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Pneumococcal Vaccination May Decrease COVID-19 Cases

In COVID-19, Latest News by Precision Vaccinations

The Journal of Infectious Diseases recently published a study focused on whether there are interactions that occur between the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
This research published on March 9, 2021, found after adjusting for risk factors and other exposures, seniors (65+ years) who had received a 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) experienced a lower incidence of COVID-19 diagnosis, hospitalization, and death.

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COVID-19 Quarantine and Testing Guidance Concerning International Travel

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Travel measures, such as quarantine and testing of travelers, are designed to reduce the likelihood of SARS-CoV-2 transmission before, during, and after travel, stated the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
This ECDC document published on March 12, 2021, summarises the current scientific evidence to support decision-making concerning quarantine and testing of travelers, considering the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOC) and the current epidemiological situation in the EU/EEA.