As long COVID cases grow, clues emerge about who is most at riskFebruary 24, 2022 – Tens of millions of people now have an array of lingering symptoms. Figuring out their common risk factors could help tailor treatments.
Why new COVID-19 treatments have been so slow to developDecember 16, 2021 – With Omicron looming and cases surging, researchers are racing to deliver new therapeutics. But nearly two years in, only a few have proven safe and effective.
FDA panel recommends Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11October 26, 2021 – Here’s the latest news on COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
An offshoot of the Delta variant is rising in the U.K.November 02, 2021 – The fast-spreading version of the virus has been found in other countries too, and experts fear it may cause a winter COVID-19 surge if not enough people are vaccinated.
COVID-19 has killed 5 million people—and the pandemic is far from overNovember 01, 2021 – As the world confronts another tragic milestone, experts say the death toll and collateral damage will rise unless vaccines are delivered swiftly.
What to expect with COVID-19 vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11October 29, 2021 – Here’s what the science reveals about the safety of the Pfizer shot for this age group, the doses involved, and the role it will play in protecting everyone from the disease.
Here's what we know about the BA.2 Omicron subvariant driving a new COVID-19 waveApril 25, 2022 – BA.2 infections aren’t as mild as once thought and even newer versions of Omicron are circulating and spreading fast
Why you shouldn’t panic over the Omicron variantNovember 29, 2021 – The new variant of concern has a large number of mutations and is spreading fast. But experts say there are many unknowns, and that vaccines and masks are still the best available protections.
Here are the facts about fetal cell lines and COVID-19 vaccinesNovember 19, 2021 – As more people apply for religious exemptions to vaccine mandates, experts explain how and why fetal cells are used in drug development, from vaccines to common pain medications.
The Mu variant is on the rise. Scientists weigh in on how much to worry.September 09, 2021 – Laboratory studies suggest this variant may be better at avoiding the immune system but lags Delta when it comes to transmission and infecting cells.
The real risk of heart inflammation to kids is from COVID-19—not the vaccineNovember 23, 2021 – Pediatric experts agree that an infection causes more severe heart issues—and carries higher risk for long-term or permanent damage.
Who qualifies for a coronavirus booster shot? Why it’s still unclear.August 13, 2021 – While people with immune-compromising conditions rejoice over the FDA decision, may questions remain unanswered.
Health workers are exhausted. A photo studio let them express it.January 25, 2022 – Staff at this hospital in Belgium managed three pandemic waves with hardly a moment to rest—then they reached a breaking point.
First case of the coronavirus detected in the wildDecember 14, 2020 – An infected wild mink was found in the “immediate vicinity” of a Utah fur farm that had an outbreak, officials say.
Can this 19th-century health practice help with long COVID?April 08, 2022 – Doctors used to swear by the slow recovery period known as convalescence. Some experts say embracing it again could offer benefits for an array of long-term illnesses and injuries.
COVID-19’s hidden, heartbreaking toll: millions of orphaned childrenMay 06, 2022 – An estimated 10.4 million children have lost a parent or caregiver, putting them at higher risk for poverty and every major cause of death—but it doesn’t have to end in catastrophe.