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Pfizer said it expects to have more data by end of year on whether COVID-19 vaccine can be administered to children under 5

Carlo Allegri/Reuters Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Friday said there will be more data on children under five receiving a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year. Pfizer has begun pediatric vaccine trials. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are also planning to conduct trials.  Pfizer's announcement comes as the new Omicron variant begins to spread in the United States. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Friday said the company expects to know more about the effectiveness of its vaccines in children u...
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Five steps to get your Covid-19 vaccine certificate

People without identity documents will have to wait for the government to put in place a proper vaccination system for them The post Five steps to get your Covid-19 vaccine certificate appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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10 questions about the Omicron variant — including its symptoms and spread — answered by an expert

Dr. Leana Wen said the Omicron variant seems to be more contagious than Delta in South Africa. It has at least 50 mutations, which could make existing vaccines and therapies less effective. She urged people to get their booster shots and "stay flexible" about any holiday travel plans. Dr. Leana Wen from George Washington University said the Omicron variant seems to be more contagious than the Delta variant in South Africa. It has at least 50 mutations, which could make existing vaccines and the...
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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...
Tags: New York, News, California, Cdc, Kentucky, White House, US, Trends, Walmart, Walgreens, Connecticut, Healthcare, Delta, Retail, World Health Organization, Pfizer


Having severe COVID-19 doubled the chance of dying within a year in a new study — the risk was even higher for young people

A COVID-19 patient recovering at home in Brooklyn, New York, on November 21, 2020.Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis/Getty Images A new study tracked nearly 180 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Florida for up to a year. Adults with severe COVID-19 were twice as likely as uninfected people to die within a year. Persistent inflammation may continue to jeopardize patients' health. Nearly 180 people left the University of Florida health system alive after being hospitalized with severe COVID-19 duri...
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Having severe COVID-19 doubled the chance of dying within a year for people in a Florida study — the risk was even higher for young people

A COVID-19 patient recovering at home in Brooklyn, New York, on November 21, 2020.Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis/Getty Images A new study tracked nearly 180 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Florida for up to a year. Adults with severe COVID-19 were twice as likely as uninfected people to die within a year. Persistent inflammation may continue to jeopardize patients' health. Nearly 180 people left the University of Florida health system alive after being hospitalized with severe COVID-19 duri...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Washington, US, Trends, National Mall, University of Florida, Vaccines, Mortality, Constance, Brooklyn New York, Inflammation, McNamee Getty, Lake Charles Louisiana, Mario Tama Getty


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.
Tags: UK, Africa, Economy, Policy, Unemployment, South Africa, Boris Johnson, Vaccines, Editorial, ANC, The West, Nationalism, Top Six, Anti-vaxxers, Travel Ban, Multilateralism


No Injunction Pending Appeal For Mass General Brigham Employees Denied COVID Vaccine Exemption Requests [Sponsored]

The employees acknowledged that Mass General Brigham granted religious or medical exemptions to at least 234 employees.
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A former nurse who's anti-vaxx will face trial for organizing rallies protesting lockdowns in the UK: report

Rally goers hold signs protesting vaccines at the "World Wide Rally for Freedom", an anti-mask and anti-vaccine rally, at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, May 15, 2021.JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images A former nurse will face trial for organizing three anti-lockdown protests in the UK, the Daily Mail reported. Kay Shemirani lost her nursing license earlier this year after a medical panel found she fell "seriously short of the standards expected of a registered nurse." Shemirani ...
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Pfizer said an updated version of its COVID-19 vaccine will be 'ready in 100 days' if the new Omicron variant is resistant to its current vaccine

A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Pfizer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at The University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., December 14, 2020.Bryan Woolston/Reuters Pfizer said it can update its COVID-19 vaccine if the Omicron variant is found to be resistant to its current vaccine.  The company said it can update its current vaccine within 100 days.  Pfizer expects to know within two weeks whether the variant is resistant, a spokesperson told Reuters.  Pfize...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, Belgium, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccines, North America, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Louisville Kentucky


Alzheimer's nasal vaccine to enter human trials for the first time, spurring renewed hope for preventing the disease

