Tag: Corona virus

Pfizer Says 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Sales to Top $33.5 Bln, Sees Need for Boosters

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc on Wednesday raised its full-year sales forecast for the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Germany’s BioNTech by 29% to $33.5 billion,...

As Americans Navigate Conflicting COVID-19 Mask Advice, ‘Everyone Is Confused’

PRINCETON, N.J./SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Reuters) – A COVID-19 surge ignited in parts of the United States by the highly contagious Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy...

Picky ‘Vaccine Sommeliers’ Undermine Brazil Inoculation Campaign, Experts Say

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – One question rippled through the queue outside a makeshift inoculation center in Rio de Janeiro’s beachside neighborhood of Copacabana...

Multiple Myeloma Patients May Not Mount Adequate Response to COVID Vaccine

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with multiple myeloma mount a highly variable antibody response after completing the recommended two-dose COVID-19 vaccination regimen, with some...

Delta Variant Sweeps Asia, Prompting Curbs as Vaccination Remains Tepid

SEOUL/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is surging through Asia this week, with record numbers of infections in Australia and...

Most States’ COVID-19 Vaccination Plans Created Without Advice on Health Equity

(Reuters Health) – Most states created their vaccine distribution plans without getting advice from a health equity committee, and often without input from minority communities,...

Should My Child Get a COVID-19 Shot?

(Reuters) – Tristen Sweeten, a 34-year-old nurse in Utah, hopes her three children will receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine through its pediatric clinical trial. The sooner...

Brazil’s P1 COVID Variant Mutating, May Become More Dangerous

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s P1 coronavirus variant, behind a deadly COVID-19 surge in the Latin American country that has raised international alarm, is...

Families Thwart COVID-19 Patient Transfers as Third Wave Grips France

PARIS (Reuters) – In March, emergency room doctor Frederic Adnet needed to move COVID-19 patients from his fast-filling Paris hospital to less hard-hit regions of...

Scientists Call for New Probe Into COVID-19 Origins With or Without China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A joint China-World Health Organization (WHO) study into COVID-19 has provided no credible answers about how the pandemic began, and more rigorous...

India Posts Record COVID-19 Cases, 13-fold Jump Over 2 Months

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s second wave of coronavirus infections continued to swell as it reported a record 115,736 new cases on Wednesday, a 13-fold...

COVID-19 Landing in Canada Despite Preflight Testing

(Reuters) – More than 1,000 air passengers arrived in Canada infected with COVID-19 over a recent four-week period despite obligatory pre-departure testing, according to federal...

Americans Seek Compensation for Failed COVID-19 Treatments From US Fund

(Reuters) – In March of last year, Steve Cicala took his wife, Susan, to the emergency room at Clara Maass Medical Center in New Jersey...

Amid Scramble for COVID-19 Vaccine, Latin America Turns to Russia

LA PAZ (Reuters) – As Bolivia struggled late last year to secure deals with large drug firms to supply COVID-19 vaccines, the incoming president, Luis...

Pfizer-BioNTech Testing Booster of COVID Vaccine in New Trial

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Thursday they are testing a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine to better understand the immune...

US Community Health Centers Say They Have Given More Vaccines Than Government Data Show

(Reuters) – Some U.S. community health centers say they are doling out COVID-19 shots far faster than government data suggests, likely accounting for some of...

Oxford Finds COVID-19 Shot 76% Effective for 3 Months After Single Dose

LONDON (Reuters) – Oxford University and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine showed in a study it had 76% efficacy against symptomatic infection for three months after a...

How the CARES Act Forgot America’s Most Vulnerable Hospitals

A federal economic relief package passed by Congress in March promised to provide a lifeline for hospitals, particularly those in rural communities where many facilities...

California Keeps Key Virus Data Out of Public Sight

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the...

Cash-Strapped Venezuela Cannot Join COVAX Vaccine Program, PAHO Says

MEXICO CITY/CARACAS (Reuters) – The timeline has closed for Venezuela to join the COVAX facility for COVID-19 vaccines, an official with the Pan American Health...

Brazil Airlifts Emergency Oxygen In, Sick Babies Out of Pandemic-Battered Manaus

MANAUS, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil’s Air Force delivered emergency supplies of oxygen on Friday to the jungle state of Amazonas, and premature babies were to...

J&J COVID-19 Vaccine on Track for March Rollout, Still Aims for 1 Bln Doses This Year: Exec

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson is on track to roll out its single-shot coronavirus vaccine in March, and plans to have clear data on...

Critical Care Staff Suffer Trauma and Severe Anxiety Due to COVID-19

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly half of staff working in intensive care units (ICU) in England in the COVID-19 pandemic have severe anxiety, depression or post-traumatic...

Face Masks Protect Wearers, Others From COVID: Studies

(Reuters Health) – Two new literature reviews suggest face masks provide some protection to the wearer and when universally worn by the general public they...

Hair Shedding Surges in Low-Income Communities During COVID-19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The incidence of telogen effluvium (TE), or hair shedding, surged more than 400% among Hispanic/Latinx impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic...