Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect women’s menstrual cycles? Here’s what we know

Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect women’s menstrual cycles? Here’s what we know

(NEW YORK) -- Some women are describing temporary changes in their menstrual cycles after taking a COVID-19 vaccine, experts in the medical community are reporting. With nearly 30% of U.S. adults fully vaccinated, scientists and doctors still don't know why -- or even if -- vaccines might impact menstruation. However,…
Half of Americans over 18 have received at least one vaccine shot: CDC

Half of Americans over 18 have received at least one vaccine shot: CDC

(NEW YORK) -- Half of Americans over 18 have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot, according to data released Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were close to 130 million adults in the country who received one shot, roughly 50.4% of the over-18 population, the…
Philadelphia police lose 24-year veteran, father of 3 to COVID-19

Philadelphia police lose 24-year veteran, father of 3 to COVID-19

(NEW YORK) -- COVID-19 has taken the lives of more than 565,000 Americans and counting. Those we've lost come from all backgrounds and include the very people -- first responders and medical staff -- who have been working on the front lines. But the virus has also highlighted the disparities…
Mom warns COVID-19 is still ‘serious’ as her 1-year-old fights the virus

Mom warns COVID-19 is still ‘serious’ as her 1-year-old fights the virus

(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- As COVID-19 vaccines have rolled out and the world begins to slowly reopen, a Michigan mother is encouraging others to continue living with caution as her child fights the virus. "This is serious and it's killing people," Andrea Bell told Good Morning America. "Maybe you're not…
Prisons postpone vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson shots paused

Prisons postpone vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson shots paused

(NEW YORK) -- The Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause, likely to last another seven to 10 days while a federal advisory committee evaluates a possible link to a rare but severe blood clotting disorder, may deal a blow to vulnerable populations -- the homebound, homeless and incarcerated among them --…
How environmental racism continues to affect communities of color

How environmental racism continues to affect communities of color

(NEW YORK) -- Shaina Oliver's asthma flares up on cold days. Her kids can't play outside, often due to the heavy air pollution surrounding their community. "It becomes a burden because you have to buy more air filters for each room," she said. "And it's not really possible for everybody…