Tag Archives: COVID19

Zambian study finds no link between HIV status and COVID-19 severity, but risk quadruples for people with severe HIV infection

Having HIV is not an independent risk factor for severe COVID-19 and death amongst patients hospitalised with COVID-19, according to a Zambian study published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. However, patients with more severe HIV infection are more likely to develop severe COVID-19 or die of COVID-19 compared to those without complications. “This… Read More »

Two different assessments of COVID-19 pandemic news coverage

June 24, 2021 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview. He has covered health care news almost exclusively since 1973. Here is his online bio.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer or as @HealthNewsRevu. Two new journalistic analyses of 2020-2021 pandemic news coverage were released this week.  I was interviewed in each of them. Science… Read More »

Single-dose COVID-19 vaccine effective against variants, study says

In the three months since Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, more than 10 million Americans have received the vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The single-shot viral vector vaccine — developed in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)… Read More »

White House predicts ‘summer of joy and freedom,’ having reached the 300 million COVID-19 shot mark

The Biden administration anticipates the public will have a better summer than last year now that the United States has administered more than 300 million COVID-19 shots in 150 days. “Today, thanks to the President’s COVID-19 strategy, the virus is in retreat. … COVID-19 cases and deaths have decreased by more than 90 percent, and… Read More »