Malaria trial shows ‘striking’ 70% reduction in severe illness in children | Global health

[ad_1] A trial combining vaccinations and prevention drugs has substantially lowered the number of children dying of malaria in two African countries, according to researchers. The results of the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, have been hailed as “very striking”, especially at a time when decades-long progress on combating malaria has … Read more

Are Covid booster shots necessary? – video explainer | World news

[ad_1] Many countries with already high vaccination rates are considering offering people an additional coronavirus vaccine dose. But are these booster shots necessary? And what about the issue of vaccine equity? The Guardian’s Natalie Grover examines the costs and benefits of possibly introducing a third jab [ad_2] Source link

NHS planning Covid vaccines for children from age 12, reports say | Health policy

[ad_1] NHS England has been told to prepare to administer Covid vaccinations to all children aged 12 and above, as vaccine advisers continue to consider whether to extend the programme, according to reports. The planned extension to the vaccination programme would coincide with the start of the new school year. Children aged 12-15 in the … Read more

The Guardian view on global vaccine inequality: unwise as well as unethical | Editorial

[ad_1] The statistics are stark and shaming. During an exasperated intervention earlier this week, the World Health Organization’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, pointed out that of 4.8bn Covid vaccine doses delivered around the world to date, around 75% have gone to just 10 countries. The level of vaccine donations from richer countries, he added … Read more

Delta Airlines to impose $200 monthly fee on unvaccinated employees | Airline industry

[ad_1] Delta Airlines will impose a $200 monthly fee on employees unvaccinated against Covid-19, the airline announced on Wednesday. In a new memo sent to Delta employees, CEO Ed Bastian announced that unvaccinated employees enrolled in Delta’s account-based healthcare plan will be subject to a $200 monthly surcharge starting 1 November. “The average hospital stay … Read more

Does Covid immunity wane and will vaccine booster jabs be needed? | Coronavirus

[ad_1] With plans for the UK’s Covid vaccine booster programme this autumn soon to be revealed, we take a look at what we do – and don’t – know about waning immunity after vaccination. How is waning immunity against Covid investigated? There are several ways to do this: one is to look at whether people … Read more

Taiwan hits zero Covid cases for first time since outbreak in May | Taiwan

[ad_1] Taiwan has reported zero community cases of Covid-19 for the first time since its biggest outbreak began in May, killing more than 800 people. “The local confirmed case today is zero, it was not easy,” the head of the Central Epidemic Command Centre, Chen Shih-chung, said on Wednesday. “I believe everyone is happy about … Read more

CDC urges pregnant women to get Covid vaccine, finding no increased risk of miscarriage | Coronavirus

[ad_1] The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention urged all pregnant women Wednesday to get the Covid-19 vaccine as hospitals in hot spots around the US see disturbing numbers of unvaccinated mothers-to-be seriously ill with the virus. Expectant women run a higher higher risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications from the coronavirus, including … Read more