Vaccinations help protect families: National Institutes of Health

Vaccinations help protect families: National Institutes of Health

(NEW YORK) -- Getting a COVID-19 vaccine isn't just about protecting yourself, it goes a long way toward protecting your family, according to a new blog post by the director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Francis Collins also noted in his Tuesday post that the data shows adults…
Why breakthrough COVID deaths can be misunderstood

Why breakthrough COVID deaths can be misunderstood

(NEW YORK) -- The death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell due to COVID-19 complications has sparked conversations about breakthrough deaths among vaccinated individuals. It would be inaccurate, however, to jump to any conclusions about vaccine effectiveness from a single breakthrough death such as Powell's, who was 84 years…
J&J recipients should ‘feel good’ about booster recommendation: Fauci

J&J recipients should ‘feel good’ about booster recommendation: Fauci

(WASHINGTON) -- Recipients of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine should not be concerned about the shot's lower efficacy now that boosters have been recommended, White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci told ABC This Week co-anchor Martha Raddatz. "I think that they should feel good about it…
Mom diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant

Mom diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant

(CHANNAHON, Ill.) -- Christine Kump, of Channahon, Illinois, was newly pregnant with her second child late last year when she felt a lump in her breast. She said it was in the same spot as a lump she had developed when she breastfed her now 3-year-old daughter, so she brushed…
Dad walking 1,200 miles to fund research for daughter’s treatment

Dad walking 1,200 miles to fund research for daughter’s treatment

(NEW YORK) -- One dad is going the extra mile for his daughter -- literally. Chris Brannigan, 41, from England, is currently walking 1,200 miles barefoot from Maine to North Carolina in order to fund research on gene therapy for his daughter Hasti, 9, who has a rare genetic disorder…
Double amputee beats breast cancer diagnosis

Double amputee beats breast cancer diagnosis

(NEW YORK) -- Even before her stage two breast cancer diagnosis in 2020, Yvonne Llanes knew her strength -- and her community. Llanes, who was first introduced to "World News Tonight" in 2017, had lost both of her legs nearly 16 years ago in a freak accident. For a decade,…
US regulators weigh whether people can mix COVID booster shots

US regulators weigh whether people can mix COVID booster shots

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. regulators are considering revising the rules for COVID-19 vaccines to allow people to opt for a different type of shot for their booster than what they originally received, a move that would enable people who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to receive the Moderna or Pfizer…