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Supplements may save people with low vit D levels from severe Covid-19: Study

A new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism revealed that patients who have low vitamin D levels and are hospitalised for Covid-19 have better chances of survival if given vitamin D supplementation of at least 1,000 units weekly. Patients with low vitamin D levels who are hospitalised for Covid-19 may have a lower risk ...

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People above 65 are more likely to catch COVID-19 twice

While COVID-19 vaccination is going on in full swing, studies are still being conducted to know more about the virus. One such study published on Wednesday found that people over the age of 65 are more likely to be reinfected with COVID-19.   The study The study was published in The Lancet and looked at the data collected in Denmark ...

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Benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh risks, WHO says

The World Health Organizations’ Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety ruled that the benefits of vaccination with the UK-Swedish AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine outweigh the risks. “The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (including Covishield) continues to have a positive benefit-risk profile, with tremendous potential to prevent infections and reduce deaths across the world,” the committee said in a statement, published Friday, reports AFP. ...

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Germany, France among nations to resume use of AstraZeneca

Germany, France and other European nations announced plans to resume using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday after EU and British regulators moved to shore up confidence in the shot, saying its benefits outweigh the risks. Reports of rare brain blood clots had prompted more than a dozen nations to suspend use of the shot, the latest challenge for AstraZeneca’s ambition ...

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Covid in Europe: Vaccine suspension hits rollout as cases rise

Several European countries are experiencing a new surge in coronavirus infections, while a number have also suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine over safety concerns. The European Medicines Agency is standing by its decision to approve the vaccine and has reiterated there is “no indication” the jab causes blood clots. It is investigating further and its results are due to ...

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Moderna starts testing Covid-19 vaccine on young children, infants

Moderna has begun testing its Covid-19 vaccine on children and infants between the ages of six months and 12 years old in a study, as the pharmaceutical company seeks to expand approval for its vaccine to children, the company said on Tuesday. The company said that that the first participants in the KidCOVE study on pediatric Covid-19 vaccinations had been ...

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Covid-19: Continue using AstraZeneca vaccine, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries not to pause Covid vaccinations, as several major EU member states halted their rollouts of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab. It said there was no evidence of a link between the vaccine and blood clots. Germany, France, Italy and Spain joined smaller nations in halting vaccinations as a precaution while checks are made. The ...

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Covid-19: Netherlands suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine

The Netherlands has become the latest country to suspend use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine over concerns about possible side effects. The Dutch government said the move, which will last until at least 29 March, was a precaution. The Republic of Ireland earlier made a similar decision over reports of blood clotting events in adults in Norway. But the World ...

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Millions of AstraZeneca Covid vax doses lying idle in US

Even as a severe supply constraints remain the biggest concern for many nations trying to accelerate the vaccine drive against Covid-19, tens of millions of AstraZeneca doses are lying idle in the US manufacturing facilities. This is because results of the vaccine’s crucial clinical trial in the US are yet to be declared and the company has not yet applied ...

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