MONDAY, Aug. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — All Amazon warehouse workers must wear masks as of Aug. 9, whether or not they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, the company says. Previously, only unvaccinated employees had to wear masks. The policy change announced Friday was made due to “the concerning spread ofContinue Reading

FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Israelis who are over the age of 60 and fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be offered booster shots, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Thursday. The announcement comes amid increasing infections and indications that the vaccine’s efficacy fades over time, the Associated Press reported.Continue Reading

In a HealthDay Now interview, Mabel Jong heard from experts with inside knowledge on the FDA’s controversial approval of aducanumab. First up is Dr. G. Caleb Alexander, a professor at Johns Hopkins who served on the FDA advisory committee that nearly unanimously advised against approving Biogen’s controversial new Alzheimer’s drug. Then, a conversation between Dr. Anton Porsteinsson, a principal investigator for the drug trial, and Dr. Ken Lin, a primary care physician who, like most clinicians surveyed in a new poll, has his concerns and has said he will not prescribe the new drug.Continue Reading