Tag: novel coronavirus

Americans Seek Compensation for Failed COVID-19 Treatments From US Fund

(Reuters) – In March of last year, Steve Cicala took his wife, Susan, to the emergency room at Clara Maass Medical Center in New Jersey...

Amid Scramble for COVID-19 Vaccine, Latin America Turns to Russia

LA PAZ (Reuters) – As Bolivia struggled late last year to secure deals with large drug firms to supply COVID-19 vaccines, the incoming president, Luis...

Pfizer-BioNTech Testing Booster of COVID Vaccine in New Trial

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Thursday they are testing a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine to better understand the immune...

US Community Health Centers Say They Have Given More Vaccines Than Government Data Show

(Reuters) – Some U.S. community health centers say they are doling out COVID-19 shots far faster than government data suggests, likely accounting for some of...

Oxford Finds COVID-19 Shot 76% Effective for 3 Months After Single Dose

LONDON (Reuters) – Oxford University and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine showed in a study it had 76% efficacy against symptomatic infection for three months after a...

How the CARES Act Forgot America’s Most Vulnerable Hospitals

A federal economic relief package passed by Congress in March promised to provide a lifeline for hospitals, particularly those in rural communities where many facilities...

California Keeps Key Virus Data Out of Public Sight

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the...

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...

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...

J&J COVID-19 Vaccine on Track for March Rollout, Still Aims for 1 Bln Doses This Year: Exec

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson is on track to roll out its single-shot coronavirus vaccine in March, and plans to have clear data on...

Critical Care Staff Suffer Trauma and Severe Anxiety Due to COVID-19

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly half of staff working in intensive care units (ICU) in England in the COVID-19 pandemic have severe anxiety, depression or post-traumatic...

Face Masks Protect Wearers, Others From COVID: Studies

(Reuters Health) – Two new literature reviews suggest face masks provide some protection to the wearer and when universally worn by the general public they...

Hair Shedding Surges in Low-Income Communities During COVID-19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The incidence of telogen effluvium (TE), or hair shedding, surged more than 400% among Hispanic/Latinx impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Comics Conveyed Public Health Storytelling During Pandemic

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Comics have contributed to the visual culture of the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a way for people to share their experiences...

Tennessee Emerges as New COVID-19 Epicenter in US

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tennessee emerged on Wednesday as an epicenter of the latest COVID-19 surge as U.S. political leaders sought to guard against a...

CDC Advisers to Review Data on Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

(Reuters) – A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel will meet on Friday to review data on the COVID-19 vaccine developed...

Russian State Employees Describe Pressure to Join Vaccine Trials

MOSCOW (Reuters) – In late September, Moscow municipal official Sergei Martyanov sent a series of text messages to his subordinates: “Colleagues!!!… What is this sabotage???”...

Former French President Giscard d’Estaing Dies of COVID-19 Complications at 94

PARIS (Reuters) – Former President Valery Giscard d’Estaing, who championed European integration and helped modernise French society in the 1970s, has died at the age...

US Hospitalized COVID-19 Patient Number Hits Record 90,000 Ahead of Expected Case Surge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The number of COVID-19 patients being treated in hospitals across the United States reached 90,000 on Friday after nearly doubling in...

EU Could Pay Over $10 Billion for Pfizer and CureVac Vaccines: Source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union could pay more than $10 billion to secure hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccine candidates being developed...

COVID-19 Reinfection Unlikely for at Least 6 Months, Study Finds

LONDON (Reuters) – People who’ve had COVID-19 are highly unlikely to contract it again for at least six months after their first infection, according to...

COVID-19 Threatens to Overwhelm Canada’s Health System

WINNIPEG (Reuters) – In July, the Canadian province of Manitoba went two weeks without a single new case of COVID-19. Theaters and casinos reopened and...

Atopic Disease Does Not Increase Risk for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 is no more severe in patients with allergy and asthma...

In US Midwest States, New COVID-19 Infections Rise to Record Highs

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Wisconsin and other states in the U.S. Midwest are battling a surge in COVID-19 cases, with new infections and hospitalizations rising to...

ECMO Can Play a Key Role for Sickest COVID-19 Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can play an essential role in the...