Large study confirms that COVID vaccines are safe for pregnant women

August 11, 2022 – According to a major new study published today, pregnant women should be confident that Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against COVID-19 are safe. In fact, pregnant vaccinated women had a lower chance of a significant health event, compared with non-pregnant vaccinated women, after both doses of both mRNA vaccinations, the researchers reported … Read more

Long-term COVID risk higher in unvaccinated children, US study finds – National

A small study adds to the evidence that children can develop COVID-19 for a long time, even if the virus has not made them seriously ill. Researchers in Texas who followed 1,813 children infected with the virus between October 2020 and May 2022 — during the waves of the Delta and Omicron coronavirus variants — … Read more

The latest COVID-19 case numbers from all states and territories

Here’s a quick summary of the latest COVID-19 statistics from each Australian jurisdiction for Thursday 11 August. You can get a more detailed, visual overview from ABC’s Charting the Spread story here. This list is updated throughout the day, so if you don’t see your state or territory, check back later. You can jump to … Read more

America’s New Monkeypox Vaccine Strategy Relies On A Single Study

Again, the United States is screwing up its approach to vaccines. Three months after the monkeypox outbreak, only 620,000 doses of the two-shot Jynneos shot — the country’s current best immune defense against the virus — have shipped to states, not nearly enough to supply the 1.6 million to 1.7 million Americans. those the CDC … Read more

Anger and fear stalk EU’s monkey pox vaccine lottery – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe has a case of collective public health amnesia. The COVID-19 pandemic witnessed vaccine nationalism, conflicting official guidelines and marginalized groups forced to stand up for themselves; while the early days of the HIV crisis were marred by virulent homophobia, stigma and unequal access to treatment. Now, with … Read more

The latest COVID-19 case numbers from all states and territories

Here’s a quick summary of the latest COVID-19 statistics from each Australian jurisdiction for Monday, August 8. You can get a more detailed, visual overview from ABC’s Charting the Spread story here. This list is updated throughout the day, so if you don’t see your state or territory, check back later. You can jump to … Read more

Aussie Study Shows Low Vaccine Risk to Teens

SYDNEY, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — Researchers from Australia’s Monash University have completed a study on the risk of vaccine-related myocarditis in adolescents, showing that the risks are “mild” and outweigh the long-term risks of COVID-19. The study, published Monday in the Medical Journal of Australia, followed the course of 33 adolescents, ages 12 to 18, … Read more

Alex Jones’ verdict is a small victory in the war against disinformation

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages for misinformation, but Dr. Victoria Fielding argues that it may be too little, too late. INFORMATION HOST, Alex Jones, has been ordered to pay a whopping $45.2 million (AU$65.4 million) in punitive damages, in addition to US$4.1 million (AU$5.9 million) in … Read more

Australian ready to start monkeypox vaccine rollout

SYDNEY, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) — Health authorities in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) will begin the first roll-out of monkeypox vaccination in the country on Monday as cases of the infectious disease continue to rise. As of Friday morning, Australia had 58 confirmed cases of monkeypox, 56 of whom contracted the virus … Read more

New York’s COVIDiocy hangover is holding us all back

Turns out the MTA doesn’t even follow compliance with Governor Kathy Hochul’s mask mandate, which it has long been clear that no one is trying to enforce it. Likewise, Mayor Eric Adams reportedly has no intention of enforcing his inherited vaccine mandate in the private sector. But that’s not good enough. It’s now clear how … Read more