Coronavirus Update With Dr. Dennis Norem
Dr. Norem made his weekly visit to the show to give us the latest on the coronavirus, COVID-19, and the vaccine rollout.
Today's chat with Dr. Norem begins with some news about a COVID vaccine that is being used in Europe.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is not available here in the United States as of yet, but it could be part of the vaccine distribution scene before the end of the year. We asked Dr. Norem what he knew about the blood clotting reports in Europe. From what Dr. Norem can tell, this is just a precautionary measure. Still to this day, there have been no documented cases of anyone dying from a coronavirus vaccine.
While we don't have AstraZeneca here in the United States, we do have three other vaccines that are being rolled out at the highest rate we've seen yet. Two of those, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine require two doses. Now that more people are being vaccinated, many are reporting mild to severe symptoms after receiving the second shot. This is something that we've been hearing about for about a month now. Dr. Norem notes that it is still in the younger population that is seeing most of the more severe reactions. Other than people being down for about a day, Dr. Norem says that there is still no reason to be concerned about completing the second dose of any vaccine.
We thank Dr. Noram as always for his time this morning. We learned something once again.
Dr. Dennis Norem joins the show every Monday morning at 7:05 to give us the latest on the coronavirus.
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