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Massive study confirms vaccination reduces risk of long COVID

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

'In terms of the burden of long COVID, it's good news that our research has found that having a double vaccination significantly reduces the risk of both catching the virus and if you do, developing long-standing symptoms,'

Moderna says vaccine efficacy still strong after 6 months, but booster likely to be needed

Posted in Medicine on 6th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

The company does note that a possible reduction in efficacy in the face of the new Delta variant indicates a likely need for third dose boosters later in 2021.

WHO wants COVID-19 vaccine boosters redirected to countries in need

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

The goal, says the WHO, is to have 10 percent of every country vaccinated within two months.

Once-promising mRNA COVID-19 vaccine disappoints with final trial data

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

And despite CureVac’s mRNA stumble we are quickly learning how to optimize these vaccines with newer, safer, and more effective iterations in development.

COVID-19 infections are rare and mild after vaccination

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

This means full vaccination was 91 percent effective at preventing any kind of SARS-CoV-2 infection, symptomatic or asymptomatic.