Joe Neel

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FDA advisory panel recommends Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

After some debate, a group of scientists advising the FDA concluded that the vaccine's benefits outweigh its risks for young children.


NPR poll: The delta surge pushed Americans further behind in all walks of life

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Many families are under financial stress, parents see kids seriously behind in school, huge rent bills and looming evictions and delayed medical care has negative consequences, to name a few.


The White House will spend an additional $1 billion on rapid at-home COVID tests

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The investment is a response to an ongoing national shortage and follows a $2 billion investment in September to supply rapid tests to community health centers, food banks and schools.


Federal Health Officials Want The White House To Slow Its COVID Booster Shot Rollout

Friday, September 03, 2021

The leaders of two federal health agencies are telling White House COVID-19 advisers that there is not enough data right now to make a blanket recommendation on boosters.


Vaccination Rates Rose In August As COVID Cases Surged Due To The Delta Variant

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

About 14 million U.S. residents got their first dose of a COVID-19 shot in August, which is about 4 million more than in July. Officials credit vaccine mandates by governments, schools and businesses.


J&J Says A Booster Shot For Its Vaccine May Have Big Benefits

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Johnson & Johnson said that when it gave study participants a second jab after six months, their antibody levels were nine times higher than they were 28 days after a first dose of the COVID vaccine.


CDC Recommends 3rd Vaccine Dose For Immunocompromised People

Friday, August 13, 2021

The CDC is officially recommending a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for people with weakened immune systems. It follows the FDA authorization a day earlier.


A CDC Document Gives New Details On Just How Dangerous The Delta Variant Really Is

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The CDC information dated Thursday gives new details on this variant of the coronavirus and says the agency should "acknowledge that the war has changed." It was first reported by The Washington Post.


Heart Inflammation In Teens And Young Adults After COVID-19 Vaccine Is Rare, CDC Says

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The cases have been seen mostly in teens and young adults between 12 and 39 years old. No deaths have been associated with this side effect of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.


The CDC Revises Its Summer Camp Guidance, Easing Restrictions

Friday, May 28, 2021

Masks are optional for vaccinated kids, and other recommended restrictions have been softened, making for a more relaxed camping experience for children this summer.


Some Colleges Are Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines — But At What Cost?

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Schools have long required vaccinations for several diseases. Now, some colleges and cruise ships are making immunization against COVID-19 mandatory, igniting concerns of equity and civil liberties.


Advisers To CDC Debate How COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Rolled Out

Friday, October 30, 2020

In advance of a COVID-19 vaccine being available, a group of independent medical advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weighed Friday who should get the vaccine first and how.


CDC Reduces Consecutive Minutes Of COVID-19 Exposure Needed To Be A 'Close Contact'

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Health officials once advised going into quarantine and being tested for the coronavirus if you were near an infected person for 15 minutes. Now the rule is a total of 15 minutes in a 24-hour period.


Forum: Pandemic's Disproportionate Impacts on Minority Communities in U.S. Cities

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A recent NPR poll finds minority communities have been disproportionately burdened by wage gaps and chronic illnesses during the pandemic. Watch a expert discussion at 12 noon ET Wed. Sept. 30.


NPR Poll: Financial Pain From Coronavirus Pandemic 'Much, Much Worse' Than Expected

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

In the largest U.S. cities, at least half of all households have seen a serious financial loss such as lost job, wages or savings. Many problems are concentrated in Black and Latino households.


FDA Removes Top Spokesperson After Blood Plasma Blunder

Friday, August 28, 2020

Emily Miller was central in defending the FDA commissioner, Dr. Stephen Hahn, after he falsely said that blood plasma could lower the death rate from COVID-19 by more than a third.


FDA Cautions About Accuracy Of Widely Used Abbott Coronavirus Test

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The test has been promoted by the Trump administration as a key factor in controlling the epidemic in the U.S. and is used for daily testing at the White House.


FDA Warns Against Wide Use Of The Drugs Trump Hailed As 'Game Changers'

Friday, April 24, 2020

The agency said Friday that using hydroxychloroquine and a related compound, chloroquine, for COVID-19 may cause life-threatening side effects. That warning contradicts the president's own enthusiasm.


CDC To Fund 650 Health Experts To Help States Trace, Stop COVID-19

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield says the agency will double the current number of positions to aid local health departments in quashing new outbreaks. They will focus on testing and contact tracing.


CDC Hospital Data Point To Racial Disparity In COVID-19 Cases

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

In a study of the early coronavirus epidemic in the U.S., a third of people who were hospitalized were African American. Top risk factors were high blood pressure and obesity.