• Exclusive: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky Unveils Agency Initiative to Address Racism in Health

    14 days ago - By Time

    If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that health is a commodity bestowed readily on some and denied to so many others. Within months of the COVID-19 virus reaching U.S. shores, it became clear that the disease hit certain groups harder, contributing to more severe illness and higher hospitalization and death rates among Black, Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native communities, and those of lower socioeconomic status.
    The reason for that skewed impact doesn't have so much to do with biology or genetics as it does a myriad of other factors, such as where people live, how...
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  • Vaccinated Mothers Are Trying to Give Children Antibodies via Breast Milk

    14 days ago - By New York Times

    Researchers agree that antibodies generated after a Covid-19 vaccine can be safely passed through breast milk. But they may not offer the level of protection parents are hoping for.
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  • Is the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Working? We're Not Sure Yet

    14 days ago - By Time

    After four months and 171 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered across the U.S., more than a few of us are eager to know: are the shots working?
    Thus far, available evidence can half-answer that question: The vaccines are working well for those who can get them. As soon as the rollout kicked off, a variety of researchers began conducting what might be considered an unofficial phase 4 clinical trial, monitoring early vaccine recipients among the general public. Several of their studies have found a significant reduction in both the rates of infection and severity of symptoms among...
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