Critical Deficiencies in Data and Funding Jeopardize Public Health Pandemic Initiatives
A group of California public health officials emphasized the importance of timely and extensive data, as well as adequate financial support, in preparing for future pandemics. They expressed these views during a meeting with a prominent member of the Biden administration.
China is predicted to face a new wave of COVID-19, with 65 million cases per week
China is predicted to face a new wave of COVID-19 infections that could reach 65 million cases per week by the end of June 2023. This alarming prediction was revealed by respiratory disease specialist Zhong Nanshan at a biotechnology conference in Guangzhou.
COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Pfizer and Moderna Face Fresh Alnylam Patent Lawsuits
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc, a biotech company, recently filed additional lawsuits against Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc. The lawsuits were filed in Delaware federal court and allege that the COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna infringe on Alnylam's patents.
Jimmy Kimmel Tests Positive for COVID-19 Again... But What He Discovered Next Left Everyone Speechless!
Jimmy Kimmel tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in less than a year. The late-night talk show host announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday, May 28, 2023. "I'm such a positive person, I tested positive AGAIN," Kimmel tweeted. "I am feeling fine."
CDC Study: Adults Without Updated COVID-19 Booster Shots Face Higher Risk of Hospitalization
Introduction: A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed concerning findings regarding the protection offered by COVID-19 vaccines without an updated booster shot. The study suggests that adults who have not received an updated booster shot may have "relatively little remaining protection" against hospitalization compared to the unvaccinated population. This emphasizes the importance of staying up-to-date with booster shots to maintain robust immunity against COVID-19. The study also sheds light on the effectiveness of the updated shots against critical illness.
China Hit with New Covid Wave Months After Easing Restrictions: A Deeper Look
Six months after China loosened what were some of the world's most stringent Covid-19 control measures, the country is witnessing a surge in cases, a stark contrast to the previous scenario where each case was meticulously tracked and quarantined. The Chinese government's relaxation of its previous Covid-19 restrictions coincides with an increase in infection rates that could potentially reach as high as 65 million cases per week by June's end, according to a recent medical conference.
Pfizer's Revolutionary COVID Antiviral Paxlovid Receives Full US Approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially approved Pfizer's oral antiviral COVID-19 treatment called Paxlovid. This approval allows Pfizer to sell the drug at regular market prices once the U.S. government's supplies decrease.
Continuing Productivity During Fears of the Coronavirus
These past few years have grown increasingly tumultuous as fears of the coronavirus have spread across the world. With this global pandemic, we can find ourselves growing anxious over our health and the people we love. Additionally, the state of the economy may lead to increasing pressures on our businesses, causing strain for both managers and employees. Many of my clients have been reaching out to me for advice, and these are a few of the actionable steps we can take to continue progressing our personal and professional lives during these times.
Do you regret getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Reflecting on Experiences and Regrets
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill, with vaccines hailed as the beacon of hope for a return to normalcy. However, as the vaccination efforts progressed, questions arose about the regret some individuals experienced after taking the COVID-19 vaccines. In this article, we delve into personal experiences and thoughts shared by some Quorans who expressed regrets about their vaccination decision. These voices shed light on the complexities surrounding vaccine experiences and the ongoing discourse on the subject.
The Strip In Las Vegas Was A Virtual Ghost Town: A Look Back
Normally, you have to dodge people on the sidewalk or sit through a few red lights in your car to get anywhere on The Strip. Not so in March of 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The author's personal photos will give you a sense of how barren The Strip became. First, take a look below at an fairly typical evening on The Strip:
Illinois Governor Pritzker Endorses Legislation for COVID-19 Affected First Responders
In a monumental move to support front-line heroes, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has enacted a vital piece of legislation. This law extends financial compensation to first responders who have been afflicted with COVID-19 while fulfilling their duties.
End of Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency is Thursday, But Virus Remains an Issue
TUMWATER, WA - Thursday will mark the end of the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration. After this date, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention's authorizations to collect certain types of public health data will expire, yet Washington State Department of Health officials say the virus will remain a part of our lives for the foreseeable future.
US to Lift COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for International Air Travelers
In 2021, the US introduced COVID-19 vaccination requirements to protect people's health, ensure workplace efficiency, and safeguard the economy and vulnerable groups. Since then, COVID-19 deaths have dropped by 95%, and hospitalizations have decreased by nearly 91%. Worldwide, COVID-19 fatalities are at their lowest since the pandemic began. Now, with almost 270 million Americans having received at least one vaccine dose, we are in a different stage of our COVID-19 response, making some of these requirements less necessary.
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Granted Full FDA Approval for Use in US
On August 23, 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive full approval in the United States. The vaccine had previously been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA in December 2020. In this article, we will discuss the details and implications of the full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
WHO Declares the End of Covid-19 as a Global Health Emergency
The World Health Organization declares an end to the Covid-19 global health emergency.Photo byGetty Images. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that Covid-19 is no longer a global health emergency. The decision was made at the 15th meeting of WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Covid-19. This means that the public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) declaration should end, as the pandemic has been on a downward trend for over a year. Although Covid-19 continues to spread, WHO officials claim that it remains a global health threat, but at a lower level of concern.
Nation Wide Health Alert Regarding Covid-19 Home Tests
The FDA is advising consumers to check their lists to see if they have a contaminated Covid-19 At Home Test Kit as it is believed it may be contaminated. The liquid solution provided in the affected Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Test kits is contaminated with organisms such as Enterococcus, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, and Serratia species. Individuals performing the self-test may run the risk of direct contact with the contaminated liquid in the tube.
Pink eye may result from the new COVID-19 strain Arcturus, according to the LA Department of Public Health
After confirming three additional cases of the strain on Thursday, representatives from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LACDPH) suggested that the new COVID-19 subvariant may be the cause of pink eye.