ANALYSIS AND COMMENTS

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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Healthcare workers and their households at increased risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation

November 2020 lshtmNews; During the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, whilst the absolute risk remained low, patient-facing healthcare workers were at three-fold higher risk of hospitalisation with COVID-19 than the general population, according to new research published in the BMJ. The study involving the London School of Hygiene …

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