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A man who boosted his Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine with a shot from Moderna said his side effects were a 'little more severe' the third time round

From left: Study volunteer and virologist Joseph Hyser, Chanei Henry, senior research coordinator of molecular virology and microbiology, and Dr. Robert Atmar, the principal investigator on the study. Baylor College of Medicine Scientists in the US are starting a booster shot trial, giving fully vaccinated people another jab. Participants are given a booster shot of the Moderna vaccine - whether they previously got 2 shots of an mRNA vaccine (from Pfizer or Moderna) or 1 adenovirus (J&J) s...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Baylor, Johnson Johnson, Baylor College of Medicine, Moderna, Vaccine Research Center, Baylor College, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, Robert Atmar


Covid jabs for billions of humans will earn their makers billions of dollars

We look at the drug firms – led by Pfizer and Moderna – that are set to profit most in an unprecedented global vaccination driveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDrugmakers led by US firms Pfizer and Moderna stand to make tens of billions of dollars from their Covid-19 vaccines this year and next, given G7 governments’ pledge to vaccinate the entire world by the end of 2022, but sales are likely to drop sharply thereafter, according to analysts.Acclaimed for allowing a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, US, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Moderna, Coronavirus, Karen Andersen, Morningstar Continue


The Palestinian Authority rejected 90,000 vaccine doses from Israel because they were almost expired

A Palestinian health worker displays a vial of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, on February 24. Yousef Masoud/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Palestinian Authority canceled a deal to swap coronavirus vaccine doses with Israel on Friday. The PA said the doses were supposed to expire in July or August, but expired this month instead. Several human-rights organizations have called on Israel to give Palestinians vaccines right away. See more st...
Tags: Science, News, Israel, Trends, PA, West Bank, United Arab Emirates, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Benjamin Netanyahu, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, Naftali Bennett, Reuters, Expired, Netanyahu


The US is scrambling to send promised vaccines abroad after the production plant that ruined millions of J&J vaccines may have tainted AstraZeneca shots

A person receives the AstraZeneca vaccine in Bologna, Italy on March 19, 2021. Michele Lapini/Getty Images Emergent BioSolutions in Baltimore ruined at least 15 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines earlier this year. 100 million AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the facility are under safety review. The US is scrambling to send vaccines from other manufacturers abroad, The New York Times reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is working to replace ...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Baltimore, Johnson Johnson, Bologna Italy, Moderna, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani


Biden says the Delta variant - set to become the US's dominant strain - is 'particularly dangerous for young people'

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden holds up a face mask at The Queen theater on October 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Biden warned Friday that the Delta variant is "particularly dangerous for young people." Delta appears to be more transmissible than any other coronavirus strain. Young people who are unvaccinated and socially active may be more susceptible than others. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden warned...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Scotland, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Delta, Vaccinations, Pfizer, Good Morning America, Vaccines, Biden


A man who spent 4 months in hospital with COVID-19 and ended up with a double-lung transplant said he regrets not getting the vaccine

Josh Garza in hospital with coronavirus. CNN Josh Garza spent four months in hospital with coronavirus, and needed a double lung transplant. He told CNN that he regretted not getting a vaccine for the virus. "If could do it all over again, I'd get it. No doubt. What I went through is probably the worst I've ever seen." See more stories on Insider's business page. A man who spent four months battling coronavirus in hospital and almost died from the virus said he regretted not ge...
Tags: Texas, Science, Trends, Cnn, News UK, Garza, Houston Methodist Hospital, Josh Garza, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, UK Weekend, UK Weekend News


In hunt for Covid’s origin, new studies point away from lab leak theory

Amid the heavily politicised debate, a lot of evidence now points to a natural spillover event – but other causes cannot be ruled outCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic has raised so many questions as it has continued its inexorable spread across the planet, but perhaps the first of them remains the most contentious: where did Sars-CoV-2 come from?In recent weeks there has been renewed focus on whether it could have escaped from a Chinese laborato...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Cases of Covid Delta variant in UK rise over 75,000 – PHE data

Figures show Delta is more transmissible and more resistant to vaccine than AlphaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe total number of cases of the Covid Delta variant in the UK has risen to 75,953 to date, data has revealed, with the variant now accounting for 99% of Covid cases.Also known as B.1.617.2, the Delta variant, combined with relaxations in coronavirus restrictions, is believed to be behind a sharp rise in Covid cases in the UK in the past weeks – a developme...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus, Covid Delta


A 33-year-old nurse got long COVID despite being fully vaccinated. Doctors think we may see more of these rare cases.

