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A new risk factor for ‘breakthrough’ Covid infection in fully vaccinated has been found

COVID-19 is an unpredictable virus: some people catch it and are asymptomatic. Others, on the other hand, can end up in hospital. The Covid vaccines deployed against the viral disease have made it far less unpredictable by making it less severe. Despite the palpable benefits of getting vaccinated, breakthrough Covid infections have cropped in fully… Read More »

Covid-19 news: Past covid-19 infection boosts protection from vaccines

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A health worker administers a second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus news as of 12pm on 7 October Vaccines are up to 94… Read More »

Pfizer Covid shot protects people from hospitalization even as effectiveness against infection falls, Lancet study confirms

Safeway pharmacist Ashley McGee fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination at a vaccination booster shot clinic on October 01, 2021 in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The effectiveness of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine against infection tumbles over several months, falling from a peak of 88% a month after… Read More »