Nearly 13 per cent of the participants developed a serious neurological condition – like a stroke, seizure or encephalopathy, an umbrella term for disease that alters the brain’s function or structure – at admission or during their hospitalisation. In a major analysis, officials from the World Health Organization calculated the number of pandemic-related deaths that occurred globally between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2022. “These results underline the benefits of the most vulnerable people receiving current spring boosters and gives confidence for any prospective autumn booster programme in the UK,” lead author Saul Faust said in a statement. However, the study also found that some participants maintained higher levels of immunity after a third dose and only received a limited boost from a fourth jab, suggesting there could be a ceiling to the immune response. Pregnant people who are vaccinated against covid-19 are 15 per cent less likely to have a stillbirth than their unvaccinated counterparts, according to a meta-analysis of 23 studies covering more than 117,000 vaccinated pregnant people.
“It’s part of the long-term damage that happens when you have politicians relentlessly trying to denigrate it and turn it into a political football,” he says. Nuzzo and Hanage both say they expect the gap in deaths by political affiliation to shrink with time. As more Americans survive COVID infections, their chances of death from subsequent bouts with COVID will decrease. But Nuzzo says, new people are being born every day, and others are aging into different risk categories. Vaccination will likely remain an important tool for controlling COVID into the future. “The fact that we haven’t gotten to the bottom of this hesitation,” she warns, “is setting us up for bigger problems.”
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The FDA discussed the agency’s actions to expand the use of a single booster dose for COVID-19 vaccines in eligible populations. In addition, the FDA authorized the 11th over-the-counter COVID-19 test and is investigating certain imported medical gloves that appear to have been reprocessed, cleaned or recycled and sold as new. COVID-19 monoclonal antibodies can help prevent severe illness for some people who get infected with COVID-19. The FDA has authorized these neutralizing antibody treatments for emergency use. The treatments are available to people who have tested positive for COVID-19, have mild to moderate symptoms, and who are at high risk of developing severe illness.
FDA Commissioner Dr. Steven Hahn spoke about the COVID-19 vaccine development process and other medical countermeasures for COVID-19. Dr. Stephen Hahn explains the FDA’s role in ensuring safety, effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. FDA leaders participate in a virtual meeting with racial and ethnic minority community members about FDA’s COVID-19 vaccine work. In this 30-minute video discussion, FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn and Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Director Dr. Peter Marks talk with WebMD about what we know, what we don’t know, and what we might learn in the future about COVID-19 vaccines.
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This article described how the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory committee weighed the risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5-11, ultimately recommending emergency use authorization of the vaccines. Eric Rubin, editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, adjunct professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard Chan School, and a member of the advisory committee, was quoted. A laboratory study published Dec. 16, 2021, suggests that breakthrough infections following vaccination generate “super immunity” to COVID-19. And another laboratory study showstelltale signals of immunityagainst new variants in the blood of people 11 months after infection.
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years into the outbreak. Criminal defendants in Oregon who have gone without public defenders for weeks have filed a lawsuit against the state claiming a violation of their constitutional rights. U.S. authorities stopped migrants more than 234,000 times in April, one of the highest marks in decades as the Biden administration prepares to lift pandemic-era restrictions on claiming asylum.