• Special Olympics to apologize to athletes for COVID vaccine mandate, DeSantis says

    9 days ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    Gov. Ron DeSantis has dropped a $27.5 million fine against Special Olympics over vaccine mandates, but the charity could pay in other ways.
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  • COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

    9 days ago - By ABC News

    Scientists estimate that nearly 20 million lives were saved worldwide by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year
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  • When Should You Use Home COVID-19 Tests? Here's What the Experts Say

    9 days ago - By Time

    Carlos del Rio does not mess around when it comes to the health of his 87-year-old mother. Even when he doesn't feel sick, a day before he plans to visit her, the professor of infectious disease at Emory University in Atlanta takes a home COVID-19 test. The next day, he tests again the moment he enters her house. “I want to minimize the risk that I'm infected as much as possible before I see her,” del Rio says.
    It doesn't take an infectious disease specialist to know that an 87-year-old is a high-risk person, but dual-testing the way del Rio does is not in any formal protocol for how to...
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  • Second COVID Booster Protected Seniors in Long-Term Care

    Second COVID Booster Protected Seniors in Long-Term Care

    9 days ago - By MedPageToday

    A fourth dose, or second booster, of Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine protected seniors living in long-term care from the most severe outcomes during the Omicron wave, despite showing a more limited effect against...
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  • Appropriate /Measles Vaccination Is Key for Prevention of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

    9 days ago - By The Journal of Pediatrics

    Given the current focus on COVID-19, serious vaccine-preventable infections may resurface if provider and parental education on pediatric immunizations is not prioritized. In this volume of The Journal, Cataldi et al present the results of a national survey that aimed to determine the current knowledge, experience and clinical practice of primary pediatricians regarding the diagnosis and prevention of measles. The major knowledge gaps identified included pretravel vaccination for a preschooler, presentation of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis , and isolation practices.
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  • Fauci says he's 'example' for COVID-19 vaccinations

    9 days ago - By ABC News

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, says his COVID-19 recovery is an “example” for the nation on the protection offered by vaccines and boosters
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