Report: Unvaccinated People Infected with Delta Remain Contagious

July 29, 2021 – The CDC is expected to announce this week that new data shows people vaccinated against COVID-19 who become infected with the Delta variant can spread it and infect others, The New York Times reported late Thursday. The revelation is one reason the agency reversed course this week and said fully … Read more

ICMR asks for list of people who got actual vaccine shot during clinical trials – ET HealthWorld

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has asked the principal investigators of clinical trials to compile a list of volunteers who received an actual vaccine shot, and not a placebo, so that they can be issued certificates from the vaccine registration platform CoWIN. “ICMR is facilitating the process. We do feel that participants have … Read more

Pfizer Vaccine Protection Wanes After 6 Months Study Finds

July 28, 2021 – Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine continues to show strong protection against serious illness and hospitalization after 6 months, but overall protection against the virus appears to wane after a half a year, according to a new study. The July 28, 2021, pre-print report of the study, which has not been peer-reviewed, suggests … Read more

Nine states still have over 10,000 active Covid cases: Govt

Nine states still have over 10,000 active coronavirus cases, the government said, noting that it is critical to strictly follow Covid-appropriate behaviour as the second wave is still not over. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in partnership with UNICEF, on Friday, hosted an orientation-cum-interaction session for officers and field reporters. Addressing the … Read more

3rd Covid wave may occur either due to mutations in virus or pool of susceptible population: Govt

The third Covid wave may occur either because of mutations in the virus or due to the available pool of susceptible population, and is also dependent on various pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions for management of the pandemic, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. In a written reply, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said vaccination protects … Read more

Why the 2nd Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Is So Crucial

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It takes two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to “wake up” cells that play a very important role in the body’s immune response, with the second dose increasing their numbers 100-fold, according to new research. The Stanford University study … Read more