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What to Do If You Lose Your Vaccine Card

While debates rage about whether we need national or state “vaccine passports,” the truth is that we already have one, and it’s a little piece of paper with some numbers and your name scrawled on it. These cards, originally intended as a convenient reminder for personal use, are increasingly being used as proof of…Read more...
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What It Really Means That the U.S. Won't Reach Herd Immunity

An article in the New York Times today highlights a growing attitude among public health experts about the near future of the covid-19 pandemic: Herd immunity, at least for the time being, is likely out of reach in the U.S. But as upsetting as that sounds, it doesn’t mean the pandemic won’t be substantially contained…Read more...
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10 Ways to Better Tame Your Spring Allergies

Sneezing, wheezing, and otherwise feeling like hell: Allergies are a special kind of everyday torture. Although we don’t have a cure for your food or environmental allergies, we do have some proven tips to help you suffer less and minimize reactions. Here are 10 of them for people who suffer from allergies.Read more...
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How to Prepare for Your Post-Vax Slutty Summer

Adults are, of course, allowed to bang other consenting adults, and as of this week, they’re also all allowed to get vaccinated against COVID-19. And after over a year of mandated—and necessary—isolation, everybody’s randy. Hell, everybody’s been randy, but the vaccine rollout has finally revealed a light at the end…Read more...
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Add India to UK travel ban list to stop Covid variant, urges scientist

Indian coronavirus variant has potential to ‘scupper’ lockdown easing, says professor of immunologyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIndia should be placed on the UK’s “red list” for travel after the discovery of a new coronavirus variant, according to a leading scientist.Prof Danny Altmann, from Imperial College London, says it is “mystifying” and “confounding” that those flying in from the country are not required to stay in a hotel. Continue reading...
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France and Germany’s Covid vaccination programmes pick up speed

As daily inoculations hit record figures, warning comes of new delaysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccine rollouts in France and Germany have finally begun to pick up speed, after a slow start and problems with supplies and bureaucracy.France continues to struggle to contain a third Covid-19 wave, but announced it had hit its 10 million inoculations target a week earlier than expected, while Germany doubled the number of vaccinations, administering a record 720,000...
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Covid plan for England: trips abroad could be permitted from May

Traffic light system rating countries, watch list and new quarantine rules raise hopes of international travel from 17 MayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes are rising for foreign holidays to be permitted from May, with the public given a “watchlist” of countries whose quarantine status is at risk of changing to help with planning and to avoid the chaos of last summer.Under proposals that could come into force from 17 May, countries will be placed in a traffic ligh...
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How to Prepare for Allergy Season This Year

Spring allergies are on their way, if they haven’t started already. Pollen from trees tends to start blowing in the wind early in the spring, followed by pollen from grasses a month or two later. If your eyes haven’t started itching yet, there are a few things you can do to prepare. Read more...
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What will the vaccine delay in England mean for the programme?

NHS England is adjusting to ‘a significant reduction’ in weekly supplies of Covid-19 doses available from the week beginning 29 MarchIn an unexpected move NHS England revealed on Wednesday that there would be a big reduction in the amount of Covid vaccines available from 29 March. The impending shortage means that no one under 50 in Englandwill get a first dose until 1 May. Only people aged 50 or over, those who are clinically vulnerable, and those awaiting their second dose, will be able to get...
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What will the delay mean for England's Covid vaccine programme?

NHS England is adjusting to ‘a significant reduction’ in weekly supplies of Covid-19 doses available from the week beginning 29 MarchIn an unexpected move NHS England revealed on Wednesday that there would be a big reduction in the amount of Covid vaccines available from 29 March. The impending shortage means that no one under 50 in England will get a first dose until 1 May. Only people aged 50 or over, those who are clinically vulnerable, and those awaiting their second dose, will be able to ge...
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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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In France, there's no escape from Covid vaccine sceptics. What would Pasteur think?

