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The Med & Mic™ 04.28.22

>> A vaccine possibility for the youngest

>> Where are we in the pandemic?

>> Big jump in a highly infectious disease

>> Genes tied to more types of cancer


The Med & Mic™ 04.28.22

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Vaccine for Young Kids


Moderna asked the FDA to authorize its COVID vaccine for children younger than 6. Last month the company announced its two dose immunization provided the same protection as in adults. It still has to send its final data set to the FDA, and the agency’s panel of advisors has to meet before any authorization would be made. Distribution to the public could still be weeks away. More in Politico.




Different, but not over


Dr. Anthony Fauci says that the pandemic is not over, but it has decelerated and transitioned into a more controlled phase. On his list of next steps:

  • Get more people fully vaccinated

  • Develop even better vaccines

  • Figure out booster strategy

  • Have accessible treatment

More from the AP.




Measles Jump


In the first two months of 2022, measles cases are up by almost 80% compared to 2021. “Measles is more than a dangerous and potentially deadly disease. It is also an early indication that there are gaps in our global immunisation coverage,” says UNICEF’s Catherine Russell in an article from Reuters. The largest outbreaks of the past year were in Somalia, Liberia, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Ivory Coast.




Genes Linked to More Cancers


BRCA1 and BRCA 2 genes have been tied to breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers. A registry-based study of nearly 64,000 patients has determined these genes are also related to biliary tract, stomach, and esophageal cancers. The study authors says the findings point to greater relevance for genetic testing. More from Cancer Therapy Advisor.







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