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COVID’s Turbo-Mutation Is Killing This Vax Dream, So What’s Next?

COVID’s Turbo-Mutation Is Killing This Vax Dream, So What’s Next?

Two months after scientists in South Africa alerted the world to the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, the global surge in infections resulting from the variant is finally subsiding. To be clear, exhausted health-care workers in overcrowded hospitals are still fighting to save lives. But many epidemiologists are beginning to look …

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COVID Omicron Updates: FDA considers limiting authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments

COVID Omicron Updates: FDA considers limiting authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments

NEW YORK (WABC) — Federal regulators are considering limiting the authorization of certain monoclonal antibody treatments that have not proved effective against the omicron variant of the coronavirus, a source familiar with the decision-making told CNN. The US Food and Drug Administration could decide in the coming days to take steps to curb the use …

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Researchers highlight COVID-19 neurological symptoms and need for rigorous studies

Researchers highlight COVID-19 neurological symptoms and need for rigorous studies

Media Advisory Thursday, January 20, 2022 What SARS-CoV-2 was initially identified as a respiratory virus, but it can affect the entire body, including the nervous system. In a new Viewpoint published in ScienceAvindra Nath, MD, clinical director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and Serena Spudich, MD, …

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COVID-19 vaccination does not reduce chances of conception, study suggests

COVID-19 vaccination does not reduce chances of conception, study suggests

News Release Thursday, January 20, 2022 NIH-funded research shows infection can affect male fertility. COVID-19 vaccination does not affect the chances of conceiving a child, according to a study of more than 2,000 couples that was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers found no differences in the chances of conception if either male …

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Omicron could be the most transmissible Covid variant we get: experts

Omicron could be the most transmissible Covid variant we get: experts

It’s too soon to know if Covid’s omicron variant will hasten the end of the nearly two-year-long Covid-19 pandemic. But some experts say that when it comes to contagiousness, omicron could be the “most transmissible the virus can get.” The reason: Due to “evolutionary constraints” on how many mutations and changes the virus can make, …

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Boston Doctors Push Vaccines Despite Israeli 4th Dose Study – NBC Boston

Boston Doctors Push Vaccines Despite Israeli 4th Dose Study – NBC Boston

An Israeli hospital said preliminary research shows a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine does boost antibodies, but it’s not enough to stop the spread of omicron. Yet medical experts and public officials continue to urge people to get vaccinated amid an omicron-driven surge. Sheba Hospital last month began administering a fourth vaccine to more …

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Placebo Recipients in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Often Report Adverse Events

Placebo Recipients in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Often Report Adverse Events

Adverse events are not confined to only vaccine recipients in COVID-19 clinical trials. A new systematic review and meta-analysis showed approximately one-third of all placebo dose recipients in COVID-19 vaccine trials reported a systemic adverse event (AE) such as headache or fatigue. The significant prevalence of adverse events elicited by placebos, called “nocebo responses,” may …

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