Farmers Can be Isolated and Unsure How to Seek Support. One State is Trying to Help.

Farmers in Wisconsin can access a 24-hour hotline, free counseling and, soon, virtual support groups. It's all part of a state-funded wellness program focused on the agricultural community.

States Plan for Large-Scale Coronavirus Vaccinations at Stadiums and Other Sites

As Covid-19 vaccines become available to broader segments of the public, states are establishing facilities where thousands of doses can be administered daily.

An Urban Hospital on the Brink vs. the Officials Sworn to Save It

Officials fear that the facility's closure will limit hospital access for about 60,000 Chicago-area residents. Inner-city hospitals often struggle with lean Medicaid payment rates.

Covid-19 Response Shows How an Informal Rule of Law Plays a Supporting Role in Society

How important are informal rules in keeping us safe? And why do people alter their behavior to follow norms when they don’t expect disobedience to be punished by authorities?

Is Your Covid Vaccine Venue Prepared to Handle Rare, Life-Threatening Reactions?

Of more than 6 million people in the U.S. who have received shots of the two new Covid vaccines, at least 29 have suffered anaphylaxis, a dangerous reaction.

Delaying Second Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Will Make Supplies Last Longer but Comes With Risks

With the vaccine rollout underway, some experts support giving a single dose to as many people as possible. Others want to vaccinate according to the protocol used during clinical trials.

In 2021, States Are Poised to Tighten Abortion Restrictions

The more conservative Supreme Court will likely embolden lawmakers to pass restrictions that could run afoul of Roe v. Wade.

Lawsuit: State Vaccination Program Should Prioritize Seniors

An 87-year-old Idaho man filed the suit, seeking to force the state to alter its Covid-19 vaccination program.

Illinois Is First in the Nation to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

Undocumented immigrants without health insurance often skip care.

Pandemic Could Hurt Home-Based Care for Kids With 24/7 Needs

“It’s horrifying, it’s inhumane, and it doesn’t make any financial sense.”

Children’s Hospitals Grapple With Wave of Mental Illness

Efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States have led to drastic changes in the way children and teens learn, play and socialize.

Kentucky Lawmakers Who Catch Covid Can Vote From Their Cars

Parking lot participation for those stricken by the virus, or quarantining because of exposure, is just one way that legislatures are adapting to the pandemic era.

Prioritizing Prisoners for Vaccines Stirs Controversy

A fifth of all state and federal inmates have been infected with COVID-19.

‘Time to Sprint:’ Concerns Grow in New York That Vaccination Effort is Lagging

The state’s governor and the mayor of New York City on Monday both recognized the need to pick up the pace.

Amid Surge in Cases, States Turn to Field Hospitals

Health care systems in many states are overwhelmed by the number of Covid-19 patients. Some states are building field hospitals or reopening ones built earlier in the pandemic.

Heading Off the Next Pandemic

Multitudes of unknown viruses, some possibly highly pathogenic, dwell in wildlife around the world.

During the Pandemic, Teachers’ Mental Health is Suffering in Ways They’ve Never Experienced

The burden is most acute for teachers who are mothers, and steering both their students and their own children through online learning.

Researchers Examining Covid Vaccine Barriers, Skepticism in Five Communities

Johns Hopkins Center for Health is overseeing the project, which researchers hope can help state and local governments address challenges in distributing the coronavirus vaccine to the general public.

A Decrease in Student Transfers Could Have Lasting Effects on Education Mobility

Transfers by college students decreased by 8%, with disproportionate impacts to minorities and community-college students, according to research from the National Student Clearinghouse.

Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us

As vaccines roll out, the U.S. will face a choice about what to learn and what to forget.