Tag Archives: Year

A coronavirus vaccine may arrive next year. ‘Herd immunity’ will take longer.

Anthony Fauci, the foremost infectious diseases expert in the U.S., has said a coronavirus vaccine could be available within 12 to 18 months. His timeline isn’t just ambitious; it’s unprecedented speed for a vaccine, which typically take many years of testing to make it to market. The challenges are many. Any vaccine available at such… Read More »

Social distancing may be needed for ‘most of year’

Social distancing would be needed for “at least half of the year” to stop intensive care units being overwhelmed, according to the government’s scientific advisers. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) recommended alternating between more and less strict measures for most of a year. Strict measures include school closures and social distancing for everyone.… Read More »

After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »