Tag: Immunizations

The pandemic is over in Norway, claims public health doctor, as hospital admissions drop

One of Norway’s top doctors has declared that the COVID-19 pandemic is over in the Nordic country, which has one of the lowest infection rates in Europe. Preben Aavitsland, chief physician in the infection control division at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, tweeted a chart at the weekend showing the lowest level of hospital […]

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Dr. Gottlieb: Fully vaccinated people should feel safe this summer but fall booster may be needed

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday that fully vaccinated Americans should feel well-protected against the coronavirus throughout the summer. However, Gottlieb, who serves on the board of vaccine maker Pfizer, said an additional dose might to boost immunity could still be needed later this year. “I think you could feel safe through the summer,” the former […]

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Major Chinese city battles Delta Covid variant first detected in India with lockdowns, mass testing

People wait in lines for nucleic acid testing on May 26, 2021 in Guangzhou, China. Visual China Group | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong are carrying out mass testing and have locked down areas to try to control a flare up of coronavirus cases in Guangzhou. The […]

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Employers can require COVID-19 vaccine for workers returning to office, government says

U.S. employers could require all workers physically entering a workplace to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the federal government said Friday. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated guidance stating that federal laws don’t prevent an employer from requiring workers to be vaccinated. However, in some circumstances, federal laws may require the employer to provide reasonable […]

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UK approves Janssen single-dose Covid vaccine for use

A box of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine doses are pictured at Grubb’s Pharmacy on Capitol Hill on Monday, April 12, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images LONDON — The U.K.’s medicines regulator on Friday approved Janssen’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine for use. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) […]

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