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How to Time Your Kid's COVID-19 Vaccine

As the Food and Drug Administration prepares to authorize the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in kids ages 12-15 as soon as next week, parents should start thinking about when it makes the most sense for their child to undergo the two-dose vaccination process. Particularly if they need other vaccines for summer…Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Food And Drug Administration, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Virology, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Perri Klass, Covid 19, COVID, Johnson Vaccine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


India Surpasses 20 Million Covid-19 Cases as Biden Stays Silent on Vaccine IP Waivers

India surpassed 20 million covid-19 cases on Tuesday, becoming only the second country in the world after the United States to reach that dark milestone. And to make matters worse, experts pretty uniformly agree it’s a vast undercount of the real crisis, which has left at least 222,408 people dead in the country since…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, India, Narendra Modi, Joe Biden, Medical Research, United States, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Virology, Moderna, Health Sciences


What to Do If You Get a Bill for Your COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID vaccines are free in the U.S. Period. The CDC has been extremely clear about that, but we’re still hearing occasional reports of people getting a bill for their vaccine, or being charged a fee for the service of “administering” that vaccine. In either case, this is illegal. You don’t have to pay it, and you can…Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Cdc, Medical Research, Social Issues, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Virology, Hpv Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Vaccine Information Statement, Explanation Of Benefits


The U.S. Is About to Run Out of People Who Want the Vaccine

This week, all 50 states officially opened up eligibility for covid-19 vaccination to all adult residents. But while millions of Americans are still lining up to get their dose, experts warn that the country is quickly approaching a vaccine surplus, with too few takers to meet the supply we have available. Once that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Virology, Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Sciences, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines, Health Medical Pharma, Swine Flu Pandemic Vaccine


Stop Shaming Vaccinated People for Socializing

As the U.S. speeds ever closer toward mass vaccination against covid-19, a curious trend has started to emerge on social media and elsewhere: well-intentioned people downplaying the benefits of vaccination, often by arguing that vaccinated people still pose a major transmission risk and that they shouldn’t do things…Read more...
Tags: Science, Rachel Maddow, Medicine, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Vaccine Hesitancy, BioNtech, Clinical Medicine, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Rna Vaccine


Here Are the Side Effects to Expect from Your COVID Vaccine (and How to Deal With Them)

You’ve probably heard about the COVID vaccines’ side effects, and by now are well aware that there is no “standard” reaction to the shots—everyone handles them differently. Still, it’s better to go into your appointment(s) armed with as much knowledge as possible—especially if it means preventing or reducing…Read more...
Tags: Drugs, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Bayer, Virology, Clinical Trials, Advil, Moderna, Influenza Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccine, Rna Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines


Travel Is Safe-ish for Vaccinated People, CDC Says

The CDC issued new guidance today for traveling after you’re vaccinated, noting that “fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.” But director Rochelle Walensky also noted that just because you can travel doesn’t mean you should. Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Cdc, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Virology, Johnson Johnson, Quarantine, Moderna, Rochelle Walensky, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Vaccination Requirements For International Travel


Ask Us Your Questions About Staying Safe in a Post-Vaccine World

Every person who gets vaccinated brings us one tiny step closer to a world with less COVID in it. That’s why it’s great news that protection from the disease begins before you’ve gotten your second dose and that the vaccine seems to be safe and effective in kids. But we all still have lots of questions, and I’d like…Read more...
Tags: Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Virology, Health Medical Pharma


How to Become Someone's 'Vaccine Angel'

Across the U.S., millions of shots of the three COVID-19 vaccines are going into arms each day even as the disease continues to spread, with an alarming 68,000 new cases recorded on Wednesday. At this stage in the pandemic, there’s a disparity at play: A jarring number of new daily infections signals that the pandemic…Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Virology, Hunter, Health Sciences, Influenza Vaccine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Vaccine Adverse Event


It's Open Season on Covid-19 Vaccines

April is looking to shower Americans with covid-19 vaccines aplenty. On Monday, several states announced that they would open vaccine eligibility to most or all of the general public within the next week. And President Joe Biden is also expected to announce today that 90% of American adults will be eligible for a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Moderna, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, Josh Wingrove, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine


