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Doctors Grow Increasingly Frustrated Over COVID-19 Denial

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 patient’s health was deteriorating quickly at a Michigan hospital, but he was having none of the doctor’s diagnosis. Despite dangerously low oxygen levels, the unvaccinated man didn’t think he was that sick and got so irate over a hospital […]

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Antivaxxers Gargling With the Antiseptic Betadine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The idea that gargling with the common antiseptic Betadine will prevent COVID-19 is finding a home in corners of social media, but there’s no evidence it works. Even the manufacturer says so. Betadine, the brand name for povidone-iodine, is a topical […]

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Hospital Pauses Baby Deliveries as Workers Quit Over Vaccines

Lewis County Health System in upstate New York announced Friday that it will pause maternity and delivery services this month due to staffing shortages after some employees quit rather than get a COVID-19 vaccine. The health system is seeing employee resignations due to the state’s vaccine mandate, and some essential services are at risk, according to NBC […]

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Germany Recommends COVID-19 Vaccinations for Pregnant Women

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s vaccine oversight body on Friday recommended that women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be vaccinated against COVID-19 with an mRNA-based shot. The Permanent Vaccination Commission (STIKO) advises that women should receive two shots from the second trimester of pregnancy, according to guidance posted on the website of the Robert Koch Institute […]

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Biden Vaccine Mandate Rule Could Be Ready Within Weeks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sept. 10, 2021 — The White House filled in more details Friday of its newly announced plans to blunt the impact of COVID-19 in the U.S. The emergency rule ordering large employers to require COVID-19 vaccines or weekly tests for their […]

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Vaccines Cut Risk of Long COVID by Half, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study from the United Kingdom shows that fully vaccinated people greatly reduce their chances of breakthrough infections and serious illness from coronavirus, including long COVID. The study, published Wednesday in Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal, said that only 0.5% of […]