Booster Shots Are Coming. Here's How To Figure Out If You Need One

For the past several weeks, Dr. Boghuma Titanji has been swamped with questions about COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Even the experts seem confused, she says. "I'm even getting questions from my colleagues, who are doctors, asking me, 'What should I do?' " says the infectious disease specialist at Emory University. The messaging from public health officials has flip-flopped so much, she says, that it has created a mess. "How is anyone supposed to navigate all this information?" Titanji says. "It...

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Coronavirus Live Updates

Updated September 23, 2021 at 5:14 PM ET

Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended a third dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for people 65 and older as well as others at a high risk of severe illness.

On a recent Monday morning, a group of preschoolers filed into the gymnasium at Hillside School in the west Chicago suburbs. These 4- and 5-year-olds were the first of more than 200 students to get tested for the coronavirus that day — and every Monday — for the foreseeable future.

At the front of the line, a girl in a unicorn headband and sparkly pink skirt clutched a plastic zip-top bag with her name on it. She pulled out a plastic tube with a small funnel attached, and Hillside Superintendent Kevin Suchinski then led her to a spot marked off with red tape.

When Pam Goble first heard that President Biden was mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for health care workers, she had one thought: It's about time.

Goble is owner and CEO of Ability HomeCare, a pediatric home health care agency serving 900 children in San Antonio, Texas.

Of her 261 nurses and therapists, 56 have declined to get the vaccine.

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Harrisonburg, VA – Remember the children's story about the Little Red Hen who got so tired of waiting for her friends to help make bread that she went ahead and did it herself? Well, about six years ago similar feelings of frustration with America's gas guzzling tendencies galvanized a group of concerned Harrisonburg residents into voluntarily taxing their own gas consumption.

Charlottesville, VA – Several million Americans describe having a near-death experience that has transformed their lives. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, says a Virginia psychiatrist is creating a scientific data base of these stories.

Building Goodness

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Charlottesville, VA – Several years ago, volunteers from Charlottesville dedicated themselves to an unusual kind of rescue work in two of Latin America's poorest countries. Now they are bringing that same energy to a tiny town in southwestern Mississippi.

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Charlottesville, VA – The mortgage industry meltdown that's sent shockwaves through the home-buying community has dealt an especially cruel blow to low-income borrowers. Charlottesville has the largest gap between black and white mortgage rates.

Orange County – Last Monday, WMRA's Martha Woodroof trailed the governor and his cabinet around from sunrise to sunset, through 6 events in and around Charlottesville. At the end of the day, Martha sat down with Governor Kaine in the new Montpelier Visitor's Center to talk with him about what the day meant to him.

Charlottesville, VA – On Monday, Governor Tim Kaine took Virginia's executive branch on the road in and around Charlottesville. Reporter Martha Woodroof spent an exhausting day keeping up with them.

Charlottesville, VA – Despite the recent rainfall, trees and shrubs across Virginia are suffering from warmer temperatures and a lack of precipitation. Some gardeners believe the plants are trying to tell us something. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, took a walk in her garden.

Rockingham County – Suggestions for navigating the increasingly confusing process of applying to college. Dr. Margee Greenfield is the High School Challenge Facilitator for Rockingham County Schools. She advises students on the college selection process.

Charlottesville, VA – Memories of the Summer of Love

Charlottesville, VA – In this week's Civic Soapbox, the essay makes way for the narrative.
Deep brain stimulation involves the surgical implantation of a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. At present, the procedure is used only for Parkinson's patients whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with medications.

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