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Nancy Messonnier, the senior CDC official who first warned the US about the coronavirus pandemic, is resigning

Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, speaks at a coronavirus briefing on January 28, 2020. Samuel Corum/Getty CDC health official Nancy Messonnier announced she was resigning on Friday. She said her last day with the CDC would be May 14. Messonnier was the first US official to publicly warn the country of the COVID-19 pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nancy Messonnier - a senior health expert at t...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Speed, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Business Insider, Mike Pence Read, Messonnier, Nancy Messonnier


Booster shots of COVID-19 vaccine probably won't cause worse side effects than the original vaccines, experts predict

Man takes vaccine selfie in Colorado Michael Ciaglo / Stringer / Getty Images COVID-19 boosters are expected later this year. It's too early to say for sure what side effects to expect. But experts predict they won't be much worse than the original COVID-19 vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. COVID-19 vaccine booster shots probably won't cause worse side effects than the original vaccines, two leading experts have told Insider - although others say it'...
Tags: Health, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Poland, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University Of Maryland, Mayo Clinic, Gregory, American Medical Association, Adalja, Amesh Adalja, Susan Bailey, Moderna, BioNtech


Highly efficient immune response in asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 patients

Researchers in Singapore have investigated the role of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies and T-cells in asymptomatic individuals suffering from COVID-19. They found that, contrary to some initial hypotheses, asymptomatic individuals mount an adaptive immune response on par with symptomatic individuals, demonstrating that T cell response does not appear to be correlated with symptom severity.
Tags: Health, Singapore, COVID


Global spread of COVID-19 has raised serious concern for patients with transthyretin amyloidosis

The global spread of COVID-19 has raised serious concern for patients with chronic disease. A correlation has been identified between the severity of COVID-19 and a patient's preexisting comorbidities.
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Real-world data from Qatar suggests 2 doses of Pfizer's vaccine are needed against variants

A health worker applies a pad on the arm of a man after inoculating him against the coronavirus at a drive-through vaccination centre in the city of al-Wakrah, north of the capital Doha, on March 31, 2021 (Photo by Anne LEVASSEUR / AFP) (Photo by ANNE LEVASSEUR/AFP via Getty Images) Pfizer's vaccine was 54% effective against severe COVID-19 caused by variants after one dose in Qatar. Effectiveness against severe COVID-19 rose to more than 90% when two doses were given 21 days apart. Th...
Tags: Health, UK, Cdc, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Qatar, South Africa, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Doha, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


Australia news live update: NSW reports no new local Covid cases; PM confirms India travel ban to end 15 May

Scott Morrison says India travel ban will not be extended and has committed to three repatriation flights before the end of May. Follow latest updatesAustralia to start repatriating citizens stuck in India when flight ban endsNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional case locationsSydney and NSW Covid restrictions: new rules for Mother’s Day weekend 2.17am BST Police have begun their inspection of the tanker truck that crashed into a traffic light at a busy Southbank intersection in Melbourne,...
Tags: Health, Australia, India, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, NSW, Southbank, Coronavirus, COVID, NSW Covid, Truganina, K S Freighters


Australia news live update: new Covid rules in NSW as medical chief says ‘missing link’ in cases still unknown

Mask-wearing mandatory for all indoor public venues, including public transport, as health authorities brace for more coronavirus cases due to the level of activity of a man in his 50s while infectious. Follow latest updatesFull report: authorities search for ‘missing link’ between traveller from US and positive Sydney manSydney restrictions: new rules for Mother’s Day weekend explainedSydney Covid hotspots: list of coronavirus exposure sites Sydney Roosters caught up in Covid scare 5.24am BS...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, India, US, Australia news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Liberal party, South Australia


‘Rejected and betrayed’: Australians stranded in India speak of heartbreak

More than 9,000 Australians remain trapped in India by the Coalition’s Covid travel ban. Many travelled before the crisis to visit sick and dying relatives, and say they are angry at their treatment. Here are six of their storiesThe backlash has been fierce in the days since the Australian government moved to make it a criminal offence for its citizens to return from Covid-ravaged India.Members of the Morrison government have denounced their own policy, while medical experts and international hu...
Tags: Health, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, United Nations, Morrison, Australian foreign policy, Coronavirus, COVID


