Should I give my child the flu vaccine?
THE flu jab helps to protect vulnerable people from catching the flu throughout the winter every year, and this year the NHS is offering it to a larger demographic. Should I give my child the flu vaccine?
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[DW] In the race for a coronavirus vaccine, many African countries feel disadvantaged. An international vaccine coalition has pledged millions of doses for developing nations. But experts warn that Africa must do more.
Authors: Onisoyonivosekume D, Mahrouseh N, Varga O Abstract In early February of 2020, attention was drawn to the increased number of deaths and the new cases of coronavirus infection. The epicentre of the outbreak was Wuhan in the People's Republic of China. In order to control the outbreak, Chinese leaders called on the city authorities in Wuhan to set up mass quarantine centres for infected people. The Chinese government took this step to protect the public against infectious disease. This is an example of the conflicts between public health and civil liberties/individual rights. Government authority is the pill...
In the past, it was not uncommon for researcher to test their experimental therapeutics and vaccines on themselves. Some even volunteered to be exposed to pathogen-carrying vectors.
Even as we continue to protect ourselves against COVID-19 with masks and social distancing, we ’re about to face another contagious virus. Flu season doesn’t take a break during a pandemic. While the rates of death are lower for flu than COVID-19, flu remains a serious threat, especially to vulnerable populations. During last year’s flu season, between 24,000 and 62,000 deaths were att ributed to flu in the U.S. (By comparison, the country had about 178,000 deaths related to COVID-19 as of late…
CONCLUSION: The multi-epitope vaccine is a suitable stimulator for immune system and would be a candidate for experimental research. Recent patents describing numerous inventions related to the clinical facets of vaccine peptide against human infectious disease. PMID: 32990553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Etzioni A Abstract Micro decisions, made by individuals, during a health crisis in which healthcare resources are particularly in short supply, should not be based only on the age of the patients. Ameliorate care is only appreciated when the patient has a limited time to live, whatever their age. Macro decisions concern public policy. We must decide now who will pay for the vaccines, who will get them before others, whether minorities should be granted priority, and whether the United States should join a global distribution system. PMID: 32991328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In the biggest study yet to evaluate the success of the vaccine, experts at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden followed 1.7million women over 11 years. Around 500,000 had received the jab.
Women vaccinated against HPV may be at significantly lower risk for developing cervical cancer, according to a study published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.
CONCLUSION: Vaccine-related anaphylaxis seems to have been very rare in the past, but health care professionals must always be aware of anaphylaxis. PMID: 32989932 [PubMed - in process]