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Today in healthcare news: A simple table to compare all the coronavirus vaccines, examining whether we’ll hit herd immunity by April, and Black doctors are being targeted on Clubhouse after vaccine education.
All the differences between COVID-19 vaccines, summarized in a simple table that you can take to your vaccination appointment
COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca all have unique features.
They vary in effectiveness, potential side effects, dosage, and ages approved for the shots.
Here is a table that compares them all.
Read the full story from Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce here>>
A Johns Hopkins professor predicts the US will reach herd immunity by April, but many experts aren’t so optimistic
In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Johns Hopkins professor Martin Makary wrote that COVID-19 would be “mostly gone” in the US by April.
The US’s drop in coronavirus cases suggests it’s close to reaching herd immunity, Makary said.
But many doctors and scientists say herd immunity is still a long way off in the US.
Read the full story from Aria Bendix here>>
Black doctors are being targeted on Clubhouse after trying to educate people about the COVID-19 vaccine
Doctors are using the Clubhouse app to encourage people to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
But numerous doctors told Insider they were harassed and bullied after discussing the vaccine.
Black doctors in particular have faced substantial pushback, adding to the biases they already face.
Read the full story from Moises Mendez II here>>
More stories we’re reading:
500,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 less than a year after the pandemic took hold (Insider)
COVID-19 hospitalizations reach the lowest they’ve been since early November (Insider)
What you can do once you get your vaccine (Elemental)
Fauci says it’s ‘possible’ that Americans will still need to wear masks in 2022 (Insider)
Becton Dickinson is making a rapid at-home COVID-19 test (Bloomberg)
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