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Today during a House Committee on Energy & Commerce hearing, chief executives from Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, and Novovax addressed US lawmakers for the first time since July 2020 on the production of vaccines and when Americans could expect more doses.According to Richard Nettles, MD, vice president...

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A single dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine offered 76% protection against COVID-19 for 3 months, at which time administering the second dose resulted in up to 47% greater protection than giving it at 6 weeks, according to a study published late last week in the Lancet.The pooled post-hoc exploratory...

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Today the United States met a grim milestone: In 1 year, more than half a million Americans have died from COVID-19, as at least 28,174,133 million have suffered infections, thousands have lost jobs, and all have had the pandemic touch multiple aspects of everyday life.To mark the passing of...

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Flu vaccine associated with lower COVID likelihood, hospitalizationsPeople who received their flu vaccine were less likely to test positive for COVID-19, and if they were infected with the virus, they were less likely to need hospitalization, mechanical ventilation, or a longer hospital stay, according to a study published today...

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Analysis suggests high efficacy for single dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccineAn analysis by Canadian researchers suggests that a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is highly efficacious, according to a letter published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).Results from the phase 3 trial of the Pfizer-BioNTech...

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Life expectancy among American adults dropped by 1 year—the biggest dip since World War II—in the first half of 2020, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The CDC used the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which collects and disseminates the nation's official...

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The latest results from an ongoing study from Imperial College London to track COVID-19 patterns in Britain show that infections have fallen by more than two-thirds since January, likely due to lockdowns.In other global developments, the World Health Organization announced a new battle plan against COVID-19.Declines spanned age-groups, regionsThe...

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More than 20.5 million years of life lost during COVID-19More than 20.5 million years of life may have been lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Scientific Reports study published yesterday. The study also reports that, compared with the median mortality rate of the seasonal flu, COVID-19 deaths...

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Two new studies reveal high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts in adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.Nearly a third fit criteria for PTSDA research letter by Italian investigators published yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry details a study of 381 patients in Rome who...

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COVAX, the push to equitably distribute COVID-19 vaccine throughout the world, got a major boost today with a fresh infusion of pledges, as G7 leaders gathered virtually at a security conference.In other international developments, Johnson & Johnson today submitted its COVID-19 vaccine for World Health Organization (WHO) assessment, and...