Vaccine Eligibility For All By May 1? Infectious Disease Experts Stay Hopeful, But Not Likely

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What this physician says to vaccine-doubters [PODCAST]

“A scientific achievement can never have success on its own unless if it has acceptance in the social context by the masses. I think that the concerns brought forward by the vaccine-doubters cannot be dismissed as ignorance, and it is hard to convince people. As a physician, it is not uncommon that I see a […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Mind-Body Fertility The mind/body connection is sort of at the root of everything I believe about physical health, fertility, and just about everything else.  This is one reason I did meditation and visualization when I was trying to conceive (learn more about my meditation CD here: MEDITATION AND VISUALIZATION CD )Here is an interesting article about mentally controlling your fertility:From the article:Think of it this way… If you tell your body that you want to have a baby, its job is to prep...
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I’m high-risk for COVID-19 and eligible for a vaccine starting Monday. What do I need to know?

On Monday, Californians age 16 to 64 with underlying conditions can receive the coronavirus vaccine, adding 4.4 million people to the list eligible folks. It’s a population that is particularly vulnerable at any age to suffer the worst of the disease, officials said. Related links Some LAUSD parents welcome elementary reopening pact, but others criticize middle/high school plan State makes it official: LA County in red tier, will reopen businesses Monday Coronavirus: ‘Hero pay’ for grocery...
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Serimmune launches new immune response mapping service for COVID-19

Immune intelligence startup Serimmune hopes to better understand the relationship between antibody epitopes (the parts of antigen molecules that bind to antibodies) and the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The company’s proprietary technology, originally developed at UC Santa Barbara, provides a new and specific way of mapping the entire array of an individual’s antibodies through a small blood sample. They do this through the use of a bacterial peptide display — a sort of screening mechanism that can isolate ...
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Will I have to wear a mask after getting the Covid vaccine? The science explained

The CDC is relaxing guidance on masks for vaccinated people, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing the end of face coverings any time soon. Here’s whyPublic health authorities want people to keep wearing masks and social distancing, even after they receive a vaccine. This might seem counterintuitive – after all, if someone gets a vaccine, aren’t they protected from the coronavirus?The answer is complicated: the vast majority of people who are vaccinated will be protected from Covid-19, the disea...
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Could horse-derived antibodies promote immunity against SARS-CoV-2 infection?

Researchers based in India have demonstrated that horses inoculated with an inactivated dosage of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are able to produce large amounts of strong antibodies that can neutralize multiple variants
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Single-dose vaccines may provide sufficient immunization for individuals previously infected with SARS-CoV-2

A group of researchers based at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Italy have submitted evidence to suggest that individuals previously infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may adequately benefit from a single dose of mRNA vaccine, rather than requiring the current two-vaccine regimen.
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Could a glass of wine diagnose long COVID?

Acute COVID-19 infection ranges from no symptoms (asymptomatic) to life-threatening.  What about long COVID (the symptoms occurring more than three weeks after infection, also known as post-acute COVID syndrome)?  Could there be thousands of people with “mild” long COVID who don’t know it? Could there be legions of people with new low-energy levels being misdiagnosed […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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State makes it official: LA County in red tier, will reopen businesses Monday

Los Angeles County will officially move into the state’s less restrictive red tier on Monday, March 15, signaling the reopening of a wide range of indoor activities such as in-school learning for grades 7-12, indoor dining at restaurants, plus movie theaters, gyms, museums, zoos and aquariums, all with limited capacity. The county will be allowed to advance quicker into the red tier as the state announced Friday, March 12, that it reached a benchmark of administering at least 2 million vaccine d...
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Loved ones are hospitalized and alone during COVID

This has been a very difficult year. COVID-19 has rampaged the country, worked hospitals to their breaking point, torn families apart, and kept families apart. The grief seems never-ending. At the beginning of 2020, we watched in horror at the destruction in Wuhan, China, and Italy. We could not fathom what was happening over there, […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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An overview of the BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech

In a study published in the journal Drugs, a researcher tackled the approval of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, which has now been used in many countries.
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Long Covid more likely in working-age women than in men – study

Preliminary data presented to Sage shows women five times as likely to report new disability or increased fatigueWorking-age women who are hospitalised with coronavirus are five times as likely to develop long Covid as men in the same age group, according to research presented to the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage).Preliminary data shared with scientific advisers suggests that women under 50 are five times as likely as men under 50 to report a new disability, six ti...
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Otago researchers find how to treat heart disease in type-2 diabetics

