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    In this article PFIZER-INJuan Rodriguez (L) reacts while receiving Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Covid-19 vaccine administered by vocational nurse Christina Garibay at a Skid Row community outreach event where Covid-19 vaccines and testing were offered in Los Angeles, California on August 22, 2021.Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty ImagesCovid-19 vaccines are still "stunningly effective"...
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India has dramatically increased COVID-19 vaccination rates in its vast rural hinterland, where around 65% of the country’s nearly 1.4 billion people live. But supply constraints remain for the world’s largest maker of vaccines and experts say it’s unlikely India will reach its target of vaccinating all adults by the end...
    Chris Cuomo began his handoff to Don Lemon on Tuesday night by apologizing to his friend and colleague for running over his allotted time. Cuomo had just interviewed a man whose wife had died of breast cancer after she had been discharged from a hospital because it had become inundated with Covid-19 patients. Hospitals around...
    Two senior officials serving the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine review arm are reportedly set to leave the agency over the next few months. Both Marion Gruber, director of the FDA’s Office of Vaccines Research and Review, and deputy director Phil Krause will depart this fall — Gruber in October and Krause in November,...
    Larry Elder, the leading GOP candidate vying to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom, said he doesn't think it's necessary for young people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or for children to wear masks at school, and he vowed to repeal any mask or vaccine mandates for California's state workers if he is elected to replace...
    Marc Bernier Another conservative radio host joins the list of anti-vaxxers who have died after contracting COVID-19. According to Politico, at least three radio hosts have died from coronavirus after not only mocking the virus itself but publicly objecting to vaccines. While most regretted being unvaccinated in the days before their death, in this incident the anti-vaxxer...
    (CNN)Two senior leaders in the US Food and Drug Administration's vaccine review office are stepping down, even as the agency works toward high-profile decisions around Covid-19 vaccine approvals, authorizations for younger children and booster shots.The retirements of Dr. Marion Gruber, director of the Office of Vaccines Research and Review at FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation...
    By Maeve Reston | CNN Larry Elder, the leading GOP candidate vying to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom, said he doesn’t think it’s necessary for young people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or for children to wear masks at school, and he vowed to repeal any mask or vaccine mandates for California’s state workers if...
    Those who receive Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine produce twice the protective antibodies of those who receive the Pfizer vaccine, a new study suggests. Researchers from East Limburg Hospital in Belgium compared antibody levels produced by both vaccines among about 1,600 hospital workers, finding that Moderna recipients produced 3,600 antibody units per milliliter while Pfizer recipients produced...
    Los Angeles (CNN)Larry Elder, the leading GOP candidate vying to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom, said he doesn't think it's necessary for young people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or for children to wear masks at school, and he vowed to repeal any mask or vaccine mandates for California's state workers if he is elected...
    Colorado is the latest state to mandate the coronavirus vaccine for healthcare workers following the State Board of Health approving the requirement. In a 6-1 vote on Monday, the board approved the emergency rule requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated for the Chinese coronavirus. According to the AP, the rule “applies to staff and contract workers...
    Actor Ethan Hawke recently lamented that when it comes to coronavirus vaccines and masks, he has noticed a difference between the United States and other countries while working on a film in Hungary, noting that the U.S. has “politicized” the vaccine, while Hungary has not. “I have just worked in Hungary. You could write an...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 4,871 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 26 related deaths Tuesday.There have been 1,522,942 total COVID cases, including 23,953 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.Illinois COVID vaccine map shows how many residents vaccinated by countyThe preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Mayo Clinic announced Tuesday that it is encouraging certain cancer patients to get a third dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center said that it’s recommendation follows that of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which encouraged cancer patients to receive a third dose...
    (CNN)Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is expanding his efforts to convince more Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19 with a new public service announcement available for TV stations to air nationwide.The ad aims to target vaccine hesitant Republicans and pushes back against skepticism about the shot promoted by many members of his own party. This...
    The largest driver of this shift in vaccine hesitancy appears to be private sector vaccine mandates. One in three unvaccinated Americans surveyed said full FDA approval of one or more coronavirus vaccines would make them more likely to take the vaccine. But 43% said they would be more likely to take the vaccine if their...
