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Study: 2 COVID vaccine doses much more effective than 1 against Delta

Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsJul 22, 2021Two doses of either Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine were 80% effective against the Delta COVID-19 variant. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

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Global COVID-19 cases rise 12% in past week

Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsJul 21, 2021Nations seeing large jumps in cases include Botswana, Vietnam, the US, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the UK. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

Novavaxs Effort to Vaccinate the World, From Zero to Not Quite Warp Speed

Novavax’s Effort to Vaccinate the World, From Zero to Not Quite Warp Speed

Novavax is a vaccine company that, despite $2 billion in new federal and international funding, still hasn’t come through with a licensed covid vaccine. It hopes it can still help to fight the global covid scourge, but will it deliver? …

Feds Focus on Mask Upgrades, COVID-19 Vaccine Sites

Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsFeb 10, 2021New CDC data show the fit of face masks may significantly reduce COVID-19 spread. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Heads to FDA for Emergency Use Decision

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Heads to FDA for Emergency Use Decision

Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Heads to FDA for Emergency Use Decision | Late yesterday Johnson & Johnson submitted a request for an emergency use authorization (EUA) for its COVID-19 candidate. If the EUA is granted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the vaccine will become the third COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in the United States, and the first that requires only one dose…In light of the request, FDA advisors will meet on Feb 26 to weigh emergency use…

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COVID-19 with Frailty, Cardiac Arrest May Raise Risk of Death Sharply

COVID-19 with Frailty, Cardiac Arrest May Raise Risk of Death Sharply | Two studies today suggest that COVID-19 patients who are very frail or have a cardiac arrest are two three times more likely to die than those not infected with the virus. | For men with COVID-19, the risk of dying from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest rose 4.5-fold…

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WHO Pushes for COVID Vaccine Production Scale-Up, More Sharing

Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsFeb 05, 2021The global number of people vaccinated has now eclipsed the number infected. Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy…

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South Carolina Detects South African COVID-19 Variant

South Carolina Detects South African COVID-19 Variant Also, an expert warns about hospital oxygen shortages and Novavax reports good phase 3 vaccine data.

Symptoms 4 months after COVID-19

Lingering lung, physical, mental symptoms 4 months after COVID-19

Lingering lung, physical, mental symptoms 4 months after COVID-19| The findings suggest many patients recover very slowly after hospital release | Four months after their release from the hospital, more than half of 238 adult COVID-19 patients in northern Italy still had impaired lung function or mobility issues..

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Cases Drop in Main Global Pandemic Hot Spots, but Surges Elsewhere

Cases Drop in Main Global Pandemic Hot Spots, but Surges Elsewhere | In its weekly snapshot of COVID-19 activity, the World Health Organization (WHO) said cases fell for the second week in a row, mainly in the highest-burden countries, but it warned that the pattern masks sharp rises in other countries in some regions. In other developments, 70 countries have now detected the B117 variant, and more nations have also reported the 501Y.V2 and P.1 variants.