Tag: novel coronavirus ; SARS-CoV-2

BCG Vaccination May Help Protect Older Adults From COVID-19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination could be useful against COVID-19 in older adults in India, a study of inflammatory biomarkers before...

Cuba Struggles to Get Oxygen to the Sick, Vaccines to the Healthy

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba has turned to the military to provide oxygen amid a surge of the coronavirus even as doctors rush to administer locally...

Pfizer Says 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Sales to Top $33.5 Bln, Sees Need for Boosters

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc on Wednesday raised its full-year sales forecast for the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Germany’s BioNTech by 29% to $33.5 billion,...

As Americans Navigate Conflicting COVID-19 Mask Advice, ‘Everyone Is Confused’

PRINCETON, N.J./SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Reuters) – A COVID-19 surge ignited in parts of the United States by the highly contagious Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy...

Picky ‘Vaccine Sommeliers’ Undermine Brazil Inoculation Campaign, Experts Say

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – One question rippled through the queue outside a makeshift inoculation center in Rio de Janeiro’s beachside neighborhood of Copacabana...

Multiple Myeloma Patients May Not Mount Adequate Response to COVID Vaccine

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with multiple myeloma mount a highly variable antibody response after completing the recommended two-dose COVID-19 vaccination regimen, with some...

Delta Variant Sweeps Asia, Prompting Curbs as Vaccination Remains Tepid

SEOUL/SYDNEY (Reuters) – The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is surging through Asia this week, with record numbers of infections in Australia and...

Most States’ COVID-19 Vaccination Plans Created Without Advice on Health Equity

(Reuters Health) – Most states created their vaccine distribution plans without getting advice from a health equity committee, and often without input from minority communities,...

Should My Child Get a COVID-19 Shot?

(Reuters) – Tristen Sweeten, a 34-year-old nurse in Utah, hopes her three children will receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine through its pediatric clinical trial. The sooner...

Brazil’s P1 COVID Variant Mutating, May Become More Dangerous

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s P1 coronavirus variant, behind a deadly COVID-19 surge in the Latin American country that has raised international alarm, is...

Families Thwart COVID-19 Patient Transfers as Third Wave Grips France

PARIS (Reuters) – In March, emergency room doctor Frederic Adnet needed to move COVID-19 patients from his fast-filling Paris hospital to less hard-hit regions of...

Scientists Call for New Probe Into COVID-19 Origins With or Without China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A joint China-World Health Organization (WHO) study into COVID-19 has provided no credible answers about how the pandemic began, and more rigorous...

India Posts Record COVID-19 Cases, 13-fold Jump Over 2 Months

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s second wave of coronavirus infections continued to swell as it reported a record 115,736 new cases on Wednesday, a 13-fold...

COVID-19 Landing in Canada Despite Preflight Testing

(Reuters) – More than 1,000 air passengers arrived in Canada infected with COVID-19 over a recent four-week period despite obligatory pre-departure testing, according to federal...