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Vaccines are effective and safe: The research that led to the development of the COVID-19 vaccine is not new. NIH scientists have been working on the technology used in the vaccine for many years. One of the scientists, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, an African American viral immunologist, was a cen…

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Cheryl Walker, a retired real estate investor and financial specialist, wasn’t particularly concerned about the coronavirus as she prepared for her 10-day vacation to Elmina, Ghana. She had been planning the trip since March and did the necessary research. Walker knew that Ghana is one of th…

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The COVID-19 Delta variant firmly established itself in rural Missouri and is now infecting thousands throughout the state, including St. Louis city and county. As of late July, nearly 30% of COVID-positive swabs were linked to the Delta variant, according to local health officials.