Intel Giving Employees $250 to Get COVID Vaccine

Intel is ramping up its efforts to encourage its employees to get the COVID vaccine, offering a $250 incentive.

Apple Maps Now Showing COVID-19 Vaccination Locations

Apple Maps has been updated to display COVID-19 vaccination locations, making it that much easier to set up an appointment.

FDA Approves Quidel QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test

he U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Quidel QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test, another antigen test where certain individuals can rapidly collect and test their sample at home.

FDA: COVID Vaccine Variants Won’t Need Lengthy Testing

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has indicated that updates to COVID vaccines aimed at virus variants will not need lengthy testing.

Amazon Offers Support For President Biden’s Vaccination Plans

Amazon has congratulated President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration and offered its support in ramping up the vaccine rollout.

Hackers Targeting COVID-19 Vaccine Companies

Microsoft has revealed that “nation-state” actors have been targeting the companies and researchers working on COVID-19 vaccines.

Coronavirus: Rescale Partners With Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud For Vaccine Research

In the race to create a COVID-19 vaccine, Rescale has partnered with both Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Flu Shots: The Pros And Cons Of The Vaccine

It’s flu season, the time of year when sneezes, coughs and fevers seem almost inevitable. One of the ways you can try to avoid catching the flu is by getting an annual flu shot. Some doctors insist that flu shots…

Jenny McCarthy Says She’s Pro-Vaccination

Model and The View host Jenny McCarthy has claimed that she was misunderstood on her stance on vaccines, firing back with a column on the Chicago Sun-Times. Just last month, the “Playboy Playmate of the Year” was called out by…

Mumps Outbreak at OSU Renews Prevention Discussion

Mumps continues to make a comeback this year, recently hitting Ohio State University after making the rounds at Fordham University last month. The number of infections in reports steadily increased: 11, then 13, 23, and finally 28. Victims included students…

HIV Prevention Shot Shows Promise

An experimental drug to prevent HIV has been showing a lot of promise, according to researchers. At the AIDS conference on Tuesday, AIDS expert Dr. Robert Grant from the Gladstone Institute said that the drug has been tested on two…

New Flu Vaccine: No More Needles?

It’s not an easy thing to own up to, but a lot of people are afraid of needles. The dreaded “shot” has kept many an adult out of the doctor’s office. Even as we tell sobbing little kids that it’s…

Mumps Outbreak: 14 Fordham Dorm Students Infected Since January

An outbreak of the mumps has spread across two of the Fordham University campuses, with the number of infected students rising each day since Monday. “The University community was notified that there has now been one case of suspected mumps…

Flu Running Rampant; Blamed For Multiple Deaths

The flu virus is causing widespread panic again this year, with the largest outbreak since the H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic that swept through the U.S. in 2009. Several deaths have already been reported nationwide this season, with 4 dead in…

New Bird Flu Infects First Human

Zoonosis occurs when a disease or sickness in a non-human animal is transmitted to a human being. Approximately 61% of 1415 pathogenic infections to human beings are zoonotic. The first case of a bird-to-human transmission of infection came in China…

Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise

Cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, are rising in some areas of the United States. Nevada is one area that has seen a rise in whooping cough cases in 2013, with Clark County having 103 reported cases of…