5 October 2022
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When Will the Pandemic Truly Be ‘Over’?

When the pandemic began, we could imagine that the restoration of specific things we’d put on hold would signal life was returning to normal. Schools would reopen; masks would come off; offices would fill back up, and restaurants would buzz with diners. Thirty months on, we got all those things back—social mixing, return to office, […]

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Why the UK could be heading for a flu-covid ‘twindemic’ this winter

Last year’s warnings about a particularly bad flu season didn’t materialise, but an earlier and more severe outbreak in Australia doesn’t bode well for the northern hemisphere Health | Analysis 28 September 2022 By Clare Wilson A pharmacist administers a flu vaccine ahead of the UK’s 2022/23 flu season PA Images / Alamy Along with […]

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How to Find Your Vaccine History—and Store It Safely

If you want to update an incomplete IIS record, you can request vaccination records from prior health care providers, local (city or regional) health departments, or your state health department. The CDC suggests checking with parents or caregivers (including reviewing stored files and baby books), previous schools or employers (including the military), physician’s offices or […]

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Monkeypox Cases in the US Are Falling. No One Knows Why

Add to that: There’s little past experience with the vaccine, known as Jynneos in the US, being used against this disease. It was only approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2019, primarily for the prevention of smallpox in case that virus—eradicated from circulation by an earlier vaccine, but retained in two labs—was […]

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Monkeypox Cases in the US Are Falling. There’s No One Reason Why

Add to that: There’s little past experience with the vaccine, known as Jynneos in the US, being used against this disease. It was only approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2019, primarily for the prevention of smallpox in case that virus—eradicated from circulation by an earlier vaccine, but retained in two labs—was […]

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How Does a Variant-Specific Covid Booster Work?

The Covid-19 messenger RNA vaccines are getting an update. The new booster shots rolling out across the US and Europe this week are specifically tailored to currently circulating Omicron variants. Health officials think these will provide better protection against newer versions of SARS-CoV-2 than earlier shots, which were designed to target the virus that was […]

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Vaccinations and past infections reduce risk of spreading covid-19

Inmates in Californian prisons who got covid-19 during the omicron wave were less likely to pass it onto their cellmates if they had been vaccinated or had been infected before Health 6 September 2022 By Clare Wilson Booster vaccines may help prevent the spread of the coronavirus Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images People who […]

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CDC Gives Final Approval to Omicron COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Sept. 1, 2022 — The CDC today approved the use of vaccines designed to target both Omicron and the older variants of the coronavirus, a step that may aid a goal of a widespread immunization campaign before winter arrives in the U.S. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 13-1 Thursday on two separate questions. […]

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US authorises the use of dual-variant covid-19 vaccine boosters

The US Food and Drug Administration authorised the use of versions of Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccines that target both the original virus and two omicron subvariants Health 1 September 2022 By Grace Wade Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have received authorisation to release new covid-19 boosters Hannah Beier/Bloomberg via Getty Images The US Food and Drug […]

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COVID Omicron Boosters About to Arrive, With Some Controversy

Aug. 31, 2022 – COVID-19 booster vaccines targeting the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants currently dominating in the United States could be available in the next few days, but their arrival comes with some controversy. The FDA granted emergency approval to the mRNA boosters from Pfizer and Moderna today. Next up are meetings of the […]

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