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New Pfizer Covid-19 pill seeking emergency use authorization from FDA

Pfizer have announced that it is seeking emergency use authorization for its new Covid-19 oral antiviral candidate PAXLOVID™

30% of healthcare personnel in US are unvaccinated against COVID-19

An analysis conducted by US researchers shows 30% of healthcare personnel in more than 2,000 U.S hospitals remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.
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COVID vaccine: Parental hesitancy for kids with cancer

A survey shows parents of kids with cancer have similar hesitancy rates as the wider population to vaccinate their children against COVID-19.
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Scientists develop new potential vaccine for Alzheimer’s

A new potential treatment and vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease has been developed by a team of UK and German scientists, using a different approach with amyloid beta protein.
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Study connects housing insecurity to vaccine hesitancy in Black communities

Research by Augusta University, published in Vaccines, found that housing insecurity is connected to vaccine hesitancy in Black communities - especially when it comes to the younger population.
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Scientists identify highest level of UK COVID infections since 2020

According to the latest data, UK COVID infections are at their highest since May, 2020 - with levels especially high in school-aged children.
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UK introduce mandatory COVID vaccination for NHS staff

From April 2022, there will be a mandatory COVID vaccination requirement for NHS staff - currently over 100,000 staff are unvaccinated.

Pfizer COVID-19 pill 89% effective against death

Pfizer has announced that its antiviral pill, PAXLOVID, is 89% effective in reducing COVID-19 hospitalisation and death.
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HPV immunisation programme reduces cervical cancer by 90%

Breakthrough in cancer research as the human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation programme substantially reduces cervical cancer by nearly 90% across the UK.
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WHO approves Bharat Biotech Covaxin for emergency use

Today (3 November) the World Health Organisation has approved the COVID vaccine, Bharat Biotech Covaxin, for Emergency Use Authorisation.
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Scientists say fully vaccinated people can transmit Delta variant

A UK study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, found that fully vaccinated people can still catch and transmit the Delta variant of COVID.
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New “clickable” COVID vaccine patch in early stages of testing

The University of Texas is creating a COVID vaccine patch, which can protect against the virus - without the use of a needle.
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Scientists say Pfizer third dose decreases COVID death risk by 81%

According to a real-world study involving over 700,000 people, a Pfizer third dose can decrease COVID death risk by as much as 81%.
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Are you eligible for the COVID-19 booster jab?

Find out everything you need to know about the UK Government's COVID-19 vaccination programme as the NHS begins to rollout booster jabs.
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Document leak finds “Plan B” could cost UK economy £18 billion

According to leaked documents, the UK Government is reluctant to use "Plan B" because COVID restrictions may cost the economy up to £18 billion.
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Third of leukaemia patients show no COVID-19 antibody response

According to a new study, a third of leukaemia patients fail to generate an antibody response following two COVID-19 vaccine doses.
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UK creates deal for 480,000 doses of Merck COVID pill

The Merck COVID pill, molnupiravir, cuts risk of death by 50% - now, the UK have secured 480,000 doses for late 2021.
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Risk of pregnancy loss not associated with COVID-19 vaccines

According to a new study, there is no risk of pregnancy loss associated with COVID-19 vaccinations.
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Scientists find vaccinated teens 90% less likely to catch COVID

The real-world study finds that fully vaccinated teenagers are 90% less likely to catch COVID, according to an analysis of over 90,000 people.
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MPs say UK Test and Trace system “ultimately failed” to stop deaths

The 150-page Health and Social Committee report says the UK Government "ultimately failed" to establish a working Test and Trace system - which led to thousands of COVID deaths.

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