Rob Stein

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Pfizer vaccine's protection against COVID wanes quickly in kids ages 5-11, study says

Monday, February 28, 2022

New research out of New York found the protection of the vaccine against infection in kids ages 5 to 11 dropped from 68% to 12%.

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More contagious version of omicron spreads in U.S., fueling worries

Monday, February 21, 2022

The omicron BA..2 variant spreads about 30% more easily and has caused surges in other countries. Its steady increase in the U.S. raises questions about the wisdom of rolling back COVID restrictions.

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Confused about how worried to be about the pandemic? You're not alone

Monday, February 14, 2022

It's another discombobulating moment in the pandemic, with lots of conflicting signs of where the virus is heading and what people should do about it on a day to day basis.

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The FDA delays considering the Pfizer COVID vaccine for kids under age 5

Friday, February 11, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration is has postponed releasing details about whether two low doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can protect kids ages 6 months to 5 years old.

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FDA to share data on how effective the Pfizer vaccine is for kids under 5

Friday, February 11, 2022

NPR has learned that Pfizer and BioNtech have gathered additional data that the companies say strengthen their case for authorizing the COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than age five.

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900,000 Americans have died of COVID in 2 years of the global pandemic

Friday, February 04, 2022

The U.S. death rate from COVID-19 continues to increase daily, as the rolling seven-day average for daily COVID-19 deaths has been above 2,000 since Jan. 23.

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The U.S. has reached 900,000 deaths from COVID-19

Friday, February 04, 2022

The U.S. has hit more than 900,000 deaths from COVID-19 — yet another once-unimaginable new toll. And the number of people dying every day is still rising.

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COVID vaccines for young children could be ready by this spring

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Pfizer and BioNtech are expected to ask the FDA for authorization for the first COVID-19 vaccine regimen for kids younger than age 5.

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COVID-19 vaccine for young kids could be ready this month

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Pfizer-BioNTech filed for emergency use authorization with the Food and Drug Administration for a vaccine regimen for children from six months to five years old.

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The omicron surge has yet to peak in many areas of the U.S.

Friday, January 21, 2022

The massive U.S. omicron surge appears to be following the same pattern as other countries, with infections starting to peak and quickly recede. But cases are still spiking in some parts of the U.S.

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The omicron surge may be starting to peak in some parts of the U.S.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Infections appear to have started to either crest or fall in some parts of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, but hospitalizations and deaths tend to lag.

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The surge of omicron cases in the U.S. may have started to peak

Friday, January 14, 2022

Researchers say signs are emerging that the omicron surge may have begun to peak in some parts of the country, and could peak nationally quickly. Others are more cautious.

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Experts hope COVID-19 will evolve to be more like the common cold

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Some infectious disease experts think there may be something of a silver lining with the omicron surge. It may leave a blanket of enhanced immunity that leaves the virus easier to live with.

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Around the world, what does it mean to be fully vaccinated?

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

The question of what fully vaccinated means might be changing as booster shots are becoming more important. More data, and new policies, are emerging in the U.S. and around the world.

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First sickle cell patient treated with CRISPR gene-editing still thriving

Friday, December 31, 2021

A young Mississippi woman is thriving two years after getting treated for sickle cell disease with the revolutionary gene-editing technique known as CRISPR.

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Omicron will cause more infections but lower hospital rates, analysis shows

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

University of Washington research predicts the omicron wave will infect more than 400,000 people a day in the U.S. when it crests in about six weeks.

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Public health experts will be listening as Biden speaks to the nation about omicron

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The omicron variant is now the dominant variant in the U.S. President Biden is set to warn Americans about omicron, and talk about the administration's plans to help areas struggling with the surge.

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Omicron could bring the worst surge of COVID yet in the U.S. — and fast

Friday, December 17, 2021

Scientists are projecting the surge will peak in January. Just how massive it could be depends on how quickly Americans get boosted and change behavior to slow the spread.

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How much could the omicron variant disrupt American life this winter?

Friday, December 17, 2021

First projections of the variant's impact find a range of possibilities, from just a relatively small acceleration of the current trajectory to a big new wave that could rival last winter's surge.

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Omicron evades Moderna vaccine too, study suggests, but boosters help

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Moderna vaccine's ability to shield against infection drops sharply when tested on the omicron variant. But getting a booster pumps the protection back up again, new research suggests.

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