Here's a roundup of the latest coronavirus-related news.
The COVID-19 vaccination effort is well underway in the US, with over 82.57 million administered doses and 8.3% of the population fully vaccinated against the virus as of press time.
This week, President Biden promised that the federal government will have enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to vaccinate approximately 300 million Americans by the end of May, and the FDA authorized the third vaccine for COVID-19.
Here’s a roundup of the latest coronavirus-related news:
In a briefing, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) stressed the continued importance of COVID-19 control measures that have been there from the start.
President Biden promised that the federal government will have enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to vaccinate approximately 300 million Americans by the end of May, which is 2 months earlier than anticipated.
New guidance from the CDC regarding vaccination against shingles during the COVID-19 pandemic designates it as an essential preventive care service for older adults that should not be delayed or discontinued unless a patient is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.
Approximately 50% of patients hospitalized for severe COVID-19 and with elevated troponin levels presented lasting heart damage, including myocarditis, infarction, ischemia, as well as combinations of all 3, according to a recent study.
Officials with the FDA recently announced updates to required storage and transportation conditions for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
The FDA has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to Johnson & Johnson for its COVID-19 vaccine.