The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Erased Decades of Progress on Childhood Vaccination
While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, children across the globe are going without shots already known to be life-saving. With the world in disarray due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children vaccinated this year against infections like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles and pneumococcal disease has fallen to levels not seen since the 1990s, according to a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “In other words,” the report reads, “we’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks.” That stark figure comes from the Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkee...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Health Officials Fear Postponing Preventive Care Has Long-Term Risks
Nonurgent medical procedures have seemed worth postponing in a pandemic. This could pose long-term risks, health officials fear. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Preventive Medicine Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Medicine and Health Quarantines Measles Source Type: news

Trial Tests MMR Vaccine to Help Prevent COVID-19
A new clinical trial will try to determine whether the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine can protect health care workers from being infected with COVID-19. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Millions of Children At Risk of Measles, Polio, Due to Vaccination Disruptions
[Daily Trust] Millions of children in Nigeria are at the risk of measles, polio, diphtheria and other diseases due to disruptions of routine immunisation and other vaccination programmes as a result of the lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Vaccinates Nearly 15 Mln. Children Against Measles
[Ethiopian Herald] Nearly 15 million children have been vaccinated against measles in Ethiopia in an effort by the health authorities to maintain essential health services, even as they battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, according to World Health Organization. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Could the MMR Vaccine Help Prevent COVID-19? New Trial May Tell
FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 -- A new clinical trial will try to determine whether the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine can protect health care workers from being infected with COVID-19. Hundreds of millions of people have received the MMR vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Approval of a Coronavirus Vaccine Would Be Just the Beginning – Huge Production Challenges Could Cause Long Delays
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Approval of a Coronavirus Vaccine Would Be Just the Beginning – Huge Production Challenges Could Cause Long Delays appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Measles outbreaks in Niger linked to rainfall and temperature, study finds
(Penn State) Rainfall and temperature drive agricultural activity, which, in turn, influences patterns of measles outbreaks in the West African nation of Niger, according to an international team of researchers. The findings may be useful for improving vaccine coverage for seasonally mobile populations within Niger and other countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Use of Plasma From Recovered Patients to Treat COVID-19
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Sunday announced emergency authorization to treat COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma — a move he called “a breakthrough,” one of his top health officials called “promising” and other health experts said needs more study before it’s celebrated. The announcement came after White House officials complained there were politically motivated delays by the Food and Drug Administration in approving a vaccine and therapeutics for the disease that has upended Trump’s reelection chances. On the eve of the Republican National Convention, T...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Lemire an Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

The next chapter of this plandemic will be the FINAL LOCKDOWN for humanity... mass extermination, door-to-door medical kidnappings, forced inoculations and engineered famine
(Natural News) Several years ago when I warned that Big Pharma and the vaccine industry staged the measles outbreak at Disneyland in order to push California’s SB 277 vaccine mandate law, very few people believed the vaccine industry was capable of such a nefarious plot. They laughed and mocked at the “conspiracy theory,” but fast... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Vaccinates 14 Million Children Against Measles
[East African] Ethiopia has concluded a nationwide vaccination campaign against measles for millions of children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southeast Asia Has a Chance to Build Back Better Post-Pandemic
A boat on Pasig River in the Philippines. The Philippines has the highest mortality rate from the coronavirus in Southeast Asia. Credit:Kara Santos/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) Southeast Asia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been efficient, but some areas such as data privacy, measures to go back to normalcy after lockdown is lifted, and resources for migrant or transient populations will need addressing.  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said while the pandemic has introduced new challenges in the region, including threats to peace and security, &ldquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus CO Source Type: news

Will Coronavirus Measures Slow The Spread Of Measles? Ask This Ghanaian
Ghanaian reseracher James Azam uses mathematics to model how different measures, such as vaccination and social distancing, impact on the spread of measles – but now there's a new factor: the novel coronavirus Covid-19. #globalsouthscience (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Wight, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Editors' Pick editors-pick Decision Maker decision-maker Coronavirus Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Vaccinates Nearly 15 Million Children Against Measles Despite Covid-19 Challenges
[WHO] Nearly 15 million children have been vaccinated against measles in Ethiopia in an effort by the health authorities to maintain essential health services, even as they battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Vaccinates Nearly 15 Million Children Against Measles Despite Covid-19 Challenges
[WHO] Addis Ababa - Nearly 15 million children have been vaccinated against measles in Ethiopia in an effort by the health authorities to maintain essential health services, even as they battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Moderna ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Enters Final Testing Phase, As Researchers Dose the Study’s First Volunteer
Moderna Therapeutics and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced today that researchers had injected the first volunteer in the first U.S. coronavirus vaccine to reach the final, phase 3 stage of testing. That person received the shot at 6:45 am eastern time in Savannah, Geo., Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) told reporters during a briefing. Because the trial will randomly assign participants to receive either the vaccine or a placebo, and neither the researchers nor the volunteers will kn...
Source: TIME: Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

