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A coronavirus vaccine could require you to get two shots. Here's why. – USA TODAY

A coronavirus vaccine could require you to get two shots. Here's why. – USA TODAY

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Elizabeth Weise USA TODAYPublished 11:43 AM EDT Jun 4, 2020A vaccine against the coronavirus may not be as simple as one jab and you're immune.There's a high likelihood an eventual vaccine will require a two-dose series, a month or so apart, with the possibility of a booster several years later, adding to the complexity and cost of administration and distribution.Much remains unknown about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Even as physicians scramble to understand the natural history of the disease, scientists around the world are working to find vaccines to protect humanity against the virus. Only now are some of the broad outlines of what immunizations might look like becoming clear.The two doses are likely to be required because SARS-CoV-2 is a newly emerg...
Blood group type may affect susceptibility to COVID-19 respiratory failure – News-Medical.Net

Blood group type may affect susceptibility to COVID-19 respiratory failure – News-Medical.Net

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A group of over 120 researchers from various institutions across Europe has performed the first genome-wide association study to reveal host genetic factors that may contribute to respiratory failure in cases of coronavirus disease 209 (COVID-19). The authors say the genetic variants they have identified could help guide further research into the pathophysiology of COVID-19 and aid the clinical risk profiling of patients. A pre-print version of the paper is available on the server medRxiv*, while the article undergoes peer review. The rapid spread of the pandemic Since the COVID-19 outbreak began in Wuhan, China, late last year, it has rapidly become a pandemic health emergency that has now infected more than 6.39 million people worldwide and killed almost 400,000. In Europe, Italy a...
Hydroxychloroquine fails to prevent COVID-19 in rigorous study – CBS News

Hydroxychloroquine fails to prevent COVID-19 in rigorous study – CBS News

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A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it in people in close contact with someone with the disease.Results published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at preventing illness from the coronavirus. The drug did not seem to cause serious harm, though — about 40% on it had side effects, mostly mild stomach problems."We were disappointed. We would have liked for this to work," said the study leader, Dr. David Boulware, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Minnesota. "But our objective was to answer the question and to conduct a high-quality study," because the evidence on the drug so far has been i
Why Didn't Novavax Make Trump's Top 5 COVID-19 Vaccine List? – Motley Fool

Why Didn't Novavax Make Trump's Top 5 COVID-19 Vaccine List? – Motley Fool

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No company has developed a COVID-19 vaccine that's been proven to be safe and effective yet. But several appear to be getting a big boost for their efforts from Uncle Sam. The New York Times reported on Wednesday that the Trump administration has selected five finalists among the companies developing COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Each of these drugmakers will receive federal money plus assistance in their clinical studies and manufacturing efforts. There's a reasonable case to be made for the U.S. government to help the companies with the most promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates. But I think the reported list raised a big question: Why wasn't Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) in the top five? Image source: WhiteHouse.gov. White House favorites Which drugmakers did make the Trump administration's l...
5 Promising Covid-19 Vaccines Now Selected For Trump’s Operation Warp Speed – Yahoo News

5 Promising Covid-19 Vaccines Now Selected For Trump’s Operation Warp Speed – Yahoo News

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Five companies have now been picked by the Trump administration as the most likely candidates to produce a coronavirus vaccine, The New York Times reports.This comes as part of Operation Warp Speed (OWS), the administration’s national program to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.Among its other objectives, Operation Warp Speed aims to have substantial quantities of a safe and effective vaccine available for Americans by January 2021.The five companies selected are as follows:<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm" type="text" content="Moderna’s (MRNA) mRNA1273 which is currently undergoing Phase 2 trials;" data-reactid="16">Moderna’s (MRNA) mRNA1273 whi
'Covid-19 vaccine not possible soon'.. – Greatandhra.com

'Covid-19 vaccine not possible soon'.. – Greatandhra.com

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It is not possible to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 soon, as the RNA virus changes very quickly and this makes it difficult to create a good vaccine, says Claudio Colosio Unimi Professor, Department of Health Sciences University of Milan, Italy. Claudio as the Director, Occupational Health Unit of the Hospitals Saints Paolo and Carlo of Milano, has been extensively handling the Covid-19 pandemic. When queried about a vaccine still not appearing on the horizon, Claudio said there is no vaccine for HIV infection yet (and people still survive). And is there a possibility to develop a vaccine for Covid-19, and how soon is it possible? Claudio replied "Not very soon. RNA viruses change very quickly and this makes it dif...
Adele weight loss: Seven stone weight loss down to these low calorie meals source claims – Express

Adele weight loss: Seven stone weight loss down to these low calorie meals source claims – Express

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Adele has been using a specific diet to help with her weight loss, a "well-placed source" told The Sun. The service delivers food to the door.The source told The Sun: "Adele was keen to lose weight and decided to use a meal delivery service after being recommended them by Katy Perry, who was a big fan before she fell pregnant.“Adele made it clear she doesn’t want to feel deprived and loves wholesome, good food, so she chose the balanced calorie-controlled menu which delivers three meals a day and doesn’t cut out any food groups but sticks to around 1,700 calories.“Adele’s never been a huge fan of cooking and this plan is the perfect way to maintain her hard work in the gym.”"I do not advocate short cuts or quick fixes but am in the business for long-lasting results."Same with nutrition. I
Health benefits and side effects of pineapples you must know: Here’s how much you should eat per day – Times Now

Health benefits and side effects of pineapples you must know: Here’s how much you should eat per day – Times Now

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Health benefits and side effects of eating too much pineapples: Here’s how much you should eat per day&  | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspiStock Images Key Highlights Pineapples are one of the best fruits to quench your thirst and beat the scorching summer heat They are high in vitamins, minerals and several antioxidants that may improve your health in a number of ways Know the benefits and health risks associated with this delicious tropical fruit that's low in calori
Hydroxychloroquine fails to prevent coronavirus symptoms, researchers say – Fox News

Hydroxychloroquine fails to prevent coronavirus symptoms, researchers say – Fox News

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CoronavirusNOW: Live updates on the COVID-19 pandemicSpecial coverage of the COVID-19 public health crisis, including breaking news from around the country, exclusive interviews with health officials and live content from a variety of public health resources and press conferences. Produced by FOX Television Stations, this stream includes content from local FOX affiliates, FOX News, FOX Business and FOX Sports.Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine it is not effective in preventing patients from contracting the coronavirus, a new study suggests. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe, government and health agencies rushed to find a means of stemming the infection using existing drug trea...
Report: Trump Administration Picks 5 Coronavirus Vaccine Candidates to Support – Motley Fool

Report: Trump Administration Picks 5 Coronavirus Vaccine Candidates to Support – Motley Fool

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The Trump administration has picked five COVID-19 vaccine candidates that it views as the most likely to be successful, according to an article published Wednesday by The New York Times. The newspaper stated that four of the companies whose candidates made the list are U.S.-based: Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Merck (NYSE:MRK), and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE). The other is U.K.-headquartered AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN), which is partnering with the University of Oxford. Pfizer is also partnering with Germany-based BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX). More than 100 organizations and companies are currently working on vaccines to prevent COVID-19. Moving at "warp speed" The selection of these finalists is part of the administration's Operation Warp Speed, an initiative to rapidly develo...