J&J, Sinopharm, Sputnik V COVID-19 shots less effective against Omicron -study

J&J, Sinopharm, Sputnik V COVID-19 shots less effective against Omicron -study

Dec. 17 (Reuters) – COVID-19 vaccines from US drugmaker Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) and Chinese Sinopharm as well as Russian shot Sputnik V had no neutralizing activity against the Omicron variant, according to a study that has not yet been compared reviewed. The study – conducted by Humabs Biomed SA, a unit of Vir Biotechnology … Read more

Refugees lack COVID shots because drugmakers fear lawsuits – documents

Refugees lack COVID shots because drugmakers fear lawsuits – documents

BRUXELLES/BANGKOK, 16 décembre (Reuters) – Des dizaines de millions de migrants pourraient se voir refuser des vaccins contre le COVID-19 dans le cadre d’un programme mondial, car certains grands fabricants s’inquiètent des risques juridiques liés aux effets secondaires nocifs, selon des responsables et des documents internes de Gavi, le organisme de bienfaisance exploitant le programme, … Read more

South Africa says no signal of increased Omicron severity yet

South Africa says no signal of increased Omicron severity yet

Omicron variant drives fourth wave of COVID-19 Hospitalizations in South Africa start to increase But early data shows no signs of increased severity The majority of admissions are not vaccinated JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 10 (Reuters) – South African scientists see no signs that the Omicron coronavirus variant is causing more serious illness, they said on Friday, … Read more

Mixing vaccines boosts immune response; experimental saliva test nearly as accurate as PCR

Mixing vaccines boosts immune response; experimental saliva test nearly as accurate as PCR

December 8 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the results and that has not yet been peer-certified. Mixing vaccines stimulates immune responses A mixed approach to COVID-19 vaccines is safe and effective, and some combinations even improve immune responses, … Read more

U.S. tightens travel rules as more countries secure borders to quell Omicron

U.S. tightens travel rules as more countries secure borders to quell Omicron

Passengers line up inside the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, United States on November 24, 2021. REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz / File Photo Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register now Air travelers to the United States face more stringent COVID-19 tests Sydney braces for more cases, … Read more