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Risk of mRNA Covid booster causing heart inflammation in young adults continues to worry scientists, Dr. Ofer Levy says

The risk of mRNA Covid booster shots causing heart inflammation in young adults continues to worry top scientists weighing whether to approve third doses for anyone over 12, Dr. Ofer Levy, a voting member of the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory panel, said Friday. Levy, the director of the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, spoke… Read More »

Medicare Advantage, Part D plans with 4 or more stars soaring, CMS says

Dive Brief: CMS released its 2022 rankings designed to help beneficiaries compare Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans ahead of Medicare open enrollment, which begins Friday and runs through Dec. 7. The agency ranks plans on a scale of one to five stars that beneficiaries can see through Medicare.gov. About 68% of… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says U.S. is ‘vastly underestimating’ level of Covid delta spread

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday he believes the U.S. is significantly undercounting the number of Covid delta infections, making it difficult to know whether the highly transmissible strain is causing higher-than-expected hospitalization and death rates. “We don’t know what the denominator is right now,” Gottlieb said in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “I… Read More »

Biden says more Americans will die as delta variant spreads: ‘You know it’s going to happen’

President Joe Biden said Thursday that Covid deaths in the United States will continue to rise due to the spread of the “dangerous” delta variant, calling it a “serious concern.” “Six hundred thousand-plus Americans have died, and with this delta variant you know there’s going to be others as well. You know it’s going to… Read More »

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »