Tag Archives: vaccine

COVID-19 fell quickest among seniors, CDC says, thanks to vaccine rollout

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demonstrates the effectiveness of vaccines against the coronavirus, as incidents of COVID-19 fell the most among those targeted for vaccination early on in the campaign. In a new study, the CDC found that incidents of the disease fell for every age group beginning in January,… Read More »

A Vaccine Side Effect Leaves Women Wondering: Why Isn’t the Pill Safer?

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story A Vaccine Side Effect Leaves Women Wondering: Why Isn’t the Pill Safer? Scientists were alarmed by blood clots possibly linked to the J&J vaccine. Some women wondered if there shouldn’t be more concern about oral contraceptives. Kelly Tyrrell, an ultramarathon runner in… Read More »

Transparency by drug companies, scrutiny by journalists, vital in vaccine news

Pfizer’s chairman and CEO proclaimed in a Pfizer company news release: “Today is a great day for science and humanity.” In that PR news release – but only in that format – Pfizer announced early results of “a vaccine efficacy rate above 90%, at 7 days after the second dose.” That’s about all we know… Read More »

In Covid-19 Vaccine Data, LGBTQ People Fear Invisibility

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Vaccine Rollout Second Dose Outdoor Mask Guidance Josie Nixon of Denver, Colo. had to select “other” for her gender when registering for a Covid vaccine. There was no option for “transgender woman.”Credit…Caleb Alvarado for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index In Covid Vaccine… Read More »

Pfizer CEO opposes U.S. call to waive Covid vaccine patents, cites manufacturing and safety issues

Sergeant Jennifer Callender (L) of the Illinois Air National Guard administers a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Virginia Persha at a vaccination center established at the Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, on February 3, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski | AFP | Getty Images Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla warned Friday that waiving patent protections for Covid vaccines… Read More »