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Top 10 Infectious Disease News of 2021

December 23, 2021

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We have a list of the 10 most read Healio | . compiled infectious disease news from 2021.

10: Pfizer vaccine appears to be effective against emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants

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Before there was an Omicron variant, before there was even a Delta variant, Pfizer reported in January that its COVID-19 vaccine appeared to be effective against most emerging variants. Continue reading.

9: Evidence does not support boosters for the general public, experts argue

Although COVID-19 booster doses are now widely recommended, experts argued in September that the evidence did not support them. Continue reading.

8: Reports: The US Will Recommend COVID-19 booster doses to most Americans

In August, the Biden government was ready to recommend boosters to most Americans. Continue reading.

7: will we need COVID-19 booster vaccinations?

Another story about boosters, this one from April after the bosses at Pfizer and Moderna said their messenger RNA vaccines showed signs of diminishing effectiveness after 6 months. Continue reading.

6: The final analysis shows that the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is 100% protective against serious diseases

Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine showed decreased efficacy against older variants such as Alpha and Beta. Continue reading.

5: Monoclonal Antibody Combination Reduces COVID-19 Hospital Admissions And Deaths By Nearly 80%

Brii Biosciences released phase 3 data combining two monoclonal antibody treatments that reduced hospital stays and deaths by nearly 80%. Continue reading.

4: What Will COVID-19 Look Like For Unvaccinated Americans In The Fall?

In June we spoke to experts about what autumn might look like for unvaccinated people. Continue reading.

3: Questions and answers: Why are COVID-19 cases decreasing in the US?

There was a 5-week trend in February where COVID-19 cases continued to decline. We spoke to experts to understand why. Continue reading.

2: CDC: Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to be quarantined after exposure to COVID-19

In February, the CDC announced that people who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer need to be quarantined if they come into contact with someone with a confirmed case. Continue reading.

1: Questions and Answers: Can fully vaccinated people get sick with COVID for a long time?

We asked Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, FASN, the director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and director of research and development for the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System, when people who are fully vaccinated are still at risk of long-term COVID development. Continue reading.

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