Health and medicine (and occasional Olympics) national correspondent for @TIME . Author of The Stem Cell Hope, How Stem Cell Medicine Can Change Our Lives.
Two doses worked against Delta, but not Omicron
The virus was found in a population of bats in Russia
Moderna and Pfizer are testing mRNA flu shots that target the strains most likely to circulate during the 2022 flu season
The booster dose is the first to target a variant of the COVID-19 virus, but hasn’t been tested in people
But he says he will not retire
The agency is allowing doctors to use a fifth of a normal dose of the Jynneos vaccine
The FDA issued an EUA for the JYNNEOS vaccine to increase vaccine supply by up to five-fold and to expand the population eligible to receive the vaccine.
The antiviral treatment isn’t approved yet for monkeypox in the U.S., but is available under compassionate use
The declaration makes more resources available to combat the disease
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline will dramatically expand the capacity of call centers to answer calls
Americans could get a new version of the shot as early as this fall
The vaccine targets two different strains of SARS-CoV-2
The test has to be done at the doctor’s office, but at home versions are on the way