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The labor shortage is reportedly creating longer COVID-19 vaccine wait times at CVS and Walgreens

High demand for booster shots and COVID-19 vaccines are leading to long lines at CVS and Walgreens, The Wall Street Journal reports.Joe Raedle/Getty Images Patients in some states are waiting weeks to get a COVID vaccine at CVS and Walgreens, per WSJ. The Omicron variant and new vaccine rules for kids is creating higher demand for jabs. Retail pharmacies in states like Connecticut and Kentucky are facing staff shortages. As demand for vaccines and booster shots increases, retail pharmacies ar...
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The Gospel According to Saint MoMo

If the former chief justice can cure HIV/Aids, surely he can unvaccinate the vaccinated? But not before he’s president The post The Gospel According to Saint MoMo appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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How to choose which booster shot is right for you, between Pfizer and Moderna

Vials of the Moderna (R) and Pfizer (L) COVID-19 vaccines.Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images Most people who've gotten booster shots in the US have stuck with the same brand of vaccine they had initially. But, it's also fine to switch it up. Some early studies suggest that Moderna's vaccine is slightly stronger than Pfizer's. "To be honest, I'm not sure there's really a big difference between those two," one expert said. Now that free booster shots are being offered to a...
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Covid cases continue to rise as fourth wave looms

Gauteng has seen an increase of over 8000 new cases in the past day The post Covid cases continue to rise as fourth wave looms appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Editorial: The West dithers, but South Africa has to take some responsibility for this wave

We can’t bury our heads in the sand: there is no way to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic other than vaccination. South Africa — and the rest of Africa — still has a long way to go The post Editorial: The West dithers, but South Africa has to take some responsibility for this wave appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Fourth wave looms as Covid cases spike above 8 500

More than 6 000 of those cases in the past day were recorded in Gauteng alone The post Fourth wave looms as Covid cases spike above 8 500 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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The Omicron variant has landed in the US: California just reported its first case

Passengers gather near Delta Air Lines' counter as they check their luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 23, 2021.Reuters/Carlos Barria The Omicron variant is officially in the US after California reported its first case. Public-health experts predicted last week that Omicron was already spreading in the US. The variant shows signs of being more transmissible or dangerous than other coronavirus strains. The US reported its first case of ...
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Covax head says rich countries should prioritize global vaccination over booster shots: 'Where is the science that suggests three-month boosters make sense?'

Workers load boxes Covid-19 vaccines, part of the the Covax program, in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on May 8, 2021.MAMYRAEL/AFP via Getty Images The head of WHO's global vaccine program, Covax, said rich countries must prioritize sharing vaccines over booster shots. The UK and US ramped up booster shot drives after scientists identified the Omicron variant. WHO and global public health leaders warned booster shots would slow global vaccination efforts. The head of the World Health Organizat...
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Omicron variant of Covid the dominant strain in South Africa

It’s time to get vaccinated because the Covid viral firestorm is spreading fast The post Omicron variant of Covid the dominant strain in South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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What the Omicron variant and Mashaba’s election ticket have in common

Stigmatising the marginalised is driven by vested interests, both in the case of African foreign nationals subject to xenophobia and South Africans facing economic doom The post What the Omicron variant and Mashaba’s election ticket have in common appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Judge blocks Biden's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal contractors in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee

President Joe Biden speaks at Dakota County Technical College, in Rosemount, Minn., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster President Joe Biden issued a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal contractors. US District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove granted a request to halt Biden's mandate on Tuesday. Tatenhove said Biden exceeded his authority when he issued the mandate. The Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal contractors received another blow...
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The US probably has 2,000 Omicron cases already, according to 'dirty math' from a COVID expert who often advises the White House

