Health


Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine Is Effective Against Key Mutation, New Study Finds

The encouraging news comes the same day the US recorded 4,085 deaths from COVID-19, setting a grim, new single-day record.

Why Won't Virginia Businesses All Pay for Sick Leave?
Pandemic Slowed Push for Paid Sick Leave in Virginia

RICHMOND- With COVID-19 cases on the rise, it's more important than ever that people stay home from work.

Rough looking man sitting on bench, bundled up, sleeping.
Can You Keep a Warming Center Open in a Pandemic? Southern Virginia Officials Say Yes.

MARTINSVILLE-Can you keep a homeless shelter running in a pandemic?

Dr. Steven Zeichner, part of UVA's team working on a COVID-19 vaccine, warned against speeding up the process for the sake of politics.
When Will Virginia’s Long-Term Care Facilities Get Vaccinated?

RICHMOND-It’ll take another month to fully vaccinate all residents and staff at Virginia’s long-term care facilities.

Emily Boucher, a nurse in Abingdon, became the first person in Virginia's Appalachian region to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo courtesy of Ballad Health.
What’s The Holdup? Virginia Lags Behind Federal Vaccination Targets

RICHMOND-It's going to take longer than expected to fully vaccinate everyone in Virginia's Phase I plan.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Used to Help PTSD Patients
A Natural Remedy: Virginia Veteran Helps People Deal With PTSD

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Robert Beckman is a man of many titles.