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People with long COVID have diverse clinical conditions that will require individualized and multidisciplinary approaches to treatment.
So far, the rise in COVID-related transplants has not dramatically affected the existing waiting lists for organs.
The federal government has paused administration of the vaccine while it investigates a rare blood clotting disorder.
Experts don’t yet know what causes long COVID or why some people have persistent symptoms while others recover in weeks or even days.
Questions remain about whether people with HIV are more at risk for severe COVID-19, as evidence to date is mixed.
Funding can be used for partnerships with community-based organizations to increase vaccine uptake, including for underserved groups.
Research suggests protective effect of natural infection or vaccination is likely to be persistent.
Nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. could be attributed to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure.
A study involved health care personnel, first responders, and essential workers in six states.
Natural immunity and vaccine responses may be weaker in people with immune suppression, so they should get their second dose promptly.
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to drop in the United States, but a global pandemic cannot be defeated in one country.
The protein vaccine was 96% effective against the original SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, but less so against new variants.
At the current pace, only about 20% of the world’s population will be vaccinated by the end of 2021.
The guidance recommends that people with HIV should receive COVID-19 vaccines regardless of their CD4 count or viral load.
Mutations can affect how viruses behave and how well drugs and vaccines work.
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