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5 Facts About the AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine

Cheap and easy to store, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has helped us boost the global fight against coronavirus. However, there have been speculations regarding blood clots and production delays. Here are some facts to clarify the speculations and letting people know the vaccine better: Being Practical The cost per dose for this vaccine is around $3.40 […]

Pregnant Women Show Massive Immune Response to COVID Vaccines

In one of the largest studies of its kind to date, researchers have found that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines have been highly efficient in the production of antibodies against the virus in pregnant and lactating women. To their astonishment, researchers have also found that the vaccines were able to provide protective immunity to newborns through […]

Providers Protest Against Medicare Spending Cuts in COVID Relief Package

The American Rescue Plan triggers automatic cuts as a part of the deficit control measure. It will result in about $36B in Medicare spending cuts in the fiscal year 2022. The latest $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package issued consists of multiple provisions advantageous to healthcare providers. However, it will also leave them to face significant […]

After Coronavirus, the Next Target is Cancer

Ozlem Tureci, who co-founded BioNTech with her husband, won the race to deliver the first widely used vaccine against coronavirus. She has assured people that the vaccine is safe and the technology used behind it will soon be used to fight another global plague – cancer. The Journey from Cancer to COVID-19… Last year, she […]

WHO Team Clears China Lab of Accusation of Leaking Coronavirus

A team of international and Chinese scientists looking for the origins of COVID-19 said on Tuesday that the coronavirus most likely first appeared in humans after jumping from an animal. They also dismissed the unlikely alternate theory that the virus was leaked from a Chinese lab. Earlier this year, a team of experts from the […]

COVID-19 – Turning Rivals into Partners

It took an unprecedented pandemic like COVID-19 to turn pharmaceutical companies into partners, who were, otherwise, nothing less than fierce rivals. Together, they have come up with vaccine production in billions during the time of global need. The latest tie-up involves US giant Merck. They have agreed to help produce the one-shot vaccine developed by […]

82% – The Vivid Decline in COVID-19 Cases & Deaths

New COVID-19 cases in the U.S. nursing homes have reached a record low since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)started keeping track of the numbers in May 2020. The decline strongly suggests that the vaccines are working and that it might be possible to loosen some restrictions in the nursing homes. The Decline […]

BioNTech/Pfizer Claim Vaccine can Withstand Warmer Temperatures

Mass vaccination drive took off in most of the countries around the world. However, there are still some clouds regarding the side effects and effectiveness of the coronavirus vaccine in warmer temperatures. Germany’s BioNTech and its US partner Pfizer announced on Friday that their coronavirus vaccine can stand warmer temperatures than what was thought initially. […]

The Deadliest Month of Pandemic in US Ends: Signs of Progress

January was the deadliest of all months of the coronavirus outbreak in the US. However, the month ended on a positive note (covid progress) – the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are decreasing while vaccinations are picking up speed. At such a crucial time, a vital question is revolving – can the nation stay […]