The Weekly Pulse: Winter Storm Woes; 2021’s First Abortion Restriction Law; Who’s Getting the Vaccine?

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For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.

In this week’s edition of The Pulse, we’ll be running down all you need to know about the current vaccination effort in the U.S.; the state of school reopenings; health and safety in the wake of winter storms; and a look at the ever-changing landscape of reproductive health rights and legislation.

Winter Storm Woes

+ This week, as the nation faced record-low temperatures paired with snow and ice storms, millions were left without electricity or heat. So far, 59 deaths ranging from carbon monoxide poisoning to car crashes to hypothermia have been confirmed and linked to the disaster.

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