• The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Is 66% Effective - Here's Why That's Not As Low As It Seems

    24 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is 66 percent effective at preventing COVID-19, which seems like a pretty steep drop-off from the numbers put up by Pfizer and Moderna (95 and 94.5 percent effective, respectively). How much should we be reading into that difference, and is there a certain threshold a vaccine should reach before we can consider it effective? Although Johnson & Johnson's one-dose vaccine hasn't been approved yet - the company is currently waiting for FDA emergency authorization - we can already calm some of those anxieties based on what experts know so far.
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  • To Be Safe, This Doctor Says to Avoid Working Out Right After the COVID-19 Vaccine

    To Be Safe, This Doctor Says to Avoid Working Out Right After the COVID-19 Vaccine

    24 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests moving your arm to help mitigate soreness after you receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, one doctor we spoke to suggests avoiding exercise out of an abundance of caution for at least a day post-shot. Purvi Parikh, MD, an immunologist and allergist with Allergy & Asthma Network, told POPSUGAR that working out before getting a COVID-19 vaccine would generally be fine, but exercise after the fact might exacerbate any sort of adverse reaction.
    Can I Work Out After the COVID-19 Vaccine?
    First, it's important to state that severe...
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