What to know about FEMA vaccination sites amid COVID-19 pandemic

What to know about FEMA vaccination sites amid COVID-19 pandemic

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Appointments at a federally run vaccination hub at Chicago's United Center opened on Thursday, with the first shots there scheduled to be given next week. It will be the first site in Cook County to offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against…
A year of COVID-19: What was going on in the US in March 2020

A year of COVID-19: What was going on in the US in March 2020

By IVAN PEREIRA and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. would never be the same after March 2020.While the novel coronavirus had been in the country for at least a month, in March cases began to jump at alarming rates as did the hospitalizations and deaths. Former…
Which states have dropped mask mandates and why

Which states have dropped mask mandates and why

By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Five states -- Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana and North Dakota -- have ended, or soon will end, statewide mask mandates, despite the looming threat of COVID-19 and highly transmissible variants.They're joining 11 other states -- Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma,…
New Google COVID-19 database could hold key to disease’s mysteries

New Google COVID-19 database could hold key to disease’s mysteries

By DR. MAIA OU, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 still puzzles researchers, but the public release of a new database may help scientists solve some of the mysteries lingering around this devastating disease.An international team of researchers from institutions including Boston Children's Hospital and…
Four former surgeons general join call for ‘National Vaccine Day’

Four former surgeons general join call for ‘National Vaccine Day’

By ZOE MAGEE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Four former surgeons general are joining a campaign calling for a National Vaccine Day to "focus our nation's attention on the importance of vaccination."In a letter exclusively obtained by ABC News, the doctors call on President Joe Biden to consider enacting the…