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July 28, 2021
CDC Forecasts Increasing Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths Over Next Four WeeksCDC Reverses Mask Policy: Fully Vaccinated People and Kids Should Wear Them IndoorsPfizer, AstraZeneca Vaccines Effective Against Delta Variant
U.S. Buys 200 Million More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses from PfizerModerna Expands Child Vaccine Trial to Get More Safety Data
July 14, 2021
Most Fully Vaccinated People Who Get Delta Infections Are Asymptomatic, WHO SaysU.S. COVID-19 Cases Rising Again, Doubling Over the Past Three WeeksFully Vaccinated Don’t Need COVID-19 Boosters at This Time, U.S. Agencies Say
CDC Urges Schools to Reopen Fully in the Fall
July 7, 2021
States Report Increase in COVID-19 Cases Over HolidayDelta Variant Accounts for 51.7 Percent of U.S. COVID-19 CasesStudies Show Vaccines Are Effective Against Delta Variant
Vaccinated People Who Get Infected Carry Less COVID-19 Virus, CDC Researchers SayCOVID-19 Drops to Seventh Leading Case of U.S. Deaths
June 30, 2021
ACIP: No COVID-19 Boosters Needed Yet for General PublicNearly All COVID-19 Deaths in the U.S. Are Among the UnvaccinatedMRNA Vaccines May Protect for Years – with One Big Caveat, Study Finds
June 23, 2021
U.S. Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and ShotsCDC Study: COVID-19 Vaccinations for Younger Americans Lagging Behind Older AdultsWorld Health Organization: Children Should Not Be Vaccinated for the Moment
U.S. Will Invest $3 Billion in Coronavirus Antiviral ProgramWalmart Debuts Online COVID-19 Vaccine Record
June 16, 2021
OSHA Updates Guidance for Mitigating, Preventing COVID-19 Spread in the WorkplaceAmazon Has Made Its COVID-19 Test Available Online to ConsumersStudy Finds Health Problems Can Persist Long After COVID-19 Infection, Even Among the Asymptomatic
Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine: How It Works and Other Things You Should KnowCDC Designates Coronavirus Delta Variant as a “Variant of Concern”
June 9, 2021
Administration to Revive OSHA’s Stalled Infectious Disease RulemakingVaccine Protection May Diminish Need for Yearly BoostersPfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Safe, Effective for Adolescents
In the U.S., Vaccines for the Youngest Are Expected This Fall
June 2, 2021
Employers Can Offer Incentives, Require COVID-19 Vaccine Under Federal Law, New Guidance StatesThe CDC Revises Its Summer Camp Guidance, Easing RestrictionsModerna Applies for Full FDA Approval for Its COVID-19 Vaccine
WHO Gives Virus Variants New Names, Drawing from Greek Alphabet
May 28, 2021
Immunity to the Coronavirus May Persist for Years, Scientists FindStudy Underscores Value of Second COVID-19 Vaccine DoseFDA Authorizes Another Antibody Treatment for High-Risk COVID-19 Patients
Poll Shows Vaccine Myths Are Persisting Among Unvaccinated
May 26, 2021
Immune System Has Long-Term Defenses after Mild COVID-19COVID-19 Testing’s Value Shrinks as Vaccines Beat Back VirusModerna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is Effective in Teens, Plans to Seek FDA OK
Mask Use, Ventilation Curb COVID-19 in Schools
May 24, 2021
U.S. COVID-19 Cases Hit Lowest Level Since June 2020Half of U.S. States Have Fully Vaccinated at Least 50 Percent of AdultsU.K. Research: AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines “Highly Effective” Against Variants
Pfizer Starts Another COVID-19 Booster Trial (Subscription Required)
May 21, 2021
Study: Vaccinations Dramatically Reduce Rate of New Infections in Nursing HomesCOVID-19 Booster Shot Will Likely Be Needed Within a Year of VaccinationScientists from Australia and U.S. Develop New Antiviral Therapy with 99.99 Percent Efficacy Against COVID-19
Fauci: If 70 Percent of Americans Get Vaccinated, U.S. Can Avoid a Fall Surge
May 19, 2021
OSHA to Review Safety Guidance, Directs Employers to Follow CDC Mask UpdateCOVID-19 Vaccine Trials Underway for Kids 5 and YoungerPfizer Produces Much Stronger Protection If Doses Months Apart: Study
May 17, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccines 94 Percent Effective Among Healthcare Workers in Real-World ConditionsCDC Director Says Mask Turnaround Based Solely on ScienceCDC Says Schools Should Still Universally Require Masks and Physical Distancing
Most Kids with COVID-19 Do Not Develop a Fever, Study Finds
May 14, 2021
TCDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Largely Ditch Masks, End Physical DistancingCDC Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for 12- to 15-Year-OldsFauci: We Should Be Encouraging Kids to Get Vaccinated, But Requiring It Is “Debatable”
May 12, 2021
FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Children Ages 12-15Most Unvaccinated U.S. Adults Want the ShotNovavax Delays Timelines for COVID-19 Vaccine Regulatory Filings, Production
Is It COVID-19 or the Flu? New Combo Tests Can Offer an Answer
May 10, 2021
Government Officials Scramble to Get Doctors’ Help with Lagging Vaccination EffortWHO Classifies Variant from India as Global Health Risk, “Variant of Concern”COVID-19 Restriction Guidance Could Ease as More Americans Get Vaccinated
Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is 96 Percent Effective in Teens
May 7, 2021
CVS Drugstores Now Offering Walk-In COVID-19 VaccinationsPfizer Vaccine Highly Effective Against Two Variants, Studies SayModerna Says Its Vaccine Booster Works Well Against Variants
May 5, 2021
CVS Health Expands to Employer-Based COVID-19 Clinics in Bid to Reach “Moveable Middle”Biden Aims to Vaccinate 70 Percent of American Adults by July 4FDA to Consider Authorization of Pifzer Vaccine for Children
Here Is Why India’s COVID-19 Outbreak Is a Danger to the World
May 03, 2021
TSA Extends Mask Requirement for Planes, Buses, Trains Until September 13Study Finds Low Rate of Mom-to-Baby COVID-19 Spread, Effect on InfantsReaching Herd Immunity Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe
April 30, 2021
Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines 94 Percent Effective at Preventing Hospitalizations in Elderly, CDC Study ShowsCDC: More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Received at Least One Vaccine DoseCDC May Continue to Ease COVID-19 Guidelines
April 28, 2021
CDC Eases Outdoor Mask GuidanceU.S. to Share AstraZeneca Doses with Other Nations after Safety ReviewDeadline for Real ID for Air Travel Pushed Back Because of Pandemic
April 26, 2021
U.S. Resumes Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine, Clearing Way for StatesCDC Issues New Guidance for Summer CampsMIT Study Challenges Indoor Social Distancing, Finds “No Difference Between 6 Feet and 60 Feet”
April 23, 2021
New Data Reassuring for COVID-19 Vaccination in PregnancyHow Long Does COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Last?Study: B.1.1.7 Variant 45 Percent More Transmissible Than Wild-Type COVID-19
India Records World’s Biggest Single-Day Count in Coronavirus CasesNew Study Shows Why Vaccinating Everyone Against COVID-19 Is Essential
April 21, 2021
No-Prescription, Rapid COVID-19 Home Tests to Be Sold at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart Starting This WeekCOVID-19 Lessons for the U.S. from Three Countries with Rapid Vaccination Rollouts (Subscription Required)Johnson & Johnson to Resume Its Vaccine Rollout in Europe
Most Americans Say U.S. Should Donate Vaccines to Other Countries
April 19, 2021
White House Details $1.7 Billion Plan to Enhance Virus Variant TrackingHalf of U.S. Adults Have Received At Least One COVID-19 ShotAdults in All U.S. States Now Eligible for Vaccination
April 16, 2021
CDC Panel Says More Time Needed to Assess Data on J&J Vaccine PauseU.S. Preparing for One-Year COVID-19 Booster ShotsVaccine Hesitancy Down in U.S., But 15 Percent Are Still Reluctant
New Coronavirus Cases Are Rising in Half the Country
April 14, 2021
U.S. Recommends ‘Pause’ for J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Use after Rare Blood Clot CasesWhite House: U.S. Has More Than Enough Supply of COVID-19 VaccineNew Data Shows Moderna COVID Vaccine Is More Than 90 Percent Effective Six Months after Second Shot
Virus Surging in Northeast and Upper Midwest, Other Regions Largely Keeping It at Bay
April 12, 2021
Pfizer-BioNTech Request Expanded Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine for Ages 12-15Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Will Be Scarce in Near TermRegeneron to Request FDA Authorization for Antibody Drug as Preventative Treatment for COVID-19
April 9, 2021
Hospitals Are Seeing More Young Adults with Severe COVID-19 Symptoms, UK. Variant Now Dominant Strain in U.S., CDC SaysOne Third of COVID-19 Survivors Affected by Neurologic or Psychiatric DisordersU.S. Suicides Dropped Last Year, Defying Pandemic Expectations
April 7, 2021
CDC Updates Guidance on Disinfectants vs. Soap to Stop COVID-19’s Spread on SurfacesBiden Makes All Adults Eligible for a Vaccine on April 19Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Lasts at Least Six Months, Study Finds
April 5, 2021
CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Travel at Low Risk to ThemselvesCan I still Spread the Coronavirus after I’m Vaccinated?Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe During Pregnancy and May Protect Baby Too
Johnson and Johnson Expands COVID Vaccine Trial to Include Adolescents
April 2, 2021
CDC Provides Easter Coronavirus Guidance, Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Gather without MasksClinical Trial Suggests Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Highly Effective in 12-15 Year OldsPfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Effective After Six Months
FDA Approves Two More Over-the-Counter COVID-19 TestsTesting Declines May Be Masking Real Spread of Virus in Parts of U.S.
