New Google COVID-19 database could hold key to disease’s mysteries

New Google COVID-19 database could hold key to disease’s mysteries

By DR. MAIA OU, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 still puzzles researchers, but the public release of a new database may help scientists solve some of the mysteries lingering around this devastating disease.An international team of researchers from institutions including Boston Children's Hospital and…
Four former surgeons general join call for ‘National Vaccine Day’

Four former surgeons general join call for ‘National Vaccine Day’

By ZOE MAGEE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Four former surgeons general are joining a campaign calling for a National Vaccine Day to "focus our nation's attention on the importance of vaccination."In a letter exclusively obtained by ABC News, the doctors call on President Joe Biden to consider enacting the…
How falling levels of COVID-19 tests could threaten pandemic fight

How falling levels of COVID-19 tests could threaten pandemic fight

By MATTHEW VANN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As the effort to vaccinate Americans intensifies, daily COVID-19 test numbers are falling nationwide, an alarming sign to public health experts who say the tests are still crucial to containing the virus.Testing has been a fraught and highly politicized issue from the…
Philadelphia doctor takes her push for health equity to next level: vaccines

Philadelphia doctor takes her push for health equity to next level: vaccines

By JON SCHLOSBERG, ABC News (PHILADELPHIA) -- Once again, it is Dr. Ala Stanford to the rescue, this time confronting Philadelphia’s vaccine inequities head on.Last April, Stanford became frustrated with the city’s slow pace of COVID-19 testing, especially in Black and brown communities, and in a span of 48 hours…
Baby born deaf reacts to hearing music for first time

Baby born deaf reacts to hearing music for first time

By HALEY YAMADA and ERIC NOLL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- After months of appointments, testing, fittings and surgery, one baby’s first time hearing music was caught on camera in a touching moment.Manning James Roldan of Clifton Forge, Virginia, was born deaf in both ears. On Dec. 30, 2020, the…
WHO panel advises against hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

WHO panel advises against hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — A World Health Organization panel is now advising against the use of hydroxychloroquine, the controversial drug promoted heavily by the Trump administration, to treat patients infected with COVID-19. The international health agency announced Monday that a panel of experts for its guideline development…
COVID survivors network launches site to help patients get antibody treatments

COVID survivors network launches site to help patients get antibody treatments

BY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — They survived the coronavirus and now they are paying it forward by giving current patients a fighting chance to share their story. The coalition, Survivor Corps, launched an online portal, gotcovid.org, Monday that directs people who recently tested positive for COVID-19 to…