Child vaccination rates declined during COVID-19 pandemic
(Kaiser Permanente) The numbers of recommended vaccine doses, including measles vaccine, administered to children decreased dramatically after the declaration of a national state of emergency on March 13, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in Pediatrics. While the decrease was lower and recovered in children under 2 years of age, it was more severe and persistent in older children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Measles Cases Go Up in DRC
[East African] The Democratic Republic of Congo has witnessed an upsurge of measles with more than 13,000 cases reported since January this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID toes, Moderna arm, all-body rash: Vaccines can cause skin reactions but aren't dangerous, study says
A new study finds some COVID-19 vaccine skin reactions, including a measles-like rash and shingles, are rare, and thankfully brief, side effects. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Measles 'Killing Again' in DR Congo, Vaccination Ongoing
[Nation] Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo are declaring an outbreak of measles, raising fears of a repeat of infections two years ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s What Will Actually Convince People to Get Vaccinated
One of evolution’s cleverest tricks was giving us a sense of shame. It’s a miserable feeling—low, humbling, publicly discomfiting—but it’s supposed to be: if you do something lousy you ought to feel something lousy, so you don’t do it again. In theory, when so many of the strategies for beating the COVID-19 pandemic depend on abiding by social distancing and other rules, shaming people who don’t ought to be a powerful way to bring us back in line. But increasingly, experts believe, the opposite is true. “The thinking has been that the more you shame people the more they will ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: MSF Responds to the Worrying Increase in Measles Cases
[MSF] Measles is once again on the rise in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The recent upsurge in cases - more than 13,000 since January 1st - is a major source of concern for M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/measles-vaccine-used-base-experimental-covid-vaccine " > Measles vaccine used as base for experimental COVID vaccine < /a >
Scientists developed a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine by adding a key coronavirus gene to the measles vaccine. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Moms Work as Doctors and Scientists. But They ’ve Also Taken On Another Job: Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation Online
Last March, friends and neighbors began stopping Emily Smith in her town outside of Waco, Texas, with questions about the coronavirus. An epidemiologist at Baylor University, Smith knows all too well how viruses are transmitted. But as the wife of a pastor and as a woman of faith, she also holds a trusted position in her community, and she would speak to those who asked about why she personally thought social distancing was a moral choice. As the weeks wore on, the questions kept coming: “What does flatten the curve mean?” “Is it safe for my child to kick a soccer ball outside with a friend?” So she...
Source: TIME: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized feature Magazine Misinformation & Disinformation Source Type: news

End Covid masks, dirty vaccines, and "public quarantines" for LOW-RISK Americans now
(Natural News) Enough is enough. Quarantining the healthy is absurd and useless. We never did it with the measles or the flu, so why now? Well, most of us realize it was to rig the election, and because we all thought “better safe than sorry,” but now that time has passed, and those hard lessons have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Societal Costs of Measles Outbreak in Clark County Estimated at $3.4 Million
MONDAY, March 15, 2021 -- The overall societal costs of a measles outbreak identified in Clark County in Washington state in 2018 to 2019 were estimated at $3.4 million, according to a study published online March 12 in Pediatrics. Jamison Pike,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Single-County Measles Outbreak Cost Millions, Study Finds A Single-County Measles Outbreak Cost Millions, Study Finds
A drop in routine vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic may heighten the risk for future measles outbreaks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Driven by Anti-Vaxxers, Measles Outbreaks Cost Everyone Money
FRIDAY, March 12, 2021 -- A single measles outbreak cost one U.S. county $3.4 million, a new government study estimates, underscoring the societal burden of inadequate vaccination rates. The outbreak occurred in Clark County, Wash., in early 2019,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Childhood Vaccine Rates Can Teach Us About COVID Vaccines What Childhood Vaccine Rates Can Teach Us About COVID Vaccines
Data on childhood vaccines, such as the one that protects against measles, mumps and rubella, provide hints.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Capitalizing on measles vaccine's successful history to protect against SARS-CoV-2
(Ohio State University) A new SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate, developed by giving a key protein's gene a ride into the body while encased in a measles vaccine, has been shown to produce a strong immune response and prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection and lung disease in multiple animal studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

We ’ll Probably Never Eliminate COVID-19 from the U.S. It’s Still Worth Trying
2021 got off to a grim pandemic start in the U.S. A huge surge in COVID-19 cases followed the holiday season, peaking at around 300,000 new cases on Jan. 8, 2020. More than 20,000 Americans lost their lives to the virus in a single week in January alone and over 146,00 in total have died since the start of the year. But six weeks later, the picture looks more promising. New daily cases have fallen sharply, daily deaths have fallen to levels not seen since Thanksgiving, and the pace of vaccine roll-out is speeding up. These positive trends mean that we can now begin to ask what the endgame might look like. Would we be happy...
Source: TIME: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Hanage and Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Britain WON'T have to live with Covid like flu because it will become like measles, top expert says
Sage member Professor Devi Sridhar of the Univeristy of Edinburgh said Covid vaccines should mean the UK does not have 'live with the virus' as other experts have predicted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India ’s Vaccine Rollout Stumbles as COVID-19 Cases Decline. That’s Bad News for the Rest of the World
India’s COVID-19 vaccination scheme looked set for success. For the “pharmacy of the world,” which produced 60% of the vaccines for global use before the pandemic, supply was never going to be a problem. The country already had the world’s largest immunization program, delivering 390 million doses annually to protect against diseases like tuberculosis and measles, and an existing infrastructure that would make COVID-19 vaccine distribution easier. Ahead of the launch, the government organized dry runs, put up billboards touting the vaccines and replaced phone ringing tones with a message urging peo...
Source: TIME: Health - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abhishyant Kidangoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature India overnight Source Type: news

Anthony Fauci says anti-vaxxers will stop coronavirus eradication
The top US infectious diseases expert compared efforts to eradicate Covid-19 to measles which, despite having a 98 per cent effective vaccine, still has not disappeared due to falling jabs uptake. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on coexisting with Covid: new vaccines needed fast | Editorial
There is a race between viral variants and vaccines – and for humanity’s sake the latter must winCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNo one would blame Boris Johnson for wanting Covid-19 to be wiped out. The reality is that the disease is here to stay. New, more transmissible, variants have exposed the limits of trying to achieveherd immunity through vaccination. Sars-CoV-2 will be around for years. Virusesevolve usually into less deadlier forms. This time humanity faces a microscopic threat that has done the opposite. It is evolving to spread faster, infecting more people and clai...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health policy Conservatives Boris Johnson Politics Infectious diseases Society Medical research Microbiology Rishi Sunak Source Type: news

We May Never Eliminate COVID-19. But We Can Learn to Live With It
When does a pandemic end? Is it when life regains a semblance of normality? Is it when the world reaches herd immunity, the benchmark at which enough people are immune to an infectious disease to stop its widespread circulation? Or is it when the disease is defeated, the last patient cured and the pathogen retired to the history books? The last scenario, in the case of COVID-19, is likely a ways off, if it ever arrives. The virus has infected more than 100 million people worldwide and killed more than 2 million. New viral variants even more contagious than those that started the pandemic are spreading across the world. And...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

NIH Director Francis Collins Is Fighting This Coronavirus While Preparing for the Next One
In May 2020, Dr. Francis Collins, the longtime head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was called to the White House to meet with Jared Kushner, the then President’s son-in-law and adviser, and Dr. Deborah Birx, the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. A few weeks earlier, Congress had given the NIH $1.5 billion to try to speed up the process of developing new diagnostic tests for COVID-19, and the White House, which was dubious about increasing the rate of testing, wanted to know more about what the NIH was doing. Collins is technically the boss of Dr. Anthony Fauci, but during the pandemic he ha...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Botswana: Measles Campaign Kicks Off
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Measles Rubella campaign started February 1 and will end February 12. Phase II clinic nurse, Ms Pitso Masedi said the vaccine is taken by nine to 59-months-old children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

< i > The Lancet < /i > : Study estimates that, without vaccination against 10 diseases, mortality in children under five would be 45% higher in low-income and middle-income countries
(The Lancet) Vaccinations against 10 major pathogens have a substantial impact on public health in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), according to new modelling research published inThe Lancet. The study estimated that from 2000 to 2019 vaccinations have prevented 37 million deaths, and that this figure will increase to 69 million deaths for the period 2000-2030. Most of this impact is estimated to be among children younger than five years, most notably from measles vaccinations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

French self-esteem hit after Pasteur Institute abandons Covid vaccine
Politicians say project, halted after disappointing trials, a ‘national humiliation’ and a ‘sign of decline’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrench politicians have reacted with dismay to news that the prestigious Pasteur Institute is abandoning its main coronavirus vaccine after disappointing test results.Researchers at the institute said clinical trials on its vaccine had shown it was less successful in combatting the virus than hoped. It had been trying to adapt an existing vaccine used against measles, in partnership with the US company Merck.Continue reading... ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kim Willsher Tags: Coronavirus France Europe Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

UK vaccination policy
This Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of UK vaccination policy. It includes an introduction to the science of vaccination and covers UK vaccination programmes, as well as considering the response of the Government to the UK's loss of the World Health Organization's (WHO) measles elimination status. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Immunisation Record Risks Being Dented By Anti-Vaccination Views
[The Conversation Africa] Vaccination has eradicated smallpox, nearly eradicated polio, and led to major reductions of serious infectious diseases. These include diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, and measles. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2.3 Percent of Kindergarteners Not Up to Date With MMR in 2019-2020
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- Overall, 2.3 percent of kindergarteners were not up to date with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination and did not have an exemption in the 2019 to 2020 school year, according to research published in the Jan. 22... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fewer Children Died in 2020, Despite the Pandemic. Experts Are Trying to Figure Out Why
Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by. With so much unnecessary death in 2020, it’s surprising that in many countries, at least according to preliminary numbers, there was one significant group that actually saw its death rates fall: children. Data from the Human Mortality Database, a research project run by a global team of demographers, suggest that COVID-19 did not reverse years-long declines in child mortality, despite a mortality surge in the general population. Demographers, pediatricians...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 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: 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 will the pandemic affect global health in 2021?
From Covid-19 to measles, Smitha Mundasad looks at the health issues facing the world this year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 3, 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

COVID-19 Appeared in Italy in November 2019, Study Shows COVID-19 Appeared in Italy in November 2019, Study Shows
Researchers re-examined 39 swabs of suspected measles patients, including a boy's, which tested positive for coronavirus, the study says.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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

Sanford Health CEO Refuses To Wear Face Masks After Having Covid-19 Coronavirus
CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft, who is not a scientist or a doctor, claims that he is "immune for at least seven months and perhaps years to come, similar to that of chicken pox, measles, etc." (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business pharma Source Type: news

Sanford Health CEO Refuses To Wear Face Masks After Having Covid-19
CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft, who is not a scientist or a doctor, claims that he is "immune for at least seven months and perhaps years to come, similar to that of chicken pox, measles, etc." (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Coronavirus pharma 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