close Video CDC to meet to discuss J&J vaccine safety Harvard Global Health Institute director Dr. Ashish Jha provides insight on ‘Fox News Live.’ The University of Oxford announced Monday it launched a challenge trial intentionally re-infecting participants with the novel coronavirus to better understand how the immune system mounts a response the second time around, and potentially pave the way for improved vaccines and treatments. Britain marked the first country worldwide to greenlight "challenge trials" in February, Reuters reports , which generally involves "a carefully controlled study that involves purposefully infecting a subject with a pathogen or bug, in order to study the effects of that infection," per a related university release posted Monday. "The information from this work will allow us to design better vaccines and treatments, and also to understand if people are protected after having COVID, and for how long," … [Read more...] about Oxford challenge trial assessing coronavirus reinfection, immune responses
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken Antony Blinken Sunday shows - Fauci dominates with remarks on vaccines, boosters, masks and Jordan Blinken says US will 'have the means' to monitor terrorist threats after troops leave Afghanistan Blinken pushes back on criticism to Afghanistan withdrawal: 'We achieved the objectives that we set out to achieve' MORE on Monday said the U.S. is falling behind China on being a global leader in confronting climate change, part of a push by the Biden administration to invest in infrastructure and technology as a national security and environmental imperative. “It's difficult to imagine the United States winning the long term strategic competition with China if we cannot lead the renewable energy revolution. Right now, We're falling behind,” Blinken said in remarks delivered at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. The Biden administration has identified China as the greatest national security challenge … [Read more...] about Blinken says US falling behind China as global leader on climate change
In recent weeks , a few people protected with the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have had blood clots and now this has been picked up with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine too. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paused the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as it needed more time to consider whether to allow its use again. This comes at a tricky time for the USA, where although the Johnson & Johnson vaccine had only just been rolled out, states had designated it as a keystone in their plan to deal with COVID-19. As a one-shot vaccine that can be stored at regular vaccine clinic refrigerator temperatures , it has an enormous advantage over the two-shot Moderna and Pfizer vaccines that require super-cold specialized refrigeration for storage. There is a worry that the news of the pause and the previously reported troubles with the AstraZeneca vaccine has caused people to question all … [Read more...] about The Johnson & Johnson vaccine needs an honest risk assessment
Republican attorneys general (AGs) across the country are prepared to fight the recently introduced court-packing legislation, as indicated by their vocal statements of opposition to it, endorsements of the Keep Nine amendment, and vows to explore legal routes to challenge the legislation. In interviews with Breitbart News, several AGs expressed they were firmly against the court-packing bill, unveiled Thursday as the Judiciary Act of 2021 by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), and other Democrats. “This is an effort for the Democrats to try to add numbers to the Court to be able to validate the most liberal agenda that we’ve seen out of Congress in clearly my lifetime,” Alabama AG Steve Marshall told Breitbart News. Missouri AG Eric Schmitt called it “a total affront to our Republic” and “counterintuitive to the Founders’ vision.” Talk of court packing first resurfaced last fall amid the swift confirmation process of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the third justice … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Republican Attorneys General Plan to Fight ‘Insane’ Court-Packing Battle
Photo: Will Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images Adults over the age of 16 in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico are now eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. That doesn’t mean all will, or will be able to — at least right away — but full eligibility marks a significant new phase in the country’s mass-vaccination effort (as well as what is hopefully the beginning of the end of any confusion among Americans regarding whether or not they can sign up for a shot). The important milestone also arrives as the U.S. vaccine rollout passes a literal halfway point: According to the CDC, 50.4 percent of Americans over the age of 18 have now received at least one shot of a COVID vaccine, or 40 percent of the total U.S. population. One in four adults have now been fully vaccinated, including 65 percent of people 65 or older. Below is a look at some of the shifts, challenges, and remaining questions as the U.S. vaccination effort enters its next — and … [Read more...] about All U.S. Adults Can Get the COVID Vaccine. Now What?