Scientists Reveal How AstraZeneca Vaccine Causes Unusual Clots Scientists Reveal How AstraZeneca Vaccine Causes Unusual Clots
Researchers in Germany say they've found"rock solid evidence" the Vaxzevria vaccines can lead to clots with low plateletsMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Covid: Denmark to SWAP unwanted AstraZeneca vaccine as Sweden offers alternatives to under-65s
Denmark's health minister Magnus Heunicke confirmed on Monday that discussions were taking place between Denmark and other nations over vaccine swaps, but did not say with whom. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All US Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines All US Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines
All adults in the US became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination on Monday, with all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico meeting President Joe Biden's April 19 deadline to open eligibility.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nevada teen suffers seizures, brain clots after J&J vaccine
A spokesperson with the family of an 18-year-old woman in Nevada who suffered seizures after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine said the girl has received three brain surgeries related to blood clots (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Can PLANT extract protect against COVID? Clinical trial begins for vaccine made from tobacco shrub
Canadian-based biopharmaceutical company Medicago has developed a coronavirus vaccine candidate that is derived from a tobacco plant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J Pause Did Not Upend Vaccine Confidence: Poll J & J Pause Did Not Upend Vaccine Confidence: Poll
(Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

'We need more volunteerism': Why Grand Canyon University administered 100K Covid vaccinations for free
While state universities will be reimbursed more than $100 million to cover their costs for administering Covid-19 vaccinations, one private Christian university did it for free. The university president explains why. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Walgreens Pharmacy Distributes Saline, Not Vaccine, to 22 People Walgreens Pharmacy Distributes Saline, Not Vaccine, to 22 People
' In alignment with CDC recommendations, we reached out to all impacted patients and administered a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as the impacted patients were available,'said a Walgreens spokeswoman.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Marijuana Activists Offer #JointsforJabs to Back COVID Vaccination Marijuana Activists Offer #JointsforJabs to Back COVID Vaccination
The 1-day handout was pegged to April 20, a day of celebration for marijuana enthusiasts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Wealthy Latin Americans flock to US in search of vaccines
Inequality fuels vaccine tourism, said the senior programs at Duke University. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Brazil COVID cases still soaring among unprotected majority
Death certificate data shows Brazil’s slowly unfolding vaccination program appears to have slowed the pace of deaths among the nation’s elderly (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Everything You Need To Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Passports
Will we need digital proof of vaccination for activities like international travel or concerts? Read this guide. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Used, but Carry Blood Clot Warning
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- A warning about a possible link to rare blood clots should be added to the Johnson& Johnson/Janssen single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, the European Union (EU) drug regulator said Tuesday. But the European Medicines Agency... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Every American Adult Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- As of Monday, every American aged 16 years or older in all 50 states is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, meeting President Joe Biden's promise to deliver vaccines to all adults by April 19. " If you're 16 or... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid: Six with autoimmune conditions developed shingles after Pfizer vaccine
A new study from Israel found that 1.2% of patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases developed shingles after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dow Slides As Procter & Gamble Move Raises Inflation Fears; JNJ Rallies On Vaccine News
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Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid US: A FIFTH of over-65s have still not had vaccine, CDC data shows
CDC data show that 80.1% of all U.S. adults aged 65 and older have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose, meaning one-fifth of this population are still not vaccinated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Las Vegas woman underwent 3 brain surgeries due to dangerous blood clots after getting J&J vaccine
Emma Burkey, 18, of Las Vegas, Nevada, had to undergo three surgeries to repair dangerous blood clots in her brain that formed after receiving the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Signs COVID Shots Are Safe for Pregnant Women
Despite the lack of clinical trial data, more and more smaller studies are suggesting that the vaccines are safe for both mother and child. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid variants are blamed for spike in cases in some states while infections decline in Texas
More than half of American adults have now had at least their first dose of coronavirus vaccine, and there are promising signs the shots are working: Declining deaths over the past two weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU agency links J&J shot to rare clots, says odds favor use
The European Union’s drug regulatory agency says it found a “possible link” between Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine and extremely rare blood clots and that a warning should be added to the label (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid: No new blood clots in Johnson & Johnson vaccine patients have been confirmed, CDC says
CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky said the agency is looking into additional reports of people who suffered severe side effects from the J&J vaccine after officials recommended a pause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Israel Ended Outdoor Face Mask Mandates With The Help Of Covid-19 Vaccines
Over half the total population and over 80% of the adult population in Israel have now been fully vaccinated. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

Why You Can ’t Get Covid-19 From A Coronavirus Vaccine
Covid-19 vaccines only code for a tiny part of the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, making it impossible for them to infect you with the virus. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma & Source Type: news

Covid-19: GPs are told to CANCEL planned AstraZeneca vaccination appointments for pregnant women
An NHS England letter sent to practices on Saturday specified sites that do not have Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in stock should cancel all first dose appointments for pregnant women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J&J to restart vaccine shipments to Europe after regulatory green light
European Medicines Agency says jab’s benefits still outweigh risks despite blood clot concerns (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

E.U. regulator finds possible link between J & J Covid vaccine and blood clots
The European Medicines Agency said the "overall benefits" of the J&J vaccine still outweigh the risks of side effects. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination clinics open at Metrolink train stations in Palmdale, Lancaster
New COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Palmdale and Lancaster Metrolink stations will offer free shots with no appointments required. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hayley Smith Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Makers Have More Than Boosters in the Works COVID Vaccine Makers Have More Than Boosters in the Works
Vaccine developers are already coming up with new options to protect against COVID-19 no matter what happens next with the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

