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CDC probing ‘handful’ of new potential J&J vaccine reactions

close Video Was Pausing Johnson & Johnson’s Covid Vaccine a Good Idea? Paul Gigot interviews Dr. Marty Makary. The CDC is investigating a “handful” of potential additional cases of severe side effects involving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the agency’s chief said Monday. Use of the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine was halted in the US last week amid […]

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To ‘better reflect’ CDC guidelines State Dept will ramp up ‘Do Not Travel’ advisories to 80% of countries

The State Department announced Monday it plans to update its travel advisories this week to “better reflect” travel health notices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The update will bring a “significant increase” in the number of countries under the strictest Level 4 “Do Not Travel” advisories, affecting about 80% of countries worldwide, the department said […]

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Oxford challenge trial assessing coronavirus reinfection, immune responses

The University of Oxford announced Monday it launched a challenge trial intentionally re-infecting participants with the novel coronavirus to better understand how the immune system mounts a response the second time around, and potentially pave the way for improved vaccines and treatments. Britain marked the first country worldwide to greenlight “challenge trials” in February, Reuters […]

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Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel tells Maria Bartiromo vaccine booster shots ‘are going to be required’

Booster shots for the coronavirus vaccine will be necessary at some point, but it is too early to tell how often they will be needed, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel told “Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street” in an exclusive interview. “The variant is going to be the big question in terms of boosting,” Bancel explained to host Maria Bartiromo. “One thing […]

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Pregnant women should be offered Covid vaccine

“We believe it should be a woman’s choice whether to have the vaccine or not after considering the benefits and risks, and would encourage pregnant women to discuss with a trusted source like their GP, obstetrician or midwife, or a healthcare professional in a vaccination centre.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56778146