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People Potentially Exposed to COVID-19 After Two Hairstylists Work While Symptomatic

People Potentially Exposed to COVID-19 After Two Hairstylists Work While Symptomatic

The Springfield-Greene Health Department announced Saturday that a second worker at Great Clips tested positive for the virus. The case highlighted the spread of the disease among members of the c...

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China's vaccine trial shows promising results — The Lancet

China's vaccine trial shows promising results — The Lancet

Side effect profiles may be particularly important to getting people to get vaccinated against coronavirus once one is available. Further, less than two-thirds of the people questioned are intereste...

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Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario's top doctor says province back at a 'disappointing' plateau

Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario's top doctor says province back at a 'disappointing' plateau

The provincial average is 168.5 cases per 100,000 population. I am optimistic that we are never going to see a second wave. Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath said the Ford government's votin...

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Ford urges Ontarians to get coronavirus tests, even if they're asymptomatic

Ford urges Ontarians to get coronavirus tests, even if they're asymptomatic

A day after thousands gathered at a downtown Toronto park, Premier Doug Ford is pleading with residents to remember and follow public health measures. The number of new reported deaths due to COVID-19...

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Thailand starts coronavirus vaccine trial on monkeys

Thailand starts coronavirus vaccine trial on monkeys

The Minister said that this project is for all humans, not just Thais. Moderna's mRNA coronavirus vaccine has shown promise in early studies, and the company announced in early May it will partner...

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Missouri hair stylist with coronavirus worked while symptomatic, exposed dozens of clients

Missouri hair stylist with coronavirus worked while symptomatic, exposed dozens of clients

It said all of the people who were exposed have been notified and the location is closing temporarily. "As Great Clips franchisees and co-owners of CM Clips, LLC, we recently learned that an employe...

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COVID-19 survivor, male nurse shares shocking transformation pictures

COVID-19 survivor, male nurse shares shocking transformation pictures

The 43-year-old had attended a party on Miami Beach in March, admitting that he was aware of the risks of COVID-19 but thought he "was young enough for it not to affect me". "I was so weak. This was o...

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Ontario reports 412 new COVID-19 cases, 379 recoveries

Ontario reports 412 new COVID-19 cases, 379 recoveries

A provincial update released Friday reported 413 new cases and 28 more deaths, for a total caseload of 24,628 and 2,021 lives lost. A total of 44 Ottawa residents were hospitalized with COVID-19...

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NIH trial: Gilead's drug works best in COVID patients on oxygen

NIH trial: Gilead's drug works best in COVID patients on oxygen

Remdesivir was discovered to reduce median healing interval to 11 days among patients handled the medication when compared with the 15 normally accepted by individuals who had been on placebo or stand...

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NHS fees to be scrapped for overseas staff

NHS fees to be scrapped for overseas staff

According to Johnson, the system for detecting and monitoring positive cases, which he described as the best in the world, will be implemented from June 1. Those now exempt will include all NHS work...

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No new Covid-19 cases in New Zealand

No new Covid-19 cases in New Zealand

This is the second consecutive day without a report of a new case of the virus. Clarification: An initial writing of this story said that there were 16,795 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the state. ...

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Free mental health screenings

Mental Health Awareness Month: Free mental health screenings

The board advised anyone struggling to contact someone they trust or to find help. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week has been held every year in the United Kingdom...

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Covid-19: 8 patients given plasma therapy in Bangladesh

The blood component that carries the antibodies can be collected and given to newly infected patients - it is known as "convalescent plasma". All the hospitals are collaborating with the Haematology...

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SEC to resume voluntary in-person athletics activities beginning June 8

SEC to resume voluntary in-person athletics activities beginning June 8

The current waiver allowing teams to require eight hours of virtual non-physical activities in all sports also has been extended. Among those prospective dates were June 1, June 15, July 1 and July 15...

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China's Covid-19 vaccine shows promising results in early trials

China's Covid-19 vaccine shows promising results in early trials

The study was non-randomised and did not have any controls. The results are based on short duration of follow-up. Fever (46%), fatigue (44%), and headache (39%) were the most common systemic adverse ...

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Alberta saw just 19 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday

Alberta saw just 19 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday

Nationally there have been 6,180 fatalities and 1,394,184 cases due to COVID-19. Data from Alberta Health Services updated Friday afternoon shows an additional two deaths, for a total of 134 across ...

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Trump's anti-malaria drug has high COVID-19 death risk

Patients who received none of the treatments formed a control group. Those patients who received the drugs had a death rate roughly twice as high as those who did not receive the drugs, with the rat...

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Respiratory Droplets, Not Surfaces, Are The Main Way COVID-19 Is Spread

Respiratory Droplets, Not Surfaces, Are The Main Way COVID-19 Is Spread

The updated advice on transmission by touching surfaces or objects differs from advice in early March which warned that it "may be possible" to spread the virus from touching contaminated surfaces. ...

