Vaccination and Immunization

¿Las vacunas funcionan para las nuevas variantes?

El ruido constante de las noticias sobre nuevas variantes del coronavirus[1] —primero en el Reino Unido[2], luego en Sudáfrica, Brasil[3] y Estados Unidos[4]— ha provocado una nueva preocupación: ¿las vacunas protegerán de estas versiones alteradas del virus? Hasta ahora la respuesta ha sido sí, según comentaron varios expertos en entrevistas. Pero dos pequeños estudios nuevos, …

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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Are Falling, but Variants Could Erase Progress

CHICAGO — In recent days, coronavirus cases have been dropping steadily[1] across the United States, with hospitalizations falling[2] in concert. But health officials are growing increasingly concerned that quickly circulating variants of the virus could cause new surges of cases faster than the country is managing to distribute Covid-19 vaccines. Public health experts likened the …

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Here’s What’s in Biden’s Executive Orders Aimed at Covid-19

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday revealed a slate of new executive orders and presidential directives intended to speed up production of Covid-19 supplies, increase testing capacity and require mask wearing during interstate travel — part of a sprawling 200-page national pandemic strategy[1] he announced at a White House event. Taken together, the orders signal …

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Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes, Maker Claims

An unusual experiment to prevent nursing home staff members and residents from infection with the coronavirus has succeeded, the drug maker Eli Lilly announced on Thursday. A drug containing monoclonal antibodies — laboratory-grown virus-fighters — prevented symptomatic infections in residents who were exposed to the virus, even the frail older people who are most vulnerable, …

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‘Going From Week to Week,’ Cuomo Warns of Vaccine Supply

new video loaded: ‘Going From Week to Week,’ Cuomo Warns of Vaccine Supply transcript Back bars 0:00/1:02 –1:02 transcript ‘Going From Week to Week,’ Cuomo Warns of Vaccine Supply A limited supply of available vaccine doses has affected New York’s Covid-19 vaccination efforts, with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo saying the state will temporarily run out …

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Inside a Nursing Home as Vaccine Arrives: ‘I Hope Everybody Takes It’

The jab took seconds. The planning took weeks. The approval of Pfizer’s novel coronavirus vaccine in December brought hope to the residents and staff members at Staten Island’s Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. The facility was hit hard: It lost more than 40 residents to the virus last year and struggled financially as …

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¿En qué consiste el plan de estímulo de 1,9 billones de dólares de Biden?

El salario mínimo podría aumentar Después de mantenerse estable en 7,25 dólares durante más de un decenio, el salario mínimo federal aumentaría a 15 dólares por hora conforme a la propuesta de Biden, lo que también pondría fin al salario mínimo y al salario submínimo de las personas con discapacidad. Muchos estados y localidades[1] ya …

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