Coronavirus

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It?

Is Paxlovid, the Covid Pill, Reaching Those Who Most Need It?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the nation largely abandons mask mandates, physical distancing, and other covid-19 prevention strategies, elected officials and health departments alike are now championing antiviral pills. But the federal government isn’t saying how many people have received these potentially lifesaving drugs or …

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MLB postpones Cleveland Guardians-Chicago White Sox due to Covid

MLB postpones Cleveland Guardians-Chicago White Sox due to Covid

CNN — Due to multiple positive Covid-19 tests within the Guardians organization, Wednesday afternoon’s game between Cleveland and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed, Major League Baseball officials announced. It is the first Covid-19-related postponement of the season. Among those testing positive for the virus that causes Covid-19 are Cleveland manager Terry Francona, bench …

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Patti LuPone doubles down after F-word mask tirade, Broadway backs her up

Patti LuPone doubles down after F-word mask tirade, Broadway backs her up

She’s in good “Company.” Broadway bigwigs are backing Patti LuPone after she was caught on camera slamming a maskless theatergoer Tuesday night. The stage icon, 73, hollered at the bare-faced patron following a performance of her hit musical “Company,” with the foul-mouthed footage subsequently going viral on social media. The explosive incident divided the internet, …

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Patti LuPone goes on F-word rant with maskless theater boss

Patti LuPone goes on F-word rant with maskless theater boss

Patti LuPone is teaching theater etiquette again. The famously foul-tempered Broadway diva, 73, was caught on camera hollering at a maskless theatergoer on Monday night, following a performance of her musical hit “Company.” The explosive moment was recorded by another audience member and posted to Twitter, where it quickly went viral, racking up more than …

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A team of UK researchers, who reviewed more than 20 studies of 120,000 expectant mothers given mRNA vaccines, also found the jab is 90 per cent effective at preventing infection

Pregnant women who had Covid vaccine 15% LESS likely to suffer stillbirth, ‘reassuring’ study finds

Pregnant women who are vaccinated against Covid are ‘significantly’ less likely to suffer a stillbirth compared to the unvaccinated, research suggests. There had been widespread safety concerns about the jabs among expectant mothers, which saw them become one of the least vaccinated groups in the country. Their fears were seized upon by anti-vaxx conspiracy theorists, …

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As COVID-19 cases rise in NH, testing key to controlling spread

As COVID-19 cases rise in NH, testing key to controlling spread

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in New Hampshire, but some residents say they’re still confused by guidelines for testing. New Hampshire is averaging more than 500 reported new cases each day, the most since Valentine’s Day. But the number of hospital patients with COVID-19 is lower than it was at the end of last …

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People Who've Never Had Covid May Hold The Genetic Key To A Cure

People Who’ve Never Had Covid May Hold The Genetic Key To A Cure

Around one in 10 people in England allegedly have still not had Covid – and scientists now think this minority could pave the way to a cure for the deadly virus. Even though the highly transmissible Omicron variant that swept across the world towards the end of 2021 continues to be the dominant strain, there …

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COVID-19 data update: Texas Medical Center announced they provided their final update

COVID-19 data update: Texas Medical Center announced they provided their final update

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — After two years, the Texas Medical Center announced they provided their final COVID-19 data update on the dashboard on Monday. “With advancements in treatment and the successes in vaccination, we are now able to effectively manage with the virus in our community. On Monday, May 9, TMC will publish a final …

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'Late Show' halts production, Stephen Colbert shows COVID symptoms

‘Late Show’ halts production, Stephen Colbert shows COVID symptoms

Taping for “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” has stopped until “further notice” as the talk show host is “experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID,” according to a tweet from the show’s account posted Monday afternoon. Colbert previously tested positive for the coronavirus less than a month ago, according to a tweet from …

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The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading

Earlier in the pandemic, contact tracing data showed us where COVID-19 was efficiently spreading. Unfortunately, because our contact tracing efforts have slowed down, we don’t have as clear of a picture regarding where people are mostly likely to contract omicron and its subvariants. What we do know is that, while the virus has evolved to …

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