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WHO: Africa Will Get 30% of COVID Vaccines It Needs by February

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In Africa, only 4% of people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Leaders had once hoped to have 60% of people living on the continent vaccinated this year. That now appears unlikely. The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners said they do…

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Perception of COVID-19 vulnerability hurts job prospects

Figure 1. Hypothesized ModelNote. H4/H5a/H5b indicates moderated mediation hypotheses, and H6a/H6b/H7a/H7b indicates mediated moderation hypotheses. Credit: DOI: 10.1037/apl0000938 The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the job market in ways policymakers couldn’t have predicted 18 months ago. Among them is the creation of numerous job search hurdles for the unemployed, who also may be saddled with extrafamilial…

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Covid-19 news: Call to investigate impact of vaccines on menstruation

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.Canadian Press/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus news as of 12pm on 16 September More than 30,000 reported cases of menstrual changes after vaccination in the UK A possible…

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COVID-19 antibodies persist, reduce reinfection risk for up to six months, study finds

A Michigan Medicine study found that most patients with mild COVID-19 infections produce antibodies that persist and protect them from reinfection for up to six months. Researchers analyzed nearly 130 subjects with PCR-confirmed COVID-19 illness between three and six months after initial infection. Three patients were hospitalized while the rest were treated as outpatients and…

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COVID-19 Vaccines Won’t Affect Your Sexual Performance, but COVID-19 Might

It’s been nearly a year since the first COVID-19 vaccines received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but some people still have questions about the shots—especially about the possibility of sexual side effects—that are keeping them from getting vaccinated. Nicki Minaj, for instance, wrote on Twitter this week that she’ll get vaccinated…

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Jeff Bridges Had COVID-19 While in Cancer Treatment: ‘My Immune System Is Shot’

Jeff Bridges is doing okay after recovering from a life-threatening case of COVID-19 that had him hospitalized for weeks and unable to breathe without oxygen assistance until recently. The actor, who was diagnosed with lymphoma nearly a year ago, revealed his “brush with mortality” on his site in a moving new entry in which he…

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Giving Covid booster shots to healthy people is ‘not right,’ WHO says in plea to wealthy nations

Nurse Mary Ezzat administers a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot to Jessica M. at UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA, on Thursday, August 19, 2021.Jeff Gritchen | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty ImagesWorld Health Organization officials called again for wealthy nations to stop distributing Covid vaccine booster doses in hopes of making more…

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Pfizer CEO says Covid vaccine data for kids under age 5 may come in late October

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla addresses a press conference after a visit to oversee the production of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the factory of U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer in Puurs, Belgium April 23, 2021.John Thys | Pool | ReutersPfizer expects to release clinical trial data on how well its Covid-19 vaccine works in 6-month to…

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Latest COVID-19 Outbreak Not Expected to Derail Holiday Travel

China’s Fujian province has been the victim of the latest COVID-19 outbreak, with 64 local transmitted cases reported over the past two days.So far, the resurgence has largely been contained to the city of Putian and is considered much smaller than the Nanjing outbreak near the end of July.Global Times reported that the outbreak is unlikely to…

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Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines Can Be Given on Same Day: CDC and AAP

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients can now receive their COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot during the same visit, according to updated recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously, the CDC recommended that people receive their COVID-19 vaccinations alone and schedule any other…