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By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
May 10, 2021
Two vaccines used worldwide — only one authorized for emergency use in the U.S.— have come under scrutiny after several cases of rare blood clotting issues. In mid-April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration paused the administration of the Johnson… See more
April 19, 2021
Updated on April 28, 2021  The federal government has given states the green light to readminister the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID vaccine. On April 13, the Food and Drug Administration urged states to pause giving the vaccine after six women developed dangerous blood clots… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
April 8, 2021
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began a year ago, a lot of pundits, experts and epidemiologists have been talking about herd immunity. Herd immunity occurs when a high percentage of a population achieves immunity to a disease, either through exposure or vaccination, making spread of the disease… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 19, 2021
If you have type 2 diabetes, you’re probably concerned about catching COVID-19 and developing serious complications. People with type 2 are at higher risk for serious cases of the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. But if you’re… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
March 9, 2021
Now that there are three vaccines approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration, you may be tempted to shop around to find a particular one. Some people may want the convenience of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose shot and its low rate of side effects. Others may be interested… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 9, 2021
If you’ve had one of the three coronavirus vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some good news for you: You can get together with small groups of other people who have been fully vaccinated and ditch some precautions. That’s right: No mask, no social distancing.… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
March 6, 2021
It was March 11 last year when the World Health Organization first announced that the coronavirus had reached pandemic stage. At the time, there were 118,000 cases in 114 countries. A year later and there are more than 114 million cases and 2.5 million deaths worldwide. In the year since the… See more
March 1, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a third vaccine for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. And it’s a big step for public health. According to the FDA and Johnson & Johnson, the vaccine has a number of advantages over the two previously approved vaccines: It only requires one… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 12, 2021
If you’re already vaccinated for COVID-19, you may feel like you’ve won the lottery. For those who got their shots early, that’s not a bad comparison. Through mid-February nearly 40 million Americans had received at least one dose of a vaccine.  But if you have been vaccinated or are about to be… See more
By Sean Kelley
MDVIP
February 12, 2021
Putting on a cloth mask over a surgical or medical mask can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.  The agency updated mask guidelines Feb. 10 based on… See more
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