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B.C. has avoided Sweden's high COVID death count

The latest modelling indicates if that were to increase to 40 per cent, or even double to 60 per cent, the number of new infections would remain relatively stable. Some became sick after travelling, w...

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French hospital discovers it treated coronavirus patient in December

French hospital discovers it treated coronavirus patient in December

Scientists at the Avicenne and Jean Verdier hospitals in the northern suburbs of Paris have been retesting samples from patients treated for pneumonia in December and January. Cohen said the patient...

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Only one Nightingale hospital in use as London centre is mothballed

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said that no new coronavirus admissions were expected at the hospital in east London in the coming days, but that it will remain prepared to resume operations i...

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Doctors have discovered five new symptoms of coronavirus infection

These children tend to be diagnosed with mild cases of COVID-19, or are entirely asymptomatic. Europe did not start reporting cases of coronavirus until January. There were 375 in total. The fou...

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White House blocks Anthony Fauci from testifying before Congress

White House blocks Anthony Fauci from testifying before Congress

Trump, cooped up in the White House for weeks due to the coronavirus lockdown, flew to Camp David, Maryland, on Friday for a weekend away at the presidential retreat - the first time Trump had left th...

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Jacinda Ardern will join Australia's national cabinet meeting

Addressing a news briefing in Auckland - a metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand - Ardern said that she has accepted the invitation of her Australian counterpart Scott Morrison to att...

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Body Coach Joe Wicks 'super grateful' to NHS after hand surgery

Her first one proved popular, with Wicks claiming that a higher than usual number of people were waiting to stream the half-hour session. "I am so proud and I love you so much for it, darling". He's a...

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UK hospital trials blood plasma treatment for Covid-19

UK hospital trials blood plasma treatment for Covid-19

To successfully complete the study, hospitals need to have access to plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients. The 63-year-old Ladner resident is among the first Canadians to donate blood plasma in...

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U.S. to speed development of coronavirus vaccine

U.S. to speed development of coronavirus vaccine

US public health officials have said a vaccine is probably a year to 18 months away. According to the New York Times , the White House before Wednesday had "made no public announcement of the new e...

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Gilead CEO says remdesivir has been donated to treat "most urgent" patients

Anthony Fauci this week. Gilead has said it will donate its now available stock of the drug and is ramping up production to make more. Federal health officials will outlay the drug "based on t...

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Trump says US to have coronavirus vaccine by end of year

Trump says US to have coronavirus vaccine by end of year

Democrats have made clear they want to provide a sizable rescue package for state and local governments as part of a broader bill - one that could total over $2 trillion - while some Republicans criti...

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Additional COVID-19 cases and deaths confirmed in Iowa

Livingston County also reported two new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases up to 82. "Five of the newest confirmed cases are from Sherman, two are from Denison, and one i...

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Pa. COVID-19 case map

Pa. COVID-19 case map

Restaurants will still be limited to carryout or delivery. Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that 24 Pennsylvania counties will be reopening next week with some COVID-19 restrictions lifted. "But when...

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26 new cases, two more recoveries and 10 in hospital

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) announced Friday an expansion to testing and contact tracing in La Loche and the neighbouring Clearwater River Dene Nation. To date, 30,845 COVID-19 tests have ...

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US Will Have Coronavirus Vaccine By End Of Year: Donald Trump

US Will Have Coronavirus Vaccine By End Of Year: Donald Trump

The previously booming United States economy, which was seen as a golden ticket to his second term, is now in dire straits due to the nationwide lockdown. Trump insisted he would be happy for another ...

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Two more labs get DOH nod to conduct COVID-19 tests

Two more labs get DOH nod to conduct COVID-19 tests

Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services listed the state's death total Saturday at 4,020. That dropped Thursday to 71% as a new wave of infections is reaching every corner of the state. Rec...

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Ottawa Announces $240-Million to Bring Health Care Services Online

In addition to this funding, Trudeau said that upwards of $240 million has been set aside to expand existing and create new virtual platforms for mental health and primary care. "They've identified an...

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Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE

Cuomo announces 7-state consortium for buying PPE

The consortium will focus on buying products from companies based in the United States, with a priority on Northeast businesses. Cuomo also announced that the state will distribute over 7 million ...

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Lawrence County reports first case of COVID-19

The health department says close contacts have been notified. The Health Department has also released a list of COVID-19 testing sites in Oklahoma. Of the 1,537 confirmed cases, 105 people are hos...

