CDC Panel: No COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Surprises

Jan. 27, 2021 — The U.S. is nearly 6 weeks into its historic campaign to vaccinate Americans against the virus that causes COVID-19, and so far, the two vaccines in use look remarkably low-risk, according to new data presented today at a meeting of vaccine experts that advise the CDC. With 23.5 million doses … Read more

COVID-19 Ups Complication Risks During Childbirth

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Women who have COVID-19 during childbirth are more likely to face complications than moms-to-be without the coronavirus, researchers say. Fortunately, the absolute risk for complications for any one woman is very low (less than 1%). But the relative risks for problems — such as clotting and … Read more

Nasal Spray Vaccine for COVID-19 in Early Trials

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A spritz instead of a shot to ward off COVID-19? Researchers report that a nasal spray vaccine against the new coronavirus shows promise in animal testing. Rodents that were given two doses of the vaccine had antibody and T-cell responses that were strong enough to suppress SARS-CoV-2, … Read more