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CDC Says Overweight People Need Longer Needles for Vaccinations

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If you were among the many who experienced a breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infection despite getting a COVID-19 shot (or two or three), federal health officials suggest that—if you are overweight or obese—the length of the needle used to inject you might be to blame, not vaccine failure. New recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

Pharmaceutical Industry Reaping Billions of Dollars in Profits from Coronavirus Tests

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have urged widespread testing for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is associated with COVID-19 disease. The two types of coronavirus tests used for diagnosis are laboratory tests and rapid tests, which can either be an antigen test or a Nucleic Acid Amplification Test […]

Outbreak of COVID in Fully Vaccinated and Tested Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew

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Updated: Dec. 6, 2021 | At least 17 cases of COVID-19 have been detected among the fully vaccinated crew and passengers aboard a Norwegian cruise ship that docked in New Orleans, Louisiana on Dec. 5, 2021. The Louisiana Department of Health noted that the Breakaway, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, departed New Orleans […]

Autism Prevalence Rates in U.S. and Northern Ireland Continue to Rise

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At the height of the fear and confusion associated with the declaration of a coronavirus pandemic public health emergency and strict social distancing regulations in the spring of 2020, U.S. health officials published a report that, in 2016, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was estimated to affect one in 54 eight-year old children in the U.S., […]

Severe Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Close Schools in Michigan, Ohio and New York

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Schools in three states, Michigan, Ohio and New York were forced to close for a day last month after school staff could not work due to severe side effects from COVID-19 vaccinations. Schools in Alma and Ithaca, Michigan were closed on Feb. 16, 2021 because the majority of the teachers had experienced side effects after […]

Los Angeles Students Will Be Required to Get COVID-19 Vaccine After FDA Approval for Use in Children

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Austin Beutner, the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in California said the district would require its students to get a COVID-19 vaccine once it is available for school-aged children.1 Two experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccines,, Pfizer/BioNTech’s BNT162b2 and Moderna’s mRNA-1273 vaccines, have been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food […]

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