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What Bill Gates has to say about Covid-19 variants

This month marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic upended lives around the world. It’s been a long, difficult year, but now that more and more people are getting vaccinated against the virus, I’m starting to feel optimistic that the worst parts of the pandemic will soon be behind us. We still have a number […]

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Countries pause their use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 Vaccine

An increasing number of countries including Ireland, France, Germany, Norway, Italy, Iceland, Indonesia, The Netherlands, Denmark, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Austria have temporarily suspended their use of the AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccination. Last week authorities in Austria suspended one batch of doses. Italy banned the use of vaccines from a specific batch of AstraZeneca […]

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The different types of COVID-19 vaccines

There are several potential vaccines currently being developed which are all designed to teach the body’s immune system to safely recognize and block the virus that causes COVID-19. Amongst those being developed are; Inactivated or weakened virus vaccines, which use a form of the virus that has been inactivated or weakened so it doesn’t cause […]

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Good Covid-19 News for Europe.

The European Union’s drugs regulator has recommended conditionally approving Johnson & Johnson’s (Janssen) single dose Covid-19 vaccine. This European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval today clears the way for the European Commission to approve its use, possibly as soon as tomorrow. “With this latest positive opinion, authorities across the European Union will have another option to […]

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Vaccine App

Use our free vaccine app to track your vaccinations, allergies, blood type and more. For more information visit https://app.my-vaccine.com/ Vaccinations Store your vaccinations and upload your inoculation booklet. You can record travel vaccinations, the coronavirus vaccination etc. Medical allergies Keep a record of any medical allergies that you’re aware of Food allergies Keep a record […]

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Johnson & Johnson’s Covid -19 Vaccine approved for use in the USA

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended the first single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, for individuals 18 years of age and older under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). […]

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COVID-19 Facts

FACT: Most people who get COVID-19 recover from it The majority of people who get COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms and can recover thanks to supportive care. COVID-19  is caused by a virus. Antibiotics do not work against viruses. If you also. develop a bacterial infection as a complication, antibiotics may be recommended. It is important to be […]

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Ebola Outbreaks

March 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is requiring airlines to collect contact information for all passengers from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo amid two separate Ebola outbreaks in the African countries. Link. Sequencing of samples suggests that cases are linked to cases in the area during the 2018–2020 outbreak […]

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Johnson & Johnson’s adenovirus vector based vaccine – a game changer?

Johnson & Johnson’s adenovirus vector-based vaccine, developed by its subsidiary Janssen Biotech Inc. reported 66% overall vaccine efficacy with a single dose after 28 days in a global Phase III trial with 43,783 participants. However, efficacies were different at different trial locations: 72% efficacy in the US, 66% in Latin America, and 57% in South […]

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Travelling to the USA winter 2021?

Effective January 26, 2021 all airline passengers to the United States aged two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, passengers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. https://ie.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ […]