COVID-19

Here’s all the data on myocarditis cases linked to COVID-19 vaccines

Enlarge / MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, 2021/05/17: A nurse gives a 16-year-old a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic a Getty | Paul Hennessy Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a committee of independent expert advisors convened Wednesday to lay out and discuss everything they know about rare cases of myocarditis—inflammation of the …

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Once-dreaded Alpha variant is falling fast—Delta and Gamma take over

Enlarge / People line up outside Bridge Park Community Leisure Center to receive the COVID-19 vaccines in Brent, northwest London, June 19, 2021. A new wave of coronavirus infections is “definitely under way” in England due to the Delta variant first identified in India, a British government advisory scientist said Saturday. Getty | Xinhua News …

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Experts “extremely worried” about Delta variant as US death toll hits 600,000

Enlarge / Combat medics from Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps vaccinate members of the public at a rapid vaccination centre, set up outside Bolton Town Hall on June 09, 2021 in Bolton, England. Getty | Christopher Furlong By many metrics, the US is currently doing relatively well against the pandemic coronavirus. National tallies of …

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US may miss July 4 vaccination target as number of daily doses plummets

Enlarge / A deserted walk-in COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Convention Center in downtown Washington, DC, on June 1, 2021. Getty | ANITA BEATTIE The rate of COVID-19 vaccinations in the US has now slowed to a crawl after weeks of decline in the number of doses given out each day. The continued trend …

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US Pharmacy Chain Pharmcorx Accepts Cryptocurrency for Fast Covid Testing

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Progressive Care, a company that operates a chain of pharmacies in the United States, has announced it’s now accepting cryptocurrency for its Covid-19 rapid testing services. Customers are welcome to pay with bitcoin for the quick tests offered at its Pharmcorx locations using a dedicated QR code. </strong> Pharmacies Offer Quick Covid …

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Early adopters of Chinese vaccines see case surges; China plows ahead anyway

Enlarge / Vials of the Sinopharm vaccine in Beijing on June 1. Getty | Xinhua News Agency Despite a sluggish start, China is now vaccinating its people against COVID-19 at an impressive clip, currently averaging nearly 20 million doses administered per day. As of Friday, the country had given more than 720 million vaccinations since …

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Ohio lawmakers want to abolish vaccine requirements—all vaccine requirements

Enlarge / A child with measles. Greene, Charles Lyman Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s “Vax-a-Million” program began Wednesday, running the first of five $1-million weekly lottery drawings open to residents who have been vaccinated. The effort is one of many incentive programs across the country aimed at getting vaccine-hesitant groups to roll up their sleeves, get …

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Moderna’s data in kids ages 12-17 “consistent with a vaccine efficacy of 100%”

Enlarge / A vial of the current Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Getty | Ivan Romano Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine appears safe and highly effective in adolescents ages 12 to 17, according to the top-line results of a small clinical trial the company announced Tuesday. The company plans to submit the trial data to the US Food and …

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COVID cases after vaccination are still very rare—variants aren’t changing that

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the latest data on breakthrough COVID-19 infections, which are infections among people who have been fully vaccinated against the disease. Yet again, the data suggests that the vaccines are highly effective against infection, as well as severe disease and death. The data breakdown also hints …

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IMF says $50 billion is needed to end Covid pandemic in 2022

Enlarge / A vial with the Pfizer Biontech vaccine. Thomas Lohnes | Getty Images The world could “end the pandemic” in mid-2022 by vaccinating 60 percent of the population at a cost of $50 billion, the IMF has said, as rich countries and vaccine manufacturers pledged to address the inequality undermining the global response to …

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