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Valneva Shares Soar on EU Deal for COVID-19 Vaccine

PARIS (Reuters) – French vaccines company Valneva’s share price jumped more than 20% on Wednesday after it won European Commission approval for a deal under which it would supply up to 60 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate over two years. The eighth such deal by the European Union’s executive body in the fight […]

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What Happened With Head Lice Cases During the Pandemic?

With winter fast-approaching and many kids back to attending school in-person, one small companion is returning to business-as-usual: head lice. These small ectoparasites, which are transmitted through direct hair contact, have not disappeared during the COVID-19 pandemic but have instead continued to spread between people, as they have throughout human history.  Pediculus humanus capitis, commonly […]

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COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Keep Dropping in the US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Statistically, things are looking up for the United States in the coronavirus pandemic. The US reported about 72,000 new COVID-19 cases per day over the last week, a 58% decrease from the average daily case count of September 13, CNBC reported, […]

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Delaying Vaccine Mandate Would Be Big Mistake

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Delaying the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate deadline until after the holidays would be a “big mistake,” Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said on Sunday. Some businesses, including retailers and shipping companies, have pushed back against the upcoming deadline due to potential […]

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Lipid-Modifying Agents to Treat or Prevent COVID-19?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center Work exploring the potential use of lipid-modulating agents for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection is ongoing. A new analysis has identified and reviewed 40 randomized clinical trials (RCTs) investigating the potential use of such agent, including statins, omega-3 fatty […]