COVID vaccines: Passports, blood clots and changing trust in government

Four in 10 people think those without a COVID-19 vaccination will be discriminated against, while around a quarter of the public have concerns about vaccine passports, according to a new study. The research, by the University of Bristol and King’s College London, also finds that three in ten people say the vaccine rollout has increased their trust in the UK […]

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German Experts Say Under 60s Should Not Get 2nd AstraZeneca Vaccine

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s vaccine commission, known as STIKO, recommended on Thursday that people under 60-years old who have had a first shot of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine should receive a different product for their second dose. Earlier in the week, Germany said only people aged 60 and over should be administered the AstraZeneca vaccine due to the rare but severe […]

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Italy’s COVID-Hit Lombardy to Use Algorithm to Decide Who Gets Vaccine First

MILAN (Reuters) – Lombardy, the Italian region worst-hit by COVID-19, is going to adopt an algorithm devised by scientists to help get its faltering vaccination drive back on track by deciding who should get the jab first. A team at Milan’s Bicocca University developed the algorithm to put an end to regional disparities in vaccination policy, cutting through disputes among […]

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Italy’s COVID-Hit Lombardy to Use Algorithm to Decide Who Gets Vaccine First

MILAN (Reuters) – Lombardy, the Italian region worst-hit by COVID-19, is going to adopt an algorithm devised by scientists to help get its faltering vaccination drive back on track by deciding who should get the jab first. A team at Milan’s Bicocca University developed the algorithm to put an end to regional disparities in vaccination policy, cutting through disputes among […]

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New study finds COVID-19 vaccines highly effective in nursing homes

In what is believed to be the first published study of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, a research team co-led by the Yale School of Public Health found a widely used vaccine is highly successful in preventing infections. Residents of such facilities, particularly those in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), have experienced disproportionately high levels […]

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MSNBC’s Katy Tur Decided to Get Vaccinated While Pregnant After a ‘COVID Scare’ at Home

MSNBC's Katy Tur had been debating getting the COVID-19 vaccine during her pregnancy. Under New York's eligibility requirements, she was eligible to get vaccinated — and she knew that pregnant women are at a significantly higher risk of severe illness and death if they contract the virus. But because the vaccines had not yet undergone trials in pregnant women, she […]

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President Biden to Announce Purchase of Additional 100 Million Doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

President Joe Biden will announce plans Wednesday to purchase an additional 100 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, according to multiple reports. He is expected to share the news during a White House meeting with executives from Johnson & Johnson and Merck, whose partnership was announced last week as a way to speed up vaccine production, according […]

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Mexico to buy 22 million more doses of Chinese coronavirus vaccines

FILE PHOTO: A worker performs a quality check in the packaging facility of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech, developing an experimental coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, during a government-organized media tour in Beijing, China, September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File PhotoMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico aims to acquire an additional 22 million doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines during the coming months, Foreign […]

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Journalists Dissect Covid Vaccines and Variants

By khnalessandrab March 6, 2021 KHN correspondent Rachana Pradhan discussed vaccine production and supply chains on KERA’s “Think” with host Krys Boyd, C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” and PBS’ “NewsHour Weekend.” She also joined Newsy to discuss how federal rules restrict patients and their doctors from knowing whether someone has been infected by a covid-19 variant. Click here to hear Pradhan on […]

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Amid Scramble for COVID-19 Vaccine, Latin America Turns to Russia

LA PAZ (Reuters) – As Bolivia struggled late last year to secure deals with large drug firms to supply COVID-19 vaccines, the incoming president, Luis Arce, turned to Russia for help. By the end of December, Bolivia clinched its first major COVID-19 vaccine deal, with enough shots for some 20% of the population. The first Sputnik V doses arrived in […]

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