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Education employees queue for Covid jabs, but some may have to wait a little longer

People who have had Covid-19 in the past 30 days or who have had a flu shot in the past 14 days will be vaccinated at a later date The post Education employees queue for Covid jabs, but some may have to wait a little longer appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, South Africa, Schools, Vaccine, Western Cape, Health Department, Angie Motshekga, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Third Wave, Basic Education Department, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Richard Lessells, Vaccine Roll-out


China increased its threshold for herd immunity from 70% vaccinated to 85% as the efficacy of its shots comes into question

A health worker prepares a Sinovac vaccine dose in Manila, the Philippines Ted Aljibe/Getty Images 80 to 85% of people will need to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity in China, a top Chinese expert said. China previously said herd immunity would be reached at 70%. It comes as real-world data is raising questions about the efficacy of Chinese vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. China will likely have to fully vaccinate 80 to 85% of its population to reach herd immu...
Tags: Science, China, Trends, New York Times, News UK, Who, Vaccine, South China Morning Post, Shao, MANILA The Philippines, Sinovac, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19, COVID, Marianne Guenot, Shao Yiming


Morgan Stanley plans to block unvaccinated employees and guests from entering its New York offices

Morgan Stanley is requiring employees and clients entering its New York offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Mario Tama/Getty Images Morgan Stanley will require a COVID-19 vaccine for entry at its NY offices, Financial Times said. Once the policy goes into effect July 12, all unvaccinated employees will lose building access. The bank has already implemented "vaccine-only" work areas, FT reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Morgan Stanley plans to block all...
Tags: New York, News, Finance, New York City, Trends, Markets, Vaccine, Morgan Stanley, Financial Times, Pandemic, COVID-19, COVID, Tyler Sonnemaker, Vaccine Passports, Mario Tama Getty Images Morgan Stanley, Westchester Morgan Stanley


US will likely miss Biden's July 4 COVID-19 goal of having 70% of adults vaccinated, White House says

Dado Ruvic/Reuters The country will likely miss Biden's goal of having 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4. The White House made the announcement on Tuesday. Press secretary Jen Psaki said the goal will likely be achieved a couple weeks after July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. The United States will probably miss President Joe Biden's goal of getting at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose into the arms of 70% of adults by July 4, the White House said Tue...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Reuters, Dado Ruvic, Jeff Zients, Jen Psaki


More than 3,500 women have reported period changes after their COVID-19 vaccine - but people should still get their shot, leading experts say

A person receives the AstraZeneca vaccine in Bologna, Italy on March 19, 2021. Michele Lapini/Getty Images People have reported heavier periods, delayed periods, or unexpected vaginal bleeding after a COVID-19 vaccine. But leading experts said these changes were mild and shouldn't deter people from getting a shot. The reports do not necessarily mean that COVID-19 vaccines change the menstrual cycle. See more stories on Insider's business page. Some women have reported changes to th...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Trends, Healthcare, HPV, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Sunday Times, Male, Ward, Imperial College, Brien, OB GYN


The WHO's top scientist says we don't yet know if COVID-19 booster shots are a good idea

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan (left), the WHO's chief scientist. Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times/Getty Images The WHO's top scientist said it's too early to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. Soumya Swaminathan said we don't yet have enough data. Vaccine manufacturers are developing extra doses that could boost the immune response in fully-vaccinated people. See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Health Organization's top scientist says it's too e...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Cdc, India, Trends, Bloomberg, Healthcare, Delta, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Vaccine


Education sector prepares for mass vaccination drive to beat J&J jab expiry date

More than half a million basic education-sector workers are set to receive the vaccination in the next two weeks The post Education sector prepares for mass vaccination drive to beat J&J jab expiry date appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, South Africa, Schools, Vaccine, Health Department, Angie Motshekga, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Third Wave, Teachers Unions, Basic Education Department, Coronavirus, COVID-19, South African Democratic Teachers Union, National Teachers’ Union, Vaccine Roll-out


The EVDS will schedule your appointments six weeks apart. Here’s why

South Africa has doubled the interval for the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. We take a look at what other countries have done and the evidence for the move The post The EVDS will schedule your appointments six weeks apart. Here’s why appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Pfizer, Vaccine, Openaccess, Health Department, PLOS Biology, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Immunity, Johnson & Johnson, Aspen Pharmacare, Top Six, Coronavirus


California Launches Website to Help Residents Get Digital Vaccine Record, Insists It’s Not a Passport

A new website in California will give the public a way to access their digital covid-19 vaccine record and share their proof of vaccination. While that may sound awfully close to a vaccine passport, which is a contentious topic in some states, California insists that it’s not.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, California, Vaccination, Vaccine, Immunology, Passports, Erica Pan, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma, Immunity Passport, Vaccination Requirements For International Travel


A $1 million lottery incentive in North Carolina has increased COVID-19 vaccinations by only 1%

