Why two doses of the new COVID-19 vaccines are better that one

A Uzbekistani doctor holds up a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. (Golib Tolibov/Deposit Photos/) Pfizer and Moderna have enough doses to vaccinate up to 6 percent of the US population against COVID-19 by the end of the year. But one simple change would double the number of people that get the vaccine. Instead of […]

First doses of a coronavirus vaccine was given in New York today

New York, the worst-hit state at the start of the pandemic, just became the first to administer a coronavirus vaccine outside of clinical trials, kicking off a long, massive effort to vaccinate the American people.  Around 9 a.m. E.T. on Monday (Dec. 14), the very first dose of Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine was given […]

Pfizer is shipping millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

Pfizer shipped frozen vials of its COVID-19 vaccine around the country today. (Pexels/) Shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine went out around the country yesterday as death counts hurdle towards 300,000. This morning, healthcare workers started receiving the vaccine, in what the AP called in a tweet “the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history.” This comes […]

Research shows stronger but less frequent drug doses could be key — ScienceDaily

Researchers in the University of Georgia’s Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases have found that a more intensive, less frequent drug regimen with currently available therapeutics could cure the infection that causes Chagas disease, a potentially life-threatening illness affecting up to 300,000 people in the United States. Trypanosoma cruzi is a single-celled parasitic organism […]

Treating spinal mets with fewer, higher doses of radiation reduces pain more effectively

ARLINGTON, Va., October 26, 2020 — A new study shows using fewer and higher doses of high-precision radiation therapy is a more effective approach for treating painful spinal tumors than conventional radiation therapy. More than twice as many patients treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) reported an enduring, complete reduction in pain, compared to […]