New COVID-19 strain has reached the U.S.
September 23, 2021
The CDC has not classified R.1 as a variant of concern yet but noted it has “several mutations of importance” and “demonstrates evidence of increasing virus transmissibility.”
Moderna vaccine more effective than Pfizer and J&J
September 20, 2021
“Understanding differences in [vaccine effectiveness] by vaccine product can guide individual choices and policy recommendations regarding vaccine boosters.”
Man dies after 43 full ICUs turn him away
September 14, 2021
As of Sept. 12, Alabama had 1,530 staffed ICU beds to accommodate 1,541 ICU patients.
The VA, California, and NYC requiring employee vaccinations
July 27, 2021
The trifecta of federal-state-municipal vaccinerequirements arrived as the nation searches for ways to get more people vaccinated to tamp down the Delta variant.
CDC director cites rise in hospitalizations in urging teen vaccinations
June 8, 2021
“Among hospitalized adolescents, nearly one-third required intensive care unit admission.”
FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID vaccine for teens 12-15
May 11, 2021
The much-expected decision increases the likelihood that schools in the United States will fully reopen in the fall – a goal of both the Biden and Trump administrations.
Study: COVID-19 can kill months after infection
April 23, 2021
The risk of death is increased up to 6 months after they catch the virus.
Pfizer: Vaccine shown 100% effective in children aged 12-15
March 31, 2021
The vaccinated children showed a strong antibody response with no serious side effects.
Antidepressant may help COVID-19 patients avoid serious illness
February 5, 2021
Racetrack workers who developed COVID-19 and took a 2-week course of fluvoxamine did not have to be hospitalized and felt better after 2 weeks.
COVID protections suppressed flu season in U.S.
January 14, 2021
“This is my 30th flu season. I never would have expected to see flu activity this low.”