UN Warns of Dangerous Drop in Vaccinations During COVID Pandemic UN Warns of Dangerous Drop in Vaccinations During COVID Pandemic
Levels of childhood immunizations against dangerous diseases such as measles, tetanus, and diphtheria have dropped alarmingly during the COVID-19 pandemic, putting millions of children at risk.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 16, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mumps Cases Disproportionately Affecting Persons Living with HIV Infection and Men Who Have Sex with Men - Chicago, Illinois, 2018
This report describes the use of spatiotemporal analysis to identify clusters of people with mumps and target public health response efforts in Chicago. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 16, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS and STDs Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety Men's Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Mumps Vaccination Source Type: news

COVID-FLU-SHOT COMBO? Will the next flu shot contain genetically modified, lab-concocted strains of Covid-19?
(Natural News) The problem with the MMR, the measles-mumps-rubella combination vaccine, is that the attack of the measles itself, according to virologists, requires your immune system’s full attention, so the other virus strains overwhelm the body, and the hyper-response or “adverse event” can be tragic. Combination vaccines, like the MMR, are highly experimental, unpredictable, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Have a Cheap, Effective Way to Keep Ourselves Safer From COVID-19. Why Are We Fighting About It?
At long last, we have made a truly game-changing scientific breakthrough in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The impact of this breakthrough seems almost too good to be true. We have found a disease control tool that, when used properly, can dramatically reduce the person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Studies have shown that this tool could reduce transmission by somewhere between 50% and 85%. The tool is cheap and remarkably low-tech. You can even make one at home. It has no significant side effects. And with each passing day, the scientific research showing the tool’s effec...
Source: TIME: Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Clinical guidance for healthcare professionals on maintaining immunisation programmes during COVID-19, NHS England (updated 29th June 2020)
The national immunisation programme is highly successful in reducing the incidence of serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases such as pneumococcal and meningococcal infections, whooping cough, diphtheria and measles. It remains important to maintain the best possible vaccine uptake to prevent a resurgence of these infections. This will also prevent increasing further the numbers of patients requiring health services, as well as outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, and allow us to provide important protection to children and other vulnerable groups. Where possible, the routine immunisation programmes should be...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common childhood vaccine might prevent severe complications of COVID-19
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A paper published by LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine researchers suggests that live attenuated vaccines such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) may prevent the severe lung inflammation and sepsis associated with COVID-19 infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MMR vaccine could protect against the worst symptoms of COVID-19
(American Society for Microbiology) Administering the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine could serve as a preventive measure to dampen septic inflammation associated with COVID-19 infection, say a team of experts in this week's mBio, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Routine vaccination during covid-19 pandemic response, BMJ
Editorial advocates for routine vaccination of pregnant women and children remaining a priority during the covid-19 pandemic response, highlighting that outbreaks of measles and other vaccine preventable diseases is possible if uptake of routine vaccinations falls. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slowing the Coronavirus Is Speeding the Spread of Other Diseases
Many mass immunization efforts worldwide were halted this spring to prevent spread of the virus at crowded inoculation sites. The consequences have been alarming. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman and Ruth Maclean Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Measles Poliomyelitis Cholera Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

What is lost in the smoke of COVID-19
Devyn Holliday, Research Officer, Economic, Youth & Sustainable Development Directorate   This blog is part of the seminar series on ‘The Economics of COVID-19’.By Devyn HollidayJun 10 2020 (IPS-Partners) When countries shuttered their shops, closed their markets, and cordoned off places of gathering to help ward off the coronavirus, they did so out of immediate concern for the health and wellbeing of their citizens. However, as these measures endure the virus is no longer the sole threat to the health and wellbeing of citizens. People across the globe are facing mounting threats to their wellbeing ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Devyn Holliday Tags: Economy & Trade Health Labour Source Type: news

