COVID-19: Vaccines and Therapeutics

Apr 14, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices holds an emergency meeting on the Johnson…
Apr 13, 2021
The monoclonal antibody therapy REGEN-COV (casirivimab with imdevimab) reduced the risk of symptomatic COVID-19 in household contacts of people with SARS-CoV-2 by 81% in a phase 3 clinical trial conducted with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals…
Apr 13, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention jointly recommended a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, following six reported cases of rare but severe types of blood clots following the vaccine’s administration.
Apr 9, 2021
As Rush University Medical Center in Chicago ramped up COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the communities it serves, infectious disease experts looked for effective ways to connect with a key group: people who have reservations about taking the vaccine.
Apr 9, 2021
Pfizer said it is seeking an amended emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine, requesting that the Food and Drug Administration allow its use for individuals between 12 and 15 years old.
Apr 9, 2021
While many churches across the U.S. have been waiting to open their doors to their entire congregation for worship during the pandemic, they are taking on a new role: vaccination clinics. In Jackson, Mississippi, St. Dominic Hospital is working with local churches to make sure more people have…
Apr 9, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 7 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2022 proposed rule for the inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS). CMS will accept comments on this rule through June 7.
Apr 7, 2021
Nearly 80% of prekindergarten through 12th grade teachers, school staff and child care workers had received at least their first COVID-19 shot by April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday.
Apr 7, 2021
Leaders from Henry Ford Health System and the Islamic Center of America discuss their collaboration to increase vaccinations in the Muslim community around Detroit, and the cultural and logistical factors they considered to make their effort successful.