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‘Breakthrough’ COVID Cases in US

“Breakthrough” COVID-19 cases are defined as positive Covid-19 test results received at least two weeks after patients receive their final vaccine dose, represent 0.008% of the fully vaccinated population. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 5,800 people who have been vaccinated against coronavirus have become infected again. “Some became […]

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Covid Rare Blood Clots – A UK Study

CNN’s Lindsay Isaac writes in the April 15 Coronavirus Updates, citing a recently published study from UK, that ‘risk of a rare type of blood clot is low overall, but higher for people who have been infected with Covid-19 than among people who’ve had the three vaccines authorized in the UK – those made by […]

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Blood Clots and J & J’s COVID-19 vaccines

In the Washington Post, health reporters Lenny Bernstein and Allyson Chiu write quoting federal health officials and patients that although extremely rare but serious form of blood clot in the brain suffered by six women who received Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine. Obviously the vaccines are tremendously safe. We are talking about six events in 6.85 […]

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US Pause Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 Vaccine

The major national news media outlets including The Washington Post, The New York Times and others are reporting that “Federal health officials on Tuesday called for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, saying they are reviewing reports of six U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood […]

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47% Minnesotans Received COVID Vaccine

According to the Minnesota Covid-19 vaccine data tracker, as of Sunday April 13, 47.7% Minnesotans have received at least one-dose of vaccine where as 32.5% have completed both doses of vaccine. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) almost 190 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the United […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Shortage in Poor Nations

In the Associated Press, Lori Hinnant and Maria Cheng write ” As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global program intended to help them are blocked until as late as June.” They write that […]

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CNN – Q & A on Covid-19 and Vaccines

In yesterday post, I listed several questions on COVID-19 and their answers from The New York Times Well section founding editor Tara Paprker-Pope. In this posts, I have listed similar readers’ questions on COVID-19 myths and misinformation and their answers from the CNN Health team. Q: What can I do after I’m vaccinated? CNN: This […]

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COVID Vaccination – Questions & Answers

Q: I’ve heard the Covid vaccine side effects, especially after the second dose, can be really bad. Should I be worried? Tara Parker-Pope: Short-lived side effects like fatigue, headache, muscle aches and fever are more common after the second dose of both the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines, which each require two shots. (The Johnson […]

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B.1.1.7 Variant, Now Dominant in US

Dr Rochelle Walensky, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told at the White House Covid-19 response team briefing that the B.1.1.7, first identified in the UK, is now the most common strain of coronavirus in the United States. Dr. Carlos del Rio, a professor of medicine and an infectious disease […]

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COVID-19 Related ‘Brain Disease’

A recently published study in the journal Lancet revealed that ‘one in three people infected with Covid-19 had longer term mental health or neurological symptoms’ such as anxiety (17%) and mood disorders (14%). That rate increased progressively as the severity of the Covid-19 illness increased. If we look at patients who were hospitalized that rate […]