While the U.S. is seeing a record number of COVID-19 vaccinations, with 4.6 million administered last Saturday alone, the nation is also experiencing a rise in cases. Of concern among health experts is the recent increase among teens and children, particularly in Michigan. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel explains why the number of infections is going up now, how the coronavirus variants come into play and what to know when it comes to youth activities.
On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine "out of an abundance of caution." The announcement came after reports of six cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot following the administration of the drugmaker's vaccine, which has been given to nearly 7 million people. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel explains what you need to know if you’ve already received it.
Speaking at the White House COVID-19 response team briefing Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci praised AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine based on the most recent data the company has released.
Whiley was offered her vaccine in February, while her clinically vulnerable sister was in hospital with the virus.
At an event about implementing the American Rescue Plan, President Biden said that local doctors and clergy would be more effective than former President Donald Trump at convincing Republicans who may be reluctant about a vaccine to get vaccinated.
Warnings of a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, began quietly in December 2019. Over the weeks and months that followed, more information about this new form of coronavirus spread across the globe. For many Americans, however, the reality of the pandemic did not set in until March 11, 2020, when a confluence of major developments converged to cause a major shift in our way of life. One year later, Yahoo News has compiled an oral history of the events that ushered in “the new normal.”
On Feb. 27, the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was granted emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration. It’s now the third vaccine approved in the U.S., joining those from Pfizer and Moderna. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel explains how the Johnson & Johnson vaccine differs and how it will help in the fight to end the coronavirus pandemic.
The 72-year-old rocker recently shared his worries about getting COVID-19, saying, "there's a good chance I ain't going to be here."
Vaccinations in the U.S. continue to accelerate. More than 1 million Americans are getting vaccinated per day, which is helping us get one step closer to herd immunity. But with a large portion of the population still ineligible for vaccination, and uncertainty around whether vaccinated people can spread the disease, many immunized Americans are wondering: Is it safe to gather with friends and family? Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel explains.
Many countries have indicated they are either considering or are already developing coronavirus vaccine passport systems for anyone wishing to travel. But what are these systems? And how might they be used? Yahoo News speaks to Amesh A. Adalja, senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and Nick Careen, senior vice president of airport, passenger, cargo and security of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to find out.
The 'I'm Still Standing' singer sends himself up while the 'Italian Job' actor utters his famous catchphrase.
The supermodal spent her "first day of being 50 for the 17th time" getting the vaccine.
During the White House COVID-19 response team briefing on Friday, senior adviser Andy Slavitt said that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has authorized the use of more than a thousand active duty troops to support state vaccination sites.
When Parkland, Fla., couple Katherine Quirk and Russell Schwartz heard that the state planned to require citizens to make online appointments to get vaccinated, they immediately realized that seniors, like their parents, were going to face challenges using that interface. On Jan. 1, they created a Facebook group to help seniors and their families find information on how and where to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. The Facebook page has more than 21,000 members, and the couple estimates that since they launched the effort, they have been able to help more than 1,000 seniors get vaccinated.
Switzerland’s medical regulator has said it cannot authorise use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is hoping that children will be able to receive the coronavirus vaccine by late spring or early summer. While CDC data has shown that children are less likely than adults to develop severe illness from the virus, they can still contract and spread it asymptomatically. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel explains the importance of children getting vaccinated not only for their own health, but also to ultimately help achieve herd immunity in the U.S. to stop the spread.
The World Health Organization recently put out a statement advising pregnant women not to get the COVID-19 vaccine, unless they are at high risk of exposure. Yet this stands in contrast to what U.S. organizations like the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel explains.
The Wanted singer shared a series of photos on his Instagram Stories showing him arriving at the vaccination centre.