A tired nurse leaves Mt. Sinai Morningside Hospital in New York City on April 23, 2020. B.A. Van Sise/NurPhoto/Getty Images Anna Kern, a 33-year-old nurse, got long COVID several months after being fully vaccinated. Doctors are starting to recognize that these cases are possible, even if they're extremely rare. Kern said she's struggling to return to work and dealing with extreme fatigue. See more stories on Insider's business page. Anna Kern got her second vaccine dose five mo...
Tags: UK, Science, News, New York City, Trends, Pfizer, Detroit, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kern, University of California San Francisco, Department of Medicine, Bob Wachter, Moderna, Aria Bendix, Coronavirus, COVID


The Delta variant might pose the biggest threat yet to vaccinated people

Researchers sequence coronavirus samples at the microbiology laboratory of the University Hospital of Badajoz in Spain on April 15, 2021. Javier Pulpo/Europa Press/Getty Images The Delta variant appears to be more transmissible than any other coronavirus strain. Some experts worry the variant could result in more breakthrough cases in vaccinated people. Others are concerned that Delta could evolve even more dangerous mutations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists h...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Scotland, India, US, Trends, Spain, Delta, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Public Health England, Baltimore, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, San Francisco California, University of California San Francisco


Previous Covid infection may not offer long-term protection, study finds

Research found marked differences in immune response of medical staff six months after contracting virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePrevious infection with coronavirus does not necessarily protect against Covid in the longer term, especially when caused by new variants of concern, a study on healthcare workers suggests.Researchers at Oxford University found marked differences in the immune responses of medical staff who contracted Covid, with some appearing far be...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxford University, Coronavirus, COVID


CureVac's COVID-19 shot just failed in a large trial, a major setback for the Gates-backed biotech

An employee of German biopharmaceutical company CureVac. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert CureVac's experimental COVID-19 vaccine failed in a pivotal clinical study, the biotech said Wednesday. It's the first late-stage study to flop, with CureVac's vaccine showing 47% effectiveness. The German biotech saw its stock price drop by more than 50% in post-market trading. See more stories on Insider's business page. A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the German biotech CureVac f...
Tags: Health, Science, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccine, Biotech, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, CureVac, Andrew Dunn, Coronavirus, COVID, Dispensed, Andreas Gebert, Franz Werner Haas


One year or 5? Doctors and drug companies increasingly disagree about when we'll need COVID-19 booster shots

Marianne Ayala/Insider Booster shots may not be medically necessary for another one to five years, disease experts wager. But pharmaceutical companies are prepping to distribute boosters to the US before the end of 2021. In either case, boosters probably won't require the same urgency as initial vaccines do. See more stories on Insider's business page. The next vaccine race is underway - this time for booster shots.Leading vaccine developers, including Pfizer, Moderna, and Novavax...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Trends, UPS, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Philadelphia, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cornell University


899 people who got their COVID-19 vaccine at Times Square were given expired doses and need to get another shot

Times Square. Noam Galai/Getty Images 899 people who got vaccinated at Times Square from June 5 to 10 got an expired dose, officials said. They are being told to book another shot of the Pfizer vaaccine. The company who administered the doses said there is no danger from the expired shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight hundred and ninety-nine people who were vaccinated at Times Square earlier this month were given expired doses and and will need another shot, the Ne...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, News UK, Associated Press, Times Square, Noam Galai Getty, New York City Health Department, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Vaccine, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, ATC Vaccination Services


Covid outbreaks in Chinese ports could cause global goods shortages

Combination of rise in demand for products as some countries reopen and lockdowns in some port cities mean prices could climbAn outbreak of Covid-19 in southern China has combined with the rapid reopening of the world economy and a shortage of shipping containers to cause a surge in transport costs that could fuel inflation and cause shortages of goods across the globe.China reported 21 new coronavirus cases in the mainland on Wednesday with 15 of them in the vital industrial province of Guangdo...
Tags: Business, Science, China, India, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Guangdong, Coronavirus, COVID


