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The Quest for Herd Immunity

Vaccines greatly reduce the risk of infection by working with the body’s natural defenses to safely develop immunity to disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA). Vaccination protects people from getting the disease and passing on the pathogen, thus breaking any chains of transmission. And, vaccination of a significant …

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Till January 16, 2021, more than 39.7 million doses of various COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in 51 countries. While the US began its vaccinations on December 14, 2020, by vaccinating health workers, China and Russia authorized their vaccinations for some groups back in July and August, 2020, respectively. June …

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Roche’s SARS-CoV-2 antibody test included in Moderna vaccine trials

Roche’s SARS-CoV-2 antibody test included in Moderna vaccine trials After receiving US FDA emergency use authorization for its Elecsys® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test on November 25, 2020, Roche has partnered with Moderna to utilize the test in the latter’s mRNA-1273 vaccine research trials. The antibody test measures the quantity of antibodies …

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