People who remained sick long after their COVID-19 infection often had alterations in their intestinal bacteria
Some COVID patients still had poor lung function three months after admission to Norwegian hospitals. These patients also had alterations in their intestinal flora and possible evidence of a leaky gut, a new study shows.
Vaccinated people seldom end up in intensive care due to Covid
Nearly 350 000 people were infected with Covid in Norway in 2021. But only 30 vaccinated and otherwise healthy people have ended up in intensive care with Covid since December 2020. “The vaccines give an incredible protection”, says chief physician.
Patients who lost their sense of smell after Covid-19 are queuing up for help
Desperate patients who cannot smell their baby or think shampoo smells like sewage are queuing up for help from smell and taste specialist Preet Bano Singh at the University of Oslo. She is the only doctor in the country who offers qualified treatment.
Oslo Christmas party outbreak: Most of the non-infected were vaccinated with Moderna
New study finds that a larger share of the non-infected at that infamous Christmas party were vaccinated with Moderna, compared to Pfizer. The data are not sufficient to conclude that one vaccine protects better against Omicron than others.
At least 140 people were infected with Covid-19 after Christmas party in Oslo
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) have released preliminary findings of their investigations into an Oslo Christmas party which caused widespread Covid infections. It is assumed that most of the 140 confirmed cases are infected with Omicron.
From grassroots to government: far-right threats to academic freedom
In recent years, and particularly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, far right forces have increased efforts to systematically undermine the principles of academic freedom. Léonie de Jonge, Iris Beau Segers and Cathrine Thorleifsson highlight the urgency of defending academic freedom against governmental interference and protecting researchers from threats and intimidation.
Received medal for work on Norwegian Covid-test
Hospitals were about to run out of other test kits, but the crisis was averted thanks to Magnar Bjørås, professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, and his team. Now he's being awarded for his role in developing a Covid-test in an unprecedented short period of time.
What kind of side effects do people really get from the COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s how the Norwegian Medicines Agency is answering this question
“Lots of people are being given vaccines over a very short period, so it’s important to monitor them and follow what’s happening,” says Gunnar Fløan Rimul from the Norwegian Medicines Agency.
More than 75 per cent reported mild side effects after the AstraZeneca vaccine in Norway
Just under 29 per cent of respondents in a study said they experienced the same type of mild side effects after the first dose of a Pfizer vaccine, compared to 75,7 per cent of those who had a shot of AstraZeneca.
Rare side effects from the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines may have been seen in 15 year old animal studies
That a high dosage of adenovirus in the bloodstream could lead to clotting, low levels of platelets and antibodies to platelets was known 20 years ago from animal studies in gene therapy.
People vaccinated with AstraZeneca reported mild bleeding episodes significantly more often than those who got an mRNA vaccine
“These findings could potentially indicate that the adenovirus-vectored vaccine leads to bleeding disorders not only in rare cases”, Norwegian researchers write in an unpublished study.