Category Archives: ABC Health News

Fauci warns progress in COVID fight appears to have stalled

Fauci warns progress in COVID fight appears to have stalled

ABC NewsBy ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — At the White House COVID response team briefing Friday, top U.S. health officials warned that recent progress in declining case numbers appears to have stalled and that restrictions shouldn’t be eased until the U.S. baseline is much lower.Numbers have fallen precipitously since early January, but the seven-day…Read more »

7-year-old fighting multiple health conditions brings smiles to millions on TikTok

7-year-old fighting multiple health conditions brings smiles to millions on TikTok

Kyla ThompsonBy NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A girl who’s been hospitalized for most of her life is inspiring millions with her contagious spirit.Isabella Thompson, 7, was born with hirschsprung’s disease, severe combined immunodeficiency and a form of dwarfism. Bella has had 21 surgeries, including a bone marrow transplant, and is on the wait list for…Read more »

FDA advisers sign off on Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Here’s what happens next

FDA advisers sign off on Johnson & Johnson vaccine: Here’s what happens next

Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesBy STEPHANIE EBBS and ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — An independent advisory panel of infectious disease experts, doctors and scientists voted unanimously to recommend the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson for emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, a step closer to making a…Read more »

J&J vaccine is up for review: Here’s what happens next

J&J vaccine is up for review: Here’s what happens next

Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesBy STEPHANIE EBBS and ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The nation’s third vaccine against COVID-19 is up for review Friday by an independent advisory panel of infectious disease experts, doctors and scientists.It’s a critical step in determining whether Americans will get access to the vaccine. A recommendation…Read more »

COVID-19 vaccine testing on children: What scientists want you to know

COVID-19 vaccine testing on children: What scientists want you to know

MarsBars/iStockBy DR. RAEHANNAH JAMSHIDI, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Though Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser, predicted a COVID-19 vaccine may not be available for high schoolers until the fall and for younger kids until early next year, scientists and vaccine makers say studies are moving as quickly as possible to ensure…Read more »