Scientists are testing MMR vaccines to prevent sepsis that kills many COVID-19 sufferers 
Vaccines against measles and other viruses will certainly not block coronavirus, but Tulane Universityt research suggests they might stem haywire inflammation that kills many covid patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Donors pledge $8.8bn for global vaccination programmes
Support is projected to save up to 8m lives from diseases such as measles and cholera (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Melinda Gates Lays Out Her Biggest Concern For the Next Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic
From 2018-2019, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave more money to the World Health Organization than any entity except the U.S. government. With President Donald Trump cutting ties to the international health agency in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gates Foundation’s work has come into sharper relief than ever. Co-chair Bill Gates announced at the Global Vaccine Summit on June 4 that it will give $1.6 billion over five years to the Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), to help ensure that people around the world have access to vaccines, regardless of income. The Gates Foundation in 1999 pledged $750 million to he...
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

World leaders must fund a Covid-19 vaccine plan before it's too late for millions | Gro Harlem Brundtland and Elizabeth Cousens
This week ’s Global Vaccine Summit comes at a crucial point in history. Governments must not miss their chance to save livesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGro Harlem Brundtland is former director-general of the World Health OrganizationElizabeth Cousens is president of the UN FoundationGoogle any list of the most successful public health interventions of this century or the last, and vaccines will be at the very top. Infectious diseases such as smallpox, measles, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) were once prevalent and killed indiscriminately. Smallpox is now eradicated, po...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gro Harlem Brundtland and Elizabeth Cousens Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science World Health Organization Polio World news Source Type: news

Delayed Vaccination Enabled Measles Spread During 2018-2019 in NYC
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 -- Delayed vaccination enabled the initial spread and increased infectious contact facilitated transmission of measles in the 2018 to 2019 outbreak in New York City, according to a study published in the May 27 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Last Year's NYC Measles Outbreak Has Lessons for COVID Crisis
TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 -- In a finding that could help guide the response to the coronavirus pandemic, new research shows that a measles outbreak that struck New York City last year could have been much worse if the city had not launched a vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID19 and Its Impact on Pacific Island States
Regional efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 have so far proven successful. Image Credit: Pacific CommunityBy William W. EllisTORONTO, May 29 2020 (IPS) By now, the impact of COVID19 on our daily lives has been well documented, especially in advanced economies. Anxiety about the future continues to grow everywhere. Much of the corporate news coverage we consume has focused on the toll this pandemic will take on mainland countries. Often neglected, however, is the unique position Pacific Island States find themselves in. Globally, there are close to 6 million confirmed cases of COVID19. According to the Pacific Commu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: William W. Ellis Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Multimedia Podcast TerraViva United Nations Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

Dr. Raj Panjabi Warns of an Impending “Viral Apartheid” If We Don’t Change Our COVID-19 Approach
As nations around the world scramble to bring coronavirus outbreaks under control, Dr. Raj Panjabi is worried that the world’s poor populations will be excluded from accessing treatments and prevention measures, a scenario he calls “viral apartheid.” “I don’t use that term lightly,” said Panjabi, speaking with TIME Senior Writer Alice Park during a TIME 100 Talks discussion on May 28. “The idea that a group of people—whether it’s the vaccines, the test or treatments—will get access to those vital life-saving tools, and that those will likely be the rich nations an...
Source: TIME: Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 TIME100 Talks Source Type: news

Dr. Raj Panjabi Warns of an Impending ‘Viral Apartheid’ If We Don’t Change Our COVID-19 Approach
As nations around the world scramble to bring coronavirus outbreaks under control, Dr. Raj Panjabi is worried that the world’s poor populations will be excluded from accessing treatments and prevention measures, a scenario he calls “viral apartheid.” “I don’t use that term lightly,” said Panjabi, speaking with TIME Senior Writer Alice Park during a TIME 100 Talks discussion on May 28. “The idea that a group of people—whether it’s the vaccines, the test or treatments—will get access to those vital life-saving tools, and that those will likely be the rich nations an...
Source: TIME: Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 TIME100 Talks Source Type: news

