Friday, February 12, 2021

Pandemic roundup: anxiety and depression skyrocketing, why reopening restaurants is a terrible idea, and more

Here's a roundup of some of the pandemic and vaccine-related news stories we've seen this week:

Millions of counterfeit N95 masks have been distributed to health-care workers. Read more here.

A sluggish vaccination program could delay a return to normal and invite vaccine-resistant coronavirus variants to emerge. Read more here.

Many rural clinics are having a hard time coping with the increased demands of mass vaccinations. Read more here.

What if we never reach herd immunity? Vaccines can still help. Read more here.

Why re-opening restaurants is a terrible idea. Read more here.

South Texas lawmakers want a vaccine hub for underserved rural border communities. Read more here.

Online vaccination signups cater to the tech-savvy, leaving out many. Read more here.

Depression and anxiety have skyrocketed during the pandemic. Read more here.

Snug-fitting and double-layered masks can help reduce coronavirus transmission. Read more here.

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