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Moderna vaccine appears to work against variants

Moderna vaccine appears to work against variants

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Getty ImagesModerna's Covid vaccine appears to work against new, more infectious variants of the pandemic virus found in the UK and South Africa, say scientists from the US pharmaceutical company. Early laboratory tests suggest antibodies triggered by the vaccine can recognise and fight the new variants. More studies are needed to confirm this is true for people who have been vaccinated.The new variants have been spreading fast in a number of nations.They have undergone changes or mutations that mean they can infect human cells more easily than the original version of coronavirus that started the pandemic. Experts think the UK strain, which emerged in September, may be up to 70% more transmissible. How worrying are the South Africa and UK variants?Current vaccines were designed around earl...
CDC: 10 life-threatening reactions linked with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

CDC: 10 life-threatening reactions linked with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Health
Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Ten of the more than 4 million people in the United States who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine through Jan. 10 experienced a potentially life-threatening side effect, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The side effect, anaphylaxis, is a severe allergic reaction that can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to an allergen. Advertisement Symptoms of anaphylaxis include a skin rash, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing and shock. In most cases, it can be treated quickly with the "epi pen." Nearly 1,300 given the shot as of that date reported side effects as a result. All but 53 of these were considered minor, non-allergic reactions to the vaccine, such as swelling at the injection site, the CDC said. That...
Moderna becomes third Covid vaccine approved in the UK

Moderna becomes third Covid vaccine approved in the UK

Health
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Covid: US approves Moderna as second vaccine

Covid: US approves Moderna as second vaccine

Health
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UK secures two million more Moderna jabs as new vaccine minister appointed

UK secures two million more Moderna jabs as new vaccine minister appointed

Technology
The government has secured an additional two million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which trials suggest has a 95% effectiveness.The announcement came as the government appointed a minister, Nadhim Zahawi, responsible for the national deployment of the jabs. Live updates on coronavirus from UK and around world Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Moderna vaccine: 'No evidence of waning immunity' The total number of Moderna vaccine doses on order from the US pharmaceutical company is now seven million - enough...