Vaccines can be less effective in obese adults than in the general population, leaving them more vulnerable to infection and illness.
Scientists worry new coronavirus vaccines will have limited and, perhaps, short-lived effectiveness, but Fauci is “cautiously optimistic” a vaccine is possible.
The agency must give outside scientists and the public the opportunity to see the data and the FDA’s reasoning before coming to such a decision, critics say.
In a 7-2 ruling in a case involving the Little Sisters of the Poor, the court said employers with a “religious or moral objection” to contraceptives should not be forced to insure women for those services.
It is likely we’ll eventually have a coronavirus vaccine — but perhaps not as quickly as some expect. From development, to clinical trials and distribution, there are tremendous challenges lying ahead.
Medical supply companies with boards that included at least two women recalled life-threatening products almost a month sooner than those with all-male boards,
We have to steel ourselves for the possibility that no safe and effective vaccine or treatment will emerge and we may have to learn to live with COVID-19.
From the research lab to your doctor’s office – here’s what happens in phase 1, 2, 3 drug trials
Vaccine development is a long and complicated. Only about 6% of vaccine candidates are approved for public use. On average, process takes 10.7 years.
Providers in Washington’s Childhood Vaccine Program report they give 30% fewer vaccines to 0-18 year olds in March than they usually do.
UW Medicine is enrolling outpatients with COVID-19 for trial of two drug regimens – hydroxychloroquine and hydroxychloroquine with azithromycin.
Anti-vaccine groups are seizing on the anti-government sentiment stoked by conservative-leaning protesters to advance their cause, critics say.
As prescriptions surge, Walgreens and CVS employees say they need more protective gear, cleaning supplies and sick pay.
Researchers are investigating whether hydroxychloroquine, a commonly used anti-malarial and autoimmune-disease treatment, can prevent COVID-19.
There isn’t enough evidence that decades-old anti-malarial drugs work for the treatment or prevention of coronavirus, but here’s what we do know so far.