COVID-19 Resource Center Archive

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May 19, 2022
U.S. Set to Extend COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Past July FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots for Children Ages 5 to 11 FDA Authorizes First Non-Prescription Test for COVID-19, Flu, RSV
May 12, 2022
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Increase in 38 States
April 28, 2022
U.S. Hospitals Struggle to Absorb Pandemic-Era Rising Costs CDC Says COVID-19 Was Third Leading Cause of U.S. Deaths Last Year
March 31, 2022
Employers and Providers Fight Over COVID-19 Testing Costs
March 23, 2022
CDC: Vaccines Remained Highly Effective at Preventing Serious Illness and Death During Omicron Surge Moderna Seeks FDA Authorization for Fourth Dose of COVID-19 Shot The BA.2 COVID-19 Variant: What to Know about this Omicron Strain in the U.S.
New Research Shows Higher Risk of Developing Diabetes after COVID-19 Infection COVID-19 of Any Severity May Lead to Long-Term Small Airways Disease
March 16, 2022
TSA Travel Mask Mandate Extended to April 18 U.S. Records Lowest Average Number of COVID-19 Cases Since July U.S. Sewer Data Warns of a New Bump in COVID-19 Cases After Lull
Lasting Depression and Anxiety Can Follow Severe Case of COVID-19 COVID-19 Cases in Other Countries Are Rising. How Worried Should the U.S. Be? (Subscription) Returning to Their Offices, Some Dread a Return to the Workplace Culture
March 9, 2022
CDC Numbers Show More Than 90 Percent of People in the U.S. Can Ditch Masks You Can Now Order More No-Cost COVID-19 Tests from the Federal Government Ordering Is Underway for COVID-19 Test-to-Treat Program’s Antiviral Drugs
CDC Study Shows Masks in Schools Did Help Protect Children from COVID-19 Even Mild COVID-19 Can Cause Subtle Brain Damage, For How Long Isn’t Known Omicron Strain Is 40 Percent Deadlier Than Seasonal Flu, Study Finds
Study: Spending Time Outdoors Lessened Pandemic Anxiety, Depression
March 2, 2022
New CDC Guidance Changes Mask Recommendation Criteria Focuses on Living with the Virus Biden Announces COVID-19 Antiviral Treatment Program CDC Estimate: Nearly Twice as Many Had COVID-19 Than U.S. Case Counts Reveal
Several Common Rapid Antigen Tests Work Well for Omicron According to a New Study Vaccine Protected Kids from Severe COVID-19 Even During Omicron COVID-19 Subvariants Not Expected to Slow Progress Against Pandemic
February 23, 2022
Biden Will Extend U.S. National Emergency Due to COVID-19 Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge to Main Vaccine Mandate New Vaccine Shows 100 Percent Efficacy Against Severe Disease, Hospitalization
Maternal Vaccination Protects Babies from COVID-19 Hospitalization COVID Vaccines Offer Lasting Protection Against Reinfection, Studies Find As BA.2 Subvariant of Omicron Rises, Lab Studies Point to Signs of Severity
FDA Examines Possibility of Second COVID-19 Booster Dose
February 16, 2022
CDC: COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Down in U.S. Companies Revert to More Normal Operations as COVID-19 Wanes FDA Delays Review of COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Under Age 5
Prior Infection Less Protective Against Omicron, Study Finds COVID-19 Booster Effectiveness Wanes but Remains Strong Novavax Says Protein Vaccine Works for Kids as Young as 12
COVID-19 Takes Serious Toll on Heart Health – A Full Year After Recovery
February 9, 2022
U.S. COVID-19 Cases Continue Steep Decline Iowa Governor Ending COVID Public Health Emergency February 15 CVS, Walgreens Remove Limits on At-Home COVID-19 Tests
CDC Will Ramp Up Wastewater Monitoring Program to Track COVID-19 Imaging Shows Post-Vaccine Breakthrough COVID-19 Less Severe Omicron Strain Much Less Likely to Cause Severe Outcomes, Study Finds
February 2, 2022
Omicron Now 99.9% Dominant Variant, Causes More Daily Deaths Than Delta “Stealth” Omicron Variant Spreading Across U.S., but Vaccines Can Fight It, Data Show CDC: COVID-19 Boosters Offer Best Protection Against Disease
FDA Grants Moderna’s Vaccine Full Approval Novavax Applies for FDA Authorization of Its Protein-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Study: Pulse Oximeter Readings Unreliable Indicator of COVID-19 Severity
January 26, 2022
Some Employers Plan to Keep Vaccine Mandate after Supreme Court Ruling Phone Line Launched for Free COVID-19 Test Orders Booster Shorts Are Instrumental in Protecting Against Omicron, New CDC Data Suggest
Pharmacy Chains Begin Distributing N95 Masks FDA Extends Use of Treatment for COVID-19 Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Disease FDA Halts Use of Antibody Drugs that Don’t Work Against Omicron
WHO: Global Conditions Perfect for More COVID-19 Variants to Emerge
January 19, 2022
HHS Extends COVID-19 Health Emergency until April 16 American Can Now Get Free Rapid COVID-19 Tests Sent Directly to Homes CDC Advises N95s as Best Masks Against Coronavirus
Biden Administration Will Distribute 400 Million N95 Masks at No Charge More Than 30 Million Families Lost Child Tax Credit Checks Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers Now Enforceable in All States
January 12, 2022
A Portion of U.S. Vaccine Rules for Businesses Take Effect CDC Now Recommends that People Stay “Up to Date” with COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Vaccinated Americans without Risk Factors Immune to Worst of Virus, CDC Study Shows
CDC Study Shows No Link Between COVID-19 Vaccine and Pre-Term Births Omicron Evades Immunity Better Than Delta, Danish Study Finds
January 5, 2022
Supreme Court Will Hold Special Session on Vaccine Mandates Analysis: COVID-19 Costs Employers Nearly $1 Billion Per Week CDC Recommends Shorter COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine
CDC Recommits to Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines without Tests Virus Leaves Antibodies that May Attack Healthy Tissues Omicron Infections Seem to Be Milder, Three Research Teams Report
Army Develops COVID-19 Vaccine that May Provide Protection Against All Variants
December 22, 2021
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Reinstates OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS for Employers Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Health Worker Vaccine Mandate in Half of U.S. Justice Department Asks High Court to Allow Vaccine Mandate
Boeing Joins Other Federal Contractors in Dropping Its Vaccine Mandate The Omicron Variant Is Now Dominant in the U.S. Biden Unveils Plans to Combat Surge in Omicron Cases
Pfizer’s COVID-19 Pill Authorized in U.S.
December 15, 2021
COVID-19 May Qualify as Disability Under ADA, EEOC Says More Than 40 Percent of People with COVID-19 Never Show Symptoms, Study Finds Fully Vaccinated Account for Most Omicron Cases So Far
Omicron Can Likely Outcompete Delta, Which Would Worsen COVID-19 in U.S. Pfizer’s COVID-19 Pill Works Well, Company Confirms in Clinical Trial Analysis Coronavirus Attacks Fat Tissue, Scientists Find
December 8, 2021
Judge Halts Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors Nationwide U.S. Plans to Fast-Track Revamped COVID-19 Vaccines New York City Sets December 27 Vaccine Mandate for All Private Employers
Real-World Data Shows Moderna Vaccine Highly Effective COVID-19 Is Not Endemic Yet, and May Not Be for a Long Time
December 2, 2021
Federal Judge Blocks COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers across U.S.A. WHO: Omicron Variant Poses Very High Global Risk, World Must Prepare CDC Expands Booster Recommendations Because of Omicron Variant
Drugmakers Test Vaccines Against Omicron Variant Moderna Says an Omicron Variant Vaccine Could Be Ready in Early 2022 FDA: Merck’s COVID-19 Pill Is Effective, Experts Will Review Its Safety
November 17, 2021
Sixth Circuit Wins Lottery to Hear Vaccine Mandate Challenge, OSHA Pauses Enforcement Activity Should Employers Keep Preparing for the COVID-19 ETS? FDA Recalling 2 Million Ellume At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Because of False Positives
Pfizer Seeks FDA Approval for COVID-19 Pill Study Shows Cancer Patients Can Safely Receive COVID-19 Vaccines
November 11, 2021
OSHA Issues COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard
November 10, 2021
Webinar: OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS and the Legal Challenges – What’s an Employer to Do? Pfizer-BioNTech Asks FDA to Expand Booster Eligibility to All Adults Regeneron’s Antibody Drug Cocktail Shows Protection for Up to Eight Months
Pfizer Pill for COVID-19 Treatment Shows Dramatic Benefit in Major Study Survey Reveals Entrenched U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
October 27, 2021
CDC Gives Green Light to Moderna and J&J Boosters, Plus Mix-and-Match Strategy CDC Says Some Immunocompromised People Can Get Fourth COVID Shot FDA Panel Recommended Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccinations, Here’s What Happens Next
Tyson Foods Mandate Led 96 Percent of Workers to Get Vaccine COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Are Surviving Nearly All Court Challenges COVID-19 Cases Falling, But Trouble Signs Arise as Winter Looms
October 20, 2021
FDA Panel Recommends Moderna and J&J Boosters: Here’s What Happens Next White House Details Plan to Roll Out COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 5 – 11 “Mix and Match” COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Are Effective, NIH Study Finds
FDA Unlikely to Rule on Merck’s COVID-19 Pill Before December
October 13, 2021
FDA, CDC Panels Meet on Moderna, J&J Boosters Employer Vaccine Mandate a Step Closer to Reality as OSHA Submits Rule Text to OMB Texas Ban on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates May Be Trumped by Federal Law, Could Cause Uncertainty
Merck Seeks Emergency Use Authorization for Pill to Treat COVID-19 More than 140,000 U.S. Children Lost a Primary or Secondary Caregiver Due to COVID-19
October 6, 2021
CDC Urgently Recommends COVID-19 Vaccination for Those Pregnant or Breastfeeding COVID-19 Antibody Tests Won’t Tell You What You Want to Know U.S. Unveils Guidance for Federal Workers’ Vaccine Mandate, Exemptions
Study: New Antiviral Pill Effective in Treating COVID-19 Data from NIH Mix-and-Match COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Trials Ready Soon FDA Sets Key Meetings on Boosters, Pediatric Vaccines
September 29, 2021
CDC Backs COVID-19 Boosters for Those at Higher Risk FDA Expands EUA for Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail Pfizer Submits Data for FDA, Seeking Use Its COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5 – 11
CDC: COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Increase Risk of Miscarriage or Birth Defects COVID-19 Pandemic Cut Life Expectancy by Most Since World War Two
September 27, 2021
Tackling Telework and Workers’ Compensation Claims
September 22, 2021
FDA Advisers Back COVID-19 Boosters Only for Elderly or High-Risk Individuals CDC: Moderna’s Vaccine Is the Most Effective, Pfizer and J&J Also Protect Well Pfizer Says Its Vaccine Is Safe and Highly Effective in 5- to 11- Year-Olds
Two-Dose Version of J&J Shot Is 94 Percent Effective Against COVID-19, Study Finds Biden Bets on Rapid COVID-19 Tests, But They Can Be Hard to Find
September 15, 2021
Feds to Require Many Employers Mandate Coronavirus Vaccine CDC Approves Getting a COVID-19 Vaccination and Flu Shot at the Same Time U.S. Data Show Child COVID-19 Cases Rising Exponentially
Medicare Spends 150 Times More for COVID-19 Hospitalization Than Vaccination Fauci on COVID-19: U.S. Lacking “Modestly Good Control” Over Pandemic Most People Don’t Need COVID-19 Vaccine Booster, Scientists Say
September 8, 2021
New Infections Are Up 316 Percent from Last Labor Day Study: Youth COVID-19 Hospitalization Rates Rising Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Not Tied to Serious Side Effects
Post-Vaccination COVID-19 Infections Less Likely to Lead to Long COVID, Study Suggests
September 1, 2021
COVID-19 Hospitalizations at Highest Level Since January Study: Recovering from COVID-19 Doesn’t Guarantee Antibodies or Confer Immunity to Re-Infection Half of U.S. Workers Favor Employee Shot Mandate
