WebMD Survey: Many Parents Back Kid, Teacher COVID Shots

March 2, 2021 — A majority of parents of teens and preteens say they plan to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19 within a year of the shots being authorized for use in children. But parents of younger age groups were less certain about their vaccination plans. Parents also expressed overwhelming support for vaccinating teachers. … Read more

Looking Back on 2020: Top COVID-19 Search Terms

National Institutes of Health: “Therapeutic Management of Patients with COVID-19.” World Health Organization: “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Similarities and differences with influenza.” FDA: “FDA cautions against use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19 outside of the hospital setting or a clinical trial due to risk of heart rhythm problems.” YouTube: “COVID-19 food safety tips,” Jeffrey VanWingen. … Read more

WebMD Poll: Vaccine, Experts Will Mark Pandemic’s End

Nov. 9, 2020 — Americans are putting their faith in a vaccine and public health experts to “mark the end” of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., a new WebMD poll finds. The poll of 1,000 respondents found 27% said a vaccine that prevents or reduces the chance of infection would signal the end … Read more

WebMD Poll: Vaccine, Experts Will Mark Pandemic’s End

Nov. 9, 2020 — Americans are putting their faith in a vaccine and public health experts to “mark the end” of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., a new WebMD poll finds. The poll of 1,000 respondents found 27% said a vaccine that prevents or reduces the chance of infection would signal the end … Read more

WebMD Poll: Health Care, Pandemic Important to Voters

Oct. 2, 2020 – More than two-thirds of WebMD readers – the majority of them women — say a candidate’s policies on health care and how they’ll handle the COVID-19 pandemic are “very important” to their vote, a new poll finds. In the poll of 1,000 readers, 67% ranked a candidate’s policies on healthcare … Read more

WebMD Poll: More Acceptance of COVID Vaccine

How well a vaccine works — or its efficacy — ranges broadly for current vaccines. The seasonal flu vaccine, for instance, is about 40% to 60% effective each year, according to CDC data. The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, which is often given to children in two doses, is about 97% effective, according to the … Read more