Upper Hammonds Plains church hosts province’s first African Nova Scotian vaccination clinic

Upper Hammonds Plains church hosts province’s first African Nova Scotian vaccination clinic

Reverend Andrea Anderson was the first person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the province’s first African Nova Scotian vaccination clinic on Thursday.“I’ve been long awaiting this so I’ve been excited about getting this,” Anderson said.The clinic was held

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Concerns over AstraZeneca grow as Australia, Philippines, African Union curb COVID-19 shots – National

With 300,000 AstraZeneca doses set to expire April 2, will provinces use them up? - National

Australia and the Philippines limited use of AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, while the Africa Union dropped plans to buy the shot, dealing further blows to the company’s hopes to deliver a vaccine for the world.The vaccine – developed with

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Dementia Patients Are at Greater Risk for Covid-19, Particularly African Americans and People With Vascular Dementia

Dementia Patients Are at Greater Risk for Covid-19, Particularly African Americans and People With Vascular Dementia

By Michael S. Jaffee, University of Florida and Steven DeKosky, University of FloridaNew research is shedding light on how dementia can increase people’s risk for developing COVID-19, particularly among two groups: African Americans and people with vascular dementia.The headline findings

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In a Crucial South African Vaccine Trial, a Cautionary Tale

In a Crucial South African Vaccine Trial, a Cautionary Tale

In a year that has seesawed between astonishing gains and brutal setbacks on Covid-19, few moments were as sobering as the revelation last month that a coronavirus variant in South Africa was dampening the effect of one of the world’s

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Nova Scotia reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, confirms more South African and U.K. coronavirus variants

Nova Scotia reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, confirms more South African and U.K. coronavirus variants

Nova Scotia reports five new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.According to the province, three of the cases are in Central Zone and the other two are in Western Zone. They are all close contacts of previously reported cases.The National Microbiology

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Some Elderly African Americans Are Hesitant About the Covid Vaccine

Some Elderly African Americans Are Hesitant About the Covid Vaccine

BATON ROUGE, La — Flossie West was not at all interested in taking the coronavirus vaccine.Carla Brown, the nurse overseeing her care, was determined to change her mind.Ms. West, 73, has ovarian cancer, congestive heart failure and breathing difficulties —

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Pfizer says South African variant could notably cut down vaccine protection – National

The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, leaving experts worried - National

A laboratory study suggests that the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce antibody protection from the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine by two-thirds, and it is not clear if the shot will be effective against the mutation, the

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Too early to say AstraZeneca vaccine doesn’t protect against South African variant: experts – National

Too early to say AstraZeneca vaccine doesn’t protect against South African variant: experts - National

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has hit a minor stumbling block after a small clinical trial raised doubts about its efficacy against the South African variant of the coronavirus.On Sunday, South Africa halted its planned rollout following preliminary data that

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AstraZeneca says it is tweaking vaccine to fight South African coronavirus variant – National

AstraZeneca says it is tweaking vaccine to fight South African coronavirus variant - National

Developers of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine expect to have a modified jab to cope with the South Africa coronavirus variant by autumn, the vaccine’s lead researcher said Sunday.Health officials in Britain are trying to contain the spread of the variant

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African nations lead the world in offering PrEP HIV prevention drug

African nations lead the world in offering PrEP HIV prevention drug

By Paul Adepoju Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) helps prevent HIV infectionsDaniel Born/The Times/Gallo Images/Getty Images Nearly 1 million people are now taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a pill that can slash the risk of HIV infections. While early use of the drug

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