• Study explores older individuals' feelings of death anxiety during the pandemic

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    A recent study in the Journal of Community Psychology explored older individuals' feelings of anxiety related to the possibility of dying during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Pfizer booster lowers risk for mortality, severe illness from COVID-19 in Israeli studies

    Pfizer booster lowers risk for mortality, severe illness from COVID-19 in Israeli studies

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Adults aged 50 years or older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech booster at least 5 months after a second dose of the vaccine had a 90% lower COVID-19 mortality rate compared with those who did not receive a booster.
    The findings, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, date before the omicron variant was first detected.
    The evidence generated in the study “shows significant lifesaving potential from providing the booster,” Ronen Arbel, PhD, a health outcomes researcher at Clalit Health Services in Tel Aviv, Israel, and colleagues wrote.
    Arbel and colleagues conducted an
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