Health

A call for improved CDC communication on adult immunization

In an editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine, CUNY SPH Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan, Senior Scholar Ken Rabin, and colleagues call for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to "raise its persuasive ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Effectiveness of the new omicron booster confirmed

The pandemic is over, but many people in Germany are still infected with the coronavirus. The current omicron variants in particular are highly contagious. The new booster vaccines from BioNTech and Moderna are specially ...

Vaccination

Is the US reporting system for vaccine safety broken?

A US reporting system designed to detect potential safety issues with vaccines is supposed to be user-friendly, responsive, and transparent. But an investigation published by The BMJ today finds it's not meeting its own standards.

Vaccination

GSK sues Pfizer over patents for RSV vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline sued Pfizer on Wednesday over patent infringement, alleging the US drugmaker's RSV vaccine steals key elements of the British company's version.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research examines key factors related to COVID-19 variant dynamics

A team of researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory recently published the most comprehensive study of global COVID-19 variant transitions, which showed significant diversity in variant spread around the globe related ...

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