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When will the US reach herd immunity and what will it look like?

A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, it appears that trends have finally shifted in a positive direction. New cases, hospitalizations and deaths are dropping rapidly, and the supply of available vaccine is growing. The country could be well on its way to herd immunity, the point at which enough people are protected against a disease…MORE

Why Americans shouldn’t turn their noses up at Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine

Why Americans shouldn’t turn their noses up at Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine

With Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine on the verge of being authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration, Americans are taking another look at the vaccine and it’s data. And what they see might initially give them pause. For several months, public health experts have praised the approximately 95% efficacy seen…MORE

Doomscrolling can steal hours of your time — here’s how to take it back

Doomscrolling can steal hours of your time — here’s how to take it back

You’re mindlessly scrolling on your phone after a long day at work, sifting through miles of negative posts. In what seems like minutes, hours have gone by. Doomscrolling has become a popular word over the past year to describe the habit of mindlessly scrolling through negative news. People lose their perception of time while scrolling…MORE

FDA advisers to consider third possible Covid-19 vaccine Friday

FDA advisers to consider third possible Covid-19 vaccine Friday

US Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisers are scheduled to meet Friday to discuss the potential emergency authorization of a third coronavirus vaccine for the US, this one made by Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine arm Janssen Biotech. It’s the next step in a process that could end with the new vaccine’s rollout early next week.…MORE

Arthritis drugs can help critically ill Covid-19 patients, study suggests

Arthritis drugs can help critically ill Covid-19 patients, study suggests

Drugs typically used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can help critically ill Covid-19 patients in intensive care units, one new study finds. But experts warn that more research is needed before doctors start using the drugs more widely, because another new study found that another, similar drug did not help patients hospitalized with Covid-19 pneumonia getting…MORE

I’m pregnant… should I get the Covid-19 vaccine?

I’m pregnant… should I get the Covid-19 vaccine?

There’s enough to worry about during a pregnancy, even without a pandemic. As the vaccine rollout continues, there’s still concern over its impact on pregnancy. Covid-19 has added an entirely new layer of health anxiety for anyone expecting a child. That’s why one of the biggest questions on many pregnant women’s minds is if the…MORE

Going maskless is a key factor in Covid-19 outbreaks at gyms, studies say

Going maskless is a key factor in Covid-19 outbreaks at gyms, studies say

Wearing masks and other safety precautions are key to stop the spread of Covid-19 during indoor group exercise, according to two new reports published by the US Centers for Disease and Prevention. The two studies, published Wednesday, linked Covid-19 outbreaks over the summer to exercise facilities in Chicago and Honolulu. In the Chicago report, 60%…MORE