AstraZeneca is the third major drug company to report late-stage results for a potential COVID-19 vaccine as the world anxiously waits for scientific breakthroughs that will bring an end to a pandemic that has wrought economic devastation and resulted in nearly 1.4 million confirmed deaths.
With El Paso hospitals and ICUs over capacity since last month due to one of the worst COVID-19 surges in the country, three Air Force medical teams have spent the past two weeks deployed to aid in the fight.
Hospitalizations for coronavirus are trending downward in Virginia with more than 22,000 coronavirus patients now discharged from hospitals, according to the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association.
U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when he was sickened last month.
Residents at nursing and assisted living facilities will likely not be able to have Thanksgiving with their loved ones this year, but staff at places like Rosewood Village are trying to keep residents connected to their family, even if it's not in person.
Efforts to require lawmakers and staff to wear masks have received a cool reception even in statehouses that have seen outbreaks of the virus or where Republican governors have issued statewide mandates.
VCU Health has submitted its intent to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the Virginia Department of Health once a vaccine becomes available for public distribution and that it's working with the VDH and other area health care systems and the CDC to support a statewide distribution plan.
The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest since the calamitous spring in and around New York City.
At the time of the alleged betting, Tyson was resisting pressure from local officials to shut down the plant as a safety precaution. The company argued the plant, which can process nearly 20,000 hogs per day, was a vital market for farmers and critical to the meat supply.
The rise in COVID-19 cases comes just before the holidays, when get-togethers with family & friends are a big part of the festivities. Now is the time to solidify those safe celebration plans to slow the spread.
On Tuesday, Gov. Roy Cooper and Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen, with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, unveiled the that’s now county alert system, which is designed to identify the counties with the highest metrics.
Multiple vaccines will be needed to meet global demand and help end the pandemic, raising concern that studies that still need to sign up thousands of volunteers could run short if people wait for an already OK’d option instead.
Most nursing homes aren’t allowing visitors right now and it’s all in the name of safety, but it doesn’t make it any easier for families. But nurses are stepping up and filling new roles to keep families as connected as possible.
The nurse says healthcare professionals need help from the public, including mask wearing and social distancing, to improve the situation, which she describes as being like a "horror movie that never ends."