J.&J. Vaccine May Be Less Effective Against Delta, Study Suggests

Many who received the shot may need to consider boosters, the authors said. But federal health officials do not recommend second doses. By Apoorva Mandavilli The coronavirus vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson is much less effective against the Delta and Lambda variants than against the original virus, according to a new study posted online on Tuesday. Although troubling, the […]

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Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Are Likely to Produce Long-Lasting Immunity, Study Suggests

Close examinations of more than a dozen vaccinated people found that immune cells were still organizing to fight the coronavirus months after inoculation. By Apoorva Mandavilli The vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna set off a persistent immune reaction in the body that may protect against the coronavirus for years, scientists reported on Monday. The findings add to growing evidence […]

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Some Long Covid Patients Feel Much Better After Getting the Vaccine

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. By Pam Belluck Judy Dodd began struggling with long Covid symptoms last spring — shortness of breath, headaches, exhaustion. Then she got the vaccine. After her first Pfizer-BioNTech shot in late […]

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Some Long Covid Patients Feel Much Better After Getting the Vaccine

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. By Pam Belluck Judy Dodd began struggling with long Covid symptoms last spring — shortness of breath, headaches, exhaustion. Then she got the vaccine. After her first Pfizer-BioNTech shot in late […]

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C.D.C. Panel Recommends Pfizer Vaccine for Patients as Young as 16

An independent committee of experts advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday afternoon voted to recommend the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older. That endorsement, which now awaits only final approval by Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the C.D.C., is a key signal to hospitals and doctors that they should proceed to inoculate patients. […]

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First Coronavirus Vaccines Head to States, Starting Historic Effort

At Novant Health in Winston-Salem, N.C., the new ultracold freezers are ready — enough to eventually house more than 500,000 doses of the first coronavirus vaccine approved in the United States. In Los Angeles, the Cedars-Sinai medical center has installed extra security cameras to protect the secret location of its soon-to-arrive supply of the vaccine. In Jackson, Miss., the state’s […]

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Long-Term-Care Residents and Health Workers Should Get Vaccine First, C.D.C. Panel Says

WASHINGTON — An independent panel advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Tuesday to recommend that residents and employees of nursing homes and similar facilities be the first people in the United States to receive coronavirus vaccines, along with health care workers who are especially at risk of being exposed to the virus. The panel, the Advisory Committee […]

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