March 31, 2021
Poll: 61 Percent of Americans Have Been Vaccinated or Intend to BeCDC Study Finds Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Are 90 Percent Effective After Two Doses in Real-World ConditionsGovenors Ignore Biden’s Latest Pleas on Mask Mandates
World Leaders Unite to Call for Pandemic Treaty, Saying “No One Is Safe Until We Are All Safe”
March 29, 2021
Messenger RNA Vaccines Lower Risk for Asymptomatic Infection, Study FindsSix States Open Vaccination to All Adults Starting March 29, New Cases IncreaseEleven Million New Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Due This Week
Pfizer Begins Testing Its Vaccine in ChildrenAmazon Is Granted Authorization for Its Own COVID-19 Test
March 26, 2021
AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine 76 Percent Effective, Not 79 – Updated Data ShowsVaccine Manufacturing Output Expected to Have Tripled from February to MarchCDC Website Summarizes Virus Variants
March 24, 2021
COVID Infections Among Vaccinated People Are Very RareRegeneron Antibody Cocktail Cuts Hospitalization Rate by 70 PercentVitamin D May Prevent COVID, Especially in Black Patients
U.S.: AstraZeneca Results May Have Included Outdated Information
March 22, 2021
CDC Says Distancing Three Feet in Elementary Schools with Masks is OKCDC Survey Shows Remote Learning in Pandemic Strains Children, ParentsAstraZeneca Vaccine Found to Be Safe and Highly Effective in U.S. Trial
March 19, 2021
U.S. to Ramp Up COVID-19 Screening in Schools as Part of $12 Billion Testing EffortU.S. to Send AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses to Mexico and CanadaUK, EU Clear AstraZeneca Vaccine for Use
Poll Finds Increasing Vaccination Interest, Support for Workplace Vaccination Requirements
March 17, 2021
CDC Says Employers with Large On-Site Workforce Can Set U COVID-19 Vaccine ClinicsFace Mask Standard in Workplaces Misses President’s DeadlineNovavax COVID Vaccine Is Highly Effective in U.K. Trial, Drugmaker Says
Moderna Begins Testing on Refrigerator-Stable COVID-19 VaccineTrump Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines
March 15, 2021
CDC Updates Coronavirus Guidance for Child Care CentersThe Vaccines Are Working. That’s Why We Shouldn’t Panic about VariantsFacebook to Label All Posts about COVID-19 Vaccines
March 12, 2021
CDC: COVID-19 Pushed U.S. Mortality Rate Up 15 Percent in 202070 Percent of Employees Want COVID-19 Vaccine Required to Return to Offices, Survey ShowsPresident Announces Plan to Secure Another 100 Million Doses of J and J Vaccine
March 10, 2021
CDC Director: Next Two Months Will Be Critical in COVID-19 FightVirus Variant First Identified in the U.K. Likely More Infectious Than OriginalEli Lilly’s Combo Therapy for COVID-19 Cuts Serious Illness and Death in Large Study
CDC Study: Obesity Tied to COVID-19 Hospitalization, Death Risk
March 8, 2021
Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Have Small Gatherings Indoors with Other Vaccinated People, CDC SaysCoronavirus Mask Mandates Linked to Decline in Cases, Deaths; CDC ReportFDA Authorizes New Test, Built with Machine Learning, to Detect Past COVID-19 Infections
One-Third of Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19 Need ICU Care, Study Finds
March 3, 2021
CDC Urges States Not to Relax COVID-19 RestrictionsDemocratic Leaders Criticize Biden Administration’s “Outmoded” Guidance on Aerosol COVID-19 SpreadWHO: “Premature,” “Unrealistic” to Think COVID-19 Will End Soon
CDC’s Draft Guidelines for Vaccinated Americans Call for Small Steps Toward Normal Life
February 26, 2021
Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Doesn’t Need Ultra-Cold Storage, FDA SaysCDC Launches VaccineFinder Tool to Locate COVID-19 Vaccine ProvidersWhy COVID-19 Vaccines Remain in Short Supply
Variants Cause Pfizer and Moderna to Investigate Third Vaccine Shots
February 24, 2021
FDA Says Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Meets Requirements for Emergency Use AuthorizationWhite House Announces Another Increase to Weekly Vaccine Shipments to States“Real-World” U.K. Data Shows 70 Percent Decline in COVID-19 Infections After First Pfizer Shot
COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Pledge Massive Supply IncreaseFDA Says Vaccines Adapted for New Variants Won’t Need Lengthy Clinical Trials
February 22, 2021
Why This Week’s FDA Meeting on J&J’s Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be ImportantPfizer Files to Ease COVID-19 Vaccine Temperature Storage RequirementsExperts Warn Against COVID-19 Variants as States Reopen
How’s Your COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Strategy Going?
February 19, 2021
CDC Reports that Vaccines Are Quite Safe, Side Effects Are RareStudies Suggest Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Can Protect Against Coronavirus VariantPfizer’s Vaccine Works Well After One Dose, Doesn’t Always Need Ultracold Storage
CDC Says U.S. Life Expectancy Decreased by a Year Due to Pandemic
February 17, 2021
White House Says It Will Send 13.5 Million Vaccine Doses per Week to StatesWHO: Recovered COVID-19 Patients Have Been Reinfected with New Virus VariantsCOVID-19 Bill Would Scale Up Ability to Spot Virus Mutations
COVID-19 Shots Might Be Tweaked If Variants Get Worse
February 12, 2021
Vaccine Rollout Is Improving in Every State, but Still Hindered by SupplyCDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Skip QuarantinesSeeing Others Vaccinated May Be the Best Cure for Vaccine Hesitancy
February 10, 2021
CDC Says Tight-Fit Masks or Double Masking Increases ProtectionLilly COVID-19 Antibody Combination Gets FDA Emergency Use AuthorizationStudy: Pfizer’s Vaccine Neutralizes COVID-19 Variants
Vaccine Hesitancy vs. Vaccine Refusal: There’s a Difference
February 8, 2021
Should You Require Employees to Vaccinate Against COVID-19?Kroger to Pay $100 to Workers Who Get COVID-19 VaccinationStudy: U.K. Variant Spreading Fast in the U.S.
