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How to Mislead People About Misinformation

Dr. Sam Bailey of Christchurch, New Zealand was a well-known presenter in a TVNZ health series called “The Checkup.” That is, until she was terminated for “spreading misinformation.” That word — misinformation — has been thrown around indiscriminately since the start of the pandemic, but what does it really mean? What qualifies as misinformation and… Read More »

US CDC recommends third dose of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised people

Immunocompromised people who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should receive a third dose to improve their chances of developing an adequate antibody response, the US Centers for Disease Control recommended earlier this month. The recommendation applies to people who are receiving immunosuppressive treatment for cancer and to people with HIV with low CD4… Read More »

Scrapping free over-60s prescriptions would be ‘kick in the teeth’ for older people, charity warns 

Free prescriptions for over-60s ‘must be saved’: Scrapping the medical benefit would be a ‘kick in the teeth’ for older people, charity warns Age UK said scrapping free over-60s prescriptions would be ‘kick in the teeth’ 2.4million more Britons would have to pay the £9.35 charge if it is scrapped Charity fears many will be… Read More »

WHO advises mask-wearing for fully vaccinated people amid rapidly spreading delta variant

Loading the player… The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday reccomended continued COVID-19 safety protocols even for fully vaccinated people, due to the continued rise of the highly transmissible delta variant. Found in more than 80 countries worldwide since its first discovery in India, the delta variant is a mutation of the coronavirus that spreads more… Read More »

Biden says delta Covid variant is ‘particularly dangerous’ for young people

President Joe Biden speaks about reaching 300 million COVID-19 vaccination shots, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, June 18, 2021, in Washington. Evan Vucci | AP President Joe Biden on Friday doubled down on his administration’s plea to Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as quickly as possible, warning the highly… Read More »