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This article includes reporting by Ivet González in Havana, Mario Osava in Rio de Janeiro, and Orlando Milesi in Santiago. The post Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service.
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Right now, many people are hoping for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus. While that’s still on the horizon, new research suggests that families who do vaccinate their children may not be following the recommended schedule. Vaccines are given on a schedule for a reason: to protect children from vaccine-preventable disease. Experts designed the schedule so that children get protection when they need it — and the doses are timed so the vaccine itself can have the best effect. When parents don’t follow the schedule, their children may not be protected. And yet, many parents do not follow the sc...
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  How are you handling the coronavirus pandemic? Most people are struggling right now, but for those of us with mental illness, these days can feel truly overwhelming. Fear, depression, isolation and loss of routine are just a few of the difficulties many of us are facing. In today’s podcast, Gabe and Jackie discuss what we can do right now to make things just a little better, and they share their personal hopes and fears for humanity once this pandemic subsides. You’re not alone — we’re all in this together. Join us for an important discussion on how we can handle this time of fear and unc...
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GPs help needed to identify patients at high risk from coronavirus Related items fromOnMedica Covid-19 spread by presymptomatic carriers One million people call NHS coronavirus support line Government announces self-isolation guidelines Covid-19 ‘social distancing’ measures proposed to protect vulnerable Measles warning as vaccination rates fall
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They expect to run safety trials in humans within the next month Related items fromOnMedica Holidaymakers urged to check their MMR vaccine status New strain of Strep A causing scarlet fever Measles claims 140,000 lives as cases surge worldwide Coronavirus: government announces new quarantine powers Doctors to offer newly licensed flu vaccine
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Ministers look to have given up on containment in favour of a novel approach some experts are wary ofCoronavirus: latest updatesHerd immunity is a phrase normally used when large numbers of children have been vaccinated against a disease like measles, reducing the chances that others will get it. As a tactic in fighting a pandemic for which there is no vaccine, it is novel – and some say alarming.It relies on people getting the disease – in this case Covid-19 – and becoming immune as a result. Generally it is thought that those who recover will be immune, at least for now, so they won’t get it twice.Continue reading...
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With the call for a vaccine to prevent the spread of the newly identified coronavirus (COVID-19), we should not lose sight of a virus we know, for which there has been a vaccine in use for more than 50 years: measles. Measles, one of the most contagious infectious diseases, is the canary in the immunization coal mine. Previously a near rite of passage, annually infecting 3 million to 4 million US children and causing 400 to 500 deaths, measles steadily declined after the 1968 introduction of a safe, highly effective vaccine to the point of declared national elimination (in 2000).
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He once blamed vaccines for autism. Now he ’s demanding the quick development of one for the coronavirus, but shows limited understanding of the science.
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TTP, a technology company based in Melbourn, UK, is developing a handheld PCR (polymerase chain reaction) diagnostic device that can rapidly detect influenza viruses, and one day other viruses, in samples of nasal mucus. The company claims that the s...
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