The Public Health Company cofounder and CEO Dr. Charity Dean.The Public Health Company The CDC says Omicron is not in the US yet. But Dr. Charity Dean, a former top health official in California, who warned about the spread of COVID-19 in the US early on in the pandemic and long before federal experts did, says there's no way that's true. "Our case ascertainment rate is zero," Dean said, but she has "no doubt that there are in fact cases here." Dr. Charity Dean has a solid track recor...
Tags: UK, Science, News, California, White House, China, Africa, US, Trends, Public Health, United States, South Africa, Delta, Anthony Fauci, Michael Lewis, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Southern Africa is not a hotbed of variants — it's just very good at sequencing and spotting them

A laboratory worker in Cape Town, South Africa, on October 5, 2021.Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images Scientists in South Africa were the first to raise alarm bells about Omicron, alerting the WHO last Wednesday. But that doesn't necessarily mean the variant came from southern Africa, it's more of an indication of the region's robust surveillance system. "We just rang the bell, which allowed everybody else to realize that actually this was maybe going on unnoticed," one South Afric...
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Pfizer CEO is 'very confident' the company's oral COVID-19 pill will be effective against the new variant

Pfizer CEO Albert BourlaCrystal Cox/Insider Pfizer's CEO told CNBC his company's oral COVID-19 treatment will work against the Omicron variant. "I'm very very confident that this drug works for all known mutations, including the Omicron one," he said. Pfizer said the antiviral pill led to a 89% reduction in hospitalizations and deaths in a study. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said he believes his company's COVID-19 oral treatment will work in patients diagnosed with the Omicron var...
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The new coronavirus variant Omicron raises red flags among scientists — but there are more mysteries than answers about its public threat

A healthcare worker collects a swab from Bronwen Cook for a PCR test against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before traveling to London, at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 26, 2021.REUTERS/ Sumaya Hisham The WHO labeled a new coronavirus variant, Omicron, a "variant of concern" on Friday. The B.1.1.529 variant contains hallmarks of being more transmissible or dangerous than other strains. But scientists have just begun to examine Omicron's th...
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BioNTech says it will know in 2 weeks whether the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer works against the new variant rapidly spreading in southern Africa

BioNTech says it's testing the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer against the new variant that appears to have emerged in southern Africa.Peter Kovalev/TASS/Getty Images BioNTech is testing its COVID-19 vaccine against a rapidly-spreading variant, the Financial Times reported. The B.1.1.529 variant has been detected in South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong, and Israel. BioNTech said it would know in two weeks whether its shot works against the variant. BioNTech says it's testing th...
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1 chart shows how quickly a booster shot can improve immunity, with some extra protection in just a few days

Nicole Fahey, six months pregnant, receives her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in Los Angeles.Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Booster shots are being offered to all US adults. Studies suggest boosts can improve protection against symptomatic COVID-19, at least temporarily, with benefits beginning to accrue after a few days. It's unknown how durable booster shot protection will be, but scientists are hopeful. Two shots are good, but when it comes to preventing symp...
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The 5 most common booster shot side effects, according to 11,290 people in the US who've gotten boosted

71-year-old Frank Mallone receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on October 4, 2021.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Booster shots are now being offered to all adults in the US. Side effects of third COVID-19 shots tend to be milder than the second, according to early CDC data. Fatigue, fever, and headaches are still common for a day or two after a booster.  Booster shots are now available to every adult vaccinated against COVID...
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The 5 most common booster-shot side effects, according to 11,290 people in the US who've gotten boosters

Frank Mallone, 71, received a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at the Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on October 4.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images Booster shots are now being offered to all adults in the US. Side effects of third COVID-19 shots tend to be milder than the second, early CDC data showed. Fatigue, fever, and headaches are still common for a day or two after a booster. Booster shots are now available to every adult vaccinated against COVID-19 in the US — at ...
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The NFL's top doctor says vaccinated players who get COVID-19 get better quicker — and back to the field sooner — than their unvaccinated teammates

The Atlanta Falcons, pictured here in November, have been 100% vaccinated since August 2021.George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images More vaccinated NFL players have tested positive for COVID-19 than unvaccinated players, but that's only because there are far more of them. The league's top doctor said, if you read the data correctly, vaccinated NFL players are actually less likely to test positive. When they do get sick, they recover faster than their unvaccinated peers, he said...
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Covid-19 booster shot possibly on cards for South Africans