Delta Variant Tied to Higher Transmissibility and Hospitalization Risk 1 in 5 People with COVID-19 Transmits Virus in Home Heart Problems More Common after COVID-19 than after Vaccination, Study Finds
Moderna Completes Request for Full FDA Approval of Its COVID-19 Vaccine
August 25, 2021
FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine FDA Approval Prompts Vaccine Mandates from Many Employers NIH Director: Vaccine Approval for Kids Unlikely Before Late 2021
Vaccines’ Protection Waning Against Infection, but Not Hospitalization, CDC Studies Suggest Vaccine Booster Review Postponed by CDC as Debate Swirls Over Third Shot OSHA Recommends Masks for Many Vaccinated Workers
August 18, 2021
U.S. Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters at 8 Months Surge in New COVID-19 Cases Amid Delta Spread “Going Very Steeply Upward” As Demand Surges in the U.S., Counties Reopen Virus Testing Sites
Supreme Court Justice Won’t Block College Vaccine Mandate
August 11, 2021
Vaccine Mandates Growing in Corporate America as Delta Variant Spurs Action CDC Endorses COVID-19 Vaccinations for Pregnant People CDC: Vaccine Reduces Reinfection Risk After COVID-19
Booster Shots for the Immunocompromised Expected to Be Authorized Soon Early Signs COVID-19 Vaccines May Not Stop Delta Transmission, England Says
August 4, 2021
CDC Says Seven-Day Average of Daily U.S. COVID-19 Cases Surpassed Last Summer’s Peak CDC Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpox CDC: Serious Breakthrough COVID-19 Is Extremely Rare
FDA Plans to Give Final Approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine by Early September CDC Now Says Fully Vaccinated People Should Get Tested After Exposure Even If They’re Asymptomatic FDA Authorizes Antibody Treatment to Prevent COVID-19 After Exposure
July 28, 2021
Moderna Expands Child Vaccine Trial to Get More Safety Data U.S. Buys 200 Million More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses from Pfizer Pfizer, AstraZeneca Vaccines Effective Against Delta Variant
CDC Reverses Mask Policy: Fully Vaccinated People and Kids Should Wear Them Indoors CDC Forecasts Increasing Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths Over Next Four Weeks
July 21, 2021
New Infections Rising in Every State, Hospitalizations Also Surge COVID-19 National Public Health Emergency Extended Through October 17 FDA Grants Priority Review to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Masks in Schools for Everyone
July 14, 2021
Most Fully Vaccinated People Who Get Delta Infections Are Asymptomatic, WHO Says U.S. COVID-19 Cases Rising Again, Doubling Over the Past Three Weeks Fully Vaccinated Don’t Need COVID-19 Boosters at This Time, U.S. Agencies Say
CDC Urges Schools to Reopen Fully in the Fall
July 7, 2021
States Report Increase in COVID-19 Cases Over Holiday Delta Variant Accounts for 51.7 Percent of U.S. COVID-19 Cases Studies Show Vaccines Are Effective Against Delta Variant
Vaccinated People Who Get Infected Carry Less COVID-19 Virus, CDC Researchers Say COVID-19 Drops to Seventh Leading Cause of U.S. Deaths
June 30, 2021
ACIP: No COVID-19 Boosters Needed Yet for General Public Nearly All COVID-19 Deaths in the U.S. Are Among the Unvaccinated MRNA Vaccines May Protect for Years – with One Big Caveat, Study Finds
June 23, 2021
U.S. Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots CDC Study: COVID-19 Vaccinations for Younger Americans Lagging Behind Older Adults World Health Organization: Children Should Not Be Vaccinated for the Moment
U.S. Will Invest $3 Billion in Coronavirus Antiviral Program Walmart Debuts Online COVID-19 Vaccine Record
June 16, 2021
OSHA Updates Guidance for Mitigating, Preventing COVID-19 Spread in the Workplace Amazon Has Made Its COVID-19 Test Available Online to Consumers Study Finds Health Problems Can Persist Long after COVID-19 Infection, Even Among the Asymptomatic
Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine: How It Works and Other Things You Should Know CDC Designates Coronavirus Delta Variant as a “Variant of Concern”
June 14, 2021
All Aboard: The Impending Return to the Office
June 6, 2021
Administration to Revive OSHA’s Stalled Infectious Disease Rulemaking Vaccine Protection May Diminish Need for Yearly Boosters Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Safe, Effective for Adolescents
In the U.S., Vaccines for the Youngest Are Expected This Fall
June 3, 2021
Back into the Wild
June 2, 2021
Employers Can Offer Incentives, Require COVID-19 Vaccine Under Federal Law, New Guidance States The CDC Revises Its Summer Camp Guidance, Easing Restrictions Moderna Applies for Full FDA Approval for Its COVID-19 Vaccine
WHO Gives Virus Variants New Names, Drawing from Greek Alphabet
May 28, 2021
Immunity to the Coronavirus May Persist for Years, Scientists Find Study Underscores Value of Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose FDA Authorizes Another Antibody Treatment for High-Risk COVID-19 Patients
Poll Shows Vaccine Myths Are Persisting Among Unvaccinated
May 26, 2021
Immune System Has Long-Term Defenses after Mild COVID-19 COVID-19 Testing’s Value Shrinks as Vaccines Beat Back Virus Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is Effective in Teens, Plans to Seek FDA OK
Mask Use, Ventilation Curb COVID-19 in Schools
May 24, 2021
U.S. COVID-19 Cases Hit Lowest Level Since June 2020 Half of U.S. States Have Fully Vaccinated at Least 50 Percent of Adults U.K. Research: AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines “Highly Effective” Against Variants
Pfizer Starts Another COVID-19 Booster Trial (Subscription Required)
May 21, 2021
Study: Vaccinations Dramatically Reduce Rate of New Infections in Nursing Homes COVID-19 Booster Shot Will Likely Be Needed within a Year of Vaccination Scientists from Australia and U.S. Develop New Antiviral Therapy with 99.99 Percent Efficacy Against COVID-19
Fauci: If 70 Percent of Americans Get Vaccinated, U.S. Can Avoid a Fall Surge
May 19, 2021
OSHA to Review Safety Guidance, Directs Employers to Follow CDC Mask Update COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Underway for Kids 5 and Younger Pfizer Produce Much Stronger Protection If Doses Months Apart: Study
May 17, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccines 94 Percent Effective Among Healthcare Workers in Real-World Conditions CDC Director Says Mask Turnaround Based Solely on Science CDC Says Schools Should Still Universally Require Masks and Physical Distancing
Most Kids with COVID-19 Do Not Develop a Fever, Study Finds
May 14, 2021
TCDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Largely Ditch Masks, End Physical Distancing CDC Panel Recommends Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for 12- to 15- Years-Olds Fauci: We Should Be Encouraging Kids to Get Vaccinated, but Requiring It Is “Debatable”
May 12, 2021
FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Children Ages 12-15 Most Unvaccinated U.S. Adults Don’t Want the Shot Novavax Delays Timelines for COVID-19 Vaccine Regulatory Filings, Production
Is It COVID-19 or the Flu? New Combo Tests Can Offer an Answer
May 10, 2021
Government Officials Scramble to Get Doctors’ Help with Lagging Vaccination Effort WHO Classifies Variant from India as Global Health Risk, “Variant of Concern” COVID-19 Restriction Guidance Could Ease as More Americans Get Vaccinated
Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is 96 Percent Effective in Teens
May 7, 2021
CVS Drugstores Now Offering Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccinations Pfizer Vaccine Highly Effective Against Two Variants, Studies Say Moderna Says Its Vaccine Booster Works Well Against Variants
May 5, 2021
Can a Fraternal Affiliation Help Members Survive a Pandemic? CVS Health Expands to Employer-Based COVID-19 Clinics in Bid to Reach “Moveable Middle” Biden Aims to Vaccinate 70 Percent of Americans Adults by July 4
FDA to Consider Authorization of Pfizer Vaccine for Children Here Is Why India’s COVID-19 Outbreak Is a Danger to the World
May 3, 2021
TSA Extends Mask Requirement for Planes, Buses, Trains Until September 13 Study Finds Low Rate of Mom-to-Baby COVID-19 Spread, Effect on Infants Reaching Herd Immunity Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe
April 30, 2021
Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines 94 Percent Effective at Preventing Hospitalizations in Elderly, CDC Study Shows CDC: More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Received at Least One Vaccine Dose CDC May Continue to Ease COVID-19 Guidelines
April 28, 2021
CDC Eases Outdoor Mask Guidance U.S. to Share AstraZeneca Doses with Other Nations after Safety Review Deadline for Real ID for Air Travel Pushed Back Because of Pandemic
April 26, 2021
U.S. Resumes Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine, Clearing Way for States CDC Issues New Guidance for Summer Camps MIT Study Challenges Indoor Social Distancing, Finds “No Difference Between 6 Feet and 60 Feet”
April 23, 2021
New Data Reassuring for COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy How Long Does COVID-19 Vaccine Protection Last? Study: B.1.1.7 Variant 45 Percent More Transmissible Than Wild-Type COVID-19
India Records World’s Biggest Single-Day Count in Coronavirus Cases New Study Shows Why Vaccinating Everyone Against COVID-19 Is Essential
April 21, 2021
No-Prescription, Rapid COVID-19 Home Tests to Be Sold at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart Starting This Week COVID-19 Lessons for the U.S. from Three Countries with Rapid Vaccination Rollouts (Subscription Required) J&J to Resume Its Vaccine Rollout in Europe
Most Americans Say U.S. Should Donate Vaccines to Other Countries
April 19, 2021
White House Details $1.7 Billion Plan to Enhance Virus Variant Tracking Half of U.S. Adults Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Shot Adults in All U.S. States Now Eligible for Vaccination
April 16, 2021
CDC Panel Says More Time Needed to Assess Data on J&J Vaccine Pause U.S. Preparing for One-Year COVID-19 Booster Shots Vaccine Hesitancy Down in U.S., But 15 Percent Are Still Reluctant
New Coronavirus Cases Are Rising in Half the Country
April 14, 2021
U.S. Recommends ‘Pause’ for J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Use After Rare Blood Clot Cases White House: U.S. Has More Than Enough Supply of COVID-19 Vaccine New Data Shows Moderna COVID Vaccine Is More Than 90 Percent Effective Six Months After Second Shot
Virus Surging in Northeast and Upper Midwest, Other Regions Largely Keeping It at Bay
April 12, 2021
Pfizer-BioNTech Request Expanded Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine for Ages 12-15 Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Will Be Scarce in Near Term Regeneron to Request FDA Authorization for Antibody Drug as Preventative Treatment for COVID-19
April 9, 2021
Hospitals Are Seeing More Young Adults with Severe COVID-19 Symptoms, U.K. Variant Now Dominant Strain in U.S., CDC Says One-Third of COVID-19 Survivors Affected by Neurological or Psychiatric Disorders U.S. Suicides Dropped Last Year, Defying Pandemic Expectations
April 7, 2021
CDC Updates Guidance on Disinfectants vs. Soap to Stop COVID-19’s Spread on Surfaces Biden Makes All Adults Eligible for a Vaccine on April 19 Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Lasts at Least Six Months, Study Finds
April 5, 2021
CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Travel at Low Risk to Themselves Can I Still Spread the Coronavirus after I’m Vaccinated? Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe During Pregnancy and May Protect Baby Too
Johnson & Johnson Expands COVID Vaccine Trial to Include Adolescents
April 2, 2021
CDC Provides Easter Coronavirus Guidance, Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Gather without Masks Clinical Trial Suggests Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Highly Effective in 12-15 Year Olds Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Effective after Six Months
FDA Approves Two More Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests Testing Declines May Be Masking Real Spread of Virus in Parts of U.S.
