Only 6 States Have Indoor Masking Rules in Place as COVID Cases Climb

Only 6 States Have Indoor Masking Rules in Place as COVID Cases Climb

Only Illinois, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, New Mexico, and Washington continue to mandate indoor mask-wearing in public places whether or not people are fully vaccinated. So why is it only six states still have indoor masking requirements when COVID-19 infections are spiking nationally? An unwelcome but not entirely surprising trend emerged in the United States as […]

Children Ages 5-11 Eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccinations [Update]

Children Ages 5-11 Eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccinations [Update]

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine received emergency use authorization (EAU) use in children ages 5 through 11. This move comes weeks after Pfizer submitted its application for EAU consideration. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) assures parents and guardians this move is based on the agency’s thorough and transparent evaluation of data that included input from the independent […]

Influenza Vaccine Less Effective in Seniors Taking Statins

Influenza Vaccine Less Effective in Seniors Taking Statins

On Oct. 29, 2015, The Journal of Infectious Diseases published the results of two studies that indicate the influenza vaccine is less effective in seniors taking statins. According to CBS News, the studies were funded by the Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company, Novartis. The first study took place during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 flu seasons and included nearly 7,000 adults […]

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