• FDA unlikely to rule on Merck's COVID pill before December

    1 day ago - By ABC News

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will ask its outside experts to review Merck's pill to treat COVID-19 at a meeting in late November
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  • One child loses a caregiver for every four COVID-19-related deaths

    One child loses a caregiver for every four COVID-19-related deaths

    1 day ago - By Healio

    More than 140,000 children in the U.S. have lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to findings published in Pediatrics.
    Specifically, these children lost a parent, custodial grandparent or grandparent caregiver between April 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
    “Children facing orphanhood as a result of COVID-19 is a hidden, global pandemic that has sadly not spared the U.S.,” Susan Hillis, PhD, a CDC researcher, said in a press release. “All of us - especially our children - will feel the serious immediate and long-term impact of this
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  • FDA panel debates lower-dose Moderna COVID shots for booster

    1 day ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    U.S. health advisers are debating if millions of Americans who received Moderna vaccinations should get a booster shot - this time, using half the original dose.
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  • US reaffirms support for easing WTO rules on COVID vaccines

    1 day ago - By ABC News

    A top U.S. trade official says the Biden administration remains committed to an easing of rules that protect the technology behind coronavirus vaccines so that they can be produced more widely
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  • Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout

    2 days ago - By ABC News

    Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge
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  • First U.S. 'Mix and Match' COVID Booster Data Are In

    First U.S. 'Mix and Match' COVID Booster Data Are In

    2 days ago - By MedPageToday

    A so-called "mix and match" COVID vaccine series using a different booster than the primary series was safe and produced an increase in immune response comparable to or greater than when the primary series and booster were the...
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