J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response – The Denver Post

LONDON — Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that a booster of its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a stronger immune response months after people receive a first dose. J&J said in statement that an extra dose — given either two months or six months after the initial shot — revved up protection. The results haven’t yet been published or vetted by […]

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Biden Releases a New Plan to Combat Covid, but Experts Say There’s Still a Ways to Go

Promise: “I’m never going to raise the white flag and surrender. We’re going to beat this virus. We’re going to get it under control, I promise you. “ On the campaign trail last year, Joe Biden promised that, if elected president, he would get covid-19 under control. Since assuming office in January, Biden has continued to pledge that his administration […]

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Chronic parasitic infections can affect vaccine efficacy: Lessons for COVID-19

Over a year since the first case of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, fast advances in vaccine development have given the world a fighting chance against the coronavirus. SARS-CoV-2 vaccines have become leading instruments against severe health effects associated with COVID-19 disease. SARS-CoV-2 vaccines reduce severe disease and improve survival of infected patients. Their impact has been seen in developed countries where […]

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Autoimmune antibodies strongly linked to the severity of illness in COVID-19 patients

The presence of special immune system defense molecules, called autoimmune antibodies, has been strongly tied to how poorly people fare when hospitalized with COVID-19, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the study detected the autoimmune antibodies in the blood of more than a third of men and women on admission to hospital and […]

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Stenting and surgery have similar effects on stroke in patients with severe carotid artery stenosis

Carotid artery surgery and stenting have comparable long-term effects on fatal or disabling stroke in asymptomatic patients with severe carotid artery stenosis. That's the finding of late breaking research presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2021 and published simultaneously in The Lancet. Patients with severe carotid artery stenosis are at elevated risk of stroke and both […]

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Pfizer moves towards an oral anti-COVID-19 therapy

Researchers in the United States have described a novel antiviral agent against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) currently being evaluated in clinical trials as a treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Alongside vaccines, antiviral therapeutics are an important part of the healthcare response to counter the ongoing threat presented by COVID-19,” says Dafydd Owen from Pfizer Worldwide Research […]

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World's most sophisticated COVID-19 sequencing system

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is far from over as countries report surging cases, including those caused by emerging variants. To date, there are over 195 million cases across the globe, with more than 4.18 million deaths. In response to the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 infections in the United Kingdom, the COVID-19 […]

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France cannot exclude re-imposition of COVID curfews as cases rise – minister

FILE PHOTO: People queue for tickets as Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower reopens its doors to tourists since late October 2020, after the second national COVID-19 lockdown in Paris, France, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File PhotoPARIS (Reuters) – The re-imposition of curfew measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 cannot be excluded in France if infections continue to climb, junior European […]

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Russia reports record daily COVID-19 deaths for third day running

FILE PHOTO: People line up to receive vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside a vaccination centre in the State Department Store, GUM, in central Moscow, Russia June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File PhotoMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Thursday reported 791 coronavirus-related deaths, the most in a single day since the pandemic began and the third day in a row it […]

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Plague found in six Colorado counties, linked to death of 10-year-old child

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is urging everyone to be careful around animals after plague was found in mammals and fleas from six counties and the state recorded its first death from the disease since 2015. The state didn’t release the full list of counties, but said La Plata was one of them. The 10-year-old child who […]

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