Do You Want a COVID-19 Booster Shot? Do You Want a COVID-19 Booster Shot?
"We are prepared for booster doses if and when the science demonstrates that they are needed," US health authorities have said.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Novavax agrees to sell millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Europe
Novavax Inc. has signed a deal to sell up to 200 million doses of its Covid vaccine to the European Commission, the company said Wednesday. The deal would cover an initial 100 million doses of NVX-CoV2373, the company's Covid-19 vaccine candidate, with an option for the commission to purchase an additional 100 million doses through 2023, according to a press release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gaithersburg's Novavax (NASDAQ : NVAX) hopes to submit the candidate for review by the European… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rebecca Cooper Source Type: news

Blue Willow Biologics - 613948 - 08/03/2021
Unapproved New Drug Products Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

BayCare moves forward with $326 million Plant City hospital relocation
A groundbreaking ceremony has been postponed due to a surge in Covid-19 cases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Source Type: news

Dana-Farber moves up timeline for mandatory Covid vaccinations
Weeks after Dana-Farber announced mandatory vaccinations for its staff, the cancer specialty hospital has now gone a step further — requiring Covid-19 vaccination for all new and existing staff members. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Eastern Bank foundation offers $2M in grants for last-mile vaccination outreach
Boston-based Eastern Bank has announced $2 million in grants to 16 local nonprofit organizations to help increase vaccination rates among populations with the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 cases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Hannah Green Source Type: news

PeaceHealth becomes latest system in Washington state to require caregiver vaccinations
PeaceHealth on Tuesday became the latest health system with hospitals in Washington state to announce that caregivers will be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Kaiser Permanente, which has more than 35 locations across the state, announced a vaccination requirement for employees on Monday. At least 85 health systems around the country are mandating vaccinations for employees. PeaceHealth said roughly 80% of its own caregivers are vaccinated against Cov id. The mandate kicks in Aug. 31… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Doctors Strike Amid Coronavirus Third Wave
[VOA] Abuja -- Doctors in Nigeria's state-run hospitals have walked off the job over what they call poor salaries, insurance, and facilities despite a third wave of coronavirus infections. Hospitals were already struggling to cope with the caseload and health authorities fear the strike, which began Monday, could overwhelm them and end up costing lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Tunisia Takes Delivery of Medical Supplies Provided By United Arab Emirates
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Two planes filled with oxygen and medical equipment provided by the State of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed at Tunis Carthage Airport on Tuesday afternoon, to support Tunisia's efforts in the fight against the COVID19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: 30 Percent of People Aged 40 and Over Have Not Registered to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines - Ben Salah
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 30% of people aged 40 years and over have not registered to receive COVID19 vaccines, said Director General of Health Faisal Ben Salah. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: 11,000 Tunisian Students Studying Abroad to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines As of August 4
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- A list of 11,000 students, studying abroad, was sent to the Health Ministry to get the COVID-19 vaccine, said Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Olfa Ben Ouda Sioud. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Students Over 18, Those With Chronic Diseases to Get Covid-19 Vaccines Before Start of School Term
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Health Ministry will give students aged 18 and over as well as school staff and teachers COVID-19 vaccines, before the start of the school term, Education Minister Fethi Slaouti announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Our Lives After the Coronavirus Pandemic!
[The Point] The new coronavirus pandemic is upending life as we know it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Second Tranche of U.S.-Donated Vaccines Arrive
[The Point] Press release: An additional 151,200 doses of the single-dose Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccine arrived in The Gambia on August 1, being the second tranche of vaccines donated by the American people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Hospitals Full As Senegal Registers More New Covid-19 Cases
[The Point] Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 518 positive cases of covid-19 with 18 deaths. The government has announced that all sporting events be stopped till further notice. At the moment, there is no space in the hospitals for covid-19 patients, making the situation very alarming for the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: National Jabs Drive Off to a Positive Start
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Tanzanians have responded positively to Covid-19 vaccination that took effect yesterday to the special groups of frontline workers, the elderly, and those with underlying health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senegal: Covid-19 Highlights Problem With Importing Medicine From West
[African Arguments] As chronicled in Pharmacy in Senegal, Dr N'deye Toutane Ngom, the pharmacist-owner of Pharmacie Pasteur, pondered what Senegal would do if France embargoed pharmaceutical exports. Until several years ago, drugs from France and other Western countries virtually monopolized the Senegalese pharmaceutical market. Even today, the majority of drugs in Senegal are imported. With rising infection rates, no local Covid-19 vaccine production and slowing imports, her comments foreshadowed the situation that Senegal f (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tunisia: Covid-19 - Over 55,000 People Vaccinated By Military Health Teams in 5 Governorates - Defence Ministry
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The jab drive by military on-site and mobile teams is continuing in Jendouba, Siliana, Kairouan, K ébili and Tataouine. The campaigns kicked off in July, in collaboration with regional health structures and local authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: vaccinated ‘three times less likely to test positive’; 220,000 children in England jabbed
Study suggests fully vaccinated less likely to pass virus on to others; more 16- and 17-year-olds in UKcould be given green light for vaccineChina shuts down transport routes as it battles worst outbreak in monthsStatus of some UK citizens vaccinated overseas not recognised by NHSArdern ’s popularity stumbles on New Zealand’s slow road to vaccinationDeath of Sydney man prompts calls for young people to get vaccinatedVaccinologist Barbie: Prof Sarah Gilbert honoured with a doll8.35amBSTTheUK government should “try a whole range” of incentives in order to encourage young people to take up the COVID ja...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alex Mistlin (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus UK news China US news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

