Germany tightens coronavirus restrictions – POLITICS

BERLIN – The outgoing German government and the leaders of the country’s 16 states plan to tighten pandemic rules, according to a draft document seen by POLITICO. Under the plan to be passed Thursday, only those who have been fully vaccinated and those who have recovered from COVID-19 will have access to venues such as … Read more

Introduce day eight PCR testing for all returning travelers to combat ommicron, Sage urges No. 10

Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford, the first ministers of Scotland and Wales, also wrote to the prime minister on Tuesday, urging him to reinstate PCR testing for all travelers on day eight of their arrival in the UK. The Sage minutes, leaked to the BBC at a meeting on Monday, show that the scientists said … Read more

Childhood vaccines coming in mid-December – POLITICO

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday that the coronavirus vaccines for children are on the way, with first deliveries on December 13. The Commission president appealed to Europeans to get vaccinated and get their booster vaccines, telling journalists that a new wave of infections in Europe combined with the emergence of … Read more

What pregnant people need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine – Good Morning America

What pregnant people need to know about the COVID-19 vaccineGood morning America As a midwife, this is my advice to pregnant women: get vaccinated and stay safethe guard Luton moms should be urged to get their covid shotsLuton today First two pregnant volunteers recruited for Covid vaccine research at Telford Studies show that the … Read more

Everything you need to know about the third vaccine dose

Until now, only people over 40 and those in priority groups were eligible — and only if it’s been six months since their second shot. How long do I have to wait after my second shot to get the booster? The new advice says boosters should be at least three months after the second shot. … Read more

Supply chain shortages hit cold, flu meds in Mobile pharmacies, Baldwin Co. – NBC 15 WPMI

Supply chain shortages affect cold and flu medicines in Mobile pharmacies, Baldwin Co.NBC 15 WPMIA .

Continue socializing, declares Boris Johnson, after Dr. Jenny scares Harries for Christmas

Even before Dr. Jenny Harries finished touring television and radio studios on Tuesday morning, her performances had sparked feverish speculation that Christmas could be canceled. By telling the public to “reduce our social contacts”, the head of the UK Health Security Agency, a familiar face alongside Boris Johnson at the Downing Street press conferences, sparked … Read more

Analysis: As Omicron Devastates Markets, Vaccine Maker Stocks Rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The emergence of a worrying strain of the coronavirus is benefiting shares of vaccine makers Moderna Inc, BioNTech and Pfizer as investors look for winning bets in markets ravaged by uncertainty in recent days. FILE PHOTO: A health worker places vials containing doses of the “Comirnaty” Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines … Read more

Covid vaccines don’t change your DNA – they help choose cells to boost your immune system

Immunology, immune response to an antigen attack, antigens, golden orange, macrophages, dark blue, T … [+] Lymphocytes, turquoise, receptors, light green, B lymphocytes, turquoise, receptors, light blue, antibodies, purple, plasmocyte, dark green. (Photo by BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Universal Images Group via Getty Images One of the most common tropes among anti-vaxxers of … Read more

Irish tighten pandemic controls on passengers, including from Britain – POLITICO

DUBLIN — People traveling to Ireland must carry proof of a negative COVID-19 test even if they have been fully vaccinated against the disease, the government announced Tuesday evening in a major tightening of travel restrictions. The new document checks will come into effect on Friday and will be mandatory for all passengers over the … Read more