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Past articles by Olivia:

She Only Has One Good Lung. She Can't Get the Vaccine.

Americans with serious preconditions are stuck in the dark—and the panic is escalating. → Read More

Patients Count on ‘Connections’ in Georgia’s Mess of a Vaccine Rollout

The vaccine process has been a disaster nationally, but some states are worse off than others. → Read More

CNN Reporter Sara Sidner Breaks Down in Tears on Air Over Coronavirus Story in California

“I’m going to try to get through this,” she sobbed. “This is the tenth hospital that I have been in.” → Read More

Is the South African COVID-19 Mutation a Vaccine Killer?

The new variant is terrifying the British government. But is it really time to panic? → Read More

Two Boys Who Slept by Their Christmas Tree Killed in Horrific House Fire

“It’s unbelievable this is something to wake up to on Christmas,” their mom told a reporter after she was released from the hospital. “It’s just tragic.” → Read More

Judge Delays Execution of Only Woman on Death Row

Lisa Montgomery’s execution likely won’t be rescheduled until after Biden takes office, potentially giving the incoming president an opportunity to stop it. → Read More

Three Paths This Coronavirus Nightmare Could Take

Dr. Vin Gupta was nervous.The pulmonary and critical care doctor wasn’t worried about getting the COVID-19 vaccine—or the fact he was receiving the shot live... → Read More

The Mutant U.K. Virus Strain Is Probably Here Already

The variant may or may not make the virus more contagious, and there’s no evidence that it will neuter vaccines. But travel bans are too little, too late, experts said. → Read More

Cruise Ship Waited Days After COVID-19 Symptoms to Quarantine Passengers, Docs Reveal

After-effects and lingering questions about the deadly voyage of the MS Zandaam just won’t go away. → Read More

Fight Club Busted in NYC Moves Its Petri Dish to Florida

Rumble in the Bronx made headlines when cops busted its massive coronavirus mess in New York City. Three weeks later, it had found a new home. → Read More

You Pay the Salaries of These People Holding Pandemic Holiday Parties

From big-name governors to top White House officials to obscure county judges, the list is a long, growing, and disturbing one. → Read More

Doctors Are Surprised and Thrilled by the Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthroughs

Donald Trump might be staging bizarro theater claiming credit, but this really is incredible stuff, scientists say. → Read More

School Celebrates Football Title With ‘Superspreader’ Photo, Triggers Furious Backlash

Parents or kids going rogue is one thing. But the massive, official school event touched a nerve. → Read More

There’s No End in Sight to ‘Mind Boggling’ Homecoming Dances

On the same day 1,007 Americans died from the highly contagious virus ravaging the nation, parents sent their children in sashes and sequins to a massive indoor event. → Read More

Meat-Plant Workers Slam Rogue Colorado Officials Over Refusal to Enforce COVID Rules

A union representing workers at a plant that famously had a massive outbreak is shaming officials who seem to think everyone should figure this COVID thing out on their own. → Read More

These COVID-19 Charities Could Use Your Help Right Now

This Giving Tuesday, support one of these charities focusing on saving the lives of COVID-19 patients and alleviating the financial impact of the pandemic on those in need. → Read More

Mom Who Says Masks Are Child Abuse Throws Her Kid a 250-Person Homecoming Party

In a city outside Atlanta, conspiracies are all the rage—and parents did not let the massive coronavirus surge stop a special day for teens. → Read More

Tulsa Mayor Wants Tighter Virus Rules After Megachurch Event

One church official was defensive: “God is a god of healing and not of sickness, so therefore when the spirit is there, I believe that there is no sickness there,” he said. → Read More

Crowded Weddings Have This Resort Worker Scared to Death

“I think it’s incredibly irresponsible for the hotel to be hosting these weddings. I also can’t afford to quit.” → Read More

Pregnant Medical Worker Blames Michigan MAGA Rally for Her Family’s COVID-19 Outbreak

The president’s re-election campaign came to Muskegon, and months of being careful got thrown out the window. → Read More