Immunity to the Coronavirus May Persist for Years, Scientists Find

Important immune cells survive in the bone marrow of people who were infected with the virus or were inoculated against it, new research suggests.

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Moderna Vaccine Highly Effective in Adolescents, Company Says

The U.S., which has a surplus of vaccines, could soon have two options for teens while many countries face shortages.

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Covid Vaccines Are Now on Wheels

Mobile Covid-19 vaccine clinics in vans and buses are rolling up to neighborhoods in Delaware, Minnesota and Washington State to reach people who have been unable to travel to vaccination centers.

#delaware, #disease-rates, #johnsonjohnson, #minnesota, #moderna-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #washington-state

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Taiwan Faces a Surge in New Covid-19 Infections

The island’s border controls had shielded it from the worst of the pandemic. But new variants and a slow vaccine rollout gave the virus an opening.

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Biden Dips Into U.S. Vaccine Supply to Send 20 Million Doses Abroad

President Biden’s pledge to ship out doses that could have been used domestically was a step toward a global campaign, but activists say much more is needed.

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Why Vaccinating the World Against Covid-19 Will Be Hard

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.

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What Would It Take to Vaccinate the World Against Covid?

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.

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Why the C.D.C. Changed Its Advice on Masks

Two scientific findings altered the calculus: Vaccinated people don’t transmit the virus, and the shots are effective against variants.

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Pfizer and Moderna Shots Are Powerfully Effective Against Covid, Analysis Says

A new study of 1,800 health care workers confirms that the vaccines are working well in the real world, outside clinical trials.

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Covid Vaccines Protect Pregnant Women, Study Confirms

The shots may also have benefits for infants and do not seem to damage the placenta, according to the latest research.

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Biden Confronts Coronavirus Vaccine Patents

President Biden and drugmakers are facing demands from liberal activists and global leaders to suspend intellectual property rights on the vaccines as the pandemic surges.

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What Would It Take to Vaccinate the Whole World? Let’s Take a Look.

Big-power muscle flexing helps explain much of the world’s vaccine inequities, but there’s another reason behind insufficient doses: The challenge of making them is unprecedented.

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Inject the Vaccine Fan Fiction Directly Into My Veins

It feels very American to turn the vaccine rollout into a branding spectacle rooted in the worship of pharmaceutical companies.

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Millions Are Skipping Their Second Doses of Covid Vaccines

Nearly 8 percent of those who got initial Pfizer or Moderna shots missed their second doses. State officials want to prevent the numbers from rising.

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Vaccines Are Effective Against the New York Variant, Studies Find

The research adds to a growing number of findings suggesting the Pfizer and Moderna shots are protective against the variants identified so far.

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Pfizer Vs. Moderna on T-Shirts and TikTok

Along with comparison of side effects, there is pride, relief and merch.

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Can the Covid Vaccine Protect Me Against Virus Variants?

Vaccines do a good job of protecting us from coronavirus, but fear and confusion about the rise of variants have muddled the message. Here are answers to common questions.

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Pause in Vaccinations Leads to Canceled Appointments Across States

Health departments scrambled to postpone vaccine clinics and rebook patients after the one-dose offering from Johnson & Johnson was sidelined.

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Worry Over 2 Covid Vaccines Deals Fresh Blow to Europe’s Inoculation Push

Confusion over AstraZeneca’s vaccine threatens to hurt the E.U. campaign just as it gathers momentum. And on Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson said it was pausing the rollout of its shot on the continent.

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U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Clotting Cases

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control will stop using the vaccine at federal sites and urge states to do so as well while they investigate the safety issues.

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China Official Acknowledges Low Effectiveness of the Country’s Covid Vaccines

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Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus

Collaborating with devoted colleagues, Dr. Kariko laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines turning the tide of the pandemic.

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So You Got a Vaccine. Should You Have to Prove it?

Vaccine passports are here, and they could be our ticket to freedom. But they could also create an ethical nightmare.

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Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say

Declining infection rates over all masked a rise in more contagious forms of the coronavirus. Vaccines will stop the spread, if Americans postpone celebration just a bit longer.

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Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects: Your Questions Answered

The most common questions about vaccination side effects, answered.

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The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Said to Be Powerfully Protective in Adolescents

A clinical trial found no symptomatic infections among vaccinated children ages 12 to 15, the companies said, and there were no serious side effects. The data have not yet been reviewed by independent experts.

