mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Pandemic-Related MMR Vaccine Decline Persists
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2021 -- There has been a 10 percent decline in young children receiving their first measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccination by age 16 months, according to a research brief published in the January issue of Pediatrics. Sara M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccination in pregnancy (VIP), PHE (updated 31st December 2020)
This guidance contains advice for health professionals on pregnant women who are vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19), chicken pox (varicella), shingles or measles, mumps, rubella. Recent updates: 31st December 2020 - updated Vaccination in pregnancy (VIP) notification form. 18th December 2020 - updated VIP notification form and added COVID-19 vaccine information. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: How Much Herd Immunity is Enough?
Scientists initially estimated that 60 to 70 percent of the population needed to acquire resistance to the coronavirus to banish it. Now Dr. Anthony Fauci and others are quietly shifting that number upward. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald G. McNeil Jr. Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Disease Rates Measles Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) World Health Organization Fauci, Anthony S Lipsitch, Marc Source Type: news

Here ’s What’s Behind Americans’ Uneasy Relationship With Vaccines
Time was, nobody quarreled with the idea of a new vaccine. In 1955, church bells rang and headlines blared when Jonas Salk announced that his new vaccine against polio was safe, effective and powerful. Similar, if more subdued, enthusiasm greeted the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963 and the global eradication of smallpox in 1980. But we live in a more suspicious and cynical time. Even as the world has desperately awaited the development of the recently introduced COVID-19 vaccines, only 70% of Americans say they will take them, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Fewer than half of Americans rec...
Source: TIME: Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected measles vaccination rates?
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) In a recent study published inPediatrics, researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital evaluated changes in measles vaccination rates from before the pandemic to this summer, when return for clinical care was encouraged. Finding a steep and lasting decline, the researchers are making efforts to improve timely vaccination and provide safe catch-up opportunities to children in their pediatric primary care network. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New scientific study: Children falling behind on measles vaccinations
(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) While the world witnessed impressive progress in immunizing children against measles between 2000 and 2010, the last 10 years have seen such efforts stalling in low- and middle-income nations, according to a new scientific study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Ambulance Science Podcast: Make Up Your Own Mind About the Vaccine
Get every episode of The Ambulance Science Podcast by subscribing to Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts. Where I’m coming from (compared to most of my colleagues): Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy from Yale Medical School.FT Faculty at GWU School of Medicine & Southern Connecticut State University MPH Program, and long-time adjunct faculty at NYMC MPH program in Health Policy.Assistant Commissioner of Health at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene during the first SARS outbreak.Served as State EMS Director, Consultant to Public Health ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Podcasts Ambulance Science Source Type: news

We All Deserve Protection From Covid-19
Credit: United NationsBy Adaora OkoliNEW ORLEANS, US, Dec 11 2020 (IPS) When I contracted Ebola virus disease in August 2014 while working as a medical doctor in a well-known private hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, I was denied access to a potential cure. For 15 days, I battled for my life in a debilitated isolation ward, not knowing if I would survive. But American aid workers who contracted Ebola were administered Zmapp, a monoclonal antibody treatment, which reduces the relative risk of death from Ebola by 40% as well as shorten the duration of stay in the Ebola treatment units. They survived. We were told that Zmapp was e...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adaora Okoli Tags: Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

John Humphrys 'horrendous' health experience and how his father lost his sight
JOHN HUMPHRYS appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss his father's "horrendous" experience with measles and how he lost his sight, highlighting the importance of vaccinations. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Misinformation on Social Media Fuels Vaccine Hesitancy: a Global Study Shows the Link
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Misinformation on Social Media Fuels Vaccine Hesitancy: a Global Study Shows the Link appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

