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by Cat on Wed Apr 7th, 2021 at 02:41:23 PM EST
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Italy recommends AstraZeneca COVID vaccine only for over-60s
plus NL, ES, DE differential age brackets
by Cat on Wed Apr 7th, 2021 at 10:56:29 PM EST
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Denmark becomes first country to permanently stop use of AstraZeneca vaccine
"Decision comes as another blow to EU's faltering immunization program"
by Cat on Wed Apr 14th, 2021 at 04:19:06 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Apr 15th, 2021 at 05:07:05 PM EST
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EU Commission to end AstraZeneca and J&J vaccine contracts at expiry - paper, La Stampa
added that Brussels would rather focus on COVID-19 vaccines using messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, such as Pfizer's and Moderna's ... Later on Wednesday the President of the European Commission said the EU was in talks with Pfizer and BionTech for a new contract for 1.8 billion doses, confirming a Reuters report from last week.
by Cat on Wed Apr 14th, 2021 at 07:06:15 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Apr 27th, 2021 at 01:01:08 PM EST
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Britain orders 60 million Pfizer COVID-19 shots for booster programme science-y stuff
"We'll get an idea then of which gives you the highest boost, which perhaps gives you the broadest boost against a range of coronavirus variants, and indeed what the timings look like," he told a press conference.

"That is another reason why the vaccines taskforce has invested in contracts with not just one or two manufacturers, but six or seven so that we have that optionality."
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Britain, which has a population of 67 million, has deals for 517 million doses of eight different COVID-19 vaccines, some of which remain under development.

by Cat on Wed Apr 28th, 2021 at 10:30:24 PM EST
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"Leiden" disputes FDA, EMA abundance of caution
"The Ad26.COV2.S vaccine uses a human Ad26-based vector, whereas the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine uses a chimpanzee adenovirus-based vector (references S3 and S4)."
by Cat on Sat Apr 17th, 2021 at 04:20:12 PM EST
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J&J Privately Asked Rival Covid-19 Vaccine Makers to Probe Clotting Risks
AstraZeneca agrees. Pfizer and Moderna decline, their "shots could be tarnished by association," some people say.
by Cat on Sat Apr 17th, 2021 at 05:21:23 PM EST
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Blood clots as prevalent with Pfizer and Moderna vaccine as with AstraZeneca's: study, 15 April
According to the study, 4 in 1 million people experience cerebral venous thrombosis after getting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, versus 5 in 1 million people for the AstraZeneca vaccine. The risk of getting CVT is much higher for those who get COVID-19 -- 39 in a million patients -- than it is for those who get vaccinated.
CVT statistical analysis, January 20, 2020 and March 25, 2021
cohorts:  Pfizer BNT162b2, Moderna mRNA-1273 (N=489,871); AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (N=34M), Janssen Ad26.COV2-S (N=N/A)
controls: influenza (N=172,742), COVID-19 (N=513,284)
The risk of being diagnosed with a CVT was significantly higher in the two weeks after COVID-19 compared to influenza or after receiving an mRNA vaccine. The  risk associated  with  COVID-19 was  also  higher than:(a) that currently reported by the EMA following vaccination with the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine;(b) the overall incidence observed inthe TriNetX network or (c) the historical incidence of CVT in the USA.
 
by Cat on Mon Apr 19th, 2021 at 09:30:10 PM EST
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EU concluding deal for 1.8 billion more BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine doses
status report: "Von der Leyen, herself a trained medical doctor, praised the mRNA technique pioneered in Germany as being 'incredibly agile.'"
by Cat on Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 at 02:55:36 PM EST
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Will get my 1st jab tomorrow morning ... age group 75+ ... a merry-go round in Dutch politics and health ... Rutte & Co opening up shops, events, sports, outside dining and ending a number of lockdown measures such as the curfew. Number of cases still in upward trend... ICUs are complet ... next week hospital admittancy will be in code black ... the young adults are now in the majority to fall ill to the virus and are filling the hospital beds.

ICU expert says Dutch hospitals in Covid trouble; Warns of "Code black situation"

(*) Olympic sporters were on the priority lists as were ...
 

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 23rd, 2021 at 08:27:05 PM EST
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In Colorado we have walk-up immunization for anybody over age 16.

https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine/where-you-can-get-vaccinated

by asdf on Wed Apr 28th, 2021 at 03:51:28 PM EST
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