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Monkeys develop virus immunity after infection, vaccine

Monkeys develop virus immunity after infection, vaccine

In the vaccination study, Barouch and colleagues in his Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center laboratory tested six DNA vaccines, created to instruct the immune system to recognize the SARS-CoV-2 virus...

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Officials extend closure of US/Canada border

Officials extend closure of US/Canada border

Tam said they could be worn as "an additional measure" when it became clear COVID-19 can be spread by people who aren't showing symptoms. The new agreement will extend the closure for another month, a...

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Schools should remain closed - Parent-Teacher Association

Schools should remain closed - Parent-Teacher Association

This will mean that different schools and settings will need to work at the right pace for them and their children, and it could mean that not all schools are ready to do this on 1 June for all year g...

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Trump's rhetoric on untested medication takes a risky turn

Trump's rhetoric on untested medication takes a risky turn

The president's decision to start taking the drug after weeks of publicly advocating for it sparked criticism among healthcare professionals and political opponents. The Guardian reports that Trump'...

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Santa Clara County opens retail to curbside pickup

Santa Clara County opens retail to curbside pickup

While the cost has been high, Bay Area health officials said, there is reason to be optimistic. Three additional new COVID-19 coronavirus testing sites will open in San Francisco, all aimed at s...

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Zero new cases of COVID-19 reported in AHS North Zone

Zero new cases of COVID-19 reported in AHS North Zone

On weekends, the province updates the numbers on the Alberta Health website. There were 1,004 active cases in the province on Tuesday, with 5,584 people listed as recovered. The premier said he regr...

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China tests new drug that could halt pandemic 'without vaccine'

China tests new drug that could halt pandemic 'without vaccine'

Sunne Shee, director of the University's Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Geonomics, said testing the drug on animals had been successful. By using their expertise in single-cell genomics, t...

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Childhood vaccinations drop amid the coronavirus pandemic

Childhood vaccinations drop amid the coronavirus pandemic

Controlling the spread of coronavirus became priority number one in the United States and around the world - but measures to stem its rapid transmission came with collateral damage for other parts of ...

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COVID-19: Antibody Testing Now Available At Westchester County Center

COVID-19: Antibody Testing Now Available At Westchester County Center

The testing provides a way for individuals who test positive for antibodies to donate plasma, a resource that can help others who are actively battling COVID-19. Siemens Healthineers, a German diagnos...

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Trump admin awards contract to make COVID-19 drugs in US

Trump admin awards contract to make COVID-19 drugs in US

The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the U.S. dependence on China and India for both drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients - APIs - the raw materials needed to make medicines. The contract was...

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What do the latest statistics tell us about Covid-19 deaths?

What do the latest statistics tell us about Covid-19 deaths?

It brings the current death toll to more than 44,000 when Scotland and Northern Ireland's deaths are accounted for, and those confirmed by NHS England on dates after May 8. It is a fall from the 2,4...

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Ontario schools staying closed

Ontario schools staying closed

There have been 2,444 total cases of COVID-19 in the province with 1,966 fully recovering. "Unfortunately, we just can't have camps with 500 kids living together right now", Ford said. Street-front ...

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Visual Studio Live Share Will Now Let You Share Running Apps

Visual Studio Live Share Will Now Let You Share Running Apps

Another quality-of-life change is the addition of Templates, which will let you create a new team using customizable templates . Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discusses third-party apps in Microsoft ...

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Official Who Managed F.L. COVID-19 Dashboard Raises Transparency Concerns

Official Who Managed F.L. COVID-19 Dashboard Raises Transparency Concerns

Her objective was to create a way for Floridians and researchers to see what the COVID-19 situation was in real time. She told the Tampa Bay Times Tuesday that she had been offered the choice to r...

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Coronavirus: Total deaths in England and Wales down

Coronavirus: Total deaths in England and Wales down

The latest figures for the United Kingdom were announced at today's coronavirus daily governmental briefing, given today by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. This was 49,575 more than the average for ...

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16 new cases of COVID-19, two more deaths recorded in BC

16 new cases of COVID-19, two more deaths recorded in BC

There are 325 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 1,975 people who tested positive have recovered. One hundred and forty six people have died from the disease in B.C. Bonnie Henry sent out t...

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United Kingdom ramps up vaccine research, manufacturing spending

United Kingdom ramps up vaccine research, manufacturing spending

In the event that a vaccine was found before then, he said the Government was providing £38 million to build a "rapid deployment facility" which will be able to start manufacturing "at scale" from thi...

