Big Leagues Balk at Endorsing Vaccination

Big Leagues Balk at Endorsing Vaccination

The major sports leagues are struggling to vaccinate enough of their players to protect the clubhouse and locker room, and few stars have stepped forward to pitch vaccination to teammates or fans. WNBA players are an exception, with a 99% vaccination rate and high-profile ads urging the public to get vaccinated….

Analysis Necessary or Not, Covid Booster Shots Are Probably on the Horizon

Analysis: Necessary or Not, Covid Booster Shots Are Probably on the Horizon

In today’s pharmaceutical universe, a simple “safe and effective” determination by the Food and Drug Administration to approve a drug can be manipulated to sell products of questionable value. And drugmakers can profit handsomely. …

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? …

Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

Insurers voluntarily set the charges aside earlier in the pandemic — but that means those same health plans can decide to reinstate them. …CHARLOTTE COVID-19 NEWS

What’s Causing Michigan’s COVID Surge, and Who’s Getting Sick?

An anesthesiologist at the University of Michigan describes the new influx of patients and what this may mean for the pandemic’s trajectory

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Massive Google-Funded COVID Database Will Track Variants and Immunity

Open repository will give free access to more than 160 million data points with details about individual infections

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Coronavirus News Roundup, February 6 – February 12

Pandemic highlights for the week from ScientificAmerican.com

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Heads to FDA for Emergency Use Decision

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Heads to FDA for Emergency Use Decision

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Heads to FDA for Emergency Use Decision | Late yesterday Johnson & Johnson submitted a request for an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its COVID-19 candidate. If the EUA is granted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the vaccine will become the third COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in the United States, and the first that requires only one dose…In light of the request, FDA advisors will meet on Feb 26 to weigh emergency use…

COVID-19 with Cardiac Arrest

COVID-19 with Frailty, Cardiac Arrest May Raise Risk of Death Sharply

COVID-19 with Frailty, Cardiac Arrest May Raise Risk of Death Sharply | Two studies today suggest that COVID-19 patients who are very frail or have a cardiac arrest are two three times more likely to die than those not infected with the virus. | For men with COVID-19, the risk of dying from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest rose 4.5-fold…

Brazil Variant in Minnesota

Brazilian COVID-19 Variant Detected in Minnesota

Brazilian COVID-19 Variant Detected in Minnesota | CIDRAP News | Late yesterday the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed the nation’s first case of COVID-19 caused by a variant strain, known as the Brazil P.1 variant, in a person who had recently travelled to Brazil | President Biden sets a new goal of 1.5 million vaccine doses administered each day.