SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL – COVID vaccinations have been going into the arms of Floridians for six weeks, and initial reports from people who receive the shots suggest wide-ranging adverse effects — from fevers to strokes — are limited but can be significant.
Some of the most crucial revelations focus on how seniors — studied minimally in trials but considered a priority in Florida — are reacting to the vaccine.
So far, reported side effects range...
FOX NEWS – Americans should get vaccinated as quickly as possible when their turn comes, and shouldn’t wait for the next generation of vaccines in hopes for more protection against variants, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert.
Fauci said during a White House COVID-19 Response Team briefing on Monday:
"You need to get vaccinated when it becomes available, as quickly and as expeditiously as possible throughout the country,"
"The reason for that...
WUHAN, China (AP) — World Health Organization experts visited an animal disease center in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Tuesday as part of their investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
Team member Peter Daszak told reporters later they had "excellent facilities, very informative meeting," and he tweeted the team met with staff in charge of the health of livestock in Hubei province, toured laboratories and had an "in-depth" discussion along with questions...
"The goal of vaccination under the approach we are using is to reduce the morbidity and mortality, not only to stop transmission. With [variants] it's just a stronger reason to try to use get as many people as partially immunized as possible."
WIRED – When reports emerged from Norway about a handful of deaths amongst people who had received the Covid-19 vaccine, vocal vaccine deniers were quick to pounce on the news.
On January 14, the Norwegian Medicines Agency (Noma) reported that 23 people had died after receiving their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
Those who died were described as having severe underlying health conditions and were all aged 75 or over. (The number of deaths...
CNN – Andrew Brooks, a research professor at Rutgers University who led the development of the first FDA-approved Covid-19 saliva test, died suddenly on January 23, according to a Rutgers statement.
His sister confirmed to CNN on Sunday that the cause of death was a heart attack.
Brooks, 51, was the chief operating officer and director of technology development at RUCDR Infinite Biologics, the lab that developed the saliva test.
The test, which was approved in April...
CBS NEWS – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has asked the Pentagon to ready as many as 10,000 troops to support 100 COVID-19 vaccination sites nationwide, with the goal of administering 450,000 vaccinations a day.
The federal government envisions 50 "mega" vaccination sites capable of administering 6,000 shots per day, in addition to 50 "large" vaccination sites providing 3,000 shots per day, according to defense officials.
The first of the FEMA-powered vaccination sites are expected...
While millions of Americans wait for the COVID-19 vaccine, hospital board members, their trustees and donors around the country have gotten early access to the scarce drug or offers for vaccinations, raising complaints about favoritism tainting decisions about who gets inoculated and when.
Alex Lasry, a 33-year-old Milwaukee Bucks executive and son of a billionaire, received the coronavirus vaccine this week at a senior living center in Milwaukee despite not being part of a group currently eligible for the shots in Wisconsin.
WebMD went to the experts for answers to a dozen frequently asked questions about the vaccines. Here’s what you need to know.
How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine?
Paul Offit, MD, a member of the FDA advisory panel that recommended the vaccine’s use, says rigorous clinical trials of the shot identified no safety concerns, despite its sped-up production.
“These vaccines were subjected to large phase III clinical trials,” says Offit, a vaccine expert at Children’s Hospital of...
If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19
Virginia Department of Health – Monitor your symptoms. You can download VDH’s Daily Symptom Monitoring Log to help keep track of your symptoms.
Seek medical care if your illness worsens. If you have any type of medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or call ahead to your local emergency facility.
Emergency signs of COVID-19 include trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest that won’t go away,...
China is trying to spread doubt about the effectiveness of Western vaccines and the origin of the coronavirus as a World Health Organization-selected team of scientists are in the city where the pandemic first broke out.
EMTs and paramedics have always dealt with life and death — they make split-second decisions about patient care, which hospital to race to, the best and fastest way to save someone — and now they're just a breath away from becoming the patient themselves.
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