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Detroit declined Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week, but will take them in future – Detroit Free Press

Detroit declined Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week, but will take them in future – Detroit Free Press

The city of Detroit declined to accept 6,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine this week, state health officials said a day after Mayor Mike Duggan said during a briefing Tuesday that the city was “gonna protect Detroiters with a 95% vaccine." On Wednesday night, Duggan's spokesman John Roach said the city had enough Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to more than cover all of the upcoming week's scheduled appointments and that the city would take Johnson & Johnson vaccines "in the next round … giving Detroiters that option." He said the city is in the process of setting up a separate Johnson & Johnson vaccine site and patient option. In his comments Tuesday, Duggan was referencing Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, which were shown to be 94% and 95% effective in cl...
Detroit declined Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week, but will take them in future – Detroit Free Press

Detroit declined Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week, but will take them in future – Detroit Free Press

The city of Detroit declined to accept 6,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine this week, state health officials said a day after Mayor Mike Duggan said during a briefing Tuesday that the city was “gonna protect Detroiters with a 95% vaccine." On Wednesday night, Duggan's spokesman John Roach said the city had enough Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to more than cover all of the upcoming week's scheduled appointments and that the city would take Johnson & Johnson vaccines "in the next round … giving Detroiters that option." He said the city is in the process of setting up a separate Johnson & Johnson vaccine site and patient option. In his comments Tuesday, Duggan was referencing Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, which were shown to be 94% and 95% effective in cl...
Detroit declined Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week, but will take them in future – Detroit Free Press

Detroit declined Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week, but will take them in future – Detroit Free Press

The city of Detroit declined to accept 6,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine this week, state health officials said a day after Mayor Mike Duggan said during a briefing Tuesday that the city was “gonna protect Detroiters with a 95% vaccine." On Wednesday night, Duggan's spokesman John Roach said the city had enough Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to more than cover all of the upcoming week's scheduled appointments and that the city would take Johnson & Johnson vaccines "in the next round … giving Detroiters that option." He said the city is in the process of setting up a separate Johnson & Johnson vaccine site and patient option. In his comments Tuesday, Duggan was referencing Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, which were shown to be 94% and 95% effective in cl...
Detroit declined Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week, but will take them in future – Detroit Free Press

Detroit declined Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week, but will take them in future – Detroit Free Press

The city of Detroit declined to accept 6,200 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine this week, state health officials said a day after Mayor Mike Duggan said during a briefing Tuesday that the city was “gonna protect Detroiters with a 95% vaccine." On Wednesday night, Duggan's spokesman John Roach said the city had enough Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to more than cover all of the upcoming week's scheduled appointments and that the city would take Johnson & Johnson vaccines "in the next round … giving Detroiters that option." He said the city is in the process of setting up a separate Johnson & Johnson vaccine site and patient option. In his comments Tuesday, Duggan was referencing Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, which were shown to be 94% and 95% effective in cl...
“Fludemic” model accurately maps where COVID hotspots will crop up a week out – Axios

“Fludemic” model accurately maps where COVID hotspots will crop up a week out – Axios

By combining a range of private and public information, a small startup says it is able to predict COVID-19 hot spots at the neighborhood level a week out — with 92% accuracy. Driving the news: The startup, Data Driven Health, made a version of its flu and COVID-prediction model freely available Wednesday, offering data down to the neighborhood level. Why it matters: Assuming the company's Fludemic model proves consistently accurate, governments and health systems could use such data to set policy and allocate resources, while individuals could use it to evaluate the personal risk of planned outings. How it works: Fludemic takes in a range of data daily using a mix of clinical data, socioeconomic indicators and factors such as mask-wearing policy and mobility trends. Yes, but: While the m...
Over 1.77 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India – Mint

Over 1.77 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India – Mint

New Delhi: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 1.77 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated and vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) starting from February 2. The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March for those above 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified comorbid conditions. A total of 1,77,11,287 vaccine doses have been given, as per the provisional report till Thursday 7 pm. These include 68,38,077 healthcare workers, who have taken the first dose and 30,82,942 healthcare workers who have taken the second ...
Social media posts and online ads claiming to sell COVID-19 vaccines are lying. Heres how to protect yourself – Business Insider India

Social media posts and online ads claiming to sell COVID-19 vaccines are lying. Heres how to protect yourself – Business Insider India

Fraudulent vaccines and other coronavirus treatments have cropped up worldwide since the start of the pandemic. On Wednesday, a shipment of fake vaccines was intercepted in South Africa. The FDA has issued guidance to consumers to protect themselves from COVID-19-related scams. Fake coronavirus vaccines have cropped up around the world, from a major ring in China to a 55-year-old man in the Pacific Northwest. The FDA has issued warnings about false coronavirus tests and counterfeit vaccines as people globally scramble to get their shots. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself, and a rundown of some of the major vaccine scams. Beware of any online ads or social media posts selling vaccines - they're scams Interpol warned that there are not any approved vaccines for sale...
Green tea extracts could benefit facial development of children with Down syndrome: Study – The Tribune India

Green tea extracts could benefit facial development of children with Down syndrome: Study – The Tribune India

Washington, March 4 Green tea is already known for its antioxidant properties, which aid in immunity boosting and weight loss, but did you know that it can also prove beneficial for the facial development of children with Down syndrome. According to a new study, green tea supplements modulate facial development in children with Down syndrome. The study, led by Belgian and Spanish researchers, was published in Nature Scientific Reports. The researchers observed that the intake of green tea extracts can reduce facial dysmorphology in children with Down syndrome when taken during the first three years of life. Additional experimental research in mice confirmed the positive effects at low doses. However, they also found that high...
About 40% of over-80s in England broke Covid rules after jab – The Guardian

About 40% of over-80s in England broke Covid rules after jab – The Guardian

Two in five over-80s in England who have had a coronavirus jab have since broken lockdown rules by meeting up with someone indoors when not permitted, an Office for National Statistics survey suggests. A similar proportion of over-80s reported having done so within three weeks of receiving a first dose. Three weeks is the period it takes for protection to build after the initial shot. 8 March 2021 Step 1, part 1 All pupils and college students return fully. People can meet one other person outside, not just for exercise. Care home residents can receive one regular, named visitor. The “stay at home” order will otherwise stay in place. 29 March 2021 Step 1, part 2 Outdoor gatherings allowed of up to six people, or two households if this is larger, not just in...