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FDA Approves COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Under Five

2022 19 Jun

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given emergency use authorisation to the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for children under five. Vaccine advisors at the CDC have voted unanimously in support of the measure. As a result, the COVID-19 vaccine can now be given to children as young as six months old.  The Pfizer vaccine is good for... Read more

Executive Health Management

2022 09 Feb

My dear readers,   It is time again for thoughts from the island of Great Britain. I hope you had an excellent and HEALTHY start to the new year! The first month is over, and another eleven are ahead of us. I am sure we all know that the next few months will be pretty challenging for all of us.   I missed my January article for some good reasons. Well,... Read more

Rethinking U.S. School Mask Policy

2022 04 Feb

Scientists generally agree that wearing masks reduce the risks of COVID-19 spreading, but the benefit conferred in the K–12 classroom remains unknown. Whether children can wear masks correctly over extended periods is also debatable.   Interpretation of existing evidence by public health agencies worldwide vary. For example, the U.S. Centers for... Read more

Europe’s Unvaccinated Are Dropping Out of Society

2022 18 Jan

After little over two years, governments worldwide are still dealing with the challenge of ending the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, vaccines have been available for a year, but a loud minority has refused them and the vaccination certificates that accompany them.    Many nations have imposed stricter rules and restrictions on the unvaccinated to... Read more

Austria Imposes Full Lockdown and Compulsory Vaccination

2021 20 Nov

Austria is the first EU country to go into full lockdown this season after COVID-19 cases surged. Whereas incidence rates weeks ago were less than 250 cases per 100,000, it now exceeds 1300 per 100,000 and continues on a steep upward trajectory. Hospitals have been overwhelmed with many new COVID-19 patients, and deaths have been rising again, too. ... Read more

COVID-19 Infection Increases Risk of Pregnancy Complications in Women by 50%, Experts Warn

2021 02 Aug

Gynecology and obstetrics specialists from Spain have urged regional authorities to speed up immunisations of pregnant women following three deaths in the last month and a sharp rise in admissions to the ICU. “We are at a very fragile moment,” says Guillermo Antiñolo, head of obstetrics and gynecology at Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville.... Read more

Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Mammogram Results?

2021 16 Jun

As much of the world ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations, questions continue to arise about the potential side effects of the available vaccines. Reports of blood clots from the AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson vaccines amongst women have raised the question as to whether they are at higher risk — especially if they take hormonal birth... Read more

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

High Vaccination Rate Key to Controlling the Pandemic

2021 04 May

New research shows the importance of a high rate of vaccination for reducing case numbers and controlling the pandemic. Data scientists from Mayo Clinic have developed highly accurate computer modeling to predict trends for COVID-19 cases.  As per the findings of a study published n  Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vaccination can help keep positive... Read more

Volume 21 - Issue 1, 2021

2021 15 Feb

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