A manifesto urging reliance on “herd immunity” without lockdowns was warmly received by administration officials. But the strategy cannot stem the pandemic, many experts say.
A proposal to let people with low risk of infection live without constraint could lead to a million or more preventable deaths.
While questions have surrounded the timing and severity of the president’s illness, health experts said he was unlikely to infect people at Thursday’s town hall event on NBC.
Mr. Biden has staked his campaign on a more muscular federal role in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. But some of his big government proposals may be difficult to put into effect.
For the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project, squashing viral rumors means building trust — and avoiding the term “anti-vaxxer.”
The agency prides itself on avoiding Washington partisanship. But the White House has successfully pushed the agency to revise guidelines on matters like school reopenings and church gatherings.
The impulse to wish harm on others may come naturally, but that doesn’t make it right.
Public health officials say “pandemic fatigue” presents a real challenge to countries trying to enforce new measures meant to slow the virus while avoiding national lockdowns.
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna developed the Crispr tool, which can change the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with high precision.
Experts were outraged by the president’s comments about a disease that has killed nearly 210,000 people in the United States.
Since President Trump’s Covid diagnosis, numerous associates have tested positive, but the White House has not aggressively investigated the outbreak.
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice were jointly honored for their decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem.
Dr. Sean P. Conley, who admitted that he had misled the public about the president’s treatment, has lost credibility with some colleagues.
The number of women reported to have tested positive for the virus is so far below the male average that experts believe it is likely the result of gender inequalities that shut women out of the health care system.
Because fatigue can corrode mission performance, a new physical training manual tells soldiers to grab 40 winks when they can, part of a new holistic approach to health in the ranks.
The C.D.C. and leading experts have concluded, using different scientific methods, that as many as 90 percent of Americans are still vulnerable to infection.
Few hospital beds, lack of equipment, a shipment of body bags in response to a request for coronavirus tests: The agency providing health care to tribal communities struggled to meet the challenge.
Experts say it can result in long-term weight loss and significantly improve physical and emotional health and even longevity.
Workers were followed, videotaped and threatened in confrontations across Minnesota, the state Department of Health said.
Experts warn that seemingly harmless interactions with close family and friends may be driving the spread of Covid.
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The Affordable Care Act touches the lives of most Americans, and its abolition could have a significant effect on many millions more people than those who get their health coverage through it.
A managing editor of the right-wing website RedState appeared to attack Dr. Anthony S. Fauci and spread misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic while working for Dr. Fauci’s agency.
The agency now says anyone exposed to an infected person for more than 15 minutes needs a test. An earlier guideline saying it might not be necessary had shocked public health experts.
A controversial guideline saying people without Covid-19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested for the virus came from H.H.S. officials and skipped the C.D.C.’s scientific review process.
Experts worry that the two diseases could overwhelm the health care system and create a new shortage of hospital beds and personal protective equipment.
Intermediaries are finding labs with capacity for companies seeking to make sure workers are virus-free. But many employers choose to avoid the cost.
Fever checks are becoming de rigueur in many workplaces and restaurants, even though federal health officials say they are of limited value.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said a vaccine would need to exist for nearly a year before people might feel comfortable returning to theaters unmasked, which he said would likely be mid- to late 2021.
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Nonurgent medical procedures have seemed worth postponing in a pandemic. This could pose long-term risks, health officials fear.
I considered whether to put on a mask at the party and, as a doctor, did so. People glanced at me hesitantly, noticing. I felt awkward.
The statement is meant to reassure the public that the companies will not seek a premature approval of vaccines under pressure from the Trump administration.
The agency told public health agencies that two unidentified vaccines might be ready by October or November. We explain how vaccine trials work, when one might be ready, and who may get them first.
The president denied he had “mini-strokes” at the time of a mysterious trip to the hospital last year. But he raised more questions when he could not keep his explanations for that visit straight.
As President Trump pushes the possibility of a vaccine this year, the C.D.C. has outlined technical scenarios to state public health officials for an unidentified Vaccine A and Vaccine B.
Children in minority communities are much more likely to become infected and severely ill. Many have parents who are frontline workers, experts say.
The usual diagnostic tests may simply be too sensitive and too slow to contain the spread of the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly changed its recommendations, saying people without Covid-19 symptoms should not get tested.
The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.
Pharmacists may now vaccinate young children under a new federal emergency rule aimed at helping families who missed well-child visits during the pandemic.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination.
The state is betting its robust student testing and technology program will be enough to hinder campus outbreaks of the virus.
Physicians say they regularly treat people more inclined to believe what they read on Facebook than what a medical professional tells them.
There’s no vaccine for Covid-19, but there’s one for influenza. With the season’s first doses now shipping, officials are struggling over how to get people to take it.
Yes, we are moving less. But on Zoom, no one has to know you’re doing squats.
Early risers did the equivalent of walking 20 to 30 minutes more each day compared to “evening types,” who tend to stay up late.
Recent research, which found a link between pyrethroids and deaths from heart disease, highlights the limitations of epidemiological research.