UK children aged 16 and 17 expected to be offered Covid vaccine
Minister says JCVI experts to update advice ‘imminently’ on widening access to vaccine to more teenagersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid vaccines are expected to be offered to children in the UK aged 16 and 17, in line with many other countries, after a minister confirmed government experts will update their advice “imminently”.Michelle Donelan, the universities minister, said the government was expecting an announcement from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on widening access to the coronavirus vaccine to more teenagers.Continue readi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rowena Mason Deputy political editor Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation UK news Health Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology World news Science Source Type: news

Mozambique: Almost 5,000 Covid-19 Recoveries Reported
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Monday reported 4,970 full recoveries from the Covid-19 respiratory disease, by far the largest number of recoveries reported in a single 24 hour period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PeaceHealth becomes latest system in Washington state to require caregiver vaccinations
PeaceHealth on Tuesday became the latest health system with hospitals in Washington state to announce that caregivers will be required to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Kaiser Permanente, which has more than 35 locations across the state, announced a vaccination requirement for employees on Monday. At least 85 health systems around the country are mandating vaccinations for employees. PeaceHealth said roughly 80% of its own caregivers are vaccinated against Cov id. The mandate kicks in Aug. 31… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 Herd Immunity? It's Not Going to Happen, So What Next?
[The Conversation Africa] Any notion that COVID-19 was going to last for just a few months was very much misplaced in 2020. Especially after it was recognised that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was largely spread through the airborne route, all indications were that it would cause repeat bouts of waves. This is what happened in the flu epidemic of 1918. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The network of stress-related states and depression and anxiety symptoms during the COVID-19 lockdown - Hoffart A, Johnson SU, Ebrahimi OV.
BACKGROUND: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the social distancing protocols used to impede the spread of the virus may have severe mental health consequences. The purpose of this study was to investigate the network of components of pandemic-relate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Kenya: Spectators Banned From KCB Voi Rally Over Rising Covid-19 Cases
[Nation] Kenya Motor Sport Federation says the Sikh Union-organised event will be run in accordance with FIA) guidelinestocols. Spectators will be barred from this weekend's KCB Voi Rally due to escalating cases of Covid-19.On Tuesday, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 - Mombasa Bans Home-Based Care Over Improper ICUs
[Nation] Mombasa County's Covid-19 response committee has banned home-based care, saying individuals have started setting up improper intensive care units (ICU) in their homes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Receive Batch of J & J Vaccine
[Nation] Kenya is among 17 African countries that will receive 6.4 million doses of Johnson& Johnson Covid-19 vaccines this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: UAE Lifts Covid-19 Transit Travel Ban On Nigeria, Uganda, Others
[Vanguard] The United Arab Emirates, UAE, today, announced that with effect from Thursday passengers on transit flights from Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Uganda can now enter UAE. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vaccinologist Barbie: Prof Sarah Gilbert honoured with a doll
Co-creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab hopes it will inspire young girls to enter Stem careersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageProf Sarah Gilbert has had quite a year. The co-creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab has been made a dame, been given an emotional standing ovation at Wimbledon – and now a Barbie doll has been made in her honour.Gilbert, who led the development ofthe Covid vaccine at Oxford University, said she initially found the gesture “very strange” but hoped it would inspire young girls to work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem).Con...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson Tags: Vaccines and immunisation University of Oxford AstraZeneca Immunology Gender Coronavirus Science Higher education Medical research UK news Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: India braces for yet another surge in new cases
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fauci says US is on 'trajectory that looks strikingly similar' to the UK
Dr Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday that the U.S is currently on a trajectory in its recent surge of COVID-19 cases that is 'strikingly similar' to the outbreak seen in the UK earlier this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACOG, SMFM Urge All Pregnant Women to Get COVID-19 Vaccine ACOG, SMFM Urge All Pregnant Women to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine strongly recommend that all pregnant women be vaccinated against COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Judge blocks Texas troopers from stopping migrant transports
A federal judge has ordered Texas to not allow state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Reportedly Hopes To Fully Approve Pfizer ’s Covid Vaccine By Labor Day
The Food and Drug Administration says it ’s engaged in an “all-hands-on-deck approach” to granting full approval to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joe Walsh, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Long-lasting Covid-19 symptoms rare in children
Children who become ill with coronavirus mostly recover in less than a week, research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the Delta Variant Making Younger Adults ‘Sicker, Quicker’?
Many doctors on the front lines say unvaccinated patients in their 20s and 30s are becoming more severely ill, and more quickly. But comprehensive data is lacking. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hospitals Vaccination and Immunization Youth Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

