Low COVID vaccine uptake, worse outcomes noted in racial minorities -India News Cart

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Two new JAMA Network Open studies confirm that US racial minorities have borne an outsized burden during the COVID-19 pandemic, with showing a...

WHO calls for health worker protection against COVID-19 -India News Cart

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At a media briefing today, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an urgent call to protect health workers against COVID-19...

Trials: COVID vaccines 90% effective against Delta infection, death -India News Cart

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A pair of new real-world COVID-19 vaccine studies show good protection against the Delta (B1617.2) variant, one from Scotland finding higher than 90%...

COVID-19 pregnancy studies detail impacts from second vaccine doses, male fetuses -India News Cart

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While pregnant and lactating women were largely not included in COVID-19 vaccine trials, two studies yesterday in Science Translational Medicine look at how...

Global COVID-19 decline shows signs of stalling -India News Cart

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A steady fall in COVID-19 cases under way since August shows signs of stabilizing, reflecting an activity rise in Europe against the backdrop...

White House readies nation for pediatric COVID-19 vaccines -India News Cart

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During a briefing today White House officials said they are preparing to vaccinate up to 28 million American children aged 5 to 11...

News Scan for Oct 20, 2021 -India News Cart

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Overweight, obesity linked to more, longer mild COVID-19 symptomsCOVID-19 outpatients were more likely to have more respiratory symptoms if they were overweight or...

FDA, CDC poised to make call on mixed COVID-19 boosters -India News Cart

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as early as today may approve "mix and match" booster shots, meaning people can get a different...

New local COVID cases prompt measures in China; Valneva reports promising vaccine findings -India...

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In the latest global COVID-19 developments, clusters of new local cases prompted lockdowns in a few northern areas, and France-based Valneva reported positive...

Trials find no benefit of interferon, colchicine in COVID hospital patients -India News Cart

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New clinical trials detail the failure of two COVID-19 treatments—a combination of interferon beta-1a and remdesivir and the drug colchicine—to reduce death by...