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Poll Reveals Who’s Most Vaccine-Hesitant in America and Why

By | April 29, 2021

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — U.S. resistance to getting a COVID-19 vaccine is slowly diminishing, a new online survey finds, but it still exists and at especially rates in some blue-collar jobs. For adults under age 65 who are hesitant, reluctance is mainly driven by concerns about safety, side effects and distrust… Read More »

Post-Vaccine Reunions Are An Emotional Rollercoaster

By | April 26, 2021

April 26, 2020 — The night before Lisa Hardesty’s post-vaccination reunion with her 101-year-old grandmother felt like the night before going to an amusement park as a child. “I cannot wait to hug her,” Hardesty, 54, said a few days beforehand. “The excitement level is like if you’re planning a vacation that’s exciting and stressful until the… Read More »

Feds Lift Pause of J&J COVID Vaccine, Add New Warning

By | April 23, 2021

This story was updated at 8:35  p.m.  April 23, 2021 — Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should resume in the United States for all adults, the FDA and CDC said Friday, although health care providers should warn patients of the risk of developing the rare and serious blood clots that caused the agencies… Read More »

Ethical Questions Surround COVID Vaccine Passports

By | April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021 — As discussions about “vaccine passports” accelerate with more people worldwide completing their COVID-19 shots, ethical quandaries are coming into focus. Mark A. Hall, JD, of the schools of law and medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, and David M. Studdert, ScD, LLB, of the schools of law and medicine at Stanford… Read More »

COVID-19 Testing Drops, Still Essential, Experts Say

By | March 5, 2021

March 5, 2021 — A recent decrease in the number of Americans seeking testing for COVID-19 has experts on alert. Accurate and timely testing remains critical for treating and isolating individuals with COVID-19 infection, they stress. Widespread testing also allows for tracking the spread of the virus and any variants of concern as they arise. … Read More »

Public Health Experts Slam States’ Moves to Ditch Masks

By | March 4, 2021

Other states lifting mask orders are trending better, but on Wednesday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said they are not out of the woods, either. “Please hear me clearly: At this level of cases, with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained,” she said in a press briefing. “These variants are… Read More »

‘Escape Mutations’ May Drive New COVID Resurgence

By | February 2, 2021

Staying home as much as possible and away from other people through the spring could save some 30,000 lives, according to a model from the IHME The E484K mutation is already causing misery in Manaus, Brazil, a city of 2 million people that sits in the Amazon rainforest. Brazil, like the U.S., fell short last year… Read More »

Why COVID Vaccines are Falsely Linked to Infertility

By | January 12, 2021

Jan. 12, 2021 — There’s no evidence that the new vaccines against COVID-19 cause infertility, yet that’s a worry that’s been cited by some health care workers as a reason they’re reluctant to be first in line to get the shots. Across the country, significant numbers of health care workers have balked at getting the new vaccines.… Read More »

Govt plans dry run for Covid vaccine administration in 4 states next week

By | December 25, 2020

The central government on Friday said that it has planned a dry run for administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat and Punjab next week as a step to prep up before the actual thing takes off. According to the Health Ministry, each state will plan the dry run in two… Read More »

Govt must indemnify vaccine makers against all lawsuits: Adar Poonawalla

By | December 19, 2020

Vaccine manufacturers need to have protection against all lawsuits for their vaccines especially during a pandemic, Serum Institute of India (SII) Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla has said. He also said that the vaccine makers are going to propose this to the government, while speaking at a virtual panel on the challenges of developing… Read More »