‘This is arrogance’ lawmaker says of West Virginia’s school vaccine laws 

BY: - October 18, 2023

A legislative meeting got heated Tuesday afternoon as Republican members of the Joint Committee on Children and Families questioned a state health official about the state’s process to determine whether school students are granted medical exemptions to vaccine mandates. West Virginia is one of five states that allows only medical exemptions — not religious or […]


Long COVID isolates sick people and their loved ones

BY: - September 28, 2023

My girlfriend’s idea felt brilliant to me: Put out a call on Facebook for COVID-cautious people in our area to rent a theater together. We could watch the Barbie movie while wearing high-quality masks to keep each other safe. The plan turned out to be quixotic. No one responded to Sarah’s request. She scrolled through […]

Marsh: West Virginia sees small uptick in COVID illness

BY: - August 25, 2023

Waning vaccine immunity and new variants of the disease are contributing to a recent small uptick in COVID-19 related illness in the United States, the physician who led West Virginia’s pandemic response said. West Virginia and the rest of the country has seen a small increase in of COVID-19 related hospitalizations lately, Dr. Clay Marsh, […]

Next generation of COVID-19 vaccines and therapies gets a $1.4 billion boost

BY: - August 24, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday announced a $1.4 billion investment in developing the so-called next generation of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O’Connell made the announcement, saying the funding is part of the $5 billion program they hope will […]