Docs warn that teen girls are developing tics as they IMITATE TikTokers with Tourette's
Docs warn that teen girls are developing tics as they IMITATE TikTokers with Tourette's

A number of medical journal articles have found that teen girls were watching TikTok videos of people who claimed to have Tourette Syndrome

Who was Joan Barrows? NJ vaxxed woman dies from ‘breakthrough’ Covid
Who was Joan Barrows? NJ vaxxed woman dies from ‘breakthrough’ Covid

Joan Barrows received both shots of the Moderna vaccine, and still succumbed to Covid-19, that doesn't mean everyone is in danger

Joe Biden's new travel rules: What is a HIPAA-compliant Covid-19 card? Here's all about vaccine passport
Joe Biden's new travel rules: What is a HIPAA-compliant Covid-19 card? Here's all about vaccine passport

A vaccine passport system could be a hard sell in the US, where the pandemic has exposed drastic political divides over coronavirus mitigation strategies

Covid-19 vaccine acceptance lowest among pregnant women and mothers of young kids in US, says global survey
Covid-19 vaccine acceptance lowest among pregnant women and mothers of young kids in US, says global survey

Pregnant women who were reluctant said they had concerns about exposing their baby to possible harmful side effects, the vaccine being rushed for political reasons and lack of safety and data

J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine gets nod, Fauci urges Americans to accept any of the 3 'highly efficacious' shots
J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine gets nod, Fauci urges Americans to accept any of the 3 'highly efficacious' shots

Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have shown higher efficacy rates as compared to Johnson & Johnson but experts have advised against direct comparison and say all three provide strong protection 

Is decline in US Covid-19 cases stalling? CDC warns ‘not the time to relax restrictions' as new variants spread
Is decline in US Covid-19 cases stalling? CDC warns ‘not the time to relax restrictions' as new variants spread

The shift may be a sign that new, highly transmissible variants of the coronavirus are beginning to take hold, according to public health experts

Should teachers get vaccinated before schools reopen? 59% Americans say it's vital to fight Covid-19: Survey
Should teachers get vaccinated before schools reopen? 59% Americans say it's vital to fight Covid-19: Survey

61% also believe that students falling behind academically should be a top consideration in school reopening

Is B.1.526 dangerous? New Covid-19 variant identified in New York may weaken efficacy of vaccines, say experts
Is B.1.526 dangerous? New Covid-19 variant identified in New York may weaken efficacy of vaccines, say experts

According to the team, this discovery also highlights the need for a concerted national surveillance program to track and contain the spread of novel coronavirus variants

Were US diplomats in China asked to take anal swab tests for Covid-19? Beijing denies allegations
Were US diplomats in China asked to take anal swab tests for Covid-19? Beijing denies allegations

‘As far as I know, China has never asked US diplomats in China to conduct anal swab tests,’ said Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian 

How safe is J&J’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine? FDA says it's effective and meets ‘favorable safety profile’
How safe is J&J’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine? FDA says it's effective and meets ‘favorable safety profile’

Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine is 85% effective at preventing severe cases of coronavirus, reveals analysis

What role do teachers play in Covid-19 spread at schools? CDC warns they could be ‘central’ drivers
What role do teachers play in Covid-19 spread at schools? CDC warns they could be ‘central’ drivers

9 Covid-19 transmission clusters found in US schools involved less than ideal physical distancing, and 5 involved inadequate mask use by students

Anthony Fauci blames Trump and political divide in America as US Covid-19 deaths cross 500,000
Anthony Fauci blames Trump and political divide in America as US Covid-19 deaths cross 500,000

He said mixed signals from the White House under the Trump administration were not helpful in the fight against coronavirus

Did Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home policy cause over 1,000 Covid-19 deaths? It may have led to spike, says report
Did Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home policy cause over 1,000 Covid-19 deaths? It may have led to spike, says report

According to researchers, each facility outside of New York City and its suburbs that accepted coronavirus patients averaged 9.33 additional deaths than those that did not

How dangerous is South African Covid-19 variant? First two US cases of virus strain detected in South Carolina
How dangerous is South African Covid-19 variant? First two US cases of virus strain detected in South Carolina

Like the UK and Brazilian variants, preliminary data suggests this variant may spread more easily and quickly than other variants, noted the CDC

What is P.1? US confirms its first case of contagious Covid-19 variant from Brazil in Minnesota patient
What is P.1? US confirms its first case of contagious Covid-19 variant from Brazil in Minnesota patient

A resident of Twin Cities metro area, the person with the Brazil coronavirus variant recently returned to Minnesota after having traveled to Brazil

How many Covid-19 vaccines does the US have? White House blames Trump administration for lack of data
How many Covid-19 vaccines does the US have? White House blames Trump administration for lack of data

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says that efforts to accelerate vaccination may be hindered by supply constraints

US to undo Trump's order and impose Covid-19 travel restrictions on South Africa, UK and Brazil to fight new strains
US to undo Trump's order and impose Covid-19 travel restrictions on South Africa, UK and Brazil to fight new strains

This will impact the entry of non-US citizens from the UK, Brazil, South Africa and 26 countries in Europe where new and more contagious coronavirus strains have emerged

60% of Americans don’t know when to get Covid-19 vaccine, 55% unaware where they can get the shot: Poll
60% of Americans don’t know when to get Covid-19 vaccine, 55% unaware where they can get the shot: Poll

Black and Hispanic adults, as well as low-income households, are among the groups least likely to say they have enough information

Joe Biden's 'wartime' Covid-19 plan includes more mask-wearing, vaccination, scientific data and help for schools
Joe Biden's 'wartime' Covid-19 plan includes more mask-wearing, vaccination, scientific data and help for schools

The national strategy includes restoring public trust as well as increasing supplies of PPE, testing materials and vaccines through the Defense Production Act

Pfizer vaccine effective against infectious Covid-19 variant, Moderna shot also offers protection: Reports
Pfizer vaccine effective against infectious Covid-19 variant, Moderna shot also offers protection: Reports

The B.1.1.7 lineage is a rapidly spreading variant that carries a larger than usual number of genetic changes with 10 mutations located in the spike protein

Highly infectious UK Covid-19 strain was probably spreading in US weeks before England detected it: Study
Highly infectious UK Covid-19 strain was probably spreading in US weeks before England detected it: Study

Researchers found that clusters of the B.1.1.7 variant had emerged in California by November 6 and by November 23 in Florida

What’s CAL.20C? New Covid-19 strain in LA may be behind dramatic rise in Southern California cases: Study
What’s CAL.20C? New Covid-19 strain in LA may be behind dramatic rise in Southern California cases: Study

Researchers are yet to determine whether the local variant is more deadly than current forms of the coronavirus

What is L452R? Here’s what we know about Covid-19 strain linked to several outbreaks in California
What is L452R? Here’s what we know about Covid-19 strain linked to several outbreaks in California

According to public health officials, it is too soon to know if this Covid-19 variant will spread more rapidly than others 

Was Covid-19 a bioweapon? Shocking US govt fact sheet claims Wuhan lab started research on bat virus in 2016
Was Covid-19 a bioweapon? Shocking US govt fact sheet claims Wuhan lab started research on bat virus in 2016

Titled Fact Sheet: Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the document claims the Chinese Communist Party systematically prevented a thorough investigation

Will Covid-19 reduce the life expectancy of Americans? Study projects it will be shortened by more than a year
Will Covid-19 reduce the life expectancy of Americans? Study projects it will be shortened by more than a year

Estimated reductions for the Black and Latino populations are 3 to 4 times that for Whites

What is the 'Columbus strain'? New Covid-19 variant discovered in Ohio likely more infectious, says study
What is the 'Columbus strain'? New Covid-19 variant discovered in Ohio likely more infectious, says study

This variant has acquired three other gene mutations, which were not previously seen together in the novel coronavirus

Are colleges Covid-19 superspreaders? Cases went up by 56% in counties where classes were in person, says CDC
Are colleges Covid-19 superspreaders? Cases went up by 56% in counties where classes were in person, says CDC

A Stanford University analysis shows in 17 of the campuses monitored, outbreaks translated directly into peaks of infection within their home counties

How long do Covid-19 symptoms linger? People suffer from at least one of them even after 6 months, finds study
How long do Covid-19 symptoms linger? People suffer from at least one of them even after 6 months, finds study

Fatigue or muscle weakness is the most common symptom, with sleep difficulties and anxiety or depression also frequently reported

Gorillas at San Diego zoo test positive for Covid-19, here’s what’s known about first such case in great apes
Gorillas at San Diego zoo test positive for Covid-19, here’s what’s known about first such case in great apes

It is believed the gorillas may have been infected by a staff member who did not have symptoms of the virus

Why are Americans still unsure about Covid-19 vaccine? Rural residents among most hesitant to get shots: Poll
Why are Americans still unsure about Covid-19 vaccine? Rural residents among most hesitant to get shots: Poll

About a third or 35% of Americans living in rural areas say they probably or definitely would not get a Covid-19 shot, compared to about a quarter of suburban (27%) and urban residents (26%)

Does the US have a new fast-spreading and highly infectious Covid-19 variant? Here’s what the CDC has to say
Does the US have a new fast-spreading and highly infectious Covid-19 variant? Here’s what the CDC has to say

'This fall/winter surge has been at nearly twice the rate of rise of cases as the spring/ summer surges. This acceleration suggests there may be a US variant,' the WH task force document said

How do allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccine in the US compare with those from flu shots? CDC has an answer
How do allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccine in the US compare with those from flu shots? CDC has an answer

The rate of such reactions for coronavirus vaccine is 11.1 cases per million doses given, while it is 1.3 per million for flu vaccines

How dangerous is the UK Covid-19 strain? Here’s a full list of US states where it has been found so far
How dangerous is the UK Covid-19 strain? Here’s a full list of US states where it has been found so far

