CDC identifies next priority groups for COVID-19 vaccine
December 21, 2020
ACIP said the next priority group, Phase 1b, should consist of what it called frontline essential workers, a group of about 30 million, and adults aged 75 years and older, a group of about 21 million.
Second COVID-19 vaccine ready for use, CDC panel says
December 20, 2020
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine — the second now cleared for emergency use in the United States — was endorsed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Dece...
FDA grants emergency use for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
December 19, 2020
“It’s incumbent upon all us healthcare professionals to put ourselves out there as supporting this vaccine and supporting people getting it.”
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine wins decisive recommendation from FDA panel
December 18, 2020
The advisers and FDA staff also honed in on several key issues with COVID-19 vaccines, including the challenge of having people in the placebo groups of studies seek to get cleared vaccines.
FDA clears first OTC rapid at-home COVID diagnostic test
December 16, 2020
Authorization of the Ellume COVID-19 Home Test is “a major milestone in diagnostic testing for COVID-19,” FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, MD, said.
CDC panel recommends Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people 16 and over
December 13, 2020
ACIP panelists said clinicians need more guidance on whether to use the vaccine in pregnant or breastfeeding women.
FDA OKs emergency use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
December 12, 2020
“Vaccinating healthcare workers, in particular, will be a model for the general public.”
FDA panel overwhelmingly backs emergency authorization for Pfizer COVID vaccine
December 10, 2020
“I can assure you that no vaccine will be authorized for use in the United States until FDA career officials feel confident in allowing their own families to receive it.”
FDA safety alert: Face masks with metal can burn during MRI
December 9, 2020
Many face masks contain a nose wire or metal clip that helps the product conform to the face. Some masks contain metal nanoparticles, while others have coatings with silver or copper.
CDC shortens COVID-19 quarantine time to 10 or 7 days, with conditions
December 3, 2020
The residual risk is approximately 1%, with an upper limit of 10%, when people quarantine for 10 days. .