Articles By Christine Bahls, Editor, Medical Daily
Pandemically speaking, we as a country are in a precarious spot. On Saturday, the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization for the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccine. A panel review concluded it is safe, more effective on serious cases of Covid-19 than on more moderate cases, and totally protective against hospitalizations and death. Every week, the FDA sends out a Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions notice. That quickly can add up to information overload, so we thought we’d share. We rounded up a few of the most helpful Qs and As for easy reading. Some answers have been edited strictly for length. Winter snowstorms also bring down power lines. Here's a little advice to get your house ready. Obfuscating the truth, or flat-out lying, is a well-known Oval Office fall back; so are hiding personal shortcomings. Whether they let these shortcomings affect their decision-making capabilities is another matter. Abortion’s downward spiral appears to be over. It’s but a slight uptick, yet an uptick nonetheless, considering that abortion numbers have been on the decline in this country since 2009. A Provo, Utah hospital has increased its security precautions after conspiracy theorists tried to sneak into the intensive care unit to see if it was full. Candidate Joe Biden made clear his first priority as president would be addressing the health and economic crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FDA has approved the drug known as remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19. President Trump's call to pursue herd immunity is similar to his past pronouncements to end the pandemic: They lack little support within the scientific community.