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According to a study published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Covid-19-related hospitalizations among teenagers in the United States over the past three flu seasons has been about three times higher than influenza-related hospitalizations.The results contradict claims that influenza is more threatening to children than Covid-19, an argument used to reopen schools and...
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c-d-c-confirms-more-cases-of-rare-blood-clot-disorder-linked-to-j-j-vaccine
Federal health officials have now confirmed 28 cases, including six in men, of a rare bleeding disorder in adults who have received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine.Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the vaccination safety bureau at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, presented the new cases on Wednesday at a CDC advisory board meetingThe number...
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The antibodies resulted in a condition called thrombotic thrombocytopenia, which caused both clotting and abnormal bleeding. The researchers suggested calling the newly identified version in these patients "vaccine-induced immunothrombotic thrombocytopenia" or VITT.Scientists have put forward various theories of what triggers the immune response. The AstraZeneca vaccine uses a chimpanzee adenovirus to transport DNA into recipients and trigger...
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Tom Werner, chairman of Boston Red Sox, told CNBC Thursday that he did not expect any coronavirus outbreaks that would materially change the course of the Major League Baseball season.Werner's comments on "Squawk Box" came on opening day, the start of the second MLB season to be played during the pandemic following last year's shortened campaign."I'm sure we have...
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Liesbeth Stoeffler's doctors had to make a courageous decision in 2009. Ms. Stoeffler was on a ventilator and deeply sedated after cystic fibrosis destroyed the lungs that had once given her the ability to run and hike.She needed a double lung transplant, but doctors feared that prolonged ventilatory time could make her too weak or malnourished to be...
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