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For Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19 Pneumonia, Tofacitinib May Be Beneficial

Compared with placebo, this Janus kinase inhibitor was associated with lower risk for death or respiratory failure in such patients. In patients hospitalized with COVID-19, excess inflammation generally underlies clinical progression. By reducing cytokine production, Janus kinase (Jak) inhibitors tamp down inflammation. Now, investigators report results of an industry-supported trial […]

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Effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna Vaccines Against COVID-19 Among Hospitalized Adults Aged ≥65 Years — United States, January–March 2021

Adults aged ≥65 years are at increased risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19 and were identified as a priority group to receive the first COVID-19 vaccines approved for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in the United States (1–3). In an evaluation at 24 hospitals in 14 states,* the […]

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