Vaccination

Response to COVID-19 vaccine positive in patients with IBD

(HealthDay)—Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients taking biologics achieved a positive antibody response to both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, according to research published online April 19 in Gastroenterology.

Vaccination

WHO panel OKs emergency use of China's Sinopharm vaccine

The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed ...

Medical research

Two doses of BNT162b2 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine highly effective

Two doses of BNT162b2 are highly effective for preventing symptomatic and asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections and other outcomes, according to a study published online May ...

Medical research

Vaccination, NPI compliance needed to prevent COVID-19 surges

To prevent surges in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, high vaccination rates and compliance with nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) are needed, according to research published in the May 5 early-release issue ...

Vaccination

WHO approves Chinese COVID vaccine as India logs new virus record

The World Health Organization on Friday approved the first COVID-19 vaccine from China in a bid to boost global immunisation drives, as India logged yet another record number of infections that have spilled over into neighbouring ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mexico City exhales as COVID-19 infections fall

More than three months after COVID-19 infections peaked in Mexico City, the local government announced Friday that the public hospital network dedicated to fighting the disease is experiencing its lowest rate occupancy of ...

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