Vaccine reserve was already exhausted when Trump administration vowed to release it, dashing hopes of expanded access

Vaccine reserve was already exhausted when Trump administration vowed to release it, dashing hopes of expanded access

Now, health officials across the country who had anticipated their extremely limited vaccine supply as much as doubling beginning next week are confronting the reality that their allocations will remain largely flat, dashing hopes of dramatically expanding access for millions of elderly people and those with high-risk medical conditions. Health officials in some cities and […]

C.D.C. Warns the New Virus Variant Could Fuel Huge Spikes in Covid Cases

Federal health officials sounded the alarm Friday about a fast spreading, far more contagious variant of the coronavirus that is projected to become the dominant source of infection in the country by March, potentially fueling another wrenching surge of cases and deaths. In a study released on Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Experts warn of vaccine stumbles ‘out of the gate’ because Trump officials refused to consult with Biden team

Experts warn of vaccine stumbles ‘out of the gate’ because Trump officials refused to consult with Biden team

That smooth handoff is in stark contrast to what is happening now as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to assume power during a double-barreled crisis involving a lethal virus and its economic fallout that experts say demands close cooperation. Instead, as the coronavirus overwhelms U.S. hospitals and kills more than 3,300 people a day on average, […]

Companies scramble to expand coronavirus vaccine supply

Companies scramble to expand coronavirus vaccine supply

“I think the U.S. will most probably be one of the first countries of size to get its population protected,” Stéphane Bancel, chief executive of Moderna, said this week at a keynote panel for the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, an annual biopharmaceutical investor conference. But doses on paper are different from vials in the freezer […]

Harold N. Bornstein, Trump’s Former Personal Physician, Dies at 73

“He dictated that whole letter,” he told CNN. “I didn’t write that letter.” Harold Nelson Bornstein was born on March 3, 1947, in New York City to Dr. Jacob and Maida (Seltzer) Bornstein. From an early age he wanted to be a doctor, like his father. A photograph in his office showed him as a […]

What Does a More Contagious Virus Mean for Schools?

“When we look at what’s happened in the U.K. and think about this new variant, and we see all the case numbers going up, we have to remember it in the context of schools being open with virtually no modification at all,” Dr. Jenkins said. “I would like to see a real-life example of that […]

Morbidity and Mortality: Just Skip ’Em

Alt: A doodle swooning on a couch says, “Oh, the mortality!” Another doodle points to a graph and says, “I think you mean the death rate.” It’s hard to believe, dear readers, but the COVID-19 pandemic has been dominating headlines and newscasts for nearly a year. And that means we’re coming up on a year […]

Fewer Children Died in 2020, Despite the Pandemic. Experts Are Trying to Figure Out Why

Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by. With so much unnecessary death in 2020, it’s surprising that in many countries, at least according to preliminary numbers, there was one significant group that […]

Two Members of W.H.O. Team on Trail of Virus Are Denied Entry to China

More than a year after a new coronavirus first emerged in China, a team of experts from the World Health Organization finally arrived on Thursday in the central city of Wuhan to begin hunting for its source. But in a sign of Beijing’s continuing efforts to control the investigation, the team of scientists and W.H.O. […]

Johnson & Johnson’s 1-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promise in Early-Stage Trials

Johnson & Johnson’s experimental one-shot Covid-19 vaccine generated a long-lasting immune response in an early safety study, providing a glimpse at how it will perform in the real world as the company inches closer to approaching U.S. regulators for clearance. More than 90% of participants made immune proteins, called neutralizing antibodies, within 29 days after […]

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