Dr. Anthony Fauci has recently said that the decision on whether to end Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause on Friday. The pause on the vaccine distribution was initiated after the US officials found six women experiencing a rare blood clot disorder within two weeks of getting the vaccine.
A team of researchers in the UK have reported 22 patients with rare, serious blood clot disorders after receiving the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca-Oxford, called Vaxzevria. All the patients experienced mild bruising and petechial rashes, indicating they developed vaccine-induced blood clot disorders.
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.
A new study has found that the birth rate declined in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, northern Italy probably due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The study authors said the frequency of sexual intercourse might have declined due to strict lockdown, which could be the reason why there has been a decline in birth rates.