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"Limited Monkeypox Vaccination Appointments Will Become Available to Eligible Residents Today at 1 PM"

“Limited Monkeypox Vaccination Appointments Will Become Available to Eligible Residents Today at 1 PM”

From the Mayor’s Office: “Today, Mayor Bowser and DC Health announced that beginning at 1:00 pm today, a limited number of monkeypox vaccination appointments will be available to eligible District residents at PreventMonkeypox.dc.gov. To be considered eligible for the monkeypox vaccine, individuals must be residents of the District, 18 years of age or older, and: …

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The Monkeypox Crisis Is Secretly Spiraling in Virus Epicenter of Nigeria

The Monkeypox Crisis Is Secretly Spiraling in Virus Epicenter of Nigeria

AKAMKPA, Nigeria—The two children of Destiny, a 48-year-old Nigerian businessman whose nephew had recently contracted the monkeypox virus, are already displaying similar symptoms. They have swollen lymph nodes, which started a couple of days after they developed a fever. Although the rash on their bodies turned into pus-filled pimples that scabbed over, Destiny believes her …

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Pfizer’s Omicron-Targeting Covid-19 Vaccines Generate Stronger Immune Response

Pfizer’s Omicron-Targeting Covid-19 Vaccines Generate Stronger Immune Response

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE vaccines modified to target the Omicron variant produced a significantly higher immune response than the companies’ currently available vaccine in one study, they said. A modified booster injection targeting Omicron specifically increased neutralizing antibody levels 13.5 to 19.6 times higher than the current injection in study volunteers one month after …

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COVID vaccine saved 20 million lives in first year: report

COVID vaccine saved 20 million lives in first year: report

The coronavirus pandemic could have been much worse without vaccines, according to a new study that claims the number of recorded deaths worldwide from the coronavirus would be more than triple what it is today. In the year after the vaccine was first introduced in December 2020, more than 4.3 billion people received an inoculation, …

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Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

In some pediatric practices, injections are already going to the arms. Children’s Medical Group, a private practice in Atlanta, ordered doses as soon as allowed and received a first shipment Monday, the June 16 holiday. They started vaccinating at lunchtime. “We’ve had a lot of demand,” says Jennifer Shu, a practicing pediatrician and editor of …

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An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

Typhoid fever may be rare in developed countries, but this ancient threat, thought to have existed for millennia, remains a major danger in our modern world. According to new research, the bacterium that causes typhoid fever is developing strong drug resistance and is rapidly replacing strains that are not resistant. Currently, antibiotics are the only …

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