U.S. Plans to Boost J and J Vaccine, Home Tests, Surgical Glove Production
February 5, 2021
Johnson and Johnson Asks FDA for Emergency Use Authorization of Its Vaccine CandidateEvidence Builds that Pregnant Women Pass COVID-19 Antibodies to NewbornsCOVID-19 Antibodies Remain Six Months After Infection, Study Shows (Subscription Required)
Britain Trial to Test Combining Pfizer and AstraZeneca Vaccines in Two-Shot Regimen
February 3, 2021
U.S. Will Ship COVID-19 Vaccines Directly to PharmaciesAstraZeneca Vaccine Appears to Substantially Reduce Virus TransmissionNew Diabetes Cases Linked to COVID-19
February 1, 2021
I Received the COVID-19 VaccinationCDC Orders Federal Transportation Mask Mandate Effective February 1The Vaccine News Continues to Be Better Than Many People Realize
FDA Developing Process for Vaccine UpdatesU.S. Strikes $230 Million Deal for Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests
January 29, 2021
CDC: Low Rate of Allergic Reactions to Coronavirus VaccinesPoll: Nearly Half of American Adults Now Want the Vaccine – ASAPCDC Makes the Case for Schools Reopening
Novavax’s Vaccine Works Well, Except on the Variant First Found in South AfricaJohnson and Johnson’s Vaccine Candidate Offers Strong Protection, But Fuels Concern about Variants
January 27, 2021
Employers Can Mandate the Coronavirus Vaccine, But Should They?States Can’t Buy COVID-19 Vaccine Directly from ManufacturersModerna Working on Booster Shot Against South African Variant
Pfizer Working on Booster Shot to Protect Against Coronavirus VariantsJohnson & Johnson on Track for 100 Million Vaccine Doses by End of June, Bolstering U.S. Supply
January 25, 2021
CDC Steps Up COVID-19 Variant TrackingModerna Says Its Vaccine Provokes a Weaker Response Against the South African VariantWalmart Expands Coronavirus Vaccine Operation
January 22, 2021
Biden’s COVID-19 Plan: Masks, Testing, More Vaccine SuppliesFauci: COVID-19 Vaccine Hinders Virus MutationsMonoclonal Antibody Treatment by Eli Lilly Found to Cut Risk of Serious COVID-19, Drugmaker Reports
New Poll Reveals Most Effective Language to Improve Vaccine Acceptance
January 20, 2021
Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White AmericansMen More Vulnerable to COVID-19 Complications, Death Than WomenModerna Says It’s Investigating Reported Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine
January 15, 2021
Instacart, Dollar General, Others Push Incentives to Get Workers VaccinatedCDC Suggests Transmission Risk Lower at Elementary Schools Than High SchoolsU.S. Unemployment Claims Rise as Coronavirus Weighs on Economy (Subscription Required)
Data Fuel Debate on Whether Johnson and Johnson’s One Dose Vaccine Will Be Enough
January 13, 2021
CDC Says 9 Million Americans Have Received First Vaccination as States ScrambleAdministration Urges States to Open Vaccination to All Those Over 65Recovered Coronavirus Patients Should Still Get the Vaccine, Experts Say
January 8, 2021
More Than 50 Percent of COVID-19 Cases Spread by Asymptomatic PeopleSurgeon General Tells States Not to Let Priority Guidelines Slow VaccinationsU.S. Far from Herd Immunity Despite High COVID-19 Cases
January 7, 2021
COVID-19: Disinfecting Your Business without Breaking the Bank
January 6, 2021
FDA Warns Health Officials Not to Mess with COVID-19 Vaccine Doses ScheduleModerna to Add 100 Million Doses to Vaccine Supply This YearTwo Studies Find that COVID-19 Antibodies Last Eight Months
January 4, 2021
CDC Provides Updates on Vaccine DistributionScientists Debate Holding Back Second Vaccine DoseNo Mom-to-Baby Virus Spread Noted in Late-Pregnancy COVID-19
December 21, 2020
Surprise Medical Bill Prevention, $900 Billion Aid Included in Year-End Legislative PackageFirst Shipments of Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Begin Distribution in the U.S.Older People, Some Essential Workers Should Get Vaccines Next, CDC Panel Says
J and J Enrolls About 45,000 Participants for Late-Stage Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
December 18, 2020
FDA Panel Endorses Moderna’s COVID-19 VaccineFDA Says Pfizer Vaccine Vials Hold Extra Doses Expanding SupplyFDA Clears a New Abbott Home Test to Detect the Coronavirus
December 16, 2020
FDA Staff Endorses Emergency Use of Moderna’s Vaccine in Critical Step Toward ApprovalAdministration to Purchase Another 100 Million Doses of Moderna VaccineFDA Authorizes Nation’s First At-Home, Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test
Getting Vaccines to People Will Cost States Billions They Don’t Have (Subscription Required)
December 14, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Begin in Historic U.S. EffortCDC Says People with History of Severe Allergic Reactions Can Get COVID-19 VaccineOperation Warp Speed’s Top Scientist Says Moderna Vaccine Will “Likely” Be Approved This Week
December 11, 2020
FDA Advisory Panel Gives Green Light to Pfizer VaccineJ&J Cuts Size of Coronavirus Vaccine Study Due to Prevalence of DiseaseKids Likely Not Driving Household COVID-19 Outbreaks
Moderna Begins Study of COVID-19 Vaccine in AdolescentsLabCorp Receives Approval for the Industry’s First Over-the-Counter Home COVID-19 Test (Registration Required)
December 9, 2020
Pfizer Vaccine Moves Closer to Getting the OK in the U.S.Health Care Access Issues, Not Comorbidities, Drive Racial COVID-19 DisparitiesHealth Officials Warn Americans Not to Let Their Guard Down
December 7, 2020
Can an Employer Requires a COVID-19 Vaccine for Employees to Go to Work?CDC Urges Americans to Wear Face Masks Outside the HomeModerna Plans to Begin Testing Its Coronavirus Vaccine in Children
December 4, 2020
Operation Warp Speed Pushing to Vaccinate 100 Million Against COVID-19 by End of FebruaryCoronavirus Vaccine May Be Free, But You Could Still See a BillCancer Patients May Shed Viable COVID-19 Virus for Two Months
Study: Low Risk of Pregnancy Complications from COVID-19
December 2, 2020
CDC Panel Says Health Workers and Long-Term Care Residents Should Get Vaccine FirstCDC Shortens Quarantine Period, Adds Travel-Related Testing RecommendationsCOVID-19 Appears Most Contagious Starting Two Days Before Symptom Onset
Coronavirus Likely in U.S. in Mid-December 2019, CDC Scientists Report
November 30, 2020
Moderna to Request EUA after Vaccine Final Results Show 94 Percent EfficacyAzar: Governors to Decide Who Gets Vaccine Shots FirstThe AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Data Isn’t Up to Snuff
CDC: More than 50 Percent of Infections Spread by People without Symptoms
November 23, 2020
Third Major COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to Be Effective and CheaperU.S. Plans First Vaccinations in Weeks, Warp Speed Chief SaysCDC Recommends Pre- and Post-Flight Testing for International Air Travel
Regeneron’s COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail Gets EUA from FDA
November 20, 2020
Pfizer to Apply Today for Emergency Approval of its Coronavirus VaccinePfizer Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot Delivery ProgramCDC Recommends Against Thanksgiving Travel Amid Surge Coronavirus Cases
CDC Quietly Removes Guidance Pushing for School ReopeningsImmunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, New Data Hint
November 18, 2020
FDA Authorizes First Rapid COVID-19 Self-Testing Kit for At-Home DiagnosisAzar: FDA to Expedite Review of Pfizer, Moderna VaccinesNew Pfizer Results: Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe and 95 Percent Effective
CDC: Symptom-Based COVID-19 Airport Screening Ineffective
November 16, 2020
Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine is 94.5 Percent Effective, According to Company DataWHO Chief Warns that Vaccine Alone Won’t End COVID PandemicFFCRA Leave Nears Sunset Date as COVID-19 Cases Spike
November 13, 2020
HHS Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Agreement with Drug StoresStudy Finds that Many Children Who Never Had the Virus Carry an Antibody to Prevent ItFever, Symptom Screening Misses Many Coronavirus Cases
New Finding Reveals Why Certain COVID-19 Patients Die
November 11, 2020
