Moderna’s omicron-targeting vaccine provides improved protection, company says … Evusheld found to protect against COVID-19 death in late-stage trial … … FTC to probe pharmacy middlemen’s role...
Fourth COVID shot cuts risk of dire illness in seniors, real-world study finds
May 09, 2022
A fourth mRNA shot offers at least six weeks of steady protection against severe disease, a large new study from Israel reveals.
No adverse booster shot events found in LTC residents; vaccines potent against omicron, studies reveal
Apr 26, 2022
A study across 239 Genesis nursing homes has found no evidence of adverse reactions to COVID-19 booster shots among residents. The news arrives alongside new studies showing booster efficacy against the...
Clinical briefs for Monday, April 18
Apr 18, 2022
Omicron symptoms last 3 fewer days than delta symptoms in boosted adults: study … Sustainable funding, coordinated planning can avert repeating pandemic’s depression, loneliness devastation among...
CDC: Omicron BA.2 variant is now dominant in U.S.
Mar 30, 2022
The fast-spreading sub-variant of omicron, BA.2, now accounts for 55% of U.S. COVID-19 infections, up from 7% in late February, the CDC reports.
Omicron remains lethal in the older and unvaccinated, former CDC chief warns
Mar 23, 2022
The next wave of COVID-19 is on its way and unvaccinated elders are at risk of being hit hard, according to former CDC director Tom Frieden, M.D. “If we learn quickly and act quickly, we can outmaneuver...
Vaccines highly effective against severe omicron illness, CDC research assures
Mar 22, 2022
Two or three COVID-19 vaccine doses provided 90% protection against invasive mechanical ventilation or in-hospital death during both the delta and omicron periods, according to new CDC data.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, March 22
Mar 22, 2022
Fauci: Omicron variant BA.2 at least 50% more contagious, so uptick in cases expected … Genetic tests of saliva offer faster results for SARS-CoV-2 than nasal swabs … FDA approves first transdermal...
Rise in U.K. COVID-19 cases closely watched by U.S. health officials
Mar 15, 2022
U.K. saw a 48 percent increase in COVID-19 cases and a 17 percent rise in hospitalizations last week
Clinical briefs for Friday, Feb. 25
Feb 25, 2022
Here’s how SNFs “held their ground” during omicron surge … CDC to start gauging COVID-19 restriction levels by local cases, hospitalizations … CDC adds physical inactivity and immunodeficiency...