March 31, 2021
Poll: 61 Percent of Americans Have Been Vaccinated or Intend to Be CDC Study Finds Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Are 90 Percent Effective After Two Doses in Real-World Conditions Governors Ignore Biden’s Latest Plea on Mask Mandates
World Leaders Unite to Call for Pandemic Treaty, Saying “No One Is Safe Until We Are All Safe”
March 29, 2021
Messenger RNA Vaccines Lower Risk for Asymptomatic Infection, Study Finds Six States Open Vaccination to All Adults Starting March 29, New Cases Increase Eleven Million New Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Due This Week
Pfizer Begins Testing Its Vaccine in Children Amazon Is Granted Authorization for Its Own COVID-19 Test
March 26, 2021
AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine 76 Percent Effective, Not 79 Percent, Updated Data Shows Vaccine Manufacturing Output Expected to Have Tripled from February to March CDC Website Summarizes Virus Variants
March 24, 2021
COVID Infections Among Vaccinated People Are Very Rare Regeneron Antibody Cocktail Cuts Hospitalization Rate by 70 Percent Vitamin D May Prevent COVID, Especially in Black Patients
U.S.: AstraZeneca Results May Have Included Outdated Information
March 22, 2021
CDC Says Distancing Three Feet in Elementary Schools with Masks is OK AstraZeneca Vaccine Found to Be Safe and Highly Effective in U.S. Trial CDC Survey Shows Remote Learning in Pandemic Strains Children, Parents
March 19, 2021
U.S. to Ramp Up COVID-19 Screening in Schools as Part of $12 Billion Testing Effort U.S. to Send AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses to Mexico and Canada UK, EU Clear AstraZeneca Vaccine for Use
Poll Finds Increasing Vaccination Interest, Support for Workplace Vaccination Requirements
March 17, 2021
CDC Says Employers with Large On-Site Workforce Can Set Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Face Mask Standard in Workplaces Misses President’s Deadline Novavax COVID Vaccine Is Highly Effective in U.K. Trial, Drugmaker Says
Moderna Begins Testing on Refrigerator-Stable COVID-19 Vaccine Trump Recommends COVID-19 Vaccines
March 15, 2021
CDC Updates Coronavirus Guidance for Child Care Centers The Vaccines Are Working. That’s Why We Shouldn’t Panic about Variants Facebook Label All Posts about COVID-19 Vaccines
March 12, 2021
CDC: COVID-19 Pushed U.S. Mortality Rate Up 15 Percent in 2020 70 Percent of Employees Want COVID-19 Vaccine Required to Return to Offices, Survey Shows President Announces Plan to Secure Another 100 Million Doses of J&J Vaccine
March 10, 2021
CDC Director: Next Two Months Will Be Critical in COVID-19 Fight Virus Variant First Identified in the U.K. Likely More Infectious Than Original Eli Lilly’s Combo Therapy for COVID-19 Cuts Serious Illness and Death in Large Study
CDC Study: Obesity Tied to COVID-19 Hospitalization, Death Risk
March 8, 2021
Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Have Small Gatherings Indoors with Other Vaccinated People, CDC Says Coronavirus Mask Mandates Linked to Decline in Cases, Deaths: CDC Report FDA Authorizes New Test, Built with Machine Learning to Detect Past COVID-19 Infections
One-Third of Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19 Need ICU Care, Study Finds
March 3, 2021
CDC Urges States Not to Relax COVID-19 Restrictions Democratic Leaders Criticize Biden’s Administration’s “Outmoded” Guidance on Aerosol COVID-19 Spread WHO: “Premature,” “Unrealistic” to Think COVID-19 Will End Soon
CDC’s Draft Guidelines for Vaccinate Americans Call for Small Steps Toward Normal Life
March 1, 2021
U.S. Begins Rollout of Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine Fauci Says All Three COVID-19 Vaccines Highly Effective, Urges People to Take Shot Most Available Studies Finds that One Pfizer Vaccine Dose Offers Robust Protection for Those Who Have Had COVID-19
CDC Study Finds Nursing Home Residents Who Appear to Have Recovered from COVID-19 Were Reinfected with an Even Worse Case
February 26, 2021
Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Doesn’t Need Ultra-Cold Storage, FDA Says CDC Launches VaccineFinder Tool to Locate COVID-19 Vaccine Providers Why COVID-19 Vaccines Remain in Short Supply
Variants Cause Pfizer and Moderna to Investigate Third Vaccine Shots
February 24, 2021
FDA Says Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Meets Requirements for Emergency Use Authorization White House Announces Another Increase to Weekly Vaccine Shipments to States “Real-World” U.K. Data Shows 70 Percent Decline in COVID-19 Infections After First Pfizer Shot
COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Pledge Massive Supply Increase FDA Says Vaccines Adapted for New Variants Won’t Need Lengthy Clinical Trials
February 22, 2021
How’s Your COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Strategy Going? Why This Week’s FDA Meeting on J&J’s Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Important Pfizer Files to Ease COVID-19 Vaccine Temperature Storage Requirements
Experts Warn Against COVID-19 Variants as States Reopen
February 19, 2021
CDC Reports that Vaccines Are Quite Safe, Side Effects Are Rare Studies Suggest Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Can Protect Against Coronavirus Variant Pfizer’s Vaccine Works Well AFter One Dose, Doesn’t Always Need Ultracold Storage
CDC Says U.S. Life Expectancy Decreased by a Year Due to Pandemic
February 17, 2021
White House Says It Will Send 13.5 Million Vaccine Doses per Week to States WHO: Recovered COVID-19 Patients Have Been Reinfected with New Virus Variants COVID-19 Bill Would Scale Up Ability to Spot Virus Mutations
COVID-19 Shots Might Be Tweaked If Variants Get Worse
February 16, 2021
CDC Urges Reopening Schools, Sets New Guidelines for Doing So Arthritis Drug Cuts Deaths in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients, Major Study Finds States Expanding Vaccine Access, But Supply Remains Limited
February 12, 2021
Vaccine Rollout Is Improving in Every State, but Still Hindered by Supply CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Skip Quarantines Seeing Others Vaccinated May Be the Best Cure for Vaccine Hesitancy
February 10, 2021
CDC Says Tight-Fit Masks or Double Masking Increases Protection Lilly COVID-19 Antibody Combination Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization Study: Pfizer’s Vaccine Neutralizes COVID-19 Variants
Vaccine Hesitancy vs. Vaccine Refusal: There’s a Difference
February 8, 2021
Should You Require Employees to Vaccinate Against COVID-19? Kroger to Pay $100 to Workers Who Get COVID-19 Vaccination Study: U.K. Variant Spreading Fast in the U.S.