Low vaccination rates and 'measles parties' fueled 2019 measles outbreak in NYC
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) An analysis of the 2018-2019 measles outbreak in New York City identifies factors that made the outbreak so severe: delayed vaccination of young children combined with increased contact among this age group, likely through " measles parties " designed to purposely infect children. The study has implications for the future, as vaccination rates plummet during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

80 Million Children at Risk of Measles, Polio as Vaccines Disrupted: WHO, UNICEF 80 Million Children at Risk of Measles, Polio as Vaccines Disrupted: WHO, UNICEF
Some 80 million children worldwide could be at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio due to disruption of routine immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic, UN agencies and the GAVI vaccine alliance said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - May 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Africa: Infants at Risk as COVID-19 Disrupts Polio, Measles Vaccination Efforts - Health Agencies
[WHO] Geneva -Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Polio and Measles Could Surge After Disruption of Vaccine Programs
A new study of 129 countries found that the interruption of inoculation efforts could put 80 million babies at risk of getting deadly, preventable diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Measles Poliomyelitis Vaccination and Immunization Medicine and Health Preventive Medicine Children and Childhood Third World and Developing Countries Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance World Health Organization United Source Type: news

Pandemic-Related Vaccination Drop Raises Concern About US Measles Outbreak Pandemic-Related Vaccination Drop Raises Concern About US Measles Outbreak
Researchers have documented a drop in child vaccination rates in Michigan since restrictions were imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to a report published on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pandemic-related vaccination drop raises concern about U.S. measles outbreak
Researchers have documented a drop in child vaccination rates in Michigan since restrictions were imposed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, raising concern about outbreaks of other diseases such as measles, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vaccinations Fall to Alarming Rates, C.D.C. Study Shows
In Michigan, fewer than half of infants 5 months or younger are up to date on their vaccinations, which may allow for outbreaks in diseases like measles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Waldstein Tags: Measles Children and Childhood Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Preventive Medicine Epidemics Influenza Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Michigan Source Type: news

There Isn ’t a COVID-19 Vaccine Yet. But Some Are Already Skeptical About It
Amid the American flags, “Make America Great Again” hats and “freedom is essential” posters appearing at recent protests against coronavirus lockdowns in Sacramento, Calif., another familiar slogan has materialized: “We do not consent.” It’s long been a popular rallying cry among antivaccine activists, who claim without evidence that vaccines cause autism or other conditions. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, those activists have become intertwined with demonstrators who want businesses to reopen despite public health experts’ warnings. Offline, the “anti-vaxxers&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Child vaccinations down in DR Congo, and COVID-19 is not helping: UNICEF
Fewer children are getting vaccinated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the COVID-19 pandemic is almost certainly going to make matters worse, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says. If the trend continues, it could trigger a resurgence in deadly childhood diseases such as polio, chickenpox, measles, yellow fever, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and meningitis. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Vaccine Against COVID-19 Would Be the Latest Success in a Long Scientific History
Here’s betting you wouldn’t want anyone blowing smallpox scabs up your nose. But you might feel differently if you lived in 15th century China. Long ago, the Chinese recognized that people who had contracted smallpox once were immune to reinfection. They came up with the idea of preserving scabs from individuals who had suffered mild cases, drying them out, crushing them to a powder and blowing them up the nostril. For boys it was the right nostril, for girls it was the left because, well, 15th century. That is how the story of vaccines usually begins, though that version is decidedly incomplete. For one thing,...
Source: TIME: Science - May 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer health Source Type: news

Could BCG, a 100-year-old Vaccine for Tuberculosis, Protect Against Coronavirus?
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Could BCG, a 100-year-old Vaccine for Tuberculosis, Protect Against Coronavirus? appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Fears Tied to Dangerous Drop in Child Vaccinations
Inadequately vaccinated children may be at risk for other serious infectious diseases, such as measles, experts say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Fears Tied to Dangerous Drop in Child Vaccinations COVID-19 Fears Tied to Dangerous Drop in Child Vaccinations
Inadequately vaccinated children may be at risk for other serious infectious diseases, such as measles, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Measles vaccinations in U.S. children fall up to 60 percent since pandemic, CDC says
Pediatric vaccination against measles has declined by as much as 60 percent nationally since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to new data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC warns of potential measles outbreaks as kids fail to get vaccines
The covid-19 pandemic could also lead to the spread of other preventable diseases. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Weiner Source Type: news