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AstraZeneca, Oxford say their vaccine is up to 90% effective

By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(LONDON) -- U.K.-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and England's University of Oxford announced Monday that late-stage trials show their COVID-19 vaccine was up to 90% effective in preventing the disease.The results are based on interim analysis of phase 3 trials in the United Kingdom and Brazil, which…... Read More

Hospitals nationwide face shortage of medical staff amid spike in COVID-19 cases

BY: STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- Goshen Health Hospital in Indiana has had to issue a public call for help from people with medical experience. In a Facebook post, the CEO wrote, “We invite you to consider if you are someone who could make a difference.”The Mayo Clinic…... Read More

'Imagine watching a patient suffocating': ICU nurse's powerful message

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(AURORA, Ill.) -- A nurse's words on the immense personal toll of treating COVID-19 patients has gone viral, including grabbing the attention of her local mayor.At this week's city council committee meeting in Aurora, Illinois, Mayor Richard Irvin read the powerful message posted to Facebook Saturday…... Read More

Alex Trebek marks World Pancreatic Cancer Day in pre-recorded video message

(NEW YORK) -- Alex Trebek died earlier this month after his long battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but not before delivering a heartfelt message to Jeopardy! viewers.At the beginning of Thursday's episode of the game show, which was pre-taped, Trebek shared a message in honor of World Pancreatic Cancer…... Read More

Pfizer, BioNTech to seek FDA authorization Friday for COVID-19 vaccine

By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Pfizer and partner BioNTech announced they will submit a request on Friday to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate.The submission, which is based on a vaccine efficacy rate of 95% demonstrated in the Phase…... Read More

Med students create new Hippocratic oath to address racial injustice in health care

By MARIYA MOSELEY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A group of medical students are hoping to spark change by tackling deeply-rooted racial disparities in the health industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.Incoming first-year medical students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have teamed up to put their spin on…... Read More

Contact tracing for COVID-19 maxed out in Colorado

By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(DENVER) -- Colorado's contact tracing capacity is tapped out, according to local health departments."Right now, we have about 1,400 cases or contacts of cases waiting to be reached out to," Christine Billings, the emergency preparedness and response coordinator for Jefferson County Public Health, told ABC Denver…... Read More

Nursing home worker says COVID-19 restrictions causing depression in residents

By ANTHONY RIVAS and BRAD MIELKE, ABC News(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Eight months since the coronavirus caused widespread lockdowns across the country, a dietitian at a nursing home in Sacramento, California, said its residents have been suffering from isolation, and it has led to a slate of emotional and behavioral problems.“The…... Read More

An American tragedy: Inside the towns hardest hit by coronavirus

By ERIN SCHUMAKER and MARK NICHOLS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A South Dakota doctor is moonlighting as a newspaper columnist, urging readers to protect themselves against the virus that killed both his parents.The sheriff in a Kansas town is fighting for his life in a Denver hospital he was sent…... Read More

Oxford University vaccine results show strong immune response in older demographic

By ZOE MAGEE, ABC News(LONDON) -- Oxford University Thursday morning announced more promising news in the development of its COVID-19 vaccine. The results from Phase 2 of its AZD122 vaccine trial, published in the Lancet on Thursday, show that the vaccine is as effective for the older demographic as it…... Read More

Pfizer and Moderna: How two very different companies developed a COVID vaccine

By SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Pfizer and Moderna are likely to be the first companies to see their respective vaccines authorized in the United States, possibly before the end of this year.Though their journeys to a COVID-19 vaccine have been eerily similar, the companies themselves could not be…... Read More