A VIRAL message is making its rounds on social media claiming that a man in Hulu Selangor died of a heart attack in a restaurant three days after receiving his Covid-19 vaccination booster shot. Is this true? Verdict: FALSE In a statement on YouTube, Hulu Selangor OCPD Supt Arsad Kamaruddin said police have ruled it a case of sudden death. According to Supt Arsad, the wife of the 54-year-old victim had informed the police that the man had been suffering from a heart condition and high blood pressure for the last five years. "On Jan 19 at about 7am, the Bukit Sentosa Police station received a report from the workers of Salam Sentosa Restaurant stating that a factory worker had lost consciousness," said Supt Arsad. “The wife of the deceased confirmed that he had a history of heart disease and high blood pressure for the last five years and was still receiving treatment at Selayang Hospital. "The Serendah Health Officer confirmed the man's death and his body was … [Read more...] about QuickCheck: Did a man die from a heart attack in an eatery three days after getting his booster shot?
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Virus-fighting antibodies capable of blocking the omicron variant persist four months after a third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, according to a new study. The study, which was published on a preprint server Saturday, gives a first hint about the durability of vaccine protection, with a key line of immune defense remaining intact. The study has not yet been peer-reviewed and will need to be replicated and extended to a longer period. The laboratory study suggests another shot may not be needed right away - a question that has caused anxiety for people wondering if and when they will need to get another booster. "This is very, very new for the field," said Pei-Yong Shi, a microbiologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston whose team tested antibodies in the blood of vaccinated people against an omicron-like virus in collaboration with Pfizer scientists. "That really shows that at least up to four months, post-dose three, there are still … [Read more...] about Lab study shows omicron-blocking antibodies persist four months after a Pfizer-BioNTech booster
People vaccinated three times or immunised after an earlier COVID-19 infection have comparable neutralising antibody response to those with a breakthrough infection, according to a study. A breakthrough infection is a case of illness in which a fully vaccinated individual becomes infected. The study, published in the journal Cell, looked at the strength, durability and breadth of neutralising antibody response generated by breakthrough infections in individuals vaccinated against SARS-CoV2. The researchers at the University of Washington in the U.S. noted that the Delta and Omicron coronavirus variants have enhanced transmissibility and immune evasion compared to the original virus. These characteristics, and the waning of immunity from vaccines, have led to breakthrough infectionsin vaccinated individuals, they said. The study found that the degree of antibody response depended on whether a person has had one, two, three, or four exposures to the spike protein through … [Read more...] about Breakthrough COVID-19 infections generate strong antibody response: Study
close Video No immunity raises risk of omicron hospitalization: Siegel Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Siegel has the latest on the omicron variant and a vaccine that would prevent nasal infection on 'Special Report.' NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Dr. James Hodges is an extraordinary 67-year-old internist in central Texas. His most famous patient is former President George W. Bush . Hodges was double vaccinated against COVID with Moderna last February but was seeing a high volume of patients in hospitals, his practice, and in nursing homes, and he came down with COVID in August. His only risk factor for complications was obesity, and despite the vaccine, the delta variant afflicted him with extreme fatigue, body aches, loss of smell and taste, severe headache and cough. Fortunately, his pulse oximeter always read over 92% oxygen saturation, he avoided the hospital , and he went back to work after three weeks. He says he … [Read more...] about COVID — facts, fiction and fear
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday was asked to address some of the varying messaging coming from the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic and vaccination. Fauci said it was important to be “clear” and “articulate” with messaging but refused to comment on whether or not the White House and CDC have been clear. “[Y]ou try to be clear and concise and articulate,” Fauci said when asked how to solve the issue of mixed messaging. MSNBC “Stephanie Ruhle Reports” host Stephanie Ruhle asked, “Do you think that’s what’s happened so far?” “Well, I’m not going to comment on that,” Fauci replied. “But let me tell you what I believe is the way to explain that. It’s this issue of what fully vaccinated means versus when you’re optimally protected. So, if I were not vaccinated right now, and I decided I wanted to get vaccinated, and I got my primary — let’s say I … [Read more...] about Fauci: ‘Not Going to Comment’ on Mixed Coronavirus Messaging from WH, CDC