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A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are effective against the delta variant, as long as it’s a full dose.

The recent sharp increase in COVID-19 numbers has many on edge and questioning if the games should be held. The AP reports Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s public support ratings have dropped to 30% in recent weeks.

We may never know how many American Indians or Alaska Natives died of COVID-19. The Indian Health Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is not keeping track.

President Biden exaggerated when he spoke about the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine during a CNN town hall. Though it is rare for people who are fully vaccinated to contract COVID-19, it does occasionally happen.

"And you just look around the press box and we’re all wearing masks and you say, 'Why are we doing this? Who are they playing these games for?' You had to remember there’s an audience at home that was watching that and needed that diversion."

In a few places, journalism classes are helping revive community coverage.

"I have a gut feeling that watching events without fans will give it a weird vibe — just like we saw last year in this country when many of our sporting events, such as the NFL and NBA, were televised with no or very few fans in the stands."

"Transparency is now more important than ever — to hold officials accountable and to give Indigenous people a true picture of how Indian Country has been affected by COVID-19."

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The United States ranks last in media trust — at 29% — among 92,000 news consumers surveyed in 46 countries.

Mail ballots usually take longer to count. This could lead to delays in declaring a winner in battleground states in the presidential race, possibly making “election night” more like “election week.”

In granting a posthumous citation to Ida B. Wells, the Pulitzer Prizes honors one of America’s earliest and most intrepid investigative reporters.

Reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System are not verified before they're entered into the database. That makes VAERS fertile ground for vaccine misinformation.

The list of media workers who have died from COVID-19 includes newspaper owners, cameramen, broadcast pioneers, writers, retirees, young parents. Many of them got sick while informing their communities about the pandemic.

Editors changed stories to “muddy the waters” on who was responsible for the Capitol attack and gave orders to not refer to the rioters as Trump supporters, the Toledo NewsGuild president said.

Experts are urging media outlets to continually explain the realities of mail-in voting and maintain transparency about the vote count in order to head off conspiracy theories about the validity of the vote.

McEnany has frequently met with reporters indoors, rarely wearing a mask. Several White House correspondents have now also tested positive.

Newsrooms often don’t tell job applicants that they didn’t get the gig. Some say it’s just the way things are. Others say it raises an intriguing question: In an industry built on communication, why is timely communication difficult to come by?

More than 500 journalists have died of the coronavirus in more than 57 countries. The list includes cameramen and writers, retirees and young parents. Many of them got sick while informing their communities about the pandemic.

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