CDC Asks States To Plan For Potential Vaccine Distribution Starting In Late October

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. and the National Institutes of Health, shown here, is one of three vaccines in Phase 3 trials in the U.S. With development and testing underway, health officials are asking states to prepare for limited distribution of a potential …

After ‘Severe’ Delays, 6 States Band Together To Buy Coronavirus Tests

Six states have an agreement to acquire fast-result antigen tests for the coronavirus. Here, a medical worker collects a sample after a patient self-administers a nasal swab test. John Minchillo/AP hide caption toggle caption John Minchillo/AP Six states have an agreement to acquire fast-result antigen …

States Shatter Coronavirus Records As Officials Eye Holiday Weekend With Alarm

A pedestrian in a mask passes a sign urging people to practice social distancing, on Saturday in Miami Beach, Fla. Just as residents flocked outside to enjoy the Fourth of July, states such as Florida were reporting skyrocketing numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases. Wilfredo Lee/AP …

Some States To Out-Of-Towners: If You Come Visit, Plan To Quarantine For 2 Weeks

A sign at Newark Liberty International Airport warns airline passengers about a travel advisory that applies to people arriving in New Jersey from certain states. Visitors from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and …

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Blocking States’ Medicaid Work Requirements

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that blocked work requirements in Arkansas and in Kentucky, which has since rescinded them. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar is seen testifying before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption …

Some States With Legal Weed Embrace Vaping Bans, Warn Of Black Market Risks

A flyer reminding customers about vaping-related deaths and illnesses, on display in a Seattle vape store. The Washington State Board of Health recently passed a four-month emergency ban on flavored vaping products. It applies to products that contain either THC or nicotine. Jovelle Tamayo/Bloomberg/Getty Images …