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Why fully vaccinated people can get Covid

[ad_1] Nurses watch a computer screen in Bogota, Colombia on February 18, 2021. JUAN BARRETO | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — People who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are highly protected against severe infection, hospitalization and death caused by the virus. But coronavirus cases among the fully vaccinated — …

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Charts show how far delta variant has spread around the world

[ad_1] A sign warning people to stay apart due to Covid-19 is seen on July 29, 2021 in Mevagissey, United Kingdom. Finnbarr Webster | Getty Images News | Getty Images More than one year into the Covid-19 pandemic, the world is grappling with a highly transmissible delta variant that has …

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FDA Under Pressure to Grant Full Approval to Covid-19 Vaccines

[ad_1] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is under pressure to swiftly grant full approval to Covid-19 shots, as vaccine mandates take on new urgency for schools, hospitals and employers amid surging cases from the rapidly spreading Delta variant. Government agencies and companies are starting to mandate vaccines for at …

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Some Adolescents Aren’t Getting Vaccinated, as Wary Parents Weigh Risks

[ad_1] The vaccination drive among adolescents, a critical part of the wider effort to build society-wide immunity to Covid-19, has slowed, as many parents harbor safety concerns. Many parents rushed to get their children inoculated in May after regulators widened use of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 shot to children as young …

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Americans are ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines over concerns about variant

[ad_1] Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Georgetown University, received a booster shot of Pfizer‘s and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine in late June, two months after she got Johnson & Johnson‘s single dose. Rasmussen picked J&J in April, when she was living in Seattle, because she was soon moving to Canada. …

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Covid-19 Vaccine Pioneer BioNTech Plans to Make New Malaria and Tuberculosis Shots in Africa

[ad_1] BioNTech SE said it would invest some of the profits from the Covid-19 vaccine it markets with Pfizer Inc. into developing shots for malaria and tuberculosis in Africa, part of the German company’s plan to establish a large production hub for innovative medicines on the continent. The biotech firm plans …

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Covid-19 Immunity Wanes but Third Shot Still Rarely Needed, BioNTech CEO Says

[ad_1] BERLIN—Immunity against the coronavirus is waning in people who were fully vaccinated with the shot made by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. in January because of the rapidly spreading Delta variant, BioNTech’s chief executive said, confirming data that emerged from Israel last week. But even as antibody levels are dropping …

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The Delta Variant and Covid-19 Vaccines: What to Know

[ad_1] The Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus, the dominant strain in the U.S., is driving up cases in particular where vaccination rates are lower. Also known as B.1.617.2, the variant was first identified in India in late 2020. It has spread to at least 85 countries, according to the …

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Should you get a third Covid vaccine dose? Booster shots explained

[ad_1] As Covid numbers rise and the more contagious delta variant spreads throughout the United States, people want to know what they can do stay safe. With talk of some vaccines being less effective against infection with delta, and news of third booster mRNA shot being tested and in some …

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Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

[ad_1] TAIPEI—Taiwan is struggling with the pandemic, short on vaccines and locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the shot BioNTech SE co-developed with Pfizer Inc. Now, in a twist, two of the world’s most important technology players—who also happen to be Taiwan’s two best-known homegrown companies—are …

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