Novavax Completes Enrolling 30,000 People in US Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine

(Reuters) – Drug developer Novavax Inc said on Monday it has completed enrolling 30,000 volunteers in a late-stage study of its COVID-19 vaccine in the United States and Mexico. The company said last month its vaccine was 89.3% effective in preventing COVID-19 in a trial conducted in the United Kingdom, […]

Adverse Mental Health Symptoms Related to COVID-19 Remained High 6 Months Into Pandemic

(Reuters Health) – As of September 2020, the prevalence of adverse mental health symptoms remained high among Americans, a new survey finds. Rates of suicidal ideation, substance abuse, and symptoms of depression and anxiety in August and September were elevated above prepandemic estimates, especially among survey participants under age 65, […]

Psychiatrists’ Happiness, Well-Being Hit Hard by COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Events of the past year have taken a huge toll on the happiness, wellness, and lifestyles of many, but especially those in the healthcare field, including psychiatrists. The newly released Medscape Psychiatrist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout […]

GSK, Vir Biotech to Expand COVID-19 Research Partnership for Other Diseases

(Reuters) – British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Vir Biotechnology Inc will expand their existing partnership developing antibody therapies for COVID-19 to research therapies for other diseases, the companies said on Wednesday. The companies will research monoclonal antibody treatments for influenza and other respiratory illnesses as a part of the agreement, […]

How Do You Deal With Anti-Mask Patients?

Studies have shown that wearing a face mask is effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19, and many governments worldwide have implemented mask mandates. One study that analyzed COVID-19 data for cases and related deaths during an 8-month period in 2020 found that nearly 130,000 lives could be saved by […]

French Authority Recommends Single COVID-19 Shot for Those Previously Infected

PARIS (Reuters)- French health authority Haute Autorite de Sante recommended on Friday that only a single shot of COVID-19 vaccine should be administered to people who had been previously infected. The HAS said in a statement that people previously infected retain an immune memory that calls for only a single […]