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Even if you feel just fine, you’re likely to be well protected

After receiving a Covid-19 vaccine, many people may experience minor adverse effects such as fatigue or headaches, which generally last around 24 to 48 hours. These reactions can be a sign that the immune system is working and responding to the vaccine. But what does this say about (or to)…


Tucker Carlson’s toxic disinformation about Covid vaccines may well cost someone their life

Let me cut to the chase: Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is spreading dangerous disinformation about the Covid-19 vaccines. Given his long history of questionable and controversial statements, this isn’t surprising. But this time, his falsehoods may cost someone their life.

On a recent episode of his massively popular prime time…


Don’t skip your second Pfizer or Moderna shot. Without it, your protection won’t be as strong or long-lasting.

Almost 150 million doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the United States. Most adults are now at least partially vaccinated, and more and more people are choosing to get vaccinated every day. But some people may be wondering if their second shot is necessary. The answer is yes.


Here’s what must be done to get the world vaccinated

The pandemic is splitting in two. While the U.S. and other wealthy nations vaccinate their way out of the nightmare, Covid-19 is raging around the world. Globally, new case counts have risen for nine consecutive weeks — and are now at their highest levels since the start of the pandemic…


Public Health Weekly

The latest Covid insights from former CDC Director Tom Frieden

This past week, we learned that our vaccine safety monitoring system works. Reports that a small number of people developed a rare form of blood clot after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine led to quick investigation, quick action, and transparency about what is known, not known, and what next…


PUBLIC HEALTH WEEKLY

The latest Covid insights from former CDC Director Tom Frieden

The U.S. vaccination campaign is facing a fundamental challenge: getting the vaccine where it’s needed most. Millions of Americans are still unprotected, many of them at high risk of severe illness. Our fourth surge is beginning. Lives are at stake.

As reported by CDC in its Covid Data Tracker, one…


Public Health Weekly

The latest Covid insights from former CDC Director Tom Frieden

There’s lots of good news to report on vaccines, but the virus and variants are also gaining ground. Variants are spreading rapidly in the U.S., driving (along with premature re-opening) the fourth surge that’s now underway. …


Florida researchers find more great news for pregnant people

Close up and focus of newborn baby wrapped in white blanket against moms chest

No pregnant person’s birth plan was to deliver their baby during a global pandemic. The more than 3.7 million individuals who give birth in the United States per year are looking for answers regarding Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy.

A new preprint study from the Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt…


Public Health Weekly

The latest Covid insights from former CDC Director Tom Frieden

Vaccinations have already saved at least 40,000 lives in the United States, and the pace keeps increasing. But explosive spread of variants in Brazil and lower interest in vaccination are ominous portents.

A fourth surge is likely in the U.S., but most likely a less deadly one.

Epidemiology tells the story

First, the epidemiology…


How to make sense of recent concerns about the AstraZeneca vaccine

Last week, several European countries paused their use of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to concerns about clotting and bleeding risks. Though the World Health Organization (WHO) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) have both said that it is safe to use, most countries have resumed using the vaccine, and the company…

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