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Allergy warning for Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine after UK health workers with allergy history suffer reaction

December 2020 CNN; People with a “significant history of allergic reactions” should not be given the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, UK health authorities said Wednesday, after two health care workers experienced symptoms after receiving a shot the day before. The precautionary advice was given after the pair “responded adversely” following their shots …

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How Much Will It Cost to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

November 2020 Healthline; COVID vaccine may be approved for use by the end of December. The U.S. federal government has poured billions of dollars into the development of vaccines. They have also put in orders for hundreds of millions of doses. AstraZeneca announced Nov. 23 that its COVID-19 vaccine is …

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How important are sex steroids in COVID-19 protection?

November 2020 MedicalNews; Numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths are at record highs worldwide, with no signs of a significant drop anytime soon. At the time of this article’s publication, more than 61 million people have developed SARS-CoV-2 infections worldwide, and more than 1.4 million people have died from COVID-19. Meanwhile, scientists …

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Tuberculosis vaccine may help protect against COVID-19

November 2020 MedicalNews; Scientists developed the BCG (bacillus Calmette-Guérin) vaccine more than 100 years ago to protect against the bacterial infection tuberculosis (TB). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2004, around 100 million children a year were receiving the vaccine. In the United States, BCG is approved for people at …

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KENYA: Inside Nairobi Hospital board, executive fights

November 2020 BusinessDaily; Details of intriguing boardroom fights over tenders at the premier private health facility Nairobi Hospital have emerged, even as the institution’s ousted chief executive officer, Allan Pamba, demands Sh218.8 million in compensation for unfair dismissal. Court filings by Dr Pamba link his ouster to multi-billion shilling contracts …

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COVID-19: FDA authorises Regeneron antibody drug given to Trump

November 2020 Aljazeera; The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency-use authorisation for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc’s COVID-19 antibody therapy, an experimental treatment given to President Donald Trump that he said helped cure him of the disease. The FDA said on Saturday that the monoclonal antibodies, casirivimab and imdevimab, …

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