(ATLANTA) -- The number of HIV tests and people diagnosed with the virus dropped significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new federal data. The report, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at data from two commercial laboratories and found... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- With the Biden administration urging people to get both a COVID-19 booster and a flu shot as soon as possible, the White House's Dr. Ashish Jha said Sunday that updated vaccinations will help people "move on" from the pandemic. "It's been, obviously, a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Drug overdose deaths in New York state spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from the state comptroller's office. The analysis, published Tuesday, found that fatalities surged by 68% between 2019 and 2021. Additionally, the more than 5,800 deaths statewide from... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Math scores among fourth and eighth grade students across the country experienced their largest decline in decades, according to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the "Nation’s Report Card." Peggy Carr, commissioner of the National Center for... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The pandemic has taken a toll on all Americans' mental health, but now, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 1 in 3 high school teens dealt with poor mental health during the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- College enrollment in the United States fell for the third consecutive year, deepening the woes endured by universities nationwide since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a report released on Thursday showed. However, the pace of the decline in enrollment slowed this... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Across the country, reports have been surfacing of people having difficulty obtaining their prescription for Adderall, a medication that can treat ADHD. Brad Mielke, the host of ABC News’ "Start Here" podcast, who shared that he has an ADHD diagnosis, said he... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky became the latest American to receive the new bivalent COVID-19 booster shot on Thursday, telling ABC News that, thus far, "millions" of Americans have now gotten an updated vaccine. "There have... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden's contention in a recent interview that the "pandemic is over" is complicating Senate Democrats' efforts to secure needed Republican support for COVID-19 relief funding that had been requested by Biden's administration. "COVID is not over," Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden turned heads Sunday night when he declared the COVID-19 pandemic is "over" even while stating the United States is still having a "problem" with the virus. "The pandemic is over," he said during an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes." Biden continued,... Read More.
County Executive Dave Somers announced the County’s $1.8 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) investment to support youth and family resource hubs. The County invests in eight brick-and-mortar resource hubs, including a mix of certified Family Resource Centers. In 2022, these hubs have helped... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Homeschooling, once a relatively niche form of education that has been growing steadily in the past decades, has seen a big uptick due to the COVID-19 pandemic with Black families adopting the practice at a notably high rate. During the pandemic, the... Read More.