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U.S. to Spend $3.2 Billion to Help Develop Antiviral Pills for COVID-19

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 – After spending billions to speed the creation of COVID-19 vaccines, the United States said Thursday that it will now devote $3.2 billion to the development of antiviral pills...

European Union Opens Doors to American Travelers​

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 – The European Union announced Friday that it will no longer ban U.S. tourists from traveling to Europe. The reopening should help Southern European countries that are highly...

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of June 14 to 18, 2021. This roundup includes the latest...

Drinking Rose During Pandemic, Especially for Women & Black Americans

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 – It might have seemed harmless to while away hours stuck at home during the pandemic with extra wine and cocktails. But new research instead points to a troubling trend:...

Low Vaccination Rates for Seniors in 11 States a 'Powder Keg' for New Cases

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 – U.S. health experts warn there is a ticking time bomb in 11 states where 20 percent or more of seniors still haven't gotten a COVID-19 vaccine. Top priority for vaccinations...

Convalescent Plasma May Cut Deaths in Hematologic Cancer and COVID-19

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 – For hospitalized patients with hematologic cancers and COVID-19, convalescent plasma therapy is associated with lower 30-day mortality, according to a study published online...

Not-So-Happy-Birthdays: Parties Helped Spread COVID, Study Finds

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 – Birthday celebrations raised the risk of spreading SARS-CoV-2 by 30% last year in U.S. counties with high rates of COVID-19, according to a new study. No such surge was seen...

Myocarditis-Like Illness Reported After COVID-19 Vaccination

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 – In a research letter published online June 16 in Circulation, seven cases are presented of patients hospitalized for acute myocarditis-like illness following COVID-19...

'Blame Pandemic' Best Way to Save Relationships During Lockdown

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 – Job stress, money problems and other everyday frustrations can undermine relationships, but big challenges like the coronavirus pandemic may actually leave couples happier, a...

AHA News: Should Rare Cases of Heart Inflammation Put Your COVID-19 Vaccine Plans on Hold?

MONDAY, June 21, 2021 (American Heart Association News) – A possible link between some COVID-19 vaccines and heart inflammation bears close monitoring, but it's no reason for parents or their...

Survivors' Plasma Helps Blood Cancer Patients Battle COVID-19

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 – Giving COVID-19 survivors' blood plasma to blood cancer patients hospitalized with COVID-19 significantly improves their chances of survival, a new study finds. "These...

Hospitals: One Reason COVID Is More Lethal for Black Americans

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 – Black COVID-19 patients in the United States are more likely to die than white patients, but there would be 10% fewer deaths among Black patients if they could get the same...

U.S. to Spend $3.2 Billion to Help Develop Antiviral Pills for COVID

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 – After spending billions to speed the creation of COVID-19 vaccines, the United States said Thursday that it will now devote $3.2 billion to the development of antiviral pills...

Obesity Tied to Long-Term COVID-19 Complications

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 – Moderate and severe obesity is associated with a greater risk for postacute sequelae of COVID-19, according to a study published online June 1 in Diabetes, Obesity and...

Pandemic Tied to Worsening of Teens' Mental Health

FRIDAY, June 18, 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to worse mental health among adolescents, although there have been decreases in substance use, according to a study published online...

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