indirectly to the coronavirus in the U.S. is far greater than the officially reported COVID-19 death toll of nearly 600,000 in 2020-21.
Dr. Bill Petri has been working at the University of Virginia since he was 20 years old. His dedication to helping the community through the coronavirus pandemic is now being recognized by the university.
Envoys from World Trade Organization member nations are taking up a proposal to ease patents and other intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to help developing countries fight the pandemic.
Health authorities are trying to determine whether heart inflammation that can occur along with many types of infections could also be a rare side effect in teens after the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
As of June 3, nearly 68 percent of Virginia’s adults 18 and older have gotten at least one shot, according to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), but numbers are lower in the Valley where VDH is reporting 35 to 55 percent of people have at least one dose of the vaccine.
The International Olympic Committee says more than 80% of athletes and staff staying in the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay will be vaccinated — and they are expected to remain largely in a bubble at the village and venues.
James Madison University announced Thursday their COVID-19 vaccine guidelines for students returning to campus in the fall, but some members of the JMU community have split opinions on the vaccine requirements.
More than 2.7 million adults signed up for the $1 million prize and more than 104,000 children ages 12 to 17 entered the drawing for the college scholarship, which includes tuition, room and board, and books.
James Madison University announced Thursday, May 27, that students will be required to provide verification that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus for the Fall 2021 semester.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to 406,000, a new pandemic low and more evidence that the job market is strengthening as the virus wanes and the economy further reopens.
The goal is having about 75 percent of the Commonwealth fully vaccinated to reach herd immunity. The Virginia Department of Health reports around 54 percent of adults are fully vaccinated in the Commonwealth.
The Justice Department announced charges Wednesday against more than a dozen people from Florida to California in a series of Medicare scams that exploited coronavirus fears to bill tens of millions of dollars in bogus claims.