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Olympics should be canceled due to COVID-19 surge, say Tokyo doctors

A prominent primary-care organization in Japan is calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. The Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association, which represents about 6,000 primary-care physicians, said in an open letter to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga that Tokyo hospitals “have their hands full and have almost no spare… Read More »

Taraji P. Henson launches campaign to help Black students combat racial bias

Loading the player… Over the past few years, Taraji P. Henson has become a crusader for mental health awareness. In an effort to combat mental health distress in the classroom due to racial bias, the actress has launched The Unspoken Curriculum, a mental health campaign that provides a safe place for children to discuss mental health issues… Read More »

Two times a year is better than four: people spend less time off ART if they only visit their clinic every six months, African study shows

A cluster-randomised study in Zambia and Malawi has confirmed that patients with stable, non-complicated HIV infection are less likely to have gaps in their supply of antiretroviral therapy (ART) if they only visit their clinic and get their medication every six months instead of every three months or less. The study found that 17.7% of… Read More »

Transparency by drug companies, scrutiny by journalists, vital in vaccine news

Pfizer’s chairman and CEO proclaimed in a Pfizer company news release: “Today is a great day for science and humanity.” In that PR news release – but only in that format – Pfizer announced early results of “a vaccine efficacy rate above 90%, at 7 days after the second dose.” That’s about all we know… Read More »