As the rumour and disinformation mills go into overdrive, GPs are having to drum up patients to use up their allocation of jabsThere’s a joke doing the rounds in France: how do you get a Frenchman to have the Covid vaccine? Tell him he can’t have it.My dentist – who is French – recounted this and found it hilarious. My doctor – who is not French – was not so amused. Like other GPs she has been trying, and not always succeeding, to persuade her patients to have the AstraZeneca jab. Yes, you read ...
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What It Means to Be Immunocompromised, and Why It Matters

You may not realize it, but you probably know at least one person who is immunocompromised. Immunocompromised, or immunosuppressed, people are more vulnerable to infections and have a harder time fighting them off. You wouldn’t necessarily know it from looking at us, however.Read more...
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Up to 90 volunteers in UK to take part in pioneering Covid infection trial

Human challenge trial will monitor healthy 18- to 30-year-olds given virus to aid vaccine and therapy researchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world’s first coronavirus human challenge study will begin in the UK in a matter of weeks, following approval from the country’s clinical trials ethics body, the business department said. Approval has been given for an initial trial that will involve up to 90 carefully screened, healthy, adult volunteers aged between 18 and ...
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Nelson urged mistress to give their baby girl 'new' smallpox vaccine

Naval hero praises Jenner’s cowpox jab in a newly found love letter to Emma Hamilton, written as he prepared for warHe is best remembered as the one-armed hero who defeated Napoleon, rewrote the rules of naval warfare and died at sea, in battle, onboard HMS Victory.Now, the “chance discovery” of a 220-year-old love letter from Admiral Horatio Nelson to Lady Emma Hamilton, his mistress, reveals how open-minded and ahead of his time the formidable captain was about a radical new scientific breakth...
Tags: Health, UK News, Medical Research, Culture, Vaccines and immunisation, Immunology, Nelson, Napoleon, Jenner, Emma Hamilton, Horatio Nelson


Why Is 'Herd Immunity' Suddenly a Good Thing?

In the early days of the pandemic, there was an idea being thrown around that we should attempt to reach “herd immunity” as soon as possible. It was a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea, because it amounted to giving up and letting millions of people die. And yet, now that we have a vaccine, herd immunity is…Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Vaccination, Vaccine, Prevention, Lifehacks, Immunology, Epidemiology, Pediatrics, Immunity, Herd Immunity, Medical Specialties, Health_medical_pharma, Smallpox Vaccine


Scientists Are Looking Beyond Antibiotics to Stop the Drug-Resistant Bacteria Crisis

As the world continues to work toward defeating a pandemic caused by a virus, another type of pathogen is increasingly becoming a major threat. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been a growing problem for years due to the overuse of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture, as well as “poor infection prevention and…Read more...
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Johnson being urged to impose blanket Covid border controls

Cabinet ministers and scientists say more protection needed against unknown variants entering UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson is facing increasing pressure from cabinet ministers and scientists to impose blanket border control measures against Covid instead of his preferred option of a targeted approach as experts warned that this may not protect the UK from importing further mutations.Ministers are to meet on Tuesday to weigh up the merits of a border...
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‘South Africa is going to get a third wave of coronavirus, even a fourth’

Covid fatigue, super-spreader events and a virulent local variant of the virus put economy and healthcare in crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSouth Africa is struggling to contain a second wave of Covid-19 infections, fuelled by a virulent new local variant of the virus, “Covid fatigue” and a series of “super-spreader” events.On Thursday health officials announced 844 deaths and 21,832 new cases in a 24-hour period, the worst toll yet. Experts believe the second ...
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How does Covid immunity work and what does it mean for vaccines?

Multiple studies have been looking into how the body responds to coronavirus infectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhat are the major components of the immune system involved in fighting Covid?The immune system has several parts, including a first-line response involving immune cells that alert the body to an attack and home in on infected cells. This response leads to the activation of what is known as the “adaptive” immune system, which is important for future im...
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'Autoantibodies' may be driving severe Covid cases, study shows

Scientists find aberrant immune system in patients with virus could also be cause of ‘long Covid’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Dramatic levels of “friendly fire” from the immune system may drive severe Covid-19 disease and leave patients with “long Covid” – when medical problems persist for a significant time after the virus has been beaten – scientists have said.Researchers at Yale University found that Covid-19 patients had large numbers of misguided antibodies i...
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T-cell Covid immunity 'present in adults six months after first infection'

