Wherefore COVID Vaccine Boosters? Wherefore COVID Vaccine Boosters?
Dr F. Perry Wilson explains why the FDA got it right in not recommending COVID vaccine booster doses for everyone.Medscape (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Public Health Experts Surprised Biden Hasn't Picked an FDA Chief Public Health Experts Surprised Biden Hasn't Picked an FDA Chief
The US Food and Drug Administration has been mired in controversies related to drug approvals and covid vaccines, all without a permanent leader.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Will'Dr Disinformation' Ever Face the Music? Will'Dr Disinformation' Ever Face the Music?
Some of the top spreaders of spurious COVID-19 and vaccine information are physicians with active medical licenses. Are medical oversight boards ready to step up to stop them?Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US COVID-19 Deaths Are Topping 1900 a Day US COVID-19 Deaths Are Topping 1900 a Day
The increasingly lethal turn has filled hospitals, complicated the start of the school year, delayed the return to offices, and demoralized healthcare workers.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

California Now Has Nation's Lowest Virus Transmission Rate California Now Has Nation's Lowest Virus Transmission Rate
The nation's most populous state is the only one experiencing'substantial'coronavirus transmission.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Instead of'Rest in Peace,' COVID Obits Become War of Words Instead of'Rest in Peace,' COVID Obits Become War of Words
For some, the stigma of a loved one dying from COVID-19 means vague wording for their obituary, whereas others see an opportunity to point blame squarely on the unvaccinated.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Health Officer'Broken' After Threats Tied to Mask Order Health Officer'Broken' After Threats Tied to Mask Order
"There is a sickness in America ... far more insidious than COVID," Adam London said in an August 22 email, 2 days after his mask order.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Portugal Evaluates Closing Mass Vaccination Centers Portugal Evaluates Closing Mass Vaccination Centers
With 85% of the population vaccinated, Portugal is considering transferring the administration of COVID vaccines from dedicated facilities to health centers operated by the National Health System.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

CDC Mandates Measles Quarantine for Afghanistan Evacuees CDC Mandates Measles Quarantine for Afghanistan Evacuees
The agency also recommended that clinicians look out for measles cases in communities near military bases where evacuees are being housed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US to Ease Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Visitors US to Ease Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated Visitors
The White House announced Monday that visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departure.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Viruses May Jump From Bats to People More Often Than Realized Viruses May Jump From Bats to People More Often Than Realized
Scientists studying coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2 are taking blood samples from people in regions where there are lots of bats to estimate how often people encounter the viruses they carry.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Florida Surgeon General on COVID:'We're Done With Fear'New Florida Surgeon General on COVID:'We're Done With Fear '
Like DeSantis, Dr Joseph Ladapo says he doesn't believe in school closures, lockdowns, or vaccine mandates.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Says Second Shot Boosts Protection to 94% Johnson & Johnson Says Second Shot Boosts Protection to 94%
When given 2 months after the first dose, a booster shot increased antibody levels by four to six times compared with one shot alone.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctor Who Claimed Masks Hurt Health Loses License Doctor Who Claimed Masks Hurt Health Loses License
Steven Arthur LaTulippe's advice to patients about face masking amounted to'gross negligence'in the practice of medicine and was grounds for discipline, the medical board said in a report.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As COVID-19 Cases Rise in Kids, Scientists Examine Immune Systems As COVID-19 Cases Rise in Kids, Scientists Examine Immune Systems
Experts are eager to understand what protects most children from becoming severely ill with the disease.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Travel-Related Measles Travel-Related Measles
As more people travel internationally, the risk for measles infection increases, especially among the unvaccinated.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

CDC Study Says Moderna Vaccine More Effective Than Pfizer and J & J CDC Study Says Moderna Vaccine More Effective Than Pfizer and J & J
A nationwide study of more than 3600 adults found the Moderna vaccine does a better job at preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations than the two other vaccines being used in the United States.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HPV Infection During Pregnancy Ups Risk for Premature Birth HPV Infection During Pregnancy Ups Risk for Premature Birth
Persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 and HPV 18 infections during a pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of premature birth.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