CDC Now Says Masks Protect Both the Wearers and Those around Them from COVID-19Azar: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approval, Distribution Still Weeks AwayCrowded Indoor Venues Accounted for Most of Virus Cases in Spring in 10 U.S. Cities
November 9, 2020
Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Is Looking 90 Percent EffectiveResearchers in Britain Begin Trial of Asprin as Possible COVID-19 TreatmentCOVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Will Start Within 24 Hours of Approval: General
November 6, 2020
CDC Says Working in an Office Instead of Remotely May Double COVID-19 RiskPfizer to Use Own Network to Distribute COVID-19 VaccinesFirst COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Go to Health Workers, Say CDC Advisers
November 4, 2020
FDA: COVID-19 Antigen Tests May Yield False PositivesCOVID-19 Patients Show Immunity Gauge Lasting Six Months in Small Group StudyBirx Suggests White House Has Spent Too Much Time on Preventing Lockdowns, Not Enough on Controlling the Virus
November 2, 2020
Regeneron Halts Trial of COVID-19 Antibody Drug in Sickest Hospitalized PatientsStates Undercount Positive Rapid Tests, Masking the Spread of DiseaseNearly 50,000 Americans Are Hospitalized with Coronavirus as Experts Warn of Growing Health Care Pressure
October 30, 2020
Moderna Will Have 20 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Ready by Year’s EndFauci: “You Cannot Abandon Public Health Measures” Even with COVID-19 VaccineDeath Rates Have Dropped for Seriously Ill COVID-19 Patients
October 28, 2020
Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Studies Showing Waning Coronavirus AntibodiesKansas Counties with Mask Mandates Had Half the Rate of New Infections, Study FindsEli Lilly Antibody Drug Fails in COVID-19 Study, Other Trials Go On
Low Risk or Dicey? Two New Reports Paint Different Pictures of COVID-19 Danger While Flying
October 26, 2020
AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson Will Resume Halted Vaccine TrialsAverage Daily New Coronavirus Cases in U.S. Hit All-Time HighConvalescent Blood Plasma Showed No Benefit in COVID-19 Patients in Trial
October 23, 2020
FDA Approves Remdesivir as Treatment for COVID-19 Patients in HospitalResearch Finds Few Links Between Schools and COVID-19 CasesCDC Expands Definition of Who Is a “Close Contact” of Someone with COVID-19
Arthritis Drug Tocilizumab Shown Effective for Sickest COVID-19 Patients
October 21, 2020
Studies Point to Big Drop in COVID-19 Death RatesHuman Challenge Trial of Vaccines Will Begin in JanuaryCDC Advises Booting Travelers Who Refuse to Wear Masks on Planes, Trains, Buses
Blacks, Hispanics Dying of COVID-19 at Disproportionately High Rates
October 19, 2020
Pfizer to Seek Vaccine Authorization in NovemberWhy COVID-19 Is Spreading Again: Fatigue, Colder Weather, Eased Restrictions (Subscription Required)CVS, Walgreens Make Deal to Quickly Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines to Nursing Homes
October 16, 2020
Pfizer Gets FDA Approval to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Trial to Ages 12 and UpNIH Begins Large Clinical Trial to Test Immune Modulators for COVID-19 TreatmentStudy Finds No Increased COVID-19 Risk for Childcare Workers
Remdesivir Has Little Effect on COVID-19 Mortality, WHO Study Says
October 14, 2020
WHO Warns Against COVID-19 Lockdowns Due to Economic DamageCOVID-19 Cases Spike in U.S. with Unwelcome Testing and Hospitalization TrendsEli Lilly and Johnson and Johnson Pause COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
October 12, 2020
U.S., AstraZeneca Strike Deal for COVID-19 Antibody TreatmentBeing Overweight No Potential Coronavirus Risk Factor, CDC SaysCoronavirus Cases in Arizona Drop 75 Percent After Mask Requirements and Bar Closures, CDC Says
“Pandemic Fatigue” Presents a Challenge in Areas Scrambling to Avert a Second Wave
October 9, 2020
HHS Renews COVID-19 Public Health EmergencyEli Lilly Seeks EUA for COVID-19 Antibody TreatmentRegeneron Seeks EUA for Its COVID-19 Antibody Therapy that Trump Received
October 8, 2020
I Had COVID-19!
October 7, 2020
Easier-to-Use Coronavirus Saliva Tests Start to Catch OnWhite House Agrees to FDA’s Guidelines for Vetting Coronavirus VaccinesCoronavirus Vaccine Delivery Will Present Tough Challenge to Cargo Airlines (Subscription Required)
CDC Revises Coronavirus Guidance to Acknowledge that It Spreads Through Airborne Transmission
October 5, 2020
Study: Antibodies Wane Over Time after COVID-19Moderna and Pfizer Vaccine Trial Participants Report Serious, Quickly Passing Side EffectsCDC Identifies New COVID-19 Syndrome in Adults
October 2, 2020
Coronavirus Twice a Contagious Than Thought Early in PandemicCOVID-19 Cases Rising Among U.S. Children as Schools ReopenFDA Widens U.S. Safety Inquiry into AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine
October 1, 2020
Fall, Football, and Finally Some Steps Toward ‘Normalcy’
September 30, 2020
Growing Numbers of “Long-Haulers” Struggle for Months with COVID-19 SymptomsAdministration to Ship 150 Million Coronavirus Tests to StatesRegeneron’s COVID-19 Antibody May Help Non-Hospitalized Patients Recover Faster, Early Data Shows
Small Study Finds Moderna’s Vaccine May Work as Well in Older People as in Younger Adults
September 28, 2020
The Day Our Relationships ChangedNew CDC Analysis Shows Coronavirus Is More Common in Teenagers Than Younger ChildrenPositive COVID-19 Test Rates Top 25 Percent in Some U.S. Midwest States
Inovio Puts Coronavirus Vaccine Trial on Hold to Answer FDA Questions
September 25, 2020
Novavax Enters Final Stage of Coronavirus Vaccine TrialsStudy: Likelihood of COVID-19 Varies by Race, EthnicityCDC Report: Infected Young People Begin Waves of the Virus that Sicken Others
CDC Chief Says More than 90 Percent of Americans Remain SusceptibleA Kid’s Coronavirus Vaccine Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon
September 23, 2020
Johnson & Johnson Begins Late-Stage Trials on a Single-Shot Coronavirus VaccineGovernment Watchdog Finds Supply Shortages Are Harming U.S. Coronavirus ResponseFirst COVID-19 Vaccination Recipients to Get a Daily Health Check-In from the CDC
U.S. Reports Rising New COVID-19 Cases, Death
September 21, 2020
CDC Reverses COVID-19 Testing Guidance Again: Exposed Without Symptoms Need TestsAdvances in ICU Care Are Saving More Patients Who Have COVID-19
September 18, 2020
Top Health Officials Warn Gains Will Reverse If Mask Wearing, Social Distancing StopEnough People Have to Take a Vaccine for It to Work, Fauci SaysThe Pandemic Is a “Mental Health Crisis” for Parents
September 17, 2020
A New Hope and the COVID-19 Vaccine
September 16, 2020
U.S. Outlines Sweeping Plan to Provide Free COVID-19 VaccinesPandemic Takes Toll on Mental Health of Young AdultsCOVID-19 Test Charges Range from One Cent to $14,750, Study Finds
September 14, 2020
AstraZeneca Resumes COVID-19 Vaccine Trials in the U.K.Pfizer CEO Says Company Will Know If Vaccine Works by the End of OctoberStudy: Kids Infected at Day Care Spread Coronavirus at Home
September 11, 2020
Researchers Begin Clinical Trials Examining Blood Thinners as COVID-19 TreatmentCDC Report: Dining Out Increases Risk of Contracting Coronavirus More Than Other Activities
September 10, 2020
Nearly 25 Percent of U.S. Population Are Experiencing Symptoms of DepressionCDC Says Health Screenings at Airports Will End
September 9, 2020
AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Study Put on HoldFDA to Follow Guidance for COVID-19 VaccineTop U.S. Health Officials Update Congress on Vaccine Development and Distribution Plans
Setember 8, 2020
Roche Receives U.S. Emergency Approval for Coronavirus vs. Flu TestU.S., European Drugmakers Pledge to Make Safety the Main Focus in Coronavirus Vaccine Development
September 4, 2020
Russia’s Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Shows “No Serious Adverse” Effects, Creates Mild Antibody ResponseModerna Slows Vaccine Trial Enrollment to Ensure Minority RepresentationU.S. Vaccine Chief Sees a “Very, Very Low Chance” of a Vaccine by Election Day
September 3, 2020
Novavax Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe, Published Results ShowPfizer Says It May Have an Effective Vaccine by the End of OctoberCDC Tells States to Prepare for Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution by November 1