A laboratory worker tests a nasal spray (not related to Alzheimer's) at the Pharma and Beauty factory in Saint-Chamas, France, on January 21, 2021.Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images Brigham and Women's Hospital is spearheading the first human trial of an Alzheimer's nasal vaccine. The vaccine is designed to prevent or slow the progression of the disease. It uses a drug, Protollin, to stimulate immune cells to remove sticky plaque from the brain. Alzheimer's treatments seemed like ...
Tags: Science, News, Drugs, US, Trends, Alzheimer's Disease, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Vaccines, Eisai, Cummings, Brigham, Alzheimer, University of Nevada Las Vegas, William Burke, Biogen


CPAC bans Sesame Street characters from its upcoming Orlando conference, citing Big Bird's endorsement of vaccines

The Sesame St children's character has been subjected to attacks by Republicans over the COVID vaccine, and is pictured here at a a parade in New York in 2002.Matthew Peyton/Getty Images Sesame Street characters are banned from the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference. The ban comes after conservatives criticized Big Bird for announcing he was vaccinated.  Conservatives said the announcement was an attempt to indoctrinate kids.  The Conservative Political Action Conference ha...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, Trends, Ted Cruz, Big Bird, Pbs, Vaccines, Cruz, Orlando, Orlando Florida, Matt Schlapp, Bert, CPAC, Ernie


CDC backs boosters for all vaccinated adults

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, here to kick off this holiday week. Today in healthcare news:The CDC has endorsed booster shots for adults after the FDA gave the OK;Dr. Fauci tells Insider he doesn't see a reason to wait to vaccinate kids 5-11 against COVID-19;A major study evaluates the use of masks in preventing COVID-19.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Find me at [email protected] or @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to...
Tags: Europe, Cdc, Washington, Masks, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Austria, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Elizabeth Holmes, Fauci, Biogen


The ABCs of DIY vaccines: Why tech transfer is a big thing

A new World Health Organisation initiative is helping nations make their own vaccines, reducing their dependency on imports. The post The ABCs of DIY vaccines: Why tech transfer is a big thing appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, World Health Organisation, Pfizer, Vaccines, Openaccess, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Top Six, COVID-19, Covid-19 vaccines


The newly appointed commander of the Oklahoma National Guard is defying a COVID-19 vaccine mandate from the Pentagon

A member of the US Armed Forces administers a shot of the Pfizer vaccine at a FEMA community vaccination center in Philadelphia. Mark Makela/Getty Images Adjutant General Thomas Mancino, who leads the Oklahoma National Guard, said members do not have to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Mancino's order directly contradicts a federal mandate from the Department of Defense announced in August. Vaccinations deadlines are looming, but large portions of the military remain unvaccinate...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fema, Pentagon, Philadelphia, Oklahoma, Vaccines, John Kirby, Senate Armed Services Committee


The US had a Lyme disease vaccine decades ago - but the CDC, lawsuits, and conspiracy theories derailed it

Black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks, can transmit Lyme disease. Photon Illustration/Stocktrek Images/Getty Images Since 1998, confirmed Lyme disease cases in the US have risen roughly 40%. GlaxoSmithKline developed a Lyme vaccine in the 1990s. It went off the market by the early 2000s. A new anti-Lyme injection (not a vaccine) is coming. But it could take years to be fully approved. Lyme disease, transmitted by deer ticks and characterized by a hallmark bullseye rash, is an ever-p...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Climate Change, Cdc, US, Trends, Lyme Disease, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, New England, Erin Schumaker, New Republic


How South Africa’s ivermectin use slips through the cracks

There is less demand for ivermectin when South Africa is between Covid-19 waves. But nobody is tracking how many people may be using the animal formulation The post How South Africa’s ivermectin use slips through the cracks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Astrazeneca, Vaccines, Variant, Openaccess, Ivermectin, Top Six, Third Wave, Coronavirus, COVID-19, South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, Sahpra, Fourth Wave


Biglaw Attorney Leaves Firm Over Vaccine Requirement, Wants Everyone To Know He’s A Big Bozo

Just... get vaccinated people. It's not that difficult.
Tags: Law, Vaccines, Biglaw, BOZO, Wilmerhale, COVID-19, Unprecedented


Ted Cruz is mad that Big Bird got vaccinated

After Big Bird's official Twitter account shared that the Sesame Street character had gotten vaccinated, prominent conservative and anti-vaxxer figures criticized the message. God forbid an anthropomorphic bird share a public health message! Ted Cruz and Lavern Spicer called the Tweet "propaganda." — Read the rest
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How the campus feels about the vaccine-mandate

