CDC should know if vaccines are safe for young kids, pregnant women this year

Scientists could know just how safe and effective Covid vaccines are for pregnant women and children younger than 12 by the end of the year, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials said on Wednesday. Dr Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, said at a Senate hearing that her agency already had reassuring data … Read more

Britain can achieve herd immunity through vaccines and may not need to jab children

Britain can achieve herd immunity against coronavirus — and may be able to get there without vaccinating children, one of the Government’s scientific adviser said today. Professor Adam Finn, who sits on No10’s Covid vaccine advisory body, said uptake among adults was so high that the panel was ‘optimistic’ that the UK can stop the … Read more

Covid vaccines may not work for 90K Americans on immune drugs

The COVID vaccines may not work well for about 90,000 insured American adults under age 65 who take medication that weaken their immune systems. Researchers at Michigan Medicine analyzed data on three million patients with private insurance and found that about three percent took chemotherapy medications, steroids, and other immune-weakening drugs. Immune suppressing drugs are used … Read more

Boris says there’s ‘increasing confidence’ Covid vaccines work against Indian variant

Vaccines work well against the Indian coronavirus variant and the strain may be less infecetious than first feared, Boris Johnson and one of his top scientific advisers revealed today. The PM said there was ‘increasing confidence’ among SAGE that the current jabs are highly effective against all variants, including the B.1.617.2 strain which has put England’s … Read more