New York has become the fourth state to identify the highly-contagious UK Covid-19 strain and this variant was found in a man in his 60s with no travel history

Who is Dr Moncef Slaoui? Here's why Operation Warp Speed advisor wants to cut Covid-19 vaccines doses in half
Who is Dr Moncef Slaoui? Here's why Operation Warp Speed advisor wants to cut Covid-19 vaccines doses in half

On May 15, he was named chief advisor of Operation Warp Speed, which is designed to accelerate the development, manufacturing and distribution of coronavirus vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics

How contagious is the second new Covid-19 strain? Here is everything we know about this variant so far
How contagious is the second new Covid-19 strain? Here is everything we know about this variant so far

British health secretary Matt Hancock says the South African strain is 'yet more transmissible and appears to have mutated further' than the variant that was discovered in the UK

Pregnant women infected with Covid-19 are not likely to pass the virus to their newborns, reveals study
Pregnant women infected with Covid-19 are not likely to pass the virus to their newborns, reveals study

Mother-to-child transfer of anti-coronavirus antibodies through the placenta was significantly lower as compared to the transfer of anti-influenza antibodies

UK's Covid-19 strain has probably reached US, says Anthony Fauci but advises against travel ban for now
UK's Covid-19 strain has probably reached US, says Anthony Fauci but advises against travel ban for now

The likelihood of testing individuals before they board a plane to the US is under active consideration

Not a myth! Healthy younger adults with no underlying medical conditions can develop severe Covid-19, warns CDC
Not a myth! Healthy younger adults with no underlying medical conditions can develop severe Covid-19, warns CDC

Between March-August, 22% of Americans in the 18 to 49 age group were admitted to the ICU, 10% required mechanical ventilation and three patients died

Who will get Covid-19 vaccine next? Frontline essential workers and Americans 75 and older, says CDC panel
Who will get Covid-19 vaccine next? Frontline essential workers and Americans 75 and older, says CDC panel

First responders, those who work in the education sector, food and agriculture, manufacturing, corrections workers, US postal service, public transit and grocery store workers are in line

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in US, 5.9 million doses to be shipped to states
Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine approved for emergency use in US, 5.9 million doses to be shipped to states

US officials have said that between the two vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, there will be enough doses to immunize 20 million Americans by the end of December 2020

High levels of cadmium in cigarette and veggies linked to higher death rates in people with flu: Study
High levels of cadmium in cigarette and veggies linked to higher death rates in people with flu: Study

Long-term exposure to cadmium, even at low levels, may undermine the body’s defense system in the lungs, explain scientists

When will the Moderna coronavirus vaccine be available? FDA set to give nod
When will the Moderna coronavirus vaccine be available? FDA set to give nod

Preliminary evidence also suggests that the vaccine candidate may prevent some asymptomatic cases

Utah mink found near infected fur farm confirmed as first known Covid-19 case in a wild animal
Utah mink found near infected fur farm confirmed as first known Covid-19 case in a wild animal

There is currently no evidence that the coronavirus is circulating or has been established in wild populations surrounding the infected mink farms

New Covid-19 variant detected in UK, scientists say there’s no reason to panic and call for more research
New Covid-19 variant detected in UK, scientists say there’s no reason to panic and call for more research

Experts say there is currently no evidence to suggest that the variant is more likely to cause serious disease. 'This kind of evolution and mutations are quite common.'

Who is Sandra Lindsay? NYC ICU nurse among first to get Covid-19 vaccine, says 'healing is coming'
Who is Sandra Lindsay? NYC ICU nurse among first to get Covid-19 vaccine, says 'healing is coming'

She said, 'I want to instill public confidence that the vaccine is safe. We’re in a pandemic and so we all need to do our part to put an end to the pandemic and to not give up so soon'

Trump’s White House staff, other top US officials could be among the first to get Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine
Trump’s White House staff, other top US officials could be among the first to get Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

Initial doses will be limited and the CDC recommends that healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents get the vaccine first

Biogen's superspreader Boston event in February may have led to 245,000 Covid-19 cases in US, other nations: Study
Biogen's superspreader Boston event in February may have led to 245,000 Covid-19 cases in US, other nations: Study

While Massachusetts accounted for most early spread related to the conference, Florida accounted for the greatest proportion of cases overall

FDA gives Pfizer coronavirus vaccine green light, Americans could get first shot as early as Monday
FDA gives Pfizer coronavirus vaccine green light, Americans could get first shot as early as Monday

The emergency use authorization comes at a time when over 294,000 have died in the Covid-19 pandemic in the US

FDA panel recommends Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, here's what will happen next
FDA panel recommends Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, here's what will happen next

This paves the way for FDA to authorize the shot and within 24 hours of an emergency use authorization, the vaccine could be shipped out to distribution sites across the US

Should Americans with severe allergies avoid Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine? Here's what we know so far
Should Americans with severe allergies avoid Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine? Here's what we know so far

Moncef Slaoui, chief vaccine adviser for Operation Warp Speed, said he expected that the UK allergic reactions would be considered in the US authorization process

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