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FDA authorizes 2nd COVID-19 vaccine

FDA authorizes 2nd COVID-19 vaccine

The federal Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for a second COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Cambridge-based biotechnology company Moderna and the National Institutes of Health, for people age 18 and up.

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By John Ferrannini | December 16, 2020

That 2020 made telehealth the norm, rather than the exception, has led to an expansion of the Stanford Medicine Virtual Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Program for Adolescents and Young Adults, which was launched by two physicians late last year.

By Liz Highleyman | November 13, 2020

Two coronavirus vaccine candidates have shown they are more than 90% effective after phase 3 clinical trials.


By John Ferrannini | November 9, 2020

The requirement that local health departments and health care providers must report the sexual orientation and gender identity data of COVID-19 cases does not apply to everyone being tested — only to those who have received positive tests.

By Liz Highleyman | October 23, 2020

The federal Food and Drug Administration approved the first new treatment for COVID-19 October 22.


By Ed Walsh | October 21, 2020

California state Senator Scott Wiener hosted an hourlong virtual town hall meeting October 20, focused on problems related to mental health and substance use, which have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By John Ferrannini | October 9, 2020

The largest-ever American study on the social and mental health of intersex adults was released October 9, revealing that the population experiences major health disparities.


By Cynthia Laird | September 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

By John Ferrannini | September 4, 2020

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has published updated guidance on how to have sex while mitigating the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.


By John Ferrannini | September 2, 2020

Reported rates of some STDs dropped precipitously from last year's numbers as of the end of June, according to statistics released by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, a side-effect of less testing and changed sexual habits due to COVID.

By John Ferrannini | August 12, 2020

Magnet, the sexual health clinic located at the Strut community health center in the Castro, has quietly rolled out services to people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.


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By John Ferrannini | July 28, 2020

California will now be requiring health care providers and local health departments to report data on the sexual orientation and gender identity of COVID-19 patients, according to a July 28 news release.


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