BRAINWASHING THE YOUNG: Cry Babies dolls allow children to "vaccinate" their dolls, causing measles-looking red dots on their face to vanish
(Natural News) Awareness seems to be growing about the dangers and ineffectiveness of vaccines, so much so that a children’s doll product known as “Cry Babies” was designed to brainwash innocent kids into believing that vaccination is the way to “cure” disease. A commercial spot for Cry Babies shows two little girls playing with a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Covid-19 Vaccines That Genomics Built
The new genetic vaccines to prevent Covid-19 infections use mRNA technology, instead of the approach used in traditional vaccines, like those for measles and polio. These new genetic vaccines appear to be safe and effective, as well as faster and cheaper to produce. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellen Matloff, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

MMR vaccine may protect against severe illness from COVID-19, study finds
The measles, mumps and rubella vaccine appears to offer at least some protection against COVID-19, possibly preventing severe illness from the disease, a study published Friday by the online journal mBio found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MMR vaccine may protect against Covid-19, study claims
Scientists from the University of Georgia claim the MMR jab, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella, prevents people from getting seriously unwell with Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MMR vaccine could protect against COVID-19
(American Society for Microbiology) The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine has been theorized to provide protection against COVID-19. In a new study published inmBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, researchers provide further proof of this by showing that mumps IgG titers, or levels of IgG antibody, are inversely correlated with severity in recovered COVID-19 patients previously vaccinated with the MMR II vaccine produced by Merck (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Three Groups of People Biden Must Reach Out to if He Wants to End the Pandemic, According to Dr. Leana Wen
When the long history of the COVID-19 pandemic is finally written, Dr. Leana Wen will be remembered as one of the most reassuring faces and reliable voices in this period of hardship. A former health commissioner of Baltimore and current visiting professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health, Wen has provided both encouragement and tough-love truths for a public hungry for information and counsel. In a Nov. 19 conversation with TIME’s Alice Park, she offered her candid thoughts about what is very much an inflection point in the pandemic—with two new vaccines (one from Moderna and one fro...
Source: TIME: Health - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Children in U.S. May Miss 9 Million Vaccine Doses in 2020, Report Warns
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said vaccinations for measles, polio and other highly contagious diseases had fallen by as much as 26 percent during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neil Vigdor Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Children and Childhood Measles Vaccination and Immunization Whooping Cough Poliomyelitis Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assn Source Type: news

