Vaccination

Q&A: The case for an intranasal COVID-19 vaccine

11 days ago   |   By Healio

According to scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, only a small number of COVID-19 vaccines in development are given as nasal sprays, despite the technology's potential to block SARS-CoV-2 transmission at the source.
“Given the respiratory tropism of the virus... it seems surprising that only seven of the nearly 100 SARS-CoV-2 vaccines currently in clinical trials are delivered intranasally,” Frances Lund, PhD, and Troy D. Randall, PhD, wrote in a viewpoint published today in Science.
Healio spoke with Randall to discuss the potential advantages and
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Louisiana man says he would rather be hospitalized again than get vaccinated against COVID-19 

Louisiana man says he would rather be hospitalized again than get vaccinated against COVID-19 

11 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

Scott Roe, from Louisiana, told CBS that he still would refuse the COVID vaccine, even after being hospitalized with the virus. Louisiana has the second lowest vaccination rate of any state.
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Doctors seek better communication, more transparency from expert vaccine group

Doctors seek better communication, more transparency from expert vaccine group

11 days ago   |   By Sydney Morning Herald

Health experts say poor communication of scientific advice on COVID-19 vaccines has undermined AstraZeneca while the nation's peak medical group wants more transparency around decisions.
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Biden: Children Could Get COVID-19 Vaccine Within Months

11 days ago   |   By Medscape

Pfizer and Moderna are conducting vaccine clinical trials for children ages 6 months to 12 years. Results are expected sometime this fall.
WebMD Health News
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Gates and Soros are teaming up to form a new org to bring more harmful vaccines to the third world for experimentation

Gates and Soros are teaming up to form a new org to bring more harmful vaccines to the third world for experimentation

11 days ago   |   By Natural News

One of the stated objectives of virtually every government pushing the COVID-19 vaccine literally on every human being on the planet is the dilemma of getting shots to the poorest regions of the country: The third world, as it's more commonly known, or the “Global South,” as it's known in foreign policy circles...
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What is a COVID-19 vaccine ‘breakthrough' case?

11 days ago   |   By Orlando Sentinel

A small number of “breakthrough” cases are expected and health officials say they're not a cause for alarm.
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AdventHealth considers mandating staff COVID-19 vaccinations, limiting visitors as hospitalizations rise across Central Florida

11 days ago   |   By Orlando Sentinel

Mask mandates, limited visitation and restrictions on elective surgeries are being considered at an internal AdventHealth Orlando meeting.
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J&J Forecasts $2.5 Bln in COVID-19 Vaccine Sales This Year

11 days ago   |   By Medscape

Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday forecast $2.5 billion in 2021 sales for its COVID-19 shot and set a lower production target for the vaccine as lengthy manufacturing problems took a toll.
Reuters Health Information
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Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

For patients with severe COVID-19, cholangiopathy was a late complication with potential for progressive biliary injury or liver failure, according to a study published in the... Read more ...

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

William Thomas Ball, 51, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson, Mississippi after refusing to get vaccinated. Now his wife, Alicia, is asking for others in her... Read more ...

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

EXCLUSIVE: Covid cases are falling in all age groups, and dropping fastest among adults in their twenties according to data from the Department of Health. Read more ...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative disc disease

For total disc replacement in patients with degenerative disc disease, an artificial disc is a safe option that improves pain relief, function, range of motion and decreases in... Read more ...

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as... Read more ...

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

Nowadays, it seems rare to find someone or some entity without a podcast, and the Food and Drug Administration is no exception. The TechTalk podcast is hosted by the FDA and... Read more ...

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated healthcare workers were rare, and generally were associated with the individual's immune response to the vaccine in the early... Read more ...

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Exposure to immunosuppressive monotherapies in utero did not increase serious infection risks in young children born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease , but the same... Read more ...

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

The FDA issued a complete response letter to Incyte indicating it cannot approve the company's biologics license application that seeks approval of retifanlimab for certain... Read more ...

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb in consultation with the FDA voluntarily withdrew the indication for nivolumab as monotherapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma previously treated... Read more ...