Tag: COVID-19

Two COVID-19 vaccines show safety, strong immunity in infant model

A group of scientists led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that the Moderna mRNA vaccine and a protein-based vaccine candidate elicited durable neutralizing antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 in pre-clinical research. There were no adverse effects. The research, published June 15 in Science Immunology,

Extra COVID-19 vaccine may help protect transplant patients

Fox News Flash top headlines for June 15 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. A small study offers the first hint that an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccines just might give some organ transplant recipients a needed boost in protection. Even as most vaccinated people celebrate a return

Important Epitopes Targeted by T Cells in Convalescent COVID-19 Patients Identified

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A meta-analysis of SARS-CoV-2 epitopes targeted by T cells in convalescent patients identified 20 that are prevalent in multiple cohorts, and potentially relevant to vaccine development and diagnostics, researchers say. “Increasing evidence suggests T-cell immunity to be an important factor in protecting against severe COVID-19 disease,” Drs. Matthew McKay and

Swedish Parliament Committee Says Government Failed in Pandemic Handling

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s centre-left, minority government failed in several aspects of its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, parliament’s constitutional committee said on Thursday. The government was slow to put in place a testing and tracing system, failed to protect the elderly, and there was a lack of clear lines of responsibility between national and

Disparities in COVID-19 rates among adults with kidney failure in New York City

In an analysis of patients on hemodialysis in New York City, there were substantial racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-19 rates that were not explained by neighborhood social vulnerability. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of JASN. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected socially disadvantaged groups, including Black and Hispanic individuals, those with limited English proficiency,

Xenon Gas MRI Detects Longer-Term Lung Damage After COVID Not Picked Up by Routine CT Scan

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hyperpolarized xenon-129 MRI (XeMRI) can detect lung abnormalities in patients with breathlessness following COVID-19 pneumonia that are not evident on routine tests, according to a preliminary report from researchers in the U.K. In nine patients evaluated at three months or longer after hospital discharge for COVID-19, XeMRI showed alveolar-capillary diffusion

COVID-19 increases rate of heart attacks in people at genetic risk for heart disease

Individuals with genetic high cholesterol, heart disease, or both and who were infected with COVID-19 had more heart attacks according to new research by the FH Foundation. While previous studies have speculated about poorer outcomes if a person with genetic high cholesterol—called familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)—contracts COVID-19, this study from the FH Foundation’s national healthcare database

COVID-19 Deaths in Americas May Be Higher Than Reported: PAHO

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Almost half of the more than 3.4 million COVID-19 deaths reported so far in the world have occurred in the Americas, but the real numbers may be higher, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Wednesday. Last week, the World Health Organization said COVID deaths were being significantly undercounted worldwide. “According

Will COVID-19 eventually become just a seasonal nuisance?

Within the next decade, the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 could become little more than a nuisance, causing no more than common cold-like coughs and sniffles. That possible future is predicted by mathematical models that incorporate lessons learned from the current pandemic on how our body’s immunity changes over time. Scientists at the University of

Indian COVID-19 variant found in 44 countries: WHO

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a variant of COVID-19 behind the acceleration of India’s explosive outbreak has been found in dozens of countries all over the world. The UN health agency said the B.1.617 variant of COVID-19, first found in India in October, had been detected in more than 4,500 samples uploaded to

As cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters

BENGALURU, India — Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to give out. Cases meanwhile are still rising at record pace in the world’s second-most populous

Supporting India in Its Time of Need

MRNA VS. CONVENTIONAL VACCINES Meet our new Chief Patient Officer, Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron Working Together to Empower Women Reducing Health Disparities in Latino Communities Pfizer Women’s Resource Group Universal vs. Single Payer Healthcare Hear from Pfizer CEO and President Albert Bourla about the company’s planned response to the humanitarian crisis facing India as it battles

Supporting India in Its Time of Need

MRNA VS. CONVENTIONAL VACCINES Meet our new Chief Patient Officer, Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron Working Together to Empower Women Reducing Health Disparities in Latino Communities Pfizer Women’s Resource Group Universal vs. Single Payer Healthcare Hear from Pfizer CEO and President Albert Bourla about the company’s planned response to the humanitarian crisis facing India as it battles

Australia Reports Second AstraZeneca Blood Clot Case

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia said on Tuesday a second person had been diagnosed with a blood clot after receiving the AstraZeneca Plc vaccine but there had been no rise in inoculation cancellations as authorities try to steady a bungled immunisation campaign. This week Australia abandoned a goal of vaccinating all of its nearly 26 million

Ontario Hospitals May Have to Withhold Care as COVID-19 Fills ICUs

TORONTO (Reuters) – Doctors in the Canadian province of Ontario may soon have to decide who can and cannot receive treatment in intensive care as the number of coronavirus infections sets records and patients are packed into hospitals still stretched from a December wave. Canada’s most populous province is canceling elective surgeries, admitting adults to