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.

Swiftly rising coronavirus cases across the United States and abroad fueled fears of a pandemic resurgence on July 19 and sent shockwaves through stock markets as the highly contagious Delta variant appeared to be taking hold.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy stood by federal guidance that those fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer needed to wear masks, while blaming social media companies for fueling vaccine misinformation.

A record number of Americans died of drug overdoses during 2020 as pandemic lockdowns made getting treatment difficult and dealers laced more drugs with a powerful synthetic opioid, according to data released on July 14 and health officials.