Category: Coronavirus

FDA Approves COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use

December 16th, 2020
  On December 11, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in people 16 years of age and older.   COVID-19 Vaccine   The initial delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine consists of nearly 3 million doses… more »

Is the Pandemic Affecting Your Teeth?

September 30th, 2020
  Has your jaw been feeling sore lately? Have you been having dental issues? The pandemic may be the cause.   Increase in Damaged Teeth   Pandemic-related anxiety is affecting our country’s mental health. That stress in turn, leads to clenching and… more »

COVID -19 Vaccine Does Well in Phase 1 Study

July 29th, 2020
  A Covid-19 vaccine developed by biotechnology company Moderna in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been found to induce immune response in all of the volunteers who received it in a Phase 1 study.   Potential COVID-19 Vac… more »

Wearing Facemasks can Help Slow Down Virus

June 17th, 2020
  Facemasks combined with other preventative measures, such as frequent hand washing and social distancing, can help slow the spread of the coronavirus.   New Research   Population-wide facemask use could push COVID-19 transmission down to controll… more »

Children Diagnosed with Kawasaki-like Illness

May 27th, 2020
  Children and adolescents are coming down with a rare inflammatory syndrome, potentially connected to COVID-19.   Rare Syndrome   Children are becoming ill with symptoms similar to toxic shock and Kawasaki disease. This includes inflammation of th… more »