Tag Archives: COVID-19

FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Kids 12-15

By | May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021 — The FDA on Monday granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to be given to children 12-to-15 years old.   The much-expected decision increases the likelihood that schools in the United States will fully reopen in the fall — a goal of both the Biden and Trump administrations. Acting FDA Commissioner… Read More »

WebMD Poll: Make COVID Vaccine Mandatory for Doctors?

By | May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021 — Should COVID-19 vaccinations be required for health care professionals? WebMD polled its readers to ask that question collected 3,035 responses. Nearly two-thirds, or 66%, said yes and 34% said no. Among the yes votes, 55% believed these vaccinations should be required immediately and 11% said they should be mandatory eventually. WebMD’s sister… Read More »

India’s power consumption increases 41% to 119.27 bn units in April

By | May 1, 2021

Power consumption in the country grew 41 per cent in April to 119.27 billion units (BU) in the same month last year, showing robust recovery in industrial and commercial demand of electricity, according to power ministry data. Power consumption in April last year was recorded at 84.55 BU. On… Read More »

Are You Ready for a Post-COVID Dating Tsunami?

By | April 30, 2021

To many people, it may seem like common sense to cut back on dating partners during a pandemic. But to evolutionary psychologists, this is the “behavioral immune system” at work — an unconscious set of behaviors that protect us in the face of an infectious disease threat. A pre-COVID study from Montreal’s McGill University found that people… Read More »

Poll Reveals Who’s Most Vaccine-Hesitant in America and Why

By | April 29, 2021

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — U.S. resistance to getting a COVID-19 vaccine is slowly diminishing, a new online survey finds, but it still exists and at especially rates in some blue-collar jobs. For adults under age 65 who are hesitant, reluctance is mainly driven by concerns about safety, side effects and distrust… Read More »

Post-Vaccine Reunions Are An Emotional Rollercoaster

By | April 26, 2021

April 26, 2020 — The night before Lisa Hardesty’s post-vaccination reunion with her 101-year-old grandmother felt like the night before going to an amusement park as a child. “I cannot wait to hug her,” Hardesty, 54, said a few days beforehand. “The excitement level is like if you’re planning a vacation that’s exciting and stressful until the… Read More »

Global Milestone: 1 Billionth COVID Vaccination

By | April 25, 2021

April 25, 2021 – Less than five months after the first needle went into the first arm to deliver the first COVID-19 vaccine to a 90-year-old grandmother in the United Kingdom, the world celebrated the 1 billionth dose of coronavirus-blocking vaccine this weekend. While it’s not clear who received the 1 billionth dose, or where it happened,… Read More »

Second Covid-19 wave testing India’s ‘capacity to bear pain’: Modi

By | April 25, 2021

A second wave of Covid-19 infections is testing Indians’ “patience and capacity to bear pain”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday when the country recorded a record number of fresh infections for the fourth consecutive day. “Many of our near and dear ones have left us untimely. After successfully confronting the first wave… Read More »

Feds Lift Pause of J&J COVID Vaccine, Add New Warning

By | April 23, 2021

This story was updated at 8:35  p.m.  April 23, 2021 — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should resume in the United States for all adults, the FDA and CDC said Friday, although health care providers should warn patients of the risk of developing the rare and serious blood clots that caused the agencies… Read More »