The F.D.A. is encouraging people to get a Covid-19 shot — but hasn’t formally approved those vaccines.
New York Times – It is the most discordant part of the U.S. government’s response to Covid-19.
Even as President Biden, the C.D.C. and virtually the entire scientific community are urging — pleading with, even — Americans to get vaccinated, the government has not formally approved any vaccine.
The Food and Drug Administration has instead given only “emergency use authorization”...
TOKYO (AP) — Over and over, year after year, the stewards of the Olympics say it: The Games aren't supposed to be political. But how do you avoid politics when you're trying to pull off an event of this complexity during a lethal and protracted pandemic?
The Japanese medical community largely opposes these Olympics; the government’s main medical adviser, Dr. Shigeru Omi, has said it’s “abnormal” to hold them during a pandemic.
Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across Indonesia. The fourth most populous country in the world is currently Asia's hotspot for the disease, and many of the newest cases are confirmed to be the deadly Delta variant.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, public health officials said Wednesday.
The decrease for both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans was even worse: three years.
The drop spelled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, which health officials said is responsible for close to 74% of the overall life...
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | OPINION – You read the same alarming headlines every few months, now with Greek letters.
As the virus that causes Covid-19 evolves and mutates, the same concerns pop up about whether the variant evades vaccines, makes people sicker than the old versions, and increases transmissibility. What we know about the Delta variant is reassuring.
One of the most important questions is whether vaccines are still working well. The best way...
Mississippi hospital to require masks
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's only level-one trauma hospital and academic medical center will require all employees and students who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear an N95 mask while inside, a decision that a top official acknowledged would not be popular with everyone in the country's least vaccinated state and may result in the loss of employees.
University of Mississippi Medical Center Vice Chancellor Dr. LouAnn Woodward said the university...
Speaking during a White House briefing, Dr. Rochelle Walensky says Covid cases in the U.S. are up about 70% over the last week, hospital admissions are up 36% and deaths rose by 26%. Nearly all hospital admissions and deaths, she says, are among the unvaccinated.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee health officials will not acknowledge that August is National Immunization Awareness Month per an order from the state's health commissioner, emails show.
The order, obtained by NewsChannel 5, was given to Tennessee's former top vaccination chief earlier this month just days before she was fired amid Republican outrage over her push to inoculate teenagers against COVID-19.
The firing of Dr. Michelle Fiscus sparked alarm among doctors, public health advocates,...
(CNN) Los Angeles County is seeing a surge in new Covid-19 coronavirus cases, topping 1,000 for the fifth straight day Wednesday.
Though hospitalizations remain low, each infected patient admitted to a county hospital has not had all their vaccine shots, officials said.
County health services director Dr. Christina Ghaly told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday:
"To date, we have not had a patient admitted to a hospital who has been fully vaccinated, with either...
(Reuters) - The United States is reviewing the need for a third COVID-19 booster shot among residents who have already been vaccinated but needs to see more data to know if additional shots could raise people's risk of serious side effects, a U.S. health official said Tuesday.
The official said the second dose for two-shot COVID-19 vaccine regimens was associated with higher rates of side effects, suggesting a third dose could potentially come with even...
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