COVID-19: Delay of third jab for extremely vulnerable

Studies have shown that people who are immunosuppressed – around 500,000 people in the UK – are unlikely to mount a strong defence against COVID-19, even after two doses of vaccine: UK vaccine booster scheme likely to start in September Do I need a booster? On 1 September, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation […]

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Coronavirus COVID-19 and cancer patients

A recent study from China looked at 1590 people infected with the coronavirus and who had COVID-19. Eighteen (18) of these patient had a history of cancer. People who have cancer are immunosuppressed, and are therefore more susceptible to infection than those without cancer. Immunosuppression is caused by the cancer and its treatment. Patients with […]

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