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Make no mistake: The vaccines currently being rolled out across the U.S. offer strong protection. But new studies of experimental updates to the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines mark a critical first step toward an alternative if the virus eventually outsmarts today's shots.
People are frustrated because this has been going on for over a year and yet continue to hear warnings that social distancing, masks and other restrictions will remain necessary — according to the experts — even after people have been vaccinated.
New research from the CDC confirms COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in 2020, knocking suicide out of the top 10 reasons people died across the United States last year.
Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall.
As many adults in South Carolina still struggle to find COVID-19 vaccine appointments, the state health department is sticking to a methodical but slower approach of sending vaccines in small quantities to the state's rural areas.
The March 26 announcement opening access to all adults comes as the supply of COVID-19 vaccines is catching up with demand for the potentially life-saving shot.
You might be eligible for a vaccine, but if you don't have an appointment yet, the fact that you're allowed to get one doesn't mean the process will be easy.
South Carolina's vaccine providers will start getting a reliable number of weekly doses, hopefully putting an end to canceled appointments, public health officials said.
The city of Charleston has extended its coronavirus emergency order and mask mandate for public spaces until April 14. And as the state moves into its next phase of eligibility, many hospitals report availability is varied and there's continued struggle with inconsistent deliveries.