New US monkeypox vaccine strategy could be huge boost for supply, but much is unknown

New US monkeypox vaccine strategy could be huge boost for supply, but much is unknown

CNN — In an effort to stretch the limited supply of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, federal health officials this week authorized giving smaller doses using a different method of injection. With more than 10,000 monkeypox cases in the United States and vaccine demand remaining high, Jynneos has been in short supply for weeks. The new … Read more

Nearly 1 million children in London offered polio boosters after virus is detected in sewage

Nearly 1 million children in London offered polio boosters after virus is detected in sewage

CNN — Children living in London will be offered an extra dose of the polio vaccine following the discovery of poliovirus in sewage in the British capital, health authorities announced Wednesday. The UK Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization said a targeted inactivated polio vaccine booster dose should be offered to all children between the … Read more

What Is Paxlovid? Everything You Need to Know

What Is Paxlovid?  Everything You Need to Know

Hopes that it could be useful for treating people with mild illness have also proved unfounded. In June, a trial of Paxlovid’s effects in standard-risk Covid patients was ended when the treatment failed to significantly relieve the symptoms of those participating. Paxlovid’s usefulness is in protecting at-risk people from experiencing the very worst effects of … Read more

Only Lyme disease vaccine in development goes to Phase 3 trials

Only Lyme disease vaccine in development goes to Phase 3 trials

CNN — Vaccine maker Pfizer says it has begun Phase 3 clinical trial of its vaccine candidate against Lyme disease with French vaccine company Valneva SE. The biotech companies are recruiting about 6,000 participants age 5 and older at up to 50 sites in areas of Europe and the US where Lyme disease is endemic, … Read more

Anger and anxiety stalk EU’s monkeypox vaccine lottery – POLITICO

Anger and anxiety stalk EU’s monkeypox vaccine lottery – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe has a case of collective public health amnesia. The COVID-19 pandemic witnessed vaccine nationalism, contradictory official guidance and marginalized groups forced to advocate for themselves; while the early days of the HIV crisis were marred by virulent homophobia, stigmatization, and unequal access to treatments. Now, with 16,500 … Read more

The Chaotic Monkeypox Vaccine Pipeline Is Leaving Everyone Short

The Chaotic Monkeypox Vaccine Pipeline Is Leaving Everyone Short

In a run-of-the-mill business park in Kvistgård, a Danish village about 25 miles north of Copenhagen encircled by forests, lies one of the most crucial solutions for controlling the global monkeypox outbreak. These are the manufacturing facilities of Bavarian Nordic, the biotech company that is the sole producer of the most advanced vaccine for monkeypox. … Read more

Climate Change Is Supercharging Most Infectious Diseases, New Study Finds

Climate Change Is Supercharging Most Infectious Diseases, New Study Finds

More than half of all human infectious diseases in recorded history — Lyme, West Nile, hantavirus, typhoid, HIV and influenza, to name a few — have been exacerbated by the mounting impacts of greenhouse gas-driven climate change. That is the sobering conclusion of a new, first-of-its-kind paper that combed through more than 70,000 scientific studies … Read more

Monkeypox is disproportionately affecting Black, Hispanic people, latest CDC breakdown shows

Monkeypox is disproportionately affecting Black, Hispanic people, latest CDC breakdown shows

CNN — A detailed analysis of monkeypox case records published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday offers new insight into the outbreak, which is disproportionately affecting men who have sex with men, especially those who are Black and Hispanic. There were 2,891 cases of monkeypox reported in the United States … Read more

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypoxoutbreak that has infected more than 7,100 Americans. The announcement will free up money and other resources to fight the virus, which may cause fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and pimple-like bumps on many parts of the … Read more

Public health leaders say Biden administration’s monkeypox response isn’t enough

Public health leaders say Biden administration’s monkeypox response isn’t enough

CNN — The limited supply of monkeypox vaccines in the US has led to hours-long waits and lines that stretch for blocks, according to officials with state and local public health groups; some people with monkeypox symptoms have had to go without tests or treatments. And some have even crossed the border into Canada in … Read more