Why Fauci thinks vaccines likely work against variants
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- Fauci explains to Insider why he thinks vaccines will likely work against variants;
- Why younger people and women can expect more severe side effects;
- What's contributing to a COVID-19 surge in Michigan.
Fauci says vaccines likely work against coronavirus variants: 'I don't believe that there's anything to panic about'
- Immunity to the
coronavirusinvolves more than just antibodies: T cells and B cells protect us too.
- Studies indicate that T cells can recognize
variants, even those that partially evade vaccine-induced antibodies.
- According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, this suggests that vaccines should work well against variants.
- Women and younger adults tend to have the most severe side effects after their coronavirus shots.
- Side effects are also more common and severe after dose two of Pfizer's or Moderna's shots.
Younger people seem to be contracting more transmissible variants, causing another COVID-19 surge in Michigan
- Michigan is experiencing another surge in coronavirus cases.
- The surge seems to be attributed to younger people getting infected with variants.
- CDC director Rochelle Walensky previously warned that the US could experience another surge.
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- An EU health official says regulators have found a link between AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot and rare blood clots in younger women, but the exact cause is unknown, a top official said (Insider)
- The US invested big in a vaccine manufacturer. Problems are mounting, and 150 million remain unusable. (The New York Times)
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