Researchers may have created a universal coronavirus vaccine

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iSince the 1960s, scientists have known coronaviruses live among us, attacking in waves year after year. Coronavirus is just one of the many viruses that cause the common cold and accounts for up to 26% of all upper respiratory tract infections in adults. However, these infections rarely cause death, and for decades, a coronavirus vaccine wasn’t […]

This antibody may protect against COVID-19 and all its variants

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The antibody in question was easily induced in rhesus macaque monkeys and provided broad protection against not just COVID-19 and variants but other SARS viruses. The antibody in question was easily induced in rhesus macaque monkeys and provided broad protection against not just COVID-19 and variants but other SARS viruses. How can we prevent future […]

There’s a new COVID variant on the CDC’s radar: Here’s what we know

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The BA.4.6 subvariant of COVID-19 is the newest “variant of concern.” It is present in at least four states that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is tracking. Here’s what you need to know. What is BA.4.6.? BA.4.6. is a spinoff of the BA.4 subvariant of the coronavirus’ omicron variant. It had been “circulating for […]

4th COVID-19 vaccine effectively protects elderly against Omicron -study

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The fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine is effective in protecting the elderly against the Omicron variant and lowers their risk of death by 72% compared to those who received only three doses, according to a new study conducted by Tel Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in collaboration with the Health Ministry. […]

Another 6,529 COVID Cases Reported in LA County

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Another 6,529 COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County in the lastest data, along with nine more deaths. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals increased by 32 people to 779, according to the latest state figures. Of those patients, 77 were being treated in intensive care, up from 68 […]

Experts predict an omicron wave this summer. Here are the symptoms to look out for

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people wear masks indoors and in public spaces if the COVID-19 community levels are high as two new omicron variants gain momentum and are on the path to becoming the dominant strains. Driving the news: The health agency’s data shows that these COVID-19 subvariants, BA.4 and […]

Drug companies sidestepping the WHO’s technology transfer hub in Africa

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Pharmaceutical company Moderna announced on 7 March 2022 that it would develop a site in Kenya to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines. The company holds much of the key intellectual property relating to the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. Due to their higher efficacy, mRNA vaccines are the preferred option in developed countries. They account for 92% of […]