Astellas Pharma paused the screening and dosing of an investigational gene therapy for patients with X-linked Myotubular My-opathy (XLMTM) following a serious adverse event report in a trial participant.

A new study on Covid-19 behavior has found that patients affected by the virus might have died due to a buildup of coronavirus directly in the lungs and not because of a secondary infection. 

New York Governor Kathy Hochul revealed 12,000 more people died of Covid-19 than was reported under her predecessor, making good on Hochul’s promise for greater transparency on just her second day leading the state.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report showing that unvaccinated people are 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with Covid-19 than those who are fully vaccinated against the disease.

Florida’s largest school district on Aug. 18 imposed a mask mandate in defiance of the state’s governor, another chapter in the coronavirus political battle in the southern United States where new infections are highest.

The United States reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths on Aug. 17 – equating to around 42 fatalities an hour – according to a Reuters tally, as the Delta variant continues to ravage parts of the country with low vaccination rates.

Lisa Stockman Mauriello has passed from her battle with ALS. As a loving wife and proud mother of three boys who all just graduated this year, it was with great elation that Lisa was able to personally witness these milestones. This was her primary goal. As a professional committed to helping people advocate for better healthcare, getting access to a medicine designed to give people like her more time with their families was another goal.

Eli Lilly is in the news for positive Olumiant data in Covid-19, a drop in Covid-19 product sales for second-quarter 2021, and a protest of one of the company’s ads.

An Illinois jury on July 30 refused to hold Johnson & Johnson liable for a woman’s death from ovarian cancer, which her family blamed on decades of using the company’s talc-based powders.

Life expectancy in the United States fell by a year and a half in 2020 to 77.3 years – the lowest level since 2003 – primarily due to the deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, a U.S. health agency said on July 21.