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America’s Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID Vaccine

Vaccines engineered to protect the public from influenza, hepatitis B, tetanus and rabies are less effective for obese people, leaving them more vulnerable to serious illness. As scientists race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, experts say obesity could prove an impediment — a sobering prospect for a nation in which nearly half of all adults are obese.


Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19

Harvard research shows minorities are most likely to report inadequate PPE and to work with COVID-positive patients.

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With Caveats, Hopeful News for Preschools Planning Young Kids’ Return

Hundreds of thousands of essential workers have kept their kids in day care during the pandemic out of necessity and, so far, these centers haven’t been big disease spreaders. But the evidence remains incomplete.

Pandemic's Bumps and Backlash Shape Montana Race Poised to Steer US Senate

Gov. Steve Bullock’s response to the pandemic has helped raise his profile as he challenges incumbent Republican Sen. Steve Daines. But it also complicates the campaign as the state sees a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and voters question some of the governor’s actions.

Missouri Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion Despite GOP Resistance

Missouri is the sixth state to use a ballot initiative to extend Medicaid eligibility. Most of the remaining states that have not expanded Medicaid are Republican-leaning states in the South.

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Bill Of The Month

This investigation by KHN and NPR dissects and explains your medical bills every month.

In The Line Of Fire

In The Line Of Fire

Less-lethal weapons blind, maim and kill. Victims say enough is enough.

Lost On The Frontline

Workers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear. Some Still Died.


Yoga Co-Op Seeks to Diversify Yoga to Heal Racialized Trauma

In dealing with her son’s violent murder, fear over the coronavirus pandemic and the stress of coping with systemic racism, Beverly Grant has found strength and peace through yoga.

Lost On The Frontline

A collaboration between The Guardian and KHN that aims to document the lives of health care workers in the U.S. who die from COVID-19.


PolitiFact and KHN team up to truth-squad health care claims made by politicians and policymakers leading up to the 2020 election.

Look Up Your Hospital

Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?

Underfunded And Under Threat

Hollowed-out public health system faces more cuts amid virus.

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