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Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines likely effective against Indian coronavirus variant, researchers suggest

Coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna appeared to remain effective against a subtype of the Indian virus variant, according to early findings presented Tuesday from researchers at Emory University.  The findings, posted to bioRxiv late Monday ahead of peer review, suggested the B.1.617.1 variant dealt an approximate seven-fold reduction in protection from prior infection and vaccination. However,… Read More »

Health standards organizations help codify novel coronavirus info

As part of the global effort to manage and contain the coronavirus response, two global health standards organizations have introduced new content. Regenstrief Institute and SNOMED International, are supporting care teams globally to code and track SARS-CoV-2 testing and COVID-19 cases, and by extension support clinicians and researchers in their efforts to address its containment.… Read More »

Coronavirus discovered in ice cream

Ice cream made in China with ingredients from New Zealand and the Ukraine has been contaminated with COVID-19 in what experts describe as a “one-off”. Health officials in the Chinese municipality of Tianjin report that three samples of the ice cream returned a positive COVID-19 test. However, the infection is thought to be a “one-off”… Read More »