Vaccine

Health Canada approves first bivalent COVID-19 vaccine targeting Omicron variant

A person removes the Moderna vaccine during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Kingston, Ont., in January.Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press Health Canada has approved an updated version of Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine that specifically targets the Omicron variant, making it the first “bivalent” COVID-19 vaccine licensed for use in this country. The Federal Department has authorized …

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Capitalism’s same criminal ‘profit before life’ response to COVID-19 and monkeypox is enabling polio resurgence

Following the initial discovery in July of an infected individual in Rockland County, evidence that polio continues to spread in New York State has now come to light. In addition to the virus’s previous detection via sewage testing in New York and two suburban counties – Orange and Rockland – it has now been found …

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Key factor in the spread of monkeypox: occasional sexual partners

New modeling data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that reducing the number of one-time sexual partners between men may be a key factor in slowing the spread of monkeypox. Ian Spicknall, PhD, with the CDC Monkeypox Emergency Response Team, led the modeling study published Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality …

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Local health agencies collaborate on monkeypox precautions

PLATTSBURGH — Although no cases of monkeypox have been reported in Clinton County, local health agencies and officials are working together to prepare for any potential outbreaks in the future. The Clinton County Health Department (CCHD), University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH), SUNY Plattsburgh, and Hudson Headwaters Health Network (HHHN) …

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Study: Monkeypox 2022: Gearing Up for Another Potential Public Health Crisis. Image Credit: Dotted Yeti / Shutterstock.com

A Practical Guide to the Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Monkeypox

Countries around the world continue to struggle to contain coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), despite the development of effective mitigation strategies to reduce the spread of its causative agent, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2). Recently, thousands of monkeypox cases have been recorded in non-endemic countries. Investigations are underway to determine the source of …

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Fauci, in the face of the American response to COVID, resigns from his government posts

The immunologist has been an adviser to seven presidents Fauci has been reviled by Trump and Republican lawmakers He faced death threats due to pandemic policies Aug 22 (Reuters) – Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease official who has become the face of the US response to the COVID-19 pandemic under Presidents Donald …

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Study: Double-dose mRNA vaccination to SARS-CoV-2 progressively increases recognition of variants-of-concern by Spike RBD-specific memory B cells. Image Credit: CKA/Shutterstock

Double COVID-19 mRNA vaccination shown to increase SARS-CoV-2 variant recognition

In a recent study published on bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers assessed the impact of BNT162b2 messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) double vaccination in the recognition of variants of concern (VoC) of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) . Study: Double-dose mRNA vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 incrementally increases recognition of variants of concern by Spike RBD-specific memory …

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NYC polio update: Hundreds could be infected, sewage findings in 2 counties show

Wastewater samples suggest that poliovirus, an RNA virus from the Picornaviridae family that causes … [+] poliomyelitis disease, may spread in New York State. (Photo: Getty) Getty Such a waste. On Thursday, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) announced that it found poliovirus in sewage samples from two counties, Orange County and Rockland …

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