Vaccination

Moderna CEO Warns COVID Vaccine ‘Is Not A Silver Bullet'

7 days ago   |   By Scary Mommy

Moderna CEO says the vaccine is “not a silver bullet” and that public health measures, like masks, are extremely important
Moderna and Pfizer are neck and neck in the race to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine and while the imminent vaccine is a huge deal, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel says that he worries about the lack of mask-wearing, saying the COVID vaccine is “not a silver bullet.”
Despite the fact that Bancel is the CEO of the company who stands to profit from being one of the front-runners in the vaccine race, even he is like, Why are you waiting around for my vaccine? Put a mask...
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Official: Italy to start COVID vaccinations in January

7 days ago   |   By ABC News

Italy's special commissioner for the virus emergency says a significant number Italians who want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 should have received their shots by next September
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Early details of brain damage in COVID-19 patients

7 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

Looking at six patients using a specialized magnetic resonance technique, researchers found that COVID-19 patients with neurological symptoms show some of the same metabolic disturbances in the brain as other patients who have suffered oxygen deprivation from other causes, but there are also notable differences.
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Virtual Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium will focus heavily on COVID-19

7 days ago   |   By Healio

The 33-year-old Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium will be held virtually for the first time on Nov. 21 and 22.
Program director David W. Kimberlin, MD, said this year's symposium will place a “major emphasis” on the COVID-19 pandemic and include information “on the virus and how it does what it does, on vaccines in development, and on how we can best ensure that vaccines that are authorized or approved by the FDA are accepted by the Americans who need them.”
“This year's IDC Symposium promises to be one of the most unique ever,” Kimberlin,
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Antidepressant Shows Early Promise for Mild COVID-19

7 days ago   |   By Medscape

The antidepressant fluvoxamine may help prevent serious respiratory problems when administered early in the course of COVID-19, results of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial show.
Medscape Medical News
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I'm A Teacher, And I'm Participating In The COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

I'm A Teacher, And I'm Participating In The COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

7 days ago   |   By Scary Mommy

Whenever a new article about the COVID-19 vaccine pops up on Facebook, I wade gingerly into the comments. Anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists aside, the most frequent comment I see is something along the lines of, “it's way too soon,” or “I'll let them test it out on the guinea pigs before I get it.”
It's understandable, of course; no vaccine has ever been developed in this short amount of time, and this vaccine, like masks, has been turned into a political football by our current administration.
But those guinea pigs you want to see tested first? That's me. I'm your friendly...
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Fauci Says COVID Vaccine Might Be Widely Available by April

7 days ago   |   By Medscape

After at-risk people are vaccinated, healthy members of the general public can expect the vaccine to be available from April to July.
WebMD Health News
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How will the COVID-19 vaccine be given to the public? Here's an early look

7 days ago   |   By Orlando Sentinel

With hopes of a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, plans are taking shape for how South Floridians will get their vaccine shots.
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Coronavirus UK: Chris Whitty cagey on Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Coronavirus UK: Chris Whitty cagey on Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Chris Whitty refused to back the injection when asked about the controversy surrounding data from its late-stage trials at a Downing Street press conference. Read more ...

Coronaviruses Closely Linked to SARS-CoV-2 Found in Lab Freezers

Coronaviruses Closely Linked to SARS-CoV-2 Found in Lab Freezers

Coronaviruses closely related to the COVID-19 pandemic was found in lab freezers in Cambodia and Japan, finds a new study. Read more ...

Almost 250,000 women are overdue cervical smear tests this year due to Covid-19

Almost 250,000 women are overdue cervical smear tests this year due to Covid-19

Some 3.2million women in England have been screened for the cancer in the last 12 months, down 240,000 on the 3.43million checked last year. The NHS shut down in March to free... Read more ...

Covaxin Phase-3 Clinical Trials Begin in AIIMS

Covaxin Phase-3 Clinical Trials Begin in AIIMS

COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin's Phase-3 human trials began at All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi on Thursday. Read more ...

Oregon governor urges people to report coronavirus lockdown violators to law...

Oregon governor urges people to report coronavirus lockdown violators to law enforcement

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown urged people to report citizens who violate coronavirus lockdown orders to law enforcement. In a Nov. 20 interview with local media outlet KGW 8, Brown... Read more ...

Trump tells Pennsylvania state committee hearing that Dems 'cheated' in...

Trump tells Pennsylvania state committee hearing that Dems 'cheated' in election and he has evidence to prove it

President Donald Trump told the Pennsylvania State Senate hearing today that was gathered in an unofficial capacity to discuss alleged voter fraud in the presidential election... Read more ...

Ringing Sensation in the Ear Worsens During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ringing Sensation in the Ear Worsens During COVID-19 Pandemic

Patients with tinnitus have reported that during this pandemic their hearing condition is worsening. Many of them experienced tinnitus after the COVID-19 infection. Read more ...

Coronavirus vaccination programme to start in Swansea

Coronavirus vaccination programme to start in Swansea

Three vaccination centres are planned and frontline health and social care staff will receive the injections first Read more ...

Coronavirus UK: Exeter Nightingale reopens as local hospitals 'busy'

Coronavirus UK: Exeter Nightingale reopens as local hospitals 'busy'

Bosses at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital insisting their wards were 'very busy'. They had on average 85 out of 647 beds filled with Covid-19 patients in the week ending... Read more ...

Number of people with coronavirus in England DROPS for the first time in...

Number of people with coronavirus in England DROPS for the first time in three months

This week's Office for National Statistics report, brought forward to coincide with England's local lockdown announcements today, shows 633,000 people are thought to be infected. Read more ...