COVID-19 vaccines effective at reducing severe illness, hospitalisation: Lancet study

"We are at a critical point in the pandemic as we see cases rising worldwide due to the Delta variant. Breakthrough infections are expected and don't diminish the fact that these vaccines are doing exactly what they were designed to do -- save lives and prevent serious illness," said study co-lead author Claire Steves of King's College London, UK.
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 15, 2021 – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) unanimously voted 19-0 to recommend Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a booster dose of the Johnson &Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for adults aged 18 and older at least two months following initial vaccination with the single-shot vaccine. The vote was based on findings from two Company clinical trials, including the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE 2 study, which evaluated a booster dose of the Johnson &J...
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David J. BierThis is an update ona  post from August 2021.The State Department remains a  major barrier to reopening the United States to legal travel and immigration. As of mid‐​October, 60 percent of consulates remained fully or partially closed to anything other than emergency nonimmigrant visa appointments, and 40 percent are completely closed to non ‐​emergency nonimmigrant visa appointments, according to the State Department’s website. Nonimmigrant visas are used by temporary foreign workers, students, business travelers, tourists, and others.Worse still, the State Department has essentia...
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Ohio ranks among the least safe states during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study. The Buckeye State ranks No. 47 in personal finance website Wallethub’s report “Safest States During Covid-19," which was released Oct. 14. Researchers compared the 50 states and District of Columbia across five key metrics (based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13). Here is how Ohio f ared in each category: Vaccination rate: No. 42 Positive testing rate: No. 43 Hospitalization rate: No. 44 Death…
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Analysis: as Covid cases reach 40,000 a day, scientists think normalisation is partly to blame for the lack of public reactionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt ’s one of the conundrums of the current phase of the Covid pandemic; the UK has among the highest number of infections across the world and a death toll that continues to steadily climb, yet the national mood seems sanguine. So is this down to British stoicism, a Keep Calm and Carry on mentality?Not according to experts. They talk of many factors being at play – and warn it may not last.Continue reading...
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Purpose of review The COVID-19 global pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has had a dramatic impact that is still ongoing around the world. Cystic fibrosis (CF) has been identified as a possible risk factor of poor outcome. Recent findings Data collected by multiple National CF registries around the world have indicated that persons with CF (PwCF) are not more likely to be affected by SARS-CoV-2 than the general population. The course of SARS-CoV-2 is usually mild in PwCF who are relatively young. Severe outcomes have been described in patients with low lung functi...
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[Monitor] Authorities at National Medical Stores (NMS) have banned all staff and visitors who are not vaccinated, citing efforts in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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(Natural News) If the COVID-19 pandemic has done anything, it has exposed the Democratic Party for what it is: a den of authoritarians, tyrants and science deniers who don’t care about anything but accruing more power by destroying civil liberties that are supposed to be protected by the Constitution. Case in point: Mandating the vaccine....
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ConclusionsDisparities exist in the target population size and vaccination progress across provinces in the mainland of China. China has made great strides in the vaccination speed since roll-out, and could basically achieve the targeted vaccine coverage.Graphic Abstract
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