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Vaccine Hesitancy and Polio: A New Wave of Infections Threatening Immunity

April 10, 2024

Via: Camila Mendes

Paul Alexander is not a man whose name has been written in the annals of history, but perhaps he should be. At 78, Paul passed away on the 11th of March 2024 after a 72-year battle with polio. Paul Alexander […]


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COVID vaccination rates ‘alarmingly’ low among nursing home staff, CDC says: ‘A real danger’

December 7, 2023

Via: Fox News

Despite the higher risk that the coronavirus poses to older adults, a surprisingly low share of nursing home staff and residents are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. Only six states are indicating that over 10% of staff members […]


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Childhood vaccination rates dip for 2021–22 school year

January 12, 2023

Via: Fox News

Vaccination rates among kindergarten children against potentially deadly diseases such as polio, measles and diphtheria fell in the 2021-2022 school year, extending the previous year’s slide from pre-pandemic levels, a U.S. government study showed on Thursday. The fall in rates […]


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COVID-19 reinfection could be more deadly than first case, regardless of vaccination status, study says

November 10, 2022

Via: Fox News

The risk of death, hospitalization and serious health issues from COVID-19 jumps significantly with reinfection compared with a first bout with the virus, regardless of vaccination status, according to a study published on Thursday. “Reinfection with COVID-19 increases the risk […]


Innovation, Research

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy could protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection in infants

June 8, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

New research offers evidence that getting a second or third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the final stages of pregnancy offers protection for infants against SARS-CoV-2 infection (the virus that causes COVID-19 illness). Co-author, Dr. Deshayne Fell helped conduct […]


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COVID vaccines have prevented 2.3M deaths, 17M hospitalizations, $900M in spending through March, report finds

April 8, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

COVID-19 vaccinations have blunted the worst waves of the pandemic, preventing millions of deaths, limiting strain on the U.S. healthcare system and producing “substantial cost savings” in healthcare spending, according to new estimates published Friday by the Commonwealth Fund. From […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers identify immunological markers for SARS-CoV-2 reinfection

January 25, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Many experts now predict that COVID-19, which so far has killed more than 5.5 million people worldwide, will remain endemic as new, infectious variants of SARS-CoV-2 emerge. These new variants could pose a greater risk of reinfection — infecting people […]


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Health Experts Worry CDC’s Covid Vaccination Rates Appear Inflated

December 9, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

For nearly a month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s online vaccine tracker has shown that virtually everyone 65 and older in the United States — 99.9% — has received at least one covid vaccine dose. That would be […]


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Natural infection and vaccination together provide maximum protection against COVID variants

December 8, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

A combination of vaccination and naturally acquired infection appears to boost the production of maximally potent antibodies against the COVID-19 virus, new UCLA research finds. The findings, published in the peer-reviewed journal mBio, raise the possibility that vaccine boosters may […]


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UCLA study shows how COVID vaccination is critical to controlling the pandemic

November 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A study currently available on the medRxiv* preprint server has demonstrated that the incidence and mortality rates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the US can be significantly reduced at the population level by increasing vaccinate rates from 40% to […]


Innovation, Research

Vaccination protects against COVID-19 related hospitalization in patients with and without comorbidity

November 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread to almost every country in the world, causing over five million deaths and forcing many governments to enact costly and restrictive lockdown measures. These have included mandatory mask-wearing, the closing of public spaces, and […]


Innovation, Research

New Delta sublineage shows no additional resistance to neutralization

November 11, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused over five million deaths and has spread to nearly every country in the world. When the disease first emerged, many countries were forced to enact costly and restrictive measures to prevent the spread of […]


Innovation, Research

Study suggests continued delta variant outbreaks unless vaccination reaches high coverage levels in adults and children

October 7, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A modeling analysis has demonstrated effective management of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Delta variant outbreaks in Australia by adopting a strategy that includes implementing an achievable 80% vaccine coverage in ages five-plus with moderate physical distancing […]


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COVID-19 vaccination status among US college students

September 24, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been caused by the rapid outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Vaccination programs have commenced in many countries, but recently, there has been a slowing of vaccination among some […]


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Biden, industry groups mandate COVID-19 vaccines for most healthcare workers

September 10, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

Since vaccines became available earlier this year for COVID-19, many hospitals and healthcare systems have been struggling with getting their workers vaccinated. Some providers have used initiatives such as targeted mass emails to encourage employees to do so. Others have […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers conduct an international study of vaccine hesitancy

August 30, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Hesitancy towards COVID-19 vaccines threatens to impair the steady progress being made towards achieving widespread immunity, with a sufficient non-vaccinated population to allow SARS-CoV-2 to persist fiercely in some locations. Factors related to safety concerns and distrust of pharmaceutical companies […]


Innovation, Research

New study reports low SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections in vaccinated healthcare workers

July 7, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Several vaccines have been rolled out to bring the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic under control. However, the emergence of new variants of concern (VOCs) of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may pose a threat to […]


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Adapting COVID-19 vaccination strategies based on SARS-CoV-2’s evolution

June 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Successfully arresting the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the causative pathogen of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – requires global vaccination. While high-income countries have already begun vaccinating their citizens, developing and lower-income countries are not […]


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Being vaccinated doesn’t mean you must go maskless. Here’s why.

June 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

For more than a year, public health officials have repeatedly told us that masks save lives. They’ve warned us to keep our distance from our neighbors, who’ve morphed into disease vectors before our eyes. Now they are telling us that […]


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Robust immunity against SARS-CoV-2 with Pfizer vaccine is mediated by memory B cells

June 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A reassuring study, released as a preprint on the medRxiv* server, from a multi-institutional team of researchers in Italy suggests that with the Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine, post-vaccination immunity against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is both robust […]