Dr. Fauci To Adolescents On The Fence About COVID-19 Vaccine: ‘Be Part Of The Solution’

(CNN) — Dr. Anthony Fauci said he hopes children and teens won’t hesitate when the US Food and Drug Administration authorizes a coronavirus vaccine for them. A federal government official told CNN on Monday that the FDA is poised to authorize Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine in children and teens 12 to 15 years old by early next week, and administration of the vaccine to them could start almost immediately, said Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. ...
Tags: Health, California, Cdc, White House, US, Joe Biden, Cnn, Philadelphia, Michigan, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Johns Hopkins, Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper


Fewer people want coronavirus vaccines than are available now in LA County

For the first time this week Los Angeles County had more vaccines than people who wanted to get them, according to the Department of Public Health, marking a critical juncture for the county’s vaccine efforts as it reaches toward a goal of 80% of the eligible population vaccinated. “That means 25% less people were vaccinated than the week before,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday, May 4. For those who want to get vaccinated, appointments should be more available and there ar...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Fda, Pfizer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Centers for Disease Control


Fitness ring maker Oura raises $100M

It’s been a wild couple of years for Oura. Last year, in particular, proved to be a major driver for the wearable fitness manufacturer. With the pandemic bringing professional sports to a screeching halt in 2020, a number of major leagues have adopted the ring, including the NBA, WNBA, UFC and NASCAR. The company has also been making a major push into health research courtesy of UCSF, which has published peer-review studies around the ring’s temperature monitor. That feature in particular has ma...
Tags: Health, Startups, Wearables, Hardware, Fitness, Funding, Tech, Nascar, UCSF, Eisai, Chernin Group, Elysian Park, The Chernin Group, OURA, Eurie Kim, Tommi Heinonen


Australia news live: crossbench MPs call on PM to undo India travel ban; RBA keeps interest rates at record low

Scott Morrison all but rules out lifting the ban early as cricketer Michael Slater adds to voices condemning the decision. Follow live 8.12am BST Scott Morrison claims it is “highly unlikely” that anyone will be jailed for returning to Australia from India under the country’s harsh biosecurity laws, as he resists calls from the peak medical association for the penalties to be dropped.Facing a backlash from within Coalition ranks and mounting community anger over the government’s decision to ...
Tags: Health, Australia, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, RBA, Michael Slater, Mostafa, Coronavirus, COVID, Elias Visontay


Scott Morrison lectured the states against snap border closures – now he's done exactly that | Katharine Murphy

The prime minister is intent on masking the government’s lack of preparation by presenting the India travel ban as an inspired plan to prevent a third Covid waveScott Morrison claims it is ‘highly unlikely’ Australians returning from India will be jailedIndia travel ban: does the health justification stack up and is the move legal?Karl Stefanovic, the breakfast television host, opened Tuesday morning with a bouncer. “Prime minister, good morning to you. Do you have blood on your hands?” With cow...
Tags: Health, India, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Slater, Rockhampton, Michael Slater, Stefanovic, Katharine Murphy, Australian foreign policy, Coronavirus, COVID


LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths again, although reporting lags contribute

Although the numbers are likely due to weekend reporting lags, Los Angeles County announced zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday, May 3, as the public health director expressed confidence the county will move up to the least-restrictive tier of the economic-reopening blueprint this week. COVID-19 case and death numbers are traditionally low on Sundays and Mondays as a result of delays in reporting from the weekend, but the back-to-back days of zero deaths still offered a gl...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Sport, Walgreens, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Cvs, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Knott, LA County


How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Got Involved With the Vax Live Concert

How do you get Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to sign on as campaign chairs of Global Citizen’s Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World? Just ask. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex immediately jumped on board when they were approached by Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans. “We said we need champion of this […]
Tags: Health, News, Prince Harry, Harry, Duke, Sussex, Global Citizen, MEGHAN MARKLE, Hugh Evans, COVID, Just For Variety


CVS and Walgreens have wasted more vaccine doses than most states combined

Two national pharmacy chains that the federal government entrusted to inoculate people against Covid-19 account for the lion's share of wasted vaccine doses, according to government data obtained by KHN.
Tags: Health, Walgreens, Cvs, COVID


Australia’s India travel ban: does the health justification stack up and is the move legal?

