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A year into pandemic, with no cure in sight, ICU doctors take COVID-19 one day at a time

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MPR News - In a year marked by tragedy and heartbreak, health care providers have been able to study COVID-19 in real time and figure out ways...

Moderna Says Vaccine Still Protects Against Virus Variants

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New York Times - The vaccine yields fewer antibodies against the variant discovered in South Africa, and so the company plans to test an alternate...

WHO recommends follow-up care, low-dose anticoagulants for COVID-19 patients

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World Health Organization - WHO recommends that patients who have COVID-19 – both confirmed and suspected – should have access to follow-up care if they have persistent, new...

  • 🆕 – WHO updates its guidelines for #COVID19 care. WHO recommends that patients who have had COVID-19 - both confirmed and suspected - should have access to follow-up care if they have persistent, new or changing symptoms https://t.co/NAZq8dv6r3

Israel sees 60% drop in hospitalizations for age 60-plus 3 weeks after 1st shot

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www.timesofisrael.com - Full effects of Pfizer’s shots only kick in around a month after inoculation, but data from Israel shows there is a stark drop in...

Regeneron says monoclonal antibodies prevent Covid-19 in study

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STAT - While full data have not been released, infections in volunteers who received the antibody also appeared to be less...

Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses

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New York Times - After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine’s formal authorization language....

  • Pfizer's move is indefensible. Yes, squeeze every dose we can. But cutting deliveries from 40M to 33M vials for the same price cannot be justified. Especially when many places lack the special "low dead space" syringes needed to get the "extra" dose. https://t.co/ibqdao3ElC

Mask adherence and rate of COVID-19 across the United States

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medRxiv - Mask wearing has been advocated by public health officials as a way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In the United States, policies on...

Biden Team Tamps Down Hopes for Widespread Shots by Spring

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Bloomberg - Joe Biden’s top advisers lowered expectations for widespread U.S. access to a coronavirus vaccine within weeks, after he predicted that any American who wanted...

  • It's possible to vaccinate 75M people by April 1st. A stretch but doable. With 50M people over age 65, that'll let us vaccinate a lot of the most intense and important demand and then vaccines could become more generally accessible this spring. It's doable https://t.co/aTOY7E8mdF