HHS, HUD team up to bring coronavirus vaccines to public housing and shelters

The partnership is part of the Biden administration’s efforts to promote equity in the pandemic response. Health

Biden commits to waiving vaccine patents, driving wedge with pharmaceutical companies

Dozens of developing countries back the proposal, arguing it will allow them to rapidly produce their own generic vaccines, rather than wait months or years for sufficient doses. Health

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine offers strong protection against key variants of concern, real-world data from Qatar shows

The findings back up laboratory tests that had suggested the vaccine would protect against variants first identified in South Africa and Britain. Health

U.S. birthrate falls to its lowest rate in decades in wake of the pandemic

It is the biggest annual decrease in almost half a century — suggesting the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated an existing trend. Health

Organ collection agencies told to improve performance or face tighter rules

With 107,000 people waiting for kidneys, hearts, livers and other organs, a Congressional subcommittee renewed efforts to force organ procurement organizations to improve Health

White House will make unordered vaccine supply available to other states

Unordered doses will go into a federal bank available to states where demand continues to outstrip supply. Health