Enlarge / A child getting a vaccination on February 19, 2021, in Bonn, Germany. reader comments 70 with For the third consecutive year, kindergartners across the US have fallen short of reaching the protective threshold of 95 percent vaccination coverage, and vaccine exemptions have reached an all-time high of 3 percent, according to a new ..
Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. reader comments 123 with The Food and Drug Administration greenlit two updated COVID-19 vaccine booster shots Monday—a day before advisors for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are scheduled to meet and vote on recommendations for use of the updated vaccines. The ..
reader comments 25 with Concern over the highly evolved omicron subvariant BA.2.86 is easing as the first batch of preliminary studies on the virus suggests it may not be as immune evasive or dangerous as its numerous mutations suggest. But the good news is tempered by the latest COVID-19 data, which shows increasing rates of ..
reader comments 151 with For a fourth consecutive summer, COVID-19 is on the rise, though this year’s warm-weather wave appears milder than those in the emergency period of the pandemic. COVID-19 indicators of hospital admissions, emergency department visits, test positivity, and wastewater levels have all been increasing in the past month, with a peak not ..
Enlarge / Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel during a Bloomberg Television interview on the closing day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on May 26, 2022. reader comments 65 with Things are looking rosy for Moderna, as it reported unexpected first-quarter profits Thursday. But the company is not wavering in its plans to dramatically ..
reader comments 93 with Share this story Surviving a bout of COVID-19 can significantly increase the risk of developing a range of long-term gastrointestinal symptoms and conditions—from constipation and diarrhea to chronic acid reflux, pancreatitis, and inflammation of the bile ducts—according to a study published this week in Nature Communications. The study likely confirms what ..
reader comments 95 with 0 posters participating Share this story COVID vaccines remain the safest way to reduce the chance that SARS-CoV-2 can put you in the hospital and are a critical component of the public health campaign against the pandemic. Yet, in the US, there has been lots of controversy and outright anger about ..
Enlarge / This child, who had been ill with measles, exhibited the characteristic rash on the fourth day of its evolution. Measles can cause hearing loss, brain damage, and be fatal to young children. reader comments 0 with 0 posters participating Share this story Amid declining vaccination rates nationwide, an outbreak of measles has erupted ..
reader comments 31 with 29 posters participating Share this story The new bivalent COVID-19 booster spurred neutralizing antibody levels that were fourfold higher against the omicron subvariants BA.4/BA.5 in older adults than those seen after the original booster, Pfizer reported Friday. The new data may help calm concerns about whether the updated booster is an ..
Enlarge / Cleveland doctor Sherri Tenpenny gives false testimony on June 8, 2021, saying COVID-19 vaccines magnetize people. reader comments 230 with 151 posters participating Share this story The State Medical Board of Ohio is threatening to limit, suspend, or even permanently revoke the medical license of Sherri Tenpenny, the infamous anti-vaccine doctor who made ..