Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla thinks people need a booster dose of COVID vaccines in order to gain full protection against the disease. He also thinks that people will more likely need to take a COVID vaccine every year just like they take flu shots annually.
A new large study has found that physical inactivity is linked to severe COVID-19 illness and an increased risk of death by the disease. The study found physically inactive patients were more likely to be hospitalized with more severe COVID-19 illness.
The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has recently said that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is a long way from over, but the world has reasons to stay optimistic. He said there has been an increasing number of cases and deaths in the last few weeks.
The CDC and FDA said they found six women with an extremely rare blood clot disorder after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, suggesting a pause in vaccine rollout. Experts have said that it is currently unclear why it happened in those cases. The agencies will review the cases today.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US top infectious disease expert, said he will still follow all the precautions even after getting fully vaccinated against the COVID-19. He said he will not go for a vacation, or eat indoors in a restaurant, or go to a movie theater.
New research has found that the South African strain of the coronavirus has the potential to break through the protection offered by the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. However, one study author said it is unclear whether this finding suggests that it could cause serious COVID illness.