Novavaxs Effort to Vaccinate the World, From Zero to Not Quite Warp Speed

Novavax’s Effort to Vaccinate the World, From Zero to Not Quite Warp Speed

Novavax is a vaccine company that, despite $2 billion in new federal and international funding, still hasn’t come through with a licensed covid vaccine. It hopes it can still help to fight the global covid scourge, but will it deliver? …

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Here Comes Reconciliation

Democrats in Congress reached a tentative agreement to press ahead on a partisan bill that would dramatically expand health benefits for people on Medicare, those who buy their own insurance and individuals who have been shut out of coverage in states that didn’t expand Medicaid. Meanwhile, controversy continues to rage over…

Analysis Why Well Likely Never Know Whether a Covid Lab Leak Happened in China

Analysis: Why We’ll Likely Never Know Whether a Covid Lab Leak Happened in China

If international scientific sleuths are hoping to see a lab log or find a whistleblower, that sort of information won’t be revealed. In China today, it is dangerous to say what you know if it challenges the official government narrative. …CHARLOTTE COVID-19 NEWS

Without Enough Boots on the Ground, California’s Vaccination Efforts Falter

California’s vaccination rates have stagnated, particularly in Black and Latino inner-city neighborhoods and in rural towns. County health officials, who say trust is their most important commodity, need more money for one-on-one interactions with holdouts, but the state has instead largely funneled money to advertising firms and tech companies. …

Covid’s Lingering Effects Can Put the Brakes on Elective Surgeries

Even after recovering from covid, many patients experience respiratory or other problems and, since this effect of the virus is so unpredictable, medical experts aren’t sure when it is safe to undergo elective surgery. But medical experts are setting up guidelines. …

Singing Helped Me Through Long Covid

A Break From Breathlessness: How Singing Helped Me Through Long Covid

Long before covid, music therapists used singing and wind instruments to help COPD and asthma patients. These same therapies might help patients recover from covid’s lingering symptoms as well. And though it wasn’t clinical music therapy, singing with an online choir has helped me navigate long covid. …

The WHO Didn’t Reverse Its Position on Kids and Covid Vaccines

The WHO Didn’t Reverse Its Position on Kids and Covid Vaccines

The World Health Organization this week updated its guidance on children and covid vaccinations — but in a different way than alleged in a viral social media post. … World Health Organization COVID Vaccine – CHARLOTTE, NC COVID-19 and PANDEMIC NEWS

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Thousands of Young Children Lost Parents to Covid. Where’s Help for Them?

More than 46,000 children in the U.S. have lost a parent to covid-19. Families say finding even basic grief counseling has been difficult and there’s been no coordinated effort to help these children access services or benefits. …

Is Rand Paul Mixing Up the Vaccine Message for Covid Survivors

Is Rand Paul Mixing Up the Vaccine Message for Covid Survivors?

The scientific literature shows that natural immunity does provide protection against covid-19, but experts say getting vaccinated can provide additional protection against variants. …CHARLOTTE COVID-19 News

Despite All the Talk, Covid Vaccination Does Not Infect People With Shingles

What It Means When Celebrities Stay Coy About Their Vaccine Status

St. Louis Blues leading scorer David Perron took 10 days to explain he had indeed been vaccinated before he caught covid-19, which knocked him from playing in the NHL playoffs against the Colorado Avalanche. His case and those of other public figures raise questions about the role of celebrity in enticing…