Russia’s COVID Vaccine Rush Job Is Nearly as Effective as Moderna and Pfizer

Sputnik V—the Russian-developed COVID-19 vaccine with an accelerated development and approval that raised eyebrows among scientists—seems to actually work well, according to a study published in the Lancet medical journal Tuesday. The early results of a phase 3 clinical trial with nearly 22,000 participants between November and September showed that the Sputnik V vaccine was […]

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Thousands of COVID Vaccine Appointments Are Being Canceled Because of Supply Problems

Some local officials around the U.S. are canceling thousands of hard-to-get coronavirus vaccine appointments—another setback that could derail an already-troubled national public health campaign. From New York City to South Carolina, officials have rescheduled or canceled appointments, citing various problems with supply. The missed appointments, which come as some city officials warn they’re also running […]

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Anti-Vaxxers Are Coaching People How to ‘Refuse’ the COVID Vaccine

Dr. Kathleen Cowling, an emergency physician receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Saginaw, Mich. (Kaytie Boomer/Saginaw News via AP) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. UPDATE: Facebook and Instagram have removed videos urging followers to “refuse” the […]

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The GOP’s Fave Anti-Abortion Celebrity Is a COVID Anti-Vaxxer Now

In this screenshot from the RNC’s livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson addresses the virtual convention on August 25, 2020. (Photo Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images) One of the most prominent anti-abortion activists in the U.S. has declared that all Christians […]

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The CDC Just Gave Americans 2 Alternatives to a 14-Day Quarantine

Airline Passengers Eli and Maria are seen wearing hazmat suits at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on Thanksgiving. (Credit: mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX) On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested two “alternatives” to a 14-day quarantine after you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, saying people who can’t do that can end their quarantine after […]

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