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China says Trump trying to shift blame

China says Trump trying to shift blame

Tedros said he will initiate an independent evaluation at the earliest appropriate moment to review experience gained and lessons learned, and to make recommendations to improve national and global ...

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AstraZeneca Aiming For 30M UK Covid-19 Vaccine Doses By September

But even with these steps he said it did not guarantee finding a vaccine, so there was also work being made into treatments for Covid-19. We ask a virologist how likely this timeline is and what it ...

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Coronavirus vaccine tests show promise in early human testing

Coronavirus vaccine tests show promise in early human testing

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump said he felt very confident that the USA would have a vaccine to fight the new coronavirus by 2021. Thus, he said, "the degree of confidence within the c...

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COVID-19: Low numbers reported in B.C

COVID-19: Low numbers reported in B.C

There are now 19 active outbreaks in various long term care or assisted living facilities (14 outbreaks), and acute care centres (5 outbreaks). 143 people have died due to the coronavirus in BC, and...

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Only 112 COVID-19 cases still active in South Health Zone

Only 112 COVID-19 cases still active in South Health Zone

There are now 1,0317 active cases of COVID-19 reported in the province. That includes 5,317 people who have recovered, an increase of 112 since Thursday's update. She noted it will be essential for pe...

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Impossible to predict when Covid-19 pandemic will be controlled

Impossible to predict when Covid-19 pandemic will be controlled

Decades after the AIDS crisis began, there is still a stigma around HIV which means that people living with the virus are subjected to stereotyping , moral judgements, social isolation and healthcar...

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4 more people with Covid 19 have died in Ireland

4 more people with Covid 19 have died in Ireland

Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan confirmed that two of the four reported deaths occurred over the weekend with the other two being confirmed from April. Outdoor workers - inc...

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UK ready to move to level three of lockdown #87655

UK ready to move to level three of lockdown #87655

Professor James Logan, head of the department of disease control at the LSHTM, said he was "hopeful" of success. French researchers from the National Veterinary School of Alfort, near Paris, are und...

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Eight vaccines undergoing clinical trials to prevent Covid-19

Eight vaccines undergoing clinical trials to prevent Covid-19

Health Canada has approved trials that will be conducted at the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology at Dalhousie University. Similarly, the same claim is being made by many other countries of the world th...

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China reports 25 new virus cases, Wuhan has highest asymptomatic infections

China reports 25 new virus cases, Wuhan has highest asymptomatic infections

The 17 new cases include 12 asymptomatic patients, taking the number of such infections to 515, the NHC said. Asymptomatic cases refer to people who are tested COVID-19 positive but develop no sympt...

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Indiana Reports First Case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Indiana Reports First Case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

State officials today announced the first case of a new illness in an in child, an illness health officials believe could be associated with the new coronavirus . United States health officials have ...

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Texas Reports Highest Single-Day Spike in CCP Virus Cases

Texas Reports Highest Single-Day Spike in CCP Virus Cases

Professional sports such as auto racing, baseball, football, basketball, tennis and golf can return on May. "The reality of it is Texans have to feel safe and confident for those businesses to flour...

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Antibodies from the 2003 SARS outbreak might help protect against Covid-19

Antibodies from the 2003 SARS outbreak might help protect against Covid-19

By combining S309 with other less potent antibodies they were able to target different sites on the virus' protein spike, thus reducing its potential to mutate. Veesler and Davide Corti are senior a...

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Loss of smell or taste added to NHS coronavirus symptoms list

Loss of smell or taste added to NHS coronavirus symptoms list

Until now, only a fever and cough were triggers for people to shut themselves away in self-isolation in case they had and could spread the infection. He said there were some cases where the symptom ...

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World leaders advocates for 'free of charge for all' COVID19 vaccine

World leaders advocates for 'free of charge for all' COVID19 vaccine

World leaders past and present insisted on Thursday that any eventual COVID-19 vaccines and treatments should be made available to everyone, free of charge. Former presidents and prime ministers among...

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Vaccine professor warns Covid jab won't be available until next year

Vaccine professor warns Covid jab won't be available until next year

According to Alok Sharma , British politician and business secretary, the £38m facility would enable manufacturers to begin vaccine production "at scale" this summer in expectation of the antidote ...

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Trump says he's been taking hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus

Trump says he's been taking hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus

I get a lot of positive calls about it, ' he said . "I want the people of this nation to feel good", Trump said. "And I'm still here". Hydroxy has potentially serious side effects, including alte...

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Ontario reports 304 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths

Ontario reports 304 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths

The province says 972 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, with 174 being treated in intensive care units. According to Halton Region's COVID-19 website (which was updated on May 18), 577 people have...

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