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Smoking marijuana could lead to breakthrough COVID cases, study finds

Heavy marijuana users who are also vaccinated may be more susceptible to breakthrough cases of COVID-19, a new study found. The study, published last Tuesday in World Psychology, found that those with a substance use disorder (SUD) — a dependence on marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, opioids and tobacco — were more likely to contract the coronavirus… Read More »

Pfizer asks FDA to authorize Covid vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11

Jamie Blank (L) holds her son, Ari Blank’s hand as he receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine from healthcare worker Jen Feinberg (R) at the Jewish Federation/JARC’s offices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan on May 13, 2021. Jeff Kowalsky | AFP | Getty Images Pfizer said Thursday it asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its… Read More »

Rising cases and deaths test Singapore’s pivot to treat Covid as endemic

SINGAPORE — Rising Covid-19 infections and deaths are testing Singapore’s long-term strategy of treating the coronavirus as endemic. Around 82% of the city-state’s population has been fully vaccinated, health ministry data showed. But a surge in Covid cases — the vast majority of which have no or mild symptoms — prompted the government to tighten… Read More »

Covid Vaccine Prompts Strong Immune Response in Younger Children, Pfizer Says

The Coronavirus Pandemic Covid-19 Updates Coronavirus Map and Cases Hospitalizations in Southern I.C.U.s Vaccine Mandate Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Covid Vaccine Prompts Strong Immune Response in Younger Children, Pfizer Says Vaccinated kids aged 5 to 11 showed evidence of protection against the virus, the company said. The… Read More »