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Pentagon, Federal Government Push for Employee Vaccinations

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In a campaign to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19, President...

Company Says Expansion Will Shore Up US Medical Supply Chain

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina-based pharmaceutical manufacturer is...

Expert Panel Tackles Boosters, Younger Patients, Rising COVID Cases

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s been 18 months since a public health emergency was declared...

Biden Reemphasizes Strategies to Reach Unvaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Joe Biden renewed the push to get Americans vaccinated against...

How to Target COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Counseling the vaccine-hesitant on the benefits of COVID-19 immunization can at times be...

New Botulism Guidelines Focus on Mass-Casualty Events

Botulinum toxin is said to be the most lethal substance known. Inhaling just 1-3 nanograms of toxin per kilogram of body mass constitutes a lethal dose. ...

Biden Budget Requests Steep Increases for NIH, CDC, SAMHSA

President Joe Biden requested notable increases for certain federal medical programs in his first fully detailed budget request, while also highlighting efforts to address gun...

Docs Mobilize Help For Indian Colleagues Affected by COVID Surge

Clinicians from across the world are banding together to mobilize help for their colleagues in India, where more than 300,000 new cases of COVID-19 have...

Could It Happen Here? India’s Dire COVID Situation Likely to Worsen

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Reports out of India describe a dire COVID-19 situation unfolding, with...

Multiple Reasons Behind the Recent SARS-CoV-2 Surges in the US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Are SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern behind the recent jump in COVID-19...

COVID Vaccines Could Lose Their Punch Within a Year, Experts Say

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two-thirds of epidemiologists from leading academic institutions say the world will...

California Leaders Look to Reopening, Push 1-Shot Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials are contemplating what things will...

Biden Expands Pool of Clinicians to Provide COVID Vaccinations

President Joe Biden on Thursday said he will expand the number of people providing COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States to include a wide swath...

Biden Vows Enough COVID-19 Vaccine for Every Adult by End of May

March 2, 2021 — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the United States will have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to inoculate every American adult by May. In...

Want a Vaccine With That? Drive-Thru COVID Shots Recommended

Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination sites, if set up nationwide on a massive scale, could significantly speed up the number of Americans vaccinated, according to new research...

New Data Boost Calls for Single COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine offers 92.6% efficacy in new calculations based...

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Most Sensitive in Men, Middle Aged

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tests to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are most sensitive among people...

At Current Vaccination Pace, When Can US Expect Herd Immunity?

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It could take almost 9 more months to vaccinate 70% of Americans against SARS-CoV-2...

J&J Asks US Regulators to OK Its One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Johnson & Johnson asked U.S. regulators Thursday to clear the world’s...

States Shift COVID Vaccine From Long-Term Care to General Public

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Some states have started taking COVID-19 vaccine from allocations meant for...

J&J Vaccine 85% Efficacious Against Severe COVID Globally

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Janssen/Johnson & Johnson single-dose adenovirus vaccine provides 85% efficacy globally...

More Than One Third of COVID-19 Infections Are Asymptomatic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A systematic review suggests at least one third of SARS-CoV-2 infections...

Biden Signs 10 New Orders to Help Fight COVID-19

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President Joe Biden signed 10 new executive orders on his second day in office...

What We Know and Don’t Know About Virus Variants and Vaccines

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. About 20 states across the country have detected the more transmissible B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2...

More Transmissible Variant Could Dominate by March, CDC Warns

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Just over 1 month since UK investigators cautioned the world about...