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People with antibodies after COVID-19 may have short-term virus protection: Study

narvikk/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(NEW YORK) — People who test positive for antibodies after being sick with the virus that causes COVID-19 may have protection against reinfection for at least a few months, according to a new study.Researchers from the National Institutes of Health analyzed 3 million antibody test results, also known as serology tests,…read more »

NY teens 16 and older who are homeless, jailed or in foster care now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

valentinrussanov/iStockBy MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) — New York teens who are 16 and older in juvenile detention centers, homeless shelters, and foster care facilities are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.The state’s Office of Children and Family Services issued a letter on Monday to its facilities and programs “to provide for residents age 16…read more »

What women need to know about fertility and COVID-19 vaccines

RossHelen/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As more people in the United States are able to get vaccinated for COVID-19, health experts are receiving questions about possible side effects of the vaccine, especially when it comes to women and fertility.”I get asked about this literally every day,” Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News chief medical…read more »

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine effective against COVID-19 variants: Data

Ridofranz/iStockBy STEPHANIE EBBS and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Johnson & Johnson and the FDA on Wednesday released respective detailed analysis on the one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, with the FDA announcing the company’s data meets the requirements for the emergency use authorization review process.FDA scientists found that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was 85% effective…read more »

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine effective against variants: Data

Ridofranz/iStockBy STEPHANIE EBBS and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Johnson & Johnson and the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday released respective detailed analysis on the one-shot COVID-19 vaccine, with the FDA announcing the company’s data meets the requirements for the emergency use authorization review process.The vaccine won’t be authorized until Friday or…read more »

Pulse oximeters, used to fight COVID-19, may be inaccurate on people of color: FDA

vgajic/iStockBy MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Pulse oximeters, medical devices used in battling COVID-19, may not work effectively on people of color, according to health officials.The small devices clamp onto a patient’s finger and measure oxygen levels in blood. During the pandemic, they’ve been used by people at home and in hospitals to monitor COVID-19…read more »

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