Fauci responds to DeSantis’s call for COVID-19 vaccine investigation  

Outgoing White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that he “doesn’t have a clue” what Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hopes to accomplish by calling for a state grand jury investigation into alleged “crimes” related to COVID-19 vaccines.   “I don’t have a clue … what he’s asking for. I mean, we have a vaccine that, … Read more

COVID Vaccines Saved More Than 3 Million U.S. Lives Since 2020

Dec. 13, 2022 – COVID-19 vaccinations prevented 3.2 million deaths and 18.5 million hospitalizations in the United States from December 2020 through November 2022, according to a new report Tuesday from the Commonwealth Fund and Yale School of Public Health. The report, developed from computer modeling, comes as the U.S. approaches the second anniversary of the administration … Read more

COVID vaccines saved 3.2 million US lives, researchers say

The COVID-19 vaccines developed by biotech companies Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson saved more than 3 million American lives over a two-year period, according to new research from the Commonwealth Fund. The first coronavirus vaccine in the U.S. was administered in December 2020. Since then, health care workers have put more than 655 million … Read more

Surge in respiratory virus cases push hospitals to the limit

Surge in respiratory virus cases push hospitals to the limit – CBS News Watch CBS News Hospitals across the U.S. are seeing an influx of patients due to a “tripledemic” of flu, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and COVID-19 cases. Danya Bacchus has the details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, … Read more

Have Long COVID? Newest Booster Vaccines May Help You

SOURCES: Jackie Dishner, Phoenix. Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, director, Clinical Epidemiology Center, Washington University, St. Louis; chief of Research and Development Service, Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System. Nature Medicine: “Acute and postacute sequelae associated with SARS-CoV-2 reinfection.” The Lancet eClinical Medicine: “Impact of COVID-19 vaccination on the risk of developing long-COVID and on existing long-COVID … Read more

America’s COVID-Booster Rates Are a Bad Sign for Winter

And just like that, with the passing of Labor Day, fall was upon us. Seemingly overnight, six-packs of pumpkin beer materialized on grocery shelves, hordes of city dwellers descended upon apple orchards—and America rolled out new COVID boosters. The timing wasn’t a coincidence. Since the beginning of the pandemic, cases in North America and Europe … Read more

Annual COVID Shots Mean We Can Stop Counting

A couple of weeks ago, a friend asked me how many COVID shots I’d gotten so far. And for a brief, wonderful moment, I forgot. “Three,” I told them, before shaking my head. “No, actually, four.” I had no trouble recalling when I’d received my most recent shot (September). But it took me a moment … Read more

When Will the Pandemic Truly Be ‘Over’?

When the pandemic began, we could imagine that the restoration of specific things we’d put on hold would signal life was returning to normal. Schools would reopen; masks would come off; offices would fill back up, and restaurants would buzz with diners. Thirty months on, we got all those things back—social mixing, return to office, … Read more

NYC won’t enforce COVID vax mandate for NYPD officers while it appeals ruling

New York City will not enforce the coronavirus vaccine mandate for roughly 18,000 active NYPD officers following a judge’s surprise ruling late last week that the requirement was unlawful, The Post has learned. The about-face means unvaccinated NYPD cops below the rank of sergeant who have been denied a religious or health exemption will remain … Read more