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Brazilian COVID mutation more likely to evade immunity

The city of Manaus was hit so overwhelmingly by the Brazilian COVID mutation, it was believed that 75% of the population had COVID - what new truths are scientists learning about this powerful variant? 
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UK Government purchases 60 million Pfizer booster vaccines

The UK Government has purchased a further 60 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to help support the booster vaccination programme.
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What are the side effects of the Pfizer vaccine?

Here, we assess some of the most common side effects of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
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Single COVID-19 vaccine dose reduces household transmission by 49%

New Public Health England (PHE) study finds that one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine reduces household transmission by up to 49%.
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How patients can overcome needle phobia and get the COVID vaccine

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explores what can be done to help patients who refuse the COVID-19 vaccination due to needle phobia.
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What are the side effects of the Moderna vaccine?

Here we list some of the most common and uncommon side effects of the Moderna vaccine and discuss the latest trials on pediatric participants.
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One in four people get Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine side effects

New data from the UK's vaccination programme suggests that one in four people get Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine side effects - with most peaking in the first 24 hours, then gone in two days.
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How is COVID impacting racial minorities with opioid use disorder?

Researchers worked with racial minorities with opioid use disorder to document how this doubly-vulnerable group were impacted by COVID.
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Teachers create new ways to explain science via Zoom

The COVID pandemic compelled students to migrate to screens, leaving teachers to get creative to protect their educational progress - which now means teaching science via Zoom.

Combination of remdesivir and hep C drugs effective against COVID-19

A combination of remdesivir and drugs for hepatitis C virus (HCV) have presented strong effectiveness against COVID-19 in a new study.
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EU begins lawsuit against AstraZeneca over vaccine deliveries

Yesterday (26 April), the EU sued AstraZeneca over a perceived failure to deliver COVID vaccines.
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2% of asymptomatic pediatric dental patients test positive for COVID-19

A new study by a University of Illinois Chicago pediatric dentist has found that 2% of asymptomatic pediatric dental patients test positive for COVID-19.
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COVID oxygen use increases risk of hospital fires

In India and Iraq, patients recently died in hospital fires caused by oxygen explosions - an increased amount of oxygen is needed to treat COVID-19.

Newborns of socially vulnerable mothers at higher risk of COVID-19 infection

Physician-researchers reveal that newborns of expectant mothers with COVID-19 can suffer indirect adverse health risks, particularly those of socially vulnerable mothers.
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Vitamin D does not help hospitalised COVID-19 patients

A new Brazilian study found that a high dose of vitamin D did not improve the condition of hospitalised COVID-19 patients.
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South Africa will use Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

After stopping rollout in response to blood clot investigations, South Africa are now preparing to start using Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines.
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Is the Indian ‘double mutation’ as dangerous as the UK mutation?

India broke records on Thursday (23 April) as more than 310,000 new COVID cases were documented in one day - is the Indian 'double mutation', B1617, as infectious as the UK mutation? 
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European Commission prepares lawsuit against AstraZeneca

According to Politico, the European Commission is getting ready to file a lawsuit against AstraZeneca over COVID vaccine deliveries.
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Cybersecurity threats to the COVID-19 vaccine

Raymond Pompon, Director of F5 Labs, looks at the cybersecurity threats to the COVID-19 vaccine amid the rise in cyber attacks since the onset of the pandemic.
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Scientists say evictions will create 49,000 more COVID cases per city

The researchers found that COVID cases per city could increase by 49,000 to 53,000, if evictions are allowed to continue for atleast 1% of households.

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