COVID-19

Vaccines Reduce Risk of ‘Long COVID’ Symptoms, Study Finds

British researchers say people who contract COVID-19 after they are fully vaccinated are less likely than unvaccinated people to suffer lingering symptoms from the disease.   In a study published Wednesday in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, scientists at King’s College London surveyed more than one million fully vaccinated volunteers who …

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Anti-COVID Vaccine Protests Fail to Materialize in Italy

Anti-COVID Vaccine Protests Fail to Materialize in Italy

Plans by anti-COVID vaccine activists to shut down rail travel in Italy fell apart Wednesday as police outnumbered protesters at railway stations across the country.  The Italian government has gone ahead with its plan to require Green Passes for long-distance travel, and the pass became mandatory Wednesday. Italian authorities have …

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Vaccine Skeptics Change Their Minds in North Carolina

Vaccine Skeptics Change Their Minds in North Carolina

Wilbur, a 39-year-old cook at a restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina, resisted getting vaccinated against the coronavirus for months because of suspicions about potentially adverse side effects.  “I was scared at first because people are saying all kinds of things about the vaccine, and you react to that,” Wilbur, who …

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Japan Begins Recall of Tainted Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

After suspending the use of 1.63 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine over contamination concerns last week, Japan is now recalling those doses, Moderna Inc. and its Japanese partner, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. said Wednesday. Last week, some vials of the vaccine were found to be contaminated with stainless …

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WHO Chief, Germany’s Merkel Open Global Pandemic Hub in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Wednesday officially opened the international Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin — a center designed to pool the world’s resources to fight future global health emergencies.   The hub, originally announced in May, will be a …

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