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June 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Novavax Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Shows 90% Efficacy Rate

The Gaithersburg biotechnology company, Novavax, announced Monday morning data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials which were conducted in the United States and Mexico. Novavax found that the trial, which began in December and enrolled 29,960 participants, had an overall efficacy rate of 90.04%. Last year, Novavax was awarded $1.6 billion from the […]

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June 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg Woman – And Her Cat – Score on Jeopardy!

Answer: A biomedical engineer from Gaithersburg who was a contestant on TV’s Jeopardy. Question: Who is Lydia Glaw? Glaw was one of three contestants on Wednesday evening’s episode of the popular quiz show. While Glaw aced Final Jeopardy, she ended her one-day stint in second place with a score of $4,041 which means she walked […]

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June 3, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

La FDA Advierte sobre Comer Cigarras si Tiene Alergias a los Mariscos

Muchos residentes de Maryland se han dado el gusto de comer cigarras o chicharras llenas de proteínas. Sin embargo, algunas personas deberían pensarlo dos veces antes de disfrutar de uno de los insectos comestibles y crujientes que surgen del suelo cada 17 años. “¡Sí! ¡Tenemos que decirlo!”, Tuiteó la FDA el miércoles. “No coma #cicadas […]

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June 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

FDA Says Don’t Eat Cicadas If You Have Seafood Allergies

Many Marylanders have been indulging by eating protein-filled cicadas. However, some people should think twice before they enjoy one of the crunchy, edible insects that come up from the ground every 17 years. “Yep! We have to say it!,” the FDA tweeted on Wednesday. “Don’t eat #cicadas if you’re allergic to seafood as these insects […]

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May 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Moderna Asegura que su Vacuna es Segura para Jóvenes a Partir de los 12 Años

Los funcionarios de salud del condado de Montgomery alientan a los jóvenes a vacunarse ahora que la vacuna Pfizer COVID-19 ha sido autorizada para el grupo de edad de 12 a 15 años. Así mismo, la empresa farmacéutica Moderna afirmó el martes que su vacuna protege a los jóvenes a partir de los 12 años. […]

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May 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Leaders Preparing for Pfizer Vaccine Expansion to Ages 12-15

After Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was FDA-approved for youths ages 12-15 on Monday, Montgomery County leaders are preparing to administer shots to young residents. The eligibility expansion still requires final approval from a CDC advisory committee, which is set to meet Wednesday. During a county council meeting Tuesday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said leaders […]

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April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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April 13, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Suspenden uso de la Vacuna Johnson & Johnson Debido a Seis Casos de Coágulos de Sangre

El uso de la vacuna Covid-19 de Johnson & Johnson se ha detenido “por precaución” mientras se estudian seis incidentes de coágulos sanguíneos raros y graves, y se alerta a los profesionales médicos sobre qué buscar y cómo tratar a cualquiera que los experimente, dijo la Dra. Janet Woodcock, administradora interina de la Comisión de […]

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April 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Paused Due to Six Blood Clot Cases

Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been paused “out of an abundance of caution” while six incidents of rare and severe blood clots are studied, and medical professionals are alerted to what to look for and how to treat anyone experiencing these conditions, Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting U.S. Food and Drug Commission […]

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March 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Dr. Fauci: ‘Definitivamente Tomaría la Vacuna Johnson & Johnson’

El Dr. Anthony Fauci, Jefe Asesor Médico del Presidente Biden y Director del Instituto Nacional de Alergias y Enfermedades Infecciosas, dijo que “definitivamente tomaría la vacuna Johnson & Johnson”, en un video reciente de preguntas y respuestas en Twitter. There’s now a third safe COVID-19 vaccine, so we asked Dr. Fauci to walk us through […]

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