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Effectiveness of inactivated and Ad5-nCoV COVID-19 vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA. 2 variant infection, severe illness, and death – BMC Medicine

Study setting and study participants The study was conducted among people living in Shanghai, a provincial-level municipality in China with a resident population of more than 25 million people. Everyone living in Shanghai—citizens, foreigners, and immigrants—underwent several rounds of SARS-CoV-2 real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) […]

Report into COVID-19 response asserts ‘mistakes were made’

Disadvantaged and vulnerable people “bore the brunt” of Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic response, according to a report. The privately funded review has condemned Australia’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that government health measures and policies lacked transparency and further entrenched existing inequalities. “Governments and public servants […]