Tag: Medical Treatments/Procedures

J&J says booster greatly improves COVID-19 vaccine efficacy as experts await FDA decision

Johnson & Johnson became the latest COVID-19 vaccine maker to offer an update on booster doses Tuesday, when it said data from a Phase 3...

Texas abortion law: Women will have to travel 496 miles on average round trip to get an abortion out-of-state

On Tuesday, Texas’ law which prevents abortions from occurring  after cardiac activity is detectable — around six weeks after conception — went into effect. In...

More U.S. companies are considering surcharges for unvaccinated employees

A company crackdown on unvaccinated workers could be coming, in the form of more mandates and more financial penalties, a new survey suggests. One week...

‘They’ve been silent’: Many companies are on the sidelines about the new Texas abortion law — will they stay there?

Texas’ new abortion law has touched off a wave of criticism, including from President Joe Biden, scathing dissents from the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal wing...

Texas abortion law: $10,000 penalty could incentivize ‘bounty hunters’ to make ‘tens of thousands of dollars’

A new Texas law confining abortions to a brief window around six weeks from conception is two things at the same time, critics say: extremely...

European regulator sees ‘no urgent need’ for COVID-19 boosters, aligning with WHO view and not the U.S.

The European Medicines Agency said Thursday that there is no “urgent need” for COVID-19 booster shots for fully vaccinated people and suggested instead the emphasis...

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....

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...

Meet the vaccine bouncers: ‘If our options are a complete lockdown or asking people to flash their card — I prefer the flashing of the card’

What’s it like to ask customers if they’re vaccinated against COVID-19? Sometimes awkward, always necessary and typically without tension, say some business owners who’ve made...

FDA authorizes an extra COVID-19 dose for people with weak immune systems in the first regulatory OK for a booster shot in the U.S.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Thursday authorized an extra COVID-19 shot for people with compromised immune systems in a move that underscores the...

U.S. COVID-19 case tally passes 36 million as more states seek face-mask mandates and plead with unvaccinated to get shots

The U.S. tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passed 36 million on Wednesday, with at least three states gearing up to implement face-mask mandates as...

Fake Covid Vaccination Cards Are on the Rise in the U.S., Europe

MILAN—As Covid-19 vaccine mandates proliferate in the U.S. and Europe, so are swindlers selling bogus vaccination certificates. The U.S. government has said federal workers must...

If your employer fires you because you won’t get the COVID vaccine, don’t expect to collect unemployment

Each day more employers are telling employees they need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in person or risk being fired. On Thursday CNN...

Here’s a glimmer of hope that more unvaccinated Americans are willing to get the COVID-19 shot

A quarter of unvaccinated adults say they are likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year, according to a new report...

WHO Calls for Halt to Covid-19 Booster Shots

The World Health Organization called Wednesday for a moratorium on Covid-19 booster shots until at least the end of September to address a shortfall in...

Delta variant is now in 135 countries, says WHO, as director-general calls for moratorium on boosters to allow poorer countries get first doses

The highly transmissible delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is now in 135 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, as its head...

New coronavirus wave is giving credence to the risks of a U.S. stagflation-like scenario

The spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus in some U.S. states is leading to the possibility that the economy may be heading into...

The delta variant is more than twice as contagious as previous strains of the virus, federal health officials say, as they urge vaccinations

Federal health officials struck a serious tone on Monday, once again urging Americans to get vaccinated and calling on more employers to require COVID-19 vaccines....

‘You’ve got to do the right thing’: 50 healthcare groups ask employers to mandate worker COVID vaccines — but one big obstacle remains

In the face of rising COVID-19 case counts fueled by the delta variant and ongoing reluctance to get vaccinated among many Americans, more than 50...

Covid-19 Vaccine Health Pass Fuels French Protests

French protesters took to the streets for the third consecutive Saturday to protest new restrictions on people unvaccinated against Covid-19, a growing movement that threatens...

Israel to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots to Elderly as Delta Cases Rise

TEL AVIV—Israel authorized the use of a booster shot of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for people aged 60 and over starting Sunday, after early data...

EU Overtakes U.S. in Covid-19 Vaccines as Delta Variant Spreads

MILAN—The European Union passed the U.S. in Covid-19 vaccinations, with the continent inoculating people at a sustained pace and America struggling to persuade vaccine holdouts...

U.K. to Open Up to Vaccinated American Travelers

LONDON—The U.K. is open to American visitors again. The government said it would allow vaccinated travelers from the U.S., and those from most of the...

Israel Begins Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for At-Risk Children Under 12 as Delta Cases Surge

TEL AVIV—Israel authorized the use of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for vulnerable children between five and 11 years old, as cases of the highly contagious...

Don’t wait — back-to-school shopping will be more expensive and more challenging this year

Families are getting a welcome taste of normalcy with most schools slated to reopen for in-person learning in the fall, but back-to-school shopping this year...