Coronavirus Live Blog 03.05.2022

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Vaccine Related Information:

Pfizer February 2021 “Post Marketing” Vaccine Side Effects Tally Raises Alarms

Primary Vaccine Series Alone Can’t Stop Omicron Infection —
Real-world U.K. data suggest two-dose vaccine series insufficient for symptomatic illness

“COVID Vaccine Less Effective in Younger Kids — Real-world data suggest substantially lower protection against infection in preprint study”
Pfizer Covid vaccine is less effective in kids 5 to 11, study finds


Biden announces ‘Test to Treat’ initiative, free COVID-19 antiviral treatment after positive test
President Joe Biden announces second wave of free at-home COVID test kits: Here’s how you get it

Scientific Research & Variants:

Experts warn that the end of the Omicron surge is not the end of the pandemic.
“Studies offer further evidence that the coronavirus pandemic began in animals in Wuhan market”
“Wuhan Lab Leak Theory Undermined as New Research Points to Wet Market”
SARS-CoV-2 emergence very likely resulted from at least two zoonotic events
“Wuhan Lab Leak Theory Undermined as New Research Points to Wet Market”
SARS-CoV-2 emergence very likely resulted from at least two zoonotic events
The Huanan market was the epicenter of SARS-CoV-2 emergence
New study finds Wuhan market likely origin source of COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 infection with earlier variants provide poor protection against Omicron variant

New COVID Subvariant In All 50 States, ‘May Be Even More Contagious Than Omicron’

“Blood Type, Other Blood Proteins Implicated in COVID Severity — Genomic analysis
uncovers “shortlist” for causative factors in who gets severe disease”

SARS-CoV-2-infected individuals could have different variants hidden in different parts of the body

Outbreaks & Restrictions:

CDC estimates 140 million US Covid-19 infections

Two slaughterhouses in Hong Kong closed due to covid outbreak among workers


All Other Covid News:

Trucker convoy expected to arrive in DC to protest COVID mandates: What
to know – It is unclear how many people or trucks will be participating in the convoys.

Thousands of parents of under-fives tear into ‘sadistic’ NY Mayor Eric Adams for refusing
to lift mask mandate at nurseries and warn him that ‘so much damage has already been done to our children’
“Special Issue: How Covid Changed the World”
“Major Bay Area-based tech company calls employees back to office”
The next variant: three key questions about what’s after Omicron –
The emergence of a new variant is just a matter of time, scientists say.
CDC Link: Nationwide COVID-19 Infection-Induced Antibody Seroprevalence (Commercial laboratories)
‘This is ridiculous’: DeSantis scolds Florida students for wearing face masks
US National COVID-⁠19 Preparedness Plan
As Omicron recedes, White House shifts to a more targeted Covid strategy
New Zealand ends isolation rules for vaccinated travellers from Australia as transmission rates soar
Highly divergent white-tailed deer SARS-CoV-2 with potential deer-to-human transmission
Canadian researchers discover 1st possible case of deer spreading COVID-19 virus to a human –
Animal-to-human transmission is rare, but people in close contact with wild deer should be cautious
“New CDC Covid Guidance Caves to Great Barrington, Is Not Science-Based, Finagles the Metrics,
and Destroys Masking as a Public Health Measure (Just in Time for the SOTU)”
“Capitol leaders rescind mask mandate ahead of State of the Union – The Office of
the Attending Physician said it was following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new guidelines on masking.”

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