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Jacqueline Howard

CNN

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent:
  • CNN
  • WESH 2 News
Past:
  • HuffPost
  • HuffPost Australia

Recent articles by Jacqueline:

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The new Omicron variant is a pandemic gut check

The emergence of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant feels like a pandemic gut check. → Read More

Here are the questions to ask family and friends to avoid COVID-19 at holiday gatherings

Experts say there are some important questions you can ask to help weigh your risk. → Read More

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To avoid Covid, here are four questions to ask family and friends ahead of Thanksgiving gatherings

Thursday marks the second Thanksgiving during the coronavirus pandemic. Many grandparents are excitedly planning to see their grandchildren. Friends are dressing their dining tables for turkey and loved ones. Some people have flights booked or road trips scheduled. → Read More

Fully vaccinated people can celebrate holidays with no mask

According to recent data published by the CDC, nearly 196 million people, or 59% of the total U.S. population have been fully vaccinated. → Read More

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CDC recommends Covid-19 boosters for all adults

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky endorsed the use of Covid-19 vaccine boosters Friday for all adults. → Read More

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Key decisions on Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine boosters for all adults could come this week

If the FDA authorizes the boosters for all adults and CDC's vaccine advisers support recommending them, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky must sign off on the recommendation before they can be officially administered. However, the majority of adults are already eligible to receive boosters.The FDA had already authorized boosters for anyone 65 and older who was vaccinated at least six months ago… → Read More

A second HIV patient may have been 'cured' of infection without stem cell treatment

The 30-year-old woman is only the second patient who has been described as achieving this sterilizing cure without help from stem cell transplantation or other treatment. → Read More

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A second HIV patient may have been 'cured' of infection without stem cell treatment, in extremely rare case

Researchers say they have found a second patient whose body seemingly had rid itself of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS -- supporting hope that it may be possible someday to find a way to cure more people of the virus. → Read More

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HHS withdraws Trump administration policy that limited FDA review of certain Covid-19 tests

The Biden administration is withdrawing a policy established under the Trump administration that limited the FDA's review process of certain lab tests, including some Covid-19 tests. → Read More

What could the end of the COVID-19 pandemic look like?

Public health leaders anticipate that in the future, the world could track the spread of COVID-19 in ways similar to how the seasonal flu is monitored. → Read More

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What the end of the Covid-19 pandemic could look like

Covid-19 is here to stay. But there will come a day when it's no longer a pandemic, when cases are no longer out of control and hospitals aren't at great risk of overflowing with patients. Many experts predict the spread of coronavirus will look and feel more like seasonal influenza. → Read More

Novavax to complete COVID vaccine data submission

If the FDA gives the green light, the first 100 million doses of the protein-based vaccine will be ready to ship following authorization, according to Novavax CEO. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine program for kids 'running at full strength' week of Nov. 8, White House says

Pfizer's vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 is not only reformulated at one-third the dose, but re-packaged — with a new orange top, so it will be difficult to mix up with the adult vaccine. → Read More

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Public health groups worry threats to local officials could escalate as US plans vaccine rollout for kids

Travis McAdam scours local newspapers and extremist social media content, along with receiving personal reports from community members about the threats. → Read More

Brain fog in COVID-19 patients can persist for months, study finds

The researchers noted that hospitalized patients were more likely to have impairments in attention, executive functioning, category fluency and memory. → Read More

Booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shows 95.6% efficacy in Phase 3 trial

Pfizer noted that "efficacy was consistent irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity or comorbid conditions." → Read More

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HHS' Dr. Rachel Levine sworn in as US' first openly transgender four-star officer

Dr. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services, made history Tuesday as the first openly transgender four-star officer across the nation's eight uniformed services. → Read More

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Instead of quarantine for Covid-exposed students, some schools are trying test-to-stay

For test-to-stay, if Covid-exposed students test negative and have no symptoms, they can continue going to school in person. If the exposed student tests positive, they must isolate at home. → Read More

Doctors are seeing more advanced cancer cases related to pandemic-delayed screenings and treatment

Across the country, there have been fewer cancer screenings and barriers to getting treatment. Now, doctors worry that delays have led to patients arriving at their offices with advanced cancer. → Read More

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Doctors see advanced cancer cases in the wake of pandemic-delayed screenings and treatment

Anne LaPorte, a registered nurse, was fatigued and had some back pain. → Read More