Researchers have analyzed the data of more than 70,000 people with COVID-19 in the United States to confirm what the most frequently occurring complications are
The grim milestones are piling up as the United States experiences another surge in coronavirus cases. Nearly 300,000 new cases were reported on Saturday.
There is much we don’t know about the new COVID-19 variant—but everything we know so far suggests a huge danger.
The U.S. government’s top infectious-disease doctor said the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is picking up speed and could be fully on track within a week or so.
o date, the development of mRNA vaccines for the prevention of infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been a success story, with no serious concerns identified in the ongoing phase 3 clinical trials.
One very happy physician’s first-hand account of getting the COVID-19 vaccine
France’s cautious approach to rolling out a coronavirus vaccination program appears to have backfired, leaving barely 500 people inoculated in the first week and rekindling anger over the government’s handling of the pandemic.
Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, researchers all over the world have joined the race for an effective vaccine. Here is how the search for a vaccine progressed throughout the year
America did not sufficiently plan for how to get millions of people vaccinated.
The development and deployment of an effective vaccine for COVID-19 could be the turning point in the fight against the deadly pandemic.
The U.S. government is considering giving some people half the dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in order to speed vaccinations, a federal official said on Sunday.
Chinese Doctors Share the Playbook for Severe COVID-19
Official Reporting for January 5, 2021
World Health Organization
Confirmed Cases: 83 910 386
Deaths: 1 839 660
Confirmed Cases: 80 316 555
Deaths: 1 770 695
Confirmed Cases: 85,624,961
Total cases: 20,558,489 (+212,117 New Cases)
Total deaths: 350,664 (+1,418 New Deaths)
California: Another 91 COVID-19 Deaths Reported in LA County, as Hospital Conditions Dire – NBC Los Angeles
U.S. Virus Cases Inch Back Toward Peak Following Holiday Slump – Bloomberg
Belgium: 26 Belgian retirees die after visit by volunteer Santa Claus who tested positive for COVID – CBS News
Germany: Germany to Extend Curbs Amid Criticism Over Vaccine Rollout – Bloomberg
Somalia: COVID-19 vaccines are distant as virus spreads – WSIL
Thailand: Thailand confirms 745 new coronavirus cases – ABC News
Science and Tech
Psychological and Sociological Impact
Across the U.S., this year has taken a heavy toll. The coronavirus has upended daily life and resulted in the deaths of over 300,000 people; 2020 is on track to be the “deadliest year in U.S. history,” according to The Associated Press, with a projected rise of 15% in total deaths from 2019.
Not much published over holidays, but I’m on the lookout.
Misinformation, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Theories
The police say a Wisconsin pharmacist believed the Moderna vaccine would harm people and tried to sabotage the effort to vaccinate frontline workers.
Coping in 2020 (and probably most of 2021)
SAG-AFTRA, the union representing 160,000 people who work in the industry, seeks a “temporary hold” in Los Angeles.