National Academies Issue Guidance for Childhood COVID-19 Vaccines National Academies Issue Guidance for Childhood COVID-19 Vaccines
A new"rapid expert consultation" has identified"actionable guidance" that state and local decision-makers can use to communicate with the public.Medscape Medical News
WHO names variant found in Belgium and Israel OmicronWhite House adviser Fauci: no indication variant is in USBioNTech says vaccine can be tweaked in 100 days if neededJoe Biden ’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Friday there was “no indication” the new “Omicron” coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa had reached the US.Nonetheless, the the Biden administration said it would restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries in southern Africa, starting on Monday.Continue reading...
The World Health Organization on Friday classified a new COVID-19 variant from South Africa as a “variant of concern,” which means it could be more contagious, cause more severe disease and reduce the efficacy of vaccines and treatments.
Pharma groups run lab tests after WHO raises alarm about strain with worrying array of mutations
Manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines used in the US say they are taking quick action after recent revelations of the South African 'Nu' variant, and its high infectiousness and ability to evade vaccines.
Key questions answered about coronavirus variant first detected in southern AfricaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe variant was initially referred to as B.1.1.529, but on Friday was designated as a variant of concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization because of its “concerning” mutations and because “preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant”. The WHO system assigns such variants a Greek letter, to provide a non-stigmatising label that does not associate new variants with the location where they were first detecte d. The...
We do not yet know how much of a threat it poses, but the pandemic has already shown it is better to act earlyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHearts are sinking. Many had hoped the worst of the pandemic was over, enjoying a return to quasi-normality despite warnings that this winter could prove punishing. NowCovid cases aresurging across Europe; rates are rising in the UK again after a half-term dip; and the newOmicron variant detected in South Africa is ringing alarm bells across the world.At present we have alimited understanding of how much of a threat this variant poses, though the Wor...
There were smiles, some tears and hundreds of Band-Aids plastered on little arms as Alberta's COVID-19 vaccination clinics opened their doors to children Friday.
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