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FDA Panel Backs Second Shot for Those Who Got J&J Vaccine 
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/961003

Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee on Friday voted 19-0 to authorize second doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to boost immunity. It was the second vote in as many days to back a change to a COVID vaccine timeline. In its vote, the committee said...

ECTRIMS/EAN Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination in MS Patients
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/961005

Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) and the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) have produced a joint position statement on COVID-19 vaccination for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The statement was released on October 13 at the 37th Congress ...

Cities, Police Unions Clash as Vaccine Mandates Take Effect
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/961010

Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Police departments around the U.S. that are requiring officers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are running up against pockets of resistance that some fear could leave law enforcement shorthanded and undermine public safety. Police unions and officers are pushing back by filing lawsuits to blo...

Chicago Cops Won't Be Sent Home Over Vaccine Status — Yet
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960986

Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. CHICAGO (AP) — Police officers in Chicago will not be ordered to go home if they defy the city's requirement that they report their COVID-19 vaccination status or be placed on unpaid leave, police leaders and Chicago's mayor said Thursday. "Nobody is going to be turned away," said police departm...

US to Ease International Travel Policy on November 8
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960996

Oct 15th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Fully vaccinated people from foreign countries, including the European Union and the United Kingdom, will be allowed to travel into the United States starting Nov. 8, the White House said Friday. "This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is...

Sawbones Hosts Demystify Medicine, One Episode at a Time
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960763

Oct 15th, 2021 - Working in medicine often means recounting medical facts galore to your spouse, family, and anyone nearby. But what if this was something you did not just for your partner, but for thousands of listeners each week, and even at live shows (back when those were still a thing)? Family medicine physician and assistant professor Sydnee McElroy, MD, co-hosts the podcast Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Mi...

US Pastors, Advocacy Groups Mobilize Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960867

Oct 15th, 2021 - (Reuters) - From the outside, First Harvest Ministries in Waveland, Mississippi, could almost be mistaken for a storage shed were it not for the steeple. From the modest building however, Shane Vaughn, the Pentecostal church's pastor, has helped spearhead an online movement promoting personal faith as a way around workplace COVID-19 vaccine mandates. He posts form letters for U.S. workers seeki...

EU Starts Real-Time Review of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960879

Oct 15th, 2021 - (Reuters) - Europe's drug regulator said on Thursday it had started a real-time review of AstraZeneca's antibody-based COVID-19 therapy, the first protective shot other than vaccines against coronavirus. The decision by the human medicines committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to begin the rolling review was based on early results from clinical studies, the regulator said. It did not...

Judge Bars United From Putting Unvaccinated Workers on Leave
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960897

Oct 14th, 2021 - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has extended a ban on United Airlines putting employees on unpaid leave for seeking a medical or religious exemption from the airline's requirement to get vaccinated against COVID-19. U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman in Fort Worth, Texas, granted a restraining order Tuesday in favor of employees who are suing the airline over the mandate. Lawyers for the...

Chicago Police Union Head Urges Cops to Defy Vaccine Mandate
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960883

Oct 14th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. CHICAGO (AP) — The head of the Chicago police officers union has called on its members to defy the city's requirement to report their COVID-19 vaccination status by Friday or be placed on unpaid leave. In the video posted online Tuesday and first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, Fraternal Orde...

Indiana Couple Says Kids Got COVID Vaccines Rather Than Flu Shots
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960910

Oct 14th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A couple in Indiana took their kids to get flu shots last week but say the pharmacy mistakenly gave them adult doses of the COVID-19 vaccine instead, according to WFIE, an NBC affiliate in Evansville. Alexandra and Joshua Price said they went to a Walgreens on Oct. 4 so the family could get flu ...

Substance Abuse Boosts COVID Hospitalization, Death Risk, Even After Vaccination
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960913

Oct 14th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) have a twofold increased risk for COVID-related hospitalization and death even after vaccination, new research shows. Investigators analyzed data on over 10,000 vaccinated individuals with various SUDs and almost 600,000 vaccinated individuals with...

FDA Advisors Vote to Recommend Moderna Boosters
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960915

Oct 14th, 2021 - Editor's note: This story was updated Thursday October 14, 6:45 PM A panel of experts that advises the FDA on vaccine decisions voted unanimously Thursday to approve booster doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. The 19 members of the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted to authorize a 50-milligram dose — half the dose used in the primary series of shots — to bo...

No Unemployment Checks for Health Workers Who Refuse Vaccine
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960912

Oct 14th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — There will be no state unemployment benefits for health care workers who are fired for refusing to get employer-mandated vaccinations against COVID-19, state officials said Thursday. Already, a small number of workers have quit rather than be fully vaccinated ahead of the ...

Mixing COVID Vaccine Boosters May Be Better Option: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960932

Oct 14th, 2021 - A new US government study shows it isn't risky and may even be a good idea to mix, rather than match, COVID-19 vaccines when getting a booster dose. The study also shows mixing different kinds of vaccines appears to spur the body to make higher levels of virus-blocking antibodies than they would have gotten by boosting with a dose of the vaccine the person already had. If regulators endorse the...

History Does Repeat: Pandemic Vaccine Uproar Is Nothing New
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960923

Oct 14th, 2021 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Even as the fourth wave of COVID-19 cases trends downward, one aspect of the pandemic remains strong: differing opinions on the value of COVID-19 immunization and vaccine mandates across the US. Strong feelings around vaccination are nothing new. Claims that link the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine t...

Texas Vaccine Mandate Ban Likely to Be Trumped by Federal Law but Could Cause Uncertainty
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960772

Oct 14th, 2021 - (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott's ban on COVID-19 vaccine mandates will likely be superseded by the Biden administration plan to require shots for workers, but the dueling rules could take months to sort out in court, creating uncertainty for employers with business in the state. The Republican governor signed an executive order on Monday banning private employers and other entities from...

Modeling Study Makes Case for Vaccinating Essential Workers First
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960801

Oct 14th, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When COVID-19 vaccine supplies are limited, vaccinating essential workers before older adults has benefits for all, according to a modeling study. "The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted essential workers, who often have lower incomes and no option to work from home," Dr. Paul Tupper, professor and director of the cognitive science program at Simon Fra...

'Virtually Painless' Needle-Free Injections Developed in Netherlands
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960783

Oct 14th, 2021 - AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Researchers in the Netherlands are developing laser technology to enable "virtually painless" injections without needles in what they call a breakthrough that will ease fear and lower the threshold for vaccinations. The "Bubble Gun" uses a laser to push tiny droplets through the outer layer of the skin, said David Fernandez Rivas, a professor at Twente University and resea...

Russia Says Sputnik Light Is 70% Effective Against Delta Variant
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/960803

Oct 14th, 2021 - MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Sputnik Light vaccine shows 70% effectiveness against the Delta variant of COVID-19 three months after injection and the one-shot product is likely to become the country's main vaccine, Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday. The findings are part of a Russian push to promote Sputnik Light as an effective standalone vaccine and as a booster that can be comb...