Pfizer and Moderna vaccines may provide years of protection from COVID-19

A new small-scale study suggests that mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 may offer long-term protection, as long as the virus does not evolve significantly.

The Pfizer / BioNtech and vaccine, as well as the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, will likely provide protection against the coronavirus for several years, if it does not evolve significantly, a small new study suggests.

The level of protection depends on several factors, for example: how much and how quickly the virus evolves, as well as on how robust different types of vaccines are in spurring a lasting immune response. The Pfizer / BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines, utilize a new platform known as messenger RNA (mRNA) to train the human immune system to fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Accordingly, Vidal Medical Concierge is following up on these developments with regard to COVID-19 and the available vaccinations against it. Dr. Yael Vidal advises patients who seek a Concierge Doctor in Jupiter or in the nearby area, and who request medical advice or medical assistance.

It is important for patients to be up to date with regard to medical advice and medical developments, especially at time of the pandemic, which may cause various concerns to patients who search for a Concierge Physician in Palm Beach Gardens or in its vicinity.

For this reason, for people or patients who look for the services of a Medical Concierge in West Palm Beach or in the nearby Juno Beach or North Palm Beach, it may be beneficial to consider Vidal Concierge in Juno Beach as a great opportunity.

CDC says tight-fit masks or double masking with cloth and surgical masks increases protection.

Wearing any type of mask reduces the risk of infection with coronavirus; however, wearing a more tightly fitted surgical mask, or layering a cloth mask on top of a surgical mask, can vastly increase protections to the wearer and to others, reported the Center for Disease Control this week.

New research by the CDC indicates that transmission of Covid-19 can be reduced by up to 96.5 percent, if both the infected individual and the uninfected individual wear tightly fitted surgical masks or a cloth-and-surgical-mask combination.

At Vidal Medical Concierge, located in Juno Beach, Florida, we monitor any new developments in this field of Covid-19. Dr. Yael Vidal, MD, is continuously updating her patients, who often seek a Concierge Doctor in Jupiter region, about the new developments related to CoronaVirus.

It is important to wear masks at these challenging times, explains Dr. Vidal to her patients who seek the help of a concierge physician in Palm Beach Gardens or the nearby areas.

CDC says, Fully vaccinated people can skip Covid-19 quarantines

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced this week that people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 may skip quarantine if they are exposed to someone infected with the virus.

As of now, Full Vaccinated means: having received Two Doses of the Moderna vaccine, or having received Two Doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.

The Medical Practice of Dr. Yael Vidal is continuously monitoring any new developments in the fight against COVID-19. As a concierge doctor in Jupiter area, Vidal Medical Concierge is updating its patients regarding any such interesting developments in this field. It is important for patients of a concierge physician in Jupiter to learn about these innovations, as it may directly contribute to their wellbeing.

Finding a concierge physician in Palm Beach Gardens can be difficult, but this is exactly where Vidal Concierge steps in and is glad to provide its patients the superb attention to detail of concierge medicine, located just around the corner, in sunny and beautiful Juno Beach.

FDA issues emergency use authorization for Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the first Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in the United States.

Millions of doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which has been found to be 95% effective, will be soon shipped around the country so vaccinations can begin within days.

At Vidal Medical Concierge, located in Juno Beach, Florida and headed by Dr. Yael Vidal, we monitor closely the availability of the new Covid-19 vaccine to our patients. As a medical concierge physician for Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, we strive to serve our patients with the greatest possible level of care and professionalism. Contact us at Vidal Concierge if you are interested in a concierge doctor Jupiter or a concierge doctor Palm Beach Gardens.

‘Absolutely remarkable’: No one who got Moderna’s vaccine in trial developed severe COVID-19.

Biotech company Moderna announced the final results of the 30,000-person efficacy trial for its candidate vaccine: Only 11 people who received two doses of the vaccine developed COVID-19 symptoms after being infected with the pandemic Coronavirus, versus 185 symptomatic cases in a placebo group. That is an efficacy of 94.1%, the company says.

Moderna also says that its candidate vaccine had 100% efficacy against Severe disease. There were zero such COVID-19 cases among those vaccinated, but 30 such cases in the placebo group.

Moderna plans to file a request for emergency use authorization (EUA) for its vaccine with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is also seeking a similar green light from the European Medicines Agency.

