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HIV status does not affect immune responses to Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, two studies show

Two studies of immune responses to the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine show that the vaccine produced similar immune responses in people with or without HIV. People with HIV did not experience more side effects from the vaccine. The findings have been made available as pre-prints, which means that they have not been peer-reviewed yet. There is… Read More »

In Covid-19 Vaccine Data, LGBTQ People Fear Invisibility

The Coronavirus Outbreak Latest Updates Maps and Cases Vaccine Rollout Second Dose Outdoor Mask Guidance Josie Nixon of Denver, Colo. had to select “other” for her gender when registering for a Covid vaccine. There was no option for “transgender woman.”Credit…Caleb Alvarado for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index In Covid Vaccine… Read More »

Pfizer CEO opposes U.S. call to waive Covid vaccine patents, cites manufacturing and safety issues

Sergeant Jennifer Callender (L) of the Illinois Air National Guard administers a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Virginia Persha at a vaccination center established at the Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, on February 3, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski | AFP | Getty Images Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla warned Friday that waiving patent protections for Covid vaccines… Read More »

Biden to support waiving COVID-19 vaccine patent protections to aid other countries

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the United States would support a global effort to lift intellectual property protections temporarily on coronavirus vaccines in an effort to help countries struggling with the weight of the pandemic to develop the shots more quickly. “The administration believes strongly in intellectual property protections but in service of ending… Read More »