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Pfizer And BioNTech Vaccine Trials For Kids Show The Shots Are Safe And Effective
Side effects of the shots were also generally comparable to those of people between the ages of 16 to 25-years-old who received the vaccine. 1
Parents and caregivers will likely have to wait until the end of 2021 before a COVID-19 vaccine is fully approved for young children ages 5 to 11, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, recently told NPR. 1
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The Plan to Stop Every Respiratory Virus at Once
When London vanquished cholera in the 19th century, it took not a vaccine, or a drug, but a sewage system. 1
The United States eliminated yellow fever and malaria, for example, with a combination of pesticides, wide-scale landscape management, and window screens that kept mosquitoes at bay. 1
The question boils down to: How much disease are we willing to tolerate before we act? 1
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L.A. County records big drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Los Angeles County has dropped below 1,000 for the first time in two months - underscoring the region's slow but steady progress in turning the tide of the latest coronavirus surge.
F.D.A. Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots for Older and At-Risk Americans
Regulators said that people over 65 or at high risk of severe Covid-19 were eligible for an extra shot, setting up a staggered national booster campaign.
Unvaccinated pregnant women face increased risks from COVID
Arlington, Texas - A pandemic record of at least 20 expectant mothers died from COVID-19 in the U.S. in the month of August, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When a Child Is Hospitalized with COVID
Sometime long ago-in early 2020-an infection-prevention specialist came to morning report to review personal protective equipment with the pediatricians at the hospital in San Antonio where I work.
Researchers detect malaria resistant to key drug in Africa
LONDON - Scientists have found evidence of a resistant form of malaria in Uganda, a worrying sign that the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without more action to stop its spread.
California governor signs privacy laws for abortion patients
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in San Francisco.
Nurses are leaving the profession, and it may be difficult to replace them
But the global pandemic has only worsened problems that have long existed within the nursing profession - in particular, widespread stress and burnout, health and safety issues, depression and work-related post-traumatic stress disorder, and even increased risk of suicide.
Yes, an Israeli study did find natural immunity is effective in fighting COVID-19, but health experts still recommend vaccination
An Israeli study found the best protection against COVID-19 is getting vaccinated and having natural immunity. But vaccines are still effective and less dangerous.