September 2, 2020
New Studies Show Inexpensive Steroids Can Help Critically Sick People Survive COVID-19NIH Panel Says Convalescent Plasma Should Not Yet Be Considered Standard of Care for COVID-19 PatientsU.S. Says It Won’t Join Global Effort to Find COVID-19 Vaccine
Federal Panel Lays Out Initial Priorities for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
September 1, 2020
As U.S. Cases Decline Elsewhere, the Midwest Sees a Worrying SpikeMany Hospital Workers with COVID-19 Are AsymptomaticAstraZeneca Bolsters Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Supply, Starts Phase 3 Trial Enrollment
August 31, 2020
Comparison of COVID-19 Antibody Tests Reveal Wide Range of PerformanceFDA Expands EUA for RemdesivirCDC Report Show 94 Percent of COVID-19 Deaths Had Contributing Health Conditions
FDA Willing to Fast Track Coronavirus Vaccine before Phase 3
August 28, 2020
CDC Director Clarifies Change in Coronavirus Testing Guidelines After BacklashEight States Reject Revised COVID-19 Testing GuidanceMany Infected Children Show No Symptoms But May Spread the Virus, New Study Finds
August 27, 2020
FDA Gives Go-Ahead to Fast $5 Coronavirus Test That Doesn’t Require Lab EquipmentVaccine Candidate Shows Promising Results in Older PatientsJapan Researchers Say Ozone Effective in Neutralizing Coronavirus
Should Employers Force Workers to Get COVID-19 Vaccine? Some Experts Say Yes
August 26, 2020
Obesity Increases Risk of COVID-19 Death by 48 Percent, Study FindsCDC Changes Testing Guidelines to Exclude Those Exposed to Virus but Don’t Exhibit SymptomsSeven Months Later, What We Know about COVID-19 and Questions that Remain
August 25, 2020
HHS Permits Outreach to COVID-19 Survivors about PlasmaWHO’s COVAX Initiative Evaluating Nine COVID-19 Vaccine CandidatesAstraZeneca Begins Early-Stage Trial of COVID-19 Antibody Treatment
Researchers Say about 70,000 Lives Could Be Saved in Near Future If People Wear Masks
August 24, 2020
EUA Issued for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma TherapyCDC Removes Its 14-Day Quarantine Recommendation for Returning TravelersHong Kong Researchers Find that Reinfection May Be Possible in Rare Cases
August 21, 2020
COVID-19 Fatality Rates Fall as Treatments ImproveCDC to Be Put Back in Charge of Collecting Hospitals’ COVID-19 DataJohnson and Johnson to Launch 60,000-Person COVID-19 Phase 3 Vaccine Trial
August 20 2020
Preparing for the Mental Health Epidemic Created by the PandemicPfizer and BioNTech’s Favored COVID-19 Vaccine Has Fewer Side Effects Than Their FirstStudy of More Than 55,000 COVID-19 Cases Reveals a Predictable Order of Symptoms
A Test that Gives Results in Minutes Gets the FDA’s Emergency Authorization
August 19, 2020
FDA’s Emergency Approval of Blood Plasma Is Now on HoldWHO Warns Young People Are Emerging as Main Spreaders of the CoronavirusThese States Aren’t Waiting for the Feds to Create COVID-19 Worker Safety Rules
August 18, 2020
FDA Flags Accuracy Issue with Widely Used Coronavirus TestCDC Says Number, Rate of Coronavirus Cases in Children RisingDrop in Testing Hampers Coronavirus Response
Data Glitch Skews Key Iowa Coronavirus Metrics
August 17, 2020
Finding Your Personal and Organizational PurposeFDA Clears Saliva Test for COVID-19, Opening Door to Wider TestingNo Cost Sharing for COVID-19 Vaccines, HHS Says
Drugmakers Shielded from COVID-19 Vaccine Liability, but Funds for Injury Claims in DoubtScientists See Signs of Lasting Immunity to COVID-19, Even After Mild Infections
August 14, 2020
New PPP Guidance Addresses Health Insurance, Other IssuesIf You Recover from the Virus, You’re Protected for Up to Three Months, CDC SaysVaccine Approval Likely Won’t Happen Before November
Coronavirus Pandemic Causing Anxiety, Depression in Americans, CDC Finds
August 13, 2020
NIAID Enrolling Participants in Two COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody TrialsCDC Director Issues Warning about the FallHospitalization Data Reported by the HHS vs. the States: Jumps, Drops and Other Unexplained Phenomena
August 12, 2020
WHO Urges Postponing Dental Checkups During PandemicCompanies Test Antibody Drugs to Treat, Prevent COVID-19
August 11, 2020
Avoid Wearing Face Masks with Vents, Valves, CDC Says in Updated GuidanceWHO: Coronavirus Unaffected by Seasonal ChangesGovernors Raise Concerns about Implementing Trump Executive Moves, Call on Congress to Act (Subscription Required)
Most Americans Won’t Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine until Well into 2021
August 10, 2020
Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Orders After Talks with Congress Break DownLatest Research Points to Children Carrying, Transmitting Coronavirus (Subscription Required)Promising COVID-19 Treatment Offers Test Run for Vaccine Distribution
August 7, 2020
Study: Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients Are ContagiousCoronavirus Infections Among Younger Populations Are Skyrocketing, WHO SaysGilead Says It Will Be Able to Make Enough Remdesivir to Meet Global Demand in October
Masks Could Save Thousands of American Lives by December Model Predicts
August 6, 2020
Virginia Touts Nation’s First Contact Tracing App with Apple-Google TechModerna to Charge $32 – $37 Per Dose for Its Coronavirus VaccineEarly Data Suggest Convalescent Plasma Tied to Lower COVID-19 Death Risk
Editorial: The Truth Is Out There, Somewhere
August 5, 2020
J&J Reaches Deal with U.S. for 100 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses at More than $1 BillionNovavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Immune Response, Early Data ShowExperts Consider Costs of “Post-COVID Syndrome”
August 4, 2020
Federal COVID-19 Leave Restrictions Struck Down by U.S. District Court JudgeIRS Provides Guidance on Recapturing Excess Employment Tax CreditsCMS Announces New Hospital Codes for COVID-19 Care
August 3, 2020
Birx Says U.S. Enters “New Phase” of Pandemic Amid Rising Death TollNext Big COVID-19 Treatment May Be Manufactured AntibodiesMore Than Half of Mumbai Slum-Dwellers Had COVID-19
July 31, 2020
FDA Will Clear a Coronavirus Vaccine that Is Safe and at Least 50 Percent EffectiveSanofi and GlaxoSmithKline Snag Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine Deal YetChildren May Carry Coronavirus at High Levels, Study Finds
July 30, 2020
COVID-19, Healthcare, and the Election: 5 Things that Matter NowExperts Call for COVID-19 Response “Reset”Predicting Risk of COVID-19 Infection Through App Inexact, Study Finds
Spring School Closures Tied to Drastic Decrease in COVID-19 Cases, DeathFDA Opens Door to Rapid, At-Home Testing for COVID-19
July 29, 2020
Exempt Employees Who Perform Nonexempt Duties During Pandemic Will Not Lose Status, DOL SaysAlcohol-Based Sanitizers with Methanol Can Lead to Blindness or Death, Among Other Things, FDA SaysHarvested Antibodies Now Being Tested as a Prevention Tool Against COVID-19
July 28, 2020
Economic Relief Talks Ramp Up as GOP Releases Bill; Democrats, White House Officials Sit DownCOVID-19 Infections Leave an Impact on the Heart, Raising Concerns about Lasting DamageAnalysis of Remdesivir COVID-19 Trials Posts Encouraging Results
July 27, 2020
First Phase 3 Clinical Trial of a Coronavirus Vaccine in the U.S. BeginsCDC: Even Mild Coronavirus Symptoms Can Persist for WeeksStudy Identifies Six Different “Types” of COVID-19
July 24, 2020
National Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 Extended into OctoberDepartment of Labor Issues New Q and As on COVID-19 and Workplace LawsDepartment of Justice OKs Collaboration Among COVID-19 Antibody Makers
July 23, 2020
How to Understand COVID-19 NumbersU.S. Labs Buckle Amid Testing SurgePeople Can Stop Coronavirus with These Three Simple Acts
July 22, 2020
Updated CDC Recommendations Say to Self-Isolate for 10 Days After Positive TestMost People in U.S. Still Highly Susceptible to the the Coronavirus, CDC Study FindsU.S. to Pay Pfizer and BioNTech $1.95 Billion for 100 Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine
Pharma Promises Not to Cut Corners on Coronavirus Vaccine
July 21, 2020
