Tag Archives: COVID19

COVID-19 tracker: Johnson & Johnson aims to test shot in kids; President Trump talks firing Fauci post-election

Johnson & Johnson plans to start testing its vaccine hopeful in children as young as 12. Meanwhile, Aspen Pharmacare entered a preliminary agreement to crank out J&J’s shot in South Africa.  The UK’s drug regulator is investing £1.5 million in an artificial intelligence tool to track vaccine side effects. And India’s Bharat Biotech hopes to launch… Read More »

Physician pay growth pushed down amid COVID-19. Women bear the brunt, survey finds

Dive Brief: A new survey by Doximity concludes that physician incomes rose only 1.5% this year compared to 2019, a steep drop compared to the steady 4% average increases recorded in recent years. The 2020 pay bump is also nearly a full point below the U.S. inflation rate, although they are still compensated handsomely. The survey… Read More »

Over 80 percent of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency, study finds

Over 80 percent of 200 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in Spain have vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Vitamin D is a hormone the kidneys produce that controls blood calcium concentration and impacts the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency has been… Read More »

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »