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Only Lyme disease vaccine in development goes to Phase 3 trials

Only Lyme disease vaccine in development goes to Phase 3 trials

CNN  —  Vaccine maker Pfizer says it has begun Phase 3 clinical trial of its vaccine candidate against Lyme disease with French vaccine company Valneva SE. The biotech companies are recruiting about 6,000 participants age 5 and older at up to 50 sites in areas of Europe and the US where Lyme disease is endemic, …

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What Is Paxlovid? Everything You Need to Know

What Is Paxlovid? Everything You Need to Know

Hopes that it could be useful for treating people with mild illness have also proved unfounded. In June, a trial of Paxlovid’s effects in standard-risk Covid patients was ended when the treatment failed to significantly relieve the symptoms of those participating. Paxlovid’s usefulness is in protecting at-risk people from experiencing the very worst effects of …

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Anger and anxiety stalk EU’s monkeypox vaccine lottery – POLITICO

Anger and anxiety stalk EU’s monkeypox vaccine lottery – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe has a case of collective public health amnesia. The COVID-19 pandemic witnessed vaccine nationalism, contradictory official guidance and marginalized groups forced to advocate for themselves; while the early days of the HIV crisis were marred by virulent homophobia, stigmatization, and unequal access to treatments.  Now, with 16,500 …

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Climate Change Is Supercharging Most Infectious Diseases, New Study Finds

Climate Change Is Supercharging Most Infectious Diseases, New Study Finds

More than half of all human infectious diseases in recorded history — Lyme, West Nile, hantavirus, typhoid, HIV and influenza, to name a few — have been exacerbated by the mounting impacts of greenhouse gas-driven climate change. That is the sobering conclusion of a new, first-of-its-kind paper that combed through more than 70,000 scientific studies …

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'We're on our own.' Urgent pleas for monkeypox vaccines from gay men feeling neglected by the government

‘We’re on our own.’ Urgent pleas for monkeypox vaccines from gay men feeling neglected by the government

San Francisco CNN  —  The line begins to form before sunrise outside Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, with some people arriving as early as 2 a.m., bringing fold-up chairs and blankets to protect against the Bay Area’s overnight chill. They wear face masks, and keep a social distance from others, obeying the ground rules from …

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US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypoxoutbreak that has infected more than 7,100 Americans. The announcement will free up money and other resources to fight the virus, which may cause fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and pimple-like bumps on many parts of the …

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Monkeypox Has Been Declared a Public Health Emergency in Illinois. Here’s What That Means for Residents – NBC Chicago

Monkeypox Has Been Declared a Public Health Emergency in Illinois. Here’s What That Means for Residents – NBC Chicago

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, classifying the state as a “disaster area” in regards to the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Illinois is the state with the third-highest number of reported monkeypox infections reported, at 520. New York has the most reported cases, …

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California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency

California governor declares monkeypox state of emergency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency to speed efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to take the step. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the declaration will help California coordinate a government-wide response, seek more vaccines and lead outreach and education efforts on …

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California governor declares state of emergency over monkeypox outbreak

California governor declares state of emergency over monkeypox outbreak

CNN  —  California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday declared a state of emergency to bolster California’s monkeypox vaccination efforts as the virus spreads nationwide. The declaration comes as more than 5,800 probable or confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in the United States, including nearly 800 in California. While the World Health Organization has …

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