How Deadly Is COVID-19? Growing Body of Studies Narrowing It DownCOVID-19 Vaccine Trails Attract More Than 138,000 U.S. VolunteersHHS Unveils New COVID-19 Data Website
July 20, 2020
FDA Approves Quest COVID-19 Test for “Pooled” Sample UseOxford University’s Vaccine with AstraZeneca Shows a Positive ResponsePfizer-BioNTech Potential Vaccine Shows Promise in Additional Data
July 17, 2020
Report for White House Task Force Says 18 States in COVID-19 “Red Zone” Should Roll Back ReopeningSmall CDC Study Identifies Most Common Symptoms of COVID-19
July 16, 2020
Domestic Violence Resources to Promote Wellbeing Among WorkersCoronavirus Is Upending Health Insurance Premiums and Copays for Next YearBoston Hospital Worker Study Shows Masks Are Effective in Preventing Spread of Coronavirus
Missouri Study Finds Masks Likely Prevented Stylists from Passing Coronavirus to 139 ClientsCOVID-19 Drug and Treatment Tracker
July 15, 2020
Median Charge for COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reaches $45,000, Patient Age DropsCDC: Widespread Use of Masks Will Rein in PandemicHHS Moves Coronavirus Data Reporting Away from CDC
July 14, 2020
Major Testing Company Says Turnaround Time Averaging at Least Seven DaysModerna Will Begin Late-Stage Vaccine Trial on July 27Mask Mandate Could Save $3,000 Per Person, Goldman Sachs Analysis Finds
July 13, 2020
IRS Issues Guidance on Reporting Qualified Sick and Family Leave Wages PaidHHS, Lawmakers Unlikely to Force Insurers to Pay for Back-to-Work COVID-19 TestsCDC Adds to the Growing List of COVID-19 Symptoms
Pfizer and BioNTech’s Coronavirus Vaccines Get FDA’s “Fast Track” Status
July 10, 2020
Society of Actuaries Launches New Tool Examining Health Costs Under COVID-19FDA Official: COVID-19 Vaccine Needs 70 Percent Efficacy13 States Now Report Coronavirus Testing Issues, in Echo of Early Troubles
July 9, 2020
WHO Acknowledges that Coronavirus Can Linger in the Air IndoorsAdministration to Launch Short-Term “Surge” COVID-19 Testing in Hot Spot CitiesNIH Launches Clinical Trials Network to Test COVID-19 Vaccines, Other Prevention Tools
July 8, 2020
OSHA Publishes FAQs on Worker Safety During the PandemicCOVID-19 Public Emergency May Be RenewedStudy: Over 50 Percent of COVID-19 Cases Linked to Silent Spreaders
July 7, 2020
Regeneron Starts Phase 3 Trial, Company SaysCDC Gets FDA Nod for Coronavirus-Flu Combination DiagnosticSpanish Study Casts Doubt on Herd Immunity Feasibility
Sen. McConnell Opens Door to More Coronavirus Stimulus Checks
July 6, 2020
Trump Signs PPP Extension Bill – Giving Small Businesses Another Five WeeksThe Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of CoronavirusEvidence Suggests Coronavirus Is Airborne, Experts Say
July 1, 2020
Senate Agrees to Extend Small Business Rescue in Surprise MoveFDA Will Require COVID-19 Vaccine to Be at Least 50 Percent More Effective than a PlaceboGreen, Yellow, Orange or Red? New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk County-by-County
June 30, 2020
HHS Will Renew Public Health EmergencyWHO Warns Pandemic Is Speeding Up as Countries Ease Lockdown RulesDOL Says Workers Whose Kids Can’t Attend Summer Camp Can Take FFCRA Leave
CDC Says U.S. Has “Way Too Much Virus” to Control Pandemic as Cases Surge Nationwide
June 29, 2020
Gilead Sets Price for COVID-19 Drug RemdesivirCOVID-19 Drives Up Demand for Mental Health Care (Subscription Required)Lessons Learned: Why Hospitals Are Better Prepared for Latest COVID-19 Resurgence
Texas Medical Center Changes How It Reports ICU Capacity Amid COVID-19
June 26, 2020
This Coronavirus Doesn’t Change Quickly, and that’s Good News for Vaccine MakersWho’s at Highest Risk from COVID-19? CDC Updates Its ListCDC Chief Says Coronavirus Cases May Be 10 Times Higher than Reported
June 25, 2020
COVID-19 Cases Are Accelerating Across U.S. (Subscription Required)HHS, FEMA End Funding for 13 COVID-19 Test SitesTexas Pauses Reopening, Elective Surgeries as COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Rise
June 24, 2020
Administration Says Insurers Not Required to Pay for Back-to-Work COVID-19 TestsU.S. Virus Cases Surge to Highest Level in Two MonthsFauci Recommends States with Outbreaks Consider Pausing Reopening Phases
June 23, 2020
Surging U.S. Virus Cases Raise Fear that Progress Is SlippingGilead Targets Remdesivir Supply for Two Million COVID-19 Patients by Year-EndFDA Issues Warning on Nine Hand Sanitizers Made by Eskbiochem
Study: Antibody Levels in Recovered COVID-19 Patients Decline Quickly
June 22, 2020
Telemedicine visits Double During COVID-19Big Tech Zeros in on the Virus-Testing MarketAs Problems Grow with Abbott’s Fast COVID-19 Test, FDA Standards Are Under Fire
NIH Loops Quest into Effort to Test 10K Americans for Antibodies Against Coronavirus
June 19, 2020
WHO Warns Against Indiscriminate Use of DexamethasoneIncrease in Cases Prompt Mask Mandates in Some AreasCOVID-19 Can Be Highly Infectious Before Symptoms Show
NIH Establishes National Repository for COVID-19 Data
June 18, 2020
I Was Sure I Had COVID-19 – Negotiating the TestingEEOC: Employers Cannot Require Antibody TestingAdministration Releases New PPP Loan Forgiveness Forms
Blood Type, Genetics Could Impact Odds for Severe COVID-19
June 17, 2020
Court Won’t Force OSHA to Issue Emergency Workplace COVID-19 StandardsHHS to Spend Billions on Vaccines, Prioritize Vulnerable PopulationsHow Exactly Do You Catch COVID-19? There Is Growing Consensus
June 16, 2020
IRS Provides Guidance on Employer Leave-Based Donation Programs that Aid COVID-19 VictimsThe Fed Is Finally Starting Its Lending Program for Small and Medium-Sized BusinessesCDC Says COVID-19 Death Rates Are Much Higher for People with Chronic Illnesses
June 15, 2020
Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention Resources for Veterans and CaregiversOSHA Says Employers Should Encourage Masks at WorkCDC Posts Tips, Guidelines for Minimizing Everyday Risk
Record Spikes in New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Sweep Parts of U.S.Accuracy Still Unknown for Many Coronavirus Tests Rushed Out
June 12, 2020
SARS Antibodies Block Coronavirus Infections, Study ShowsModels Show Rising U.S. COVID-19 Cases, Deaths in Months AheadCongress Confronts Summer Deadlines for Stimulus Spending Decisions (Subscription Required)
June 11, 2020
Treasury Secretary Announces That More Business Owners Will Be Eligible for Partial PPP Loan ForgivenessIn Some States Where Coronavirus Hospitalizations Are Rising, Experts Point to Lack of Social DistancingThree Big Studies Dim Hopes That Hydroxychloroquine Can Treat or Prevent COVID-19
U.S. Human Trials Begin for First Antibody Cocktail
June 10, 2020
Feeling Uncomfortable with Reentry? You’re on the Right Track.Federal Reserve Will Expand Main Street Lending Program
June 9, 2020
More Than Half of States Don’t Report Portable COVID-19 Cases, DeathsFourteen States and Puerto Rico Hit Their Highest-Ever Seven-Day Average for New Cases (Subscription Required)FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Saliva Test by Phosporus Diagnostics
June 8, 2020
Cal Beyer and Claire Burnett Talk to the Importance and Suicide PreventionPresident Trump Signs the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility ActJune 5 Jobs Report Had a “Misclassification Error” (Subscription Required)
Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe COVID-19
June 5, 2020
U.S. Unexpectedly Adds 2.5 Million Jobs as Unemployment Dips to 13.3 PercentHHS Requires Labs to Add Demographic Data to COVID-19 ResultsAnxiety, Depression Have Tripled During a Pandemic
June 4, 2020
PPP Forgiveness Changes Coming as Senate Passes House BillAdministration Narrows COVID-19 Vaccine Search to Five FirmsU.S. Should Have 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine by Year-End, Fauci Says
June 3, 2020
Hype Collides with Science as FDA Tries to Rein in “Wild West” of COVID-19 Blood TestsA Third of Americans Report Anxiety or Depression Symptoms During the PandemicFDA Adds Antidepressant Zoloft to Shortage List
June 2, 2020
FDA Authorizes Quest Diagnostics’ At-Home COVID-19 Testing KitWill Temperature Checks of Employees Make Workplaces Safe?Distancing and Masks Cut COVID-19 Risk, Says Largest Review of Evidence