“This is excellent news”, explains Dr. Yael Vidal of Vidal Medical Concierge, a private practice of Concierge Medicine located in Juno Beach , Florida and serving the nearby areas. “We are thrilled to learn about this positive development, which may greatly assist in fighting this pandemic.”

Vidal Concierge serves residents of Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Palm Beach who seek a Concierge Doctor near Jupiter or a Concierge Doctor near Palm Beach Gardens.

First ‘milestone’ Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech offers 90% protection

The first effective coronavirus vaccine can prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid-19, a preliminary analysis shows.

The developers – Pfizer and BioNTech – described it as a “great day for science and humanity”.

Their vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries, and no safety concerns have been raised.

The companies plan to apply soon for emergency approval to use the vaccine.

Vidal Medical Concierge continues to update its patients with regard to such important developments. As a Concierge Physician for Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens as well other nearby regions, Yael Vidal MD consults her patients with regard to their ongoing medical concerns and also regarding CoronaVirus and Covid-19 related concerns.

FDA gives emergency-use approval to Eli Lilly COVID-19 Drug; Supplies Will Be Limited

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the thumbs-up to a drug designed to prevent people with mild to moderate COVID-19 from getting sicker.

The drug, a monoclonal antibody, will be available to people 65 or older or those with underlying health conditions. Supplies will be short, and distributing the medicine fairly will be a challenge.

The FDA is allowing the drug on the market under its emergency-use provision, which requires a lower standard of evidence than outright approval.

This antibody is made by Eli Lilly. President Trump got a similar medication made by Regeneron — but that product is still under review at the FDA.

At Vidal Medical Concierge, located in Juno Beach and serving Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and the nearby areas, we continue to monitor the latest developments in treatments for COVID-19, and continue to advise the patients of Dr. Yael Vidal with regard to relevant new treatments.

FDA approves Gilead’s Remdesivir as coronavirus treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gilead’s antiviral drug Remdesivir as a treatment for the coronavirus.

In May 2020, the FDA granted the drug an emergency use authorization, allowing hospitals and doctors to use it on patients hospitalized with the disease even though the medication had not been formally approved by the agency.

The intravenous drug has helped shorten the recovery time of some hospitalized Covid-19 patients. It was one of the drugs used to treat President Donald Trump, who tested positive for the virus in October 2020.

Remdesivir will be used for Covid-19 patients at least 12 years old and requiring hospitalization, Gilead said. Remdesivir is now the first and only fully approved treatment in the U.S. for Covid-19.

At Vidal Medical Concierge, we continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation as well as any new treatments or remedies for it. Dr. Yael Vidal is a board-certified internist and is the owner of the Vidal Concierge medical practice in Juno Beach, Florida, serving the nearby areas of Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and North Palm Beach. We are accepting new patients who seek a Jupiter concierge physician or a Palm Beach Gardens concierge doctor, as Juno Beach is just minutes away from these area.

CVS and Walgreens to help distribute Covid vaccines to nursing homes

The federal government has made a deal with retail pharmacies CVS and Walgreens to help distribute coronavirus vaccine — once one or more gets authorized — to long-term care facilities like nursing homes.

The two drugstore chains are the best placed to send out mobile units to vaccinate seniors and other vulnerable people on site, said the deputy chief of staff for policy at the Health and Human Services Department.

Vidal Medical Concierge, located in Juno Beach, Florida, monitors the most recent developments in this important field of Covid-19 vaccines and possible remedies. Dr. Yael Vidal leads Vidal Concierge, a leading concierge medicine practice serving also Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach. Vidal Medical Concierge is a leading Concierge Medicine for Jupiter residents and nearby residents as well.

Study shows first proof that a safer UV light effectively kills virus causing COVID-19

Researchers in Japan offer first proof that Ultraviolet C light with a 222 nm wavelength — which is safer to use around humans — effectively kills the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Other studies involving 222 nm UVC, also known as Far-UVC, have so far only looked at its potency in eradicating seasonal coronaviruses that are structurally similar to the SARS-CoV-2 but not on the COVID-19-causing virus itself.

At Vidal Medical Concierge of Juno Beach, FL, we continue to monitor the latest developments with regard to such new technologies. Yael Vidal MD is the lead physician of Vidal Concierge, and provides Concierge Medicine services to the residents of nearby Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and other areas.