Vaccines Work

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

Clinical trials suggest high efficacy for COVID-19 vaccines, but evaluation of vaccine effectiveness against severe outcomes in real-world settings and in populations at high risk, including older adults, is needed. In a multistate network of U.S. hospitals during January-March 2021, receipt of Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines was 94% effective against COVID-19 hospitalization among fully vaccinated adults and 64% …

Mandate Or Not

Angie Szumlinski Legal, News

In an article published in the APNews, a New Mexico corrections officer is suing New Mexico over the requirement that first responders and other employees be vaccinated, setting up another legal fight during a pandemic that is testing local and federal public health laws. The complaint centers on the FDA’s authorization of the vaccines for emergency use, noting that the …