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mRNA-1273 vaccine induces neutralizing antibodies against spike mutants from global SARS-CoV-2 variants

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bioRxiv - Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the causative infection of a global pandemic that has led to more than 2 million deaths worldwide....

www.prnewswire.com - /PRNewswire/ — Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that Janssen Biotech, Inc., has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and...

Moderna Developing Vaccine Booster Shot Against Virus Strain First Identified in South Africa

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Wall Street Journal - Moderna said its Covid-19 vaccine appeared to protect against emerging strains in lab tests, but due to a weaker immune response, the company will...

Pfizer and BioNTech Commence Global Clinical Trial to Evaluate COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnant Women | Pfizer

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www.pfizer.com - Phase 2/3 trial will enroll approximately 4,000 healthy pregnant women in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mozambique, South Africa, U.K., and Spain First...

  • Trials in pregnant women b egin for Pfizer vaccine. This is AFTER toxicity studies in animals show NO HARM for fertility or reproductive outcomes! Note gestational age for enrollment is 24-34 weeks. https://t.co/G3Z8BSQ1Ty

Covid-19 Live Updates: As Borders Tighten Worldwide, Brazil-Based Variant Is Found in U.S.

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New York Times - Several countries, including the U.S., are imposing travel restrictions, citing the danger of more contagious virus mutations. On Monday, the first confirmed case of...

  • At some point, it should no longer be "news" that new variants keep emerging and spread. Its a tight race between vaccination and virus. Note that i said "vaccination" not "vaccine" News: As Borders Tighten Worldwide, Brazil-Based Variant Is Found in U.S. https://t.co/D8gUyicylI

Efficacy of Colchicine in Non-Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

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medRxiv - Background Evidence suggests the role of an inflammatory storm in COVID-19 complications. Colchicine is an orally administered, anti-inflammatory medication beneficial in gout, pericarditis and...

  • Feeling a bit underwhelmed by colchicine data for COVID. At best, statistically significant decreased hospitalization rates/death but only in confirmed cases not intent to treat population. No impact on death as endpoint alone 93% white (few black race). https://t.co/8oB1KDmE8N

Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID shot less effective against South African variant: study

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Reuters Health - British drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Saturday its vaccine developed with the University of Oxford appeared to offer only limited protection against mild disease caused...

  • Why is this news? Who is surprised that any of current batch of vaccines (maybe except inactivated viral vaccines with whole viral genes) will be less effective against B.1.351 strain? We will keep "chasing our tails" with the variants till pandemic ends! https://t.co/ALPThStBb7

Opinion | Prayer and Science Led Me to the Vaccine

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Wall Street Journal - Like others in the black community, I was hesitant. Then I did my...

Ghana is 1st recipient of COVAX vaccine-sharing program

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ABC News - The 600,000 AstraZeneca doses that arrived in Ghana Wednesday are the first vaccines distributed to low- and middle-income countries by...

  • Ghana gets 600,000 doses of "COVID-19" vaccine through COVAX. Drip, drip... for LMICs but its a start! Snuffing out COVID-19 everywhere should be the goal BECAUSE ... COVID-19 left to continue anywhere will be a threat to COVID-19 everywhere! https://t.co/MCAzoCL2tb

A new positive SARS-CoV-2 test months after severe COVID-19 illness: reinfection or intermittent viral shedding?

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BMJ Case Reports - We present a case of a patient who had a history of severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 4 months prior to this current presentation and, after...