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A panel of vaccine experts said the CDC should recommend Pfizer Inc. Covid-19 boosters for seniors and certain adults with underlying medical conditions, but not adults at high risk of exposure at work wsj.com/articles/cdc-p… via @WSJ
Newly discovered fossil footprints show humans were living in North America 23,000 years ago—thousands of years earlier than many scientists believed wsj.com/articles/ancie…
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Very cool @WSJ graphic explainer on how the mRNA vaccines can be updated for the Delta variant wsj.com/articles/covid…
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Tonight's authorization will significantly expand the numbers eligible to get a booster, after @US_FDA had previously cleared use among the immunocompromised. Nearly 100 million people 65 and over have received two Pfizer vaccine doses. wsj.com/articles/fda-c…
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Just 20 Medicare insurers collected more than half of $9.2 billion in U.S. government payments generated by controversial billing practices, federal health investigators said wsj.com/articles/most-… via @WSJ
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NEW w\@sarahtoy17: Pfizer maternal Covid-19 vax trial delayed by slow enrollment, as supply increased and other studies found them safe for expectant moms. “It’s hard to enthusiastically recommend the study when you’ve got a vaccine out there,”says one doc wsj.com/articles/pfize…
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Just 20 Medicare insurers collected more than half of $9.2 billion in U.S. government payments generated by controversial billing practices, federal health investigators said. ⁦@annawmathewswsj.com/articles/most-…
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"If you are going to donate vaccines, you need to do it accompanied with the support that is needed to deliver the vaccines.” Read @gksteinhauser @SabrinaSiddiqui @StephArmour1 on how the WH's vaccine donations have been hampered by logistics wsj.com/articles/u-s-p…
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Johnson & Johnson says a booster dose of its Covid-19 vaccine administered two months after the first shot can increase protection against symptomatic illness, ⁦@felschwartz⁩ reports wsj.com/articles/j-j-s…
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The U.S. has been ramping up vaccine donations to poor countries. But many of them lack the infrastructure needed to distribute them, prompting calls for the Biden administration to do more, report @gksteinhauser @StephArmour1 @SabrinaSiddiqui wsj.com/articles/u-s-p…
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With plans for Covid-19 booster shots in flux, patients are frustrated and physicians and pharmacists are reaching their own conclusions about whether people in their care qualify for fresh doses wsj.com/articles/docto… A news story by @RWhelanWSJ
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Dr. Newman’s medical expertise got her a spot on Fargo’s school board. Now it’s fueling calls from some parents to get her off. ⁦@littlewern⁩ unpacks how, 18 months in, the pandemic is pushing people further apart than ever wsj.com/articles/a-ped…
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“We created the machine and we can’t control the machine.” How Facebook turned into a tool for Covid-19 vaccine opponents, dashing Mark Zuckerberg’s ambition to support the rollout. wsj.com/articles/faceb… via @WSJ
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Black children who have their appendixes removed have higher rates of complication and rupture than white children, medical researchers found, a racial disparity that leads to higher costs for nation’s healthcare system on.wsj.com/39jM6mx
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FDA panel backs narrower booster campaign than first spelled out by Biden admin - includes those 65 & over as well as people at risk of severe disease from Covid-19. W/ ⁦@JaredSHopkinswsj.com/articles/fda-p…
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Shortages of rapid Covid-19 tests and comparatively high prices for the at-home kits are leaving the U.S.’s coronavirus testing strategy behind that of the U.K. and Germany wsj.com/articles/limit… via @Brabbott42
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The FDA advisory panel set to decide whether to recommend booster shots of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine as federal health officials debate the need for the extra shots has begun its meeting... wsj.com/articles/fda-p…
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New CDC data show that there were 35% or more residents in 16 states with obesity in 2020, up from a dozen the year prior and nine in 2018. New to that list for 2020 are Delaware, Iowa, Ohio and Texas. wsj.com/articles/more-… via @WSJ
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“The situation is dire." Idaho's health department is expanding crisis standards of care after a request from the state’s largest healthcare system—a last-resort method of rationing medical care when healthcare systems are out of resources. on.wsj.com/2XALl66
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Many parents across the U.S. are racing to put their children in Covid-19 vaccine trials to try to protect them from the virus. “As soon as they could get something in their arms, I wanted them to do it.” wsj.com/articles/paren… via @JaredSHopkins
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The ongoing debate over the origins of the coronavirus is drawing attention to a type of research that's been around for years. Why? Check out my latest video for my new #science YouTube channel: youtube.com/watch?v=3PzJJQ… #COVID19
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Many parents across the U.S. are racing to put their children in Covid-19 vaccine trials to try to protect them from the virus. “As soon as they could get something in their arms, I wanted them to do it.” wsj.com/articles/paren…
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Ahead of advisory panel meeting on Covid-19 booster shots, FDA scientists express skepticism that an apparent diminished protection is rendering the vaccines ineffective wsj.com/articles/fda-s… via @WSJ
