Fauci says U.S. will stay with two doses of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

The United States will stick with its plan to give millions of Americans two doses of the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday. The nation’s top infectious diseases expert told the Washington Post that shifting to a single-dose strategy for those two vaccines could leave people less protected, allow more contagious variants to spread and make […]

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'How Boris made me lose 6 stone': Tory MP Will Quince sheds the pounds

‘How Boris made me lose 6 stone’: Tory MP Will Quince (once 20st), sheds the pounds after being inspired by the Prime Minister’s brush with death Welfare minister Will Quince, 38, was horrified to weigh in at 18 st 7 lb last spring The MP for Colchester, in Essex, decided to make a change and shed almost 6 st In eight […]

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The price of a drug should be based on its therapeutic benefits – not just what the market will bear

The U.S. pharmaceutical industry has innovated in response to the pandemic, providing not only vaccines but also therapies to treat people with COVID-19. But an outdated law designed to spur development of lifesaving drugs risks making new treatments—for COVID-19 as well as other diseases—unaffordable for many Americans. Many pharmaceutical companies rely on the Orphan Drug Act, which President Ronald Reagan […]

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COVID-19 will have a long-term impact on rural communities

Although vaccinations against COVID-19 have begun in the UK, the effects of the pandemic on the economy and society will continue to be felt for a long time. Rural communities, in particular, will be hit hard. The closure of local hubs such as pubs and community centers in rural and remote areas has been a trend in recent years. The […]

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Will the US ever have a national COVID-19 testing strategy?

As the coronavirus epidemic worsens, U.S. health experts hope Joe Biden’s administration will put in place something Donald Trump’s has not—a comprehensive national testing strategy. Such a strategy, they say, could systematically check more people for infections and spot surges before they take off. The health experts say it would be an improvement from the current practice, which has professional […]

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