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No vaccine? No cafe, according to new French virus law

No vaccine? No cafe, according to new French virus law

Parliament members attend a session of questions to the Government at the French National Assembly in Paris, Jan. 4, 2022. France’s parliament is voting Sunday on a bill that would exclude unvaccinated people from restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and other venues, the central measure of government efforts to protect hospitals amid record numbers of …

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4th vaccine shows limited results with omicron

4th vaccine shows limited results with omicron

Siblings wait to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Clalit Health Services in Mevaseret Zion, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. Credit: AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo An Israeli hospital on Monday said preliminary research indicates a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine provides only limited defense against the omicron variant that is raging around the world. Sheba Hospital last …

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Study: Incidence and Risk Factors of Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions and Immunisation Stress-related Responses with COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine. Image Credit: Pimen/Shutterstock

Study evaluates acute and long-term adverse events following immunization with COVID-19 Moderna vaccine

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* pre-print server, a team of researchers conducted a case-control study at a mass vaccination center in Japan to evaluate acute and long-term adverse events following immunization (AEFI) with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Moderna vaccine. Study: Incidence and Risk Factors of Immediate Hypersensitivity Reactions and Immunisation Stress-related …

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Study: SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 vaccine-induced humoral response and reactogenicity in individuals with prior COVID-19 disease. Image Credit: Irina Shatilova/Shutterstock

Study investigates whether immune responses to BNT162b2 vaccine differ in subjects with and without prior SARS-CoV-2 infection

The rollout of vaccines against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was expected to achieve population-level immunity preventing reinfection, and thus an eventual end to the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, the emergence of variants that demonstrate resistance to neutralization by antibodies to the ancestral virus or earlier variants threatens …

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Austria tweaks vaccine mandate plan, to come in next month

Austria tweaks vaccine mandate plan, to come in next month

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer presents a bill for a planned compulsory vaccination due to the COVID19-virus at a press conference in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2021. Credit: AP Photo/Michael Gruber The Austrian government on Sunday presented revised plans for its proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which it said will now apply to all residents age …

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Study: Duration of Protection against Mild and Severe Disease by Covid-19 Vaccines. Image Credit: BaLL LunLa/Shutterstock

Exploring waning vaccine effectiveness over time

The development and mass administration of vaccines allowed many governments to end the restrictive and costly measures enacted to help control the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. While the vaccines were not 100% effective at preventing the disease, they massively decreased the risk of severe symptoms developing, reducing the strain on hospitals and the number …

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Study: Effectiveness of BNT162b2 Vaccine against Critical Covid-19 in Adolescents. Image Credit: NIAID

BNT162b2 COVID vaccine 94% effective against adolescent hospitalization

Scientists have worked at an unprecedented speed to develop vaccines to fight against the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This pandemic has been caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), an RNA virus belonging to the family Coronaviridae. Study: Effectiveness of BNT162b2 Vaccine against Critical Covid-19 in Adolescents. Image Credit: NIAID Background It …

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New research sheds light on COVID-19 vaccine inequities in California

New research sheds light on COVID-19 vaccine inequities in California

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As the pandemic stretches into its third year, people around the globe have benefitted from cutting-edge vaccines that have prevented infection with COVID-19 or mitigated its impact. Yet, vaccine access has not been distributed evenly across populations. In the United States, data show significant disparities in vaccine adoption among more vulnerable …

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Algorithm scours electronic health records to reveal hidden kidney disease

A fourth dose of mRNA-based vaccine may be warranted in some kidney transplant recipients

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A case series published in Annals of Internal Medicine finds that a fourth dose of an mRNA-based vaccine produces a satisfactory antibody response in some kidney transplant recipients who did not respond adequately after 3 previous doses. These findings support the use of a fourth vaccine dose for such patients. Researchers …

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