Cow dung therapy for COVID-19 harshly criticised

While many in the country struggle to avail healthcare services in the face of the second…

Mixed reactions to CDC’s revised COVID mask mandate

While states continue to relax COVID-19 mitigation measures, concerns about vaccine uptake continue. The Centers for…

News Scan for May 14, 2021

Four countries report more vaccine-derived polio cases Four African countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, and Yemen—reported new…

COVID mRNA vaccines induce immune response in pregnant, lactating women

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines trigger an immune response in pregnant and breastfeeding women, and maternal antibodies transfer…

Spikes in Asia, variant spread keep global health officials on edge

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in a number of Asian countries, and hospitalizations are rising in…

CDC: No masks needed for COVID-vaccinated Americans

Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can now ditch masks in indoor and outdoor settings—even in crowds—according…

More side effects noted after using 2 different COVID vaccines

Adults 50 and older who received doses of both the Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines reported…

India and its states seek to fill COVID-19 vaccine gaps

Amid a continued surge in cases and deaths, India’s government and individual states are pursuing ways…

News Scan for May 13, 2021

Most long-haul COVID-19 patients younger, healthier, Mayo Clinic says The inaugural cohort of Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19…

B.1.617: A continued global threat

Image credit: 罗 宏志 / 123rf The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has criticised…