Tag: Biotechnology

Fauci says studies show people who have had Covid and get vaccinated may have more protection against variants

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a White House press briefing, at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images People who have had Covid-19 and later got vaccinated may have more protection […]

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U.S. birth and fertility rates dropped to another record low in 2020, CDC says

A newborn baby is cuddled by her mother while asleep. Tim Clayton | Corbis News | Getty Images U.S. birth and fertility rates dropped to another record low in 2020 as births fell for the sixth consecutive year to the lowest levels since 1979, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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We can vaccinate our way out of this epidemic if all adults and adolescents get shots, says doctor

Summertime in the United States could return to a pre-Covid-19 normal if 75% to 80% of the U.S. population is vaccinated, Dr. Peter Hotez said Friday. “We can vaccinate our way out of this epidemic if all the adults and adolescents get vaccinated by summer. We can have an extraordinary quality of life, with going […]

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New Covid variant detected at Texas A&M lab shows signs of antibody resistance and more severe illness in young people

Radoslav Zilinsky | Moment | Getty Images Scientists at Texas A&M University’s Global Health Research Complex say they’ve detected a new Covid-19 variant that shows signs of a more contagious strain that causes more severe illness and appears to be resistant to antibodies. The new variant, BV-1, named after its Brazos Valley origin, was found during […]

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CDC says fewer than 6,000 Americans have contracted Covid after being fully vaccinated

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walensky, testifies before a House Select Subcommittee hearing on “Reaching the Light at the End of the Tunnel: A Science-Driven Approach to Swiftly and Safely Ending the Pandemic,” on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 15, 2021. Amr Alfiky | AFP | Getty Images U.S. […]

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