Most kids with coronavirus do not develop fever, study finds

May 14, 2021 at 15:41

More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, most are well aware that the symptoms of a COVID-19 infection often include fever, cough and shortness of breath. But the same may not be true for one group of people: children. A new study published in the jo...

Hawaii 'close' to reaching coronavirus herd immunity, epidemiologist says

May 14, 2021 at 15:40

Hawaii’s state epidemiologist said that while it’s tough to know what herd immunity against coronavirus is without actually achieving it, she believes the state is "getting close." The state so far has administered 1.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, wit...

New York among states waiting to lift mask mandate for vaccinated people

May 14, 2021 at 14:18

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dropped mask indoor mask mandates for people fully vaccinated against coronavirus, some states are hesitant to immediately do away with facial covering requirements. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement...

Over a dozen states report half of adults fully vaccinated against coronavirus

May 14, 2021 at 12:56

More than a dozen states are reporting over 50% of their residents 18 and older are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, with a number of others nearing the feat. Connecticut and Maine are the furthest along in the effort, with each reporting 57.5% of...

Expert says he found why some COVID-19 vaccines trigger clot issues

May 14, 2021 at 11:19

Scientists world-wide are racing to understand why Covid-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca PLC and Johnson & Johnson are causing rare but potentially deadly blood clots. Determining the connection would help patients, doctors and health agencies better asses...

Pennsylvania attorney general investigating massive coronavirus contact tracing data breach

May 13, 2021 at 21:38

The Pennsylvania attorney general said Wednesday his office launched investigations into a data breach stemming from coronavirus contact tracing efforts that potentially exposed the personal information of over 72,000 people. "Any allegations of sensitive p...

Biden says allowing fully vaccinated to go maskless indoors is a ‘great milestone’

May 13, 2021 at 20:41

President Joe Biden trumpeted updated federal guidance for fully vaccinated populations Thursday while providing an update on the pandemic. People who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus no longer need to wear masks while indoors or outdoors or physica...

CDC to say fully vaccinated people can ditch masks indoors: report

May 13, 2021 at 17:29

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will reportedly ease indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, the Associated Press reported Thursday. According to the report, those who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will...

CDC says fully vaccinated people can ditch indoor masks, physical distancing

May 13, 2021 at 17:29

People who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus no longer need to wear masks indoors or outdoors or physical distance while in large and small gatherings, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced during a...

Fauci says vaccinated people 'don't have to wear a mask outside'

May 13, 2021 at 14:49

People who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus "don’t have to wear a mask outside," Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday, adding that it would only be necessary for "a very unusual situation." "If you were vaccinated, you don’t have to wear a mask outsi...

Mucormycosis reported in India's coronavirus patients: What to know about 'black fungus' infection

May 13, 2021 at 13:38

Doctors in India are reporting cases of mucormycosis or "black fungus," a serious but rare fungal infection, in some of the country’s coronavirus patients. The infection is caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes which live throughout the environment...

US coronavirus deaths hit lowest level in 10 months

May 13, 2021 at 13:05

COVID-19 deaths in the United States have tumbled to an average of around 600 per day — the lowest level in 10 months — with the number of lives lost dropping to single digits in well over half the states and, on some days, hitting zero. Confirmed infection...

Erectile dysfunction linked to prior coronavirus infection in small study

May 13, 2021 at 12:17

Researchers say penile tissue samples collected from two men who had recovered from coronavirus months prior suggest that the impact of the illness may contribute to erectile dysfunction. The study, which only involved four men, was conducted by University...

Alleged 'hole' in baby's mouth revealed to be sticker, mom says

May 13, 2021 at 11:33

A young British mom has opened up about an embarrassing sticky situation — one that left her racing her baby to the ER, thinking he had a huge hole in his mouth. Mom of three Becky Stiles, 24, told the Sun of her horror at seeing the large dark red "hole" i...

Nurses, nonprofits, others take COVID-19 vaccines to homebound people

May 13, 2021 at 11:06

So McAllister, 64, was over the moon when the county health department in Hayward, California, where she lives, called offering to inoculate her against COVID-19 at home. Two paramedics with Hayward Fire came last month, jabbed her arm with the one-dose Joh...

Wealthy nations once lauded for coronavirus control lag in vaccinations

May 13, 2021 at 10:54

Some wealthy nations that were most praised last year for controlling the coronavirus are now lagging far behind in getting their people vaccinated — and some, especially in Asia, are seeing COVID-19 cases grow. In Japan, South Korea and New Zealand, the va...

Additional clot cases tied to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: CDC

May 12, 2021 at 20:18

An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced more than two dozen total blood clot cases in individuals who received Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine amid a backdrop of 8.7 million recipients. Dr. Tom Shima...

CDC panel recommends Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids 12-15

May 12, 2021 at 19:11

A panel of experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted Wednesday to recommend use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine among kids aged 12 to 15. The recommendation will now go before CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky for final app...

COVID-19 vaccine does not damage placenta in pregnancy, study finds

May 12, 2021 at 15:07

A new study that found no evidence of injuries in the placentas of patients who received a COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant is another sign that the shots are safe for this population, researchers said. The study, conducted by Northwestern Medicine and publi...

Coronavirus long haulers often face fatigue, neurologic symptoms months later: study

May 12, 2021 at 15:05

Some young, otherwise healthy patients who experienced mild coronavirus reported experiencing fatigue, respiratory issues and neurologic symptoms months after recovering from the illness, according to a new study. While imaging studies appeared normal, pati...