My Family’s Global Vaccine Journey

We were spread across three continents, at the mercy of vaccine geopolitics. Which of us would be inoculated last? Dr. Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, right, outside makeshift Covid-19 wards at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, this month.  Credit…Thoko Chikondi for The New York Times Supported by By Pui-Wing Tam In early February, my sister posted a video in our family’s […]

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Year of COVID: Everything We Thought We Knew Was Wrong

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Today marks one year since the day the World Health Organization declared that a new, fast-spreading coronavirus had caused a pandemic. “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock, and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction,” […]

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Amid Scramble for COVID-19 Vaccine, Latin America Turns to Russia

LA PAZ (Reuters) – As Bolivia struggled late last year to secure deals with large drug firms to supply COVID-19 vaccines, the incoming president, Luis Arce, turned to Russia for help. By the end of December, Bolivia clinched its first major COVID-19 vaccine deal, with enough shots for some 20% of the population. The first Sputnik V doses arrived in […]

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Miami Anesthesiologist Charged in Hate Crime

A Miami-based anesthesiologist has been arrested and charged with a hate crime. As a result, she has been removed from patient care duties. Jennifer Susan Wright, MD. Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Jennifer Susan Wright, MD, was arrested on February 19 and charged with criminal mischief, tampering with a victim, and battery with prejudice, a felony hate crime, according to the […]

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Biden Administration Changes Vaccination Timeline

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Last week, Anthony Fauci, MD, said that “virtually everybody and anybody in any category could start to get vaccinated” in April. But on Tuesday, the Biden administration changed the timeline for mass vaccinations to May, June, or July. At a CNN town hall in Wisconsin, moderator […]

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On Edge: Politics, “doom scrolling” are toxic mix for this news junkie

Scott Zayatz upped his dosage of antidepression and antianxiety medication in early spring when the pandemic started clobbering the nation and the presidential race, post-primary, turned foul. The 43-year-old news junkie could feel his body tense and cynicism rise with each tweet about COVID deniers, the president’s false assurances, and the politicization of a national and global catastrophe. “I noticed […]

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Hillary Clinton Gives Dax Shepard Advice on Raising Daughters: 'It's a Constant Balancing Act'

Hillary Clinton is sharing her perspective on parenting. The former Secretary of State and presidential candidate, 73, spoke with Dax Shepard Monday on the actor's Armchair Expert podcast. The conversation covered a range of subjects, including Clinton's extensive political career, but quickly turned to the topic of parenthood. Explaining that he has looked forward to raising children, Shepard, 45, admitted […]

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