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Millions are rejecting one of humanity’s best weapons for saving lives: Vaccines

Vaccines show the immune system what the virus looks like so our bodies can manufacture specific antibodies to that virus. These antibodies then bind to and inactivate or destroy invading viruses.

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With COVID-19 cases surging, Nepal asks global community for urgent vaccine help

Nepal’s Ministry of Health said: “Since coronavirus cases have spiked beyond the capacity of the health system and hospitals have run out of beds, the situation is unmanageable.” The ministry also said it had no more vaccines.

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There are 209 Australian kids stranded in India — they have special legal rights we must not ignore

Given parents are not allowed to travel to get them back, the situation is almost impossible. Some have reportedly resorted to hiring strangers to help get their kids home. As desperate parents seek alternative solutions, young people may become prey to strangers while in transit.

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Can people vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the coronavirus?

As restrictions are lifted and people start to leave their masks at home, some people worry: Can you catch COVID-19 from someone who’s vaccinated?

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COVID-19 messages make emergency alerts just another text in the crowd on your home screen

COVID-19-related messages are a new use of this alert system. They indicate changing ideas about what constitutes an emergency and underscore the challenges of public messaging in a personalized media environment.

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COVID-19 Delta variant in Canada: FAQ on origins, hotspots and vaccine protection

The acceleration of the Delta variant around the world is raising questions about its origin, transmissibility, hotspots and potential for vaccine resistance.

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A mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines could provide logistical and immunological benefits

Researchers hope that a mix-and-match approach to COVID-19 vaccines will help alleviate these issues and create more flexibility in the immunization regimens available to people.

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Global herd immunity remains out of reach because of inequitable vaccine distribution – 99% of people in poor countries are unvaccinated

COVAX’s goal – for lower-income countries to “receive enough doses to vaccinate up to 20% of their population” – would not get COVID-19 transmission under control in those places.

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I'm fully vaccinated – should I keep wearing a mask for my unvaccinated child?

Fully vaccinated adults are celebrating their new freedom and removing their face masks. Yet for parents of children under age 12, the rejoicing might be short-lived.

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Russian COVID vaccine: why more and more countries are turning to Sputnik V

While the initial reception of Sputnik V was critical, in February 2021, preliminary results of the phase 3 trials were reported with a 91.6% efficacy rate – the percentage reduction of disease in a vaccinated group of people compared to an unvaccinated group under trial conditions.

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How can the world help India — and where does that help need to go?

Several countries including the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Germany, and France have already sent aid such as oxygen and related equipment, ventilators, medicines and ICU equipment. The US has also said it will provide vaccine help, and critical drugs.

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When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers 5 questions parents are asking

Researchers are still trying to understand why we’re seeing these differences between older and younger kids.

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