Coronavirus and the Classroom

LOCAL COVERAGE

  Madison County Schools facing more teacher resignations, retirements than usual

  Huntsville, Madison County School graduation plans

  Alabama Literacy Act one step closer to being put on hold

  Concerns over newly approved FAFSA graduation requirement

Dave Weis, the President of the Madison County Board of Education, said he see this FAFSA mandate as government overreach.

MORE COVERAGE

  Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

  Moderna seeks COVID vaccine approval for kids 12-17

Moderna has asked the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of its vaccine for children 12-17.
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  Novavax: Large study finds COVID-19 shot about 90% effective

While demand for COVID-19 shots in the U.S. has dropped off dramatically, the need for more vaccines around the world remains critical.
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  Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

Educators are also bracing for many students to be less prepared than usual due to lower preschool attendance rates.
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  Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

It was the first time in 15 months that the number of security screenings has surpassed 2 million in a single day.
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  Unvaccinated teens marked by numbers at NH high school prom

The school principal says the system helped students enjoy "a close to normal" prom, and details of the plan were provided well in advance.
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  Pediatricians update COVID guidelines for kids in sports

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, everyone eligible, ages 12 and up, should get vaccinated.
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  Moderna seeks COVID vaccine approval for kids 12-17

Moderna has asked the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of its vaccine for children 12-17.
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  US extends expiration dates for J&J COVID vaccine by 6 weeks

Johnson & Johnson says the expiration date for its COVID-19 vaccine has been extended an extra six weeks after a safety review.
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  US unemployment claims fall to 376,000, sixth straight drop

Businesses are reopening rapidly as the rollout of vaccines allows Americans to feel more comfortable returning to restaurants, bars and shops.
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  J&J working to extend shelf life of COVID-19 vaccine as millions approach expiration

Currently, the vaccine can be stored up to three months at refrigerator temperatures.
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  COVID Delta variant sparks major concerns in US

The Delta variant appears to be more contagious and may cause severe disease compared to other strains.
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  US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID-19

The death rates — posted online this week by federal health authorities — add to the growing body of evidence that the number of lives lost directly or indirectly to the coronavirus in the U.S. is far greater than the officially reported COVID-19 death toll of nearly 600,000 in 2020-21.
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How clean is your hotel?

Most hotels have adopted commonly accepted safety procedures while stepping up their sanitation practices, making the TV remote cleaner than ever before.
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  EXPLAINER: The US investigation into COVID-19 origins

Here's a look at what is known about the U.S. investigation of the virus.
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  Carnival cruises to welcome vaccinated passengers at Texas port in July

Carnival confirmed it’s planning to set sail in less than four weeks.
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  US increasingly unlikely to meet Biden’s July 4 vax goal

For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks.
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  Pfizer launches vaccine trial for children 11 and younger

Pfizer plans to enroll up to 4,500 kids in the United States, Finland, Poland, and Spain.
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  WTO panel considers easing protections on COVID-19 vaccines

Envoys from World Trade Organization member nations are taking up a proposal to ease patents and other intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to help developing countries fight the pandemic.
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  CDC report renews calls for young people to get COVID-19 vaccine

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is renewing calls to get eligible young Americans vaccinated against COVID-19.
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ADPH: More than 546K COVID-19 cases as vaccination distribution expands

There’s no way of telling how many cases will be confirmed in Alabama, but the state began taking precautions on Friday, March 13, 2020.
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33% of Alabamians have at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine; ADPH pushes for more

While the number of COVID-19 cases are down across the state, the Alabama Department of Public Health still says not enough Alabamians are vaccinated.