The federal vaccine mandate was built to protect employees and students. GCC students, staff and faculty are required to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 31. Attitudes towards the mandatory protocols appear to be mixed, El Vaquero found.  Leonardo Ramirez, a sophomore studying Restaurant Management explained that he is already vaccinated and is okay with the vaccine mandate. Ramirez is not worried about what might happen in the future because he thinks if most people get fully vaccinated, the risk...
Tags: News, El Vaquero, GCC, Vaccines, Glendale Community College, Board of Trustees, Ramirez, Kokomo, Betancourt, Sonia Ramirez, Mandate, Maska, Jesús Ramirez, COVID, Collegiate News, Leonardo Ramirez


Judge Limits New California Law Protecting COVID-19 Vaccination Sites From Protests

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A federal judge has thrown out California’s new 30-foot buffer zone designed to restrict protests at coronavirus vaccination sites, though his ruling left in place other parts of a new state law despite arguments that it infringes on free speech. The law that took effect Oct. 8 makes it illegal to come within 30 feet (9.14 meters) of someone at a vaccination site “for the purpose of obstructing, injuring, harassing, intimidating, or interfering with that person.” U.S. District ...
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FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for five to 11-year-olds

The US Food and Drug Administration has just issued an emergency use authorization to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children five to 11 years-old. From CNN: Pfizer says a clinical trial showed its vaccine provides more than 90% protection against symptomatic disease among children, even at one-third the dose, and the company hopes the lower dose will reduce the risk of any side effects. — Read the rest
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Watch: Gov. Gavin Newsom Gets His COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot

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Trial announced for 'first-of-its-kind' vaccine to prevent breast cancer

A researcher conducts a breast cancer vaccine related experiment in a lab at Cleveland Clinic. Shawn Green/Cleveland Clinic The first human trial testing a vaccine against triple-negative breast cancer is set to begin. The breast cancer type is common, deadly, and can currently only be prevented with mastectomy. Researchers will first test the shot in triple-negative breast cancer survivors at high risk for recurrence. A vaccine against the most aggressive and deadly form of breast cance...
Tags: Science, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccine, Women's Health, Vaccines, Us Department Of Defense, Cleveland Clinic, US Food and Drug Administration, Budd, Tuohy, Taussig Cancer Institute, Anna Medaris Miller, Cleveland Clinic Shawn Green Cleveland Clinic


Individuals who are fully vaccinated now might not be considered so in the future without a COVID-19 booster shot, CDC says

Booster shots are being offered to some adults in the US who got Pfizer's vaccine, called Comirnaty. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images As booster shots rollout, the definition of fully vaccinated might change, the CDC says. Currently, being fully vaccinated in the US means an individual has both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine. About 6% of the total US population has so far received a booster dose, according to CDC data. The definition of fully vaccinate...
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"Kid-size" Covid vaccine doses effective, says Pfizer

Pfizer claims its Covid vaccine is 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, the AP reports, citing results of a study that could lead to jabs as soon as november. Full-strength Pfizer shots already are authorized for anyone 12 or older, but pediatricians and many parents are anxiously awaiting protection for younger children to stem rising infections from the extra-contagious delta variant and help keep kids in school. — Read the rest
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Pope Francis: Holy Father… Until Catholic Anti-Vaxxers Need A Free Exercise Suit

Honestly, Your Holiness, it's time to start excommunicating people trying to pull this.
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The FDA plans to allow people to 'mix-and-match' their COVID-19 booster shots, a new report says

The federal government has provided COVID-19 relief in numerous forms, from free vaccines to economic programs. Reuters The FDA is expected to allow a "mix-and-match" approach for COVID-19 booster shots, The New York Times reported. The authorization will allow Americans to get a different brand booster than what they initially received. It will not recommend one brand over another but may mention it is preferable to receive the same brand, The Times reported. The Food and Drug Administrat...
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SA teens, you’re next in the queue for a vaccine — no parental permission required

Teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 will be able to register to receive their Covid-19 jab from 20 October. This group will be given only one dose of the Pfizer vaccine, for now The post SA teens, you’re next in the queue for a vaccine — no parental permission required appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Children, Teenagers, South Africa, Pfizer, Vaccines, Department Of Health, Openaccess, Adolescents, Centers for Disease Control, International Travel, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Main, Johnson & Johnson, Top Six, Coronavirus


Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine turned down over HIV concerns

The vaccine might increase the risk of vaccinated males getting HIV, says SA’s health products regulatory authority The post Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine turned down over HIV concerns appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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