Tag: Coronavirus

Predicted Pandemic Retirement of Many Physicians Hasn’t Happened

The number of physicians who have chosen early retirement or have left medicine because of the COVID-19 pandemic may be considerably lower than previously thought,...

CDC Panel Backs Boosters for Seniors, but Not Healthcare Workers

A panel of experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the use of vaccines in the United States has voted...

FDA OKs Pfizer COVID Booster for 65 and Over, Those at High Risk

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late Wednesday granted emergency...

Some States Limit Monoclonal Antibody Treatment to High-Risk, Unvaccinated Patients

Sept. 22, 2021 — At least two states are recommending that doctors prioritize the limited supply of monoclonal antibody treatments for high-risk COVID-19 patients,...

Surge in New-Onset Tics in Adults Tied to COVID-19 Stress

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An unusual surge of new-onset tics in patients with no prior...

Soul-crushing: US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day

COVID-19 deaths in the US have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts...

COVID-19 Causes Major Interruption in Global HIV Progress

From testing to treatment, Global Fund HIV services have been hampered by COVID-19. “We’ve been set back by COVID but we’ve seen remarkable resilience, a...

Viruses May Jump from Bats to People More Often Than Realized

Sept. 21, 2021 — When humans and other species intermingle and viruses move between them, experts call that “spillover.” As humans move and seek...

US to Ease Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Visitors

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S. will lift travel restrictions in November for international travelers...

Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine Is Safe, Effective for Kids 5-11

Sept. 20, 2021 — With record numbers of COVID-19 cases being reported in kids, Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have announced that their mRNA...

COVID-Detecting Dogs Pilot First Airport Program

Sept. 20, 2021 — Cobra the dog has been hard at work at the Miami International Airport, sniffing masks proffered by American Airlines employees...

10 Lessons Learned From the Pandemic, and a Way Forward: Report

The federal government is taking “steps in the right direction” to help control this pandemic, but there have been many hard lessons learned, according to...

Schools Get the Brunt of Latest COVID Wave in South Carolina

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two Camden Elementary School students in masks listen as South Carolina...

Do Some Cancer Drugs Protect Against COVID-19?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Certain cancer drugs that lower levels of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2)...

Idaho Hospitals Nearly Buckling in Relentless COVID Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The intensive care rooms at St. Luke’s...

Florida Governor Appeals Ruling on Masks in Schools

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed...

Why Don’t Kids Tend To Get as Sick From COVID-19?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID-19 cases surge around the world, life has become complicated...

Cerebral Thrombosis After COVID Vax Deadlier Than Sporadic Form

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) that occurs as part of the...

No Serious Health Risks in Large Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Serious health risks were no more common in the first 3...

COVID-19: COVID can worsen quickly at home. Here’s when to call an ambulance

Most Australians diagnosed with COVID-19 recover at home, rather than in a quarantine facility or hospital. About 10% have required hospital treatment. However, a handful...

US Health Officials Warn Booster Shots May Be Limited Initially

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Top federal health officials have told White House officials that the...

Masks Work to Prevent COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A large, real-world test of face masks in Bangladesh shows that...

Americans’ COVID Medical Bills Are Set to Rise

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 care is likely to get more expensive for Americans...

COVID-19 Disease May Actually Cause Preeclampsia, Suggests Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New evidence strongly suggests that COVID-19 disease causes an increased risk...

Kidney Damage Another Consequence of ‘Long COVID’

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People hospitalized for COVID-19, and even some with milder...