F.D.A. Aims to Give Final Approval to Pfizer Vaccine by Early Next Month
The Food and Drug Administration ’s move is expected to kick off more vaccination mandates for hospital workers, college students and federal troops. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) BioNTech SE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Food and Drug Administration Pfizer Inc Moderna Inc Johnson & Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

The Latest: Judge says migrant stops could worsen pandemic
A federal judge has ordered Texas to keep state troopers from stopping vehicles that are carrying migrants on the grounds that the migrants may spread the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK reports highest number of deaths since mid-March amid 21,691 new cases – as it happened
UK deaths are highest since mid-March;doctors, scientists and the government disagree over vaccinating children in GermanyUS Covid hospitalisations rise as doctors say patients are unvaccinatedNicola Sturgeon expects Covid jab to be recommended for over-16sNew York to require vaccination for indoor dining and eventsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits QueenslandHopes UK vaccine trial in pregnant women will allay jab fears12.27amBSTThis blog is closing down now but we ’ll be back with more rolling updates about the pandemic in a few hours time.Meanwhile, you can catch up with all our coronavirus cover...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson (now); Mattha Busby, Miranda Bryant, Robyn Vinter and Helen Livingstone (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Infectious diseases New Zealand Japan US news Source Type: news

DeSantis won't move on masks as Florida COVID wards swell
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is downplaying a spike in COVID-19 cases that’s shattered state hospitalization (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Almost 72,000 US children tested positive for COVID-19 last week making up 19% of cases
Nearly 72,000 American children tested positive for COVID-19 last week, making up 19% of all cases in the U.S for the week ending July 29, according to a new report from the AAP. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video » Strength in the Face of Challenge: Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19
On June 29, 2021, NIMH hosted the webinar Strength in the Face of Challenge: Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the time of COVID-19. This is the video recording of the webinar. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Pitt-CMU study backs sooner, rather than later, Covid mitigation measures
Their study, published Tuesday on the preprint website medRxiv, reconstructed the Covid-19 pandemic in seven-day rolling averages beginning in early 2020 and how various mitigation measures impacted case rates in each of the 50 states. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Pitt-CMU study backs sooner, rather than later, Covid mitigation measures
Their study, published Tuesday on the preprint website medRxiv, reconstructed the Covid-19 pandemic in seven-day rolling averages beginning in early 2020 and how various mitigation measures impacted case rates in each of the 50 states. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Children at lower risk for 'long COVID,' study finds
Long-lasting symptoms from COVID-19 are rare in children, a study published Tuesday by the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids With Covid Recover Fast, but a Few Have Long-Term Symptoms
The findings suggest that what has sometimes been called “long Covid” may be less common in children than adults. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Medicine and Health Children and Childhood Teenagers and Adolescence Lancet, The (Journal) Lancet Child and Adolescent Health (Journal) Source Type: news

Genentech requiring Covid vaccination for workforce
Biotech giant Genentech Inc. has joined the growing list of employers requiring workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19. With limited exceptions for medical and religious reasons, the 13,000-employee South San Francisco-based U.S. biotech unit of Swiss drug giant said it would "follow the science" to help beat back the pandemic. Nearly 200 million cases of Covid-19, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus setting l oose an immune system response that chokes off the lungs and other organs, have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Genentech requiring Covid vaccination for workforce
Biotech giant Genentech Inc. has joined the growing list of employers requiring workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19. With limited exceptions for medical and religious reasons, the 13,000-employee South San Francisco-based U.S. biotech unit of Swiss drug giant said it would "follow the science" to help beat back the pandemic. Nearly 200 million cases of Covid-19, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus setting l oose an immune system response that chokes off the lungs and other organs, have… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

What’s Safe — And Not — With The COVID-19 Delta Variant Circulating
The alarming coronavirus strain is raising questions about protection even in vaccinated people. Here's what to know. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts
New York is the nation’s first big city to announce it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for indoor diners and gymgoers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news