A 'supertaster' gene that makes people more sensitive to bitter flavors may also help protect against COVID-19

Getty Images The T2R38 gene makes people more sensitive to bitter tastes and also enhances immune function. It has been linked to stronger immunity against infections. Research suggests that includes COVID-19. "Supertasters" with two copies of the gene may be less likely to get COVID-19 and develop severe illness. See more stories on Insider's business page. Despite performing countless procedures that increased his risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Dr. Henry P. Barham has not gott...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Trends, Immune System, Taste, Louisiana, Adalja, Amesh Adalja, Barham, Bahram, ENT, Baton Rouge General, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Andrea Michelson


Ireland to double quarantine period for unvaccinated UK arrivals

Travellers not fully vaccinated face 10 days in quarantine amid concerns over spread of Delta variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIreland is to double to 10 days its quarantine period for travellers from the UK who are not fully vaccinated, joining a growing list of countries imposing stricter travel rules on British arrivals due to concerns over the rapid spread of the Delta variant.The announcement came after Boris Johnson on Monday delayed by a month the final s...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, India, UK News, World news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


More countries restrict travel from UK over Delta variant fears

Ireland to double to 10 days its quarantine period for UK travellers who are not fully vaccinated Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIreland is to double to 10 days its quarantine period for travellers from the UK who are not fully vaccinated, joining a growing list of countries imposing stricter travel rules on British arrivals due to concerns over the rapid spread of the Delta variant.The announcement came after Boris Johnson on Monday delayed by a month the final stag...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, India, UK News, World news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


New York lifts 'virtually all' COVID-19 restrictions effective immediately, Gov. Cuomo announces

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images State-mandated COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in New York, with few exceptions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the change, "effective immediately," on Tuesday. 70% of New Yorkers have got at least one COVID-19 vaccine, which was Cuomo's requirement for reopening. See more stories on Insider's business page. Coming out to a standing ovation in Manhattan's One World Trade Center, New York Gov. A...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Retail, Manhattan, Breaking News, Andrew Cuomo, Long Island, Albany, Cuomo, Mario Cuomo, Tim Scott


The US coronavirus death toll has passed 600,000, according to Johns Hopkins University data

A nurse tending to a patient at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, California. Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The US death toll from COVID-19 has passed 600,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Pre-pandemic life has largely returned in the US because of the vaccine rollout. But some vaccine hesitancy and procrastination is posing a threat to reaching herd immunity. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US reached a grim ...
Tags: Science, News, Israel, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Pfizer, Gallup, Johnson Johnson, Johns Hopkins University, St Jude Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID, Speed desk


Israel ends indoor masking, its final COVID-19 restriction, as it logs less than one virus death a day in June

A worker removes a COVID-19 information notice in Tel Aviv on June 15, 2021. Nir Elias Israel has ended its indoor mask mandate, Reuters reported. Daily deaths from COVID-19 have slowed into single figures, with some days at zero. The country is beginning to return to normal after a lightning-fast vaccine rollout. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel ended its indoor mask mandate Tuesday as deaths from COVID-19 slowed to a trickle. It is the last of the major restricti...
Tags: Science, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Reuters, Health Ministry, Johns Hopkins University, Amir Cohen Reuters, Sheba Medical Center, Aria Bendix, Eyal Zimlichman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Israel ends indoor masking, its final COVID-19 restriction, as the country logs zero or one daily deaths in June

A worker removes a COVID-19 information notice in Tel Aviv on June 15, 2021. Nir Elias Israel has ended its indoor mask mandate, Reuters reported. Daily deaths from COVID-19 have slowed into single figures, with some days at zero. The country is beginning to return to normal after a lightning-fast vaccine rollout. See more stories on Insider's business page. Israel ended its indoor mask mandate Tuesday as deaths from COVID-19 slowed to a trickle. It is the last of the major restricti...
Tags: Science, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Reuters, Health Ministry, Johns Hopkins University, Amir Cohen Reuters, Sheba Medical Center, Aria Bendix, Eyal Zimlichman, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