U.S. Plans to Boost J&J Vaccine, Home Test, Surgical Glove Production
February 5, 2021
Johnson & Johnson Asks FDA for Emergency Use Authorization of Its Vaccine Candidate Evidence Builds that Pregnant Women Pass COVID-19 Antibodies to Newborns COVID-19 Antibodies Remain Six Months After Infection, Study Shows (Subscription Required)
Britain Trial to Test Combining Pfizer and AstraZeneca Vaccines in Two-Shot Regimen
February 3, 2021
U.S. Will Ship COVID-19 Vaccines Directly to Pharmacies AstraZeneca Vaccine Appears to Substantially Reduce Virus Transmission New Diabetes Cases Linked to COVID-19
February 1, 2021
I Received the COVID-19 Vaccination! CDC Orders Federal Transportation Mask Mandate Effective February 1 The Vaccine News Continues to Be Better Than Many People Realize
FDA Developing Process for Vaccine Updates U.S. Strikes $230 Million Deal for Over the Counter COVID-19 Tests
January 29, 2021
CDC: Low Rate of Allergic Reactions to Coronavirus Vaccines Poll: Nearly Half of American Adults Now Want the Vaccine – ASAP CDC Makes the Case for Schools Reopening
Novavax’s Vaccine Works Well, Except on the Variant First Found in South Africa Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Candidate Offers Strong Protection, But Fuels Concern about Variants
January 27, 2021
Employers Can Mandate the Coronavirus Vaccine, But Should They? States Can’t Buy COVID-19 Vaccine Directly from Manufacturers Moderna Working on Booster Shots for South African Variant
Pfizer Working on Booster Shot to Protect Against Coronavirus Variants Johnson & Johnson on Track for 100 Million Vaccine Doses by End of June, Bolstering U.S. Supply
January 25, 2021
CDC Steps Up COVID-19 Variant Tracking Moderna Says Its Vaccine Provokes a Weaker Response Against the South African Variant Walmart Expands Coronavirus Vaccine Operation
January 22, 2021
Biden’s COVID-19 Plan: Masks, Testing, More Vaccine Supplies Fauci: COVID-19 Vaccine Hinders Virus Mutations Monoclonal Antibody Treatment by Eli Lilly Found to Cut Risk of Serious COVID-19, Drugmaker Reports
New Poll Reveals Most Effective Language to Improve Vaccine Acceptance
January 20, 2021
Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates Than White Americans Men More Vulnerable to COVID-19 Complications, Death Than Women Moderna Says It’s Investigating Reported Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine
January 15, 2021
Instacart, Dollar General, Others Push Incentives to Get Workers Vaccinated CDC Suggests Transmission Risk Lower at Elementary Schools Than High Schools U.S. Unemployment Claims Rise as Coronavirus Weighs on Economy (Subscription Required)
Data Fuel Debate on Whether Johnson & Johnson’s One-Dose Vaccine Will Be Enough
January 13, 2021
CDC Says 9 Million Americans Have Received First Vaccination as States Scramble Administration Urges States to Open Vaccination to All Those Over 65 Recovered Coronavirus Patients Should Still Get the Vaccine, Experts Say
January 11, 2021
CDC Issues Clarifying Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccinations Three Studies Highlight Low COVID Risk for In-Person School WHO Panel Approves Delaying Time Between Coronavirus
January 8, 2021
More Than 50 Percent of COVID-19 Cases Spread by Asymptomatic People Surgeon General Tells States Not to Let Priority Guidelines Slow Vaccinations U.S. Far from Herd Immunity Despite High COVID-19 Cases
January 7, 2021
COVID-19: Disinfecting Your Business without Breaking the Bank
January 6, 2021
FDA Warns Health Officials Not to Mess with COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Schedule Moderna to Add 100 Million Doses to Vaccine Supply This Year Two Studies Find that COVID-19 Antibodies Last Eight Months
January 4, 2021
CDC Provides Updates on Vaccine Distribution Scientists Debate Holding Back Second Vaccine Dose No Mom-to-Baby Virus Spread Noted in Late-Pregnancy COVID-19
December 21, 2020
Surprise Medical Bill Prevention, $900 Billion Aid Included in Year-End Legislative Package First Shipments of Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Begin Distribution in the U.S. Older People, Some Essential Workers Should Get Vaccines Next, CDC Panel Says
J&J Enrolls about 45,000 Participants for Late-Stage Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
December 18, 2020
FDA Panel Endorses Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine FDA Says Pfizer Vaccine Vials Hold Extra Doses, Expanding Supply FDA Clears a New Abbott Home Test to Detect the Coronavirus
December 16, 2020
FDA Staff Endorses Emergency Use of Moderna’s Vaccine in Critical Step Toward Approval Administration to Purchase Another 100 Million Doses of Moderna Vaccine FDA Authorizes Nation’s First At-Home, Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test
Getting Vaccines to People Will Cost States Billions They Don’t Have (Subscription Required)
December 14, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Begin in Historic U.S. Effort CDC Says People with History of Severe Allergic Reactions Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine Operation Warp Speed’s Top Scientist Says Moderna Vaccine Will “Likely” Be Approved this Week
December 11, 2020
FDA Advisory Panel Gives Green Light to Pfizer Vaccine J&J Cuts Size of Coronavirus Vaccine Study Due to Prevalence of Disease Kids Likely Not Driving Household COVID-19 Outbreaks
Moderna Begins Study of COVID-19 Vaccine in Adolescents LabCorp Receives Approval for the Industry’s First Over-the-Counter Home COVID-19 Test (Registration Required)
December 9, 2020
Pfizer Vaccine Moves Closer to Getting the OK in the U.S. Health Care Access Issues, Not Comorbidities, Drive Racial COVID-19 Disparities Health Officials Warn Americans Not to Let Their Guard Down
December 7, 2020
Can an Employer Require a COVID-19 Vaccine for Employees to Go to Work? CDC Urges Americans to Wear Face Masks Outside the Home Moderna Plans to Begin Testing Its Coronavirus Vaccine in Children
December 4, 2020
Operation Warp Speed Pushing to Vaccinate 100 Million Against COVID-19 by End of February Coronavirus Vaccine May Be Free, But You Could Still See a Bill Cancer Patients May Shed Viable COVID-19 Virus for Two Months
Study: Low Risk of Pregnancy Complications from COVID-19
December 2, 2020
CDC Panels Says Health Workers and Long-Term Care Residents Should Get Vaccine First CDC Shortens Quarantine Periods, Adds Travel-Related Testing Recommendations COVID-19 Appears Most Contagious Starting Two Days Before Symptom Onset
Coronavirus Likely in U.S. in Mid-December 2019, CDC Scientists Report
November 30, 2020
Moderna to Request EUA After Vaccine final Results Show 94 Percent Efficacy Azar: Governors to Decide Who Gets Vaccine Shots First The AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Data Isn’t Up to Snuff
CDC: More than 50 Percent of Infections Spread by People Without Symptoms
November 23, 2020
Third Major COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to Be Effective and Cheaper U.S. Plans First Vaccinations in Weeks, Warp Speed Chief Says CDC Recommends Pre- and Post-Flight Testing for International Air Travel
Regeneron’s COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail Gets EUA from FDA
November 20, 2020
Pfizer to Apply Today for Emergency Approval of its Coronavirus Vaccine Pfizer Begins COVID-19 Vaccine Pilot Delivery Program CDC Recommends Against Thanksgiving Travel Amid Surge of Coronavirus Cases
CDC Quietly Removes Guidance Pushing for School Reopenings Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, New Data Hint
November 18, 2020
FDA Authorizes First Rapid COVID-19 Self-Testing Kit for At-Home Diagnosis Azar: FDA to Expedite Review of Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines New Pfizer Results: Coronavirus Vaccine is Safe and 95 Percent Effective
CDC: Symptom-Based COVID-19 Airport Screening Ineffective
November 16, 2020
Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine is 94.5 Percent Effective, According to Company Data WHO Chief Warns that Vaccine Alone Won’t End COVID Pandemic FFCRA Leave Nears Sunset Date as COVID-19 Cases Spike
November 13, 2020
HHS Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Agreement with Drug Stores Study Finds that Many Children Never Had the Virus Carry an Antibody to Prevent It Fever, Symptom Screening Misses Many Coronavirus Cases
New Finding Reveals Why Certain COVID-19 Patients Die
November 11, 2020
CDC Now Says Masks Protect Both Wearers and Those around Them from COVID-19 Azar: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Approval, Distribution Still Weeks Away Crowded Indoor Venues Accounted for Most of Virus Cases in Spring in 10 U.S. Cities
November 9, 2020
Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Is Looking 90 Percent Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Will Start within 24 Hours of Approval: General Researchers in Britain Begin Trial of Aspirin as Possible COVID-19 Treatment
November 6, 2020
CDC Says Working in an Office Instead of Remotely May Double COVID-19 Risk Pfizer to Use Own Network to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Go to Health Workers, Says CDC Advisers
November 4, 2020
FDA: COVID-19 Antigen Tests May Yield False Positives COVID-19 Patients Show Immunity Gauge Lasting Six Months in Small Group Study Birx Suggests White House Has Spent Too Much Time on Preventing Lockdowns, Not Enough on Controlling the Virus
November 2, 2020
Regerneron Halts Trial of COVID-19 Antibody Drug in Sickest Hospitalized Patients States Undercount Positive Rapid Tests, Masking the Spread of Disease Nearly 50,000 Americans Are Hospitalized with Coronavirus as Experts Warn of Growing Health Care Pressure
October 30, 2020
Moderna Will Have 20 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Ready by Year’s End Fauci: “You Cannot Abandon Public Health Measures” Even with COVID-19 Vaccine Death Rates Have Dropped for Seriously Ill COVID-19 Patients
October 28, 2020
Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Studies Showing Waning Coronavirus Antibodies Kansas Counties with Mask Mandates Had Half the Rate of New Infections, Study Finds Eli Lilly Antibody Drug Fails in COVID-19 Study, Other Trials Go On
Low Risk or Dicey? Two New Reports Paint Different Pictures of COVID-19 Danger While Flying
October 26, 2020
AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson Will Resume Halted Vaccine Trials Average Daily New Coronavirus Cases in U.S. Hit All-Time High Convalescent Blood Plasma Showed No Benefit in COVID-19 Patients in Trial
October 23, 2020
FDA Approves Remdesivir as Treatment for COVID-19 Patients in Hospital Research Finds Few Links Between Schools and COVID-19 Cases CDC Expands Definition of Who Is a “Close Contact” of Someone with COVID-19
Arthritis Drug Tocilizumab Shown Effective for Sickest COVID-19 Patients
October 21, 2020
Studies Point to Big Drop in COVID-19 Death Rates Human Challenge Trial of Vaccines Will Begin January CDC Advises Booting Travelers Who Refuse to Wear Masks on Planes, Trains, Buses
Blacks, Hispanics Dying of COVID-19 at Disproportionately High Rates
October 19, 2020
Pfizer to Seek Vaccine Authorization in November Why COVID-19 Is Spreading Again: Fatigue, Colder Weather, Eased Restrictions (Subscription Required) CVS, Walgreens Make Deal to Quickly Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines to Nursing Homes
October 16, 2020
Pfizer Gets FDA Approval to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Trial to Ages 12 and Up NIH Begins Large Clinical Trial to Test Immune Modulators for COVID-19 Treatment Study Finds No Increased COVID-19 Risk for Childcare Workers
Remdesivir Has Little Effect on COVID-19 Mortality, WHO Study Says
October 14, 2020
WHO Warns Against COVID-19 Lockdown Due to Economic Damage COVID-19 Cases Spike in U.S., with Unwelcome Testing and Hospitalizations Trends Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson Pause COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
October 12, 2020
U.S., AstraZeneca Strike Deal for COVID-19 Antibody Treatment Being Overweight Now Potential Coronavirus Risk Factor, CDC Says Coronavirus Cases in Arizona Drop 75 Percent after Mask Requirements and Bar Closures, CDC Says
“Pandemic Fatigue” Presents a Challenge in Areas Scrambling to Avert a Second Wave
October 9, 2020
HHS Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Eli Lilly Seeks EUA for COVID-19 Antibody Treatment Regeneron Seeks EUA for Its COVID-19 Antibody Therapy that Trump Received
October 7, 2020
Easier-to-Use Coronavirus Saliva Tests Start to Catch On White House Agrees to FDA’s Guidelines for Vetting Coronavirus Vaccines Coronavirus Vaccine Delivery Will Present Tough Challenge to Cargo Airlines (Subscription Required)
CDC Revises Coronavirus Guidance to Acknowledge that It Spreads Through Airborne Transmission
October 5, 2020
Study: Antibodies Wane Over Time After COVID-19 Moderna and Pfizer Vaccine Trial Participants Report Serious, Quickly Passing Side Effects CDC Identifies New COVID-19 Syndrome in Adults
October 2, 2020
Coronavirus Twice as Contagious Than Thought Early in Pandemic COVID-19 Cases Rising Among U.S. Children as Schools Reopen FDA Widens U.S. Safety Inquiry into AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine
October 1, 2020
Fall, Football, and Finally Some ‘Normalcy’
September 30, 2020
Growing Numbers of “Long-Haulers” Struggle for Months with COVID-19 Symptoms Administration to Ship 150 Million Coronavirus Tests to States Regeneron’s COVID-19 Antibody May Help Non-Hospitalized Patients Recover Faster, Early Data Show
Small Study Finds Moderna’s Vaccine May Work as Well in Older People as in Younger Adults
September 28, 2020
The Day Our Relationships Changed New CDC Analysis Shows Coronavirus Is More Common in Teenagers Than Younger Children Positive COVID-19 Test Rates Top 25 Percent in Some U.S. Midwest States
Inovio Puts Coronavirus Trial on Hold to Answer FDA Questions
September 25, 2020
Novavax Enters Final Stage of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Study: Likelihood of COVID-19 Varies by Race, Ethnicity CDC Report: Infected Young People Begin Waves of the Virus that Sicken Others
CDC Chief Says More Than 90 Percent of Americans Remain Susceptible A Kid’s Coronavirus Vaccine Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon
September 23, 2020
Johnson & Johnson Begins Late-Stage Trials on a Single-Shot Coronavirus Vaccine Government Watchdog Finds Supply Shortages Are Harming U.S. Coronavirus Response First COVID-19 Vaccination Recipients to Get a Daily Health Check-In from the CDC
U.S. Reports Rising New COVID-19 Cases, Death
September 21, 2020
CDC Reverses COVID-19 Testing Guidance Again: Exposed Without Symptoms Need Tests Advances in ICU Care Are Saving More Patients Who Have COVID-19
September 18, 2020
Top Health Officials Warn Gains Will Reverse If Mask Wearing, Social Distancing Stop Enough People Have to Take a Vaccine for It to Work, Fauci Says The Pandemic Is a “Mental Health Crisis” for Parents
September 17, 2020
A New Hope & the COVID-19 Vaccine
September 16, 2020
U.S. Outlines Sweeping Plan to Provide Free COVID-19 Vaccines Pandemic Takes Toll on Mental Health of Young Adults COVID-19 Test Charges Range from One Cent to $14,750, Study Finds
September 14, 2020
AstraZeneca Resumes VOCID-19 Vaccine Trials in the U.K. Pfizer CEO Says Company Will Know If Vaccine Works by the End of October Study: Kids Infected at Day Care Spread Coronavirus at Home
September 11, 2020
Researchers Begin Clinical Trails Examining Blood Thinners as COVID-19 Treatment CDC Report: Dining Out Increases Risk of Contracting Coronavirus More Than Other Activities
September 10, 2020
Nearly 25 Percent of U.S. Population Are Experiencing Symptoms of Depression CDC Says Health Screenings at Airports Will End
September 9, 2020
AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine Study Put on Hold FDA to Follow Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccine Top U.S. Health Officials Update Congress on Vaccine Development and Distribution Plans
September 8, 2020
Roche Receives U.S. Emergency Approval for Coronavirus vs. Flu Test U.S. European Drugmakers Pledge to Make Safety the Main Focus in Coronavirus Vaccine Development
September 4, 2020
Russia’s Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Shows “No Serious Adverse” Effects, Creates Mild Antibody Response Moderna Slows Vaccine Trial Enrollment to Ensure Minority Representation U.S. Vaccine Chief Sees a “Very, Very Low Chance” of a Vaccine by Election Day
September 3, 2020
Novavax Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe, Published Results Show Pfizer Says It May Have an Effective Vaccine by the End of October CDC Tells States to Prepare for Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution by November 1
September 2, 2020
New Studies Show Inexpensive Steroids Can Help Critically Sick People Survive COVID-19 NIH Panel Says Convalescent Plasma Should Not Yet Be Considered Standard of Care for COVID-19 Patients U.S Says It Won’t Join Global Effort to Find COVID-19 Vaccine
Federal Panel Lays Out Initial Priorities for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
September 1, 2020
As U.S. Cases Decline Elsewhere, the Midwest Sees a Worrying Spike Many Hospital Workers with COVID-19 Are Asymptomatic AstraZeneca Bolsters Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Supply, Starts Phase 3 Trial Enrollment
August 31, 2020
Comparison of COVID-19 Antibody Tests Reveals Wide Range Performance FDA Expands EUA for Remdesivir CDC Report Show 94 Percent of COVID-19 Deaths Had Contributing Health Conditions
FDA Willing to Fast Track Coronavirus Vaccine Before Phase 3 Trials End
August 28, 2020
CDC Director Clarifies Change in Coronavirus Testing Guidelines After Backlash Eight States Reject Revised COVID-19 Testing Guidance Many Infected Children Show No Symptoms But May Spread the Virus, New Study Finds
August 27, 2020
FDA Gives Go-Ahead to Fast $5 Coronavirus Test that Doesn’t Require Lab Equipment Vaccine Candidate Shows Promising Results in Older Patients Japan Researchers Say Ozone Effective in Neutralizing Coronavirus
Should Employers Fore Workers to Get COVID-19 Vaccine? Some Experts Say Yes
August 26, 2020
Obesity Increases Risk of COVID-19 Death by 48 Percent, Study Finds CDC Changes Testing Guidelines to Exclude Those Exposed to Virus but Don’t Exhibit Symptoms Seven Months Later, What We Know about COVID-19 and Questions that Remain
August 25, 2020
HHS Permits Outreach to COVID-19 Survivors about Plasma WHO’s COVAX Initiative Evaluating Nine COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates AstraZeneca Begins Early-Stage Trial of COVID-19 Antibody Treatment
Researchers Say about 70,000 Lives Could Be Saved in Near Future If People Wear Masks
August 24, 2020
EUA Issued for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Therapy CDC Removes Its 14-Day Quarantine Recommendation for Returning Travelers Hong Kong Researchers Find that Reinfection May Be Possible in Rare Cases
August 21, 2020
COVID-19 Fatality Rates Fall as Treatments Improve CDC to Be Put Back in Charge of Collecting Hospitals’ COVID-19 Data Johnson & Johnson to Launch 60,000 Person COVID-19 Phase 3 Vaccine Trial
August 20, 2020
Preparing for the Mental Health Epidemic Created by the Pandemic Pfizer and BioNTech’s Favored COVID-19 Vaccine Has Fewer Side Effects Than Their First Study of More Than 55,000 COVID-19 Cases Reveals a Predictable Order of Symptoms
A Test that Gives Results in Minutes Gets the FDA’s Emergency Authorization
August 19, 2020
FDA’s Emergency Approval of Blood Plasma Is Now on Hold WHO Warns Young People Are Emerging as Main Spreaders of the Coronavirus These States Aren’t Waiting for the Feds to Create COVID-19 Worker Safety Rules
August 18, 2020
FDA Flags Accuracy Issue with Widely Used Coronavirus Test CDC Says Number, Rate of Coronavirus Cases in Children Rising Drop in Testing Hampers Coronavirus Response
Data Glitch Skews Key Iowa Coronavirus Metrics
August 17, 2020
Finding Your Personal and Organizational Purpose FDA Clears Saliva Test for COVID-19, Opening Door to Wider Testing No Cost Sharing for COVID-19 Vaccines, HHS Says
Drugmakers Shielded from COVID-19 Vaccine Liability, but Funds for Injury Claims in Doubt Scientists See Signs of Lasting Immunity to COVID-19, Even After Mild Infections
August 14, 2020
New PPP Guidance Addresses Health Insurance, Other Issues If You Recover from the Virus, You’re Protected for Up to Three Months, CDC Says Vaccine Approval Likely Won’t Happen before November
Coronavirus Pandemic Causing Anxiety, Depression in Americans, CDC Finds
August 13, 2020
