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Millions embrace COVID-19 misinformation, which is linked to vaccine hesitancy

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The FINANCIAL — In the fourth survey conducted with a nationally representative sample of more than 1,600 U.S. adults, in November 2021 the Annenberg Public Policy Center continued its tracking of misbeliefs and conspiracy theories that have persisted and, in rare cases, grown since the inception of the pandemic.…

90% of countries have published vaccine plans: Oxford Covid policy tracker

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The FINANCIAL — More than nine in ten countries, studied as part of the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (167 out of 187), have published an official vaccination plan, with the top three priority categories internationally being older people, frontline healthcare workers, and the clinically vulnerable. Other categories widely prioritised are educators, military, border security…

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…

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…

Vaccination saves lives and our freedom

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We have all been touched one way or another by the devastating effects and tragic loss of life due to COVID-19. After a year and a half of this virus controlling and taking away lives, vaccines are the only way to stop this pandemic, prevent more dangerous strains from developing, and restore the freedom of…

Delta May Raise Hospitalisation but Vaccine Still Protects

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British Reporter --  The Delta variant of COVID-19 is associated with approximately double the risk of hospitalisation compared with the Alpha variant, according to a new nationwide study, UKRI notes.…

1 in 3 parents in America say their child is unlikely to get flu vaccine this year

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The FINANCIAL — Public health experts have emphasized that during the COVID pandemic, it is important for people of all ages to get seasonal flu vaccine this year. In August 2020, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked a national sample of parents about getting flu vaccine for their children age 2-18…