Natural immunity against COVID lowered risk more than vaccines against Delta variant, new study says | Euronews

Unvaccinated people who had previously contracted COVID-19 and survived were better protected against the Delta variant than those who were only vaccinated, according to a new study published on Wednesday. With the release of the research, which was published in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease …

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Health Canada adds autoimmune disorder warning to AstraZeneca, J&J COVID-19 vaccines – National | Globalnews.ca

Health Canada is updating the labels for the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines to add immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), an autoimmune condition, as a potential side effect. In a statement on Tuesday, the agency said very rare cases of ITP have been reported internationally after receiving the Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) …

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Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 Infections, Including COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Infections, Associated with Large Public Gatherings — Barnstable County, Massachusetts, July 2021 | MMWR

  On July 30, 2021, this report was posted online as an MMWR Early Release. Catherine M. Brown, DVM1; Johanna Vostok, MPH1; Hillary Johnson, MHS1; Meagan Burns, MPH1; Radhika Gharpure, DVM2; Samira Sami, DrPH2; Rebecca T. Sabo, MPH2; Noemi Hall, PhD2; Anne Foreman, PhD2; Petra L. Schubert, MPH1; Glen R. …

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Fewer give blood as more people around the world get vaccinated for COVID-19 – CNA

‘SEPTEMBER WORRIES’ Like South Korea, Russia prohibits blood donations from the fully vaccinated – but for a whole month, not just seven days. It also does not accept blood from those in the middle of COVID-19 vaccination cycle. The Kommersant business daily reported last week that donor activity in Russia …

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FDA Advisory Panel Rejects Widespread Pfizer Vaccine Booster Shots | HuffPost Latest News

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential federal advisory panel has overwhelmingly rejected a plan to give Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans, but it endorsed the extra shots for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease. The twin votes Friday represented a …

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NSW paramedic says he’s been suspended after taking COVID vaccine battle to court – ABC News

A Riverina paramedic who last week challenged the requirement for all New South Wales health workers to have a COVID vaccine, says he has been suspended from work effective immediately. Key points: John Larter says he’s been told he can’t work after a decision by a health regulatory body The …

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Teacher challenges Victorian government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate – ABC News

A casual relief teacher has become the first person to spearhead a court challenge against the Victorian government’s vaccine mandate, claiming it breaches her human rights. Key points: A casual relief teacher who is studying law is taking the Victorian government to court over its mandatory vaccination rules In her …

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Comparative Effectiveness of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccines in Preventing COVID-19 Hospitalizations Among Adults Without Immunocompromising Conditions — United States, March–August 2021 | MMWR

  Wesley H. Self, MD1,*; Mark W. Tenforde, MD, PhD2,*; Jillian P. Rhoads, PhD1,*; Manjusha Gaglani, MBBS3,4; Adit A. Ginde, MD5; David J. Douin, MD5; Samantha M. Olson, MPH2; H. Keipp Talbot, MD1; Jonathan D. Casey, MD1; Nicholas M. Mohr, MD6; Anne Zepeski, PharmD6; Tresa McNeal, MD3,4; Shekhar Ghamande, MD3,4; …

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Fact check: No links found between vaccination and deaths | Europe | News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 15.03.2021

With COVID-19 vaccine distribution underway around the world, all eyes are on the people who have already received their jabs. For people who don’t read past the headlines, a concerning narrative has appeared: “15 Deaths After Coronavirus Vaccination,” “Deaths at Care Home After Coronavirus Vaccine,” “Volunteer in Vaccine Trial Dies After …

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