Feed store clerks began realizing that customers clamoring to buy horse dewormer had an off-label use in mind: as a COVID-19 home remedy.
A US CDC panel tapped the brakes yesterday on a mass COVID-19 vaccine booster rollout, saying the evidence of waning vaccine effectiveness isn’t sufficiently robust,
As summer COVID-19 surges usher masking and distancing back in across the US, contact tracing is being left in the toolbox. Many states began dialing back tracing months ago; Texas’ new budget bans contact tracing funding altogether. That’s a missed opportunity, says Tom…
In a Marin County, California elementary school—where masks and social distancing were in place—an unvaccinated teacher unmasked for story time. Within days of discovering she had been infected with the Delta variant, half her class had it, too. The case study was…
2 Japanese prefectures suspended use of Moderna shots yesterday after the discovery of more contaminated doses and the report of the deaths of 2 men after receiving their second Moderna jabs, The Japan Times reports.
The demand for COVID-19 treatments like monoclonal antibodies is rising in parts of the US with mounting cases—especially in states with low vaccination rates,
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held August 6–15 in Meade County, South Dakota, had all the makings of a superspreader event: More than 500K attendees No testing No mask requirements No vaccination requirements in a county with only 38.3% of residents vaccinated…
Time’s up to get to the bottom of COVID-19 origins, write the authors of last spring’s WHO report in a
As the Delta variant swept through the US, vaccine effectiveness at preventing infection fell from about 90% to 66%, according to
After 200 million+ doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine have been injected into American arms, the FDA gave its