Covid-19 hospitalizations in Los Angeles County more than doubled in 2 weeks

By Travis Caldwell, Paul Vercammen and Christina Maxouris, CNN In Los Angeles County, which was crushed during the winter surge of the coronavirus, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are now again exploding. On Saturday, the county reported 2,600 new cases. A day earlier, county health officials recorded more than 3,000 new Covid-19 infections, for the first … Read more

Biden says full FDA approval of a Covid-19 vaccine could come as early as the end August

By Jen Christensen, CNN To date, more than 339 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered to give people protection from the coronavirus; several studies show that the three vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States work and are safe; and the government continues to give them out in schools and at … Read more

CDC advisers will meet Thursday to discuss need for coronavirus boosters and J&J vaccine safety

By Jessica Firger, CNN Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet Thursday to make recommendations on how to address new safety issues concerning the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine and to review preliminary data on whether Covid-19 vaccine boosters will be needed in the future — especially for people … Read more

During the pandemic, another devastating health crisis was growing

By Maggie Fox, CNN Drug overdose deaths rose by close to 30% in the United States in 2020, hitting the highest number ever recorded, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. More than 93,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2020, according to provisional data released by the CDC’s National Center for … Read more

CDC warns COVID-19 vaccines might not protect people who are immunocompromised

By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday warned people who are immunocompromised that the Covid-19 vaccine may not have been effective for them and encouraged them to take precautions as if they were not vaccinated. “People who are immunocompromised should be counseled about the potential for reduced immune … Read more

Dr. Fauci weighs in on confusion surrounding Pfizer’s Covid-19 booster

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN Children will likely pay the price for adults in the US not getting vaccinated at high enough rates to slow or stop the spread of Covid-19, which has been surging in most states, a vaccine expert said. If vaccination rates among adults and kids 12 and older keep lagging amid increased … Read more

CDC, FDA Looking Into Risk Of Nerve Complication After Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

By Amanda Sealy, John Bonifield and Maggie Fox, CNN The US Food and Drug Administration updated the label on Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine Monday to warn of the possible increased risk of a rare neurological complication known as Guillain-Barré syndrome. While the FDA said it had not established the vaccine could cause the syndrome, … Read more

Surgeon General on Delta variant: If you are not vaccinated, you are in trouble

By Aya Elamroussi, CNN Twenty-four states have seen an uptick of at least 10% in COVID-19 cases over the past week, Johns Hopkins University data shows, as health experts and the federal government keep pressing for more people to get vaccinated. The rapid spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has only ratcheted up … Read more

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