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Presents The COVID-19 UPDATE WITH DAN PERKINS

Dan Perkins: What's on my Mind...

130 Nations Have No Vaccine

Dan Perkins: What's on my Mind...

COVID 19

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

Avoid taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen beforehand, say experts who have expressed concerns that these over-the-counter pain relievers could possibly dull the vaccine’s effectiveness.

The coronavirus variant...

that originated in the United Kingdom and has since been found in the U.S., is likely deadlier than other versions of the virus, according to an assessment released by scientists with the British government on Friday.

Many who have received the coronavirus vaccine wonder: What can I safely do?

Now that vaccines are here, the newly inoculated wonder: How do I interact with people who are not vaccinated? Click here to read about it in the Washington Post.

How Much Herd Immunity Is Enough?

Scientists initially estimated that 60 to 70 percent of the population needed to acquire resistance to the coronavirus to banish it. Now Dr. Anthony Fauci and others are quietly shifting that number upward.

Breaking News for Veterans

VA to Give Vaccines to Vets and Caregivers

CDC: Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Now that there are authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, accurate vaccine information is critical.

The Anti-Vax Gang Goes Nuts

“mRNA-based vaccines are novel vaccines which have not been in widespread use before, so it is important to keep an open mind as to potential triggers for the reported reactions. For example, it is possible that the double stranded RNA within the vaccine is itself immunogenic.”

Pulmonologist says NYC indoor dining restrictions are 'far too stringent,' restaurants can reopen safely

\Dr. Qanta Ahmed, a pulmonologist who has been treating COVID-19 patients at a New York hospital, argued on Wednesday that restaurants are safe when “proper protocols” are in place and should reopen in New York City after being closed for indoor dining for weeks.

Black Americans are getting vaccinated at lower rates than white Americans

About 3 percent of Americans have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine so far.