Here's Everything You Need To Know If You're Totally Confused About COVID Booster Shots
The CDC Chief Overruled Her Expert Panel And Recommended Pfizer Boosters For High-Risk Workers
The highly unusual move by the head of the CDC capped off weeks off tense debates in the US over who should qualify for COVID-19 booster shots.
Top Scientists At The FDA And WHO Are Arguing Against COVID-19 Booster Shots
In a review published on Monday, the experts said the evidence does not show that boosters are needed for the general population.
Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Just Got Full FDA Approval
The approval will likely spur vaccination mandates at schools, hospitals, and businesses across the country.
Vaccinated Americans Will Be Offered COVID-19 Booster Shots As Early As September
US health officials announced that most Americans should get a booster shot eight months after vaccination, as the Delta variant spreads rapidly across the US.
Tennessee's Fired Vaccine Chief Called The State's New Rule Barring Vaccine Outreach To Teens "Toxic Leadership"
“We have a legislature filled with people who are not scientists and not healthcare providers who have their own crazy ideas about vaccines," Michelle Fiscus, Tennessee's top vaccine official until she was fired on Monday, told BuzzFeed News.
In An Unprecedented Move, Astronomer Geoff Marcy Has Been Kicked Out Of The Prestigious National Academy Of Sciences
The famous astronomer resigned from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2015 after a sexual harassment investigation made public by BuzzFeed News.
US Cases Of COVID-19 Are Rising Again, Sparking Fears Of A Fourth Major Surge
“We have so much to look forward to,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on Monday. “But right now I’m scared.”
Reporters Did Not Ask Biden About The Pandemic But Apparently We're Already Talking About 2024
Sixty-five days into his first term — as 1,000 people a day continue to die of COVID-19 in the US — reporters asked Biden whether he was going to run for reelection.
US Health Officials Questioned AstraZeneca’s Report Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine Results
The drug company announced positive trial results on Monday suggesting the vaccine was highly effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in all age groups. Less than a day later, US health officials questioned the results, which still have not been released in full.
Biden Plans To Purchase 200 Million More Vaccine Doses To Be Delivered Over The Summer
The president has faced mounting pressure to up his pledge of administering 100 million COVID-19 shots during his first 100 days in office.
More Than 400,000 People Have Died Of COVID-19 In The US As Trump Reaches His Final Day In Office
The US has recorded the most coronavirus cases and deaths of any country in the world. The death toll increased by 100,000 in just over a month.
A 90-Year-Old Woman From The UK Has Become The First Person To Receive Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
The second person was a man named William Shakespeare.
Moderna Has Submitted Its Coronavirus Vaccine For Emergency Approval From The FDA
If approved, the vaccine could become the second shot to become available in the US by December.
Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine Is More Than 94% Effective, Early Data Says
The new results suggest that the two early vaccine candidates will be extremely effective against the coronavirus.
Pfizer's Coronavirus Vaccine Is More Than 90% Effective, Early Data Says
The highly anticipated late-stage results are the first to be announced by a pharmaceutical company conducting a coronavirus vaccine trial.
Scientists Are Relieved About A Biden Presidency. They Say The Real Work Can Start Now.
After four years of relentless attacks on science, researchers and doctors are hopeful that Biden will fight the pandemic and climate change.
Two Major Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Have Restarted After Being Paused For Safety Investigations
Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca will resume their coronavirus vaccine trials in the US after pauses to investigate unexplained illnesses in trial participants.
Remdesivir Just Became The First Drug Approved By The FDA To Treat COVID-19
"It is absolutely not a blockbuster drug or a miracle drug," one expert said. "We give it because we don’t have anything better."
Trump's Doctor Said The President Now Has Antibodies, Leaving Out The Fact That He Was Just Given A High Dose Of Antibodies
"Why would you test for antibodies when you’ve given someone such a high dose of antibodies?" one expert told BuzzFeed News.