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Here's what it was like to get one Covid shot in Nigeria, where less than 3% are vaccinated, and a second in the UK, where people are already getting access to booster shots

The author, Paul Adepoju (left), got his first Covid vaccine shot in Nigeria. The center was so crowded that there was no room to sit down. Paul Adepoju In Nigeria, less than 3% of the population has gotten the Covid vaccine. In the UK, 68% of people are fully vaccinated. Life is returning to normal in both places - but in Nigeria, most people must make do without the vaccine. There's a growing push to speed up vaccine access in poor countries. I got my first COVID-19 vaccine shot in...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Nigeria, Africa, America, Trends, Cnn, National Health Service, Patents, West Africa, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, World Bank


Homegrown Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses g...
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Local Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses g...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Science, Biology, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Singapore, India, Africa, Americas, Senegal, European Union, Society, World news


Vaccines cut the risk of severe COVID-19 by at least 90% in a huge real-world study of 23 million people

A pharmacist administers the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to a patient in a pharmacy in Roubaix as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign in France, March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Vaccines cut the risk of developing severe COVID-19 by at least 90%, a study of 23 million people finds. COVID-19 vaccine protection lasted for at least five months in people aged 50 to 75, it found. It adds to a growing body of real-world evidence that vaccines hold up against ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, France, Israel, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Agence France Presse, UK US, ROUBAIX, French Government, Moderna, Coronavirus


AstraZeneca says its COVID-19 drug cuts the risk of severe disease in half. It's the first antibody cocktail shown to both prevent and treat the disease in late-stage trials.

Dan Pelletier, a pharmacy technician specialist at Maine Medical Center, demonstrates the process of preparing antibodies used to treat COVID19 patients. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images AstraZeneca said its antibody drug cut the risk of severe COVID-19 in half in a late-stage study. The drug, called AZD7442, is a combination of two antibodies given as an injection. AstraZeneca said it's the only drug of its kind shown to both prevent and treat COVID-19. AstraZeneca's...
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Advocates for ivermectin use severely flawed data

If ivermectin had dramatic results in combating Covid-19, it should perform well in any well-conducted, unbiased scientific study, but this is not the case The post Advocates for ivermectin use severely flawed data appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Science, Opinion, Data, Astrazeneca, Peer Review, Openaccess, Meta Analyses, Ivermectin, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Vaccine Hesitancy, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pierre Kory, Covid-19 vaccines, Pre-prints


Covid vaccine booster shots: why are third jabs needed and who in Australia is eligible?

Australia will offer vaccine booster doses to severely immunocompromised people after a recommendation from the regulatorSeverely immunocompromised Australians will be able to get Covid-19 vaccine boosters from Monday, after Australia’s vaccine regulatory body approved the jab for the vulnerable section of the community.In advice released on Friday, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (Atagi) recommended the third vaccine dose for all people aged above 12 who either have cond...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Greg Hunt, Coronavirus, COVID


Flu and Covid jabs safe to be given at same time, study finds

Clinical trial on joint flu, Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations reported only mild to moderate side-effectsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFlu jabs are safe to give at the same time as the Pfizer or AstraZeneca Covid vaccines, according to the first clinical trial to investigate co-administering the shots in a single appointment.While some people experienced more side-effects with certain combinations of flu and Covid shots, the ailments were mainly mild to moderate,...
Tags: Health, Science, UK News, Medical Research, NHS, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus


Leaders at Moderna and AstraZeneca, are offering new, rosy predictions about the pandemic's end

An employee at the Vermont Creamery receives a COVID-19 vaccine from the National Guard at a pop-up stand in Websterville, Vermont, on June 29, 2021. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images Vaccine makers have recently said they think the pandemic will finally end in 2022. A lead scientist behind AstraZeneca's vaccine predicted that the coronavirus will likely become similar to the common cold. See more stories on Insider's business page. Top brass at Moderna and AstraZeneca have recently o...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Cnbc, Erin Schumaker, Sarah Gilbert, Boston Children s Hospital, Gilbert, National Guard, Tampa Florida


The US, UK, and Israel have all fallen far behind in the global vaccination race - the US now ranks 39th

An employee at the Vermont Creamery receives a COVID-19 vaccine from a National Guard soldier at a pop-up vaccination stand in Websterville, June 2021. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images The US, UK, and Israel have fallen behind in the vaccination race, though they were among the first to roll out COVID-19 shots. A chart shows how much lower the US's vaccination rate is than the 13 countries with the highest rates. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been nearly nine m...
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How much protection COVID-19 vaccines give you against the Delta variant, according to the best available data

A nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospital prepares to administer a COVID-19 vaccine in Truro, United Kingdom. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images The Delta variant is the most common cause of new COVID-19 infections in the US, the UK, and elsewhere. Six studies suggest vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca work against Delta, to varying degrees. These studies cover both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 infections. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly-infectious Del...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Australia, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Qatar, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Public Health England, Lancet, Variant


Pfizer picked a COVID-19 vaccine dose far lower than Moderna's to minimize side effects, its top scientist says

Actor Ian McKellen receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in London on Dec. 16. Jeff Moore/Handout via Reuters Pfizer's top scientist said the company chose a relatively low vaccine dose to minimize side effects. Pfizer's vaccine has 30 micrograms of mRNA, the active ingredient. Moderna's has 100 micrograms. Both vaccines produce similar side effects, according to the CDC. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer's top scientist has defended the dose o...
Tags: Health, Science, London, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Canada, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, University Of Virginia, Ian Mckellen, Financial Times


UK decision on Covid vaccine boosters expected on Thursday

Javid also says decision imminent on jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds, and children would be allowed final say on whether to have itCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s vaccines watchdog is expected to decide on Thursday about a Covid booster vaccine programme, with ministers hopeful that approval for vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds could follow imminently.The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is scheduled to meet on Thursday to examine inter...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Javid, Coronavirus


UK’s decision on Covid vaccine boosters expected on Thursday

Health secretary also says decision imminent on jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds, with children allowed final sayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s vaccines watchdog is expected to decide on Thursday about a Covid booster vaccine programme, with ministers hopeful that approval for vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds could follow imminently.The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is scheduled to meet on Thursday to examine interim results from the...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Biology, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Coronavirus


Australia Covid live news update: NSW reports 1,533 cases and four deaths as Victoria and ACT infections climb

Victoria records 190 cases and the ACT 32; Moderna vaccine gets green light for people 12 and over; more than 1,000 families asked to isolate after Queensland girl tests positive. Follow liveRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; bordersHotspots: NSW; Vic; QldVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 3.27am BST Martin Pakula, the jobs minister, announces new measures to support local businesses. He says up to $2.34bn will be available over a four week period to the...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Commonwealth, NSW, Frydenberg, Vic, Martin Pakula, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Coronavirus


North Korea Rejects 3 Million Doses of China's Covid-19 Vaccine

The government of North Korea rejected almost 3 million doses of China’s covid-19 vaccine Sinovac this week, claiming they should be sent to countries that are struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, according to U.S. state-financed broadcaster Voice of America. The authoritarian country has reported zero cases of…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, North Korea, China, Medical Research, Kim Jong Un, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Voice of America, Moderna, Health Sciences, Sinovac Biotech


Vaccines Cut Odds of Long Covid by Half, Study Suggests

New research from the UK is some of the first to examine the potential risk of experiencing lingering symptoms after a case of covid-19 in vaccinated people, a phenomenon often known as long covid. The study suggests that vaccinated people who become infected are half as likely to experience long-lasting symptoms than…Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Occupational Safety and Health, Moderna, Vaccine Hesitancy, BioNtech, Tim Spector, Covid 19, Long Covid, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine


An oral history of Oxford/AstraZeneca: ‘Making a vaccine in a year is like landing a human on the moon’

It has shipped more than a billion doses, saved countless lives – and faced controversy over its safety and supply. Here, some of those who created the vaccine tell the story of their epic race against the virusIn December 2019, hospitals in Wuhan, China, reported that they were dealing with dozens of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause. They soon identified the disease as being caused by a novel coronavirus.Teresa Lambe, associate professor, Jenner Institute My brother lived in China, so whe...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, China, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Wuhan China, Coronavirus, Teresa Lambe


Covid abnormal: why is Australia so far behind on making its own mRNA vaccines?

Annual coronavirus vaccines could be a reality – but Australia is at least 18 months away from manufacturing its ownFrom September – more than nine months after it was approved for emergency use in the United States – the first doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine will arrive on Australian shores. The second mRNA (messenger ribonucleic acid) vaccine against the coronavirus is a welcome boon amid a period of rolling lockdowns and record case numbers.But Australia’s notoriously sluggish vaccine r...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Coronavirus


Vaccines give good protection against Delta, and fully vaccinated people with a previous COVID-19 infection are the best-protected group, real-world data shows

A man receives a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at an NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre hosted at the nightclub Heaven on August 8, 2021 in London, England. Hollie Adams/Getty Images Double-vaccinated people who had COVID-19 previously are the group best protected against Delta, data shows. Regardless of previous infection, two shots of Pfizer or AstraZeneca offer good protection against Delta. Two doses were always better than one, the researchers said. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Trends, Healthcare, Oxford, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Sarah Walker, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID


