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After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2

The decline of cases in India has been surprisingly rapid given that there were daily new cases in the range of 400,000 in the first week of May and the test positivity rate in some districts was as high as 20%.

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How a vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine travels from a lab in Missouri to an arm in Bangladesh

Some of the vaccines require super-cold storage at virtually all points along the journey until they reach someone’s upper arm.

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After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2

India emerged in June and July of 2021 from a particularly savage second wave of COVID-19, with total confirmed cases at about 32 million and more than 400,000 deaths.

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Big tech has a vaccine misinformation problem – here’s what a social media expert recommends

A study in the U.K. and the U.S. found that exposure to online misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines reduced the number of people who said they would get vaccinated and increased the number of people who said they would not.

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New COVID-19 vaccine warnings don’t mean it’s unsafe – they mean the system to report side effects is working

The FDA enforces rigorous testing and approval processes that manufacturers must follow before a new vaccine can be made available to the public.

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Kids aren’t just littler adults – here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine

Parents of children under the age of 12, who are not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, there is still no collective sigh of relief.

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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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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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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: did a delayed second dose give the delta variant an evolutionary helping hand?

Viewed from the perspective of evolutionary selection, it seems that the UK government’s decision to lengthen the period between first and second vaccine doses provided delta with an extra window to infect people.

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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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I’m fully vaccinated but feel sick – should I get tested for COVID-19?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested for COVID-19 even if you are fully vaccinated.

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