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Biden administration moves to avoid shortages of Covid-19 monoclonal antibody treatments
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Biden administration moves to avoid shortages of Covid-19 monoclonal antibody treatments

The US government is buying more doses of monoclonal antibody treatments for Covid-19, and the Biden administration is taking over distribution in order to avoid shortages of the key therapeutics. The moves come as demand for monoclonal antibodies has increased as cases surged due to spread of the Delta variant and low vaccination rates in…MORE

Most Americans believe the health benefits of Covid-19 restrictions are worth the costs, polling shows
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Most Americans believe the health benefits of Covid-19 restrictions are worth the costs, polling shows

Most Americans believe that the public health benefits of restrictions due to Covid-19 are worth the economic and lifestyle costs, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. Pew researchers surveyed 10,348 adults in the US between August 23 and 29. Most adults say that restrictions on public activity during the pandemic…MORE

Skiers might be at lower risk for anxiety, study finds
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Skiers might be at lower risk for anxiety, study finds

Slaloms through snow are a winter staple for some, but they might have mental health benefits, too. Skiers had a nearly 60% lower risk of getting diagnosed with anxiety disorders compared to non-skiers, according to a study published Friday in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry. Mental health experts have for years considered physical activity a…MORE

Should I pull my child out of school because of Covid-19 concerns? An expert explains
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Should I pull my child out of school because of Covid-19 concerns? An expert explains

Our children are getting sick from the coronavirus. Covid-19 infections have increased exponentially, with nearly 500,000 new cases in the past two weeks, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. This represents a 240% increase since early July. Children now constitute 29% of all new cases nationwide. Many of the new infections are in kids…MORE

1 in every 500 US residents have died of Covid-19
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1 in every 500 US residents have died of Covid-19

The United States has reached another grim milestone in its fight against the devastating Covid-19 pandemic: 1 in 500 Americans have died from coronavirus since the nation’s first reported infection. As of Tuesday night, 663,913 people in the US have died of Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University data. According to the US Census Bureau,…MORE

Expect a bumpy ride this week when FDA advisers consider Covid-19 booster shots
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Expect a bumpy ride this week when FDA advisers consider Covid-19 booster shots

Last December, when advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration met to consider whether the agency should authorize Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, it was generally understood that the answer would be yes. Nine months later, those advisers are meeting to discuss booster shots, and the situation is very different. It won’t be a slam dunk.…MORE

New analysis estimates $5.7 billion price tag for treating unvaccinated Covid-19 patients in the last 3 months
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New analysis estimates $5.7 billion price tag for treating unvaccinated Covid-19 patients in the last 3 months

A new analysis published Tuesday estimates that preventable costs for treating hospitalized, unvaccinated Covid-19 patients reached $5.7 billion over the last three months. This most recent data takes into account the surge in hospitalizations seen in August, which study authors estimate accounted for $3.7 billion of preventable spending alone. The data analysis from the Kaiser…MORE

As schools reopen, experts say quarantines are still necessary to stop the spread of Covid-19
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As schools reopen, experts say quarantines are still necessary to stop the spread of Covid-19

Millions of children back in the classroom, but most aren’t vaccinated yet. With children now accounting for more than a quarter of weekly Covid-19 cases nationwide, many communities are turning to a familiar public health tool: quarantines. Health experts agree that quarantines work, but also stress the importance of in-person learning for children’s development. Now…MORE

Covid-19 vaccines for younger children could be authorized sometime this fall, Fauci says
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Covid-19 vaccines for younger children could be authorized sometime this fall, Fauci says

Covid-19 vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11 could get the green light from the US Food and Drug Administration sometime this fall, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. “If you look at the studies that we at the (National Institutes of Health) are doing in collaboration with the pharmaceutical companies, there will be…MORE

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