COVID-19

Pope Francis Gets First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

(CNN) - The Vatican confirmed on Thursday that Pope Francis has received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. However, the statement released by spokesman Matteo Bruni doesn't say when the Pope was inoculated. It adds that Pope Emeritus…

Pharmacies To Administer COVID-19 Vaccine

(CNN) - U.S. pharmacies will be able to administer up to 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine a month. That's according to the president and CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. In his statement Wednesday,…

CDC To Require Negative COVID Test For International Fliers

(CNN) - All international air travelers will soon be required to have a negative COVID-19 test to enter the U.S. The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed an order this week for passengers show…

Moderna Says Vaccine Should Last At Least A Year

(CNN) - The Moderna vaccine appears to give people at least a year's worth of protection from COVID-19. That's according to Tal Zaks, the biotechnology company's chief medical officer. Vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer were both granted emergency use…

Pope's Doctor Dies From COVID-19 Complications

(CNN) - Pope Francis' personal doctor has died of complications from COVID-19, according to the Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano. The announcement came Saturday. 78-year-old Fabrizio Soccorsi was hospitalized in Rome on December 26 for a previous health issue, according…

Pfizer's Vaccine Appears To Work Against Mutations

(CNN) - A new study suggests that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is effective against new coronavirus strains. Two new strains, considered more contagious were first identified in South Africa and the U.K. Researchers at Pfizer and the University of Texas…

COVID Likely 3rd Leading Cause Of Death In U.S. In 2020

(CNN) - More than 350,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S.making it likely the third leading cause of death in 2020. Only heart disease and cancer are suspected of killing more people last year. The Centers for…

1/3 COVID Vaccines Administered In The U.S.

(CNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says U.S. health officials have administered only about 30% of the COVID-19 vaccines distributed. The data tracks the 15.4 million doses of Pfizer/Biontech and Moderna's vaccines. According to the CDC,…

FDA Warns Of False-Negative Test Results

(CNN) - A COVID-19 test might give people a false sense of their status. The Food and Drug Administration says the test by curative labs can return false negatives. The warning came down Monday. The FDA advised health care…