NIAID Enrolling Participants in Two COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Trials CDC Director Issues Warning about the Fall Hospitalization Data Reported by the HHS vs. the States: Jumps, Drops, and Other Unexplained Phenomena
August 12, 2020
WHO Urges Postponing Dental Checkups During Pandemic Companies Test Antibody Drugs to Treat, Prevent COVID-19
August 11, 2020
Avoid Wearing Face Masks with Vents, Valves, CDC Says in Updated Guidance WHO: Coronavirus Unaffected by Seasonal Changes Governors Raise Concerns About Implementing Trump Executive Moves, Call on Congress to Act (Subscription Required)
Most Americans Won’t Be Able to Get a Coronavirus Vaccine Until Well into 2021
August 10, 2020
Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Orders After Talks with Congress Break Down Latest Research Points to Children Carrying, Transmitting Coronavirus (Subscription Required) Promising COVID-19 Treatment Offers Test Run for Vaccine Distribution
August 7, 2020
Study: Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients Are Contagious Coronavirus Infections Among Younger Populations Are Skyrocketing, WHO Says Gilead Says It Will Be Able to Make Enough Remdesivir to Meet Global Demand in October
Masks Could Save Thousands of Americans Lives by December, Model Predicts
August 6, 2020
Virginia Touts Nation’s First Contact Tracing App with Apple-Google Tech Moderna to Charge $32-37 Per Dose for Its Coronavirus Vaccine Early Data Suggest Convalescent Plasma Tied to Lower COVID-19 Death Risk
Editorial: The Truth Is Out There, Somewhere
August 5, 2020
J&J Reaches Deal with U.S. for 100 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses at More Than $1 Billion Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Promising Immune Response, Early Data Show Experts Consider Costs of “Post-COVID Syndrome”
August 4, 2020
Federal COVID-19 Leave Restrictions Struck Down by U.S. District Court Judge IRS Provides Guidance on Recapturing Excess Employment Tax Credits CMS Announces New Hospital Procedure Codes for COVID-19 Care
August 3, 2020
Birx Says U.S. Enters “New Phase” of Pandemic Amid Rising Death Toll Next Big COVID-19 Treatment May Be Manufactured Antibodies More Than Half of Mumbai Slum-Dwellers Had COVID-19
July 31, 2020
FDA Will Clear a Coronavirus Vaccine that Is Safe and at Least 50 Percent Effective Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline Snag Biggest Coronavirus Vaccine Yet Children May Carry Coronavirus at High Levels, Study Finds
July 30, 2020
COVID-19, Healthcare, and the Election: 5 Things that Matter Now Experts Call for COVID-19 Response “Reset” Predicting Risk of COVID-19 Infection Through App Inexact, Study Finds
Spring School Closures Tied to Drastic Decrease in COVID-19 Cases, Deaths FDA Opens Door to Rapid, At-Home Testing for COVID-19
July 29, 2020
Exempt Employees Who Perform Nonexempt Duties During Pandemic Will Not Lose Status, DOL Says Alcohol-Based Sanitizers with Methanol Can Lead to Blindness or Death, Among Other Things, FDA Says Harvested Antibodies Now Being Tested as Prevention Tool Against COVID-19
July 28, 2020
Economic Relief Talks Ramp Up as GOP Releases Bill; Democrats, White House Officials Sit Down COVID-19 Infections Leave an Impact on the Heart, Raising Concerns about Lasting Damage Analysis of Remdesivir COVID-19 Trials Posts Encouraging Results
July 27, 2020
First Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Coronavirus Vaccine in the U.S. Begins CDC: Even Mild Coronavirus Symptoms Can Persist for Weeks Study Identifies Six Different “Types” of COVID-19
A Little Help: Changes to FSA and DCAP for Families
July 24, 2020
National Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 Extended into October Department of Labor Issues New A&As on COVID-19 Workplace Laws Department of Justice OKs Collaboration Among COVID-19 Antibody Makers
July 23, 2020
How to Understand COVID-19 Numbers U.S. Labs Buckle Amid Testing Surge People Can Stop Coronavirus with These Three Simple Acts
July 22, 2020
Updated CDC Recommendations Say to Self-Isolate for 10 Days After Positive Test Most People in U.S. Still Highly Susceptible to the Coronavirus, CDC Study Finds U.S. to Pay Pfizer and BioNTech $1.95 Billion for 100 Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine
Pharma Promises Not to Cut Corners on Coronavirus Vaccine
July 21,2020
How Deadly Is COVID-19? Growing Body of Studies Narrowing It Down COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Attracts More Than 138,600 U.S. Volunteers HHS Unveils New COVID-19 Data Website
July 20, 2020
FDA Approves Quest COVID-19 Test for “Pooled” Sample Use Oxford University’s Vaccine with AstraZeneca Shows a Positive Response Pfizer-BioNTech Potential Vaccine Shows Promise in Additional Data
July 17, 2020
Report for White House Task Force Says 18 States in COVID-19 “Red Zone” Should Roll Back Reopening Small CDC Study Identifies Most Common Symptoms of COVID-19
July 16, 2020
‘Civil Liability Immunity’ – The Next COVID-19 Household Name? Coronavirus Is Upending Health Insurance Premiums and Copays for Next Year Boston Hospital Worker Study Shows Masks Are Effective in Preventing Spread of Coronavirus
Missouri Study Finds Masks Likely Prevented Stylists from Passing Coronavirus to 139 Clients COVID-19 Drug and Treatment Tracker
July 15, 2020
Median Charge for COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reaches $45,000 Patients Age Drops CDC: Widespread Use of Masks Will Rein in Pandemic HHS Moves Coronavirus Data Reporting Away from CDC
July 14, 2020
Major Testing Company Says Turnaround Time Averaging at Least Seven Days Moderna Will Begin Late-Stage Vaccine Trial on July 27 Mask Mandate Could Save $3,000 Per Person, Goldman Sachs Analysis Finds
July 13, 2020
IRS Issues Guidance on Reporting Qualified Sick and Family Leave Wages Paid HHS, Lawmakers Unlikely to Force Insurers to Pay for Back-to-Work COVID-19 Tests CDC Adds to the Growing List of COVID-19 Symptoms
Pfizer and BioNTech’s Coronavirus Vaccines Get FDA’s “Fast Track” Status
July 10, 2020
Society of Actuaries Launches New Tool Examining Health Costs Under COVID-19 FDA Official: COVID-19 Vaccine Needs 70 Percent Efficacy 13 States Now Report Coronavirus Testing Issues, in Echo of Early Troubles
July 9, 2020
WHO Acknowledges that Coronavirus Can Linger in the Air Indoors Administration to Launch Short-Term “Surge” COVID-19 Testing in Hot Spot Cities NIH Launches Clinical Trials Network to Test COVID-19 Vaccines, Other Prevention Tools
July 8, 2020
OSHA Publishes FAQs on Worker Safety During the Pandemic COVID-19 Public Emergency May Be Renewed Study: Over 50 Percent of COVID-19 Cases Linked to Silent Spreaders
July 7, 2020
Regeneron Starts Phase 3 Trial, Company Says CDC Gets FDA Nod for Coronavirus-Flu Combination Diagnostic Spanish Study Casts Doubt on Herd Immunity Feasibility
Sen. McConnell Opens Door to More Coronavirus Stimulus Checks
July 6, 2020
Trump Signs PPP Extension Bill – Giving Small Businesses Another Five Weeks The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus Evidence Suggests Coronavirus Is Airborne, Experts Say
July 1, 2020
Senate Agrees to Extend Small Business Rescue in Surprise Move FDA Will Require COVID-19 Vaccine to Be at Least 50 Percent More Effective Than a Placebo Green, Yellow, Orange, or Red? New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk County-by-County
June 30, 2020
HHS Will Renew Public Health Emergency WHO Warns Pandemic Is Speeding Up as Countries Ease Lockdown Rules DOL Says Workers Whose Kids Can’t Attend Summer Camp Can Take FFCRA Leave
CDC Says U.S. Has “Way Too Much Virus” to Control Pandemic as Cases Surge Nationwide
June 29, 2020
Gilead Sets Price for COVID-19 Drug Remesdivir COVID-19 Drives Up Demand for Mental Health Care (Subscription Required) Lessons Learned: Why Hospitals Are Better Prepared for Latest COVID-19 Resurgence
Texas Medical Center Change How It Reports ICU Capacity Amid COVID-19
June 26, 2020
This Coronavirus Doesn’t Change Quickly, and that’s Good News for Vaccine Makers Who’s at Highest Risk from COVID-19? CDC Updates Its List CDC Chief Says Coronavirus Cases May Be 10 Times Higher Than Reported
June 25, 2020
COVID-19 Cases Are Accelerating Across U.S. (Subscription Required) HHS, FEMA End Funding for 13 COVID-19 Test Sites Texas Pauses Reopening, Elective Surgeries as COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Rise
June 24, 2020
Administration Says Insurers Not Required to Pay for Back-to-Work COVID-19 Tests U.S. Virus Cases Surge to Highest Level in Two Months Fauci Recommends States with Outbreaks Consider Pausing Reopening Phases
June 23, 2020
Surging U.S. Virus Cases Raise Fear that Progress Is Slipping Gilead Target Remdesivir Supply for Two Million COVID-19 Patients by Year-End FDA Issues Warning on Nine Hand Sanitizers Made by Eskbiochem
Study: Antibody Levels in Recovered COVID-19 Patients Decline Quickly
June 22, 2020
Telemedicine Visits Double During COVID-19 Big Tech Zeros in on the Virus-Testing Market As Problems Grow with Abbott’s Fast COVID-19 Test, FDA Standards Are Under Fire
NIH Loops Quest into Effort to Test 10k Americans for Antibodies Against Coronavirus
June 19, 2020
WHO Warns Against Indiscriminate Use of Dexamethasone Increase in Cases Prompt Mask Mandates in Some Areas COVID-19 Can Be Highly Infectious Before Symptoms Show
NIH Establishes National Repository for COVID-19 Data
June 18, 2020
I Was Sure I Had COVID-19 – Negotiating the Testing EEOC: Employers Cannot Require Antibody Testing Administration Releases New PPP Loan Forgiveness Forms
Blood Type, Genetics Could Impact Odds for Severe COVID-19
June 17, 2020
Court Won’t Force OSHA to Issue Emergency Workplace COVID-19 Standards HHS to Spend Billions on Vaccines, Prioritize Vulnerable Populations How Exactly Do You Catch COVID-19? There is Growing Consensus
June 16, 2020
IRS Provides Guidance on Employer Leave-Based Donation Programs that Aid COVID-19 Victims The Fed Is Finally Starting Its Lending Program for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses CDC Says COVID-19 Death Rates Are Much Higher for People with Chronic Illnesses
June 15, 2020
OSHA Says Employers Should Encourage Masks at Work CDC Posts Tips, Guidelines for Minimizing Everyday Risk Record Spikes in New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Sweep Parts of U.S.
Accuracy Still Unknown for Many Coronavirus Tests Rushed Out
June 12, 2020
SARS Antibodies Block Coronavirus Infections, Study Shows Models Show Rising U.S. COVID-19 Cases, Deaths in Months Ahead Congress Confronts Summer Deadlines for Stimulus Spending Decisions (Subscription Required)
June 11, 2020
Ingram’s Features Jeff Spencer in Q&A About COVID-19 and the Healthcare Landscape Treasury Secretary Announces That More Business Owners Will Be Eligible for Partial PPP Loan Forgiveness In Some States Where Coronavirus Hospitalizations Are Rising, Experts Point to Lack of Social Distancing
Three Big Studies Dim Hopes That Hydroxychloroquine Can Treat or Prevent COVID-19 U.S. Human Trials Begin for First Antibody Cocktail 
June 10, 2020
Feeling Uncomfortable with Reentry? You’re on the Right Track. Federal Reserve Will Expand Main Street Lending Program
June 9, 2020
More  Than Half of States Don’t Report Probable COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Fourteen States and Puerto Rico Hit Their Highest-Ever Seven-Day Average for New Cases (Subscription Required) FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Saliva Test by Phosphorus Diagnositcs
June 8, 2020
Cal Beyer and Claire Burnett Talk to the Importance of Promoting Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention President Trump Signs the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act June 5 Jobs Report Had a “Misclassification Error” (Subscription Required)
Genes May Leave Some People More Vulnerable to Severe COVID-19
June 5, 2020
U.S. Unexpectedly Adds 2.5 Million Jobs as Unemployment Dips to 13.3 Percent HHS Requires Labs to Add Demographic Data to COVID-19 Results Anxiety, Depression Have Tripled During the Pandemic
June 4, 2020
PPP Forgiveness Changes Coming as Senate Passes House Bill Administration Narrows COVID-19 Vaccine Search to Five Firms U.S. Should Have 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine by Year-End, Fauci Says
June 3, 2020
Hype Collides with Science as FDA Tries to Rein in “Wild West” of COVID-19 Blood Tests A Third of Americans Report Anxiety or Depression Symptoms During the Pandemic FDA Adds Zoloft to Shortage List
June 2, 2020
FDA Authorizes Quest Diagnostics’ At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kit Will Temperature Checks of Employees Make Workplaces Safe? Distancing and Masks Cut COVID-19 Risk, Says Largest Review of Evidence
WHO and Other Experts Say No Evidence of Coronavirus Losing Potency
June 1, 2020
Cal Beyer Co-Authors Article on the Ripple Effects of COVID-19 Contractor Tips: Managing Cash Flow During COVID-19 Insurers Continue to Waive Customer Costs for Virus Tests, Care
CDC Issues Interim Guidelines for COVID-19 Antibody Testing First Human Trial of Potential Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Begins
May 29, 2020
CDC Recommends Sweeping Changes to American Offices House Approves Bill to Extend PPP Loan Use Timeline, Allow Less Spending on Payroll Antibody Testing Shows Lower Fatality Rate for COVID-19 Infection
Survey: 50 Percent of Americans Would Get Coronavirus Vaccine
May 28, 2020
Des Moines Register Talks with Dan Keough about COVID-19 Impacts New OSHA Guidance Talks Construction Job Safety Companies Begin Testing Workers for COVID-19 (Subscription Required)
Coronavirus Vaccine Possible by the End of the Year?
May 27, 2020
6 Tips for Fraternity and Sorority Reopenings Admist COVID-19  CDC Updates COVID-19 Guidance on When You Can Be Around Others Census Bureau Finds that One-Third of Americans Now Show Signs of Clinical Anxiety or Depression
SBA Releases Latest Interim Final PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules
May 26, 2020
What Does a Bus Crash, COVID-19 and Mental Wellbeing Have in Common? First Deadlines for Laid-Off Workers to Get Health Insurance U.S. to Launch Large-Scale COVID-19 Vaccine Trials by July
Federal Coronavirus testing Plan Puts Burden on States WHO Warns of “Second Peak” in Areas Where COVID-19 Is Declining
May 22, 2020
U.S. Begins Crackdown on Unvetted Virus Blood Tests CDC Estimates That 35 Percent of Coronavirus Patients Don’t Have Symptoms U.S. to Invest $1.2 Billion to Secure Potential Coronavirus Vaccine from AstraZeneca, Oxford University
Mnuchin Sees “Strong Likelihood” of Needing Another COVID-19 Relief Bill
May 21, 2020
OSHA Ramps Up Physical Inspections, COVID-19 Case Reporting CDC Director Touts Decrease in COVID-19 Transmission FDA Will Seek to Collect “Real-World” Data on COVID-19
Assessment of Deaths from COVID-19 and from Seasonal Influenza
May 20, 2020
CDC: Coronavirus Mainly Spreads Through Person-to-Person Contact and “Does Not Spread Easily” on Contaminated Surfaces Adaptive Clinical Trials to Speed COVID-19 Research A CRISPR-Based, At-Home COVID-19 Test Is Set to Arrive this Year
COVID-19 Kills 1.3 Percent of Symptomatic Patients
May 19, 2020
Virtual Townhall: Post COVID-19 Construction World – A Strategic and Tactical Response SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, Instructions IRS Offers CARES Act Retirement Plan Q&A Pending Formal Guidance
CDC Plans Sweeping COVID-19 Antibody Study in 25 Metropolitan Areas Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results
May 18, 2020
UnitedHealth, Microsoft Launch COVID-19 Screening App for Larger Employers FDA OKs First At-Home COVID-19 Test Kit for Use with Multiple Labs Governors Eye Medicaid Cuts to Ease COVID-19 Budget Pain
U.S. Begins “Warp Speed” Vaccine Push as Studies Ramp Up
May 15, 2020
CDC Issues Reopening Checklists for Schools and Businesses FDA Probes Accuracy Issue with Abbott’s Rapid Virus Test U.S. Issues First Coronavirus Workplace Guidance to Nursing Homes
McConnell: “High Likelihood” That Congress Will Need to Pass Fifth Coronavirus Bill
May 14, 2020
Social Distancing for the Social Butterfly Study Raises Doubts Over Effectiveness of Abbott Laboratories’ Rapid Coronavirus Test Experiment Shows Human Speech Generates Droplets that Linger in Air for More Than Eight Minutes (Subscription Required)
Wisconsin Supreme Court Invalidates State’s COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order
May 13, 2020
New IRS Guidance for Section-125 Plan Mid-Year Changes IRS Provides More Options for Unused FSA Funds, Clarifies ICHRA Expense Eligibility Moderna’s Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Gains FDA’s “Fast Track” Status
May 12, 2020
Fauci Warns of Suffering and Death If U.S. Reopens Too Soon OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 Survey: 68 Percent Unsure of Health Insurance Options If Coverage Lost
As Countries Restart, WHO Warns about Lack of Virus Tracing
May 11, 2020
Part 2 – Managing Risk as Employees Return to Work FDA Approves First Antigen Test for Detecting the Coronavirus Test Tracker: Commercially Available COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
As Companies Reopen, Employees Scramble to Find Child Care (Subscription Required) Workers’ Comp Systems Poised for Deluge of COVID-19 Claims
May 8, 2020
Cal Beyer Speaks to Importance of EAPs During and After COVID-19 Getting Raw and Real about COVID-19 EEOC Updates Employers Guidance on Coronavirus and the ADA
Treasury Department Will Let Employers Claim Retention Tax Credit and Provide Insurance to Furloughed Workers Looking for a Path to Reopen, Employers Weigh COVID-19 Testing of Workers FDA Paves Way for Home Testing of Coronavirus
Malaria Drug Shows No Benefit in Another COVID-19 Study
May 7, 2020
Part 1 – Managing Risk as Employees Return to Work U.S. Chamber of Commerce Map Shows Reopening Rules, Guidelines for Businesses Microsoft Teams Users Targeted in Phishing Scam
Administration Shelves CDC Guide to Reopening Country SBA Releases Updated Payroll Protection Program Loan Guidance
May 6, 2020
ICYMI: [Webinar] COVID-19 Managing Risk: What Employers Need to Know as Employees Return to Work Latest Sticking Point in COVID-19 Relief Legislation: Indemnity for Employers Site Offers Industry-Specific Guidance for Businesses to Reopen
Herd Immunity or Big Second Wave? Israel Antibody Testing Hopes to Find Out
May 5, 2020
Holmes Murphy’s Lori McCarty Takes Part in Business Record Panel BenefitsPro Shares Holmes Murphy and CSDZ Information on Reopening the Workplace Strategies DOL Releases New COBRA Model Notices, FAQs for Employers
Gilead CEO Says Remdesivir Could Reach Patients Within Days FDA Tightens Policy on COVID-19 Antibody Tests Laid-Off Workers May Have to Give Up Unemployment Benefits as States Reopen
May 4, 2020
The Personal Impacts of COVID-19 FDA Grants Emergency Authorization of Remdesivir to Treat COVID-19 NCCI Launches Tool to Estimate COVID-19 Impact on Workers Compensation
Oxford Scientist Says Its Vaccine Is Making Headway, Could Show Efficacy by June
May 1, 2020
Business Record Features Holmes Murphy and CSDZ Webinar on Reopening the Workplace Strategies CDC Drafts Reopening Guidance for Schools, Work, Churches Gilead Ready to Ship Over 50,000 Courses of Remdesivir
Apple and Google Release Test Version of Coronavirus Tracing Software Thirty Million Have Sought U.S. Unemployment Air Since Virus Hit
April 30, 2020
Breaking the Mental Health Stigma DOL Issues Guidance and Relief for Benefit Plans Due to COVID-19 Outbreak New Coronavirus Test Offers Advantages: Just Spit and Wait
Hundreds of Millions of Coronavirus Vaccine Doses May Be Ready by January Poll: Majority of Americans Support Another Two Weeks of Lockdown Nearly a Third of Americans Have Put Off Health Care During COVID-19 (Subscription)
April 29, 2020
Why Is There Uncertainty about COVID-19 Health Insurance Coverage? Business Groups Push for ACA Subsidies in New Virus Relief Bills Gilead Says Critical Study of COVID-19 Drug Shows Patients Are Responding to Treatment
Case Fatality Rates Rise as Coronavirus Runs Deadly Course Coronavirus Relief Often Pays Workers More Than Work (Subscription Required) Virtual Townhall: Insurance Coverage Implications
[Guide] COVID-19 & Workers’ Compensation: What Employers Need to Know about Employee Payroll    
April 28, 2020
WHO: No Evidence Yet That Former COVID-19 Patients Protected from a Second Infection Unreliable Antibody Tests Flood the Market as FDA Waives Quality Reviews More States Need to Ramp Up Testing to Safely Reopen
