Tag Archives: COVID19

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »

Payers saw volumes bounce back in Q3, say COVID-19 still volatile

In the third quarter, insurers saw a slight dampening from the record-high profits recorded in the previous quarter as medical utilization rebounded to about 95% of normal volumes for most major payers. They warned, however, that tailwinds may not last as people seek previously deferred care in the fourth quarter and into next year. Another… Read More »

More proof England’s second wave of Covid-19 was slowing BEFORE lockdown

Downing Street REJECTS calls to end lockdown despite four more sets of real-world data showing second wave of Covid was dropping and R rate was stable BEFORE crippling restrictions based on flawed projections Office for National Statistics report estimates 45,700 people caught Covid-19 each day in England last week  The estimate is down 12 per… Read More »

How COVID-19 drug/vaccine decisions might be based on little evidence

At this point, the Food and Drug Administration could grant emergency-use authorization. In other words, the two vaccines could hinge on the combined results of 64 people. Haseltine concludes: If — or perhaps when — positive early results from these trials are announced, keep my warnings in mind. These protocols seem designed to get a… Read More »

Searching for Clues to COVID-19 Immunity

Joel Ernst, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the division of experimental medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco. Santosha Vardhana, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and attending physician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Nicolas Vabret, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Medline… Read More »