Nearly 2million over-50s have yet to first Covid vaccine, despite booster drive kicking off already

Up to 2million over-50s in England have still not had their FIRST Covid vaccine as experts blame complacency and jab hesitancy Unvaccinated Brits have only a few weeks to get both jabs before the end of 2021 and the onset of winter Experts urge vaccine skeptic Brits to come forward ASAP, with it not too… Read More »

Unvaccinated older people leave northern states vulnerable to COVID surge

A Harvard infectious diseases expert says that vaccination rates among the elderly need to be close to 100 percent if another surge of COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths is to be avoided this winter. Stephen Kissler, a research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said the strongest factor in COVID severity is… Read More »

Did we really gain weight during the pandemic?

Many people have been talking about the “COVID 15,” referring to gaining 15 pounds during quarantine. But did people really gain weight? This question intrigued researchers. So they examined patient data from electronic health records. Specifically, they looked at 15 million patients’ weight changes the year prior to the start of the pandemic, and then weight change for one… Read More »

FDA offers best practices for patient-facing alerts on medical device vulnerabilities

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a new best practices document this week to help healthcare actors and government agencies design a communication approach regarding cybersecurity vulnerabilities.    The agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health notes that the document is not a guidance and doesn’t create any regulatory expectations.   Instead, authors “hope… Read More »