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US seeing ‘fourth wave’ of coronavirus infections due to variants: Osterholm

Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm believes the U.S. is seeing a “fourth wave” of infections due to coronavirus variants that have arisen over the past few months. Osterholm, who served as a member of President Biden’s COVID-19 transition advisory board, said the variants pose a significant problem despite underscoring that existing vaccines appear to be effective against… Read More »

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying health conditions and those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more likely to die, a CDC-led research team wrote in a study published Tuesday in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report also showed just how unusual it is for children and… Read More »

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS: * Brisbane’s three-day snap lockdown ended at midday on Thursday after Queensland reported just one new locally acquired COVID-19 case, a person who was already in quarantine. * Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack urged Australians to “do your patriotic duty” and see the country, encouraging them to travel. * More than 100,000… Read More »

NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

“The highest levels of NIH are very concerned,” said Dr. Avindra Nath, intramural clinical director and a leader of viral research at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an NIH division. “Everyone’s hopes are on a vaccine, and if you have a major complication the whole thing could get derailed.” A great deal… Read More »

Crowded parties and coronavirus concerns keep high schoolers from returning to the classroom

Their study, published last Thursday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, found a statistically significant increase in clinic and hospital visits by patients who reported respiratory illnesses as early as the week of December 22. The first known case of Covid-19 in the US was thought to be a patient in Washington who had… Read More »

Why Coronavirus Testing Still Matters

Biden’s Stimulus Plan Biden’s Address What to Know About the Bill New Health Insurance Subsidies Bill Aims to Tame Virus Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Why Testing Still Matters With case numbers still high, coronavirus testing remains essential, experts say, but the goals and approach will change… Read More »