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Escaping Catch-22 — Overcoming Covid Vaccine Hesitancy

2021-04-08T05:00:00+00:00

On September 8, 2020, AstraZeneca announced that it was pausing its late-phase SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trial because of a serious adverse event in a U.K. participant. The next day, my hairdresser, Ms. J. asked me what I thought about the news. I said the halting of the trial to investigate the adverse…...

Escaping Catch-22 — Overcoming Covid Vaccine Hesitancy2021-04-08T05:00:00+00:00

‘Plausible’ link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, WHO committee says

2021-04-07T20:02:54+00:00

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine could possibly cause rare blood clots in some people but further studies are required to confirm the link, experts with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.  ...

‘Plausible’ link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, WHO committee says2021-04-07T20:02:54+00:00

COVID-19: WHO chief outlines five ‘vital changes’ to address inequities

2021-04-07T12:43:44+00:00

Investing in equitable production and access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments, is among five “vital changes” the world needs to make this year to address the inequalities the pandemic has exacerbated, the UN’s top health official said, marking World Health Day on Wednesday.  ...

COVID-19: WHO chief outlines five ‘vital changes’ to address inequities2021-04-07T12:43:44+00:00

Dispelling misinformation, countering vaccine hesitancy vital to beat COVID-19, countries affirm

2021-04-07T12:16:29+00:00

Addressing misinformation and countering vaccine hesitancy features prominently in a political declaration launched at the United Nations General Assembly, as countries pledged to “work together as one” to defeat the pandemic, and help people and the planet to recover better.  ...

Dispelling misinformation, countering vaccine hesitancy vital to beat COVID-19, countries affirm2021-04-07T12:16:29+00:00

Cross-Reactive Neutralizing Antibody Responses Elicited by SARS-CoV-2 501Y.V2 (B.1.351)

2021-04-07T05:00:00+00:00

To the Editor: The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) 501Y.V2 lineage (also known as B.1.351), first identified in South Africa in October 2020, has mutations that confer increased resistance to plasma from convalescent patients and vaccine recipients, as well as to some… ...

Cross-Reactive Neutralizing Antibody Responses Elicited by SARS-CoV-2 501Y.V2 (B.1.351)2021-04-07T05:00:00+00:00

Health Care Worker Strikes and the Covid Pandemic

2021-04-07T05:00:00+00:00

Despite having been warned for decades, many countries were unprepared for the Covid-19 pandemic. Though some have managed to contain the virus, in most countries, the pandemic response has been poor at best; in some countries, it’s been disastrous. As of mid-March 2021, nearly 2.7 million deaths… ...

Health Care Worker Strikes and the Covid Pandemic2021-04-07T05:00:00+00:00

Preparing for the Future — Nanobodies for Covid-19?

2021-04-07T05:00:00+00:00

Many had hoped that monoclonal antibody drugs would provide an important stopgap to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic by limiting severe disease and thus the number of hospitalizations until safe and effective vaccines could be approved. Despite the emergency use authorization issued… ...

Preparing for the Future — Nanobodies for Covid-19?2021-04-07T05:00:00+00:00

Neutralizing Response against Variants after SARS-CoV-2 Infection and One Dose of BNT162b2

2021-04-07T05:00:00+00:00

To the Editor: The BNT162b2 vaccine was shown to have 95% efficacy against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). To date, the two-dose vaccine protocol has not been approved in Israel for persons previously infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2); however,… ...

Neutralizing Response against Variants after SARS-CoV-2 Infection and One Dose of BNT162b22021-04-07T05:00:00+00:00

Neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 Variants B.1.429 and B.1.351

2021-04-07T05:00:00+00:00

To the Editor: The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant B.1.429 (also called CAL.20C or 542R.V1), first identified in California, is spreading rapidly in the United States and has been found in at least 25 other countries (see updates at… ...

Neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 Variants B.1.429 and B.1.3512021-04-07T05:00:00+00:00

Microbial Nourishment for Undernutrition

2021-04-07T05:00:00+00:00

Hippocrates wrote "let food be thy medicine." Although access to nourishing food seems to be an obvious solution to the global health crisis of childhood undernutrition, the solution is not simple from a social or metabolic perspective, or even from the perspective of a microbiologist. To… ...

Microbial Nourishment for Undernutrition2021-04-07T05:00:00+00:00