Infection

 
COVID-19 or the Flu? Preparing for the Overlap
September 14, 2020

Worried about the upcoming flu season overlapping with COVID-19? Get up to date on available tests and the clinical aspects of the diseases with our quick article.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Pharmaceutical Executives Pledge Safety Above All
September 10, 2020

CEOs of 9 drug companies involved in COVID-19 vaccine development signed a pledge ensuring that sound science and ethics will guide the process.

3 Influenza Season Imperatives: Vaccinate, Vaccinate, Vaccinate
September 08, 2020

The CDC estimates delivery of a record 194 to 198 million doses of influenza vaccine this year. The primary care imperative: vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate.

Phase 3 Trials Launched for AZ SARS-CoV2 Vaccine Candidate
September 02, 2020

The AstraZeneca-Oxford University investigational coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine candidate, has expanded into a phase 3 clinical trial.

NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Updated Based on New Data
August 27, 2020

Treatment guidelines on COVID-19 from the NIH were updated today based on data from clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and IL-6 inhibitors.

3 Flu Vaccine Conundrums: Who Needs a Shot and When?
August 26, 2020

Who needs a flu shot and when is not always straightforward. This year it's more important than ever to know what the CDC recommends. Start with 3 short scenarios.

Do Americans Trust Russia’s “Sputnik V” COVID-19 Vaccine?
August 26, 2020

Approximately 67% of US adults are wary about trusting Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine without proof, according to a new survey of >30 000 Americans.

A Drive-through Flu Shot Clinic: Is it Time to Try One?
August 25, 2020

The traditional flu shot clinic with waiting rooms full won't work this year. One practice planned its own drive-through flu vaccination clinic. Here's how.

Poll: Give COVID-19 Vaccine to High-risk Americans First
August 25, 2020

A Harris Poll finds Americans want a US-approved COVID-19 vaccine allocated here first, the rest of the world next, and our most vulnerable take priority.

FDA Issues EUA for Convalescent Plasma as Potential COVID-19 Treatment
August 24, 2020

The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients.