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Some people are seeking out a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine after getting J&J shot
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Some people are seeking out a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine after getting J&J shot

Jason Gallagher, an infectious disease pharmacist in Philadelphia had gotten the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine through a clinical trial in November, but this summer he didn’t like the direction Covid-19 cases were taking due to variants. “Come June, I started to get nervous about this Delta variant spreading and had some travel plans,” said…MORE

Drinking a little each week protects your heart if you have a cardiovascular condition, study finds
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Drinking a little each week protects your heart if you have a cardiovascular condition, study finds

If you are living with heart disease, having a small amount of alcohol each day is linked to a lower risk of having another heart attack, stroke, angina (heart pain because of constricted arteries) or an early death, according to a new large study. “This is not the general population — the study applies to…MORE

Moderna to expand size of Covid-19 vaccine trial for younger children, expects to seek EUA in late 2021 or early 2022
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Moderna to expand size of Covid-19 vaccine trial for younger children, expects to seek EUA in late 2021 or early 2022

Moderna will expand the size of its Covid-19 vaccine trial in younger children, the company said Monday, and will not seek emergency use authorization for the vaccine in that age group until later this year or early next year. “We are actively discussing a proposal with the FDA. The objective is to enroll a larger…MORE

She can’t hug her nephews because millions of Americans refuse to get the Covid-19 vaccine
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She can’t hug her nephews because millions of Americans refuse to get the Covid-19 vaccine

All Kimberly Cooley wants to do is hug her 6-year-old nephews — and she can’t because tens of millions of Americans are choosing not to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Cooley received two doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in February, but blood tests show the shots didn’t give her antibodies against the virus. That’s because, like…MORE

Major medical groups call for employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for health care workers
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Major medical groups call for employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for health care workers

As the number of Covid-19 cases surges in the United States, more than 50 health care groups — including the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association — issued a joint statement calling for all health care and long-term care employers to mandate…MORE

Debate emerges around Covid-19 testing strategies in schools as districts plan to reopen
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Debate emerges around Covid-19 testing strategies in schools as districts plan to reopen

As communities across the country prepare for a return to school, many are still deciding how much time and how many resources to devote to routine Covid-19 testing of students and staff — and what that might look like. “Lots of places have operationalized screening testing differently,” Dr. Westyn Branch-Elliman, an infectious diseases specialist and…MORE

If you are not vaccinated against Covid-19, you shouldn’t go into a bar or restaurant, expert says
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If you are not vaccinated against Covid-19, you shouldn’t go into a bar or restaurant, expert says

Less than half of the US population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19 — and with cases on the rise, experts are urging a return to precautions reminiscent of the earlier days of the pandemic. “What I would say bluntly is: If you are not vaccinated right now in the United States, you should not go…MORE

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