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Effectiveness of antibiotics significantly reduced when multiple bugs present

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The FINANCIAL — A study has found that much higher doses of antibiotics are needed to eliminate a bacterial infection of the airways when other microbes are present. It helps explain why respiratory infections often persist in people with lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis despite treatment, according to University of Cambridge.…

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID Vaccine Effectiveness Wanes Over Time

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The FINANCIAL — Kaiser Permanente study shows time since vaccination plays a key role in COVID-19 breakthrough infections. A recent study led by Kaiser Permanente found the Pfizer-BioNTech, BNT162b2, mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective against hospitalization for 6 months after full vaccination, even in the face of widespread transmission of the delta variant. The…