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A single shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of infection by 70%, the first real-world data suggests

Medical assistant April Massaro gives a first dose of Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to nurse Alice Fallago at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Victorville, California. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images One shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine reduced the risk of coronavirus infection by 70% in a UK study. The COVID-19 vaccine's protection increased to 85% in those who got two shots. The data showed Pfizer's vaccine worked against a mutated va...
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A single shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of infection by 70%, the first real-world UK data suggests

Medical assistant April Massaro gives a first dose of Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to nurse Alice Fallago at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Victorville, California. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images One shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine reduced the risk of coronavirus infection by 70% in a UK study. The COVID-19 vaccine's protection increased to 85% in those who got two shots. The data showed Pfizer's vaccine worked against a mutated va...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Phe, Pcr, Lancet, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massaro


All the differences between each COVID-19 vaccine, summarized in a simple table that you can take to your vaccination appointment

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is one of two that have been authorized for emergency use to fight the pandemic across the US. The other vaccine available is from Pfizer. Radek Mica /AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca all have unique features. They vary in effectiveness, their potential side effects, dosage, and the approved ages for each shot. Here is a table that compares them all. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. C...
Tags: Health, US, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Vaccines, Moderna, Coronavirus, BI Graphics, Catherine Schuster Bruce, Pfizer BioNTech Moderna, Moderna Pfizer BioNTech, Pfizer Radek Mica AFP, Variants, Taylor Tyson


The coronavirus variant found in South Africa has been detected in a New York resident for the first time. 10 states have reported cases so far.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty The coronavirus variant first found in South Africa has been detected in a New York resident, Gov. Cuomo said Sunday. The variant, called B.1.351, has spread to 36 countries, and 10 states in the US. The variant from South Africa may be able to evade vaccines, studies suggest. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The coronavirus variant found in South Africa has been confirmed in a New York residen...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, Science, California, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, South Africa, Connecticut, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Novartis, Pfizer, Nassau County


Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine produces a much weaker immune response against the variant found in South Africa, a new study suggests

Margaret Keenan, 90, the first patient in the United Kingdom to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine, speaks with Healthcare assistant Lorraine Hill as she prepares to leave University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, the day after receiving the first of two doses of the vaccine, on December 9, 2020 in Coventry, United Kingdom. The UK is the first country in the world to start vaccinating people with the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. Jonny Weeks/The Guardian - Pool/Getty Images Pfizer-BioN...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Novartis, Pfizer, Vaccine, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Shi


A coronavirus variant with a mutation that 'likely helps it escape' antibodies is already in at least 11 countries, including the US

A scientist working on COVID-19 samples to find variations of the virus. Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images A new coronavirus variant has been reported in the US, the UK, and nine other countries. One of its mutations could help it escape neutralizing antibodies, one expert said. Mutations are seen as one of the biggest obstacles to ending the coronavirus pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new coronavirus variant with three mutations "of biological significa...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, US, Trends, Getty Images, Uganda, South Africa, News UK, Brazil, Vaccines, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Afp, Irish Times


A coronavirus variant with a mutation which 'likely helps it escape' antibodies is already in at least 11 countries, including the US

A scientist works on COVID-19 samples to find variations of the virus. Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images A new variant of the coronavirus has been reported in the US, UK, and 9 other countries. One of its mutations could help it escape neutralizing antibodies, one expert said.  Mutations in the virus are one of the biggest obstacles to ending the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A new variant with three "mutations of biological significance" has been detect...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, US, Trends, Getty Images, Uganda, South Africa, News UK, Brazil, Vaccines, University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh, Afp, Irish Times


A coronavirus variant with a 'similar change' to the fast-spreading variant in the UK and US, has emerged in Uganda

A health worker takes a nasal swab from a patient in Cape Town, South Africa. Nardus Engelbrecht/AP Photos A coronavirus variant found in Uganda has a similar change to a fast-spreading variant in UK and US. The variant in Uganda, called A.23.1, is "of potential biological concern," GISAID said.  The likely impact of its mutations is not yet clear. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A coronavirus variant has been detected in Uganda that has a mutation similar to th...
Tags: Health, UK, US, Trends, Uganda, South Africa, Healthcare, Cambodia, World Health Organization, Public Health England, Phe, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kampala, Public Health England PHE, Coronavirus, Catherine Schuster Bruce


An epidemiologist is concerned that a highly contagious coronavirus variant could get a foothold in Florida thanks to the Super Bowl

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans celebrate after Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. Octavio Jones/Getty Images Florida public health expert Cindy Prins is "very concerned" about the spread of highly contagious variant found in the UK following Sunday's Super Bowl. Many Tampa Bay Buccaneer fans in Florida didn't wear masks and disregarded social distancing recommendations after a Super Bowl win against Kansas City Chiefs. Florida has the highest number of reported B.1.1.7 cases i...
Tags: Health, Florida, UK, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Super Bowl, University of Florida, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay, Centers for Disease Control, Tampa Bay Times, Prins, Coronavirus


The coronavirus variant found in the UK and spreading through the US appears to be evolving a new mutation that scientists fear could help it evade vaccines

A man receives a coronavirus vaccine Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images A key mutation found in the coronavirus variants in South Africa and Brazil has now been detected in the variant found in the UK. Scientists believe the E488K mutation could help the coronavirus evade antibodies. They fear it could mean that vaccines work less well, or that people get re-infected. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus variant first found in the UK and spreading around the world a...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Trends, South Africa, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Warwick, Public Health England, Young, University of Leicester, Johnson Johnson, Tang, Novavax



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