Giving Flu and COVID Shots at Same Time Appears Safe, Effective: Study

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Giving a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as a seasonal flu vaccine appears safe and effective in the first study to test how people react to getting both shots at the same time. Overall, the NVX-CoV2373 vaccine (Novavax) is showing 89.8% efficacy in an ongoing, placebo-controlled phase […]

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COVID-19 Immunity Could Last for Years, Studies Say

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Immunity to the novel coronavirus could last for a year — and possibly longer — particularly after COVID-19 vaccination, according to  The New York Times . Two recent studies indicate that most people who contracted COVID-19, recovered and then got vaccinated later may not need a […]

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Company Tracking Coronavirus in Sewage Goes National

A Massachusetts company that has been analyzing Boston-area sewage for COVID-19 has been selected by the federal government to launch a national wastewater-based coronavirus monitoring program. Cambridge-based Biobot Analytics has been tracking wastewater at Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s Deer Island Treatment Plant throughout the pandemic. Detection in sewage can head off outbreaks. The company was selected by the U.S. Department […]

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‘City in Transition’: New York Vies to Turn Page on Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — More than a year after coronavirus shutdowns sent “the city that never sleeps” into a fitful slumber, New York could be wide awake again this summer. Starting Wednesday, vaccinated New Yorkers could shed their masks in most situations, and restaurants, stores, gyms […]

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Is the CDC Leading on COVID or Leading From Behind?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Minutes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its new guidance Thursday that those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can now (mostly) ditch their masks both indoors and out, Twitter and other social media lit up with reaction. Some people posted closeups of their […]

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Will Michigan’s Conservative Outposts Keep Pandemic Rolling?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When Kathryn Watkins goes shopping these days, she doesn’t bring her three young children. There are just too many people not wearing masks in her southern Michigan town of Hillsdale. At some stores, “not even the employees are wearing them anymore,” said Watkins, who estimates about […]

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