Tag: HCoV-229E

British PM Says New Variant May Carry Higher Risk of Death

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the new English variant of COVID-19 may be associated with a higher level of...

Pfizer Cuts Vaccine Deliveries by as Much as Half to Some EU Countries

BUCHAREST/PRAGUE/SOFIA (Reuters) – Pfizer has slashed in half the volume of COVID-19 vaccines it will deliver to some EU countries this week, government officials said...

New CDC Head Discusses Timeline for Vaccine Rollout

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The new CDC director gave an overview of the Biden administration’s...

Gap Between Vaccine Doses Could Be 6 Weeks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The CDC has updated its guidance on how long people can...

J&J COVID Vaccine Gets Unique CPT Code Even Before FDA Filing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The largest US physician organization has created a billing code for...

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...

Vaccination Appointments Canceled as States Run Low on Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As states ramp up their vaccination efforts, some say they’re running...

Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Early in the pandemic, experts warned that the steep drop in...

Controversy Flares Over Ivermectin for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has dropped its recommendation against...

ACEIs, ARBs Safe to Continue in COVID-19: Trial Published

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The BRACE-CORONA trial ― the first randomized trial to address the...

Biden Asks Surgeon General Adams to Resign

  Dr Jerome Adams In one of his first moves as president, Joe Biden asked US Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, to resign. Adams...

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...

Many EM Docs Have Treated COVID Patients Without Proper PPE

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Many emergency medicine (EM) physicians who responded to a Medscape survey...

US Surpasses 400,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S. passed 400,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, according to data...

Orthodox Jewish Docs Wrestle With COVID-19, Bad Press

For Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City and surrounding areas, the pandemic experience started with Purim. The holiday is usually joyous, commemorating the salvation...

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 US States Amid Winter Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds...

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...

Further Warning on SGLT2 Inhibitor Use and DKA Risk in COVID-19

Use of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors during acute COVID-19 illness raises the risk for euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis (euDKA), a new case series suggests. Five...

California Urges Stop to 300K COVID-19 Vaccines After Some Fall Ill

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s state epidemiologist is urging a halt...

5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You’re Vaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As an emergency physician, Dr. Eugenia South was in the first...

ED Doc Fired for COVID Tweets Talks to Biden, Returns to Job

Cleavon Gilman, MD, 41, has had a speech impediment since he was young. He has trouble with certain sounds, such the “st” in “stutter.” That’s...

In-Person K-12 Classes Don’t Fuel COVID-19 Outbreaks, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In-person classes at K-12 schools don’t appear to lead to more...

Biden Chooses Ex FDA Chief Kessler to Help Lead US Vaccine Drive

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has chosen David Kessler, the ex-head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to help lead the...

Biden’s Federal Boost to Vaccine Rollout Is Critical to Speeding Inoculations

(Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to boost the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, including by spending $20 billion to create mass vaccination centers, should help speed...