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Opinion: Why the pandemic won't be over until 2024 (video) Dr Nicholas Christakis, physician and social scientist at Yale University, explains the legacy Covid-19 will leave behind and his prediction [...]
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) | World’s first COVID-19 vaccine alternating dose study launches in UK
The study will examine using different approved vaccines for the two doses, as well as different intervals between doses, and is backed by £7 million of government funding. Source: NIHR [...]
MSNBC Public Health Analyst Dr. Irwin Redlener reacts to the growing concern over three Covid-19 variants now detected in the United States. Aired on 2/4/2021. Link for educational purposes and [...]
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND | Investigation of novel SARS-CoV-2 variant Variant of Concern 202012/01 Technical briefing 5 | CNN | Coronavirus strain in UK picks up mutation that could impact vaccines, experts say
DOWNLOAD REPORT Summary SGTF detections indicate VOC202012/01 continues to predominate across all regions. S gene target failure remains a well correlated proxy measure of VOC 202012/01. An assessment of severity [...]
INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | The Economic Case for Global Vaccinations | An ICC Research Foundation commissioned study showing that advanced economies stand to lose USD trillions through vaccine nationalism
A study commissioned by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Research Foundation has found that the global economy stands to lose as much as US$9.2 trillion if governments fail to [...]
THE WASHINGTON POST | Why America is ‘flying blind’ to the coronavirus mutations racing across the globe | Researchers warn the U.S. desperately needs to sequence more genomes so it can stay ahead of new variants
The United States is doing so little of the genetic sequencing needed to detect new variants of the coronavirus — like the ones first identified in Great Britain and South Africa [...]
THE WASHINGTON POST | Coronavirus mutations add urgency to vaccination effort as experts warn of long battle ahead
The road to herd immunity from the coronavirus suddenly looks longer. The emergence of more transmissible, potentially vaccine-evading variants threatens to extend the global health disaster and make 2021 feel too [...]
I also expect we’ll see huge advances over the next five years in our ability to develop new vaccines—in large part due to the success of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19. [...]
Bill Gates famously warned about the risk of a pandemic in 2015, and in 2021 he offers ideas on vaccines and preparing for the next pandemic. Gates stresses that spending [...]
It's not just death - here's why you don't want Covid-19 There's a lot that we still don't understand about Covid-19 and we are just beginning to see the long-term [...]
As President Biden sets a new goal of 1.5 million vaccines a day despite the demand exceeding the supply, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research at the [...]
Cork, Ireland (CNN) When Ireland came out of a strict six-week lockdown in December it had one of the lowest levels of Covid-19 cases in Europe. Since then, the situation [...]
THE WASHINGTON POST | OPINION | Releasing more vaccines for first doses could create more problems than it solves
President-elect Joe Biden’s team suggested on Friday that, when the new administration takes office, it intends to release every available dose of the covid-19 vaccine. Biden, a spokesman said, “believes the [...]
Source: MSNBC Presidential historian Jon Meacham reacts to the consequential week in America following the deadly insurrection on Capitol Hill incited by Trump. "THIS WAS A FUNDAMENTAL REALITY. AND IF [...]
EVIDENCE OF ADE? | Genomic Evidence of a SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection Case With E484K Spike Mutation in Brazil
ABSTRACT: To date, uncertainty remains about how long the protective immune responses against SARSCoV- 2 persists and the first reports of suspected reinfection began to be described in recovered patients [...]
India has begun culling tens of thousands of poultry birds after avian influenza was detected in ducks, crows and wild geese in at least a dozen locations across the country. [...]
TIMES RADIO Sir John Bell: South African variant of COVID is more worrying than the Kent one “by some margin”
Source: YouTube Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University, has warned that the South African variant of COVID is more worrying than the Kent one "by some [...]
Eric J. Topol, MD: Hello. This is Eric Topol for Medscape One-on-One. I'm really delighted to have the chance to have a conversation with Professor Eddie Holmes, one of the [...]
DER SPIEGEL | British Infectious Disease Expert Warns of New Mutations “We Are in a Dramatic Race Against a Changing Virus” Despite the start of vaccinations, British medical expert Jeremy Farrar doesn’t believe there will be a quick return to normality. Instead, a “new dangerous phase of the pandemic” is beginning.
Jeremy Farrar, 59, is director of the Wellcome Trust, leading the world's second largest foundation supporting medical research. The scientist was head of the clinical research unit at the Hospital for [...]
People in all of England and most of Scotland must now stay at home except for a handful of permitted reasons, as new lockdowns begin in both nations. Schools have [...]
CNN | 2020’s alternative universe is not going away | Dangerous Covid-19 conspiracy theories are here to stay | Experts fear online misinformation will fuel hesitancy in taking the vaccine, a vital weapon in the fight against the virus.
London (CNN). At a recent Saturday protest outside London's Stratford train station -- comprised of bindi-wearing hippies, conspiracy theorists in balaclavas, and middle-aged men in waterproof jackets -- a protester [...]
THE WASHINGTON POST | U.K. variant continues to spread around the world as coronavirus pandemic enters 2021
More than 30 countries have reported cases of the highly transmissible “U.K. variant” of the novel coronavirus, raising fears of increased global spread of the virus, even as countries begin [...]
MSNBC | Biden team preps to accelerate pace of coronavirus vaccinations | Disaster in Los Angeles (video)
Dr. Rick Bright, a member of President-elect Joe Biden's Coronavirus Task Force, talks about the problems the Trump administration has had rolling out the coronavirus vaccine and what the Biden [...]
Lies spread faster than the truth There is worldwide concern over false news and the possibility that it can influence political, economic, and social well-being. To understand how false news [...]
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