Tag: HCoV-OC43

Winter Storms Delay 6 Million COVID Vaccine Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Severe winter storms in Texas and the Midwest have delayed delivery...

Massive Drop in Routine Vaccinations Among Older Adults

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the first week after the national COVID-19 emergency declaration of...

FDA Warns About Potential Inaccuracies With Pulse Oximeters

Pulse oximeters have become popular during the COVID-19 pandemic for people to track their oxygen saturation, but they may not always be accurate, the FDA...

COVID-19 Vaccines Were Rushed, but ‘All Steps Taken’

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Yes, the vaccines already authorized for emergency use against SARS-CoV-2 infection were developed relatively...

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...

CDC Chief Lays Out Attack Plan for COVID Variants

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, director of the Centers for Disease Control...

Data ‘Favorable’ That Vaccines Limit Transmission

Researchers know by now the available COVID-19 vaccines prevent people from getting COVID around 95% of the time. But the million-dollar question remains: Are people...

COVID-19 Bill Would Scale Up Ability to Spot Virus Mutations

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. scientists would gain vastly expanded capabilities to...

FEMA Opens Mass Vaccine Sites as Bad Weather Hampers Efforts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Motorists wait to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a federally run...

More Evidence Supports Early Anticoagulation in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Early initiation of prophylactic anticoagulation in COVID-19 patients newly admitted to...

Volunteer Vaccinators Run Into Hurdles

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Jason Gallagher, a licensed pharmacist and professor of infectious diseases at...

San Francisco, LA Prioritize 2nd Shots, Close Some Sites

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is the latest California city...

COVID Pivot to Telepsychiatry Offers New View Into Patients’ Lives

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When Tufts University psychiatrist Manuel Pacheco, MD, sees his patients these...

Israel Seeing Mortality Decline in Vaccinated Age Group

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Three weeks after Israel started giving second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech...

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...

White House Considers Domestic COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Biden administration is weighing whether to implement travel restrictions within...

As Contact Tracing Struggles, Biden Looks to Boost It

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Contact tracing, a critical part of efforts to slow the spread...

Genetic Deletions Drive SARS-CoV-2 Antibody ‘Escape’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Recurrent genetic deletions in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can change the...

White House Ups Vaccine Doses to Underserved Communities

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In a continued effort to ramp up COVID immunization nationwide, the...

Coronavirus ‘Most Likely’ Started in Animals: WHO

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 likely originated in animals and spread...

UK COVID-19 Variant Doubling Every 10 Days in the US: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The SARS-CoV-2 variant first detected in the United Kingdom is rapidly...

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...

Delusional Infestation Surges During COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Psychiatrists with expertise in delusional infestation have some advice for dermatologists,...

Comparing Death Tolls From COVID to Past Wars

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sick patients were isolated in converted warehouses during the 1918-19 global...