Once people are vaccinated, they might head indoors to restaurants or travel, despite the fact that much is still unknown about how variants of the coronavirus might change the course of the pandemic, or even whether a vaccinated person can still transmit the virus.
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As healthcare workers in the US began lining up for their first coronavirus vaccines on December 14, Los Angeles nursing assistant Esmeralda Campos-Loredo, was already fighting for oxygen. Kaiser Health News
LONDON (AP) — Two U.K. studies released Monday showed that COVID-19 vaccination programs are contributing to a sharp drop in hospitalizations, boosting hopes that the shots will work as well in the real world as they have in carefully controlled studies. Preliminary results from a study in Scotland found that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine reduced hospital…
Infectious disease experts counter a common belief that SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are somehow less safe or ineffective because they were developed quickly. Medscape Medical News
How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe?
Dr. David Kessler, chief science officer for the Biden administration’s Covid response, talks with Rachel Maddow about the availability of life-saving monoclonal antibody therapies for certain high risk Covid-19 patients that are sitting unused as patients and health care providers appear not to be aware of them as an option.
As more coronavirus vaccines are rolled out, researchers are learning about the extent and nature of side effects — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
More than six weeks into the U.S. COVID-19 vaccination drive, only 10% of the American population has received at least one dose. A new poll shows that doubts about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness persist among 32 percent of the population.
It could take years to immunize everyone, so we need to work on discovering new treatments as well—and fast — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com