Tag: infection control

Roundup: Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Offer Strong Protection...

Pfizer, Moderna: Updated Testing Finds Vaccines Highly Effective After Six Months The COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech provide at...

April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Reinfections More Common in Seniors;...

Coronavirus Reinfections Still Rare, But More Common in Those 65 or Older, Study Says Most people who have been infected...

March 26, 2021

Roundup: Top Predictors of Long COVID; Fewer...

Researchers Cite Top 5 Symptoms that Can ‘Predict’ Becoming COVID-19 Long Hauler, Study Finds Many studies are underway to determine...

March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Hospitalizations Linked to Being Obese...

CDC: Vast Majority of People Hospitalized for COVID-19 Were Obese or Overweight A significant majority of people who have been...

March 12, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: This Age Group Fuels Transmission;...

Study: 20-to-49 Age Group a ‘Main Driver’ of COVID-19 Spread Across the U.S. Public health officials have said for months...

February 5, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Latest on ‘Double Masking’; CDC...

Does a ‘Double Mask’ Offer Better Protection? Yes. But a Single, Double-Layered Mask Works, CDC Still Says Public health officials...

January 29, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Immunity Can Last This Long...

Researchers: COVID-19 Can Provide Immunity From Reinfection for At Least 5 Months Scientists with Public Health England have found that...

January 22, 2021

Roundup: Asymptomatic Persons Transmit 59% of COVID-19...

New CDC Data: 59% of COVID-19 Cases Spread by Persons With No Symptoms People infected with COVID-19 who have no...

January 15, 2021

COVID-19 in 2021: Vaccines, Treatments and Other...

As 2020 ends, the U.S. is experiencing record high numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths. There are reasons to hope...

December 21, 2020

COVID-19 Roundup: CDC Guidance on Small Gatherings;...

CDC Issues Guidance for ‘Small In-Person Gatherings’ During Holidays The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines factors...

December 18, 2020

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As the number of Americans who’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine grows by the day, so too does the shared sense of relief that comes with...

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Roundup: Vaccines Highly Effective in ‘Real-World...

CDC: Moderna, Pfizer Vaccines Highly Effective in Preventing Infection in ‘Real-World Conditions’ A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...