MedWatch Digest: COVID-19 vaccine, red heads and pain tolerance

Medical Watch

For Monday, April 12, WGN’s Medical Reporter Dina Bair has the latest on new information including:

  • The White House COVID-19 response team announced Monday that an average of 3.1 million shots are given every day in the past week.
  • A new COVID-19 vaccine could be the key to bringing it poorer countries faster.
  • It’s already known that a diet filled with sugar can lead to obesity in kids. Now researchers say it may affect brain development in children.
  • New research may give insight into why redheads feel pain differently.
    Both humans and animals with red hair or fur have been known to have lower tolerances for pain.

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