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. AP/Chuck Burton Ohio vaccination rates went up by just 1% after the announcement of a $1 million lottery incentive. "We're hoping over the next few days and few weeks that we will see some significant improvement in our numbers," Gov. Roy Cooper said on Friday. Other states that announced lottery incentives have seen a significant boost in vaccination rates. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since announcing a $1 million lottery incentive ...
Tags: Health, Science, California, US, Trends, Ohio, Vaccine, North Carolina, Gavin Newsom, Cooper, Johns Hopkins University, Roy Cooper, Coronavirus, Yelena Dzhanova, COVID-19, COVID


Nearly half of unvaccinated Americans say they'll definitely not get a vaccine, new poll finds

A child receives a COVID-19 vaccine on May 13 in Houston. Getty Images/Brandon Bell More than half of all Americans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those who haven't, nearly half said they would definitely not get a vaccine, a new poll found. Fewer than a quarter of unvaccinated Americans said they're probably or definitely getting a shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US has vaccinated more than half of all Americans against COVID...
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Costa Rica rejected a Chinese vaccine, saying it is not effective enough, as China's shot come under increased scrutiny

A nurse prepares a shot of COVID-19 vaccine on May 7, in Escazu, Costa Rica Arnoldo Robert/Getty Images Costa Rica said Wednesday that will not purchase the Sinovac vaccine from China. Officials said that data showed that it was not effective enough against the coronavirus. Some places using China's other vaccine - Sinopharm - have had unexpected surges in virus cases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Costa Rica's vaccination advisory board turned down China's...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, China, Trends, Turkey, Chile, News UK, Who, Vaccine, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Mongolia, Jakarta, Seychelles, World Health Organization WHO, Sinovac


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


China's COVID-19 vaccines are being called into question after infections surged in countries using Chinese shots

Pedestrians wear masks as they walk on a street in the capital Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. AP Photo/Salim Ally Two Chinese shots have been welcomed by vaccine-deprived lower-income countries. But in some, cases of COVID-19 are surging even after widespread vaccination. In response, observers are questioning how well the shots work, angering China. See more stories on Insider's business page. By March, the Seychelles was one of the world's most vaccin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Cdc, China, India, Africa, Israel, US, Trends, Bbc, Beijing, Santiago, Chile, New York Times, News UK


CDC to Ban Dogs From 113 Countries for a Year Over Rabies Fears

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is enacting a temporary ban on imported dogs coming to the U.S. from over 100 countries, due to a heightened risk of rabies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Cdc, Vaccination, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Rabies, Global Alliance for Rabies Control, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Rabies In Animals, Emily Pieracci


Two-million new J&J jabs to come within two weeks, says Aspen

Johnson & Johnson plans to replace our two-million unusable vaccines by July. The vaccines are unsuitable for use and must be destroyed, while the country’s vaccination programme is behind schedule The post Two-million new J&J jabs to come within two weeks, says Aspen appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Fda, Vaccine, Baltimore, G7, Aspen, Openaccess, Johnson Johnson, University of the Free State, J&J, Stephen Saad, Top Six, Third Wave, South Africa (country, COVID-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa


5 states pose a barrier to Biden's vaccine goals because they've so far vaccinated less than half of their population

President Joe Biden wants 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images Five states have not given at least one COVID-19 vaccine to half their population, according to CDC data. This poses a challenge to President Joe Biden, who wants 70% of Americans partially vaccinated by July 4. Currently, more than 64% of Americans have received at least one dose and about 43% are fully vaccinated. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, News, Mississippi, Cdc, White House, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Wyoming, Tennessee, Associated Press, Vaccine, Biden, Hill, Centre Daily Times


Covid jab tech helps fight malaria

An estimated two-thirds of malaria deaths are among children under the age of five, most of them in Africa. The post Covid jab tech helps fight malaria appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Africa, Vaccine, Mozambique, Oxford University, Malaria, Novavax, Top Six, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, R31 Matrix-M


Johnson & Johnson has to throw away 60 million vaccine doses because of possible contamination at the beleaguered Emergent BioSolutions plant

Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration has told Johnson & Johnson to throw out about 60 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from a beleaguered plant, people familiar with the situation told The New York Times.The vaccine doses were made at a factory for Emergent BioSolutions, a biotech firm that's known for producing anthrax vaccines.The factory has been closed for two months because of regulatory concerns after Emergent BioSolutions discovered that workers had acciden...
Tags: Science, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, The New York Times, Vaccine, Johnson, Johnson & Johnson, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Michael Ciaglo Getty, Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Speed desk


The US government is blocking states from ordering Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine so they can clear their backlog of unused doses

A clinical trial volunteer participates in Johnson & Johnson's study to test a coronavirus vaccine. Janssen The government has blocked any shipments of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, health officials told the WSJ. States already have stockpiles of the single-dose J&J shot, and vaccination rates are falling. Millions of J&J vaccines are due to expire this month. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US government is stopping orders of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines...
Tags: Politics, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fda, Vaccine, Oklahoma, Johnson, Illinois, Journal, Johnson & Johnson, Food and Drug Administration FDA


Goldman Sachs is making employees tell them their vaccination status, and your employer could too. Labor lawyers explain what rights employees have.

