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Funding can be used for partnerships with community-based organizations to increase vaccine uptake, including for underserved groups.
Nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. could be attributed to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to drop in the United States, but a global pandemic cannot be defeated in one country.
The protein vaccine was 96% effective against the original SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, but less so against new variants.
At the current pace, only about 20% of the world’s population will be vaccinated by the end of 2021.
The guidance recommends that people with HIV should receive COVID-19 vaccines regardless of their CD4 count or viral load.
Mutations can affect how viruses behave and how well drugs and vaccines work.
Experts say it’s complicated, noting that the output of raw materials and assembly lines can’t be ratcheted up at the push of a button.
Study findings may help explain why wearing masks has been linked to lower disease severity in people with COVID-19.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is easier to store and deliver, will help speed up the coronavirus vaccine rollout.
People who have had COVID-19 appear to be protected against reinfection for at least a few months.
NIAID director Anthony Fauci, MD, and coauthors emphasize the need for a global response to COVID-19.
Bamlanivimab and etesevimab may be given to people with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk for progression to severe disease.
The public can watch the proceedings on the FDA website and the agency’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels.
But new data add to the evidence that mother-to-infant transmission of the coronavirus appears to be rare.
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