Fueling an ‘already raging fire’: Fifth COVID surge approaches
November 24, 2021
“A significant rise in cases just before Thanksgiving is not what we want to be seeing.”
CDC panel backs COVID-19 boosters for nearly all adults
October 21, 2021
The panel felt it was more important to be permissive in allowing boosters so that individuals and their doctors could be free to make their own decisions.
COVID vaccine is safe, effective for children aged 5-11, Pfizer says
September 20, 2021
A lower dose of the vaccine – just 10 mg – has been tested in children between the ages of 5 and 11.
FDA fully approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
August 23, 2021
It is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be fully licensed in the United States. It will be marketed under the trade name Comirnaty.
FDA may okay COVID booster for vulnerable adults before weekend: Media
August 12, 2021
Between one-third and one-half of immunocompromised patients who didn’t develop detectable levels of virus-fighting antibodies after two doses of a COVID vaccine will respond to a third dose.
CDC panel updates info on rare side effect after J&J vaccine
July 23, 2021
To date, more than 12 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, making the rate of GBS 8.1 cases for every million doses administered.
Disturbing number of hospital workers still unvaccinated
June 29, 2021
One in four hospital workers who have direct contact with patients had not yet received a single dose of a COVID vaccine by the end of May.
Texas hospital workers sue over vaccine mandates
June 7, 2021
The lawsuit hinges on a section of the federal law that authorizes emergency use of medical products.
CDC guidelines coming on long COVID
April 29, 2021
“I can’t overstate how serious this issue is for the health of our nation,” NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, said.
How some COVID-19 vaccines could cause rare blood clots
April 14, 2021
Six cases of a rare but serious event in patients who got the J&J vaccine are being reviewed.