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CDC panel criticized for postponed meeting on COVID-19 vaccines, rare heart issues

An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drew criticism after it postponed a discussion on heart inflammation among a small fraction of COVID-19 vaccine recipients in observance of the Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday.  The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) initially scheduled meeting on Friday, June 18 will now be… Read More »

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows

Trump also suggests that’s why he initially pushed so hard for the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, because the malaria drug had already been tested and approved for other uses. “Well, we’re doing great on vaccines,” Woodward quotes Trump as saying in his latest book, “Rage.” “The problem with a vaccine is a vaccine… Read More »

Kids, COVID & Vaccines: What to Know

Kate Oakes, Chicago. Linda Friehling, MD, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Shipra Gupta, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease, West Virginia University. Mark Pasternack, MD, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston. Michael Smit, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Brenda Zuniga, Woodbridge, VA. American Academy of Pediatrics: “Critical Updates on COVID-19,” COVID-19: State-Level Data Report.” AAP News: “CDC releases… Read More »

Mississippi’s Black Communities Turned Around Their Covid Rates. Next Up: Make Strides on Vaccines.

At its first pop-up vaccination event on April 10, the Northeast Mississippi Coalition Against Covid 19 gave shots to nearly 40 people in Shannon, a town where roughly 60% of some 1,800 residents are African American. Though a fraction of the doses typically given out at large mass vaccination sites, the event was a success,… Read More »

Biden’s goal of 200M COVID-19 vaccines administered to be reached Thursday

President Biden on Wednesday announced the country is slated to exceed his goal to administer 200 million COVID-19 vaccines before his 100th day in office. The figures backing Biden’s claim are expected to be released on Thursday, the president’s 93rd day in office. In December, the president set a goal to get 100 million shots to Americans by his 100th day in office, which his… Read More »