Will Child Care Be There When States Reopen Many States Fall Short of Mandate to Track Virus Exposure CIAB COVID-19 Policy Breakdown featuring Erin Osier of Holmes Murphy
Ali Payne Talks with Leader’s Edge Magazine about Dealing with Pandemic-Induced Stress
Virtual Townhall (April 28, 2020): Insurance Coverage
April 27, 2020
Connecting with Your Employees During and After COVID-19 EEOC Gives Employers a Green Light to Test for COVID-19 The Road Back to Business: 12 Steps for Companies
CDC Adds Six New Potential Symptoms for COVID-19
April 24, 2020
Trump to Sign Bill with Nearly $500B More in Virus Aid SBA Paycheck Protection Program Guidelines Ask for Some Loans to Be Returned
April 23, 2020
COVID-19 Construction Risk Can Workers Use PTO and FFCRA Leave at the Same Time? It Depends, DOL Says State Governments Face Financial Abyss with Coronavirus
More Deaths, No Benefit from Malaria Drug in VA Virus Study What Five Coronavirus Models Say the Next Month Will Look Like
April 22, 2020
Senate Approves $484 Billion Package to Help Small Businesses and Hospitals, Expand Testing First COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Authorized for Home Sample Collection U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top 45,000, Doubling in Little Over a Week
CDC Director Warns Next Wave of COVID-19 Could Be Worse COVID-19 Economic & Benefits Uncertainty: Q&A with Beau Reid
April 21, 2020
In Fine Print, HHS Appears to Ban All Surprise Billing During the Pandemic EEOC Weighs in on Employer Temperature Checks, Symptom Questions Dispute Over Virus Testing Delays Deal on Aid to Small Businesses and Hospitals
WHO Warns Rush to Ease Virus Rules Could Cause Resurgence Los Angeles Infections 40 Times Greater than Known Cases, Antibody Tests Suggest
April 20, 2020
Will You Be Getting an Auto Premium Refund? [Webinar] COVID-19 Managing Risk – What Employers Need to Know as Employees Return to Work A Look at New Guidance to States on How to Revive Economic Activity
FDA Did Not Review Many Coronavirus Antibody Tests Flooding the Market (Subscription) Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience Why We Don’t Know the True Death Rate for COVID-19
April 17, 2020
NIH Begins Study to Quantify Undetected Cases of Coronavirus WHO Busts Coronavirus Myths CDC: More Than 9,200 Healthcare Workers Have Been Infected with COVID-19
April 16, 2020
Surety Guidelines to Paycheck Protection Program Loans EthOs Webinar: Employee Engagement and Wellbeing During COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program Has Run Out of Money
Unemployment Claims Jumped by 5.25 Million Last Week, 22 Million Jobs Lost in 4 Weeks This 3-D Simulation Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important Virtual Townhall (April 16, 2020): Capturing Opportunities in 2020
April 15, 2020
Ross Ingersoll talks COVID-19 and Cyber Risks with WHO TV SBA Updates the FAQs on Paycheck Protection Program CDC: No Drugs, Other Therapeutics Yet Approved by FDA to Prevent or Treat COVID-19
Getting Ahead of the Next Stage of the Coronavirus Crisis CDC, FEMA Have Created a Plan to Reopen America (Subscription Required)
April 14, 2020
Webinar: Capturing Opportunity in 2020 Treasury, DOL, HHS Issue Final FAQs on FFCRA and CARES Act Implementation Updated IRS FAQ on Payroll Tax Deferrals
Survey: Most Health Insurers Won’t Raise Premiums Next Year Due to COVID-19 Antibody Tests: Your Questions, Answered VUCA: The New Acronym HR Professionals Need to Know
April 13, 2020
Fears of “Wild West” as COVID-19 Blood Tests Hit the Market Broad Coronavirus Testing Crucial in Lifting Restrictions: U.S. Experts Face Masks & Respirator – Mandatory or Voluntary, Know the Difference 
Workforce Magazine Talks with Morgan Young about Remote Employees Dealing with Crisis
April 10, 2020
Summary of New DOL FFCRA Regulations Hurry Up and Wait? Why Relief to Small Businesses Has Lagged As Social Distancing Shows Signs of Working, What’s Next?
April 9, 2020
ICYMI: Holmes Murphy April 8 CARES Act & FFCRA Update Webinar Recording Update: Furloughed Staff Are NOT Counted When Determining FFCRA 500 Employee Threshold Federal Reserve Could Pump Additional $2.3 Trillion into Economy
CDC Launches New Weekly COVID-19 Surveillance Report Warm Weather May Not Curtail Coronavirus Spread COVID-19: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices While Sheltered at Home
Virtual Townhall (April 9, 2020): COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation
April 8, 2020
New Guidance Released on Paycheck Protection Program Loans Mapping the Spread of the Coronavirus CDC Removes Antimalarial Dosing Guidance for COVID-19
COVID-19 Might Attack Heart Tissue A&E The Buzz (April 8, 2020): Facing Challenges and Common Claims
April 7, 2020
Healthcare.Gov Is Open to People Who Lost Their Jobs, but There Are Exceptions Congress, White House Reach High for Next Virus Bill Modeling Coronavirus: “Uncertainty Is the Only Certainty”
April 6, 2020
Holmes Murphy Webinar: Reducing Cyber Risk in the Age of COVID-19 Telemedicine Regulatory Barriers Continue to Drop for COVID-19 (Subscription) SmartDollar Financial Wellness Benefit Available at No Cost
What Can Firms Do Now in the Midst of a Pandemic? COVID-19 and Cyber Risk – Tips to Prepare from Scam and Phishing
April 3, 2020
 Holmes Murphy FFCRA Webinar Follow-up Questions and Answers Holmes Murphy Employer Guide: Recommendations for Suspicion of Exposure in the Workplace Holmes Murphy Resource: OSHA Recording and Reporting of COVID-19 Cases
 Spanish-Language FFCRA Leave Poster Available Health Care Service Corp. Launches Special Enrollment Period COVID-19 Projections Assuming Full Social Distancing Through May 2020
COVID-19: Using Technology for a Great Client Experience  Ali Payne Among Experts Addressing How COVID-19 Is Shaping HR Strategies
April 2, 2020
Webinar: Update on the CARES Act and the FFCRA DOL Publishes Rule Implementing Coronavirus Leave Law UnitedHealthcare, Anthem to Waive Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Treatment
FAQs on Small Business Loans in Coronavirus Relief CARES Act COVID-19 & Making Quick Decisions Virtual Townhall (April 2, 2020): COVID-19 and Surety Bonds Considerations
April 1, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Overview The Next Coronavirus Hot Spots Are in States that Aren’t Testing Enough CDC: Chronic Illness Raises Risk of Severe COVID-19
A&E The Buzz (April 1, 2020): Employee Wellness and HR Challenges
March 31, 2020
CARES Act Expands HSA, FSA, and HRA Eligible Expenses
March 30, 2020
ICYMI: Holmes Murphy March 27 FFCRA Webinar Recording FFCRA Notice Poster FAQs Health Insurers Cigna, Humana Waive Out-of-Pocket Costs for Coronavirus Treatment
A Ray of HOPE – How COVID-19 Will Transform Healthcare
March 27, 2020
Congress Passes COVID-19 Package #3: The Coverage Provisions COVID-19 and Cyber Risks: Holmes Murphy’s Tips to Help Your Business Prepare
March 26, 2020
Senate Passes Omnibus CARES Act IRS Promises Full, Immediate Reimbursement for Coronavirus Leave Cariloop Provides Their Customers with COVID-19 Specific Assistance
Where Can Domestic Violence Victims Turn During COVID-19? Video: COVID-19’s Impact on the Hospital System Understand the Spread of COVID-19
Virtual Townhall (March 26, 2020): Employee Wellbeing and HR Challenges
March 25, 2020
DOL Releases FAQ for FFCRA Act Senate and White House Strike Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus Package White House: Anyone Who Recently Left New York Should Self-Quarantine for 14 Days
A&E The Buzz (March 25, 2020): What Will Traditional Insurance  Program Covers?
March 24, 2020
DOL to Observe 30-Day “Temporary Non-Enforcement” of Coronavirus Paid Leave Law Joyages Offers Free Two-Week COVID-19 Employee Communication Campaign CDC Launches Coronavirus Self-Checker
Coronavirus – How the U.S. Compares
March 23, 2020
FDA Warns New COVID-19 At-Home Testing Kits Are “Unauthorized” Holmes Murphy Webinar: Managing Risk Through Times of Uncertainty Am I Covered? Business Insurance Considerations for Coronavirus
Video: What to Do If You Have a Chronic Disease
March 20, 2020
Holmes Murphy Webinar: Families First Coronavirus Response Act & other COVID-19 Benefits Four-Tier System Implemented for Prioritizing COVID-19 Testing Video: Dealing with Worry During COVID-19
COVID-19: A Message from Holmes Murphy Chairman Dan Keough
March 19, 2020
 Trump Signs Second Major COVID-19 Relief Package Buoy Health Offers Free COVID-19 Screening Website Kashable Can Help Employers Provide a Financial Safety Net for Employees
 Video: New Ways to Access Care Virtual Townhall (March 19, 2020): Forced Project Shutdown
March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Leaves, Furloughs, and Closures Expanded Paid Sick Leave Provisions of House-Passed Bill Dependent Care FSA Contributions May Be Suspended
Video: What Should HR Do If an Employee Feels Sick?
March 17, 2020
Paid Leave in Self-Quarantine Situation Senate to Take-Up Coronavirus Package after House Passes Revised Bill
March 16, 2020
Flattening the Curve, Social Distancing, and the New Coronavirus Holmes Murphy Business Continuity Planning Checklist CDC Recommends Gatherings of 50+ People be Cancelled or Postponed for 8 Weeks
If You Think You Might Have COVID-19 Risk Management During a Time of Unknown CSDZ’s Sharon Scharf Discusses Coronavirus & Actionable Steps for Businesses
Video: COVID-19 Versus the Flu Video: What Should HR Do If an Employee Feels Sick? Video: How COVID-19 Affects Certain Groups of People
Video: Treating Symptoms of a COVID-19 Video: COVID-19 Main Business Takeaways Video: What Else a Business Should Consider Regarding COVID-19
Video: What to Do If You Have a Chronic Disease Video: If You Think You Might Have COVID-19 Video: COVID-19 and High Deductible Health Plans
Video: COVID-19’s Impact on the Hospital System Video: New Ways to Access Care Video: Paid Leave Policy in a Self-Quarantine Situation
Video: How Should Companies Change Behaviors?
March 13, 2020
Managing Your Workforce During a Pandemic How HR Leaders Are Preparing for the Coronavirus National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions Employer Resources Library
Flattening the Curve, Social Distancing, and the New Coronavirus Vocabulary