Coronavirus Vaccines Are Reaching American Arms

President Biden is pressing for speedier inoculations as well — a case he is expected to make on Friday, when he travels to Kalamazoo, Mich., to visit the manufacturing plant of Pfizer, one of the two manufacturers of federally authorized...

A Parallel Pandemic Hits Health Care Workers: Trauma and Exhaustion

Thousands of health care workers have already paid the ultimate price for their workaday devotion. Since March, more than 3,300 nurses, doctors, social workers and physical therapists have died from Covid-19, according to a tally by Kaiser Health News and...

How New Vaccine News Gives Hope for Spring, if Enough People Get the Shots

As coronavirus infections surged around the country in early November — and as the prospect of a long, dark winter loomed — it was not clear if any of the vaccines in development would pan out.Now, three months later, the...

With All Eyes on Covid-19, Drug-Resistant Infections Crept In

“We saw a blooming in Candida auris,” said Dr. Rubin, who attributed the change to a handful of factors, notably the challenges in testing for the germ when so many testing resources went toward Covid-19.Noxious drug-resistant bacteria are surfacing too,...

Eli Lilly Claims Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes

An unusual experiment to prevent nursing home staff members and residents from infection with the coronavirus has succeeded, the drug maker Eli Lilly announced on Thursday.A drug containing monoclonal antibodies — laboratory-grown virus-fighters — prevented symptomatic infections in residents who...

Covid Vaccine Effort: The Push to Reach Wary Medical Workers

“If that doesn’t get you in line, I don’t know what will,” Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, said last month.At Houston Methodist, a hospital system in Texas with 26,000 employees, workers who take the vaccine will be eligible for a $500...

Cash, Breakfasts and Firings: An All-Out Push to Vaccinate Wary Medical Workers

“If that doesn’t get you in line, I don’t know what will,” Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, said last month.At Houston Methodist, a hospital system in Texas with 26,000 employees, workers who take the vaccine will be eligible for a $500...

Pressure Grows for States to Open Vaccines to More Groups of People

Just weeks into the country’s coronavirus vaccination effort, states have begun broadening access to the shots faster than planned, amid tremendous public demand and intense criticism about the pace of the rollout.Some public health officials worry that doing so could...

Discovery of Virus Variant in Colorado and California Alarms Scientists

“I would expect a similar trajectory” in the United States, said Trevor Bedford, an evolutionary biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. The variant probably accounts for fewer than 1 percent of cases now, he estimated, but...

Now That Grandma Has Been Vaccinated, May I Visit Her?

A watershed moment has arrived for many families: This week health care workers from CVS and Walgreens, under contract from the federal government, will fan out to nursing homes across the country to begin vaccinating residents against the coronavirus. The...
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