In a pair of new studies, Yale researchers document a widespread and increasing level of overcrowding in America’s emergency departments (EDs), a crisis that puts patient safety and access to care at risk.
- August 24, 2022Source: News 8 WTNH.COM
New COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are rolling out sooner than most expected, after Labor Day. Both Pfizer and Moderna have now applied for emergency use authorization and the government is expected to act fast. Yale Medicine Physician Arjun Venkatesh explains how the new booster will protect against both the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the omicron variant.
- June 17, 2022Source: HuffPost
We’ve seen second COVID-19 boosters recommended for older adults and people with underlying health conditions — but what about the general population? Will another booster shot be recommended for everyone in the fall to fend off a winter surge? Or will the next booster campaign be geared to those most at risk for developing severe disease?
- June 15, 2022
Health Headlines: Wednesday is the last day for emergency authorization for COVID shots for kids under 5Source: WTNH
In today’s health headlines, this is decision day for emergency authorization for COVID shots for kids under 5. Plus, new information is out today on paxlovan tablets for COVID. Dr. Arjun Venkatesh, Chief of Emergency Medicine Administration at Yale Medicine, and associate professor at Yale School of Medicine, is discussing these topics.
- June 08, 2022
Health Headlines: New COVID vaccine targets omicron, monkeypox travel warning and successful cancer trialSource: WTNH
In health headlines, Moderna has created the first COVID-19 vaccine that targets a variant, the CDC raises the travel warning to level two for overseas travel due to monkeypox and a cancer drug that eradicated tumors in a small trial. Drug maker Moderna said its new combination vaccine is much more effective against the omicron variant and will likely produce more antibodies several months down the line. Experts say that could create a road map for a yearly vaccine, much like the flu vaccine.
- June 01, 2022Source: WTNH
Many planning to travel this summer are wondering if mask mandates will return to airline and public transportation travel. The Justice Department has made a plea to a federal appeals court aimed at bringing mandatory mask wearing back on airline travel. Yale Medicine Physician Arjun Venkatesh said wearing masks on an airplane, mandate or not, is still just common sense.
- June 01, 2022Source: Health
Some patients who have taken Pfizer's Paxlovid medication—an antiviral drug used to prevent severe illness from COVID-19—have experienced a recurrence in their symptoms in the days after completing the treatment.
- May 18, 2022Source: WTNH
COVID-19 reinfections are now being seen more often by doctors in the U.S. and in Connecticut. “COVID reinfections are certainly possible just like many other viruses we’ve had in the past, the common cold you can get a reinfection from,” said Yale’s Chief of Emergency Medicine Administration Dr. Arjun Venkatesh.
- May 04, 2022Source: WTNH
In today’s health headlines, could a nose spray be the defense against COVID variants? Plus, a new preprint study on a “universal” COVID vaccine candidate, and a report that only 18 percent of parents will get their young children vaccinated.
- April 27, 2022Source: WTNH
In today’s health headlines, what does it mean that Dr. Anthony Fauci says we are no longer in a full pandemic phase as more than half of Americans have caught COVID-19. Plus, access to antivirals may be increasing.