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August 11, 2021

Should Immunocompromised People Get Booster Shots? What the Experts Say

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to develop a plan for COVID-19 vaccine boosters by early September. Immune compromised patients are at greater risk […]
August 11, 2021

COVID-19 Updates: Children Under 12 Increasingly at Risk for COVID-19

More than 4.3 million people globally have died from COVID-19. More than half of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated. New COVID-19 cases are on the […]
August 10, 2021

Iron Deficiency Increasing in U.S. Diets: Here’s What to Eat

Share on PinterestNutritionists say it’s important to eat foods that are higher in iron as well as foods that help the body absorb the mineral. J.R. […]
August 10, 2021

FDA Quietly Authorizes Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Exposure: Here’s How It Works

Share on PinterestPeople who are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19 can get the antibody as a preventive treatment if they’re exposed to the […]
August 10, 2021

Why the U.K. Saw a Big Drop in COVID-19 Cases as the U.S. Has a Surge

Share on PinterestA crowd walks in Notting Hill in London on July 31. Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images In late July, the United Kingdom saw around 43,000 new […]
August 10, 2021

COVID-19 Updates: FDA Approval May Boost Vaccination Rates

More than 4 million people globally have died from COVID-19. More than half of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated. New COVID-19 cases are on the […]
August 10, 2021

What to Know About the Delta Plus Variant Right Now

Share on PinterestThe Delta variant accounts for more than 90 percent of COVID-19 cases in the United States.Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto/Getty Images Delta Plus — which refers to […]
August 8, 2021

Vaccine Mandates in Schools Aren’t New. They’ve Been Used Since 1850

Share on PinterestThe first vaccine mandate in U.S. schools was enacted in Massachusetts in the 1850s to prevent smallpox transmission. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images As COVID-19 continues […]
August 7, 2021

Here’s the Difference Between a COVID-19 Mask Recommendation and a Mask Mandate

Share on PinterestExperts note that local mask mandates are easier to enforce than state or federal requirements. Phynart Studio/Getty Images Federal officials have issued new mask […]
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