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New data resource lists research on infection prevention from COVID-19 vaccines

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Tara Haelle (@TaraHaelle) is AHCJ's medical studies core topic leader, guiding journalists through the jargon-filled shorthand of science and research and enabling them to translate the evidence into accurate information.

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Since the COVID-19 vaccines were authorized by the FDA, one of the big questions has been how well they prevent transmission of the COVID-19 even among those who have been vaccinated. The clinical trials used disease — an infection with symptoms — as the endpoint because stopping severe disease and death was the most important priority. In addition, it’s very difficult to develop a vaccine that creates sterilizing immunity, the type of immunity that prevents infection — the virus’s ability to enter cells and begin replicating. Continue reading

Resource is a fact book on older Americans

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The latest version of “Profile of Older Americans: 2010,” published by the HHS Administration on Aging is available.

AHCJ member Eileen Beal, an independent journalist based in Cleveland, recommends the resource as “a great little booklet of facts and data on older Americans: health, income status, marriage status, etc.” She says it is something that reporters interested in Medicare/Medicaid and senior health care issues will want to have.

AHCJ members: What resources have you come across that your fellow journalists will find useful? Let us know in the comments below.