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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

2nd Dose of COVID Vaccine Likely to Sting More

An Instance… Dr. Greg Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, suffered from fever up to 101 degrees accompanied by shaking chills for five hours straight after receiving the second dose of the Moderna vaccine. He also experienced nausea, severe headache, ringing in his ear, and a sore arm after the vaccination. The […]

Overcoming Needle Fear During Vaccination: Few Steps to Help Your Kids

Taking your kids for vaccination is no less than a secret mission due to needle fear. You need to keep it a secret until your kid is right at the vaccination room, make all efforts to make the mission successful, and ensure no casualties afterward. A study shows that 24 percent of parents and around […]

Few Things to Consider While Waiting for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Though mass vaccination against COVID-19 has already begun, the virus continues to infect and kill thousands of Americans daily. Therefore, it is now more important than ever to stay safe and keep your family safe. We all are aware that waiting times can be hard, especially when it is for something like the COVID-19 vaccine. […]

Pfizer and Its Race Against Time

Not long ago, in March this year, soon after Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla penned down a partnership with BioNTech to create a COVID-19 vaccine, researchers told him that the project might not be complete until mid-2021. His response?? “Sorry, this will not work… People are dying”, as recounted by the Wall Street Journal. Well, his urgency […]