President Biden signs 10 new orders to help fight COVID-19
January 22, 2021
Biden said as many as 500,000 Americans will have died by February. “It’s going to take months for us to turn things around.”
Seven ways President Biden could now change health care
January 21, 2021
Democrats’ small majorities in both houses of Congress suggest that moderation and bipartisanship will be necessary to get things done.
President Biden kicks off health agenda with COVID actions, WHO outreach
January 21, 2021
President Biden issued an executive order requiring masks and physical distancing in all federal buildings.
Biden’s COVID-19 challenge: 100 million vaccinations in the first 100 days. It won’t be easy.
January 20, 2021
“I think it’s an attainable goal. I think it’s going to be extremely challenging,” said Claire Hannan, executive director of the Association of Immunization Managers.
HHS will drop buprenorphine waiver rule for most physicians
January 19, 2021
There were more than 83,000 deaths attributed to drug overdoses in the United States in the 12 months ending in June 2020.
CDC issues COVID-19 vaccine guidance for underlying conditions
December 29, 2020
The CDC guidance had specific information for people with HIV, weakened immune systems, and autoimmune conditions such as Guillain-Barré syndrome and Bell’s palsy.
Strategies for tracking SARS-CoV-2 could help detect next pandemic
December 22, 2020
One study evaluating blood donations found antibodies on the West Coast as early as Dec. 13, 2019.
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.