Hope for long Covid sufferers as Pfizer antiviral for patients left with lingering symptoms trialed

Hope for long Covid sufferers as new study will trial Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid in patients left with lingering symptoms months later 100 people who have had long Covid symptoms for 3+ months will take Paxlovid Researchers want to see if it will help with brain fog, fatigue and weakness 1 in 13 US adults suffer … Read more

Health Canada reviews RSV vaccine candidate as cases spike across country – National

As doctors worry older adults will be the next wave to become seriously ill by respiratory syncytial virus, Health Canada is reviewing a vaccine to help protect the elderly. Health Canada said it received a submission from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on Oct. 25 for an RSV vaccine for adults 60 years of age and older. In … Read more

Debunked theory about MDs harmed by COVID vaccine won’t go away

On the third Sunday of July, a Toronto ear specialist and devoted father of three died after a “ridiculously unfair” bout of lung cancer, according to his obituary. The next day, a longtime neurologist who loved literature, classical music and the outdoors also died of cancer. The third doctor to die that week had a … Read more

RSV cases in Canada on the rise, stretch children’s hospitals

Coming down from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, children’s hospitals across Canada are struggling to handle a new surge of young patients with viral infections in what pediatric health-care workers are calling their version of 2020. Pediatric health-care professionals warn most children’s hospitals are operating at or over 100 per cent occupancy, that emergency … Read more

RSV: Orange County declares health emergency due to viral infections causing rise in pediatric hospitalizations, ER visits

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (KABC) — Orange County has declared a health emergency over what officials call rapidly spreading viral infections that are leading to a record number of pediatric hospitalizations. The OC Health Care Agency on Monday said daily emergency room visits are also on the rise in the county. There is no vaccine against … Read more

Major COVID-19 Vaccine Maker Says mRNA Cancer Vaccines to Be Available ‘Before 2030’

The husband and wife duo who helped create the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine proclaimed that messenger RNA (mRNA) cancer vaccines are being worked on and aren’t far off. “We feel that a cure for cancer or to changing cancer patients’ lives is in our grasp,” Professor Ozlem Tureci told BBC News. Tureci co-founded BioNTech with her … Read more

Cancer vaccine using mRNA technology may be ready by 2030, say founders of COVID vaccine-makers BioNTech

The world could be only a few years away from a cancer vaccine, according to the couple behind the Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine. “We feel that a cure for cancer or to changing cancer patients’ lives is in our grasp,” professor Ozlem Tureci told BBC News in an interview over the weekend. Her husband, professor Ugur … Read more

Will bivalent boosters work against future COVID variants? Here’s what experts say – National

Bivalent booster shots can help the human immune system recognize new COVID-19 variants, two new studies suggest, but it may not offer protection against all future strains. “When you see another variant, your immune system should be able to recognize it, whether you have been vaccinated by something related to it or you actually became … Read more

PAxlovid: Pfizer’s Covid drug can cause deadly blood clots, study warns

Pfizer’s Covid drug Paxlovid – which was used to treat Biden – can cause deadly blood clots, study warns Medicine to treat heart conditions can become unsafe when taken with Paxlovid Coronary heart disease drugs prescribed with it mean a higher risk of blood clots And alongside immunosuppressants it can cause plasma to rise to … Read more

The US’s estimate for uptake of the new covid booster was off by more than 90%

The US government prepared well for it fall covid vaccination campaign. At the end of July, it placed an order for 105 million doses or Pfizer omicron-specific boosters (also known as bivalent, as they protect against the broader covid virus as well as the omicron variant). Then, only days later, it ordered 66 million doses … Read more