Moderna ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective. Here’s What That Really Means
It’s wasn’t a typical Sunday morning for Dr. Stephen Hoge, president of the biotech company Moderna, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. They were at their respective homes in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., waiting to to be let into a Zoom call to hear the results of the very first COVID-19 vaccine that was tested in people. The hosts were members of the independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) that is reviewing data involving all the COVID-19 vaccine candidates supported by the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed program, and Hoge a...
Source: TIME: Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Coronavirus warning: 'Severe' measles outbreak is 'inevitable' after pandemic
COVID cases continue to rise in the UK and around the world. But scientists have now warned that the coronavirus pandemic may spark "inevitable" measles outbreaks next year due to the absence of vaccines. These are the signs and symptoms of measles that you should know about. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles Deaths Top 200,000 In One Year: Vaccines Would Prevent That
As the world impatiently waits for positive news about a vaccine to prevent Covid-19 infections, other vaccine-preventable illnesses are raging. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Measles cases hit 20-year high as Covid disrupts vaccinations
Number of people dying from the disease also increased by 50% since 2016, according to data from the WHO and CDC (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You May Not Be Able to Get Pfizer ’s Frontrunner COVID-19 Vaccine
The freezer in your kitchen likely gets down to temperatures around -20° C (-4° F). “That keeps your ice cream cold, but it doesn’t turn your ice cream into an impenetrable block of ice,” says Paula Cannon, an associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. Pfizer’s promising COVID-19 vaccine, by contrast, must be stored at about -70° C (-94° F)—a temperature cold enough to harden ice cream into a spoon-breaking block of ice, and that only specialized freezers can produce. Those cold storage ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Measles Deaths Soared Worldwide Last Year, as Vaccine Rates Stalled
The new data, from the W.H.O. and C.D.C., alarmed public health experts, who fear the effect of the coronavirus pandemic this year could bring more bad numbers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Measles Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Medicine and Health Deaths (Fatalities) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Measles cases hit 23-year high last year, killing 200,000 as vaccination stalls, WHO says
Measles killed an estimated 207,500 people last year after a decade-long failure to reach optimal vaccination coverage, resulting in the highest number of cases for 23 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) and US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a joint report on Thursday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Early Results Encouraging – So What ’ s Next?
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Featured Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Vaccine Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Mali: Vaccinating Against Measles in Timbuktu
[MSF] "It's between 11am and midday at the moment. Anyone who knows shadows knows that," says Djeynabou Abdoulaye, smiling. She has come to the village school in Tassakane to get her child vaccinated against measles. "We're lucky it's not raining today." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Localized vaccination surveillance could help prevent measles outbreaks
(University of Michigan) Access to more localized data on childhood vaccination coverage, such as at the school or neighborhood levels, could help better predict and prevent measles outbreaks in the United States, according to a new University of Michigan study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Worldwide Measles Vaccination Is Flagging Worldwide Measles Vaccination Is Flagging
After almost 2 decades of progress, the global state of measles vaccination and measles mortality is deteriorating.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Scientist says 'pox parties' may build immunity
Such parties were historically organised for chickenpox, but have also been used for measles and flu before the invention of vaccines. A Cambridge scientist said they might be used for Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci: Masks, Social Distancing Likely Until 2022 Fauci: Masks, Social Distancing Likely Until 2022
"It's not going to be the way it was with polio and measles, where you get a vaccine, case closed, it's done," Fauci said."It's going to be public health measures that linger for months and months."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post What Developing Countries Can Teach Us About How To Respond To a Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Could an existing vaccine make COVID-19 less deadly? Mexico City study provides support
(Parsemus Foundation) A report supporting the concept of trained immunity for protection from severe COVID-19 was published in Allergy. COVID-19 patients recently vaccinated with the mumps-measles-rubella (MMR) vaccine had a milder infection than expected given their age and health status. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Heidi Larson Knows How to Build Trust in Vaccines
For the founder of the Vaccine Confidence Project, squashing viral rumors means building trust — and avoiding the term “anti-vaxxer.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Anderson Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Rumors and Misinformation Polls and Public Opinion Social Media Computers and the Internet Mumps Measles Epidemics Ebola Vir Source Type: news

Does COVID-19 Imply an End to the Epoch of Science?
There is a deep mistrust not only of institutions and big business, but even of the medical establishment. One of the most worrying symptoms of this mistrust and disillusionment is the No Vax Movement. Credit: BigstockBy Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine KhanAMSTERDAM/ROME, Oct 8 2020 (IPS) Around the 16th century there was a radical shift in the way humans perceived nature.  New thinking in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics heralded a deeper understanding of the world around us.  Between the 17th and 18th century this new thinking had resulted in spate of technological inventions such as the steam engine, ra...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Daud Khan and Leila Yasmine Khan Tags: Global Global Geopolitics Globalisation Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Australia's 'no jab, no pay' rule has little effect on anti-vaxxer parents – study
Experts say the policy prompts people happy to vaccinate their children but doesn ’t work on those who oppose vaccination scienceAustralia ’s “no jab, no pay” policy has been associated with a drop in the number of children catching up on their first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, suggesting the policy has had little impact on those who reject vaccination science.However, the policy was associated with more children catching up on their second dose of the vaccine and on their diphtheria –tetanus–pertussis vaccine, especially in lower socioeconomic status areas, the study...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Vaccines and immunisation Science Australia news Source Type: news

Why Is COVID Different From Other Airborne Viruses? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Why Not Wear Masks For Other Viruses? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Injectable hydrogel could someday lead to more effective vaccines
(American Chemical Society) Vaccines have curtailed the spread of several infectious diseases, such as smallpox, polio and measles. However, vaccines against some diseases, including HIV-1, influenza and malaria, don't work very well, and one reason could be the timing of antigen and adjuvant presentation to the immune system. Now, researchers reporting inACS Central Science developed an injectable hydrogel that allows sustained release of vaccine components, increasing the potency, quality and duration of immune responses in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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