The extreme use of a power most people didn’t know existed has generated a storm of criticism. We look at how it came about – and what happens nextAustralians could die from Covid under India travel banAt the weekend, the federal health minister, Greg Hunt, announced the government would bar people – including citizens and permanent residents – from coming to Australia from India.The decision prompted a storm of criticism, including from the Australian Human Rights Commission, as Australians cam...
Tags: Health, Australia, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Greg Hunt, Australian Human Rights Commission, Coronavirus, COVID


‘Very Traumatic Experience’: Driven By Loss, Sacramento Group Sends Supplies To India As COVID Surges

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Tags: Health, News, India, New York City, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Paypal, Folsom, Travis Air Force Base, Parikh, Coronavirus, COVID, Indian Association of Sacramento, Sacramento Group


Study finds one-third of COVID-19 patients experience neurological symptoms

The research on the short and long-term effects of COVID-19 disease is ongoing. Still, scientists have found severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) affects the brain causing loss of smell and taste, dizziness, muscle pain, fatigue, and other cognitive impairments. However, it remained unknown why certain people developed neurological symptoms while others did not.
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LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths Sunday, 313 new cases

Los Angeles County reported no additional coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, May 2, welcome news for officials who’ve seen increasing evidence in recent weeks that the pandemic is on the wane. The county also reported 313 new cases of COVID-19. Officials cautioned that those low numbers, though in step with recent downward trends, likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend during scaled-back record-keeping. According to state figures, the number of coronavirus patients in county hospita...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Disneyland, Caltech, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, District, Ferrer


AstraZeneca has drawn criticism for saying it can't share its vaccine tech with the WHO because it has no engineers available 'to brief people and train them'

AstraZeneca recently took part in a shareholder Q&A. Reuters/Dado Ruvic AstraZeneca recently said it had no engineers to assist in the transfer of vaccine technology. The statement by the company's CEO was made during a shareholder Q&A. It has drawn criticism from campaign groups and other industry observers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Health industry observers and social justice groups have criticized recent comments by AstraZeneca's CEO about sharing its vac...
Tags: Health, India, Trends, Healthcare, Oxford, Who, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Pascal Soriot, World Health Organization WHO, Chow, Global Justice Now, Soriot, COVID, Weekend BI UK, People s Vaccine Alliance


AstraZeneca has drawn criticism for saying it can't share its vaccine technology with the WHO as it has no engineers available 'to brief people and train them’

AstraZeneca recently took part in a shareholder Q&A. Reuters/Dado Ruvic AstraZeneca recently said it had no engineers to assist in the transfer of vaccine technology. The statement by the company's CEO was made during a shareholder Q&A. It has drawn criticism from campaign groups and other industry observers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Health industry observers and social justice groups have criticized recent comments by AstraZeneca's CEO about sharing its vac...
Tags: Health, India, Trends, Healthcare, Oxford, Who, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Pascal Soriot, World Health Organization WHO, Chow, Global Justice Now, Soriot, COVID, Weekend BI UK, People s Vaccine Alliance


The leader of one of the world's biggest vaccine manufacturers said he fled India because of menacing threats

Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla. -/AFP via Getty Images Adar Poonawalla, the leader of a major vaccine manufacturer, said he fled India due to threats. Poonawalla leads the Serum Institute, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer. The COVID-19 situation in India is so dire that Poonawalla said people have been hurling threats at him, accusing him of delaying vaccines on purpose. See more stories on Insider's business page. The CEO of the Serum Institute, a vacci...
Tags: Health, England, Science, India, Trends, New York Times, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Times of London, Serum Institute, Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla, Poonawalla, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Coronavirus


