An FDA panel has voted against recommending approval of a booster COVID-19 shot for the general population – disappointing some public health officials.
Scientists debate the medical benefits of booster shots. But there’s another aspect to consider: bioethics.
Long-term solutions to the nursing shortage call for changes that value nurses and offer them a safe place to work.
Ivermectin is the most recent example of a medication touted as a miracle drug for COVID-19 without solid medical evidence supporting its use.
Flexibility and accepting that stronger control measures might be needed is important given how uncertain things are ahead of winter.
Without an adequate plan, the UK will be stuck in a cycle of rising deaths and measures introduced too late to counter them.
Republicans are four times as likely as Democrats to say they’re not going to get the COVID-19 vaccine. What’s behind the polarization of who trusts or denies science?
The UK has outlined plans to top the immunity of the most vulnerable ahead of the winter.
Before the pandemic, the public perceived science as infallible and inaccessible. But the opening up of research to the general public has changed that perception.
One study suggests getting vaccinated halves the risk of developing long COVID.
Governments are launching booster programmes over fears about waning immunity levels, but vaccines are still highly effective at what matters most – preventing severe disease.
Income and employment support are more important in addressing the mental health impact of the pandemic than mental health services.
Many Sydneysiders have been heading to beaches in their local areas as the weather warms. So, if it’s allowed under the public health orders for your area, is it OK to go to the beach?
Subtly shifting the crafting and delivery of public health messaging on COVID-19 vaccines could go a long way toward persuading many of the unvaccinated to get the shot.
Overlapping vaccine mandates at the federal, state and local levels aims to reduce the number of unvaccinated Americans.
Countries yet to experience major outbreaks will probably see big rises in cases, even if their vaccine programmes are successful.
An 80% adult vaccination rate corresponds to 64% of the overall population, leaving plenty of people susceptible to the virus if restrictions ease too quickly.
Counting the number of unvaccinated people is surprisingly hard.
Encouraging a child to hold their paint brush to develop a pincer grip while the child is involved in painting is one example of guided play.
The federal election is taking place during a fourth wave of COVID-19, and border management remains crucial to controlling the pandemic. Here’s how each major party would manage travel restrictions.