What to know about a potential Moderna vaccine for kids under 6
In kids, the first question is simply whether the vaccine is safe, and on that account, the answer is yes. Although the study wasn’t large enough to detect any infrequent side effects, most of those seen when a low dose Moderna vaccine was given to these young children were in the same range that we see with any other, as pediatric vaccine safety isn’t really the issue. The question is, how effective is it?
COVID cases may be higher than what’s reported as people struggle to find tests, take at home tests
COVID cases are continuing to climb in Michigan as we begin the new year. It is essential to understand that our lab capacity limits daily case counts. Some of those numbers do not include people who only took a rapid antigen test at home, so the real numbers are likely higher.
Fauci: Likely those who received J&J vaccine will also be recommended for booster
The White House announced Friday that Dr. Anthony Fauci, medical advisor to President Joe Biden, said he expects Americans who received the one-dose J&J vaccine against COVID-19 also will be recommended for a booster shot.
Dr. Anthony Fauci warns Gov. Whitmer about lifting COVID restrictions in Michigan
In an interview this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Michigan’s push to reopen may be moving too fast while offering advice and some praise for Gov. But I am telling them, just hold off for a bit.” Fauci told CNN’s Chris Cuomo Thursday night. Michigan’s chief medical officer, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, said that Michigan could be on the verge of another wave. And we could potentially be at the beginning of another surge in Michigan,” Khaldun said at Friday’s press conference. This week, Michigan reached the top of two dangerous lists -- the state led the country in COVID-19 infection rate and fell just behind Florida for the number of variant cases.
The key factors that determine how year 2 of COVID will go
READ: Michigan residents 50+ with chronic conditions now eligible to receive COVID vaccineHowever, there are several key factors that could determine the path the next year could take. More U.S. residents are getting vaccinated at the rate of about 2 million doses daily. If this continues, 70% of the U.S. population could be fully vaccinated by the end of July and 85% by mid-September. “You want to do it gradually and see what the effects are.”READ: 1 year into COVID: What we wish we’d knownOther factors include how long the vaccine’s protection will last and if there are variants that current vaccines won’t be effective against. Vaccine trials are underway in older children, but a vaccine likely won’t be authorized until the fall at the earliest for those 12+.
When can we realistically expect schools to reopen?
DETROIT – There could be some good news on the horizon in terms of reopening schools and getting back to normal. During a Harvard webinar, Dr. Anthony Fauci told a group that transmission in schools is lower than originally thought. Read: Michigan high schools allowed to reopen today as part of revised COVID order“When you look at it, the number of children getting it is less than you would have expected, which is good news for keeping the children in school,” Fauci said. “If it spreads in the school, the kids brings it home, parent brings it to work and spreads it there,” Sims said. “We have teachers who are ill, teachers quarantined from home and there’s a substitute shortage,” Roberts said.
2020 is over: When can we realistically expect things to improve?
As the vaccine rollout continues, many people are excited that 2020 is finally in the past. While that doesn’t mean coronavirus disappeared at midnight, experts are weighing in when it’s realistic to expect things to get back to normal. He said mask wearing, social distancing and other precautions will stay in place until at least 70% of the population is vaccinated. Those things will affect how long it takes to reach broad public immunity.”The same thoughts are held on a national level too. Dr. Anthony Fauci said masks, social distancing and other precautions will have to stay in place until the majority of people are vaccinated.
Health officials testify science, integrity will guide COVID-19 vaccine process
RELATED: What’s a realistic timeline for a COVID-19 vaccine? “The FDA will not authorize or approve a vaccine that we would not feel comfortable giving to our families,” said FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn. Hahn went on to say that the decision to approve a vaccine or treatment will be made by the FDA after a thorough review process. “We believe very much that asymptomatic transmission is an important part of the transmission cycle of this virus,” Redfield said. RELATED: Why did CDC director say masks are more of a guarantee against COVID-19 than a vaccine?
What’s a realistic timeline for a COVID-19 vaccine? What about getting back to ‘normal life’?
What’s a realistic timeline for a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to be available to the public? How long will it really take to get back to “normal life”? Research is progressing well on several of the COVID-19 vaccine candidates, but Dr. Anthony Fauci wants everyone to understand that even under the best-case scenario, getting back to normal won’t happen overnight. “When we get a vaccine, let’s say, available at the end of the year, there will be millions and tens of millions of doses available,” Fauci said. “It’s not going to be turning a switch off and turning a switch on.
How people ignoring safety measures, packing into bars has led to COVID-19 spike
DETROIT The top medical experts in the nation gave an ominous warning about how people ignoring coronavirus (COVID-19) safety measures and packing into bars have the country going in the wrong direction. With cases rising in the majority of states, the governments medical experts testified Tuesday before a Senate committee. They answered questions about reopening schools, wearing masks and what can be done to reverse the spikes. They testified that weve learned a lot about how to help contain COVID-19, but too many people and too many states are ignoring the guidelines. Its called G-4, and its a new mutated version of the swine flu that has been discovered in pigs in China.
What Dr. Anthony Fauci said about a timeline for a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
DETROIT Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before the House about the countrys response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, he spoke about a possible timeline for a vaccine, including whether that could be by the end of this year. They said they plan to do more testing to help identify asymptomatic people who are spreading the coronavirus. None of us have ever been told to slow down on testing, Fauci said. If we get everybody a flu vaccine, thats one less virus that could kill 20, 30, 50 thousand, 70 thousand and potentially even be a co-infection with COVID-19, Fauci said. There are multiple manufacturers, both at point of care and laboratories, who will have this test, Fauci said.