FDA scientists didn’t reach a firm conclusion about whether there’s enough evidence for J&J boosters, citing shortcomings with the company’s data and little information on protection against the extra-contagious delta variant.
Statewide hospitalizations due to COVID-19 decreased from 1,729 on Monday to 1,708 on Tuesday. More than 21% of Indiana’s intensive care unit beds are occupied by COVID patients.
The Food and Drug Administration said the vaping device from R.J. Reynolds can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes.
On Thursday, advisers are expected to consider data supporting a third shot of Moderna, which would be the equivalent of a half-dose of the original shot. The booster would be administered at least six months after initial vaccination.
The state health department’s tracking shows Indiana giving about 6,000 shots a day through last week—about half the rate from early September.
These 18 events put 2021 in second place for the most billion-dollar disasters behind 2020, when there were 22 such events.
The Indiana State Department of Healthreported 1,114 new cases of COVID-19, raising the pandemic total in the state to 987,164 cases.
The Affordable Care Act requires not-for-profit hospitals to tell patients about financial help, but it leaves the details for how that gets done or the extent of the assistance largely up to them. Patient counselors see little consistency.
The total number of doses being administered in the U.S. is climbing toward an average of 1 million per day, almost double the level from mid-July.
The state released the latest statistics for so-called breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and deaths on Thursday.
At OrthoIndy, John Ryan will share strategic and operational oversight with Dr. Edward Hellman under a so-called “dyad leadership” model with a physician president and a non-physician CEO.
An Indiana state senator who spent 10 days in a hospital’s intensive care unit with COVID-19 says he stands behind his decision to not get vaccinated against the illness.
If regulators give the go-ahead, reduced-dose shots could begin within a matter of weeks for the roughly 28 million U.S. children in that age group.
The administration said the plan to buy rapid, at-home coronavirus tests should address ongoing shortages and quadruple the number of tests available to Americans by December,
Congress sent billions of dollars in federal pandemic relief to schools across the nation this year. But with few limits on how the funding can be spent, some districts have used large portions to cover athletics projects they couldn’t previously afford.
The company said Tuesday that the treatment, known as AZD7442, would be the first long-acting antibody combination to receive an emergency authorization for COVID-19 prevention.