American Samoa Reports First COVID-19 Case American Samoa Reports First COVID-19 Case
The case was detected Thursday among 43 travelers who were quarantined at the Sadies by the Sea hotel in the village of Utulei.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biden Invests $2.1 Billion in Infection Control Biden Invests $2.1 Billion in Infection Control
The Biden administration today announced an investment of $2.1 billion to improve infection prevention and control for COVID-19 and future infectious diseases, the largest allocation of its kind in American history.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Access, Travel Rules Influence Missionary Vaccine Policies Access, Travel Rules Influence Missionary Vaccine Policies
The global agency of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest evangelical Protestant denomination in the US, announced this month it is requiring vaccinations for missionaries they're sending into the field.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Alaska Sets Record for Daily COVID Cases Alaska Sets Record for Daily COVID Cases
"Our hospitals have been and continue to be incredibly stressed," Anne Zink, MD, the state's chief medical officer, said on a conference call, according to The Associated Press.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cuba Starts Vaccinating Kids as Young as 2 Cuba Starts Vaccinating Kids as Young as 2
The pediatric vaccinations started this week, making Cuba one of the first countries in the world to vaccinate children so young.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

EMA Endorses Injectable Malaria Drug Artesunate EMA Endorses Injectable Malaria Drug Artesunate
The drug, which was approved by the FDA last year, is an initial treatment of severe malaria in adults and children.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Most Americans Say COVID-19 Rules Aid Public Health: Poll Most Americans Say COVID-19 Rules Aid Public Health: Poll
In the Pew Research Center poll released this week, 62% of respondents said the restrictions have been worth the cost, compared to 37% who say the restrictions were not.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Southwest Airlines Offers Extra Pay to Workers Who Get Vaccinated Southwest Airlines Offers Extra Pay to Workers Who Get Vaccinated
Southwest is the latest airline to offer financial incentives to get more employees vaccinated against COVID-19.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mississippi Now Has Country's Highest Rate for COVID Deaths Mississippi Now Has Country's Highest Rate for COVID Deaths
' We're recording well over 2500 (cases) a day, in recent days, far more than we'd like to see,'said State Health Officer Dr Thomas Dobbs.'A lot of that's going to translate into the tragedy. 'Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

French Doctors and Scientists Denounce Harassment, Threats French Doctors and Scientists Denounce Harassment, Threats
A group of healthcare professionals and scientists in France have gone public with their fears over COVID-related harassment and threats. They are calling on the government to take immediate action.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

NY Governor Vows to Fight Lawsuit Over Vaccine Mandate NY Governor Vows to Fight Lawsuit Over Vaccine Mandate
A federal judge this week temporarily blocked the state from enforcing any part of its mandate that prohibits religious exemptions for healthcare workers.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Surge Forces Healthcare Rationing in Parts of West COVID-19 Surge Forces Healthcare Rationing in Parts of West
The decisions marked an escalation of the pandemic in several Western states struggling to convince skeptical people to get vaccinated.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave
More than 12,700 succumbed this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the Delta variant.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Baylor Gets Restraining Order Against COVID Vaccine Skeptic Doc Baylor Gets Restraining Order Against COVID Vaccine Skeptic Doc
The health system is seeking $1 million in damages against internist and cardiologist Peter McCullough, MD, for allegedly continuing to claim an affiliation after signing a separation agreement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Trinidad Health Minister Calls Nicki Minaj's COVID Vax Claim False Trinidad Health Minister Calls Nicki Minaj's COVID Vax Claim False
Terrence Deyalsingh, the health minister for Trinidad and Tobago, said her story was inaccurate and called it a waste of time.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pandemic Tie to Vision Problems Seen in Chinese Kids' Study Pandemic Tie to Vision Problems Seen in Chinese Kids' Study
Research suggests vision problems increased among Chinese schoolchildren during pandemic restrictions and online learning, and eye specialists think the same may have happened in US kids.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pope Urges COVID-19 Vaccines, Calling Them Humanity's Friends Pope Urges COVID-19 Vaccines, Calling Them Humanity's Friends
' [Vaccine hesitancy] is a bit strange because humanity has a history of friendship with vaccines,'Pope Francis told reporters.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Low RA Flare Rate Reported After Pfizer COVID Vaccination Low RA Flare Rate Reported After Pfizer COVID Vaccination
The rate of flares seen among patients with rheumatoid arthritis in remission after vaccination was in line with other reports across a range of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Major Study Will Investigate Long-Haul COVID-19 Major Study Will Investigate Long-Haul COVID-19
The National Institutes of Health has launched an ambitious study to unravel the mysteries of lingering COVID-19 symptoms, which are sometimes referred to as long-haul COVID-19.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Says COVID, Flu Vaccines Can Be Co-Administered CDC Says COVID, Flu Vaccines Can Be Co-Administered
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices offered several updated recommendations regarding seasonal flu vaccines, most notably the safety of co-administration of COVID-19 and influenza vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New York Vaccine Mandates Paused for Teachers, Health Workers New York Vaccine Mandates Paused for Teachers, Health Workers
Two judges issued orders on Tuesday to block New York officials from enforcing vaccine requirements for teachers and healthcare workers.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Moderna Vaccine Data'Support' Booster Shot After 8 Months New Moderna Vaccine Data'Support' Booster Shot After 8 Months
The company has released new data on the waning of vaccine effectiveness over time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Survey: 1 in 7 Dropped Friends Over COVID-19 Vaccine Views Survey: 1 in 7 Dropped Friends Over COVID-19 Vaccine Views
The survey of 1000 Americans examined why people have ended friendships throughout the pandemic. Overall, about 16% of people had nixed three friendships since March 2020.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

1 in 500 Americans Has Died of COVID-19 1 in 500 Americans Has Died of COVID-19
As of Tuesday, nearly 664,000 people in the US have died from COVID, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The nation has also reported more COVID-19 cases in 2021 than in 2020.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Over Half of US Has Rolled Back Public Health Powers in Pandemic Over Half of US Has Rolled Back Public Health Powers in Pandemic
At least 26 states have passed laws to permanently limit public health powers, weakening the country's ability to fight not only the current resurgence of the pandemic but other health crises to come.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Boy in a COVID-Swamped ER Waited for Hours; His Appendix Burst A Boy in a COVID-Swamped ER Waited for Hours; His Appendix Burst
Non-COVID patients are paying a price as the Delta variant and low vaccination rates overwhelm hospitals across the country."Wait times can now be measured in days," said an expert.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Tennessee COVID-19 Cases Climb to Top in the Country Tennessee COVID-19 Cases Climb to Top in the Country
Tennessee now ranks first in the country for new COVID-19 cases per capita as the state continues to battle its worst virus surge yet.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Virginia and Wisconsin Report Measles Cases Among Refugees Virginia and Wisconsin Report Measles Cases Among Refugees
Six people who recently traveled to the United States after fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan have been diagnosed with measles, officials said Tuesday.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Arizona AG Files First Suit Against Biden Vaccine Rules Arizona AG Files First Suit Against Biden Vaccine Rules
The attorney general's lawsuit is the first of many expected challenges to Biden's proposed vaccine rules.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci Supports Vaccine Mandates for Air Travel Fauci Supports Vaccine Mandates for Air Travel
"I would support that if you want to get on a plane and travel with other people, that you should be vaccinated," Fauci said during the clip.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

C auris Transmission Can be Contained in Postacute Care Settings C auris Transmission Can be Contained in Postacute Care Settings
Careful infection control and hand hygiene controlled an outbreak of Candida auris in Orange County, California.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

My Experience of a COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Infection My Experience of a COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Infection
Although vaccinated fully, this hospitalist experienced a breakthrough COVID-19 infection, and urges others to be cautious.Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news