“A deadly barrage” of pandemics is coming, a new report warns.
The first lesson of any vaccination program? “You have to get people on board with getting the vaccine.”
“People may die unnecessarily because the administration has allowed an ideological special interest group to hijack biomedical research,” one expert said, citing the wide use of fetal cells in coronavirus vaccine research.
“A lot of people are getting hurt by this senseless act.”
US hospitals are now treating around 1,500 patients a day with antibodies found in the blood of COVID-19 survivors.
“I can’t see how this is done, frankly, before the middle of next year,” said one expert, of a coronavirus vaccine.
Seen as the “gold standard” in many areas of medical research, fetal cells are widely used in coronavirus vaccine research.
There’s reason to be hopeful: "The coronavirus is starting to look a lot like other viruses that have led to good vaccines," said one expert.
"The safety signals from these two important trials are reassuring," said two experts.
"You cannot have a competent public health response without a clear communication strategy," one top medical expert said of the White House’s moves against Fauci. "This isn't it."
“Everything we have to do to fight the coronavirus pandemic — social distancing, closing businesses, limiting gatherings — makes the overdose crisis worse,” said one expert.
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“We don't know if things are going to necessarily get better. Or get worse.”
A group of First Baptist Dallas choir and orchestra members contracted COVID-19 in the lead-up to Vice President Mike Pence’s visit on Sunday. An infectious disease expert called it “appalling.”
Coronavirus cases have been spiking since mid-June, particularly among younger Americans in the South and West. The big worry is that they will pass the virus onto older, more vulnerable people.
The world’s premier health agency pushed a flawed coronavirus containment strategy — until it disappeared from public view one day before the outbreak was declared a pandemic.
Even though hundreds of thousands of protesters and police crowded onto the streets, overall social distancing actually strengthened in big cities with major protests.
"It is highly affordable, easy to make, can be scaled up quickly and only needs a small dosage," said one expert.
The federal agency noted that the two drugs are "unlikely to be effective in treating COVID-19" and could cause serious side effects.
"There is no way to ensure zero risk of infection," said new CDC guidelines on safety as more states reopen.
“All of the best evidence suggests that people without symptoms can and do readily spread SARS-CoV2,” a group of Harvard scientists said.