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FDA issues EUA for COVID-19 treatment days after clinical trial results

FDA issues EUA for COVID-19 treatment days after clinical trial results

The government revised a Cabinet order so it can drastically simplify steps to authorize medicines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, on condition such drugs have been approved in the Unit...

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HPSC release latest Covid infection figures

HPSC release latest Covid infection figures

A statement from the National Public Health and Emergency Team reads: "There is now a total of 20,833 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland". It was confirmed this afternoon that another 34 people...

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Reade: 'I didn't use sexual harassment' in Biden complaint

Reade: 'I didn't use sexual harassment' in Biden complaint

For many Democrats, the allegation was an uncomfortable topic that forced them to try to reconcile their support for Mr Biden with advocacy for many women who come forward with claims of sexual assaul...

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Kendall County COVID-19 cases approach 300; 160 listed in recovery

The department says 317 of those deaths have been residents of assisted living or long-term care facilities. There are 25 cases hospitalized and 22 have died from COVID-19 related illness. There wer...

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Sindh hospitals to use plasma for passive immunisation therapy

Sindh hospitals to use plasma for passive immunisation therapy

According to doctors, people who recover from the pandemic develop antibodies in their blood to fight the disease. Before making her convalescent plasma donation, Kahn had to qualify for this no-cos...

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Vast majority of Ontario's COVID-19 deaths are among LTC residents

Vast majority of Ontario's COVID-19 deaths are among LTC residents

The union representing healthcare workers in Ontario is once again calling for better protection for frontline workers following the death of a third person support worker from COVID-19. Thirty deaths...

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No soft landing for Biden on 'Morning Joe' interview

No soft landing for Biden on 'Morning Joe' interview

Reade said she described her issues with Biden but "the main word I used - and I know I didn't use sexual harassment - I used 'uncomfortable.' And I remember 'retaliation'". The campaign has issued ...

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'Don't wait for Monday': NSW Premier urges residents to get tested

'Don't wait for Monday': NSW Premier urges residents to get tested

From May 1, the state has begun rolling back some social restrictions, including allowing retailers to reopen and a maximum of two adults to visit another household for social reasons. There are now 3...

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Ontario to release post-pandemic guidelines for businesses

Ontario to release post-pandemic guidelines for businesses

Testing does not track down all cases in a community because the mild symptoms most people have aren't distinguishable from common colds, and because public health can't test large numbers of people. ...

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Queen releases tribute song: 'You Are The Champions'

Queen releases tribute song: 'You Are The Champions'

Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor flanked the " Velvet " artist in a three-way video weaving in and out a montage of people working against the pandemic - from medical professi...

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NHS coronavirus contact tracing app to be trialled - but without Apple/Google collaboration

NHS coronavirus contact tracing app to be trialled - but without Apple/Google collaboration

Contact tracers use a variety of methods including phone calls , emails, and social media messaging in order to reach out to people who may have been affected. The only information exchanged between ...

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UK government says virus death toll up by 621 to 28,131

UK government says virus death toll up by 621 to 28,131

But hospital admissions have fallen. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that the country was "past the peak" of the COVID-19 outbreak and a "comprehensive" plan will be published next week o...

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Romney proposes $12/hour 'Patriot Pay' bonus for essential workers

Romney proposes $12/hour 'Patriot Pay' bonus for essential workers

Utah Senator Mitt Romney proposed a $12-an-hour bonus for all coronavirus pandemic essential workers, ranging from hospital employees to grocery store staff, dubbing the added compensation for the...

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This time, Pence wears mask as he tours Indiana plant

Not long after images of the vice president not wearing a mask during his Tuesday visit began appearing online, the Mayo Clinic tweeted a message saying he'd been informed of the mask policy a...

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USA allows emergency use of Remdesivir drug for patients

USA allows emergency use of Remdesivir drug for patients

The two studies yielded contradicting results . Many drugs have been touted as effective against Covid-19, but the claims (some to be ignored ) have relied on small, non-randomized or poorly...

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Llama antibodies may help in treating coronavirus

Llama antibodies may help in treating coronavirus

Winter the llama. (Credit: Tim Coppens)COVID-19 treatment? The scientists extracted the antibodies for the study from a 4-year-old illama, Winter, living on a farm in the Belgian countryside along...

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