New data show rise in deaths among vulnerable members of vaccinated population who haven’t been boosted

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A growing proportion of COVID-related deaths are occurring among the vaccinated, a new ABC News analysis finds. In August of 2021, about 19% of COVID-19 deaths were occurring among the vaccinated. Six months later, that number increased to more than 40%. In part, that may be because not enough vaccinated people, … Read more

Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United States, with the Biden administration working to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported that COVID-19 symptoms recurred after … Read more

New initiative aimed at increasing Black registered organ donors

LAVERGNE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Black Americans make up about 13% of the US population, but they account for 35% of people suffering kidney failure. That means they make up the majority of people who need an organ transplant. The nation’s four Historical Black College and University medical schools and members of the organ donation and … Read more

Bharat Biotech To Get $19 Million For Development Of ‘Variant Proof’ Covid Vaccine

CEPI will fund the initiative under its USD 200 million program to advance the development of vaccines New Delhi: The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) on Tuesday said it will provide up to USD 19.3 million (about Rs 149 crore) to Bharat Biotech International, the University of Sydney, and Switzerland-based ExcellGene SA for the … Read more

Dropping zero-COVID policy in China without safeguards risks 1.5m lives – study

A delivery worker standing on a scooter looks over barriers in a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Safeguards include boosting vaccinations, access to care ‘Zero-COVID’ stance vital to beating virus -China advisers … Read more

Omicron Subvariant BA.2.12.1 Likely To Become Dominant US COVID Strain

A coronavirus subvariant called omicron BA.2.12.1, first spotted in upstate New York, is likely to become the dominant strain in the United States in the coming weeks, according to The New York Times, as coronavirus cases again trend upward in the country . While the BA.2 variant continued to drive the majority of infections, making … Read more

Omicron as severe as previous COVID variants, large study finds

A sign requiring masks is seen outside of a closed-down business during the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Washington, US, December 27, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 5 (Reuters) – The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus is intrinsically as severe as previous variants, unlike assumptions … Read more

Cognitive Impact of Severe COVID Is Equivalent to 20 Years of Aging, Study Finds

We all know that COVID-19 can lead to lingering fatigue and brain fog. But one of the most rigorous examinations to date of the long-term cognitive impacts of severe infection has just yielded some pretty unsettling results. In a study comparing 46 severe COVID-19 patients with 460 matched controls, researchers found the mental impacts of … Read more

What ‘long COVID’ means and how it’s affecting millions

An estimated 23 million Americans are suffering from symptoms of “long covid.” It’s being called the pandemic after the pandemic. Answers about long COVID are still in short supply, and that’s leaving many people struggling to find the medical help they need. Nitza Rochez, 43, said she got COVID in March 2020. She said she’s … Read more