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FDA Just Fast-Tracked a Vaccine for Alzheimer’s

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted fast track designation to UB-311, a vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease made by biotechnology company Vaxxinity.1 The shot is an anti-amyloid beta immunotherapeutic vaccine that reportedly treats Alzheimer’s disease by targeting aggregated amyloid beta in the brain.2 Aside from the potential problems that can arise when a vaccine is… Read More »

Researchers Study Crafting Messages for Vaccine Compliance

In a study sponsored by Yale University — and started before COVID-19 shots were rolled out — researchers tested different messages of how to best persuade people to get injected. Officially titled, “Persuasive Messages for COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake,”1 the researchers must have had some forethought that people would be wary of an experimental gene therapy,… Read More »

Britain’s Covid vaccine drive-out has slashed death rate among over-80s

Britain’s Covid vaccine drive-out has slashed death rate among over-80s: Elderly now only make up 40% of all victims – down from two-thirds at peak of the pandemic… but experts warn rapid spread of cases will cause trend to U-turn At the peak of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, over-80s made up two… Read More »

COVID-19 vaccine rollout prevented up to 279,000 US deaths and 1.25 million hospitalizations

COVID-19 vaccine rollout prevented up to 279,000 US deaths and 1.25 million hospitalizations, study finds A new study looked at two hypothetical scenarios: one in which no COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the U.S. and one in which half as many were given If only half as many doses had been administered, there would have… Read More »