Songphol Thesakit/Getty Images/Stock (NEW YORK) — In the early days of the coronavirus vaccine rollout, scientists were hopeful it might herald the long-awaited turning point of the pandemic, not only bringing the threat of severe disease, hospitalization and death to an end, but also completely halting the spread of the disease. Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief […]

Anna Rose Layden-Pool/Getty Images, FILE (NEW YORK) — After testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that he has joined a growing group of people experiencing a Paxlovid rebound, following treatment with Pfizer’s antiviral. Fauci, 81, said that when he first tested positive two weeks ago, he had very minimal […]

Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — As advisors to the FDA consider what type of COVID-19 shots should be offered in the fall, new federal data reveals a significant proportion of Americans have yet to receive their first and second boosters. In May, federal officials authorized the use of COVID-19 boosters for children ages 5 to […]

Westend61/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — A committee of advisers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously Thursday to greenlight the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17, clearing the way for parents to have one more vaccine to choose from when considering whether to inoculate their children against the virus. At […]

Carol Yepes/Getty Images, FILE (NEW YORK) — Nearly 1 in 5 American adults who have had COVID-19 are still suffering from long-haul symptoms, according to new data collected by the Census Bureau and Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The data, collected from June 1 to June 13, 2022, showed […]

Wang Ying/Xinhua via Getty Images) (NEW YORK) — More than 1 million Americans have died from COVID-19, but recent data shows that deaths and severe disease are not increasing with the same vigor despite a surge in infections. The U.S. has reported more than 700,000 new cases in the last week, but experts say totals […]

KoldoyChris/Getty Images (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — Florida was the first state to advise against vaccinating healthy kids for COVID-19. Florida was the only state in the U.S. that didn’t preorder any COVID-19 vaccines for young children, federal officials said Thursday. The Florida Department of Health did not want to be involved in a “convoluted vaccine distribution […]

SONGPHOL THESAKIT/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In the early months of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, breakthrough cases among fully-vaccinated people were a statistical anomaly. Preliminary clinical trial data offered an optimistic outlook for the months ahead, with many Americans hoping a vaccine would be their ticket to a return to normalcy. However, last summer, when […]

Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Despite a rather unpleasant bout with COVID-19 this past January, Jennifer McDonnell was relieved to think that she, and her family, could finally return to normal life, with a potentially strong immune protection stemming from both vaccination and a past infection. “We had been cautious, but once we [got COVID-19] […]

Morsa Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — With vaccine immunity waning, and concerns over a fall surge growing, officials from Moderna announced on Wednesday that data from its study on Omicron-containing bivalent booster, revealed that it offers superior antibody response against omicron — one month after injection — compared to the company’s current vaccine. Moderna Chief […]

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