Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Scientists Examine Kids’ Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

Doctors are trying to figure out why some kids become much sicker than others and, in rare cases, don’t survive. …

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Science Shows Mask-Wearing Is Largely Safe for Children

Scientists have found little evidence that the kind of masks worn by students negatively affect oxygen or carbon dioxide levels. …

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? …

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…

The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated

The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated

At least 5,800 people have fallen ill or tested positive for covid two weeks or more after being fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. “I now tell everyone, including my colleagues, not to let their guard down.” …

A Year Into Pandemic Federal Officials Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers

A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers

Changes would allow N95 sales for industries other than health care and signal an end to the hospital practice of reusing the masks considered essential for worker safety. …

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Delta Changes the Covid-19 Conversation

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Health Care as Infrastructure

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal includes items not traditionally considered “infrastructure,” including a $400 billion expansion of home and community-based services for seniors and people with disabilities, and a $50 billion effort to replace water pipes lined with lead. Meanwhile, the politics of covid-19 are turning to how or whether Americans…

To Extract More Doses per Vial, Vaccinators Put Squeeze on FDA to Relax Vaccine Handling Advice

Arthur Allen March 12, 2021 President Joe Biden has promised enough covid vaccine to immunize every willing adult by June 1. But right now, the gap between supply and demand is so dramatic that vaccinators are discovering ways to suck the final drops out of each vaccine vial — if federal regulators will let them. Pharmacists …

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Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission among Meat Processing Workers in Nebraska, USA, and Effectiveness of Risk Mitigation Measures

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES: A PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL TRACKING AND ANALYZING DISEASE TRENDS | Workers in Nebraska, USA, and Effectiveness of Risk Mitigation Measures | J. J. Herstein et al. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention…

South African COVID Variant in SC US

South Carolina Detects South African COVID-19 Variant

South Carolina Detects South African COVID-19 Variant Also, an expert warns about hospital oxygen shortages and Novavax reports good phase 3 vaccine data.