CDC panel criticized for postponed meeting on COVID-19 vaccines, rare heart issues
An advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention drew criticism after it postponed a discussion on heart inflammation among a small fraction of COVID-19 vaccine recipients. It was postponed in observance of the Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday.
Rare COVID-19-linked syndrome in kids possible in adults too, case report notes
While research into the specific cause of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is ongoing, a new case report suggests that it may also appear in adults who have a history of COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure.
COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy puts India’s gains against virus at risk
In Jamsoti, a village tucked deep inside India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, the common refrain among the villagers is that the coronavirus spreads only in cities. The deadly infection, they believe, does not exist in villages.
CDC, FDA investigating rare tuberculosis outbreak potentially linked to contaminated bone repair product
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and state and local health agencies are investigating the origin of a rare, multi-state tuberculosis outbreak after more than 100 patients may have been infected during spinal surgery or fracture repairs this past spring.
Why COVID-19 may now feel like a 'bad cold' — with headache, runny nose among most-reported symptoms
News/Health: The most-reported symptoms of COVID-19 are now a headache, sore throat, and runny nose, according to the team behind a U.K. symptom tracking app, and experts believe various factors may be causing the shift to milder, cold-like reactions.
Canada expects to have enough doses by the end of July to fully vaccinate everyone eligible
News/Politics: Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand announced today that Canada will have enough product on hand by August to fully vaccinate every person eligible for a shot.
Is it a cold or COVID-19? Symptoms to look out for
The risk of catching COVID-19 sent many in search of tests at the first signs of a common cold over the past year, and now as the nation gradually reopens there is an increased chance you will come into contact with someone carrying a summer cold.
Trudeau says AstraZeneca recipients will 'not be disadvantaged' when they travel
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today his government is working with the U.S. and other international partners to ensure that AstraZeneca vaccine recipients face few barriers when they travel abroad.
CDC warns on uptick in RSV cases after low activity during COVID-19: What to know about respiratory illness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national surveillance system has noted an uptick in the number of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases detected in the U.S. over the last several weeks, noting that the illness can be associated with severe disease in young children and older adults.