COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial for children is underway in St. Louis

A pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial is underway in St. Louis. Led by Washington University School of Medicine, about 140 area children will receive the two-shot Moderna vaccine or placebo at St. Louis Children's Hospital as part of a clinical trial involving about 100 medical institutions in the U.S. and Canada. A pediatric COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial is underway in […]

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Denver’s vaccine mandate faces second lawsuit

Seven Colorado-based construction trade associations sued the city of Denver on Thursday over the city’s vaccine mandate. The lawsuit seeks to block the vaccine mandate for private construction contractors who work with the city, arguing that construction companies should not be required to enforce the city’s mandate on their workers, that the mandate doesn’t apply to contractors and that the […]

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Moderna vaccine: Booster shots not needed, declares new research – here’s why

Booster shot doses are being debated globally to determine whether a stronger immunity and a potential stop to the COVID-19 spread is feasible. Concerns circulate regarding even a small reduction in efficacy against the spread of Covid and how this could strain the health care system particularly with Winter approaching. Lasting immunity against COVID-19 in vaccinated people was a question […]

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Vaccine passports linked to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in UK and Israel

A new study from Imperial College London has found a link between COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and a perceived lack of free will over vaccine passports. The findings, taken from surveys of 1,358 people across the UK and Israel—two highly vaccinated countries—found that people who feel their sense of autonomy, or free will, is unmet by government incentives like vaccine passports […]

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What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and do I need one? – The Denver Post

What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and do I need one? “Vaccine passports” are digital or paper documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19, and could help you get into a growing number of places. What they look like and why you might want one depend on where you live, but more private venues, workplaces and governments are requiring […]

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Biden to require COVID vaccines for nursing home staff – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced that his administration will require that nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for those facilities to continue receiving federal Medicare and Medicaid funding. Biden unveiled the new policy Wednesday afternoon in a White House address as the administration continues to look for ways to use mandates to encourage […]

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Early COVID-19 vaccine campaign in US prevented 140,000 deaths, study says

The early COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the U.S. prevented nearly 140,000 deaths and 3 million cases of COVID-19 by the second week of May, according to a new study. As a result of early vaccination efforts, the average state experienced five fewer deaths from COVID-19 per 10,000 adult residents. The study estimates the number of lives saved during the first […]

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