CDC Real-World Study Confirms Protective Benefits of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

A new CDC study provides strong evidence that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections in real-world conditions among health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers. These groups are more likely to be exposed to the virus because of their occupations.

The study checked the effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA vaccines in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections among 3,950 study participants in six states.

Following the second dose of vaccine (the recommended number of doses), the risk of infection was reduced by 90 percent two or more weeks after vaccination.

Following a single dose of either vaccine, the participants’ risk of infection was reduced by 80 percent two or more weeks after vaccination.

Dr. Yael Vidal, who leads and manages Vidal Medical Concierge in Juno Beach, explained this to patients who seek a Concierge Doctor in Jupiter or nearby areas. Patients continue to inquire about such data, as the pandemic of Covid-19 continues to spread on a daily basis and continues to infect residents of Palm Beach County as well as other regions in Florida and the nation.

The effectiveness of vaccines is an important piece of information that many patients, who search for a Concierge Physician in Palm Beach Gardens or in West Palm Beach, request to know.

Dr. Vidal explained to her patients, who often request the advice of Concierge Medicine in Palm Beach, the importance of getting vaccinated and the effectiveness of such vaccines.

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GSK and Vir to seek emergency use clearance for COVID-19 antibody therapy

GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology announced that they will immediately request emergency-use authorization in the USA after they finished a late-stage study early, based on the recommendation of an independent monitoring board. VIR-7831 has reduced the number of patients who were hospitalized or died by 85%, compared to placebo.

Antibody treatments are configured to decrease the severity of COVID-19 among patients who were already diagnosed with the infection. Dr. Yael Vidal, who is a board-certified internist advising patients who seek a concierge doctor in Jupiter Florida or in nearby areas, explained to some of her patience the importance of this positive result.

The two companies also said that a new laboratory study showed that the therapy, VIR-7831, was equally effective against the UK variant, the South African variant, and the Brazilian variant of the COVID-19 virus.

This new move brings the antibody therapy for Covid-19 one step closer to becoming yet another weapon against the CoronaVirus pandemic. It joins similar therapies that were introduced by Eli Lilly and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, receiving recommendations from U.S. and European health regulators earlier.

This antibody treatment was developed under a collaboration between Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline, explains Dr. Vidal to patients searching for a concierge physician in Palm Beach Gardens. The fresh recommendation was based on an interim analysis of the data collected from 583 patients, wherein the analysis demonstrated a reduction of 85% in hospitalization or death in the VIR-7831 arm compared to placebo.

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CDC releases highly anticipated guidance for people fully vaccinated against Covid-19

The CDC has issued fresh guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinated population. It is the first guidance from the CDC for those who are fully vaccinated against Coronavirus

The federal health agency said that those who are fully vaccinated can spend time with unvaccinated people indoors, with no mask, so long as those who are unvaccinated are at low-risk for severe COVID-19.

Two weeks after the second dose of vaccine by Pfizer or Moderna, or the single-dose for those receiving the vaccine of Johnson & Johnson, fully vaccinated persons can gather inside with other fully vaccinated people without wearing face masks or physical distancing, the CDC said, calling these indoor gatherings “likely low risk.”

Also, indoor gatherings involving fully vaccinated people and unvaccinated people from a single household at low-risk for severe COVID-19, with no mask use, presents a “low risk” of virus transmission.

In gatherings with fully vaccinated people and unvaccinated people from multiple households, everyone should wear a mask and practice distancing.

Regardless of vaccination status, everyone should avoid medium-to-large-sized gatherings indoors. If fully vaccinated people decide to partake, they should wear masks, practice distancing and wash hands often.

“These fresh guidelines were highly anticipated”, explains Dr. Yael Vidal of Vidal Medical Concierge, a primary care concierge practice who often advises patients seeking a concierge doctor in Jupiter or in the nearby Juno Beach. “It is the first time that the CDC advises on what fully-vaccinated people should do, or should not do; and these guidelines are indeed helpful to patients, especially as the vaccinated population increases gradually, day by day.”

Dr. Vidal explained that many residents of Palm Beach County, particularly those who search for a concierge physician in Palm Beach Gardens or in nearby neighborhoods or areas, are often inquiring at Vidal Medical Concierge with regard to which safety measures that should be following. The new guidelines from the CDC can definitely assist in providing answers to the already-vaccinated portion of the community in Jupiter, in Juno Beach, as well as in North Palm Beach and adjacent regions.

