Covid-19 news: Past covid-19 infection boosts protection from vaccines

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A health worker administers a second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine.Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus news as of 12pm on 7 October Vaccines are up to 94 per…

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A COVID Correction for the Ages Points to a Bigger Agenda

Over my years of writing at RedState, I’ve seen some hilariously bad corrections from major outlets like The New York Times, but this latest one may take the cake. And we are only a few weeks removed from this absolute gem. Behold, the former gold medal winner. A two part story courtesy of the “fact…

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Ser inmune a covid por haberlo tenido o estar vacunado, ¿es lo mismo?

El doctor Aaron Kheriaty, profesor de psiquiatría en la Universidad de California-Irvine, pensó que no necesitaba vacunarse contra covid porque había sufrido la enfermedad en julio de 2020. Por eso, en agosto, presentó una demanda para frenar el mandato de vacunación del sistema universitario, alegando que la inmunidad “natural” le había dado a él y…

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Covid Immunity Through Infection or Vaccination: Are They Equal?

Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a University of California-Irvine psychiatry professor, felt he didn’t need to be vaccinated against covid because he’d fallen ill with the disease in July 2020. So, in August, he sued to stop the university system’s vaccination mandate, saying “natural” immunity had given him and millions of others better protection than any vaccine…

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Commentary says COVID-19 vaccines should be shored up with a plant-based diet

Credit: CC0 Public Domain “A solid vaccination program is lifesaving, essential, and insufficient,” begins the commentary “Shoring Up Vaccine Efficacy,” which appears today in the American Journal of Medicine. The authors say that in addition to vaccinations, health care workers should recommend plant-based diets to help patients improve their health and decrease vulnerability to COVID-19.…

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COVID-19 loss of taste and smell more likely to reverse in certain people

Most people who lose their sense of taste and/or smell as a result of COVID-19 will eventually regain both senses within the first few months of recovery. A new study analyzing survey data found that some people are more likely to regain these senses within that time period compared to others, however, and the major…

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Pfizer COVID Vaccine Antibodies May Disappear in 7 Months, Study Says

Oct. 4, 2021 — Antibody levels may wane after 7 months for people who got the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to a new study published on the bioRxiv preprint server. In the study, which hasn’t yet been peer-reviewed or formally published in a medical journal, researchers analyzed blood samples from 46 healthy young or middle-aged adults…

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Merck says its COVID-19 pill drastically reduced deaths during trial

Pharmaceutical company Merck has announced that its molnupiravir pill-based COVID-19 treatment “significantly” reduced the rates of hospitalization and death among patients during its Phase 3 MOVe-OUT trial. The benefits were observed among participants who had mild to moderate COVID-19, but who weren’t hospitalized at the time they started taking the oral treatment. Molnupiravir is a…

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COVID-19 deaths eclipse 700,000 in US as delta variant rages

Aubrea Baker displays her wedding photo as she and her 7-month-old daughter Haylen visit one of her late husband’s favorite fishing spots Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Burlington, Kan. Her husband, Danny Baker, was among the 700,000 U.S. victims of COVID-19, dying on Sept. 14 after testing positive in July. Credit: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel It’s…

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US hits 700,000 COVID deaths just as cases begin to fall

by Amy Forliti and Carla K. Johnson In this Aug. 17, 2021, file photo, nursing coordinator Beth Springer looks into a patient’s room in a COVID-19 ward at the Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La. A decline in COVID-19 cases in the United States over the last several weeks has given overwhelmed hospitals some relief,…