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Pfizer vaccine efficacy drops in Israel as delta variant spreads

Pfizer vaccine efficacy drops in Israel amid rapid spread of Indian variant… but No10 insists two doses are still highly effective Health Ministry figures showed the jab blocked infections in 64 per cent of cases But before the Indian variant emerged it stopped disease in 94 per cent of cases Israeli officials said symptoms were… Read More »

Frustration mounts as local pharmacies wait for COVID-19 vaccine clearance

A Bathurst pharmacist has called upon the state government for more certainty around the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations among regional pharmacies. In February, over 3900 community pharmacies nationwide were deemed suitable to administer COVID-19 vaccinations according to The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, including 371 in rural and regional NSW. Moodie’s Pharmacy pharmacist and proprietor Paul… Read More »

Lawmakers Seek to Address Medicare Vaccine ‘Sticker Shock’

Congress.gov: “H.R.1978 — Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act of 2021,” “S.912 — Protecting Seniors Through Immunization Act of 2021.” EnergyCommerceHouse.gov: “L.J. Tan, MS, PhD, Chief Strategy Officer, Immunization Action Coalition, Testimony Before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health.” Avalere: “Medicare Part D Plans Continue to Require Cost Sharing for Vaccines.” Immunization Action… Read More »

NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

“The highest levels of NIH are very concerned,” said Dr. Avindra Nath, intramural clinical director and a leader of viral research at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an NIH division. “Everyone’s hopes are on a vaccine, and if you have a major complication the whole thing could get derailed.” A great deal… Read More »

Bangladesh study shows Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine produces antibodies in 97pc recipients

Experts, however, still emphasise continuing practices like physical distancing and wearing facemasks as there is no confirmed data on how long the antibodies will last and provide protection against COVID-19. The government’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research or IEDCR published the results of the study on Wednesday, saying that 92 percent of the… Read More »

What to know about Biden’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will support patent waivers for COVID-19 vaccines as part of a global effort to boost supplies in poorer countries. Here’s what you should know: Question: What did President Joe Biden propose? Answer: The Biden administration announced its support for a global proposal to lift intellectual property protections for… Read More »