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Youngest children are least willing to have COVID-19 jab

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The FINANCIAL — In a large school-based survey of students from 9-18-years-old (Years 5 to 13), researchers from the University of Oxford, UCL and the University of Cambridge have discovered that the younger you are, the less likely you are to want a COVID-19 vaccination.…

COVID-19 has caused the biggest decrease in life expectancy since World War II

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The FINANCIAL — The COVID-19 pandemic triggered life expectancy losses not seen since World War II in Western Europe and exceeded those observed around the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc in central and Eastern European countries, according to research published today, led by scientists at Oxford’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science.…

FILE PHOTO: People, some wearing protective face masks, walk over Westminster Bridge, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, July 4, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

Vaccinated groups at highest risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation and death identified using new QCovid tool

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The FINANCIAL — Researchers from the University of Oxford have reported on findings on the vaccinated people who are at greatest risk from severe Covid-19 leading to hospitalisation or death from 14 days post the second dose vaccination, when substantial immunity should be expected.…

Why face masks remain crucial to the fight against COVID-19

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Wearing a face mask in public has gone from eyebrow-raising to commonplace in Canada in the span of just 18 months – and, despite the wide availability of vaccines, remains a key tool in the fight against COVID-19.…

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5 Things to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

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The FINANCIAL —  Vaccines are a critical part of slowing, and eventually stopping, the spread of COVID-19, and Kaiser Permanente is committed to providing you with vaccine information as it’s available.…

In the fight against COVID-19, antibodies are the best long-term weapon

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When it comes to long-lasting protection against COVID-19, antibodies — proteins created by B cells to neutralize invading pathogens — are our biggest allies, a new Yale study shows.…

Joint COVAX statement on supply forecast for 2021 and early 2022

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The FINANCIAL — “Twelve months ago, the world came together to support COVAX, a multilateral initiative aimed at guaranteeing global access to life-saving COVID-19 vaccines.”UNICEF notes.…

Boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates, one community at a time

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Kweku Hazel, MD, a general surgeon and fellow in minimally invasive surgery at the University of Colorado Hospital, and Cynthia Hazel, a Doctor of Public Health and researcher at the OMNI Institute, have a history of engaging communities of color and immigrant communities in the metro area of Aurora, Colorado. Their goal: empowering people to…

How Everyday People Help the CDC Track Covid Vaccine Safety With Their Phones

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Of the 203 million people who have received at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine, more than 9 million have enrolled in a program to share information about their health since getting the shot.…

Spread of Delta SARS-CoV-2 variant driven by combination of immune escape and increased infectivity

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The FINANCIAL —  The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, which has become the dominant variant in countries including India and the UK, has most likely spread through its ability to evade neutralising antibodies and its increased infectivity, say an international team of researchers.…

Coronavirus Epidemics first hit more than 21,000 years ago

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The FINANCIAL — Sarbecoviruses have crossed into humans twice in the last decade, leading to the deadly SARS-CoV-1 outbreak in 2002-04 and the current COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A new Oxford University Study, published, shows that the most recent common ancestor of these viruses existed more than 21,000 years ago, nearly 30…

What do variants and vaccines mean for COVID-19’s ‘new normal’?

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The FINANCIAL — Kicking off the academic year with the first of its weekly “The World Today” seminars, Perry World House hosted an in-depth discussion with vaccine safety expert Paul Offit and virologist Susan R. Weiss on the future of COVID-19. During the online event, moderated by Jennifer Pinto-Martin, Offit and Weiss shared their expertise on…

Covid-19 Study Scoops Scientific World Record

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The FINANCIAL — A study led by the Universities of Edinburgh and Birmingham has been awarded the Guinness World Record title for the world’s largest scientific collaboration, involving over 140,000 patients in 116 countries.…

Symptomatic COVID Patients are More Contagious

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UGA study identifies link between case severity and infectiousness. Individuals with COVID-19 are most likely to spread the virus to close contacts two days before the onset of symptoms to three days after symptoms appear, and the risk of transmission is highest when patients had mild or moderate disease severity, according to a new study by…

COVID-19 during pregnancy associated with preterm birth

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Individuals who contract COVID-19 while pregnant face a higher risk of having a very preterm birth, as well as any preterm birth, according to a large study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.…

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