People most vulnerable to Covid-19 could require a booster of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine later this year, according to scientists who said the shot elicited a lower antibody response against the Delta variant first identified in India.
A study by researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and UCLH Biomedical Research Centre found that levels of neutralising antibodies in recipients of two shots of the vaccine were, on average, more than five times lower against the Delta variant than the original strain that emerged in Wuhan, China.
Source: Financial Times
Opioid epidemic in one chart – correlation conflated with causation
There is no cause-and-effect relationship between prescribing and overdose mortality. But millions of patients are being denied safe and effective pain care.
Seniors over age 62 are prescribed opioids for pain three times more often than youth under age 19. But youth have overdose rates three times higher than seniors. No medical model can explain these demographics.
Source: Richard A Lawhern, PhD, Patient Advocate