EU regulator backs use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine despite finding possible link to blood clots
Europe's drug regulator has found a possible link between Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clotting issues in adults who received doses in the United States, but backed its overall benefits against any risks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

‘I’m still a zero’: Vaccine-resistant Republicans warn that their skepticism is worsening
The pause on administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine appears to have little effect, but other messages continue to alienate GOP holdouts. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Diamond Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson vaccine: EU regulator says blood clot very rare side effect
The EU's drugs regulator says the benefits of the Covid-19 vaccine still outweigh the risks. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out to Resume in Europe Following European Medicines Agency (EMA) ReviewEMA Confirms Overall Benefit-Risk Profile Remains Positive
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 20, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has provided updated guidance for use of the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine and confirmed the overall benefit-risk profile remains positive. The guidance follows PRAC review of a small number of cases of a very rare adverse event involving blood clots in combination with low platelet counts that can occur within approximately one to three weeks following injection with the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine. As a resul...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

European Union Regulator Says Benefits Outweigh Risks Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
The European Medicines Agency says there is a possible link between the J&J vaccine and rare blood clotting. It says a warning should be added to the label, but says benefits outweigh the risks. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Beaubien Source Type: news

EU Warns Of 'Possible Link' Between Johnson & Johnson Vaccine And Blood Clots —But Says Benefits Still Outweigh Risks
The U.S. FDA and CDC suspended the shot earlier this month “out of an abundance of caution.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Policy /policy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Total Vaccines, Measles Vaccines Down for Children During Pandemic
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- During the pandemic, there has been a decrease in total and measles-containing vaccines in all children, according to a study published online April 15 in Pediatrics. Bradley K. Ackerson, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Will Trust in the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Recover? Europe ’s AstraZeneca Experience Suggests Not
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended stopping use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine on April 13, they declared the action a “pause”—a brief intermission as the government investigates a possible link between the vaccine and blood clots in a small number of recipients. The agencies may lift that recommendation as soon as this week, and vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna shots has continued. However temporary it might be, a recent YouGov/Economist survey suggests that the J&J pause has already hurt U.S. pu...
Source: TIME: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Some North Texas counties have plenty of vaccines, and not enough arms to put them in
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says Fair Park has had the capacity for 12,000 doses a day, but fewer than 4,000 people are showing up. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Zakalik (WFAA) Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Executives Say Administration Of The Company ’s Covid Vaccine Will Resume Soon
Regulators in the EU and US meet this week to determine whether to resume administering the vaccine after reports of an extremely rare blood clotting side effect. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Money /money Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus technology alexknappblog Source Type: news

European regulator says benefits of Johnson & Johnson vaccine outweigh risks despite 'possible link" to rare blood clots
European regulator says benefits of Johnson & Johnson vaccine outweigh risks despite 'possible link" to rare blood clots (Source: ABC News: Health)
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European regulator finds "possible link" between Johnson & Johnson's vaccine and very rare blood clots
European regulator finds "possible link" between Johnson & Johnson's vaccine and very rare blood clots (Source: ABC News: Health)
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As underserved areas grapple with vaccine inequities, Sean Penn's nonprofit joins effort to get doses to residents
CORE, co-founded by Sean Penn, has launched a campaign to increase shots in communities of color hit hard by the pandemic. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lila Seidman Source Type: news

Thailand gov't negotiating to buy Pfizer coronavirus vaccine
Thailand's prime minister, under intense criticism for failing to secure adequate supplies of coronavirus vaccines, says his government is negotiating to buy 5 million to 10 million doses from U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 118,000 Across Continent
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of April 20, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,440,393 while over 9,263,298 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: Egypt's Health Minister Discusses Manufacturing Sputnik V Locally With Russian Ambassador
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Health Minister Hala Zayed discussed the possibility to locally manufacture the Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in a meeting with Moscow's Ambassador to Cairo Georgy Borisenko on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Galveston County asks state to pause Covid vaccine shipments
This story excerpt is courtesy of our partners at KHOU. Click here for KHOU ’s full story. Galveston County has asked the state to not send any more vaccines for next week due to a high supply and low demand. Dr. Philip Keiser with the Galveston County Health District said by pausing the shipment of Covid vaccines, county officials can get a better sense of how man y vaccines they need in the future.  Kesier said the number of residents making appointments for the county's drive-thru clinic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chloe Alexander | KHOU Source Type: news

Poll reveals confidence in AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine plummets amid reports of jab increasing clotting risk
(Natural News) Big Pharma claims that approved coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe for public use. Unfortunately, they are often linked to negative side effects that make daily life difficult for people who have been vaccinated. According to a poll, public trust in Oxford-AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine dipped across Europe after leaders delayed the rollout of the vaccine due to fears... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Every American Adult Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- As of Monday, every American aged 16 or older in all 50 states is now open to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, meeting President Joe Biden's promise to deliver vaccines to all adults by April 19. " If you're 16 or over, it is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Covid vaccines and the race to understand blood clots
Scientists probe whether adenoviral vectors in AstraZeneca and J&J shots are triggering rare reaction (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

These Women Are Transforming What Climate Leadership Looks Like. Here ’s What They Learned From the Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic, like the climate crisis, is amplifying existing racial and gender injustices in our society. TIME editors Naina Bajekal and Elijah Wolfson moderated a conversation with two women working to create a more inclusive climate leadership space: American author, strategist and teacher Katharine Wilkinson, who co-founded and leads The All We Can Save Project to nurture a leaderful climate community; and queer Colombian activist Maria Alejandra Escalante, who is the climate and environmental justice advocacy officer at FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund, which supports young feminist organizers in the Global Sout...
Source: TIME: Science - April 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Naina Bajekal and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news