WHO and Other Experts Say No Evidence of Coronaviurs Losing Potency
June 1, 2020
Cal Beyer Co-authors Article on the Ripple Effects of COVID-19Contractors Tips: Managing Cash Flow During COVID-19Insurers Continue to Waive Customer Costs for Virus Tests, Care
CDC Issues Interim Guidelines for COVID-19 Antibody TestingFirst Human Trial of Potential Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Begins
May 29, 2020
CDC Recommends Sweeping Changes to American OfficesHouse Approves Bill to Extend PPP Loan Use Timeline, Allow Less Spending on PayrollAntibody Testing Shows Lower Fatality Rate for COVID-19 Infection
Survey: 50 Percent of Americans Would Get Coronavirus Vaccine
May 28, 2020
New OSHA COVID-19 Guidance Talks Construction Job SafetyCompanies Begin Testing Workers for COVID-19 (Subscription Required)Coronavirus Vaccine Possible by the End of the Year
May 27, 2020
CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on When You Can Be Around OthersCensus Bureau Finds that One-Third of Americans Now Show Signs of Clinical Anxiety or DepressionSBA Releases Latest Interim Final PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules
May 26, 2020
What Does a Bus Crash, COVID-19, and Mental Wellbeing Have in Common?First Deadlines for Laid-Off Workers to Get Health InsuranceU.S. to Launch Large-Scale COVID-19 Vaccine Trials by July
Federal Coronavirus Testing Plan Puts Burden on StatesWHO Warns of “Second Peak” in Areas Where COVID-19 Is Declining
May 22, 2020
U.S. Begins Crackdown on Unvetted Virus Blood TestsCDC Estimates That 35 Percent of Coronavirus Patients Don’t Have SymptomsU.S. to Invest $1.2 Billion to Secure Potential Coronavirus Vaccine from AstraZeneca, Oxford University
Mnuchin Sees “Strong Likelihood” of Needing Another COVID-19 Relief Bill
May 21, 2020
OSHA Ramps Up Physical Inspections, COVID-19 Case ReportingCDC Director Touts Decrease in COVID-19 TransmissionFDA Will Seek to Collect “Real-World” Data on COVID-19
Assessment of Deaths from COVID-19 and from Seasonal Influenza
May 20, 2020
CDC: Coronavirus Mainly Spreads through Person-to-Person Contact and “Does Not Spread Easily” on Contaminated SurfacesAdaptive Clinical Trials to Speed COVID-19 ResearchA CRISPR-Based, At-Home COVID-19 Test Is Set to Arrive This Year
COVID-19 Kills 1.3 Percent of Symptomatic Patients
May 19, 2020
Virtual Townhall (May 19, 2020): Post COVID-19 Construction World – A Strategic and Tactical ResponseSBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, InstructionsIRS Offers CARES Act Retirement Plan Q and A Pending Formal Guidance
CDC Plans Sweeping COVID-19 Antibody Study in 25 Metropolitan AreasModerna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results
May 18, 2020
U.S. Begins “Warp Speed” Vaccine Push as Studies Ramp UpGovernors Eye Medicaid Cuts to Ease COVID-19 Budget PainFDA OKs First At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit for Use with Multiple Labs
UnitedHealth, Microsoft Launch COVID-19 Screening App for Large Employers
May 15, 2020
CDC Issues Reopening Checklists for Schools and BusinessesFDA Probes Accuracy Issue with Abbott’s Rapid Virus TestU.S. Issues First Coronavirus Workplace Guidance to Nursing Homes
McConnell: “High Likelihood” Congress Will Need to Pass Fifth Coronavirus
May 14, 2020
Social Distancing for the Social ButterflyStudy Raises Doubts Over Effectiveness of Abbott Laboratories’ Rapid Coronavirus TestExperiment Shows Human Speech Generates Droplets that Linger in Air for More than Eight Minutes (Subscription Required)
Wisconsin Supreme Court Invalidates State’s COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order
May 13, 2020
New IRS Guidance for Section-125 Plan Mid-Year ChangesIRS Provides More Options for Unused FSA Funds, Clarifies ICHRA Expense EligibilityModerna’s Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Gains GDA’s “Fast Track Status”
May 12, 2020
Preparing to Back into It – Personal Strategies for Returning to the Workplace (4:00)Fauci Warns of Suffering and Death if U.S. Reopens Too SoonOSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Survey: 68 Percent Unsure of Health Insurance Options If Coverage LostAs Countries Restart, WHO Warns about Lack of Virus Tracing
May 11, 2020
Part 2 – Managing Risk as Employees Return to WorkFDA Approves First Antigen Test for Detecting the CoronavirusTest Tracker: Commercially Available COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
As Companies Reopen, Employees Scramble to Find Child Care (Subscription Required)Workers’ Comp Systems Poised for Deluge of COVID-19 Claims
May 8, 2020
Getting Raw and Real about COVID-19Cal Beyer Speaks to the Importance of EAPs During and After COVID-19EEOC Updates Employer Guidance on Coronavirus and the ADA
Treasury Department Will Let Employers Claim Retention Tax Credit and Provide Insurance to Furloughed WorkersLooking for a Path to Reopen, Employers Weigh COVID-19 Testing of WorkersFDA Paves Way for Home Testing of Coronavirus
Malaria Drug Shows No Benefit in Another COVID-19 Study
May 7, 2020
Part 1 – Managing Risk as Employees Return to WorkU.S. Chamber of Commerce Map Shows Reopening Rules, Guidelines for BusinessesMicrosoft Teams Users Targeted in Phishing Scam
Administration Shelves CDC Guide to Reopening CountrySBA Releases Updated Payroll Protection Program Loan Guidance
May 6, 2020
ICYMI: [Webinar] Holmes Murphy and CSDZ’s What Employers Need to Know as Employees Return to WorkLatest Sticking Point Sticking Point in COVID-19 Relief Legislation: Indemnity for EmployersSite Offers Industry-Specific Guidance for Businesses to Reopen
Herd Immunity or Big Second Wave? Israel Antibody Testing Hopes to Find Out
May 5, 2020
BenefitsPro Shares Holmes Murphy and CSDZ Information on Reopening the Workplace StrategiesDOL Releases New COBRA Model Notices, FAQs for EmployersGilead CEO Says Remdesivir Could Reach Patients Within Days
FDA Tightens Policy on COVID-19 Antibody TestsLaid-Off Workers May Have to Give Up Unemployment Benefits as States Reopen
May 4, 2020
The Personal Impacts of COVID-19FDA Grants Emergency Authorization of Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19NCCI Launches Tool to Estimate COVID-19 Impact on Workers Compensation
Oxford Scientist Says Its Vaccine Is Making Headway, Could Show Efficacy by June
May 1, 2020
Business Record Features Holmes Murphy and CSDZ Webinar on Reopening the Workplace StrategiesCDC Drafts Reopening Guidance for Schools, Work, ChurchesGilead Ready to Ship Over 50,000 Courses of Remdesivir
Apple and Google Release Test Version of Coronavirus Tracing SoftwareThirty Million Have Sought U.S. Unemployment Aid Since Virus Hit
April 30, 2020
Breaking the Mental Health StigmaThe Voice Features Cal Beyer Speaking to High Risk of Suicide in Construction IndustryDOL Issues Guidance and Relief for Benefit Plans Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
New Coronavirus Test Offers Advantages: Just Spit and WaitHundreds of Millions of Coronavirus Vaccine Doses May Be Ready by JanuaryPoll: Majority of Americans Support Another Two Weeks of Lockdown
Nearly a Third of American Have Put Off Healthcare During COVID-19 (Subscription)
April 29, 2020
Why Is There Uncertainty about COVID-19 Health Insurance Coverage?Virtual Townhall (April 28, 2020): Insurance CoverageCOVID-19 Business Interruptions Claims Procedures and Loss Documentation
Cal Beyer Offers Tips in Fieldwire about How to Support Your Team’s Mental HealthCal Beyer Speaks with Construction Business Owner about Dealing with COVID-19 StressBusiness Groups Push for ACA Susidies in New Virus Relief Bills
Gilead Says Critical Study of COVID-19 Drug Shows Patients Are Responding to TreatmentCase Fatality Rates Rise as Coronavirus Runs Deadly CourseCoronavirus Relief Often Pays Workers More than Work (Subscription)
April 28, 2020
WHO: No Evidence Yet that Former COVID-19 Patients Protected from a Second InfectionUnreliable Antibody Tests Flood the Market as FDA Waives Quality ReviewsMost States Need to Ramp Up Testing to Safely Reopen
Many States Fall Short of Mandate to Track Virus ExposureWill Child Care Be There When States Reopen?