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Johnson & Johnson one-shot CoronaVirus vaccine authorized in the U.S. for people 18 and over

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for prevention of Covid-19. The EUA allows the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine to be distributed in the United States for in individuals that are 18 years or older.

Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advisory panel on Sunday recommended the Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 and over. The recommendation came one day after the FDA authorization.

The vaccine is the third Covid-19 vaccine to become available in the U.S., and is also the first Covid-19 vaccine that requires only one shot.

Vidal Medical Concierge, a local concierge physician in Juno Beach, is monitoring and following closely such positive developments, and bringing such news to the attention of its patients.

“Patients are continuously inquiring about Covid-19, its complications and medicaments, and are interested in finding out more about the available vaccines”, says Dr. Yael Vidal, who takes care of many patients who seek a concierge physician in Jupiter or in nearby regions.

The recent developments are definitely positive, and increase the medical arsenal against Covid-19, which is good news to patients and residents who search for a concierge doctor in Palm Beach Gardens and often turn to Vidal Medical Concierge in the nearby Juno Beach for medical advice.

People who had COVID-19 may only need one vaccine dose, Dr. Fauci says

Officials are looking into the possibility of giving only one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people who had already been infected with the virus, Dr. Anthony Fauci said today.

The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that data from administering a single shot to virus survivors is “really quite impressive.”

“The boost that you get with that single dose is really enormous,” Fauci says.

Still, at this point, the United States is sticking with two-dose COVID-19 vaccine schedule, though study suggests one shot provides good short-term protection.

Dr. Yael Vidal at Vidal Concierge in Juno Beach is monitoring closely any developments in this particular topic. Residents of the area, who seek a concierge doctor in Jupiter, often call the office to inquire regarding Covid-19 vaccines, tests, and medicaments; therefore, obtaining new information and keeping up-to-date is an important role of a physician in the community, particularly for a Board Certified internist operating as a medical concierge doctor in Juno Beach.

Additional research is still required in order to determine whether one shot or two shots are best, for people who were already infected in the past with Covid-19 and seek immunization.

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CoronaVirus Human Challenge: healthy volunteers to be exposed to Covid-19 in world first trial in the U.K.

The world’s first Covid-19 human challenge study will begin within a month in the United Kingdom, deliberately exposing up to 90 healthy young people to the CoronaVirus.

The study received ethics approval this week, the country’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said.

During the trial, up to 90 volunteers aged between 18 to 30 years will be exposed to Covid-19 in a safe and controlled environment. The purpose is to increase understanding of how the virus affects people. The study will play a “key role in developing effective Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.”

Dr. Yael Vidal, of Vidal Medical Concierge in Juno Beach, explained to her patients that this unique clinical study will be the first ever of its kind, with regard to Covid-19. Previous studies have tested the safety and the efficiency of vaccines for Covid-19, or of medicaments attempting to cure Covid-19. This new trial would be unique.

A patient who lives in Jupiter, Florida has explained: “I was looking for a high-quality Concierge Doctor near me, near Jupiter, and I was delighted to find Dr. Vidal right here in the neighboring Juno Beach”.

Indeed, patients who seek a concierge physician in Palm Beach Gardens, often find that the proximity to Juno Beach makes Vidal Concierge an excellent provider that suits their goals. In a relaxed and non-rushed setting, the patients of Vidal Medical Concierge can receive the full attention to detail that Dr Vidal can provide them.

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Coronavirus cases decline across U.S., but experts urge caution

In the last 14 days, according to data compiled by NBC News, coronavirus cases have declined to varying degrees in all 50 states.

The average number of daily new coronavirus cases in the United States fell below 100,000 Friday for the first time in months, according to an NBC News tally.

However, experts warn that infections remain high nationwide and Americans must continue to follow precautions to slow the spread of the virus.

Dr. Yael Vidal of Vidal Medical Concierge has updated some of its patients with regard to this positive development, and has also reminded patients to continue to practice all safety measures at this time. Patients that desire the services of a Concierge Medicine in Palm Beach Gardens often approach Vidal Concierge in Juno Beach, as it is nearby to their home or work place.

Vidal Concierge is particularly appropriate for patients and residents who seek a Concierge Physician in Juno Beach, as well as for residents of the nearby area, North Palm Beach, Jupiter, and Palm Beach Gardens. Those patients who search for a Concierge Doctor in Jupiter can find it easily accessible and only a few minutes drive, to reach the offices of Vidal Medical Concierge in Juno Beach, Florida.

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.