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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After its first suspected delta variant community case, New Zealand goes into short, sharp nationwide lockdown

New Zealanders are back in their bubbles after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a three day alert level 4 lockdown for the entire country, and a seven day period for Auckland, following the confirmation of a community case—most likely infected with the Delta variant. This is the first community case since February and it’s more than a year since the […]

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COVID-19 vaccines: Why its important you get your second dose

Vaccination is the safest way to gain immunity to the coronavirus, and with most COVID-19 vaccines, you need two doses to get the greatest possible protection. Immunologists call this method of giving people multiple doses “prime-boosting”. Essentially, you first teach the immune system what it is looking for—you prime it with the first vaccination. Then, after the immune system has […]

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It's True: Your Job Can Require You to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

For months, there have been questions about whether your employer can require you to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Now, there's an official answer: Yes, your employer can mandate that you get the vaccine if you want to keep working for them. That's the word from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a government agency that administers and enforces civil rights […]

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Hands-free: Monkey plays video game – with its brain

Elon Musk’s startup devoted to meshing brains with computers was closer to its dream on Friday, having gotten a monkey to play video game Pong using only its mind. Musk has long contended that merging minds with machines is vital if people are going to avoid being outpaced by artificial intelligence. A video posted on YouTube by the entrepreneur’s Neuralink […]

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Sanofi to start human trials of its second COVID vaccine candidate

French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi on Friday announced the launch of human trials of its second COVID-19 vaccine, with its first still in the testing phase after having fallen behind in development. Sanofi and US company Translate Bio are developing the vaccine based on messenger RNA technology. The phase 1 and 2 trials aim to verify that the vaccine is not […]

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It’s too soon to lift COVID restrictions, says Dr. Fauci

Coronavirus restrictions should not be lifted until the daily toll of new U.S. cases falls below 10,000, “and maybe even considerably less than that,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday. The last time the United States saw that low a number was almost a year ago. The daily case count hasn’t fallen below 50,000 since mid-October, and the seven-day average on […]

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US finds its first case of UK 'Bristol' Covid variant

First case of ANOTHER UK covid variant – that has a mutation that may weaken vaccines – is discovered in the US, CDC director reveals The US has discovered its first case of the ‘Bristol variant’ that emerged in the UK Variant has same mutations as the UK’s earlier B117 variant that make it 70% more infectious, as well as […]

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It's A … ! Pregnant Alexa, Carlos PenaVega Share Sex of Baby No. 3

Breaking the pattern! Pregnant Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega’s two sons will be joined by a baby sister. Boy or Girl? See Pregnant Celebrities’ Creative Sex Reveals in 2021 “IT’S A GIRL,” the Spy Kids star, 32, captioned her Tuesday, February 16, sex reveal via Instagram. The singer, 31, fed Ocean, 4, and Kingston, 19 months, cake covered in pink […]

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