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If you are high risk, do not wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) – People at high risk of severe disease who have yet to get a second COVID-19 booster should not wait for next-generation, Omicron-targeted vaccines expected in the fall, five vaccine experts told Reuters. In many countries, including the United States, the BA.5 Omicron subvariant of the virus is surging, but current …

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Reinfection, severe outcome more common with BA.5 variant; virus spike protein toxic to heart cells

A medical worker administers a dose of the “Cominarty” Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to a patient at a vaccination center in Ancenis-Saint-Gereon, France, November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo /File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 28 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on …

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US FDA authorizes Novavax COVID vaccine for adults

July 13 (Reuters) – The US Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of Novavax Inc’s (NVAX.O) COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, clearing the way for a shot whose more traditional technology has raised hopes of wider acceptance among vaccine skeptics. Shares of Novavax rose 1.3% to $70.89 after its two-dose vaccine became the fourth COVID …

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Why world’s first malaria shot won’t reach millions of children who need it

LONDON/KISUMU, Kenya, July 13 (Reuters) – After decades of work, the World Health Organization endorsed the first-ever malaria vaccine last year – a historic milestone that promised to drive back a disease that kills a child every minute. In reality, efforts are falling well short of that, with a lack of funding and commercial potential …

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