The US Is Rolling Out Monkeypox Vaccines to the Public

The US Is Rolling Out Monkeypox Vaccines to the Public

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) The US will soon greatly expand its vaccination program for monkeypox. On Tuesday evening, the Biden administration announced that it is planning to release a stockpile of over a million vaccine doses to the public by the end of fall. The vaccines will primarily be given to close contacts of confirmed cases … Read more

The US Is Rolling Out Monkeypox Vaccines to the Public

The US Is Rolling Out Monkeypox Vaccines to the Public

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) The US will soon greatly expand its vaccination program for monkeypox. On Tuesday evening, the Biden administration announced that it is planning to release a stockpile of over a million vaccine doses to the public by the end of fall. The vaccines will primarily be given to close contacts of confirmed cases … Read more

Long-Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows

Long-Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows

CNN — Even the littlest children can experience long Covid, according to a large study, one of the first of its kind to include infants and toddlers. The study published Wednesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health included 44,000 children in Denmark ranging in ages zero through 14 years old. Of the … Read more

Kids’ immune systems weakened after COVID lockdowns

Kids' immune systems weakened after COVID lockdowns

Children are becoming infected with up to three different viruses at the same time after widespread COVID-19 lockdowns eviscerated their immune systems, doctors have warned. Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in Connecticut has reported staggering numbers of young patients with cases of the adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, influenza, and parainfluenza — … Read more

We Are Not Ready for Monkeypox

We Are Not Ready for Monkeypox

Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez (Getty Images) Monkeypox is here, and it’s spreading. The couple of dozen cases in a few countries that we told you about last month are now up to over a thousand cases worldwide, with 35 reported in the United States. But the US almost certainly has more cases than the statistics … Read more

A New Coronavirus Has Been Found Spreading Among Rodents in Sweden

A New Coronavirus Has Been Found Spreading Among Rodents in Sweden

Bats and pangolins aren’t the only wild animals harboring novel coronaviruses. Rodents like rats, mice, and flies can also carry viruses which are sometimes capable of jumping over to our own species. Among Sweden’s red-backed bank voles (Myodes glareolus), researchers have now identified a widespread and common coronavirus they’ve called the Grimsö virus, after the … Read more

Welcome to the Great Reinfection

Welcome to the Great Reinfection

If you’re unfortunate enough to have had an intimate encounter with the dreaded Sars-CoV-2 virus, I’m afraid your dalliance with it might not have been your last. Get ready for round two (and three, and maybe four—maybe ad infinitum). Welcome to the Great Reinfection. In the early months of the pandemic, reinfections were a remarkable … Read more

Silent spread of monkeypox may be a wakeup call for the world

Silent spread of monkeypox may be a wakeup call for the world

CNN — A monkeypox outbreak continues to grow in countries where the virus isn’t normally found, putting global health officials on high alert. Now with more than 643 cases of monkeypox in dozens of countries where the virus is not endemic, “the sudden appearance of monkeypox in many countries at the same time suggests there … Read more

Paxlovid is widely available, but details on who’s getting it are sparse

Paxlovid is widely available, but details on who's getting it are sparse

CNN — Paxlovid, an antiviral treatment for Covid-19, was hailed as a game-changer in the pandemic thanks to its strong performance in lowering the risk of severe disease. Early supply challenges have been overcome in the United States, and the drug is perhaps more important than ever as case counts rise and more contagious variants … Read more

Monkeypox: CDC identifies 9 cases in 7 states

Monkeypox: CDC identifies 9 cases in 7 states

CNN — The US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention is investigating more cases of monkeypox across the United States as part of a global outbreak. The CDC has identified nine monkeypox cases in seven states as of Wednesday, Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Thursday. Cases have been identified in Massachusetts, Florida, Utah, Washington, California, … Read more