Fully vaccinated people get good protection against Delta, and double-vaccinated people with a previous COVID-19 infection are the best-protected group, real-world data shows

A man receives a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at an NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre hosted at the nightclub Heaven on August 8, 2021 in London, England. Hollie Adams/Getty Images Double-vaccinated people who had COVID-19 previously are the group best protected against Delta, data shows. Regardless of previous infection, two shots of Pfizer or AstraZeneca offer good protection against Delta. Two doses were always better than one, the researchers said. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Trends, Healthcare, Oxford, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Sarah Walker, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID


One chart shows how well COVID-19 vaccines protect you against the Delta variant

Pulmonology physician Catherine Wentowski treats a coronavirus patient at the Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, August 10, 2021. Kathleen Flynn/Reuters The Delta variant is driving a surge in US coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Although Delta can partially evade vaccine-induced antibodies, vaccines work against it. One chart shows how well four vaccines prevent symptomatic Delta infections, severe illness, and death. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, University of Oxford, Biden


Whopping 94% of Adults in England Have Covid-19 Antibodies

A staggering 94.2% of adults in England have antibodies for covid-19, according to a new report from the UK’s Office of National Statistics. Roughly 80.7% of England’s population has been fully vaccinated, suggesting the rest of the 94.2% acquired antibodies through natural infection with the coronavirus.Read more...
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U.S. to Encourage Covid-19 Booster Shots for All: Report

The U.S. government looks set to tell most everyone to get a booster shot against covid-19 sooner rather than later. Late Monday, the New York Times reported that officials will issue a blanket recommendation as early as this week for people who received either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine to get a third…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Drugs, New York Times, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, BioNtech, Health Medical Pharma


How one woman overcame her vaccine hesitancy: 'You call them anti-vaxxers - I believe a lot of them are just afraid'

A person receives the AstraZeneca vaccine. Reuters/Johanna Geron Marie-Hélène Desmarais was scared of coronavirus vaccines, even though she knew the facts. With encouragement from friends and family, she got her first Pfizer dose on Saturday. Desmarais said people shouldn't let fear get in the way of protecting themselves from COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last week, Marie-Hélène Desmarais sat down in a chair at her local vaccine clinic in Montreal. But...
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The unlikely prospect of a COVID-19 variant that outsmarts vaccines 'keeps me up at night,' CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says in The EIC Interview

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky in December. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the coronavirus was not done mutating. She told Insider's global EIC the idea of a variant that evades vaccine immunity kept her up. Many experts told Insider it was unlikely the virus could completely outsmart our immune systems. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fears the unlikel...
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The unlikely prospect of a COVID variant that outsmarts vaccines 'keeps me up at night,' CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says in The EIC Interview

File: CDC Director Rochelle Walensky speaks during a news conference in December 2020. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images CDC director Rochelle Walensky said the coronavirus is not done mutating. She told Insider's global editor in chief Nicholas Carlson the idea of a variant that evades immunity provided by vaccines keeps her up at night. Many experts told Insider it's unlikely the virus could completely outsmart our immune systems. See more stories on Insider's business page. Roch...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Delta, Astrazeneca, Starr, EIC, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Perlman, Paul Offit, Nicholas Carlson, Tyler Starr, Stanley Perlman, Offit, Coronavirus


The developer of the AstraZeneca shot says the Delta variant has made herd immunity impossible because vaccinated people can still transmit the virus

Outdoor dining in Soho, London. Belinda Jiao/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Achieving herd immunity is "not a possibility" with the Delta variant circulating, Sir Andrew Pollard said. That is because the variant can be transmitted by vaccinated people, he said. "We don't have anything which will stop that transmission," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Delta variant has changed the equation for achieving herd immunity, the developer of the Oxford/Ast...
Tags: UK, Science, Israel, US, Trends, News UK, Delta, Astrazeneca, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Pollard, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Andrew Pollard, Herd Immunity, Coronavirus, COVID-19


A growing number of 'multi-vaxxers' are getting unauthorized booster shots. Most are mixing and matching.

COVID-19 vaccines cards at the Berks Heim Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bern Township, Pennsylvania on January 29, 2021. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images The FDA hasn't yet authorized booster shots, but a growing number of people are getting them anyway. Insider spoke with three people who received booster shots in the US, and one in Israel. All four "multi-vaxxers" said they wanted more protection against the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's ...
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Vaccinated People Three Times Less Likely to Contract Delta Variant in UK Study

New research from the UK provides the clearest indication yet of how protected fully vaccinated people are from the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Based on ongoing surveillance data, researchers estimate that the vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford University/AstraZeneca are 50% to 60% effective at…Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Medicine, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Clinical Trials, Moderna, Paul Elliott, BioNtech, Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford University AstraZeneca



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