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COVID-19

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Covid-19: Colleges publish guidance after patients attend emergency departments with vaccine concerns - BMJ - 13 April 2021  ...The Guidance

Joint statement from ATAGI and THANZ on Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) and the use of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca

Guidance produced by the Expert Haematology Panel (EHP) focussed on Vaccine induced Thrombosis and Thrombocytopenia (VITT) - British Society for Haematology - May 2021


ScienceDaily Vaccines News     |     Nature - News and Articles     |     The Scientist  COVID-19 Updates


Powerful new COVID-19 vaccine shows 90% efficacy, could boost world’s supply [Novavax] - Science - 14 June 2021

Medico-legal considerations of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for high risk workers - MJA [Medical Journal of Australia] - 11 June 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Personnel as a Condition of Employment. A Logical Addition to Institutional Safety Programs - JAMA - 7 June 2021

The Critical Public Health Value of Vaccines. Tackling Issues of Access and Hesitancy: Proceedings of a Workshop - National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine [US] - 2021

Editorial. Assessing a Rare and Serious Adverse Event Following Administration of the Ad26.COV2.S Vaccine - JAMA - 30 April 2021
...US Case Reports of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis With Thrombocytopenia After Ad26.COV2.S Vaccination, March 2 to April 21, 2021 - JAMA - 30 April 2021

Vaccine side-effects and SARS-CoV-2 infection after vaccination in users of the COVID Symptom Study app in the UK: a prospective observational study - Lancet - 27 April 2021

COVID vaccines: time to confront anti-vax aggression - Nature - 27 April 2021

Understanding and Communicating about COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Equity - [US] National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine - 2021

Editorial. Interleukin-6 Receptor Inhibition in Covid-19 — Cooling the Inflammatory Soup - NEJM - 22 April 2021

Preparing for the Future — Nanobodies for Covid-19? - NEJM - 22 April 2021

An Uncertain Public — Encouraging Acceptance of Covid-19 Vaccines - NEJM - 22 April 2021

Covid-19: Is the UK heading towards mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers? - BMJ - 21 April 2021

Vaccine Breakthrough Infections with SARS-CoV-2 Variants - NEJM - 21 April 2021

Safety and Efficacy of Single-Dose Ad26.COV2.S Vaccine against Covid-19 - NEJM - 21 April 2021

Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons - NEJM - 21 April 2021

The Blood-Clot Problem Is Multiplying. So are theories to explain it - The Atlantic - 17 April 2021

COVID vaccines and blood clots: five key questions - Nature - 16 April 2021

Rare clotting disorder: tiny risk, big questions - InSight - 19 April 2021

Blood Clot Risk from COVID-19 Higher than After Vaccines: Study - The Scientist - 16 April 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine–Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia - NEJM - 16 April 2021

Pathologic Antibodies to Platelet Factor 4 after ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Vaccination - NEJM - 16 April 2021

Covid-19: EU investigates four reports of blood clots after Janssen vaccine - BMJ - 13 April 2021

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia after ChAdOx1 nCov-19 Vaccination - NEJM - 9 April 2021

No Cure without Care — Soothing Science Skepticism - NEJM - 15 April 2021
...Escaping Catch-22 — Overcoming Covid Vaccine Hesitancy - NEJM - 8 April 2021

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia after Ad26.COV2.S Vaccination - NEJM - 14 April 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Response in Persons with Past Natural Infection - NEJM - 14 April 2021

How could a COVID vaccine cause blood clots? Scientists race to investigate - Nature - 9 April 2021

Thrombosis and Thrombocytopenia after ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Vaccination - NEJM - 9 April 2021

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia after ChAdOx1 nCov-19 Vaccination - NEJM - 9 April 2021

News - Communicating the potential benefits and harms of the Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine - Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, University of Cambridge 

Use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: JCVI statement. Statement from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - England. Department of Health and Social Care - 7 April 2021

Why is it so hard to investigate the rare side effects of COVID vaccines? - Nature - 1 April 2021

Assessment of protection against reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 among 4 million PCR-tested individuals in Denmark in 2020: a population-level observational study - Lancet - 27 March 2021

What scientists do and don’t know about the Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID vaccine - Nature - 24 March 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Infection after Vaccination in Health Care Workers in California - NEJM - 23 March 2021

AZD1222 US Phase III trial met primary efficacy endpoint in preventing COVID-19 at interim analysis - AstraZeneca - 22 March 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines vs Variants - Determining How Much Immunity Is Enough - JAMA - 17 March 2021

Innovators target vaccines for variants and shortages in global South - Nature - 17 March 2021

CDC Interim Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. An Important First Step - JAMA - 10 March 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Combos Aim to Boost Immunity - The Scientist - 9 March 2021

Acute Allergic Reactions to mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines. Research letter - JAMA - 8 March 2021

What Do Vaccine Efficacy Numbers Actually Mean? - New York Times - 3 March 2021

COVID vaccination studies: plan now to pool data, or be bogged down in confusion - Nature - 3 March 2021

Sex Differences in Immune Responses to Viral Infection - The Scientist - 1 Mar 2021

Q&A: New Trials Tackle COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnancy - The Scientist - 25 February 2021

COVID-19 vaccine-associated anaphylaxis: A statement of the World Allergy Organization Anaphylaxis Committee - World Allergy Organ J - February 2021

Why COVID vaccines are so difficult to compare. Despite the widespread roll-out of several vaccines, it could be months before they can be ranked - Nature - 23 February 2021

Maintaining Safety with SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines - NEJM - 18 Feb 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for Pregnant Moms May Protect Newborns - The Scientist - 17 February 2021

COVID vaccines and safety: what the research says - Nature - 16 Feb 2021

How ‘killer’ T cells could boost COVID immunity in face of new variants - Nature - 12 Feb 2021

Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Reduces Viral Load: Study - The Scientist - 10 Feb 2021

Antibody Status and Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Health Care Workers - JAMA - 11 Feb 2021

Variant-proof vaccines — invest now for the next pandemic - Nature - 8 Feb 2021

How were researchers able to develop COVID-19 vaccines so quickly? - University of Chicago News - 5 Feb 2021

Will Delaying Vaccine Doses Cause a Coronavirus Escape Mutant? - Scientist - 4 Feb 2021

A New Vaccine to Battle Covid-19. Editorial & Efficacy and Safety of the mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine - NEJM - 4 February 2021

Strategies for Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence - National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine [US] - 3 February 2021

Nudging for other's sake: An ethical analysis of the legitimacy of nudging healthcare workers to accept influenza immunization - Bioethics - Jan 2021

Inside the B.1.1.7 Coronavirus Variant - NY Times - 18 Jan 2021