Up To 51% Of All School Employees At Increased Coronavirus Risk, Study FindsSchool districts across the country are navigating how to reopen safely amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic, and the results of a new study could make those decisions more difficult.
CDC Updates, Again, Guidelines On Testing People Without Coronavirus SymptomsThe new language rolls back controversial changes made to the CDC's site last month. It once again stresses that anyone who has been in contact with an infected person should be tested for coronavirus.
CDC Director: COVID Vaccine Won't Be Widely Available Until Mid-2021The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told lawmakers on Wednesday that he doesn't expect a potential COVID-19 vaccine to be available for most Americans until the middle of next year, even as the government unveiled plans to begin distributing a vaccine as soon as possible.
Children Without Symptoms Can Spread COVID, CDC Report ShowsEven children with mild or no symptoms can transmit coronavirus, a new report shows.
AstraZeneca's Oxford Vaccine Trial To Resume, The University SaysThe AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial, halted last week after an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers, will resume, the University of Oxford announced Saturday.
Experts Call For Independent Commission Separate From FDA To Review Coronavirus VaccinesCiting criticism of government agencies and increasing public distrust of vaccines, several prominent physicians and experts are calling for the creation of an independent commission to review data from coronavirus vaccine trials before a vaccine is allowed on the market.
Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Results Expected By End Of Year, US Officials SayCompanies testing coronavirus vaccines should know by the end of the year whether any can protect people from the virus, federal officials say.
CDC Guidelines Now Say People Exposed To COVID-19 May Not Need TestingIn a shift that perplexed some doctors, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its coronavirus testing guidelines to say that some people without symptoms may not need to be tested, even if they've been in close contact with someone positive with the virus.
FDA Announces Emergency Authorization For Convalescent Plasma To Treat COVID-19The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the use of convalescent plasma to treat Covid-19 on Sunday, saying the "known and potential benefits of the product outweigh the known and potential risks of the product."
Nearly 70k Lives Could Be Saved In The Next 3 Months If More Americans Wore Masks, Researchers SayAnother 134,000 people could die in the US from Covid-19 by December if no further safety measures are mandated -- and the actual number probably would be much worse if mandates are relaxed, researchers say.
Black, Hispanic Kids Impacted More Severely By Coronavirus, Research ShowsBlack and Hispanic children are impacted more severely by the coronavirus, with higher case rates, hospitalizations and virus-related complications, according to research released this week. These findings mirror similar reports across the nation of adults in minority communities being hit harder by COVID-19.