It may feel as though COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being lifted across the nation, but the rise of new variants continues to climb and present great challenges for getting the pandemic under control.

Chris Paul is in the league's COVID-19 protocol "indefinitely" in the middle of a major playoffs run, prompting NBA fans to wonder if the Phoenix Suns' star point guard is fully vaccinated.


Racial and ethnic minority communities that lack internet access have been left behind in the race to get a COVID-19 vaccine. For the almost 13.8 million older adults in the U.S. who live alone, asking for help may not be an option.


Vaccine distribution is not keeping up with the impact of COVID-19 on Black and other communities of color.

An increasing number of reports indicate that rich white people are using their wealth and prestige to secure doses of the coronavirus vaccines by traveling to Black and brown neighborhoods, where the immunizations are needed most.

Dr. Armen Henderson, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Miami and internal medicine physician, discusses the coronavirus vaccine through a Black lens.


From speaking out about racial disparities in our health care system and even participating in a COVID-19 vaccine trial, Dr. April Lockley is focused on ensuring that Black people have access to safe, effective, medically-proven treatment.

Parts of Europe were in full panic mode as public health officials there reported what seemed to be the U.K. outbreak of a new mutant strain of Covid-19 that is described as being exponentially more contagious.


Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a public health pediatrician whose research exposed the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, answers questions about the vaccine and allergies, and when kids might be able to get the vaccine.


One of the vaccines being developed has been shown to be close to 95% effective. But no vaccine will be nearly that effective in reality if people refuse to take it.

It was already pretty established that Black and brown folks were leery of being inoculated with the coronavirus vaccine, but the results of a new survey have resoundingly underscored that truth.

As Black people disproportionately suffer from Covid-19, there are lingering questions about the distribution process that will determine who gets the coronavirus vaccine first.