Michigan Hospitalizations Spike; State Hits 70% Vaccine Goal

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LANSING, Mich. (AP) — COVID-19 hospitalizations in Michigan surpassed 3,000 for the first time in more than six months Monday amid a fourth surge of infections, while state officials celebrated reaching a key vaccination goal. The number of adults hospitalized with confirmed cases was 3,040. That […]

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NYC Officials Push COVID-19 Boosters Amid Rise in Cases

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — New York City health officials urged COVID-19 vaccine providers Monday to make booster shots widely available to most adults who want one amid a statewide spike in infections over the past two weeks. U.S. health officials have yet to authorize booster shots […]

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Ivermectin-COVID-19 Study Retracted; Authors Blame File Mixup

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The authors of a study purportedly showing that ivermectin could treat patients with SARS-CoV-2 have retracted their paper after acknowledging that their data were garbled. The paper, “Effects of a Single Dose of Ivermectin on Viral and Clinical Outcomes in Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infected Subjects: A Pilot […]

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Won’t Enforce Vaccine Mandate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Tuesday he won’t comply with a mandate requiring deputies be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face termination, claiming thousands could leave the department and that will lead to more crime. His defiance to the order […]

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Believers in COVID-19 Conspiracies More Likely to Catch Virus

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People who believe in COVID-19 conspiracy theories are more likely to catch the virus, lose their jobs, and be socially isolated, according to a new study published in Psychological Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal by Cambridge University Press. The study, conducted by researchers in the Netherlands, […]

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Vaccine After COVID-19 Infection Boosts Immune Response: Study

People who already have had COVID-19 may have more reason to get vaccinated, with new findings suggesting that vaccination after infection can boost protection. Under viral threat, the body first uses B cells to make antibodies against the invader, a process that can take up to 2 weeks. The immune system simultaneously creates memory B cells that can recognize the […]

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COVID Funds to Hospitals Disproportionately Doled Out: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A study published October 22 in JAMA Health Forum found that COVID-19 relief funds may have disproportionately gone to hospitals that were in better financial condition than to hospitals that were in greater need, though the funds did appear to have gone to the hospitals that […]

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ICU Nurse Sets Up Nursery for Newborn After Mother Dies of COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An intensive care unit nurse at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas, rallied the community to help a young father whose wife died of COVID-19 after giving birth by C-section. Ashlee Schwartz started a GoFundMe page that raised more than $12,000 for Eric Robison and created […]

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