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India to begin ‘mix and match’ COVID booster vaccines this week

India to begin ‘mix and match’ COVID booster vaccines this weekIndia said on Wednesday that Biological E’s COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax can be administered as a booster dose in people who have taken the country’s other two main shots, Covaxin and AstraZeneca’s Covishield, from Friday. Corbevax will be available to over 18s as precautionary booster six months after a second dose, the health ministry said in an Aug. 8 letter to state authorities and shared with reporters on Wednesday. INDIA DAILY CORONAVIRUS DEATHS HIT GLOBAL RECORD HIGH Covishield is produced for the Indian market by the Serum Institute of India under license from AstraZeneca, while Bharat Biotech makes Covaxin. India has so far administered more than 2 billion COVID vaccine shots, including 113 million boosters, all of which have so far been of the same vaccine as the recipient’s first two doses. The government says about 89% of Indians above the…


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U.S. CDC no longer recommends students quarantine for COVID-19 exposure

U.S. CDC no longer recommends students quarantine for COVID-19 exposureThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday that it will no longer recommend schools or daycares quarantine students or run test-to-stay programs if students are exposed to COVID-19. The agency also said it is no longer recommending unvaccinated people quarantine after exposure, saying around 95% of the U.S. population has either been vaccinated or had COVID-19 already, or both. FAUCI BLASTED FOR JOKE THAT HE CREATED COVID-19 IN HIS KITCHEN: ‘TONE DEAF’ “Prior infection and vaccination confer some protection against severe illness, and so it really makes the most sense to not differentiate with our guidance or our recommendations based on vaccination status at this time,” CDC scientist Dr. Greta Massetti said in a media briefing. SMALLER CHINESE CITIES BEGIN IMPLEMENTING COVID MEASURES AS CASES CONTINUE TO RISE The CDC’s school guidance also removed recommendations to keep…


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BioNTech, Pfizer could deliver Omicron-adapted COVID-19 vaccines in October

BioNTech, Pfizer could deliver Omicron-adapted COVID-19 vaccines in OctoberBioNTech and Pfizer announced trials this month for their adapted COVID-19 vaccines, to fight faster-spreading Omicron subvariants BA.1 and BA.4/5, which could be ready for fall boosters as early as October. ….. Read More.UPI News – Health News | Health & WellnessMon, August 8, 20221 week ago


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Smaller Chinese cities begin implementing COVID measures as cases continue to rise

Smaller Chinese cities begin implementing COVID measures as cases continue to riseSeveral COVID-hit Chinese cities from the country’s east to west imposed fresh restrictions and lockdowns on their populations on Thursday to contain flare-ups that are again threatening to disrupt local economies. Reducing people’s unnecessary movement for a few days – a softer type of lockdown – as soon as dozens of new cases emerge is a key practice of China’s “dynamic COVID-zero” strategy. The aim is to avoid turning efforts to halt an outbreak into the extended nightmares seen in Shanghai and Wuhan. The uncertainty over how long such smaller lockdowns may last – bec7866ause Omicron’s high transmissibility makes it harder to clear infections – has hurt business confidence and made people less willing to travel. CHINA’S COVID LOCKDOWNS ARE A SYMPTOM OF DEEPER PROBLEMS The eastern export and manufacturing hub Yiwu said on Thursday it would enter three…


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Study: Smell, taste loss from COVID-19 can take up to two years to return

Study: Smell, taste loss from COVID-19 can take up to two years to returnIt took as long as two years, but nearly 9 out of 10 people who reported a lost sense of smell or taste from mild cases of COVID-19, pre-Omicron, completely recovered, a new study says. ….. Read More.UPI News – Health News | Health & WellnessThu, August 4, 20222 weeks ago


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UK to offer all adults COVID booster beginning in September

UK to offer all adults COVID booster beginning in SeptemberAll adults in the United Kingdom will be offered a COVID-19 booster starting from September, health officials said, hours after the country became the first in the world to approve an Omicron-adapted shot. The preference is to deploy what is known as a bivalent vaccine that targets both the original virus and the Omicron variant through the autumn campaign, but that will depend on the UK health regulator (MHRA) approving such shots and the state of vaccine supplies. Previously, the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) had advised boosters should be given to over 50s, individuals in clinical risk groups, frontline workers and care-home staff ahead of the winter, when respiratory viruses are typically at their peak. UK REACHES RECORD COVID LEVELS; NEARLY 5 MILLION INFECTED Around 26 million people in Britain are estimated to be eligible for an…


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