COVID-19 vaccines: Live updates

COVID-19 vaccines: Live updates

Written by MNT News Team on March 31, 2021
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  • COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • Researchers across the globe are working to develop a vaccine.
  • Currently, there are 100 candidate vaccines.
  • Today, there are 29 candidate vaccines in stage 3 clinical trials.
  • So far, 13 vaccines have been authorized across several countries.
  • For general COVID-19 updates visit our live blog.

03/31/2021 08:28 GMT — How Black faith leaders help their communities get vaccinated

Although COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting Black communities in the United States, vaccination rates in these communities remain low. A recent paper proposes that a coalition of Black faith leaders, public health officials, and Black medical professionals may be able to increase the number of people getting vaccinated.

Read more about the study here.

03/30/2021 14:13 GMT — AstraZeneca blood clotting events

A new preprint, which has not undergone peer review, draws links between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clotting events. The paper describes nine patients who “presented with thrombosis beginning 4 to 16 days postvaccination.” However, experts confirm that this is not a cause for concern.

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