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70pc of Aussies have ongoing COVID issues

About two in three Australians have ongoing health issues after getting COVID-19, early results from a study shows. The COVID Recovery Study has been tracking about 200 patients across 30 different hospitals in Australia about the lingering impacts of getting the coronavirus, six to 12 months after they were infected. Monash University Professor Carol Hodgson… Read More »

High-tech problem for Joe Biden’s COVID vaccine patent waiver

The difficulty of learning the technology behind mRNA vaccines poses a major obstacle to President Joe Biden’s proposal aiding poor countries by defying the pharmaceutical industry and waiving patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines. The rationale for the patent waiver would be to allow developing countries to reproduce currently existing COVID-19 vaccines without having to worry… Read More »

One shot of vaccine leaves people vulnerable to new Covid variants warns new study

The situation in India is at crisis point, with hospitals across the country overwhelmed with admissions and oxygen supplies scarce. The rapid escalation is thought to be driven by two coronavirus variants spreading rampantly in the country – the B117 variant first detected in the UK and the new B1617 variant, first detected in India.… Read More »

Covid: Care home isolation rule axed for low-risk trips in England

Leigh Day partner Tessa Gregory, who is representing John’s Campaign, said: “It appears under the threat of legal proceedings, which the John’s Campaign were due to issue next week, the government has finally agreed to drop the blanket requirement that care home residents self-isolate for 14 days following any visit out. BBC News – Health

CDC Panel Recommends Resuming Use of J&J COVID Vaccine

FRIDAY, April 23, 2021 — The United States should resume administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, a key advisory panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Friday. The agency’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has determined that the benefits of the vaccine in preventing deaths and hospitalizations far outweigh… Read More »

More than 30 colleges now say Covid vaccines will be mandatory for fall 2021

It is increasingly likely that students returning to college campuses in the fall will be required to get the Covid-19 vaccine. In just the last few days, California State University and the University of California announced that all students, staff and faculty who plan to be on campus must be vaccinated against Covid — a… Read More »