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.
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.
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the adenovirus-vectored vaccine leads to bleeding disorders not only in rare cases”, Norwegian researchers write in an unpublished study.
Norwegian doctors are investigating if blood clots could be linked to the AstraZeneca-vaccine. Here's what they're looking for
Norwegian clinical experts are investigating whether the vaccine caused an unexpected immune reaction in three health workers who fell ill. No causal connection has been established.
Economist: Vaccination most effective in areas with the fewest infections
We’ll get the greatest benefit from each vaccine dose if the vaccine is first given in areas with little infection, says researcher. Norway, for example, is in a far better situation than the United States to get the maximum utility from each vaccine dose.
Is it possible to train the immune system to help in the fight against COVID-19?
Many experts have stated that we can’t do anything to improve the immune system's ability to cope with COVID-19. But research actually shows that training an ancient part of the immune system is possible. Could this be useful in future pandemics?
A range of different COVID-19 vaccines are already being tested in humans. But how will the vaccines actually work?
SHARE YOUR SCIENCE: At least 200 different vaccines against COVID-19 are under development and more than 20 candidates are being tested on healthy individuals. This gives hope that one or more will give protective immunity. But how are the vaccines designed and are there any obstacles?