Judith Retana, CBS 17

Judith Retana

CBS 17

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Judith:

As they become available in NC, how to decide which COVID-19 vaccine booster to get

Both the FDA and the CDC have allowed for mixing and matching of the boosters. → Read More

Vaccine-hesitant parents pose challenge for child COVID-19 vaccines

An FDA panel is scheduled to meet next Wednesday to vote on vaccines for this age group. The CDC will then meet to make its decision. If everything goes smoothly, this group could start vaccinations by Thanksgiving. → Read More

When can you get a Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine booster shot?

A third-party FDA advisory panel voted in favor of boosters for Johnson & Johnson as well as Moderna this week. → Read More

What’s new at the NC State Fair this year?

Gates for the N.C. State Fair open on Thursday and with the return of it will come some changes. → Read More

FDA to debate Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine boosters this week

Moderna said in documents submitted to the FDA, that its booster would be half the dose of their original shot. → Read More

What are the top new foods at the 2021 NC State Fair?

The North Carolina State Fair starts on Thursday and organizers let local members of the media have a taste of 14 new foods at the fair this year. → Read More

How to treat COVID-19 at home

A pharmacy started off providing antibody infusions to people in long-term care. It is now expanding to the general population and offers treatments in-home. → Read More

Duke, UNC play role in COVID-19 pill treatment potentially on the way

Anyone becoming infected right now only has an infusion-based therapy as an option for treatment. → Read More

NC State researchers get CDC funding to improve face masks

"A lot of people ask, 'Do masks work?' And you really have to define what you mean by work," said assistant professor Bryan Ormond. → Read More

New COVID-19 vaccination rules going into effect at Raleigh entertainment venues

The companies who call the Duke Energy Center home, including Carolina Ballet, North Carolina Opera, North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Theatre, and PineCone, announced they would require proof of vaccination or negative PCR tests to get in. → Read More

Prison virus outbreak shows danger of COVID-19 even among those fully vaccinated, CDC says

Offenders in the North Carolina prison system have been vaccinated at a rate nearly 20 percent higher than the employees working in the system. → Read More

Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program on pause as $953,000 in funds remain

The county said more than 6,600 applications for assistance have been submitted since May, amounting to more than $7.5 million in funds. → Read More

COVID-19 treatment with UNC, Durham ties proving effective against virus, variants

The state is now using more courses of monoclonal antibodies in a week than it previously used in a month. → Read More

Johnson & Johnson booster could mean end to single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that a two-dose regimen could offer more protection. The company published data showing options for a second dose at the two-month and six-month mark. → Read More

Raleigh 8-year-old in Pfizer COVID vaccine trial is hopeful other children are soon vaccinated

"I was nervous if there was gonna be any bad effects but there wasn't," he said. → Read More

1 in 500 Americans dead from COVID-19, how does NC compare?

Wake County has the fifth-lowest death ratio of .07 percent. Eight counties in CBS 17’s viewing area had death ratios at or above the national average. → Read More

More unvaccinated pregnant people ending up in hospitals with COVID-19

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – More pregnant people are ending up in the hospital with COVID-19. Doctors say it’s the result of many of them holding out on getting the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant. The CDC reported just a quarter of pregnant people are vaccinated against the virus. Doctors say you can’t have a healthy baby […] → Read More

Donations for Afghan immigrants fill warehouse in Fuquay-Varina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – More than 20,000 Afghans who fled their country are now in the U.S. Another 40,000 could be on their way and some of them already have arrived in the Triangle area. At a former Ace Hardware store in Fuquay-Varina, donations started coming in nine days ago and have not slowed. Volunteers […] → Read More

Labor Day weekend drowning victim marks 4th death at Falls Lake this year

Divers were in the water until midnight Saturday. They returned Sunday morning. → Read More

COVID-19 boosters for the general public facing challenges

Third doses are already available for people with compromised immune systems, such as organ transplant patients. → Read More