(NEW YORK) — As many parents wait for COVID-19 vaccines to be authorized for children younger than 12, doctors increasingly are alarmed at the rising number of kids who are missing routine vaccinations -- a trend that's had a domino effect from last year,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — Misinformation – false information spread regardless of intent – is rampant across popular social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Most speech, whether true or false, is protected under the U.S. legal system. But questions about inaccurate information, spread maliciously or not, and... Read More.
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Sky-high COVID-19 positivity rates at schools in Austin, Texas, have local health officials on edge.In Travis County, where Austin is located, the COVID-19 testing positivity rate is 20.2% at high schools,... Read More.
By MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News(NEWARK, Del.) -- President-elect Joe Biden received his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, joining a list of high-profile politicians vaccinated in front of cameras to help build confidence in the vaccine across the... Read More.
By BENJAMIN SIEGEL and SOO RIN KIM, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- When President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his national security team on Tuesday, there were several noticeable absences, including a nominee to lead the Department of Defense.Michele Flournoy, a leading... Read More.
By DR. ALEXANDRIA LAMBERT, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A growing chorus of experts is calling on Russian scientists to explain potential discrepancies in the data supporting the country's COVID-19 vaccine, dubbed Sputnik V.Russia was the first country to... Read More.
By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Educator. Advocate. Mom.Those are words that come to mind when one speaks with Michelle Parelleo, a New Jersey mom-turned-special needs advocate, who sprang into action earlier this year when COVID-19 shuttered... Read More.
BY: ABBY CRUZ, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) -- Amid the fallout from comments by former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden about a lack of diversity of thought and heritage within the African American community, some worry that a pattern of... Read More.
By SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- August Plock, a high school social studies teacher in Pflugerville, Texas, said he is slated to be back in the classroom on Aug. 13. But as new COVID-19 cases surge in the state,... Read More.
By DR. MARK ABDELMALEK, OLIVIA RUBIN, KAYLEE HARTUNG and ROBERT ZEPEDA, ABC News(PHOENIX) -- Hospitals in Arizona are seeing an intense wave of new coronavirus cases, doctors at the Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix told ABC News on Monday,... Read More.
By LAURA ROMERO and OLIVIA RUBIN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Heather Adams, a rising junior at American University, recently came to terms with a new reality: she won’t be heading back to campus in Washington, D.C. this fall. Though her... Read More.