U.S. Hospitals May ‘Recalculate’ How They Report COVID Cases

U.S. Hospitals May ‘Recalculate’ How They Report COVID Cases

Perhaps influenced by the lifting of COVID-19-related restrictions by several European countries—starting with Denmark—during the past two weeks, the United States seems to be on the verge of following Europe’s lead in declaring the pandemic over. In a recent interview with the Financial Times, White House chief medical advisor and director of the  National Institute […]

“Fully Vaccinated” Doesn’t Mean What It Used to Mean

“Fully Vaccinated” Doesn’t Mean What It Used to Mean

On Dec. 8, 2021, the White House’s chief medical advisor, Anthony Fauci, MD, suggested he believed it was likely the U.S. government would change the definition of what it meant to be “fully vaccinated” to include booster shots, as well as the original two-shot regimen of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIAID COVID-19 biologics or one shot […]

FDA, CDC Green Light Pfizer’s Experimental COVID Biologic for Children 5 to 11 Years Old

FDA, CDC Green Light Pfizer’s Experimental COVID Biologic for Children 5 to 11 Years Old

One Oct 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the experimental messenger RNA (mRNA) Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 biologic BNT162b2 for children five to 11 years old. The FDA’s decision, which is based on a clinical trial earlier this year involving 2,268 kindergartners and elementary school-aged kids and an […]

White House Reveals Plans to Give COVID Shots to All 5 to 11 Year Old Children

White House Reveals Plans to Give COVID Shots to All 5 to 11 Year Old Children

On Oct. 20, 2021, the Biden administration outlined plans to begin giving COVID-19 vaccinations to children between five and 11 years old. Pending the results of reviews of the plan by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) over the […]

If You’re Vaccinated, You’re Protected… or Not

If You’re Vaccinated, You’re Protected… or Not

“If you’re vaccinated, you’re protected. If you’re unvaccinated, you’re not protected.” These words, or some slight variation of them, are increasingly being used by U.S. government officials to encourage Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19. In a July 4, 2021 interview on ABC’s “This Week,” White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients was asked, “What does […]