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Mississippi and Louisiana have some of the worst vaccine rates and highest hospitalizations in U.S.

Medical workers with Delta Health Center wait to vaccinate people at a pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinic in this rural Delta community on April 27, 2021 in Hollandale, Mississippi. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Covid cases are doubling across several states and hospitals are starting to fill up again, especially in states with lower vaccination rates… Read More »

Albireo’s rare liver disease drug Bylvay scores back-to-back approvals in U.S., Europe

With a pair of approvals on both sides of the Atlantic, liver disease-focused biotech Albireo is off and running with its new medicine Bylvay. The oral drug, the first treatment for pruritus in patients with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC), scored an FDA nod Tuesday and a European approval Monday. With the FDA’s blessing, Albireo is kicking off an “immediate”… Read More »

Here’s a map showing where low vaccination rates meet high case counts as U.S. Covid infections surge

More and more U.S. counties with low vaccination rates are starting see Covid cases climb, putting residents at risk for “unnecessary” infections, hospitalizations and potentially deaths as the delta variant tears through the country, according to U.S. health officials. “After several weeks of declining numbers of cases, followed by a long plateau, we are seeing… Read More »

Fauci says U.S. must vaccinate more people before Delta becomes dominant Covid variant in America

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Susan Walsh | Pool | Getty Images U.S. health officials are scrambling to get more Americans… Read More »