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Erika Edwards

Erika Edwards is a health and medical news writer and reporter for NBC News and "TODAY."

Erika Edwards is a health and medical news writer and reporter for NBC News and "TODAY."

Latest from Erika Edwards

Delta, now a 'variant of concern,' accounts for 10 percent of new U.S. cases, CDC says

The change in classification is based on mounting evidence that the variant spreads more easily and causes more severe disease.

CDC temporarily bans dogs from some countries from entering U.S. because of rabies risk

"Even one rabid dog" from another country could be deadly to other animals and humans, the CDC says.

A third dose of Covid vaccine may help protect immunocompromised patients, small study suggests

Some organ transplant patients saw a boost in antibody levels after receiving a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Novavax Covid vaccine highly effective in U.S. trials, including against variants, company says

Novavax said it plans to apply to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization in the third quarter.
12d ago

Virtually all hospitalized Covid patients have one thing in common: They're unvaccinated

"I haven't had anyone that's been fully vaccinated become critically ill," one doctor said.
12d ago

Southern states lag in teen vaccinations while Northeast surges, a month after FDA clears shots for 12 and up

An NBC News analysis shows far fewer teens are getting their Covid-19 shots in the South, while teens in the Northeast are surging ahead.

Evidence grows stronger for COVID-19 vaccine link to heart issue, CDC says

The condition, called myocarditis, is usually mild, but a handful of patients remain hospitalized.
13d ago

Evidence grows stronger for Covid vaccine link to heart issue, CDC says

The condition, called myocarditis, is usually mild, but a handful of patients remain hospitalized.
14d ago

New Alzheimer's drug won't 'bring Mom back to two years ago,' doctor says

Patient families are excited about the newly approved Alzheimer's drug. Many doctors are not.