WHO: Africa Will Get 30% of COVID Vaccines It Needs by February

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In Africa, only 4% of people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Leaders had once hoped to have 60% of people living on the continent vaccinated this year. That now appears unlikely. The World Health Organization (WHO) and… Continue reading WHO: Africa Will Get 30% of COVID Vaccines It Needs by February

Medical officers recommend Covid vaccines for older children

The benefit of vaccinating younger people was an “important and potentially useful additional tool” England’s chief medical officer has announced. Chris Whitty said it was not a “silver bullet” but would help reduce the impact on the disruption to education, and on their physical and mental health. He was addressing a news conference with the… Continue reading Medical officers recommend Covid vaccines for older children

Covid: Pfizer and AstraZeneca approved as booster vaccines

The UK regulator’s decision paves the way for a rollout ahead of winter to millions of people. Source link

Covid: Call for clarity on vaccines for children

But Labour says measures including masks and ventilation are also needed to prevent school disruption. Source link

Coronavirus vaccines cut risk of long Covid, study finds

The study adds to growing evidence that vaccination helps protect against Covid in a number of ways. Source link

Mistrust, Politics, and Vaccines: How We Got Here, How We Fix It

Some Americans reveal that their COVID-19 vaccine reluctance stems from an already skeptical worldview, with mixed messaging only heightening their suspicions. Source link

Why are many health care workers refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation found 29% of health care workers likely would not get the vaccine. source

How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News online image sourceGetty Images The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been linked to very rare cases of blood clots. The chance of this happening to an individual is still extremely low, but as a precaution, younger age groups in the UK are being offered alternative vaccines. What’s happened? Some recently immunised… Continue reading How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

Monoclonal Antibodies vs. Vaccines vs. COVID-19: What to Know

Infectious Diseases Society of America: “Monoclonal Antibodies.” The New England Journal of Medicine: “Subcutaneous REGEN-COV Antibody Combination to Prevent Covid-19.” William Fales, MD, medical director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Division of EMS and Trauma. Lindsay Petty, MD, infectious disease doctor, University of Michigan. Eli Lilly: “Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the… Continue reading Monoclonal Antibodies vs. Vaccines vs. COVID-19: What to Know

Conservative Talk Show Host Who Railed Against Vaccines Dies of COVID

By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Conservative radio talk show host Phil Valentine, a COVID-19 vaccine skeptic and mask mandate opponent, has died at age 61 of COVID-19. “We are saddened to report that our host and friend Phil Valentine has passed… Continue reading Conservative Talk Show Host Who Railed Against Vaccines Dies of COVID