Study suggests white blood cell levels higher in people who had symptomsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCellular (T-cell) immunity against the virus that causes Covid-19 is likely to be present within most adults six months after primary infection, with levels considerably higher in patients with symptoms, a study suggests.The data offers another piece of the puzzle that could be key to understanding whether previous Sars-CoV-2 infections – the virus behind Covid-19 –...
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Coronavirus vaccine: Oxford team aim to start lab-controlled human trial soon

Jenner Institute at Oxford hopes to recruit healthy volunteers for human challenge trial within months Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe team behind the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine hope to begin tests on volunteers who will be intentionally exposed to the virus in a “challenge trial”, a move seen as controversial since there is no proven cure for the illness.Although challenge trials, in which healthy volunteers are given a pathogen, are routine in vaccine development, ...
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Alpine Immune Sciences Lands AbbVie as R&D Partner for Lupus Drug

Alpine Immune Sciences’ lupus drug candidate now has AbbVie lined up to continue the compound’s development.The drug, ALPN-101, is ready for Phase 2 testing, which will be conducted by Seattle-based Alpine. The deal announced Thursday grants AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) an exclusive option to license the drug after that study. The North Chicago, IL-based pharmaceutical company is paying its new partner $60 million up front for that option and, if the drug achieves clinical and regulatory milestones, wil...
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Pakistan polio fears as Covid-19 causes millions of children to miss vaccinations

Officials voice concern as coronavirus halts annual programme in country already struggling against resurgence in casesIn April, almost 40 million children missed their polio drops in Pakistan after the cancellation of the nationwide vaccination campaign. Alongside Afghanistan, Pakistan is one of only two countries in the world where polio is still endemic. It was very close to becoming  polio free, with only 12 cases in 2018, but last year the number of cases rose to 147. In the same year, Paki...
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Ventus Launches With $60M to Shine Light on Innate Immune System Drugs

The innate immune system has become a hot area for drug development, and for good reason. As the body’s first line of defense, its function (or dysfunction) plays a role in many diseases. The problem, says Ventus Therapeutics CEO Marcelo Bigal, is that drug developers have been working in the dark.Scientists don’t know the structure of many of the innate immune system proteins they’re trying to target and they also lack the tools to work with them in the lab, Bigal says. That leads to a lot of ...
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Coronavirus distancing may need to continue until 2022, say experts

Scientists say one-time lockdown will not bring pandemic under controlCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePhysical distancing measures may need to be in place intermittently until 2022, scientists have warned in an analysis that suggests there could be resurgences of Covid-19 for years to come.The paper, published in the journal Science, concludes that a one-time lockdown will not be sufficient to bring the pandemic under control and that secondary peaks could be larger t...
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Covid-19: what if I'm immunocompromised?

Hannah Devlin speaks to Dr Jenna Macciochi about how our immune systems fight off infections such as coronavirus, and – as per lots of your questions – what happens if we’re immunocompromised Continue reading...
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Kymera Closes $102M Round to Bring Protein-Busting Drugs to the Clinic

Reuse and recycle is more than an environmental slogan. It’s also a succinct description of how cells deal with old or damaged proteins. Kymera Therapeutics is developing drugs that use this cyclical cellular process to treat disease, and it has raised $102 million to move into clinical testing next year.The Series C round of funding was led by Biotechnology Value Fund and Redmile Group.The cellular process of breaking down proteins for reuse is called protein degradation. This system works by ...
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Eli Lilly Gets Skin in the Eczema Game With $1.1B Deal for Dermira

Eli Lilly has agreed to acquire dermatology drug developer Dermira and its late-stage atopic dermatitis drug for $1.1 billion.Lilly (NYSE: LLY) will pay $18.75 per share, a 2.2 percent premium over Dermira’s closing stock price on Thursday. But the deal price represents an 86 percent premium over the average price of Dermira shares over the past 60 days. And , a drug viewed as a potential competitor to an atopic dermatitis drug sold by partners Regeneron Pharmaceuticals... Read more » Repri...
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