As scientists around the world are closely monitoring the spread of a new, more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus, they've spotted a brand-new, potentially more worrisome mutation—one that could have a far greater impact on the abilities of vaccines to protect people from infection.
President-elect Joe Biden's administration will distribute every available Covid-19 vaccine dose the federal government has available once he takes office, according to a Biden spokesperson—an announcement that marks a reversal from the Trump administration, which is currently holding doses intended to serve as patients' second shot in the two-dose vaccine regimen.
The Trump administration recently released the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and if you thought dietary guidelines couldn't be controversial—think again. Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli details what the new guidelines suggest and why they've "stunned" many scientists and stakeholders.
As a surge of Covid-19 patients increases demand for oxygen, hospitals in areas of California, Texas, and elsewhere are tackling major fault lines in the supply chain and equipment necessary to deliver the gas to patients.
Moderna increases its Covid-19 vaccine global production minimum estimate by 100 million doses, CVS and Walgreens announce first round of nursing home vaccinations should be completed by late January, and more.
CDC in a new report says there were 21 reported cases of severe allergic reactions among nearly two million people who received Covid-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States, showing such reactions are "exceedingly rare," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Massachusetts, and Minnesota.