Latest from Lenny Bernstein

Coronavirus infections dropping where people are vaccinated, rising where they are not, Post analysis finds

As recently as June 4, states with higher vaccination rates did not have significantly lower case rates than states where few people were vaccinated.
  • Jun 14, 2021

Delta variant accounts for 6 percent of new U.S. coronavirus infections

But vaccines appear to be highly effective in blocking symptoms of the latest, fast-spreading version of the coronavirus, health officials reported June 8.
  • Jun 8, 2021

Coronavirus infections drop below 30,000 daily in continuing sign of recovery

Experts debate how to track the pandemic’s next stage, with the CDC criticized after it halts a count of ‘breakthrough infections’ in people with no symptoms.
  • May 22, 2021

A more powerful naloxone is on the way. The question is whether it’s needed.

The FDA approved a stronger version of the drug that reverses opioid overdoses. Some critics fear it could cause harm.
  • May 17, 2021

What you need to know about the CDC’s new mask guidelines

What happens to kids under 12? How do you know if someone is vaccinated?
  • May 14, 2021

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.
  • May 4, 2021

FDA promises to move to ban menthol in cigarettes, flavored cigars within a year

A menthol ban has long been sought by civil rights and anti-tobacco groups, who say the products have disproportionately harmed Black communities
  • Apr 29, 2021

People seeking coronavirus vaccine appear eager to receive Johnson & Johnson

One-and-done convenience of the company’s product seems to outweigh concerns over its link to a rare blood-clotting condition.
  • Apr 29, 2021

The Johnson & Johnson pause hit just as the country needs to reach out to more Americans

Getting to the homebound, the homeless and the hesitant is easier with a one-dose vaccine
  • Apr 23, 2021

What you should do if you’ve received the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

Six women who had the vaccine suffered from cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, a rare blood clot. Here’s what to know about symptoms of blood clots if you received the vaccine.
  • Apr 15, 2021