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Some Meatpackers Announce Vaccine Plans, but Many Still Waiting

CHICAGO (Reuters) – COVID-19 vaccines are making their way into the arms of U.S. meat and agriculture workers, but companies and union officials say progress needs to be faster after coronavirus outbreaks idled slaughterhouses and sickened thousands of workers. Vaccinating food workers could help prevent further production disruptions that sent meat prices soaring in spring […]

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AstraZeneca, Sputnik Vaccines Face Hurdles With Annual COVID Shots

ZURICH (Reuters) – Vaccines from AstraZeneca, Russia’s Gamaleya Institute and Johnson & Johnson fight the coronavirus with another virus, leaving scientists concerned the shots may lose potency if annual inoculations become necessary to fight new variants. So-called viral vector shots – also used by several Chinese COVID-19 vaccine developers – use harmless modified viruses as […]

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Can You Eat Indoors If You’ve Had The COVID-19 Vaccine?

While some people in the U.S. have already received the COVID-19 vaccine, there’s a lot of confusion about what they can and cannot do after getting it. We know that, per advice from infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, people shouldn’t be doing any unnecessary traveling yet, even if they’ve been vaccinated. We also know […]

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Potential vaccine to prevent deadly strep A infection

Using a novel technology Griffith University Institute for Glycomics researchers are closer to the development of a new vaccine aimed at preventing the deadly Streptococcus A (strep A), which kills more than 500,000 people globally per year. “Strep A colonizes the upper respiratory tract and skin. Repeated infections can cause auto-immune complications and progress to […]

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Why Are Vaccines Still in Short Supply?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant. The U.S. government has invested billions of dollars in manufacturing, used a wartime act dozens of times to boost supplies and yet […]

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Afghanistan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid rising violence

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan began its first COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday, administering doses initially to security force members, health workers and journalists, in a campaign that may face challenges from a sharp rise in violence.Slideshow ( 3 images )The war-damaged country received 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII), which […]