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images The EEOC says employers can require employees get a COVID-19 vaccine or ban them from the office. Goldman Sachs is one of the few companies requiring workers to disclose if they are vaccinated. Most employers are strongly encouraging vaccines, but not requiring them. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Goldman Sachs will require US emp...
Tags: Texas, News, Labor, Cdc, Politico, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Washington Dc, Employees, Goldman Sachs, Vaccine, Biden, Ada, Long Island


Two varieties of flu seem to have disappeared during lockdown. Experts say it's possible they're gone.

A sign points towards a flu vaccination center. Getty/ Jeff Greenberg / Contributor Two varieties of flu have not been spotted for over a year, STAT reported. Public-health measures to control the pandemic might have led these strains to disappear. However, it's still possible they are circulating undetected. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a lonely year to be an influenza virus.Infectious-disease protections put in place during the pandemic to protect p...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Flu, Victoria, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Manila, Afp, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Budd


2 varieties of flu seem to have disappeared during lockdown. Experts say it's possible they're gone.

A sign pointing toward a flu vaccination center. Getty/ Jeff Greenberg / Contributor Two varieties of flu have not been spotted for over a year, STAT reported. Public-health measures to control the coronavirus pandemic may have led these strains to disappear. It's still possible, however, that they are circulating undetected. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a lonely year to be an influenza virus.Infectious-disease protections put in place during the coron...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, New York City, US, Trends, News UK, Flu, Victoria, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Manila, Afp, Northern Hemisphere, St Jude Children s Research Hospital


Ohio Legislators Hear Testimony That COVID Vaccine… Magnetizes Recipients

Members of the Ohio House Health Committee on Tuesday heard testimony on a growing bit of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine: It magnetizes its recipients!  [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Ohio, Vaccine, Matt Shuham, COVID-19, Ohio House Health Committee


The Biden administration is set to buy 500 million Pfizer vaccine doses to ship around the world, according to reports

Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration will purchase 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to ship globally. Three sources told the Washington Post about the move, but the White House did not comment. An official announcement will reportedly come at this week's G-7 summit in the UK. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration is lining up 500 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's...
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Fauci warns that the Delta coronavirus variant, first found in India, could take over in the US if people don't get their shots

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, gives a thumbs up after receiving his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institutes of Health on December 22, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Fauci said Tuesday that the highly infectious Delta variant, first found in India, could take over in the US. In the UK the Delta variant is dominant. "We cannot let that happen in the United States," he said. Fau...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, White House, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Healthcare, Delta, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci


Hong Kong is so desperate to get people vaccinated that it's auctioning off a Tesla, a year's worth of stays at a 5-star hotel, and a $1.4 million apartment

Anyone fancy a free stay at the Shangri-La Hong Kong? S3studio / Contributor / Getty Images Hong Kong businesses are offering residents high ticket rewards if they agree to get vaccinated. Vaccinated residents can win a Tesla, free airline tickets, and a year's worth of stays at the Shangri-La, a 5-star hotel. Only 15% of Hong Kong's population has been vaccinated thus far. See more stories on Insider's business page. In case a free $1.4 million apartment in the world's mos...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, UK, News, US, International, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Vaccine, Cathay Pacific, South China Morning Post, Shangri La, Shangri La Hotel, Johns Hopkins University, Shangri La Hong Kong


Wisconsin pharmacist who sabotaged 500 vaccine doses was sentenced to 3 years in prison, says he feels 'desperately sorry and ashamed'

This booking photo provided by the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 in Port Washington, Wis., shows Steven Brandenburg, a former pharmacist in Wisconsin who purposefully ruined more than 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Ozaukee County Sheriff via AP, File A Wisconsin pharmacist deliberately removed Moderna vaccine vials from a clinic refrigerator. Steven Brandenburg then put them back to be used the next day because he believed they were harmful. He was sentenced to...
Tags: News, Trends, Ap, Wisconsin, Vaccine, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Brandenburg, Ozaukee County, PORT WASHINGTON Wis, WTMJ, Justice Department s Civil Division, Brandenberg, Grafton Wisconsin, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani


Amazon removed a listing for blank fake COVID-19 vaccine cards

EJ Hersom, Department of Defense Amazon removed a listing for fake COVID-19 vaccine cards following an email from Insider. The pack of 10 cards could have been used to forge a vaccination record. The FBI has warned it's illegal to sell or buy fake COVID-19 vaccine cards. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon removed a listing for blank fake COVID-19 vaccine cards following an email from Insider. The listing was for 10 blank vaccine record cards, which could have be...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Trends, Fbi, Retail, Vaccine, Long Island, Cvs, Vistaprint, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, EJ Hersom Department of Defense Amazon


Far-Right Broadcaster Keeps Up Anti-Vaxx Crusade Even After COVID Plagues Office

In March last year, the anti-Semitic broadcaster Rick Wiles said the spread of COVID-19 in Israel’s synagogues was a sign from on-high. [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Israel, Vaccine, Rick Wiles, Matt Shuham, Trunews, COVID-19, COVID Plagues Office