A panel of independent experts who reviewed the World Health Organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.N. health agency should be granted “guaranteed rights of access” in countries to investigate emerging outbreaks.
In Augusta Health’s latest COVID-19 vaccination clinic update, the hospital said the Commonwealth will not begin vaccinating those age 12 to 15 until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approves the recommendation to vaccinate the new age group.
On Tuesday, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced the U.S. Treasury Department would launch the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to provide $7.2 billion in relief for the Commonwealth.
Just 11% of people who remain unvaccinated say they definitely will get the shot, while 34% say they definitely won’t, according to the poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That leaves a large swath of Americans in the middle who might still roll up their sleeves.
U.S. educators are doing everything they can to track down high school students who stopped showing up to classes and to help them get the credits needed to graduate, amid an anticipated surge in the country’s dropout rate during the coronavirus pandemic.
Babies are very vulnerable to diseases in their first few months; that’s why a doctor at the University of Virginia Medical Center is telling her patients to give their baby that extra layer of protection and get vaccinated while pregnant and breastfeed your baby after it’s born.
The city’s medical examiner’s office said Friday that 750 bodies are being kept in long-term storage in refrigerated trailers at a Brooklyn pier while family members sort out plans for their final resting places.
The decision by a WHO technical advisory group opens the possibility that the Sinopharm vaccine could be included into the U.N.-backed COVAX program in coming weeks or months, and distributed through UNICEF and WHO’s regional office in the Americas.
A majority of Virginia parents are willing to have their children vaccinated for COVID-19, according to a poll conducted by the Research Institute for Social Equity at Virginia Commonwealth University.
The move to support waiving intellectual property protections on vaccines under World Trade Organization rules marked a dramatic shift for the United States — and drew cheers from activists, complaints from Big Pharma, and a lot of questions about what comes next.