Search Tag: COVID-19 vaccine

Executive Health Management

Two Doses Make Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine 94% Effective

2021 22 Sep

In July, New York University researchers published results (Tada et. al, 2021) indicating the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine was less effective at preventing Delta variant infections. Although the study is not yet peer-reviewed, this finding is troubling given that the Delta variant now accounts for most US COVID-19 cases. Booster doses were... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Children Ages 5 and Up

2021 21 Sep

Given that children and adolescents can get sick with COVID-19, attending K-12 schools in-person remains a risk. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children accounted for 25.7% of US cases for the week of 16 September (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2021), while hospitalisations averaged 311 children/day (Centers for Disease Control... Read more

Cardiology Management

Effect of COVID-19 Vaccine Against Delta Variant

2021 27 Jul

The Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has contributed to a significant surge in cases around the globe, including India and the U.K. While more and more people continue to get vaccinated worldwide, the effectiveness of these vaccines against the delta variant remains unclear.   In this study, researchers use a negative-case... Read more

Cardiology Management

So You Think You Got Microchipped? Prove It!

2021 08 Jun

  People around the world are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. There are four main options out there for those who want to be vaccinated - the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the Moderna vaccine, the on-and-off Astra Zeneca vaccine and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.   While most people are optimistic that mass vaccination will help the world... Read more

Executive Health Management

No Country is ‘Out of the Woods' Yet, WHO Cautions about Pandemic

2021 26 May

While overall COVID-19 cases and deaths have fallen worldwide over the past few weeks, the threat from the now 18-month pandemic has not passed and the world remains in a dangerous situation, according to the director-general of the World Health Organization. "No country should assume it is out of the woods, no matter its vaccination rate,"... Read more

Cardiology Management

Needles or Fangs? COVID-19 Vaccine at Dracula’s Castle

2021 11 May

A COVID-19 vaccine centre has been set up at Dracula's castle in Transylvania. Healthcare professionals with fang stickers on their scrubs are providing Pfizer shots to everyone who visits Bran Castle in central Romania. The goal of operating a vaccination clinic on this site is to encourage Romanians to get the vaccine.    Compared to global numbers,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Mea Culpa, Yours Angela M

2021 25 Mar

In a sudden turnabout, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, announced on Wednesday that the country will not go into a strict lockdown over Easter in order to try and break a third Covid-19 wave. After a backlash from the weary public, the Chancellor withdrew the measure.   A new lockdown would have meant that all stores, including food and essentials,... Read more

Executive Health Management

EU Regulator says “Yes” to Johnson & Johnson One-shot Vaccine

2021 11 Mar

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) announced today that the single dose Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in individuals 18 years of age and older in the European Union.   Developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) in Belgium and the Netherlands, this vaccine is the fourth to be approved by the EMA.... Read more

Executive Health Management

IBM & Moderna Collaborate for Better COVID-19 Vaccine Management

2021 05 Mar

The vaccine manufacturer Moderna and IBM, a technology company, will work together on implementation of technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and hybrid cloud, to improve COVID-19 vaccine management in the U.S.   You might also like: An interview with European and U.S. e xperts about the need for global... Read more