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Move over Superman, COVID-19 ‘super immunity’ possible after breakthrough infections, study finds

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These patients generate antibodies that were as much as 1,000% more effective than compared to those generated two weeks after the second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, according to a Journal of the American Medical Associ...

Retiring NIH director says he was never pressured to fire Fauci, slams Atlas over herd immunity

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He also criticized former Trump coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas for touting herd immunity as a potential strategy for dealing with the pandemic. Collins, 71, will leave the agency on Sunday after more t...

Chip Roy to introduce bill requiring HHS to provide information on natural immunity as it relates to COVID

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Dubbed the Natural Immunity Transparency Act, Roy's bill would require HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to report to Congress the number of unvaccinated individuals who recovered from a COVID infection and how many of th...

Surgeon general addresses public on vaccine fertility concerns, natural immunity, and reported side effects

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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and U.S. education secretary Miguel Cardona joined "Special Report" on Thursday to address some of the looming questions surrounding the vaccine and President Biden's updated COVID-1...

Hungary’s immunity cards allow packed stands, raise concerns

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The only one of the tournament's 10 host countries to allow full crowds in stadiums, Hungary has conducted one of Europe's most successful COVID-19 vaccination drives. The immunity cards attest that their bearers hav...

Biden Land Management nominee ‘collaborated with eco-terrorists,’ traded testimony for immunity

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In 1993, Biden's nominee to head up BLM, Tracy Stone-Manning, was granted legal immunity for her testimony that she retyped and sent an anonymous letter to the U.S. Forest Service on behalf of John P. Blount, her for...

‘No magic target’ to reach herd immunity, Walensky says

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"We know that the more and more people who get one vaccine and then two get fully vaccinated the more we as a nation are protected," Dr. Rochelle Walensky said, while appearing on NBC’s TODAY. "We know that the vacci...

Appeals court rules cops should have qualified immunity in violent takedowns

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday granted so-called qualified immunity to Louisiana officers who were accused of forcing an unarmed Black man to the ground and beating him into compliance, a case that experts say e...

Belgian ambassador’s wife claims diplomatic immunity after slapping a Seoul store assistant

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Seoul, South Korea The wife of Belgium's ambassador to South Korea is exercising her diplomatic immunity to avoid charges for allegedly slapping a store assistant in April, police said Tuesday. Ambassador Peter Lesc...

UK bracing for surge in sick kids after COVID lockdown lowered immunity to common respiratory virus

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The HSJ reported that models show that beginning this fall there could be between 20% and 50% more cases of children needing to be hospitalized from respiratory syncytial virus, otherwise known as RSV, which usually ...

Hawaii ‘close’ to reaching coronavirus herd immunity, epidemiologist says

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The theory of herd immunity has been a hot-button issue as of late. Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top experts have urged people to distance themselves from the idea of it since it’s hard to pinpoint an exact number of ...

LA County could see coronavirus herd immunity by July: health official

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While the area was once an epicenter for the virus in the U.S., the county moved into the state’s least restrictive tier last week. According to government data, the seven-day average for test positivity is less than...

‘Herd immunity’ looking unlikely in US, report says

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CUOMO WARNS UNVACCINATED PEOPLE CAN KILL GRANDMA The New York Times reported that the reason is that the virus is mutating at a faster rate than vaccine jabs are being given. Rustom Antia, an evolutionary biologist a...

Coronavirus herd immunity ‘getting close’ in some regions, NIH director says

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Dr. Francis Collins said experts "don’t really quite know" yet the exact rate of the population that needs some form of protection to achieve herd immunity, but the benchmark is likely "up there around 70, 85 percent...

States tackling ‘qualified immunity’ for police as Congress squabbles over the issue

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The fight in Congress to reform how the nation's police officers go about their jobs has reinvigorated a discussion over so-called "qualified immunity," a controversial federal doctrine that protects officers accuse...

The governor of Texas doesn’t seem to know what ‘herd immunity’ actually is

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been touted as a hero of the Trump conservative movement for his decision, contra science, to end the mask mandate in his state last month and open all businesses at 100% capacity. That d...

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