C.D.C. Panel Meets on Boosters and'Mix-and-Match' Strategy

The panel heard that in adults under 65, even those with chronic conditions, the Moderna vaccine remained highly protective against severe illness, and showed only a small decline over time, if at all.
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Many public health experts were opposed to a boosters-for-all approach. The new variant is changing some minds.
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Much remains unknown about the new variant of the coronavirus. Experts had said it was only a matter of time before the variant showed up in the United States.
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The fully vaccinated individual returned home from South Africa on Nov. 22 and subsequently tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
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Government aims to ‘future proof’ programme with BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna orders
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IOM report finds 9m more people displaced globally but mobility restricted due to pandemic, with vaccination proving a key factorThe coronavirus pandemic had a radical effect on migration, limiting movement despite increasing levels of internal displacement from conflict and climate disasters, theUN ’s International Organization for Migration said in a report on Wednesday.Though the number of people who migrated internationally increased to 281 million in 2020 –9 million more than beforeCovid-19 – the number was 2 million lower than expected without a pandemic, according to the report.Continue reading...
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Senior UK scientist says extent of threat posed by Omicron will not be clear until end of yearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople should not assume that Covid will evolve to become a milder disease, a senior scientist has warned, adding that the threat posed by the Omicron coronavirus variant will not be clear until the end of December.Prof Neil Ferguson, head of the disease outbreak analysis and modelling group at Imperial College London, told MPs on Wednesday that while evolution would drive Covid to spread more easily the virus might not become less dangerous.Continue reading...
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Vaccines are finally available in many African countries, but some people there, as well as in South Asia, are wary of taking them.
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The Delta wave continues to wreak havoc. It's driven primarily by the unvaccinated, but is increasingly affecting the vaccinated, too, especially vulnerable sub-populations who haven ’t been boosted. Waning vaccine immunity among these sub-populations is a key reason to accelerate booster campaigns.
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More than 2bn Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered worldwide. Find out which countries are vaccinating the mostCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSince the first Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19 was injected into the arm of a British woman in December 2020, billions of vaccine doses have been administered worldwide.Dozens of countries now have advanced vaccination campaigns as they rush to protect their people and get their economies back up and running. Many are in a position where the most vulnerable people are fully vaccinated, raising hopes that the pandemic ’s worst effects...
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This quick guide sets out best practice for care providers to remain safe and prevent COVID-19 from spreading. Update in this version (published 29th November 2021) - updated to reflect the requirement for care home workers to be fully vaccinated.
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