China set to administer 1bn Covid vaccine doses by end of this week

Cash incentives and gifts offered to fulfil target of vaccinating 40% of population by end of monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina is on track to administer 1bn vaccine doses by the end of this week, after bolstering production and distribution networks in an ambitious drive to vaccinate 40% of the population by this month.Chinese authorities have been encouraging people to take the free and voluntary doses with cash incentives, gifts and colour-coded signage ...
Tags: Health, Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


China set to deliver 1bn Covid vaccine doses by end of this week

Cash incentives and gifts offered to fulfil target of vaccinating 40% of population by end of monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina is on track to deliver 1bn vaccine doses by the end of this week, after bolstering production and distribution networks in an ambitious drive to vaccinate 40% of the population by this month.Chinese authorities have been encouraging people to take the free and voluntary doses with cash incentives, gifts and colour-coded signage to ...
Tags: Health, Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


The Covid Delta variant: how effective are the vaccines?

Analysis: what protection do they offer against infections, hospital admissions and deaths?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs lockdown easing in England is delayed from 21 June to a possible date of 19 July amid concerns of a substantial wave of hospitalisations due to the Delta variant of coronavirus, we take a look at the latest on the protection offered by vaccines against the disease.What does vaccine effectiveness mean? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Graph shows how US COVID-19 spikes track strongly with the places where people are refusing vaccinations

A coronavirus vaccine. Getty COVID-19 cases are falling where most people are vaccinated, and vice versa, The Washington Post found. Vaccination rates are lower in southern US states. 43.7% of the US population is now fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. Coronavirus cases in the US are rising in areas that have lower vaccination rates, a Washington Post analysis found.Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Post produced a quadrant ...
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Eradicating polio is finally within reach. Why is the UK taking its foot off the pedal? | Anne Wafula Strike

Instead of cutting the aid budget – including 95% from the plan to stamp out the disease – Britain should take a global leadDespite the Covid pandemic, there have been just two recorded cases of wild polio in 2021 – in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two remaining hiding places for the disease. But eradication is not guaranteed. Polio is virulent and spreads quickly. Even one case poses a threat to unvaccinated children everywhere, which is why a new strategy launched last week by the Global Polio...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Afghanistan, Britain, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Aid, Global development, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Polio, Anne Wafula Strike


Vaccines and oxygen run out as third wave of Covid hits Uganda

Vaccine thefts reported and hospitals unable to admit patients as cases leap 2,800% in a month Uganda has all but run out of Covid-19 vaccines and oxygen as the country grapples with another wave of the pandemic.Both private and public medical facilities in the capital, Kampala and in towns across the country – including regional hubs in Entebbe, Jinja, Soroti, Gulu and Masaka – have reported running out or having acute shortages of AstraZeneca vaccines and oxygen. Hospitals report they are no l...
Tags: Health, Science, Africa, Society, World news, Uganda, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, Global development, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Kampala, Masaka, Global Health, Coronavirus


Wuhan virologist Dr. Shi Zhengli denies COVID-19 lab leak theory in rare interview

This aerial view shows the P4 laboratory (C) on the campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on May 27, 2020. - Opened in 2018, the P4 lab conducts research on the world's most dangerous diseases and has been accused by some top US officials of being the source of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images "I'm sure that I did nothing wrong," she told The New York Times. "So I have nothing to fear." See mor...
Tags: Science, China, US, Trends, C, Lab, Getty Images, New York Times, The Times, Times, Wuhan, Hubei, Hector Retamal, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Coronavirus, Shi Zhengli


Transplant patients 'desperate' for COVID vaccine protection are getting illicit 3rd doses - and it might be working for some

A doctor administers a second COVID-19 vaccine injection to a heart transplant recipient on February 20, 2021 at a hospital in Strasbourg, France. Frederick Florin/AFP via Getty Images It can be hard for people with transplant organs to derive the same benefits from vaccines as other people. A new study suggests giving them 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, instead of 2, can help. See more stories on Insider's business page. For tens of thousands of Americans with suppressed or compromised...
Tags: Science, France, US, Trends, Public Health, Johns Hopkins, Booster, Johnson Johnson, Strasbourg France, Annals of Internal Medicine, Sanford Health, Frederick Florin, Oak Forest Illinois, Hilary Brueck, Coronavirus, COVID



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