COVID-19 Vaccines Appear Safe During Pregnancy: Early Data
COVID-19 Vaccines Appear Safe During Pregnancy: Early Data
Scientists at the US CDC report no red flags in a preliminary analysis of the safety of Pfizer/BioNTech’s and Moderna’s mRNA-based immunizations among expectant mothers.
COVID-19 Vaccines Appear Safe During Pregnancy: Early Data
COVID-19 Vaccines Appear Safe During Pregnancy: Early Data

Scientists at the US CDC report no red flags in a preliminary analysis of the safety of Pfizer/BioNTech’s and Moderna’s mRNA-based immunizations among expectant mothers.

Scientists at the US CDC report no red flags in a preliminary analysis of the safety of Pfizer/BioNTech’s and Moderna’s mRNA-based immunizations among expectant mothers.

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Severe Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Are Rare: CDC
Severe Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Are Rare: CDC
Lisa Winter | Jan 7, 2021
The majority of people experiencing anaphylaxis had a history of allergic reactions, a report by the agency finds.
Science Advocates’ Wishlist for the Biden Administration
Science Advocates’ Wishlist for the Biden Administration
Amanda Heidt | Jan 7, 2021
From immigration reform to climate change amelioration, researchers and science policy advocates share their hopes for 2021 and beyond.
Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies
Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies
Jef Akst | Oct 28, 2020
J. Michael Lane was the director of the CDC’s successful program to eradicate smallpox.
No, the CDC Has Not “Quietly Updated” COVID-19 Death Estimates
No, the CDC Has Not “Quietly Updated” COVID-19 Death Estimates
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2020
An online conspiracy theory retweeted by President Donald Trump misconstrued data regarding the number of people who have died from the coronavirus.
Largest Seroprevalence Study in US Shows Vast COVID-19 Undercount
Largest Seroprevalence Study in US Shows Vast COVID-19 Undercount
Amanda Heidt | Jul 22, 2020
Actual cases may be as much as 6 to 24 times higher than reported, but we’re still a long way off from herd immunity.
CDC Bypassed Under New COVID-19 Reporting Guidelines
CDC Bypassed Under New COVID-19 Reporting Guidelines
Amanda Heidt | Jul 15, 2020
The Trump administration suggests deploying the National Guard to ensure timely data sharing into a new, centralized database.
Scientists Urge Consideration of Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Scientists Urge Consideration of Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Amanda Heidt | Jul 6, 2020
An open letter points to outbreaks that cannot be explained by large droplets and contact with surfaces alone.
First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought
First US COVID-19 Deaths Happened Weeks Earlier than Thought
Catherine Offord | Apr 22, 2020
Autopsies recently carried out in California show that one person died of the disease on February 6—three weeks before the nation recorded its first fatality.
CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Coronavirus Testing
CDC Lab Contamination Delayed Coronavirus Testing
Ashley Yeager | Apr 20, 2020
Assembling the first COVID-19 test kits in the same room as coronavirus material, along with other practices that didn’t follow protocol, made the tests unusable, officials say.
Logistical Hurdles Leave COVID-19 Test Kits Unused
Logistical Hurdles Leave COVID-19 Test Kits Unused
Amy Schleunes | Apr 10, 2020
Scientists at academic labs equipped to test for SARS-CoV-2 report that multiple barriers are preventing from them from operating at full capacity.
How SARS-CoV-2 Tests Work and What’s Next in COVID-19 Diagnostics
How SARS-CoV-2 Tests Work and What’s Next in COVID-19 Diagnostics
Bianca Nogrady | Mar 3, 2020
Current methods to detect infections of the novel coronavirus rely on identifying particular genetic sequences, but new assays are being developed to meet the growing demand for rapid answers.
Government’s Mixed Messages on Coronavirus Are Dangerous: Experts
Government’s Mixed Messages on Coronavirus Are Dangerous: Experts
Ashley Yeager | Feb 28, 2020
Administration officials have given contradictory statements about how COVID-19 will affect the US, and it is not clear who is leading the infectious disease response effort, critics say.
Coronavirus Test Kits May Yield Inconclusive Results
Coronavirus Test Kits May Yield Inconclusive Results
Amy Schleunes | Feb 13, 2020
Some US states are waiting for the CDC to send replacement enzymes necessary for carrying out SARS-CoV-2 assays.
Test for Novel Coronavirus Approved for Wide Deployment
Test for Novel Coronavirus Approved for Wide Deployment
Shawna Williams | Feb 6, 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration authorizes the distribution of the 2019-nCoV diagnostic to state health departments and other facilities.
Person-to-Person Spread of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in China
Person-to-Person Spread of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in China
Shawna Williams | Jan 21, 2020
The number of cases spikes as the World Health Organization plans an emergency meeting on containing the epidemic.
Spending Bill Boosts US Science Budgets, Unlocks Gun Research
Spending Bill Boosts US Science Budgets, Unlocks Gun Research
Ashley Yeager | Dec 17, 2019
The legislative package for 2020 allots $25 million for gun-violence research, which has been on hold for more than two decades.
Vitamin E Acetate Tied to Vaping Illnesses: CDC
Vitamin E Acetate Tied to Vaping Illnesses: CDC
Emily Makowski | Nov 11, 2019
The chemical was found in all 29 lung fluid samples tested.
CDC Shuts Down Army Lab’s Disease Research
CDC Shuts Down Army Lab’s Disease Research
Shawna Williams | Aug 6, 2019
The agency cites lapses in biosafety procedures at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Maryland.
Ebola Deaths Increase and Violence Threatens Safety of Operations
Ebola Deaths Increase and Violence Threatens Safety of Operations
Chia-Yi Hou | May 17, 2019
More than 1,100 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo that started in August 2018.