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Vaccine Related Information:
Moderna says its low-dose COVID shots work for kids under 6
Moderna’s COVID Vax for Youngest Kids Hits Important Milestones — Company plans to submit to FDA for emergency use authorization https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/97820
Five things to know about a possible fourth COVID-19 shot
Moderna asks FDA to authorize second booster shot for all adults – FDA is set to convene its advisory
committee of vaccine experts next month to deliberate how to approach Covid booster shots.
Efficacy of a Fourth Dose of Covid-19 mRNA Vaccine against Omicron
Fourth vaccine offers little protection against COVID-19 – study – Interim results released show
that the vaccine offers little to no protection against the virus when compared to three doses.
None on this update
Scientific Research & Variants:
Africa’s COVID immunity is a medical mystery as mortality rates fall below early pandemic projections
Omicron deaths of Johnson & Johnson recipients were double the rate of other vaccinated Americans, new data show
Long COVID Symptoms May Depend on Dominant Variant — Italian study finds different
symptoms during Alpha wave compared to initial wave
Leafy greens like broccoli could help slow growth of COVID-19, other cold viruses
Infamous Vitamin C Study May Rely on Fraudulent Data — Statistician alleges data in study
led by Paul Marik, MD, were fabricated
New Covid trial results may point toward better ways to study medicines
BA.2 omicron subvariant nearly 35 percent of U.S. coronavirus cases – It makes up the majority of new cases
in the Northeast U.S. and its share of cases is rising rapidly in other regions.
The mystery of COVID-19 reinfections: A global systematic review and meta-analysis of 577 cases
Ivermectin didn’t curb COVID-19 hospitalizations in largest study to date
How Is the U.S. Watching for the Next COVID Variant? — While sequencing
efforts are better than before, experts say there’s a long way to go
Durability of the Single-Dose Ad26.COV2.S Vaccine in the Prevention of COVID-19
Infections and Hospitalizations in the US Before and During the Delta Variant Surge
One-Dose J&J COVID Vaccine Quietly Effective Throughout Delta Surge — Real-world
claims data finds often-maligned vaccine showed little waning over 6 months
“Previously unknown COVID variant detected in Israel, Health Ministry says – Variant, which
combines Omicron’s dominant subvariant BA.1 with newer BA.2, diagnosed at Ben Gurion
Airport in 2 returning passengers, but is believed to have originated in Israel”
Outbreaks & Restrictions:
MN covid hospitalizations fall by half
NHS under pressure from new Covid wave across England, says Chris Whitty –
Increasing numbers of people needing hospital treatment for coronavirus, says chief medical officer
Austria reintroduces face masks as coronavirus cases surge –
Vienna is the first government to reintroduce restrictions during the current wave.
“Fauci warns COVID-19 infection rates likely to increase”
Covid-19 cases are exploding in Asia. Here’s what it means for the rest of the world. –
Why countries with strong Covid-19 policies are now getting hammered.
Crematoriums in Hong Kong at capacity, coffin supply running out amid devastating COVID-19 wave
Samoa locks down after recording its first community COVID-19 case
With infections spiking in Europe and a variant on the rise, experts warn the U.S. could face a Covid resurgence
Europe’s Covid spike has Biden officials concerned, could lead to return of masks – Over the past two years,
the U.S. has experienced Covid waves similar to those in Europe — only several weeks later.
Covid-19: Almost half of Hong Kong’s population infected in the fifth wave – HKU study suggests –
As of Monday, around 3.6 million people in the city had already contracted the virus as the fifth wave
peaked on March 4, scholars from the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of HKU said.
All Other Covid News:
Officials limit an antibody therapy, saying it’s ineffective against BA.2 variant of Omicron
“Judgment Under Uncertainty”
COVID long-hauler marks 2 years grappling with ‘bewildering array’ of agonizing symptoms –
“Everything started going haywire” in her body, Jennifer Dornan-Fish said.
Why Moderna stock isn’t surging on news of coronavirus vaccine for young children
How to Best Prepare for the Next Pandemic? Have Healthy People — David Aronoff,
MD, calls for equitable policies that will improve overall population health
Trucker convoy protesting COVID mandates in DC to continue all week
Omicron survives longer on some surfaces, studies find.
That may help explain why it’s more contagious, but it’s no reason to panic
“Maersk Warns China’s COVID Lockdowns Disrupt Supply Chains”
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