COVID-19 not likely to be over by end of year, WHO says

March 02, 2021 at 09:09

The World Health Organization said Monday that it is unlikely that the coronavirus will no longer be an issue by the end of the year and one official said despite advances, the virus is "very much in control." Dr. Michael Ryan, the head of the WHO’s emergen...

CDC warns that all recent COVID-19 gains can be lost due to new variants

March 02, 2021 at 05:40

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday that she is concerned about the virus’ variants and said the recent ground the country made in combating the disease could be lost. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST...

Countries urge drug companies to share vaccine know-how

March 01, 2021 at 20:40

But that knowledge belongs to the large pharmaceutical companies who have produced the first three vaccines authorized by countries including Britain, the European Union and the U.S. — Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca. WHO called for vaccine manufacturers to...

Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed

March 01, 2021 at 20:18

Just five weeks ago, Los Angeles County was conducting more than 350,000 weekly coronavirus tests, including at a massive drive-thru site at Dodger Stadium, as health workers raced to contain the worst COVID-19 hotspot in the U.S.Now, county officials say t...

Eating this ratio of fruit and veggies could help you live longer, study suggests

March 01, 2021 at 20:07

How many servings of fruits and veggies should you be getting each day to live a longer life? A new study published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, aims to provide an answer. In an analysis of data representing some 2 million...

CDC launches COVID-19 vaccine location tool to help Americans find shots

March 01, 2021 at 19:31

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) launched a new tool to help Americans find COVID-19 vaccines as counterfeits and tight supplies continue to plague the distribution process. The CDC recently issued guidance that adults 65 years of age and older should b...

US to screen travelers from countries with Ebola cases: CDC

March 01, 2021 at 19:30

The United States will soon begin screening travelers who come from countries with cases of Ebola, an often deadly virus that causes severe bleeding and organ failure. In a statement Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that is...

Amid COVID-19 vaccine rollout, White House vows to ‘intervene, correct’ any inequities

March 01, 2021 at 19:26

Federal officials overseeing the country’s vaccination effort are placing a strong emphasis on an equitable and even distribution of jabs across all communities. During a White House briefing Monday, officials warned of intervening amid any inequities in th...

'Keep an eye' on New York coronavirus variant, Fauci warns

March 01, 2021 at 18:12

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Monday urged a close watch of a coronavirus variant recently detected in New York. "We certainly are taking the New York variant, the 526 [referring to B.1.526] ver...

COVID-19 at-home rapid test gets emergency use authorization

March 01, 2021 at 16:53

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization on Monday for a rapid at-home COVID-19 test that delivers results without the use of an outside laboratory. The QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test must be obtained via prescription and...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine begins shipping, third jab in US arsenal

March 01, 2021 at 13:12

Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine will begin shipping in the U.S. on Monday morning, marking the third shot in the country’s arsenal after a greenlight from the FDA and a panel with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mc...

Fauci advises relaxed gatherings in homes for vaccinated individuals, but not 'out in the community'

February 28, 2021 at 18:19

Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed that the CDC is working on recommendations for individuals that have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, with some recent studies offering a promising measure to determine when states can relax overall restrictions. FDA...

Everything old is new again: Repurposing drugs to treat Covid-19

February 28, 2021 at 01:12

(CNN) The practice of finding new uses for old medications -- called repurposing or repositioning drugs -- is not new. Originally developed to treat high blood pressure, the little blue pill received US Food and Drug Administration approval in 1998 to treat...

Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine gets emergency use authorization from FDA

February 27, 2021 at 23:38

(CNN) The US Food and Drug Administration authorized Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine Saturday. It is the first single dose Covid-19 vaccine available in the US, and is one that "checks nearly all the boxes." "We need a vaccine that can be quickly m...

The US is about to get a third coronavirus vaccine. Here's how it's different from the others

February 27, 2021 at 23:18

(CNN) The United States is poised to get a third coronavirus vaccine -- this one made by Johnson & Johnson. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are both designed to be given in a two-dose series -- the Pfizer vaccine three weeks apart and Moderna's four wee...

The man behind the secret message in the Mars rover parachute

February 27, 2021 at 20:47

The 70.5-foot supersonic parachute was an extraordinary engineering challenge, said Ian Clark, systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Nylon, Technora and Kevlar were used to make the largest parachute ever sent to Mars...

Comfort yourself with these 6 hearty soups

February 27, 2021 at 07:02

"People get so excited about soup," said Caroline Wright, author of the forthcoming cookbook " Soup Club " and founder of a Seattle-based weekly community soup club. Think something hearty that can power you through these next few months -- no delicate bisq...

FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine

February 26, 2021 at 22:05

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday voted to endorse Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, clearing the way for FDA leaders to grant emergency use authorization amid the ongoing fight against COVID-19. The vote was 22-0, with...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine headed for FDA committee vote: What the experts say

February 26, 2021 at 20:08

If the committee endorses the vaccine, and the FDA clears the J&J shot for U.S. use, it will not boost vaccine supplies significantly right away. FDA EASES PFIZER COVID-19 VACCINE SHIPPING, STORAGE TEMPERATURESStill, "once approved for emergency use, th...

Single Pfizer vaccine shot provides strong protection for those who've had Covid-19, UK studies suggest

February 26, 2021 at 19:59

In the United States, the vaccine is authorized as two doses taken 21 days apart. To protect against Covid-19, the first dose primes the immune system and the second boosts it. One of those new papers, led by researchers at the University College London and...

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