Tag: vaccine

What do vaccine efficacy numbers actually mean?

This week, Johnson & Johnson began delivering millions of doses of its coronavirus vaccine across the United States after receiving an emergency use authorization from...

Anti-CD20s Linked to Higher COVID-19 Severity in MS

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Like other people, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who become infected...

Certain DMTs in MS May Attenuate COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr Amit Bar-Or COVID-19 vaccines are considered safe for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurologist told colleagues, but those who are on disease-modifying therapy...

15 lakh people vaccinated against Covid-19 on March 5, highest in a day: Health ministry | India News

NEW DELHI: Nearly 15 lakh people were inoculated against coronavirus on March 5, the highest in a day so far, taking the total number of...

Alabama’s Republican Governor Extends Face Mask Mandate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama...

Public Health Experts Slam States’ Moves to Ditch Masks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi announced Tuesday they would...

As Vaccines Roll Out, Will Risky Behavior Increase?

Mar. 4, 2021 — With distribution of COVID-19 vaccines ramping up, and President Joe Biden promising all U.S. adults will be able to get inoculated...

Insurance Regulator to Issue Warning on Virus-Test Billing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top insurance regulator is...

‘Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vacciiiine!’ What you need to know about Covid-19 today.

“I know I’m trying to be funny now, but I’m dead serious about the vaccine,” she told the camera. “I think we all want to...

Covid-19: Interim clinical efficacy of Covaxin is 81%, says Bharat Biotech | India News

HYDERABAD: India’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin has demonstrated an 81% efficacy in preventing Covid-19 after the second dose, as per the interim results of...

Biden Vows Enough COVID-19 Vaccine for Every Adult by End of May

March 2, 2021 — President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the United States will have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to inoculate every American adult by May. In...

CDC Panel Sounds Alarm on Variants, Even as Vaccine Supply Rises

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Expanding the number of Americans vaccinated against SARS-COV-2 will aid in...

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...

States Easing Virus Restrictions Despite Experts’ Warnings

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MISSION, Kan. (AP) — With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up...

Israel’s “green pass” is an early vision of how we leave lockdown

Despite the flashy ads, however, it’s still too early to tell how well Israel’s program will work in practice—or what that will mean for vaccine...

3.9 million J&J COVID Shots to Ship, More Expected Soon

The federal government is shipping 3.9 million doses of Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine starting today, just days after the FDA granted the shot emergency...

Surge in 6 states, Maharashtra worst hit: India’s Covid situation in 6 charts | India News

NEW DELHI: A marginal, yet consistent, rise in daily coronavirus cases has stoked fresh concerns in India even as the country has expanded its vaccination...

CDC Chief Signs Off on Advisory Panel’s Backing of J&J Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

US Nursing Home Deaths Decline Sharply

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When the U.S. coronavirus vaccination program began in December, residents and...

Vaccines Came Too Late for at Least 400 Medical Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As health care workers in the U.S. began lining up for...

Biden’s CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

In early December, Dr. Katy Stephenson was watching TV with her family and scrolling through Twitter when she saw a tweet that made her shout. “I said...

FDA Grants Emergency Use to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. And then there were three. The US Food and Drug Administration...

Weary of COVID Variants, EU Leaders Push to Step Up Vaccination

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union must prepare to vaccinate for new COVID-19 variants over the coming years after EU...

NYC Officials Downplay Concern Over New Coronavirus Variant

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chief medical adviser on Thursday downplayed the results of two studies that may suggest a new coronavirus...

COVID-19 Vaccination Linked to Less Mechanical Ventilation

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Immunization of people 70 and older with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine...