Only 50% of Americans are ready to get covid vaccine

The FINANCIAL — Americans’ willingness to be vaccinated against the coronavirus has dropped 11 percentage points, falling to 50% in late September. This sharp decline comes after the percentage dwindled from 66% in July to 61% in August. Meanwhile, according to Gallup…

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Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trial pauses after volunteer falls ill

The FINANCIAL — The outcome of vaccine trials is being closely watched around the world. Pharmaceutical company AstaZeneca said Tuesday that it had paused global trials of its coronavirus vaccine in America as it is investigating one of the volunteers in United Kingdom…

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Obesity might be an issue for COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

The FINANCIAL — Obesity makes it more difficult to vaccinate adults against influenza. Will this be the case for COVID-19 too? Evidence that obese people have a blunted response to common vaccines was first observed in 1985. Moreover, having obesity, defined as a body…

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