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“The Big Catch-Up”

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In response to the marked decline in childhood vaccination rates around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic of the past three years, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and other organizations are partnering in […]

UN Says Confidence in Childhood Vaccines Down 44 Percent Worldwide

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A new report conducted by the Vaccine Confidence Project published by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) concluded that confidence in childhood vaccines has dropped by 44 percent in 52 countries in recent years. The report surveyed 55 countries and all but three countries—China, India and Mexico—showed a steep decline in vaccine confidence since the […]

Mercury Project Funds Research to Convince More People to Get COVID Shots

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The Mercury Project, a global consortium of researchers dedicated to “combating the impacts of mis- and disinformation on public health,” is being sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) of Brooklyn, New York. SSRC announced on Aug. 23, 2022 that it will provide $7.2 million in grant funding teams doing behavioral research aimed at […]

Novavax’s Protein COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available in Europe

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax’s experimental NVX-CoV2373 (also known as “Nuvaxovid” and “Covovax”) COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for distribution in the European Union (E.U.), making it the fifth COVID vaccine available for use in the E.U. Approved for people over 18 years old, Nuvaxoid is the first protein subunit COVID vaccine to be approved for use.1 2 The […]

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 […]

Science Behind COVID and Diet-Related Disease Largely Overlooked by U.S.

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Nations outside of the United States are working to tackle what science has repeatedly shown: there is a link between life-style related disease and the risk of COVID-19 and resulting complications. Meanwhile, the U.S. government and health officials keep the COVID conversation fueled surrounding vaccine mandates and mask enforcement, with little to no mention of […]

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