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Fauci estimates when it could be safe to see Broadway show

CDC panel to vote on who gets coronavirus vaccine first Former CDC Director Dr. Richard Besser weighs in on coronavirus vaccine rollout on ‘The Daily Briefing.’ Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases doctor, says Broadway could possibly be shining its bright lights again by early next fall. Fauci, in an interview with WNBC Tuesday […]

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Preliminary results find COVID-19 vaccine candidate based on inactivated SARS-CoV-2 virus is safe

A Chinese COVID-19 vaccine candidate based on the inactivated whole SARS-CoV-2 virus (BBIBP-CorV) is safe and elicits an antibody response, findings from a small early-phase randomised clinical trial published today in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal have found. A previous clinical trial reported similar results for a different vaccine that is also based on inactivated […]

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E-cigarettes might not be safe alternative in reducing harm to babies

E-cigarettes might not be a safer alternative to smoking during pregnancy, according to the first known study into the effects of prenatal nicotine exposure on babies. Psychologists at Durham University, UK, found that babies of mothers who smoked e-cigarettes during pregnancy displayed similar abnormal reflexes to infants whose mothers smoked traditional cigarettes. Abnormal reflexes can […]

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Comprehensive study of vaccine safety concludes that vaccines are ‘remarkably safe’

A comprehensive review of vaccine data over a 20-year period finds that vaccines are remarkably safe. A large proportion of safety issues were identified through existing postmarketing surveillance programs and were of limited clinical significance. Findings from a cohort study are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Vaccines are considered one of the greatest achievements […]

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Team finds new safe method that enhances dengue vaccination

Researchers from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, have found a practical way to induce a strong and broad immunity to the dengue virus based on proof-of-concept studies in mice. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease with an estimated 100 million symptomatic infections every year. It is endemic […]