COVID-19 News

COVID-19 News

A collection of features and news articles published in ASH Clinical News related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Therapeutic Heparin May Benefit Moderately Ill, Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

The use of therapeutic heparin in hospitalized patients with moderately severe COVID-19 and increased D-dimer did not reduce the risk of a composite of...

Pfizer Initiates Trial to Test PF-07321332 for the Prevention of COVID-19

Pfizer has launched a study investigating an oral antiviral drug for the prevention of COVID-19 infection among individuals who have been exposed to the...

Could Changing Indoor Air Quality Standards Eliminate Respiratory Illnesses?

Sewage systems in London vanquished cholera in the 19th century. Pesticides, wide-scale landscape management, and window screens that kept out mosquitos eliminated yellow fever...
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Blunted Response to COVID-19 Vaccines in Transplant and Cellular Therapy Recipients

Many patients who undergo bone marrow transplant and CAR-T cell therapy do not mount a detectable humoral response to authorized COVID-19 vaccines, according to...

FDA Authorizes Booster Shots for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals

In an amendment to its emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a...

Austin, Texas Reports Single Digit ICU Beds

On August 8, the city of Austin, Texas issued an emergency alert warning residents that the area had just six intensive care unit (ICU)...

Counterfeit COVID Vaccine Cards on the Rise Amid Mandates

COVID-19 vaccine mandates across the U.S. and Europe have created a market for counterfeit proof of vaccination. In the U.S., which lacks a single federal...

White House Names Long COVID a Disability Under Civil Rights Law

The White House released new guidance on long COVID, announcing that the condition could be legally considered a disability under the Americans With Disabilities...

Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine May Boost Protection for Transplant Recipients

According to results from a small study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccine may boost protection in patients who...
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How Long Does Immunity Last After SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies?

Preliminary data presented at EHA2021 Virtual, the annual congress of the European Hematology Association, suggest that the duration of antibody-mediated protection against reinfection with...
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