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Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines Are Very Effective, Report Says

Consistent with clinical trial data, a two-dose regimen prevented 90 percent of infections by two weeks after the second shot. One dose prevented 80 percent of infections by two weeks after vaccination.

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For Biden, a New Virus Dilemma: How to Handle a Looming Glut of Vaccine

As U.S. manufacturers hit their stride, vaccine scarcity will soon turn to plenty as much of the world goes begging. And vaccine makers need answers now about what to do with the coming surplus.

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Pfizer Begins Testing Its Vaccine in Young Children

Other drug makers have begun similar trials of their Covid-19 vaccines. If they work in children younger than 12 as expected, it will be easier for the U.S. to reach herd immunity.

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The State of Vaccinations

A look at the rapid expansion of shots, the people who are still holding out, and the rules of the road for those who are inoculated.

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Mississippi Will Remove ‘Misleading’ Language About Covid-19 Vaccine

Bobby Wayne, a retired reverend, called the state seeking help getting the vaccine. He said he was told there was no evidence the vaccine was effective.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #mississippi, #moderna-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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E.U. Set to Curb Covid Vaccine Exports for 6 Weeks

The European Union has drafted new emergency rules that will most likely severely cut exports to Britain and other countries to ease supply shortages at home.

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Vaccinated People Can Get Covid, but It’s Most Likely Very Rare

“Breakthrough” cases, though quite uncommon, are a sharp reminder that vaccinated people should wear masks while the virus is circulating widely.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare

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The Johnson & Johnson Shot Was My Ticket Out of Hell

Some people are balking at the one-shot vaccine, but I was thrilled to get it.

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Rich Countries Signed Away a Chance to Vaccinate the World

Despite warnings, American and European officials gave up leverage that could have guaranteed access for billions of people. That risks prolonging the pandemic.

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Some Long Covid-19 Patients Feel Better After Vaccine Doses

It is too soon to tell whether the shots have a broad beneficial effect on patients with continuing issues, but scientists are intrigued and beginning to study the phenomenon.

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Europe’s Vaccine Suspension May Be Driven as Much by Politics as Science

Once it became clear Germany was pausing, the pressure mounted on other governments to hold off as well, out of fear of seeming incautious and for the sake of a united front.

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Moderna Begins Testing Its Covid Vaccine in Babies and Young Children.

The company plans to study healthy children ages six months through 11 years old in the U.S. and Canada.

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Moderna Starts Testing Its Covid Vaccine in Babies and Young Children

The company will study its vaccine in children ages six months through 11 in the United States and Canada.

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Biden Got the Vaccine Rollout Humming, With Trump’s Help

Trump administration officials grumble that they laid the groundwork for surging vaccinations, but some hard work in the trenches has helped pick up the pace of production.

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In Oregon, Scientists Find a Virus Variant With a Worrying Mutation

In a single sample, geneticists discovered a version of the coronavirus first identified in Britain with a mutation originally reported in South Africa.

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Delayed Skin Reactions Appear After Vaccine Shots

Doctors are reporting additional, minor symptoms that appear several days after people have received their shots.

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Plan to Ditch the Mask After Vaccination? Not So Fast.

It’s not clear how easily vaccinated people may spread the virus, but the answer to that question is coming soon. Until then, scientists urge caution.

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Dolly Parton, who helped fund the Moderna vaccine, gets a ‘dose of her own medicine.’

The country music star broke into song before she was inoculated, and urged her fans to “get out there and get your shot.”

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A Third Covid Vaccine Is a Reason for Optimism

A century ago, another pandemic terrorized the world for over a year — until it didn’t. Is the coronavirus finally going the way of the 1918 flu?

#biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc

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Why I Overcame My Vaccine Hesitancy

The more people who become immune to the virus, the less this scourge will be able to mutate and evade the vaccines already available.

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Studies Suggest People Who Had Covid-19 Should Get Single Vaccine Dose

New studies show that one shot of a vaccine can greatly amplify antibody levels in those who have recovered from the coronavirus.

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The Daily: When Will Kids Get the Coronavirus Vaccine?

When the United States completes its campaign to immunize every eligible American against the coronavirus, about a quarter of the population will remain unvaccinated. So, what happens to children?

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Delays Turn Canada’s Vaccination Optimism Into Anxiety

After quickly approving a vaccine and getting an early start to inoculations, Canadians worry as the country falls behind in vaccinations.

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Covid Vaccines for Kids Are Coming, but Not for Many Months

Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines on children 12 and older and hope to have results by the summer.

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