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coronavirus, COVID-19 vaccine, Pandemic, Public Health, Science

A fully vaccinated mom caught COVID-19 after her kids went to summer camp:’Our kids are Trojan-horsing us’

A fully vaccinated mom tested positive for COVID-19 after a counselor at her daughter's summer camp went home sick with the coronavirus. The mother developed cold-like symptoms, but never had a fever or shortness of breath. "My symptoms seemed exactly like a cold," she said. "Our kids are Trojan-horsing us. They are the way in." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine works very well against the Delta variant — but only after 2 doses

A UK study suggests two-dose Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines work well against Delta infections. After one shot, the vaccines were only 30% to 36% effective against symptomatic Delta infections. But with two shots, Pfizer's and AstraZeneca's vaccines were 88% and 67% effective, respectively. LoadingSomething is loading. A study of more than 19,...
coronavirus, COVID-19 Contact Tracing, COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 vaccine, delta variant, Public Health, Science

What to do if you’re exposed to COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated, according to experts

If you're vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19, most of the experts Insider spoke to said you don't need to worry unless you have symptoms. You should get tested if you're symptomatic, but some experts say to get tested after any exposure. If you're sick, stay away from others — even if it's not COVID. LoadingSomething is loading. So your roommat...
COVID-19 vaccine, Fox News Channel, Politics, Public Health, Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson compares COVID-19 vaccine question to being asked if he has HIV or what his favorite sexual position is

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has repeatedly refused to reveal whether he's received a COVID-19 vaccine and has argued questions about his vaccination status are as personal and "vulgar" as questions about his sex life. When a Time Magazine reporter recently asked Carlson whether he'd been vaccinated, he replied, "Because I'm a polite person, I'm not going to ask you any supervulgar personal questions like that."He went on, "That's like saying,'Do you have HIV?' ... How about'None of your business'?"When a New York Times reporter asked Carlson in May whether he'd been vaccinated, he texted back, "When was the last time you had sex with your wife and in what position? We can trade intimate details." ...
Alzheimer's, alzheimer's drugs, BI Commentary, FDA, Healthcare, Mental Health, Opinión, permalancer, Politics, Public Health, Science, SSRI

The FDA is broken. It’s controversial approval of an ineffective new Alzheimer’s drug proves the agency puts profit over public health.

The agency's approval of a new Alzheimer's drug rightly caused an uproar. But the problems extend far beyond the drug, and far beyond the FDA: Drug science has been corrupted by the pharmaceutical industry. We must get money out of science to have safe and effective drugs. PE Moskowitz is an author and runs Mental Hellth, a newsletter about capitalism and psychology. This is an opinion article. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronavirus, COVID-19 vaccine, myocarditis, Public Health, Science

CDC acknowledges a likely link between COVID-19 vaccines and heart inflammation for young men, but says it’s’extremely rare’ and the Delta variant is a bigger threat

Myocarditis, a heart inflammation, has affected 0.004% of men aged 12-29 after their second shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC advisors met Wednesday and acknowledged a likely link between COVID-19 vaccination and myocarditis in young men. But myocarditis risk from COVID-19 is much higher, especially with the Delta variant in play. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
coronavirus, COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna, National Institutes of Health, Public Health, Science, Vaccine trials

A man who boosted his Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine with a shot from Moderna said his side effects were a’little more severe’ the third time round

Scientists in the US are starting a booster shot trial, giving fully vaccinated people another jab. Participants are given a booster shot of the Moderna vaccine — whether they previously got 2 shots of an mRNA vaccine (from Pfizer or Moderna) or 1 adenovirus (J&J) shot. One participant told Insider his booster dose of Moderna gave him similar side effects to his second Pfizer shot, but the third was "a little bit more severe." See more stories on Insider's business page. Virus expert Joseph Hyser has been fully vaccinated since the end of January, and he's not really worried that his COVID-19 protection from the Pfizer vaccine has...