India Kicks Off A Massive COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

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Cheers erupted in hospital wards across the country as a first group of nurses and sanitation workers rolled up their sleeves and got vaccinated. India aims to inoculate 300 million by July.

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Biden Administration Will Rename 'Operation Warp Speed,' Citing Trump 'Failures'

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The Biden transition team also announced that Dr. David Kessler will be the White House's chief science officer of COVID Response.

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Pandemic Shortens U.S. Life Expectancy, Study Concludes

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The deaths caused by the pandemic appear to be shortening overall life expectancy in the U.S. by 1.13 years, which would be the largest single decline in at least 40 years.

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ICU Nurse Says Careless Attitudes Around COVID-19 Are 'A Slap In The Face'

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Lydia Mobley has experienced the pandemic's deadliest days from the inside of a Michigan hospital. "You see people not wearing masks. And then you go to work and you watch people die," the nurse says.

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Pandemic Fuels Record Overdose Deaths

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The nation faces a grim milestone of having a record number of overdose deaths in 2020. One expert says social isolation increased the risk of dying from an overdose.

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Putting A Roof On Risk With A COVID-19 Vaccine Jab

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NPR's Bob Mondello is back from his vaccination appointment and feeling safer.

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As COVID-19 Ravages Within His Force, LAPD Chief Looks To Boost Confidence In Vaccine

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An informal survey found that 60% of Los Angeles police employees would get the vaccine when it's available to them. LAPD Chief Michel Moore describes how the department plans to increase that number.

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Israel To Start Vaccinating Palestinian Prisoners Next Week

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Israel will start vaccinating Palestinian prisoners on Monday or Tuesday, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein tells NPR. Thirty prisoners tested positive for the coronavirus in one prison on Thursday.

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COVID-19 Origin Study: WHO Team Arrives In Wuhan To Investigate

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Their arrival comes more than a week after an unexpected delay prevented the scientists from entering China.

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U.S. Continues To Lag In COVID-19 Workplace Safety, Former OSHA Official Says

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Ten months into the pandemic, the Trump administration is neglecting safety at meatpacking plants and other workplaces, a former top federal official says.

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