Infection can last for more than five days; COVID-19 worse for vacancies

Infection can last for more than five days;  COVID-19 worse for vacancies

January 14 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent COVID-19 studies. These include research that requires further research to confirm the results and has not yet validated the peer review. Many people can still be contagious after 5 days of quarantine After five days of quarantine, approximately one-third of those infected with … Read more

US CDC urges Americans to wear ‘the most protective mask possible’

US CDC urges Americans to wear ‘the most protective mask possible’

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday revised its guidance for Americans on wearing masks to protect against COVID-19, recommending wearing “the mask as soon as possible”. as protective as possible” while stopping short of advocating the nationwide use of N95 respirators. The CDC, an agency … Read more

WHO sees more evidence Omicron causes milder symptoms

WHO sees more evidence Omicron causes milder symptoms

WHO sees some ‘decoupling’ of COVID-19 cases and deaths Rising Global Immunization Rates Will Reduce Omicron’s Impact Calls for global coordination on vaccine development GENEVA, Jan. 4 (Reuters) – New evidence is emerging that the Omicron coronavirus variant affects the upper respiratory tract, causing milder symptoms than previous variants and leading to a “decoupling” in … Read more

Case, vaccine data mark small victories in global Omicron battle

Case, vaccine data mark small victories in global Omicron battle

AstraZeneca and Novavax say their shots protect Omicron UK data suggests fewer hospitalizations than Delta’s Do not extrapolate from similar African data -African CDC WHO also called for caution before drawing firm conclusions Omicron spread quickly, many countries under new brakes JOHANNESBURG / LONDON, December 23 (Reuters) – Two vaccine makers have said their shots … Read more

EU sets binding 9-month validity of vaccinations for COVID-19 travel pass

EU sets binding 9-month validity of vaccinations for COVID-19 travel pass

December 21 (Reuters) – The European Commission on Tuesday adopted rules that will make the European Union’s COVID-19 certificate valid for travel nine months after the completion of the primary vaccination schedule. The proposal comes as several EU states introduce additional requirements for travelers in an attempt to reduce the spread of the Omicron coronavirus … Read more

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

Exclusive: Up to 1 million COVID vaccines expired in Nigeria last month

Exclusive: Up to 1 million COVID vaccines expired in Nigeria last month

DAKAR, Dec. 7 (Reuters) – It is estimated that up to a million COVID-19 vaccines expired in Nigeria last month without being used, two sources told Reuters, one of the largest single dose losses which shows the difficulty of African countries in getting gunshots. Governments of the continent of more than a billion people have … Read more