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Nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets...

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    LIVES SAVED BY COVID VACCINES: Nearly 20 million lives saved by COVID vaccines in 185 countries according to Lancet ID paper & 600,000 more could have been with global vaccine equity; desperately need global vaccine and therapeutic equity now https://t.co/T7ruNUVyjA - view on twitter

The end of the COVID emergency phase may be nearing, but we must remain...

Omicron-adapted monovalent candidate given as a fourth booster dose elicited a 13.5 and 19.6-fold increase in neutralizing geometric titers against Omicron BA.1 at 30...

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    OMICRON SPECIFIC VACCINE, PFIZER: One advantage of mRNA vaccines had been ability to adapt readily to variants. Omicron monovalent vax given as a fourth shot gave 13.5 &19.6-fold increase in neutralizing antibodies against Omicron BA.1 30 µg/ 60 µg doses https://t.co/EiOPlLnyfc - view on twitter

This is the main page for the CBER Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee June 28, 2022 Meeting...

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    Moderna's booster bivalent (coding for ancestral strain of virus as well but that strain long replaced). Omicron monovalent (only Omicron) gave even higher boost to antibodies which should help prevent even minor infections. Likely booster fall; FDA 6/28 https://t.co/qtNXTa0wQT - view on twitter

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Monica Gandhi says the challenges brought on by the Omicron variant highlight the need for new vaccines: ones that are...

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Monica Gandhi says the challenges brought on by the Omicron variant highlight the need for new vaccines: ones that are...

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    NEW VACCINES: As the coronavirus evolves, scientists seek a new generation of vaccines -Omicron specific boosters coming in fall but need Novavax for vaccine hesitant & whole virus vaccines (closest in US is Covaxin) https://t.co/N162F3xivC - view on twitter

Traces of type 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus were detected during routine surveillance of sewage in...

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    2types of poliovirus vaccines-1 inactivated & other live oral in some countries (shedding in the stool protects others) UK found vax-derived poliovirus in sewage February-May 2022 related, ?community transmission, most vax'd safe, kids catch-up vax https://t.co/QRsSt04gED - view on twitter

1918 Pandemic Influenza: Three Waves –...

The nonendemic outbreak of monkeypox among men who have sex with men (MSM) continues to spread: We have a ready intervention (the monkeypox vaccine),...

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    MONKEYPOX: World starting (NYC today!) but think we should vaccinate gay/bisexual men non-endemic countries & vaccinate in endemic W./Central Africa countries now for monkeypox. WHO meets tomorrow re: global emergency (off twitter x 5 weeks for travel now) https://t.co/Cc9lQ1jUX4 - view on twitter

Investigation underway to protect public, who are urged to ensure polio vaccines are up to date, especially parents of young children who may have...

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    More clarification London on polio found in the sewer system- ‘vaccine-derived’ poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2) shedding from stool from someone who had oral live vax (used in LMIC) rarely can cause severe illness in unvaccinated- spread in London being examined https://t.co/ElOggoOPtB - view on twitter