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Patients did DIY blood draws in a new vaccine study

A Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster study sent participants a device they could use to collect their own blood at home. The study looked at antibody...

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Apple drops mask requirements for most of its corporate workers

Apple is dropping mask mandates at most of its corporate locations. The company had previously started to walk them back for vaccinated employees....

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Meta might let anti-vax posts back onto Facebook and Instagram

Meta asked the Oversight Board to review how it handles removal of misinformation around COVID-19. Meta global affairs leader Nick Clegg explains...

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White House to hold summit on next-gen COVID-19 vaccines

The Biden administration is gathering stakeholders to discuss next-generation COVID-19 vaccines. Strategies include nasal sprays and...

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President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said. He is "experiencing very mild symptoms" and taking Paxlovid....

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FDA authorizes Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

The Novavax shot is a protein subunit vaccine. It’s a different approach than the shots already in use in the US. The company has faced...

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COVID-19 variant boosters won’t need new clinical trials for clearance, FDA says

The FDA will rely on data from clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine boosters against the BA.1 version of the omicron variant to evaluate boosters...

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COVID-19 booster shots should target omicron variants, FDA says

The FDA says COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers should include the BA.4 and BA.5 lineages of the omicron variant in the new booster shots they’re...

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Where’s the next generation of COVID-19 shots?

The original COVID-19 vaccines targeted a version of the coronavirus that doesn’t exist anymore. Vaccine companies and regulators are working on...

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Kids under five can now be vaccinated against COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration authorized COVID-19 shots from Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna for kids six months to five years old. They’re the...

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US no longer requires COVID test for travelers flying into the country

Starting on Sunday, June 12th, people flying into the US from other countries won’t be required to get tested for COVID the day before their...

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Blood oxygen monitors miss concerning COVID-19 symptoms more often in patients of color

Black, Asian, and Hispanic patients are more likely to have their blood oxygen levels overestimated by common pulse oximeter devices. For COVID-19...

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Under-five COVID-19 vaccines near finish line

After long delays, the FDA appears set to authorize COVID-19 vaccines for children under five in mid-June. Pfizer released data showing a strong...

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Apple slows return to office plan, will let employees stay remote and require masks in common spaces

Apple had planned to expand its hybrid return to the office pilot, but it will expand the "phase-in" period instead and let people work...

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Now you can order a third round of free test kits from COVIDTests.gov

The USPS has opened up a third round of orders for free COVID-19 tests. Even better, orders now come with eight tests instead of four. The US Postal...

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FDA: fluvoxamine doesn’t treat COVID-19 — and here’s 27 pages why

The FDA released a document with information about its decision to not authorize fluvoxamine to treat COVID-19. It’s unusual for the agency to...

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Amazon ends its PTO policy for workers with COVID-19

Amazon is ending a policy that allowed workers to get seven days of paid time off if they tested positive for COVID-19. Workers will now get up to...

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A warming world gives viruses more chances to hitchhike from species to species

New research warns that climate change could make it easier for viruses to leap from one species to another. That ultimately puts humans at greater...

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CDC launches new infectious disease forecasting center

The Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics is like a weather service for disease, and will help the CDC use data and modeling to make...

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Uber, Amtrak, airlines drop mask requirements after judge strikes down rule

Many transportation providers, including Uber, Amtrak, and all three major airlines, said that masks would no longer be required for employees and...

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Judge says masks can’t be required on planes and trains

A federal judge ruled that the CDC did not have the authority to issue a mask mandate for planes and public transportation. COVID-19 cases are going...

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Mask mandate for air travel and public transportation is extended again

The mask mandate for air travel and public transportation will be extended until May 3rd, the CDC said. The mandate was previously scheduled to...

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Riot Games reportedly drops masking and vaccination requirements ahead of return-to-office order

Riot Games, developer of League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, is initiating a return-to-office order while also dropping mandatory masking and...

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Tesla’s Shanghai factory stays closed as COVID restrictions remain in place

Tesla’s Shanghai factory will stay closed on Monday, April 4th as COVID-related restrictions stay in place. The factory has been closed since March...

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The White House has launched a new COVID-19 information site, COVID.gov

The Biden administration has launched COVID.gov, a website that contains information and local resources for COVID-19. The Biden administration has...

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FDA authorizes second COVID-19 vaccine booster for vulnerable groups

The FDA says people over 50 or who are immunocompromised can get a second booster shot of the Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The US...

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The CDC is still trying to fix its data problem

The CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative will try to connect state and local data systems to the federal level, Politico reported. The US has...

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Foxconn’s Shenzhen factories resume operations after lockdown

Foxconn, the world’s biggest contract manufacturer of electronics, says it’s "basically" resumed normal operations in Shenzhen after a...

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