Biden to double U.S. global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next year. The stepped-up U.S. commitment is to be the cornerstone of the global vaccination summit Biden is […]

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Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those with Impaired Vision

Listen to This Article To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. During the pandemic, Curtis Chong has avoided the 2-½ hour journey to his grocery store pharmacy — including a round-trip bus ride — to pick up his prescription. Even though Mr. Chong, a retiree in Aurora, Colo., said […]

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F.D.A. advisers must grapple with confounding research on booster shots.

Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Friday must confront a range of bewildering scientific questions before deciding whether to authorize coronavirus vaccine booster shots — and if so, for whom. Three important pieces of research landed just this week. On Monday, in the journal The Lancet, an international team of scientists analyzed dozens of studies and concluded that […]

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More than half of Colorado adults reported anxiety over last year, poll finds

More than half of adult Coloradans reported anxiety or at least one mental health symptom over the last year, according to a new poll taken this summer. About 55% of the people who responded to the Colorado Health Foundation’s annual Pulse Poll said they had experienced anxiety, and 38% said they experienced depression. The poll didn’t use a diagnostic tool, […]

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Aides at U.S. nursing homes were least likely to be vaccinated, a study shows.

Nursing home aides — the staff members who provide the most direct care to residents — were the least likely to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by mid-July, according to a new analysis of U.S. facilities. The study underscores the influence that President Biden’s new federal mandate for all health care workers may have on populations like the elderly […]

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I’m Haunted by Sisters With Sickle Cell: Two Thrived. Two Suffered.

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. As a medical reporter, I regularly write about terrible illnesses and about treatments that can help some, though not most, patients. But the cruel injustice of inequities in access to medical advances in sickle cell disease took my breath away. […]

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Colorado to offer COVID booster shots next week if CDC agrees

Residents of Colorado nursing homes could start getting COVID-19 booster shots as early as next week if federal health officials give the green light, state officials announced Monday. The Biden administration has pushed for third shots for all vaccine-eligible people starting next Monday, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still need […]

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A Medical Career, at a Cost: Infertility

From the start, Dr. Ariela Marshall, a hematologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, proceeded with the conviction that if she worked harder, longer and better, she would succeed. And she did: She graduated as high school valedictorian, attended an elite university and was accepted into a top medical school. But one achievement eluded her: having a baby. She had […]

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Parents of Young Children Desperately Seek Vaccine Trials

Leng Vong Reiff had just received her second dose of a Covid vaccine and thought guiltily of her two young, unvaccinated sons. So she began banging away at her keyboard. Like countless parents across the nation, she was searching for vaccine clinical trials for children. She managed to find one, applied and got a call back. “They said that a […]

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