Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US virus deaths top 3,100 in a single day for the first time

The U.S. recorded over 3,100 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, obliterating the record set last spring, while the number of Americans in the hospital with the virus has eclipsed 100,000 for the first time and new cases have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Britain OKs Pfizer vaccine and will begin shots within days

Britain became the first country in the world to authorize a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday and could be dispensing shots within days—a historic step toward eventually ending the outbreak that has killed more ...

Vaccination

US expects 100 million people vaccinated by February

The US hopes to have immunized 100 million people against COVID-19 by the end of February, a top official said Wednesday, which is approximately 40 percent of the country's adult population.

Vaccination

Mexico signs deal for 34.4 million Pfizer vaccines

Mexico said it signed an agreement Wednesday with US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to buy 34.4 million vaccines against the coronavirus, with a first batch due to arrive this month.

Other

Scientists use ultraviolet light to disinfect CT scanners

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked heightened awareness of cleaning and disinfecting procedures in many industries. Health care facilities have long been familiar with protocols for disinfecting tools and equipment, and now, ...

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