A panel of pediatric disease experts interviewed by the New York Times broadly agreed that schools can reopen for in-person classes, but they emphasized the need for two key precautions. Here's what they recommended, and how it aligns with new CDC guidance released Friday.
The British government on Friday released a study showing a variant of the novel coronavirus first detected in the United Kingdom called B.1.1.7, which is also circulating in the United States, is "likely" more deadly than earlier variants of the virus—and experts fear B.1.1.7 and similar new coronavirus variants could threaten recent progress in America's coronavirus epidemic.
Semaglutide, a Novo Nordisk drug that's currently approved to treat Type 2 diabetes, appeared to help obese patients lose an average of 15% of their body weight when paired with dietary and lifestyle changes, according to trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine—but some experts say the trial contained notable limitations.
Millions of counterfeit N95 masks have been sold to hospitals and medical facilities across the country, prompting worry among frontline workers—and spurring a flurry of federal investigations into the scams.
Scripps Health and the County of San Diego on Friday opened the Scripps Del Mar Fairgrounds Vaccination Super Station at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, offering drive-thru and walk-thru Covid-19 vaccine services, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Michigan, and Texas.