Marise Payne denies racism motivated ban on Australian citizens returning from Covid-ravaged India

Foreign affairs minister says ‘temporary pause’ is to alleviate the ‘significant burden’ returning travellers were placing on health systemsForeign affairs minister Marise Payne has defended the government’s decision to ban Australian citizens returning home from India, saying the move was “not in any way” motivated by racism.On Saturday the government announced it will introduce penalties including fines and jail time for anyone who tries to return home from India, with treasurer Josh Frydenber...
Tags: Travel, Health, India, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Josh Frydenberg, Marise Payne, Coronavirus, COVID


No Perth lockdown but premier says it remains ‘a prospect’ after Saturday’s Covid cases

Mark McGowan says the much-anticipated western derby AFL match will go ahead but without spectatorsPerth will not be forced back into lockdown, but the state’s premier, Mark McGowan, announced spectators will not be allowed to attend the much-anticipated western derby AFL match after the state recorded three new Covid-19 cases.On Saturday, McGowan revealed that a hotel quarantine security guard and two of his housemates, both food delivery drivers, had tested positive for Covid-19. Continue read...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Perth, Western Australia, AFL, McGowan, Mark McGowan, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus blog as it happened: surge testing to begin in east London after South African and Brazilian variants detected; WHO approves Moderna vaccine for emergency use

Saturday’s news on Covid developments around the worldThousands waiting for dementia diagnoses during Covid crisisTravellers in England to get one-week notice of overseas rule easingCanberra condemned over decision for Australians returning from IndiaUK’s south Asian communities worst-hit in Covid second wave - study See all our coronavirus coverage 12.01am BST That’s it for today from the global blog team. Thanks for following our coverage – more to follow in a few hours. 12.00am BST C...
Tags: Health, England, London, Society, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID, IndiaUK


LA County posts 500 new coronavirus cases, but lowest positivity rate

The Annenberg Foundation partners with L.A. Works and Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills to run on a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to thank Los Angeles volunteers for their service on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) The Annenberg Foundation partners with L.A. Works and Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills to run on a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to thank Los Angeles volunteers for their service on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contri...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Community, Disneyland, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


A step forward: a way to advance the mental health of health care professionals

On April 26, 2020, the nation was shocked by the suicide of Dr. Lorna Breen, a New York City emergency physician who was recovering from COVID-19 in Virginia. Dr. Breen is one of an unknown number of health care professionals who have experienced mental illness or taken their lives over the past year. Although this […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Virginia, New York City, Policy, Psychiatry, Breen, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, COVID, Lorna Breen


Coronavirus live news: surge testing to begin in east London after South African and Brazilian variants detected; WHO approves Moderna vaccine for emergency use

Australians trying to return home from India could face fine or jail; Indian government ignored warnings on variant, scientists sayThousands waiting for dementia diagnoses during Covid crisisTravellers in England to get one-week notice of overseas rule easingCanberra condemned over decision for Australians returning from IndiaUK’s south Asian communities worst-hit in Covid second wave - study See all our coronavirus coverage 5.29pm BST The number of people in intensive care units in France w...
Tags: Health, England, London, France, India, Society, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Reuters, Coronavirus, COVID, IndiaUK


Coronavirus live news: WHO approves Moderna vaccine for emergency use; Scotland records one new Covid death

Australians trying to return home from India could face fine or jail; Indian government ignored warnings on variant, scientists sayThousands waiting for dementia diagnoses during Covid crisisTravellers in England to get one-week notice of overseas rule easingCanberra condemned over decision for Australians returning from IndiaUK’s south Asian communities worst-hit in Covid second wave - study See all our coronavirus coverage 4.18pm BST There have been 1,907 new coronavirus cases in the UK, b...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Scotland, India, Spain, Society, World news, Portugal, Brazil, Who, Vaccines and immunisation, Reuters, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID



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