When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers 5 key questions

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Both Moderna and Pfizer are testing the vaccine in children now. A big question among parents and teachers as more schools reopen is when their kids will be vaccinated against COVID-19. Some have wondered whether the vaccine is even necessary for children. Dr. James Wood , a pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases, explains what doctors know today about the risk children face of getting and spreading the coronavirus and when vaccines might be available. Read Full Story

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Is the explosion of COVID-19 conspiracies changing people’s real-world behavior?

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More than 20 million people saw a video filled with lies about COVID-19. Researchers still don’t know how this kind of viral misinformation is impacting people’s willingness to wear masks—or to get an eventual vaccine. On Monday night, Breitbart News launched a video of a press conference from a group of physicians called America’s Frontline Doctors, wherein several doctors repeated inaccurate claims about COVID-19, its treatments, and effects. The video reached over 20 million viewers on Facebook alone before being taken down Tuesday. The fast spread of this video and its false claims raises a big question about how much this kind of information affects people’s decisions to stay home, wear a mask, and ultimately, to get vaccinated when a COVID-19 vaccine is approved. Read Full Story

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Sanofi and CVS are building COVID-safe flu vaccination stations

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Flu season is nearly upon us. Here’s how you can get a flu shot without worrying about going into the doctor’s office. The upcoming flu season threatens to add further complication to an already raging pandemic. That’s why French pharmaceutical company Sanofi is working with CVS to create walk-up and drive-through vaccination stations to inoculate people against the flu. Read Full Story

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4 reasons not to get excited about Russia’s COVID-19 ‘vaccine’

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Russia’s vaccine is likely more about geopolitics and approval ratings than actual scientific rigor. If there’s one holy grail in the world today, it’s a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Billions are being poured into vaccine research around the world by both governments and private industry, hoping that such a vaccine can save lives and stabilize the global economy at the same time. Read Full Story

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