The country’s health products regulator has received an application from vaccine manufacturer Pfizer for third-dose approvalThe post Covid-19 booster shot possibly on cards for South Africans appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Incoming Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears said that disclosing her vaccination status is a 'slippery slope' that would lead to questions about what's in her DNA

Former Republican Delegate Winsome Sears celebrates winning the race for Lt. Governor of Virginia as she introduces Republican candidate for Governor Glenn Youngkin during an election night party in Chantilly, Virginia, on November 3, 2021.Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Republican Winsome Sears defeated Democrat Hala Ayala in the Virginia lieutenant governor election. Sears has encouraged others to get vaccinated against COVID-19 but has not said if she has done so. Sears said that vaccinations have ...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Virginia, US, Trends, Cnn, Vaccination, Vaccine, Sears, Bash, Lieutenant Governor, Dana Bash, Chantilly Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, Hala Ayala


Holiday Travel & Booster Rush Begins; Long Lines For COVID-19 Booster Shots

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The uncertain consensus around vaccine mandates

Lawyers agree that the issue is inevitably heading for constitutional challenge, but not all accept the mainstream view that the limitation of rights is justifiable The post The uncertain consensus around vaccine mandates appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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CDC approves boosters for all vaccinated adults — and says it should be a priority for over-50s

Nicole Fahey, six months pregnant, received her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on November 3, 2021 in Los Angeles.Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The CDC just endorsed booster shots for all adults. The agency approved an expert committee's verdict, that people under 50 may get boosted, but those over 50 really should.  This allows many fully vaccinated people in the US to get boosted before the holidays. Booster shots will become available to all vaccinated adults...
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CDC advisors endorse boosters for all vaccinated adults — and say it should be a priority for over-50s

Nicole Fahey, six months pregnant, received her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on November 3, 2021 in Los Angeles.Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images An expert committee advising the CDC just endorsed booster shots for all adults. The committee said people under 50 may get boosted, but those over 50 really should.  If the CDC director agrees, this would allow many fully vaccinated people in the US to get boosted before the holidays. Booster shots are likely going to becom...
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Dr. Fauci says he doesn't understand parents who have not vaccinated their kids: 'What are you waiting for? Protect your children'

Dr. Anthony Fauci (left) directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 7 year old Kye'Vontay Jordan (right) was one of the first kids ages 5-11 to receive a COVID-19 shot in Washington DC.Tom Williams-CQ Roll Call via Getty Images / Children’s National Hospital Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn't think there's any reason to wait to vaccinate 5-11 year olds. "There have been clinical trials that are very, very clear to show that the vaccine is highly effective and very s...
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Florida becomes first state to impose fines on businesses and hospitals that require the COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A new law will impose fines on Florida businesses and hospitals that require COVID-19 vaccinations. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the ban on vaccine mandates into law on Thursday, effective immediately. DeSantis called it "the strongest piece of legislation that's been enacted anywhere in the country." Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Thursday that will force all Florida employers and hospitals t...
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Dr. Fauci says he expects babies and toddlers will have a COVID-19 vaccine by spring 2022

Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on January 21, 2021 in Washington.Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Fauci says children from 6 months to 5 years old may be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by the spring of 2022. Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine seems like the likely frontrunner for FDA authorization in that age group. "Can't guarantee it, you've got to do the clinical trial," Fauci said of his predicted timeline.  Kids younger than...
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Disney Cruise Line will now require all guests 5 or older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Disney Wonder.Disney Disney Cruise Line says all guests five years old or older must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2022. The US recently greenlit a lower dose of the Pfizer vaccine for children who are at least five years old. Several major cruise lines, like Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruises, also have a vaccine mandate. Disney Cruise Line will require all passengers five years old or older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on all cruises beginning January 13, 2022, the crui...
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