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CDC Mandates Measles Quarantine for Afghanistan Evacuees

Evacuees of Afghanistan who have arrived in the United States must be vaccinated against measles and undergo quarantine for 21 days, according to a health...

Pfizer Says COVID Vaccine Is Safe, Effective for Kids 5-11

Sept. 20, 2021 — With record numbers of COVID-19 cases being reported in kids, Pfizer and its partner BioNTech have announced that their mRNA...

Idaho Hospitals Nearly Buckling in Relentless COVID Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The intensive care rooms at St. Luke’s...

Govt determined to vaccinate everyone by December this year: Union Minister Kishan Reddy

The Government of India is determined to vaccinate everyone by December this year under the COVID-19 vaccination programme, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said here...

bibek debroy: I expect real growth to be at least 11% this year: Bibek Debroy

Edited excerpts from an email interview with Bibek Debroy, chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the PM: What’s your outlook for the current fiscal?...

HIV Vaccine Fails, Prompting Calls for More PrEP

Last year, Katherine Gill, MD, an HIV prevention researcher in Cape Town, South Africa, realized how jaded she’d become to vaccine research when the Pfizer...

Malaria Vaccine + Antimalarial = 70% Reduction in Disease, Death

A new study from Africa shows a remarkable 70% reduction in malaria if two treatments — a vaccine and an antimalarial medication — are combined...

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....

NCCN Recommends Third COVID-19 Dose for Patients With Cancer

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Experts at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) have now issued...

COVID Vax Booster Trial Begun in People With Autoimmune Disease

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s...

Flu Shot Timing: What’s Optimal?

Amid fresh national recommendations for COVID booster shots to ramp up waning immunity, new research examining the durability of flu vaccination indicates significantly dwindling protection...

Classroom Study Highlights Delta Variant’s Threat to Schools

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An unvaccinated teacher who periodically removed her mask to read to...

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...

100,000 More COVID Deaths Seen Unless US Changes Its Ways

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S. is projected to see nearly 100,000 more COVID-19 deaths...

Get Flu Shot Early This Year? Same Time as COVID Vaccine?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With first-time COVID-19 immunizations continuing and the plan to offer booster...

Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Biden administration’s plans to make covid-19 booster shots available next...

Only a Fraction of Breakthrough Infections as Cases Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Meggan Ingram was fully vaccinated when she tested positive for COVID-19...

Healthcare Workers Eager for COVID Booster Shots

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID vaccine boosters move closer to reality, most physicians and...

COVID Anxiety Rising Amid Delta Surge, AP-NORC Poll Finds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. DENVER, Colorado (AP) — Anxiety in the United States over COVID-19...

Montana Only State to Ban Vaccine Requirements for Employees

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte receives a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19...

Guidance on Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose for MS Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients age 12 years and older with multiple sclerosis (MS) who...

Insurance Companies Stop Waiving Out-of-Pocket COVID Costs

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Americans may be hit with surprising bills in the future if...

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...

Latest Data Show Increase in Breakthrough COVID-19 Cases

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Preliminary data from seven states suggest that breakthrough COVID-19 infections among...

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...