Tag Archives: COVID19

J&J expands COVID-19 vaccine pact with Catalent for finishing work at Italian facility

Johnson & Johnson has been on a manufacturing deal spree as it nears human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine hopeful. On the same day it inked a $ 480 million order from a Maryland CDMO, J&J announced it would expand its pact with another manufacturer to scale up production as fast as possible. J&J has… Read More »

Among Those Disrupted By COVID-19: The Nation’s Newest Doctors

About HealthBent KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, who has covered health care for more than 30 years, offers insight and analysis of policies and politics in her regular HealthBent columns. Send questions to jrovner@kff.org. July 1 is a big day in medical education. It’s traditionally the day newly minted doctors start their first year of… Read More »

COVID-19 & Fertility Care: Remote Monitoring Meets Fertility Benefits for Better At-Home Option

COVID-19 Jun 30, 2020• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Trying to achieve pregnancy with fertility treatments can be challenging, stressful, and expensive in the best of times — let alone a global pandemic. Since the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., fertility care has been basically “paused,” and women attempting to conceive have been left with… Read More »

Should you get a COVID-19 antibody test?

Christine Lau, MD | Conditions | June 28, 2020 Antibody testing, also called serological testing, can be used to determine whether an individual is currently infected with COVID-19 or has previously been infected with COVID-19 and recovered. Unlike the molecular testing (PCR tests), which detects the presence of genetic material from the virus from a… Read More »

First vaccinations begin in Africa for COVID-19 trial

A vaccine volunteer gets an injection at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa’s first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial started Wednesday as nervous volunteers received injections, while officials said the continent of 1.3 billion people cannot be left behind. The large-scale… Read More »