    COVID-19 vaccines have lost some of their effectiveness in preventing hospitalizations, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows.  Vaccine effectiveness is preventing hospitalizations has fallen as low as 75 percent, from a high of 95 percent that was first touted when the shots first became available in late 2020. Those...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit Zoo has begun vaccinating animals who are most susceptible to COVID-19. The special dose developed for animals has been approved to use on a case-by-case basis by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). READ MORE: GOP Launches Ballot Drive To Tighten Michigan Voting Laws The first animals to receive...
    Nurse Mary Ezzat administers a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot to Jessica M. at UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA, on Thursday, August 19, 2021.Jeff Gritchen | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty Images Nearly 1 million Covid-19 booster shots have already been administered in the U.S. since health officials authorized administering extra shots...
    A potential HIV vaccine being developed by Johnson & Johnson did not provide protection against the virus in a mid-stage study, the drugmaker said Tuesday. J&J plans to end that study, which involved young women in sub-Saharan Africa. But researchers will continue a separate, late-stage trial involving a different composition of the vaccine in men...
    ▶ Watch Video: CDC advisory panel updates COVID-19 vaccine safety recommendations The effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines against hospitalization appears to drop over time among adults over 75, although it still remained above 80% at the end of July, according to an analysis released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new data...
    The effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines against hospitalization appears to drop over time among adults over 75, although it still remained above 80% at the end of July, according to an analysis released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new data was presented Monday to the CDC's independent panel of vaccine experts,...
    (CNN)As many as 750,000 households are so far behind on rent they could be evicted this year, according to an estimate from Goldman Sachs. That is, unless Congress chooses to approve a new eviction moratorium like the one that was struck down by the Supreme Court last week. Here's what you need to know to...
    A NEW coronavirus variant has been detected which could be as infectious as the Delta strain, experts have claimed. The C.1.2 variant is already in the UK and was first spotted in South Africa, but what do we know about the strain and will vaccines protect us? 1A new coronavirus mutation has been detected -...
    Madrid, Aug 31 (.) .- The Spanish pharmaceutical Rovi rebounds this Tuesday more than 3% in the stock market after collapsing 13.5% the day before, after announcing the authorities of Japan that they are investigating the death of two people who were vaccinated with one of the batches of Moderna produced in Spain and which...
                      by Benjamin Yount  Wisconsin’s state superintendent is taking a swipe at parents who don’t want their kids to be forced to mask-up this school year. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jill Underly on Wednesday wrote an op-ed that dismisses parents who are protesting mask mandates at...
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday claimed there have been no deaths reported in young people due to heart inflammation conditions, a known side effect of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, as a result of getting a coronavirus vaccine. On Monday, the federal health agency acknowledged 2,574 preliminary cases of heart...
    Alex Berenson joined Tucker Carlson on Monday night after being permanently suspended from Twitter. Berenson was labeled “the pandemic’s wrongest man” in April for irresponsible commentary on coronavirus and the vaccines. Twitter banned him over a tweet he sent out about vaccine effectiveness. Screenshot via Twitter. Berenson actually claimed to Carlson it is “dangerous” for...
    On Monday’s ReidOut, Charlie Sykes ripped “the Tucker Carlsons and the Laura Ingrahams of the world” for comments they’ve made on their primetime Fox News shows casting doubt on the Covid-19 vaccine and proposing unproven forms of treatment. Earlier in the day, Sykes’ newsletter for The Bulwark cited numerous instances of vocal anti-vaccine conservatives contracting...
    The effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines against hospitalization appears to drop over time among adults over 75, although it still remained above 80% at the end of July, according to an analysis released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new data was presented Monday to the CDC's independent panel of vaccine experts,...
    A general view of the Duke University Chapel on the Duke University campus on March 4, 2016.Lance King | Getty Images Duke University is enacting a vaccine mandate for staff and a mask requirement for the entire campus after a Covid outbreak infected nearly 350 students and 15 employees to start the fall semester, the...
    THE jabs rollout has been a huge success – but it is far from “job done”. Even though three quarters of Britain’s adult population are fully vaccinated, the battle against the deadly disease is entering a new stage. 3New research suggests that immunity against Covid-19 infection and disease is dropping some time between four to...
    EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Air Force Academy is vaccinating cadets to make sure the academy is in line with new guidance from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The renewed push to get cadets vaccinated began on Monday. (credit: CBS) The Secretary of Defense issued the mandate requiring the The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (Photo...
    Vince and Jason discuss COVID-19 vaccine mandates versus natural immunity, the U.S. accepting Afghan refugees, trusting the Taliban and the heated politics of domestic terrorism. (RELATED: ‘Natural Immunity Is Really Better’: New Israeli Study Fuels Debate On Vaccination Versus Natural Immunity) “Vince & Jason Save The Nation” is a political debate show that grapples...
    By Praveen Menon | Reuters WELLINGTON – New Zealand reported its first recorded death linked to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the health ministry said on Monday, after a woman suffered a rare heart muscle inflammation side effect. The report comes as the country battles an outbreak of the Delta variant of the coronavirus after nearly...
    (CNN)On Saturday night, Florida conservative talk radio show Marc Bernier, an outspoken opponent of masking and vaccines to combat Covid-19, died of Covid-19. Earlier in the day, Caleb Wallace, a prominent opponent of masks as a means to slow the spread of Covid-19, died of Covid-19.Wallace was 30 years old. Bernier was 65.The two deaths...
    By Gillian Flaccus and Bobby Caina Calvan | Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Some of the biggest school systems in the U.S. are taking a hard line with teachers and staff members who are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19: Get a jab or lose your job. Most teachers already are vaccinated, and national teachers’ unions...
    (Bloomberg) – Brazil became the latest country to overtake the United States in the percentage of citizens who have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, as the government’s vaccination campaign gathers steam and resistance to vaccines fades. About 63% of Brazilians have now received at least one dose, compared to 62% of...
    Share this: Some of the biggest school systems in the U.S. are taking a hard line with teachers and staff members who are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19: Get a jab or lose your job. Most teachers already are vaccinated, and national teachers’ unions have endorsed vaccine mandates, but the policies have sparked protests from...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois Department of Public Health officials reported 2,395 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and four related deaths Monday.There have been 1,355,624 total COVID cases, including 23,927 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.Illinois COVID vaccine map shows how many residents vaccinated by countyThe preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from...
    A nurse gives Sherri Trimble, 15, a shot of the vaccine at a vaccination clinic at Health First Medical Centre in Melbourne, Florida.Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images A new CDC presentation says the data needed to properly evaluate Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for the general population is limited — even...
    Dr Anthony Fauci blasted a fundraising website for Florida Gov Ron DeSantis for offering T-shirts and drink coolers with messages mocking COVID-19 vaccines and the top infectious disease expert himself amid rising death rates in Florida. During his appearance on Jake Tapper's CNN show State of the Union on Sunday, the veteran director of the...
    Selling antigen test in the Spanish pharmacies It has come at a time when a large part of the adult population is fully vaccinated. Even some teens and children over 12 years old already have at least one dose. But there are still quite a few people who have not received the complete guideline from...
    There are several coronavirus vaccines of Spanish origin. But the one that is in a more advanced phase is the one developed by the pharmaceutical company Hipra, since could be available in early 2022; that yes, first they have to “prosper” the tests with humans, as announced this Sunday the minister of Science and Innovation,...
    A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a student during a "Vax To School" campaign event at a high school on Staten Island, New York. Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg/Getty Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.A week and a half...
    by Maureen Ferran, Rochester Institute of Technology For people who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the past few months have been a bit of a bumpy ride with news of side effects, pauses and restarts and now boosters. Maureen Ferran is a virologist at the Rochester Institute of Technology and has been keeping...
    The SARS-CoV-2 it is not like the flu virus, the champion of variability, but has a limited mutational capacity. Even so the Delta variant (B.1.617.2), which has two relevant mutations (L452R and P618R), was initially identified in India in December 2020 and today it is the majority in many countries, including ours (Spain). Delta is...
    By The Associated Press ATHENS, Greece — Clashes erupted in Athens Sunday evening between the police and some participants in a protest rally against COVID-19 vaccinations. Police estimated the participants in the rally in central Syntagma Square at between 7,000 and 8,000. As the last of the speeches denouncing government plans to make vaccinations for...
    Dr Anthony Fauci has said advice for Americans to receive a booster shot eight months after they complete their COVID vaccine is 'flexible,' and added that he thought school vaccine mandates which force children to have the shots are a 'good idea.'  'We're still planning on eight months. That was the calculation we made. This...