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At college, sometimes emotional support animals need support animals, too. “We have a saying around here: That’s the cat’s cat.” wsj.com/articles/colle…
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When researchers inside Instagram began studying young users’ experiences on the photo-sharing app, they found that nearly a third of teenage girls said the platform made negative feelings they had about their bodies worse, internal documents show on.wsj.com/3Cb9QFU
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"People are going to get exposed one way or another." #Covid-19 is here to stay, could end up like a cold or flu, but much depends on vaccination + stopping variants. @ololhealth @MountSinaiNYC @angie_rasmussen @RobertoBurioni @EricTopol @jbloom_lab wsj.com/articles/covid…
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Bill Gates warned 5 years ago about a pandemic. Now he says in an interview we need to do more to get ready for the next one. @BillGates @gatesfoundation wsj.com/articles/bill-… via @WSJ
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“WE MAKE BODY IMAGE ISSUES WORSE FOR 1 IN 3 TEEN GIRLS.” That’s a document that Facebook employees shared internally, summarizing research about teen girls who experience these issues By me, @JeffHorwitz + @dseetharaman wsj.com/articles/faceb…
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Leagues like the NFL & NBA have had the money & determination to play through the pandemic. As a result, pro athletes are now the world's biggest, strongest lab rats. For my latest #YouTube piece, I chatted w/ @andrewlbeaton about what they've taught us: youtube.com/watch?v=KG7Ka6…
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The NIH is reviewing its policies after the removal from an agency-run archive of gene data holding potential clues to the Covid-19 pandemic sparked concerns among scientists and U.S. senators wsj.com/articles/after… via @WSJ
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The recent surge in Covid-19 deaths has hit younger, unvaccinated people particularly hard. “These are working people, they’re people with families and children they’re still raising.” By @jon_kamp & @poverberg wsj.com/articles/covid…
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Covid-19 could one day behave more like a routine cold than a serious illness—but getting there will be difficult, as the spread of the Delta variant shows wsj.com/articles/covid…
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Centrist House Democrats’ proposal would allow Medicare negotiations over prescription-drug prices under more limited circumstances than the broader Democratic plan - another scoop from ⁦@kristinapet⁩ & ⁦@StephArmour1wsj.com/articles/centr…
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💊 🚀 The Future of Everything's latest issue is out now. In the October report, we take a look at what's ahead for health. Read all the stories here �on.wsj.com/3BYU2FTdPv
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Full story: Biden Administration Releasing Billions in Covid-19 Relief for Hospitals, Health Groups - WSJ wsj.com/articles/biden…
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New from @WSJ: A pair of centrist House Democrats are releasing their own proposal for lowering the cost of prescription-drug prices, as the party tries to close internal divisions over a popular plank of its $3.5 trillion package. wsj.com/articles/centr…
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The Delta variant of the coronavirus is likely to outcompete Mu, Lambda and other variants because it is so infectious, scientists say. “Nothing so far has appeared competitive to Delta” wsj.com/articles/covid… via @RWhelanWSJ
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Measles shots last for life. Chickenpox immunizations protect for decades. But the current crop of Covid-19 vaccinations weaken in just months. @mcjomcg explains why: wsj.com/articles/some-…
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Biden to Tell Large Employers to Mandate Vaccines or Require Weekly Testing in New Plan to Combat Covid-19 Pandemic - WSJ wsj.com/articles/biden…
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The last flu season was mild. The coming one is expected to be worse, concerning hospitals overrun by Delta cases. “The worst case scenario is a real twindemic” of Covid-19 and flu cases. wsj.com/articles/this-… via @felschwartz
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Breaking: FDA will need more time to decide whether Juul can continue to sell its e-cigarettes, but has ruled that vaping devices from smaller players can’t stay on the U.S. market, @maloneyfiles reports wsj.com/articles/fda-t…
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Want to work with some of the best science/health journalists in the biz? The WSJ is looking for a health/science intern. (Paid.) Check it out: wsj.jobs/new-york-ny/he…
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President Biden will require all federal workers and many contractors be vaccinated against Covid-19, @StephArmour1 and @SabrinaSiddiqui report wsj.com/articles/biden…
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The Biden administration is unveiling its plan to cut drug prices. Steps include paying for drugs in Medicare based on their clinical value and federal funding for research into new treatments, according to the plan viewed by @WSJ. wsj.com/articles/white… via @StephArmour1
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White House Unveils Plan to Cut Prescription-Drug Prices - WSJ wsj.com/articles/white…
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Wondering why the "efficacy" of the Covid vaccines seems to keep shifting? @LizOrnitz and I break down the numbers for you: youtube.com/watch?v=yt3e8N…
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The Delta wave of Covid-19 has peaked in some states. Others brace for what’s next wsj.com/articles/as-a-… via @WSJ
Few things are as annoying—or in the pandemic era as frightening—as the sound of a cough. But that same sound could help save lives. My story on new technologies that could "cough up" diagnoses. wsj.com/articles/diagn… via @WSJ
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