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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine efficacy drops to 84% after 6 months, preprint study suggests

A new study involving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine suggests the jab’s efficacy drops to around 84% about six months after the second dose. The study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed and was published on medRxiv, was supported by Pfizer and BioNTech, concluding that despite “a gradually declining trend in vaccine efficacy,” it still was… Read More »

Wildfire smoke exposure linked to COVID-19 case increase: study

Wildfire smoke exposure likely contributed to an increase in Reno, Nevada’s COVID-19 cases last year, researchers suggested, noting that the findings could inform policies to tamp down harmful effects from air pollution amid the pandemic. Exposure to tiny particles in smoke (specifically measuring 2.5 µm in diameter or smaller, PM2.5) “increases susceptibility to respiratory viruses” causes airway… Read More »

Heart Failure Tied to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Heart Failure Tied to Increased Cancer Risk, Study Finds People with heart failure may live for many years and should continue to get regular cancer screenings, experts say. Credit…Chloe Cushman July 19, 2021, 3:49 p.m. ET People with heart failure may be… Read More »

‘Having had Covid could boost benefits of the vaccine, startling study shows’

Now here’s an interesting one. Could having an infection with coronavirus make your vaccination more powerful, as a study suggests? Well, I wouldn’t be surprised. I know when I had my first jab I still had antibodies resulting from my Covid infection 10 months earlier. I had tracked them monthly because I was interested to… Read More »