AstraZeneca Messes Up Again, Called Out for Using Old Data in U.S. Trial Results

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca isn’t running out of rakes to step on anytime soon. Less than a day after the company announced promising preliminary results from the U.S. trial of its covid-19 vaccine jointly developed with Oxford University, an independent panel of scientists monitoring the study issued a harsh…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Oxford University, Virology, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Vaccine Trial, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccines, Adenoviridae, Oxfordastrazeneca Covid 19 Vaccine


Being Vaccinated Doesn't Make Restaurant Outings Safe Yet

If you’ve managed to get vaccinated, you’re probably excited to go do a bunch of the things you’ve been avoiding for the past year. And yes, you can finally visit an unvaccinated friend without having to wear masks, for example. But please, don’t take that friend out to lunch. Read more...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Medicine, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Virology, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma


Tick Bites, Bad Breath, and Broken Bones: People Are Blaming the Covid-19 Vaccine for Anything

Regulators in many countries are collecting reports of adverse events that occur after a person gets a covid-19 vaccine. This data collection is crucial to being able to identify side effects that may not have shown up during clinical trials. But in the UK at least, patients and doctors are reporting a wide range of…Read more...
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Covid-19 Survivors Might Only Need One mRNA Vaccine Dose

For people who have survived a past encounter with covid-19, only one dose of a mRNA vaccine may be needed for full protection, research released Wednesday suggests. The findings add weight to the proposed idea by some experts that survivors should only get one shot in order to help stretch out the vaccine supply.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Francis Collins, Moderna, BioNtech, Viviana Simon, Covid 19, Rna Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


Don't Ask People Why They Were Vaccinated

Doses for any of the four COVID-19 vaccines currently in circulation are coveted around the world. Receiving a shot in the arm is a cause for celebration—it’s the most effective means humanity has to finally stave off the pandemic that’s killed 525,000 Americans within the course of a year.Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Virology, Health Sciences, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Socialize Indoors Unmasked, With a Few Exceptions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have come out with new guidelines for people who are vaccinated against covid-19. Chief among them is the reassurance that fully vaccinated people can safely spend time indoors unmasked with other vaccinated people and even unvaccinated people in certain situations. It…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Cdc, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Virology, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Health Sciences, BioNtech, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine


It's Not Too Early to Plan Your Next Vacation

Fewer than 10% of Americans have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but that fact hasn’t deterred many from getting excited about their post-pandemic lives (especially the governors of Texas and Mississippi, but that’s a separate issue). After a year of lockdowns, it seems we’re all feeling cooped up:…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Mississippi, Medicine, Vaccination, Airbnb, Vaccine, Yougov, Lifehacks, Us Virgin Islands, Virology, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Health Sciences, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Hospitality Recreation


Jab Me, I'm Fat

The vaccine rollout across the U.S. has been less than ideal, but finally, it looks like there is a dim light at the end of this long, dark tunnel. Jabs are going in the arms of frontline workers, and as more vaccines are administered, states across the country are opening up the eligibility requirements, allowing…Read more...
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Please, Wear the Right Clothes for Your Vaccine Appointment

A confirmed appointment for your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is the 2021 equivalent of finding a golden ticket in your Wonka bar. (Actually, no—it’s better, because getting some level of immunity to a pandemic-causing virus is far superior to a factory tour where participants are encouraged to lick the wallpaper.)Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Virology, Wonka, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


A Volunteer-Run Website Helps You Find a Vaccine Appointment in New York City's Online Maze

It’s no secret that New York City, like many other places in the U.S., has been having a hard time with covid-19 vaccine distribution. One of the problems is its messy online sign-up website, which some city officials have denounced as “complex, burdensome, and buggy.” Officials said that this would create an obstacle…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, New York City, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccines, Life Sciences, Virology, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Hiv Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccine, Technology_internet, Online Maze


Yes, You Can Get the COVID Vaccine If You're Pregnant

Being pregnant does not disqualify you from getting the COVID vaccine, whether you’re looking at the CDC’s guidelines or newer ones from the World Health Organization. A few headlines have implied something different, so let’s break down what we know. Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Labor, Cdc, Drugs, Medical Research, Social Issues, Vaccination, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Virology, Hpv Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Vaccine Hesitancy, Covid 19 Vaccine


