Tag: Coronavirus

AMA Calls for End to Ivermectin Use for COVID Amid Spike in Use

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In a joint statement, the American Medical Association (AMA), American Pharmacists...

Hospitals to Blame for Pandemic Nurse Shortage? It’s Complicated

National Nurses United (NNU), a California-based union with 175,000 members, is blaming hospitals for nursing shortages that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a...

HIV Vaccine Fails, Prompting Calls for More PrEP

Last year, Katherine Gill, MD, an HIV prevention researcher in Cape Town, South Africa, realized how jaded she’d become to vaccine research when the Pfizer...

Teachers Have No Higher Risk of Severe COVID-19

The report was published online Sept. 1 in the journal BMJ . It’s not surprising that the risk to teachers is not higher...

Who They Are, Why They’re Hesitant

Bridging the Divide In terms of solutions, Shaban-Nejad said, “We emphasize the importance of clear, consistent, targeted, unambiguous messaging, which considers differences...

There’s no need to panic about the new C.1.2 variant found in South Africa, according to a virologist

Scientists in South Africa have discovered a new viral variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s not a single virus but a clustering...

COVID-Clogged ICUs ‘Terrify’ Those With Chronic, Emergency Illness

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Jessica Gosnell, MD, 41, from Portland, Oregon, lives daily with the...

Two Swings, Two Misses With Colchicine, Vascepa in COVID-19

The anti-inflammatory agents colchicine and icosapent ethyl (Vascepa; Amarin) failed to provide substantial benefits in separate randomized COVID-19 trials. Both were reported at the European...

WHO warns of possible 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths in Europe by December, and Fauci says U.S. could see another 100,000

The World Health Organization warned Monday that Europe will likely see 236,000 new COVID-19 deaths by Dec. 1, and Dr. Anthony Fauci said the U.S....

NCCN Recommends Third COVID-19 Dose for Patients With Cancer

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Experts at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) have now issued...

COVID Vax Booster Trial Begun in People With Autoimmune Disease

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s...

Arizona Passes 1 Million COVID-19 Cases

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona surpassed 1 million COVID-19 cases Friday, becoming...

US Teens 16 to 17 Have the Highest COVID Infection Rate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Health experts have noted a trend for months: A growing number...

FDA Fully Approves Pfizer COVID Vaccine, Paves Way for Mandates

The agency resisted pressure to speed up its process, saying a thorough review was necessary to ensure public confidence.  “While millions of people...

Liquor Store Sales Rose During Pandemic

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Americans did more drinking at home during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Coronavirus Infected One-Third of Americans in 2020

Aug. 26, 2021 — About one third of the US population had been infected with coronavirus 2 by the end of 2020, according to...

Classroom Study Highlights Delta Variant’s Threat to Schools

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An unvaccinated teacher who periodically removed her mask to read to...

When Is a Person With COVID-19 Most Infectious?

FRIDAY, Aug. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — New research delivers an answer to a burning question: When are COVID-19 patients most infectious? The...

Long COVID Symptoms Can Persist for More Than 1 Year, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nearly one half of people who are hospitalized with COVID-19 suffer...

COVID: vaccine boosters are likely to increase protection against variants – new research

How well do vaccines protect against the new variants of the coronavirus? This is a question we – a group of scientists and doctors in...

Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive...

Med Schools’ Equity Efforts Thwarted by Pandemic

Aug. 26, 2021 — Efforts to improve diversity and equity in academic medicine have been “moved to the back burner” in the face of...

100,000 More COVID Deaths Seen Unless US Changes Its Ways

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S. is projected to see nearly 100,000 more COVID-19 deaths...

coronavirus cases: Rates of COVID might increase in winter, but it’s not necessarily because the virus thrives in the cold

Colder weather has long been associated with coughs, colds and other respiratory illnesses. Seasonal influenza and common colds peak throughout the winter months in both...

Nearly 1 in 5 Parents Put Off Care for Their Kids in Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Many families delayed much-needed healthcare for their children out of fears...