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UK debacle as vaccine no silver bullet

People who have recovered from COVID-19 have a similar level of protection to those who have had a vaccine, scientists have discovered as the accelerated UK rollout faces a series of problems. A study from Public Health England published Thursday suggested that past coronavirus infection provides 83% immunity for at least five months — although… Read More »

Aussies excluded from COVID vaccine plan

Pregnant women, breastfeeding mums and children will be excluded from Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program until there’s better evidence of safe dosages. As the Morrison Government prepares to roll out the vaccine to millions of Australians from next month, expectant mothers and children are not part of the road map. That’s despite the fact that the… Read More »

Australia won’t cut corners for vaccine

Reports a vaccine can combat a highly infectious new strain of COVID-19 should provide “great hope to Australians”, but the government will not rush its rollout, the Health Minister says. Astrazeneca CEO Pascal Soriot claimed the company had found a “winning formula” that made the drugmaker’s vaccine as effective as rival doses that had been… Read More »

Trinity Professor of Immunology launches vaccine video rap to save lives

One of Ireland’s leading scientists in the field of immunology at Trinity College Dublin has launched a Vaccines Save Lives video-based campaign. Taking her youngest daughter to get her scheduled vaccines in the midst of the COVID-19 world pandemic prompted the Professor in Immunology to take a personal stance on the importance of protecting our… Read More »