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Trump's beloved hydroxychloroquine actually worsens the coronavirus

White House doctor Dr. Sean Conley published a note on Monday stating that after discussing the pros and cons of hydroxychloroquine, he and Trump came to the conclusion that the potential benefit of...

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Will Richmond churches reopen this weekend?

Will Richmond churches reopen this weekend?

Trump's trip to his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, is his first golf outing since he stopped by Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on March 8, after checking in at the ...

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Justice Department Backs Challenge To Illinois Stay-At-Home Order

Justice Department Backs Challenge To Illinois Stay-At-Home Order

Attorney for the Southern District of IL. A similar lawsuit filed in state court against Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and his top public health officer led to a state Supreme Court ruling last week...

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Drug touted by Trump as virus treatment increases death risk

Drug touted by Trump as virus treatment increases death risk

The researchers acknowledged observational studies can not account for unmeasured confounding factors but added, "our findings suggest not only an absence of therapeutic benefit but also potential h...

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New study links hydroxychloroquine to increased risk of COVID-19 death

New study links hydroxychloroquine to increased risk of COVID-19 death

Trump's White House physician later released a statement, saying that the "benefit outweighed the potential risks" of the drug. Instead, those who received one of the medications had a higher risk o...

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Cattaraugus County Health Department Confirms 55 COVID-19 Cases Thursday

Cattaraugus County Health Department Confirms 55 COVID-19 Cases Thursday

The new case yesterday was linked to the St Margaret's cluster in Auckland . Of the 55 total cases, Jackson County says that at least 46 have fully recovered. Ted Walfart said in a press release. ...

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Sweden becomes country with highest coronavirus death rate per capita

Sweden becomes country with highest coronavirus death rate per capita

A spokesman for the Public Health Authority said the results of other areas will be released later. Data compiled by Our World in Data shows Sweden had the highest number of coronavirus deaths p...

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Experimental coronavirus vaccine shows promise, progresses to advanced trial

Experimental coronavirus vaccine shows promise, progresses to advanced trial

The same investigational vaccine protected six monkeys from pneumonia caused by the virus. "It is really quite promising in the sense of that in the phase one study - which is the first step towar...

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Coronavirus: UK government deal secures 10 million 'game changer' antibody tests

Coronavirus: UK government deal secures 10 million 'game changer' antibody tests

This applies to England, with the devolved nations to make their own decisions on prioritisation of the tests that they will be allocated from the United Kingdom total. The trial will run for six week...

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Covid Impact: Over 1mn unemployment claims filed in Los Angeles County

Covid Impact: Over 1mn unemployment claims filed in Los Angeles County

Though exclusively L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger formally introduced the July 4 date and there has but to be a remark from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Ferrer stated that she believes it useful t...

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Quebec launches investigations into COVID-19 death of Montreal inmate

Quebec launches investigations into COVID-19 death of Montreal inmate

Premier François Legault said that for camps to meet the new ratio of counsellors to campers, which he says is about twice as high as in past years, they are looking to hire more people. She says that...

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Experimental COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective in monkeys

Experimental COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective in monkeys

By 28 days, almost all participants had developed antibodies that bound to SARS-CoV-2 (but don't necessarily attack the virus), and about half of the participants in the low- and middle- dose groups a...

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Coronavirus pandemic halts vaccination for nearly 80 million children

Coronavirus pandemic halts vaccination for nearly 80 million children

The coronavirus pandemic is interrupting immunization against diseases including measles, polio and cholera that could put the lives of almost 80 million children at risk, according to a new analysi...

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Feds urge 'extreme caution' for reopening nursing homes

Feds urge 'extreme caution' for reopening nursing homes

In fact, Minnesota's 81.9 percent is 40 percent higher than the 41 percent average in those 36 states for COVID-19 deaths from nursing home patients. Nursing home industry representatives could no...

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COVID-19 patient's drastic transformation after six-week battle

COVID-19 patient's drastic transformation after six-week battle

Approximately 57 days after he was taken to the hospital, Schultz was able to leave with Hebblethwaite. Schultz spent weeks in the hospital and he still has a ways to go on his recovery journey. He ...

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Lower-income, minority groups in NYC hit hardest by COVID-19

Lower-income, minority groups in NYC hit hardest by COVID-19

Cuomo said the number of countries that have reported cases of a rare inflammatory syndrome impacting children and linked to COVID-19 had almost doubled in the past week to 13, while the number of sta...

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Hydroxychloroquine tied to increased risk of death

Hydroxychloroquine tied to increased risk of death

Studies indicate that remdesivir , an antiviral that has not yet been approved to treat any disease, may help people with COVID-19 to recover faster, and the drug received FDA emergency use authoriz...

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