U.S. Recommends Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday they are recommending a “pause” in the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an “abundance of caution” while an investigation is conducted into reports of apparently rare, potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint… Continue reading U.S. Recommends Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns

Brazil Tops 4,000 Daily COVID-19 Deaths, Nears U.S. Peak

A new surge of COVID-19 in Brazil is filling hospitals and morgues, as the country’s record daily death toll from the disease is nearing even the grim U.S. peak in January. With less than two-thirds the population of the U.S., Brazil logged nearly 4,200 deaths on Tuesday. That is close to the peak U.S. daily… Continue reading Brazil Tops 4,000 Daily COVID-19 Deaths, Nears U.S. Peak

Scientists Race To Develop Next Generation Of COVID Vaccines

The three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are safe and effective and were made in record time. But they aren’t ideal. An ideal vaccine — besides being safe and effective — would have a few other desirable characteristics, says Deborah Fuller, a vaccine researcher at the University of Washington. Such a vaccine would… Continue reading Scientists Race To Develop Next Generation Of COVID Vaccines

Sweden, Venezuela Are Latest Countries To Question AstraZeneca Vaccine

Doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine are stored at the Foch hospital in Suresnes, on February 6, 2021, on the start of a vaccination campaign for health workers with the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine. - The top French medical authority Haute autorité de Santé has approved the vaccine for use in France, but only for people under 65, echoing decisions made in Sweden, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland over concerns about a lack of data on the effectiveness of the vaccine for over 65s. (Photo by Alain JOCARD / AFP) (Photo by ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images)

Sweden is the latest European country to temporarily suspend the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca following reports of abnormal blood clotting in its recipients. Venezuela on Monday announced it wouldn’t authorize the use of the vaccine in the country at all following those reports. The Swedish Public Health Agency said early Tuesday,… Continue reading Sweden, Venezuela Are Latest Countries To Question AstraZeneca Vaccine

Why Native Americans Are Getting the COVID-19 Vaccines Faster

Lila Kills In Sight lost her 81 year old mother to COVID-19 on November 23rd. “I really don’t know who to be mad at,” she said. “Who do I take my frustration to, how do I deal with it?” Kills In Sight, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is the first to say… Continue reading Why Native Americans Are Getting the COVID-19 Vaccines Faster