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43,000 people may have been wrongly told their COVID-19 test was negative because of a lab error in England

A government agency said testing at the Immensa Health Clinic lab had been suspended, pending an investigation. β†’ Read More

Vaccines cut the risk of severe COVID-19 by at least 90% in a huge real-world study of 23 million people

Real-world data from France shows COVID-19 vaccines give strong protection that lasts at least five months in people over 50. β†’ Read More

AstraZeneca says its COVID-19 drug cuts the risk of severe disease in half. It's the first antibody cocktail shown to both prevent and treat the disease in late-stage trials.

AstraZeneca has already requested FDA authorization for its injection, AZD7442, to prevent COVID-19 β€” new results show it might treat the disease too. β†’ Read More

Scientists are searching for the 'last booster you'll ever need' β€” a vaccine that protects against multiple coronaviruses

In theory, vaccines could protect against lots of coronaviruses at once β€” but a working shot will require both lots of money and regulatory clearance. β†’ Read More

Unvaccinated Americans abroad will need a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of flying home from November, rather than the current 3 days, the White House said

Unvaccinated Americans abroad will need to prove they've bought a "viral test" for when they land in the US from November, the White House said. β†’ Read More

70% of fully vaccinated prisoners caught COVID-19 in a Texas Delta outbreak, the CDC says β€” but the vaccine protected against severe disease

Out of 129 fully vaccinated prisoners that caught COVID-19, only one was hospitalized. Unvaccinated people caught COVID-19 at a higher rate. β†’ Read More

Apple is researching whether its iPhone could help detect depression, a report says

Apple is researching whether data its devices collect, such as sleep and typing patterns, maps onto mental-health conditions, per the WSJ. β†’ Read More

A COVID-19 booster shot that could protect against multiple variants at once is being tested in humans for the first time

Gritstone's booster shot uses vaccine tech that self-replicates once in the muscle, meaning potentially lower doses and therefore fewer side effects. β†’ Read More

Period changes after COVID-19 vaccines were reported 27,000 times in 9 months, but experts say you should still get a shot

A top OB-GYN said menstrual cycle changes after COVID-19 vaccines generally revert back to normal after one or two cycles and won't impact fertility. β†’ Read More

A Georgia hospital that's stretched beyond capacity with COVID-19 patients has asked for help from firefighters and the sheriff's office

Firefighters or law enforcement could restock medical equipment and ensure people wear masks at AdventHealth Gordon, a local official said. β†’ Read More

The WHO says rich countries should hold off booster shots until every nation has vaccinated 10% of its population. These 43 countries are short of that mark.

The World Health Organization said Tuesday that unequal vaccine distribution was "prolonging the pandemic" and "resulting in people dying." β†’ Read More

Pfizer picked a COVID-19 vaccine dose far lower than Moderna's to minimize side effects, its top scientist says

Pfizer's dose is far lower than Moderna's. Scientists speculate that this could explain why Moderna's shot produced more antibodies in recent studies. β†’ Read More

New Zealand's deputy prime minister warns 'the job is not yet done' as country records lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in 12 days

Experts said that, despite the falling numbers, there was a risk they could rise again if New Zealanders didn't adhere to lockdown measures. β†’ Read More

Fully vaccinated people are almost twice as likely to have no symptoms than unvaccinated people if they catch COVID-19, a study suggests

About 99% of more than 970,000 vaccinated people studied didn't catch COVID-19. The research used self-reported data from the Zoe symptom tracker app. β†’ Read More

Getting sick with the Delta variant doubles hospitalization risk compared with Alpha, a large study of mostly unvaccinated people shows

Cambridge University's Dr. Anne Presanis, one of the study authors, said it was "crucial" to get fully vaccinated to protect against Delta. β†’ Read More

New Zealand has extended its strict lockdown again as it tackles a Delta outbreak causing 70 new cases a day

PM Jacinda Ardern said that Auckland, New Zealand's largest city and the outbreak epicenter, could be in strict lockdown for another two weeks. β†’ Read More

Here's The Real Meaning of 'Comirnaty', The Strange Name Pfizer Gave Their Vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine got full Food and Drug Administration approval on Monday – and the agency also approved the vaccine's official name, Comirnaty, pronounced koe-mir-na-tee. β†’ Read More

J&J says a booster shot of its one-dose COVID-19 vaccine raises antibody levels, and could be given after 8 months

Johnson & Johnson says it will submit the data to the FDA and meet with officials to discuss giving a COVID-19 booster shot after eight months. β†’ Read More

Fully vaccinated people who catch COVID-19 appear to be less infectious and clear the virus quicker than unvaccinated people, early research suggests

Scientists cautioned that most vaccinated people with COVID-19 still carried infectious virus particles. β†’ Read More

New Zealand locked down after a single COVID-19 case. Now 148 people are infected, and experts are worried

A New Zealand government minister said Sunday that the Delta variant raised "big questions" about the country's COVID-19 "elimination" plans. β†’ Read More