Monday, June 27News That Matters
Shadow

Tag: dose

The second dose of Covid vaccine is needed for complete immunity, infectious disease specialist Dr. Paul Offit says

Finance
The second dose of Covid-19 vaccine is crucial in creating longer and complete immunity as well as preventing variants of the virus, according to Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia."We need to know that this is a two-dose vaccine, period," Offit told CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith." "The second dose of either the Pfizer or Modern vaccine dramatically increases it and induces the kind of cells that suggest you'll have longer term memory, meaning the vaccine would last for a few years. I think if we have people who just get one dose of the vaccine, which will give you shorter and less complete immunity, that's only going to create variants."His comments came afte...
US asking states to speed vaccine, not hold back 2nd dose

US asking states to speed vaccine, not hold back 2nd dose

Health
WASHINGTON -- Barely a month into a mass vaccination campaign to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration unexpectedly shifted gears Tuesday to speed the delivery of shots. The move came after widespread concern over a slow start even as coronavirus cases and deaths reach alarming new highs.Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a series of major changes to increase supply of vaccines and expand the age groups eligible as well as locations where people can get shots.One change will have some teeth to it. Azar said going forward the federal government will base each state's allocation of vaccines partly on how successful states have been in administering those already provided.“If you are not using vaccines that you have the right to, then we should be rebalanci...
FDA: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine offers protection within 10 days of first dose

FDA: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine offers protection within 10 days of first dose

Health
Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine offers more than 50% protection against the virus within 10 days of receiving the first dose, according to documents released Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Data posted online by the FDA also suggests that the vaccine works well irrespective of recipients' race, weight or age. Advertisement This is significant, given research has found that people of color, those who are overweight or obese and the elderly are at increased risk for infection and serious illness with COVID-19. The review of existing study data on the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine is being conducted as part of the drugmaker's application for an emergency use authorization for the two-dose shot. Earlier this month, Pfizer, which developed the vaccine i...
Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine ‘dose error’ explained

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine ‘dose error’ explained

Health
.css-94m6rd-HeadingWrapper{border-bottom:solid 1px #BABABA;padding-bottom:1.5rem;}.css-94m6rd-HeadingWrapper > *:not([hidden]):not(style) ~ *:not([hidden]):not(style){margin-top:1rem;}.css-vk3nhx-ComponentWrapper{margin:1.5rem 0;}.css-1759m9z-StyledFigure{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:400;font-size:0.875rem;line-height:1.125rem;}.css-kwaqyc-StyledFigureContainer{position:relative;}.css-1xtcmof-Placeholder{position:relative;display:block;padding-bottom:56.25%;background-color:#EEEEEE;}.css-1xtcmof-Placeholder img{overflow:hidden;position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:center;-webkit-justify-content:center;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center;-webk...
Why a dose of fear can be healthy for investors, bull market or no bull market

Why a dose of fear can be healthy for investors, bull market or no bull market

Finance
The year 2017 was a good year to be an investor. The Dow Jones Industrial Average just passed through the 24,000 level for the first time ever. The S&P 500, a broader measure of the market, finished higher in November, making it 13 months in a row of gains, also a record. Both indices are more than 20 percent higher than where they started the year.It seems that every day, the headline on CNBC reads "Markets Hit New Record High." In fact, we are in a bull market that is now eight-and-a-half years old, the second longest in history.More from Investor Toolkit:Advisors turn to life coaches and counselorsRetirees leave $ 100B in Social Security benefits on tableRing in 2018 with a new financial game planThat's good, right? As an investment manager, we think it's great for our clients to se...