Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID testing's value shrinks as vaccines beat back virus

Federal health officials' new, more relaxed recommendations on masks have all but eclipsed another major change in guidance from the government: Fully vaccinated Americans can largely skip getting tested for the coronavirus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany lifts more restrictions, Merkel urges caution

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to behave responsibly as large parts of the country relaxed more pandemic restrictions Friday at the start of the Pentecost weekend, telling them that caution is needed to avoid further ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What do the new CDC mask guidelines mean?

If you're fully vaccinated, federal health officials now say that you can take your mask off in most places—even indoors.

Vaccination

EXPLAINER: How activists target CDC vaccine tracking system

Once, getting vaccinated was all but routine. But since the heightened public awareness around the new COVID-19 vaccines, it's a different story. Now, it means check-ins with family and friends about possible arm soreness ...

Pediatrics

CDC issues updated summer camp guidelines

(HealthDay)—Children at summer camps must wear masks at all times, except when swimming, napping, eating, or drinking, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in updated guidance released Sunday for summer ...

Vaccination

With OK from experts, some states resume use of J&J vaccine

With a green light from federal health officials, many states resumed use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on Saturday. Among the venues where it was being deployed: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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