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New Google COVID-19 database could hold key to disease’s mysteries

Bill Oxford/iStockBy DR. MAIA OU, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 still puzzles researchers, but the public release of a new database may help scientists solve some of the mysteries lingering around this devastating   ... Read More


Johnson & Johnson vaccine rekindles religious dilemma over morality of using fetal tissue

MarsBars/iStockBy SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With Johnson & Johnson vaccines on their way across the country, a longstanding dilemma for religious conservatives is being revived: much of the research for coronavirus inoculations relies on the use   ... Read More


Four former surgeons general join call for ‘National Vaccine Day’

MarianVejcik/iStockBy ZOE MAGEE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Four former surgeons general are joining a campaign calling for a National Vaccine Day to "focus our nation's attention on the importance of vaccination."

In a letter exclusively obtained by ABC   ... Read More


How falling levels of COVID-19 tests could threaten pandemic fight

hocus-focus/iStockBy MATTHEW VANN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As the effort to vaccinate Americans intensifies, daily COVID-19 test numbers are falling nationwide, an alarming sign to public health experts who say the tests are still crucial to containing the   ... Read More


Philadelphia doctor takes her push for health equity to next level: vaccines

ABC NewsBy JON SCHLOSBERG, ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) -- Once again, it is Dr. Ala Stanford to the rescue, this time confronting Philadelphia’s vaccine inequities head on.

Last April, Stanford became frustrated with the city’s slow pace of COVID-19 testing,   ... Read More


Baby born deaf reacts to hearing music for first time

ABC NewsBy HALEY YAMADA and ERIC NOLL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- After months of appointments, testing, fittings and surgery, one baby’s first time hearing music was caught on camera in a touching moment.

Manning James Roldan of Clifton   ... Read More


‘Please hear me clearly’: CDC director urges states not to reopen too soon as cases plateau

  ... Read More


WHO panel advises against hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

Liliboas/iStockBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — A World Health Organization panel is now advising against the use of hydroxychloroquine, the controversial drug promoted heavily by the Trump administration, to treat patients infected with COVID-19.The international health agency   ... Read More


COVID survivors network launches site to help patients get antibody treatments

Maksim Tkachenko/iStockBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — They survived the coronavirus and now they are paying it forward by giving current patients a fighting chance to share their story.The coalition, Survivor Corps, launched an online portal,   ... Read More


US begins rollout of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

simon2579/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Johnson & Johnson will ship the first batch of its coronavirus vaccine to states and pharmacies on Monday, just two days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave Emergency Use   ... Read More


Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: Here’s what to know

nevodka/iStockBy DR. ADJOA SMALLS-MANTEY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine for use in people 18 years of age and older Sunday -- the last regulatory   ... Read More


Fauci warns progress in COVID fight appears to have stalled

ABC NewsBy ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- At the White House COVID response team briefing Friday, top U.S. health officials warned that recent progress in declining case numbers appears to have stalled and that restrictions shouldn’t be eased   ... Read More


Black health care workers shine spotlight on issues of diversity in medical field

Yestock/iStockBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As the U.S. continues to celebrate Black History Month, Black medical workers are shining a spotlight on the lack of diversity in their profession.

A biennial study conducted in 2018   ... Read More


FDA authorizes J&J vaccine, giving US a 3rd option to fight COVID-19 virus. Here’s what’s next.

Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesBy STEPHANIE EBBS and ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized use of a third COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., declaring the Johnson &   ... Read More


New Google COVID-19 database could hold key to disease’s mysteries

Bill Oxford/iStockBy DR. MAIA OU, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 still puzzles researchers, but the public release of a new database may help scientists solve some of the mysteries lingering around this devastating   ... Read More


Johnson & Johnson vaccine rekindles religious dilemma over morality of using fetal tissue

MarsBars/iStockBy SASHA PEZENIK, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With Johnson & Johnson vaccines on their way across the country, a longstanding dilemma for religious conservatives is being revived: much of the research for coronavirus inoculations relies on the use   ... Read More


Four former surgeons general join call for ‘National Vaccine Day’

MarianVejcik/iStockBy ZOE MAGEE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Four former surgeons general are joining a campaign calling for a National Vaccine Day to "focus our nation's attention on the importance of vaccination."

In a letter exclusively obtained by ABC   ... Read More


How falling levels of COVID-19 tests could threaten pandemic fight

hocus-focus/iStockBy MATTHEW VANN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As the effort to vaccinate Americans intensifies, daily COVID-19 test numbers are falling nationwide, an alarming sign to public health experts who say the tests are still crucial to containing the   ... Read More


Philadelphia doctor takes her push for health equity to next level: vaccines

ABC NewsBy JON SCHLOSBERG, ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) -- Once again, it is Dr. Ala Stanford to the rescue, this time confronting Philadelphia’s vaccine inequities head on.

Last April, Stanford became frustrated with the city’s slow pace of COVID-19 testing,   ... Read More


Baby born deaf reacts to hearing music for first time

ABC NewsBy HALEY YAMADA and ERIC NOLL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- After months of appointments, testing, fittings and surgery, one baby’s first time hearing music was caught on camera in a touching moment.

Manning James Roldan of Clifton   ... Read More


‘Please hear me clearly’: CDC director urges states not to reopen too soon as cases plateau

  ... Read More


WHO panel advises against hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

Liliboas/iStockBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — A World Health Organization panel is now advising against the use of hydroxychloroquine, the controversial drug promoted heavily by the Trump administration, to treat patients infected with COVID-19.The international health agency   ... Read More


COVID survivors network launches site to help patients get antibody treatments

Maksim Tkachenko/iStockBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — They survived the coronavirus and now they are paying it forward by giving current patients a fighting chance to share their story.The coalition, Survivor Corps, launched an online portal,   ... Read More


US begins rollout of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

simon2579/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Johnson & Johnson will ship the first batch of its coronavirus vaccine to states and pharmacies on Monday, just two days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave Emergency Use   ... Read More


Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine: Here’s what to know

nevodka/iStockBy DR. ADJOA SMALLS-MANTEY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine for use in people 18 years of age and older Sunday -- the last regulatory   ... Read More


Fauci warns progress in COVID fight appears to have stalled

ABC NewsBy ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- At the White House COVID response team briefing Friday, top U.S. health officials warned that recent progress in declining case numbers appears to have stalled and that restrictions shouldn’t be eased   ... Read More


Black health care workers shine spotlight on issues of diversity in medical field

Yestock/iStockBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As the U.S. continues to celebrate Black History Month, Black medical workers are shining a spotlight on the lack of diversity in their profession.

A biennial study conducted in 2018   ... Read More


FDA authorizes J&J vaccine, giving US a 3rd option to fight COVID-19 virus. Here’s what’s next.

Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesBy STEPHANIE EBBS and ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized use of a third COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., declaring the Johnson &   ... Read More


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