April 27, 2020
Connecting with Your Employees During and After COVID-19EEOC Gives Employers a Green Light to Test for COVID-19The Road Back to Business: 12 Steps for Companies
CDC Adds Six New Potential Symptoms for COVID-19
April 24, 2020
Trump to Sign Bill with Nearly $500B More in Virus AidSBA Paycheck Protection Program Guidelines Ask for Some Loans to Be Returned
April 23, 2020
COVID-19 Construction RiskCan Workers Use PTO and FFCRA Leave at the Same Time? It Depends, DOL saysState Governments Face Financial Abyss with Coronavirus
More Death, No Benefit from Malaria Drug in VA Virus StudyWhat Five Coronavirus Models Say the Next Month Will Look Like
April 22, 2020
Senate Approves $484 Billion Package to Help Small Businesses and Hospitals, Expand TestingFirst COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Authorized for Home Sample CollectionU.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top 45,000, Doubling in Little Over a Week
CDC Director Warns Next Wave of COVID-19 Could Be WorseCOVID-19 Economic & Benefits Uncertainty: Q and A with Beau Reid
April 21, 2020
In Fine Print, HHS Appears to Ban All Surprise Billing During the PandemicEEOC Weighs in on Employer Temperature Checks, Symptom QuestionsDispute Over Virus Testing Delays Deal on Aid to Small Businesses and Hospitals
WHO Warns Rush to Ease Virus Rules Could Cause ResurgenceLos Angeles Infections 40 Times Greater Than Known cases Antibody Tests SuggestWill You Be Getting an Auto Premium Refund?
April 20, 2020
A Look at New Guidance to States on How to Revive Economic ActivityFDA Did Not Review Many Coronavirus Antibody Tests Flooding the Market (Subscription)Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience
Why We Don’t Know the True Death Rate for COVID-19
April 17, 2020
NIH Begins Study to Quantify Undetected Cases of CoronavirusWHO Busts Coronavirus MythsCDC: More Than 9,200 Healthcare Workers Have Been Infected with COVID-19
How to Help Your Employees Cope with the Stress of COVID-19Coronavirus & Construction: How to Support Your Team’s Mental Health
April 16, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Has Run Out of MoneyUnemployment Claims Jumped by 5.25 Million Last Week, 22 Million Jobs Lost in 4 WeeksThis 3-D Simulation Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important
April 15, 2020
SBA Updates the FAQs on Paycheck Protection ProgramCDC: No Drugs, Other Therapeutics Yet Approved by FDA to Prevent or Treat COVID-19Getting Ahead of the Next Stage of the Coronavirus Crisis
CDC, FEMA Have Created a Plan to Reopen America (Subscription)Virtual Townhall: Capturing Opportunity in 2020Surety Guidelines to Paycheck Protection Program Loans
April 14, 2020
Treasury, DOL, HHS Issue Final FAQs on FFCRA and CARES Act ImplementationUpdate IRS FAQ on Payroll Tax DeferralsSurvey: Most Health Insurers Won’t Raise Premiums Next Year Due to COVID-19
Anitbody Tests: Your Questions AnsweredVUCA: The New Acronym HR Professionals Need to Know
April 13, 2020
Fears of “Wild West” as COVID-19 Blood Tests Hit the MarketBroad Coronavirus Testing Crucial in Lifting Restrictions: U.S. ExpertsFace Masks and Respirator – Mandatory or Voluntary, Know the Difference
April 10, 2020
Hurry Up and Wait? Why Relief to Small Businesses Has LaggedAs Social Distancing Shows Signs of Working, What’s Next?
April 9, 2020
Update: Furloughed Staff Are NOT Counted When Determining FFCRA 500 Employee ThresholdFederal Reserve Could Pump Additional $2.3 Trillion into the EconomyCDC Launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report
Warm Weather May Not Curtail Coronavirus SpreadCOVID-19: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices While Sheltered at HomeVirtual Townhall: COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation
April 8, 2020
New Guidance Released on Paycheck Protection Program LoansMapping the Spread of the CoronavirusCDC Removes Antimalarial Dosing Guidance for COVID-19
COVID-19 Might Attack Heart TissueThe Buzz: Facing Challenges and Common ClaimsCOVID-19: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices While Sheltered at Home
April 7, 2020
Healthcare.Gov Is Open to People Who Lost Their Jobs With ExceptionsCongress, White House Reach High for Next Virus BillModeling Coronavirus: “Uncertainty Is the Only Certainty”
April 6, 2020
Telemedicine Regulatory Barriers Continue to Drop for COVID-19 (Subscription)SmartDollar Financial Wellness Benefit Available at No CostWhat Can Firms Do Now in the Midst of a Pandemic?
COVID-19 and Cyber Risk: Tips to Prepare for Scams and Phishing
April 3, 2020
Spanish-Language FFCRA Leave Poster AvailableHealth Care Service Corp. Launches Special Enrollment PeriodCOVID-19 Projections Assuming Full Social Distancing Through May 2020
COVID-19: Using Technology for a Great Client ExperienceAli Payne Among Experts Addressing How COVID-19 Is Shaping HR Strategies
April 2, 2020
DOL Publishes Rule Implementing Coronavirus Leave LawUnited Healthcare, Anthem to Waive Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 TreatmentFAQs on Small Business Loans in Coronavirus Relief CARES Act
COVID-19 and Making Quick Decisions
April 1, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program OverviewThe Next Coronavirus Hot Spots Are in States that Aren’t Testing EnoughCDC: Chronic Illness Raises Risk of Severe COVID-19
Virtual Townhall: COVID-19 and Surety ConsiderationCOVID-19 and Making Quick Decisions
March 31, 2020
CARES Act Expands HSA, FSA, and HRA Eligible ExpensesThe Buzz: Employee Wellness and HR Challenges
March 30, 2020
FFCRA Notice Poster FAQsHealth Insurers Cigna, Humana Waive Out-of-Pocket Costs for Coronavirus TreatmentA Ray of HOPE – How COVID-19 Will Transform Healthcare
March 27, 2020
Congress Passes COVID-19 Package #3: The Coverage Provisions
March 26, 2020
Senate Passes Omnibus CARES ActIRS Promises Full, Immediate Reimbursement for Coronavirus LeaveCariloop Provides Their Customers with COVID-19 Specific Assistance
Where Can Domesitc Violence Victims Turn During COVID-19?Video: COVID-19’s Impact on the Hospital SystemVirtual Townhall: Employee Wellbeing and HR Challenges
March 25, 2020
DOL Releases FAQ for FFCRA ActSenate and White House Strike Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus PackageWhite House: Anyone Who Recently Left New York Should Self-Quarantine for 14 Days
Understanding the Spread of COVID-19
March 24, 2020
DOL to Observe 30-Day “Temporary Non-Enforcement” of Coronavirus Paid Leave LawJoyages Offers Free Two-Week COVID-19 Employee Communication CampaignCDC Launches Coronavirus Self-Checker Website
Coronavirus – How the U.S. ComparesThe Buzz: What Will Traditional Insurance Programs Cover?
March 23, 2020
FDA Warns New COVID-19 At-Home Testing Kits Are “Unauthorized”Video: What to Do If You Have a Chronic DiseaseCoronavirus – How the U.S. Compares
March 20, 2020
Four-Tier System Implemented for Prioritizing COVID-19 TestingVideo: Dealing with Worry During COVID-19
March 19, 2020
Trumps Signs Second Major COVID-19 Relief PackageBuoy Health Offers Free COVID-19 Screening WebsiteKashable Can Help Employers Provide a Financial Safety Net for Employees
Video: New Ways to Access CareVirtual Townhall: Forced Project ShutdownWhat You Should Know about COVID-19 and the ADA, Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws
March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Leaves, Furloughs and ClosuresExpanded Paid Sick Leave Provisions of House-Passed BillDependent Care FSA Contributions May Be Suspended
Video: What Should HR Do If an Employee Feels Sick
March 17, 2020
Paid Leave in Self-Quarantine SituationSenate to Take-Up Coronavirus Package after House Passes Revised BillCOVID-19 Update: Keeping Our Clients Informed
March 16, 2020
Flattening the Curve, Social Distancing and the New Coronavirus VocabularyCDC Recommends Gathering of 50+ People Be Cancelled or Postponed for 8 WeeksIf You Think You Might Have COVID-19
Risk Management During a Time of UnknownCSDZ’s Sharon Scharf Discusses Coronavirus and Actionable Steps for BusinessesVideo Playlist: COVID-19 Resources
Risk Management During a Time of Unknown
March 13, 2020
Managing Your Workforce During a PandemicHow HR Leaders Are Preparing for the CoronavirusNational Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Employer Resources Library
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