Yesterday’s US FDA okay for vaccinating the nation’s ~17 million young teens with the Pfizer shot raises 2 big question: 

Missed second shots and dwindling demand may prolong COVID-19 in the US.  

In the US, reports of a rare blood clotting disorder in female recipients of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have raised the possibility that the jab could be recommended just for men,

The American opioid crisis may be sidelined by COVID-19, but its death toll is higher than ever.  

While the CDC and FDA review data today on reports that 6 women experienced very rare but serious blood clots in the brain after receiving the Johnson & Johnson jab, public health experts offered advice–and reassurance that the risk is low–-to the ~7million who already…

The CDC and FDA recommended a temporary pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine in the US out of “an abundance of caution” over 6 cases of a rare but severe type of blood clot among recipients, 

Days after declaring racism a “serious public health threat,” the CDC released a pair of studies quantifying COVID-19’s disproportionate toll on America’s communities of color,

It’s not impossible to get infected with SARS-CoV-2 from contaminated surfaces—but the risk is extremely low—less than 1 in 10,000, the CDC confirmed yesterday,

Last October, residents in 2 Nigerian states reported deaths from a “strange disease.”  Yellow fever had previously spared Enugu and Delta states so some residents blamed spiritual causes for the deaths. 

Hospital doctors treating the first COVID-19 cases had no way to know how the disease would progress in any given patient.