Personalized Skin Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in New Trial Results

The future of cancer treatment might involve personalized vaccines meant to manage or even prevent relapses—at least if new research published Thursday continues to pan out. In a small clinical trial, high-risk melanoma patients given such a vaccine were able to create a long term, durable immune response to their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Vaccination, Genomics, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Cancer Vaccines, Clinical Medicine, Cancer Vaccine, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Treatment Of Cancer


Coronavirus researchers are exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 every day. Here's how they avoid getting infected.

A new COVID-19 testing lab in Glasgow Reuters Scientists and virologists around the world are handling large samples SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on a daily basis to study how it works and help develop a vaccine. Grace Roberts, a virology research fellow at Queen's University in Belfast, Ireland, says there are strict regulations inside COVID-19 virology labs to avoid contamination and keep researchers safe. The lab rooms are kept at negative air pressure so that air can't e...
Tags: Trends, Strategy, Research, Vaccine, Nordic, Virology, Roberts, Queen s University, University Belfast, Contributor, Pandemic, Belfast Ireland, The Conversation, Juliana Kaplan, COVID-19, COVID


That time a smallpox outbreak hit Deadwood

'Smallpox comes to Deadwood', a clip from the swearily beloved television series DEADWOOD, via Reddit, as pointed out by Helen Kennedy. An instructive video for our times. [YOUTUBE]
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How Deadly Is COVID-19?

With over 90,000 cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed worldwide and over 3,000 reported deaths—seven of which have been in the U.S.—scientists are zeroing in on how deadly the virus is and who is most at risk. The latest research suggests the fatality rate is anywhere between 1.4 and 2.3 percent, but the true…Read more...
Tags: Science, Virology, Outbreaks, Respiratory Diseases, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Notable female microbiologists you’ve never heard of

Browsing through the most notable names in the history of microbiology, you could be fooled into thinking there were no female scientists working in ground-breaking fields such as antibiotic studies, bacteriology, or virology in the middle of the twentieth century. In fact, laboratories did employ women, though male scientists often thought of them as supplemental parts of teams working in a highly technical field, not contributing much in the way of impact. However, a closer look at the history...
Tags: Books, Featured, Scotland, Bacteria, Manchester, Journals, University of Oxford, Gender Equality, Illinois, Cambridge University, Immunology, Antibiotics, Bishop, International Women's Day, Health & Medicine, Hunt


New research could allow fast diagnosis of viruses like Ebola and Zika

A new development in molecular biology is a step towards instant diagnosis of viruses like Ebola or Zika. Researchers have found a way to use a mobile device to identify plant viruses and potentially animal and human viruses too. The post New research could allow fast diagnosis of viruses like Ebola and Zika appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Virus, Diagnosis, Virology, Emerging Tech, Zika, Molecular Biology, Zika Researchers


The NIH Lifted a Ban on Deadly Mutant Virus Research—Here's Why

The National Institutes of Health has lifted a ban on “gain-of-function” research on Tuesday—the kind of research that requires genetically modifying viruses to make them more deadly or more contagious.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Epidemics, Disease, National Institutes of Health, Nih, Pandemics, Virology, Gain Of Function Research


Which Creature Is Most Likely to Cause the Next Catastrophic Pandemic?

The vast majority of infectious human diseases come from animals, yet we know surprisingly little about which animals pose the greatest risk. A new study helps resolve this shortcoming, ranking the mammals that are most likely to spread infectious diseases to humans.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Infectious Diseases, Viruses, Bats, Virology, Zoonotic Diseases, Epidemiology


This Cancer-Causing Virus Lies Dormant for Years Before Striking

There’s no limit to viral ruthlessness. These lifeless packets of genetic code cause countless ails, often without a known cure. One such monster spends most of its time as a seemingly benign strand of DNA that could sit latent for years before striking, causing cells to turn into a rare but aggressive form of skin…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Viruses, Virology, Tumor, Cancer Biology, Whoa Thats Messed Up