University of Otago researchers have discovered one of the reasons why more than 50 per cent of people with type 2 diabetes die from heart disease.
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New examination method identifies high-risk plaques likely to cause adverse cardiac events

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden can now show that a new examination method identifies high-risk plaques in the blood vessels surrounding the heart, that cannot be seen solely with traditional angiograms.
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Our work as physicians and healers is to see the whole patient

An excerpt from Recovery from Lyme Disease: The Integrative Medicine Guide to Diagnosing and Treating Tick-Borne Illness. As I write this, I am sitting in a hospital room with my wife. She had the sudden onset of severe chest pain and neurological symptoms and was admitted through the emergency room. The tests showed evidence of […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Study identifies three novel binding receptors for SARS-CoV-2

A team of scientists from the United Kingdom recently conducted a large-scale screening of several membrane-bound and soluble host cell receptors to identify novel binding partners for SARS-CoV-2. They have identified three novel receptors expressed on the human cell membrane; of which, one binds to SARS-CoV-2 spike with similar affinity as angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).
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This is how much protection you get from one shot of the Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna vaccines, according to the best available data

Woman holds Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Getty Millions of people worldwide have had one shot of two-dose COVID-19 vaccines. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are probably 80% effective against symptomatic COVID-19 after one dose. A single AstraZeneca shot is probably at least 70% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 60 million Americans and more than 22 million Brits have received their first dose of a two-shot C...
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Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?

Charts and maps tracking the progress of Covid vaccination programmes.
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How common are post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection?

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on human lives, with over two million casualties so far. Equally devastating has been its economic toll. Now, a new study describes the features and frequency of long-haul symptoms in COVID-19.
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'No 10 was a plague pit': how Covid brought Westminster to its knees

Insiders tell of a Whitehall in panic mode and reveal virus spread far more widely than was acknowledgedWestminster is an infectious place. A tiny germ of controversy or rebellion can spread across parliament, through Whitehall and into the prime minister’s office within hours. The windowless offices are cramped, MPs sit elbow to elbow in a Commons chamber that can only squeeze just over 400 MPs into its seats, two-thirds of the number in parliament.It is also a place of macho presenteeism, wher...
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I remain hopeful: a personal reflection of the pandemic

I did not lose a loved one. I did not lose a friend. Yet, COVID has forever changed me in ways that I cannot even begin to rationalize. I feel old — my body, my soul, my heart. It has been one year since I have hugged my parents. It has been one year since […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Natural virus-induced immunity protective against UK and South African SARS-CoV-2 variants in hamster study

As new variants of SARS-CoV-2 continue to emerge, fueling the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study offers encouragement.
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Impact of type I interferon (IFN) autoantibodies in critical COVID-19

A new preprint discusses the pathogenesis of this critical COVID-19 with reference to autoimmune phenomena involving the key antiviral type I interferon pathway.
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‘Explained by KHN’: Consumer concerns about the Covid vaccines

The twists and turns of the American health system can sometimes leave people lost, confused and looking for answers.
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To extract more doses per vial, vaccinators put squeeze on FDA to relax vaccine handling advice

President Joe Biden has promised enough covid vaccine to immunize every willing adult by June 1. But right now, the gap between supply and demand is so dramatic that vaccinators are discovering ways to suck the final drops out of each vaccine vial — if federal regulators will let them.
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University of Missouri settles lawsuits over knee surgeries involving veterinarian

The University of Missouri has settled a collection of personal injury and false advertising claims over knee surgeries for $16.2 million, in what appears to be one of its largest public payouts in recent years.
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When your future steals your present

My whole life has been leaping from one goal to the next.  As far back as I can remember, I always had goals.  Later in life, after practicing for a while, academic and career goals shifted to financial goals. But goals nonetheless.  I never gave myself a chance to not have any goals, to just […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and RBD detected in saliva of mRNA-vaccine recipients

A team of researchers from the US and the Netherlands recently reported that antibodies to the spike protein and the RBD are detected in saliva samples from healthcare workers vaccinated with mRNA vaccines.
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Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine was 89.7% effective in a large trial, and worked against the contagious virus variant first found in the UK

Kate Bingham, Chair of the Government's Vaccine Taskforce, after starting her Novavax trial at the Royal Free Hospital, north London on October 13, 2020. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images Novavax's vaccine was 89.7% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in a late-stage trial. Novavax said the vaccine was 86.3% effective against B.1.1.7, the variant first found in the UK. US biotech Novavax's COVID-19 shot has not yet been approved by regulators. See more s...
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