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Two more cases of COVID-19 reported in Grande Prairie

Two more cases of COVID-19 reported in Grande Prairie

Deena Hinshaw said at Wednesday's COVID-19 update. Out of 3,756 new test results over the past 24 hours, 29 tests came back positive to bring the province's overall total to 6,955. However, of that ...

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CVS opens COVID-19 testing site in Lansing

CVS opens COVID-19 testing site in Lansing

Patients must register in advance of picking up a test at CVS.com beginning Friday to schedule an appointment. Once the appointment is scheduled, the patients will visit the drive-thru where they ...

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France revokes decree authorising use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19

France revokes decree authorising use of hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19

However, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority has temporarily halted recruitment for the COPCOV trial which is a separate study in Oxford that is now being led alongside Brig...

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Some coronavirus antibodies tests only half accurate — CDC

Some coronavirus antibodies tests only half accurate — CDC

But the CDC says the tests are now not accurate enough to be be factored into decision-making about about allowing large groups to gather, namely in schools, dormitories or correctional facilities. ...

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United States coronavirus death crosses 100000, cases now over 1.7 million

United States coronavirus death crosses 100000, cases now over 1.7 million

In about three months, more Americans have died from COVID-19 than during the Korean War, Vietnam War and the USA conflict in Iraq from 2003-2011 combined. With regional infection rates varying from a...

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Symptomless Covid-19 Infection May Be More Prevalent Than Thought

Symptomless Covid-19 Infection May Be More Prevalent Than Thought

Australian researchers warn there may be a "higher proportion" of people not showing symptoms of the infection than previously thought. They said strategies are needed to assess and monitor all pass...

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Latest Pharmacy News: AstraZeneca may consider exposing vaccine trial participants to virus

Latest Pharmacy News: AstraZeneca may consider exposing vaccine trial participants to virus

But its silence on this front ended this week with the acquisition of Themis Bioscience, which comes with the Austrian biotech's vaccine candidate for Covid-19. Under the agreement, IAVI and Merck ...

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Prince William reveals poor eyesight in upcoming documentary

Prince William reveals poor eyesight in upcoming documentary

In a preview from the documentary "Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health", which will air Thursday in the United Kingdom, an interviewer asked the prince: "I wonder if you suffered anxiety,...

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Gov. Wolf issues green phase order, dining, pro sports guidance

Gov. Wolf issues green phase order, dining, pro sports guidance

Non-bar seating in outdoor areas (i.e., tables or counter seats that do not line up to a bar or food service area) may be used for customer seating. A maximum of four customers with a common relations...

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England's test and trace programme to launch on Thursday, PM Johnson says

England's test and trace programme to launch on Thursday, PM Johnson says

Baroness Harding said the Government could impose restrictions and fines on those who do not comply with the rules, but said ministers were not setting out to be punitive. Those self-isolating will be...

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Hair Salons, Barber Shops Can Reopen In Most California Counties

Hair Salons, Barber Shops Can Reopen In Most California Counties

The move to resume salon services under a county-by-county approach marks the transition in many parts of the state to Stage 3 of Newsom's reopening plan as confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to ris...

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CDC updates guidance for when COVID-19 survivors can be around others

CDC updates guidance for when COVID-19 survivors can be around others

But the CDC says the tests shouldn't be used to make important policy decisions for places like schools or jails. But the CDC has expressed concerns on the accuracy of the tests even if the results ...

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Britain to provide anti-viral drug remdesivir to some COVID-19 patients

Britain to provide anti-viral drug remdesivir to some COVID-19 patients

The country's Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency cleared remdesivir under an early-access program. At present, and due to limited supplies, priority will go to adults and adolescents who mee...

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The WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial Over Patient Safety Fears

The WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial Over Patient Safety Fears

The High Council of Public Health has also recommended limiting its use. Members of the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory promoted a "home recipe" for hydroxychloroquine in mid-May. What is WHO's ...

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Novavax launches its first coronavirus vaccine test on humans

Novavax launches its first coronavirus vaccine test on humans

NVX-CoV2373 was created using Novavax' recombinant nanoparticle technology and contains Novavax' patented saponin-based Matrix M™ adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels ...

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World Health Organization halts trial of COVID-19 malaria drug over safety concerns

World Health Organization halts trial of COVID-19 malaria drug over safety concerns

If the data they're looking at and the reason for suspending the trials is from Caucasian population, then it may be justified. Prof Adeyeye said the clinical trials will be concluded in three to ...

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China's COVID-19 vaccine trial shows promising results - The Lancet

China's COVID-19 vaccine trial shows promising results - The Lancet

The number of new cases of has been running at between around 2,500 and 3,000 per day in the United Kingdom over the last few days, down from peaks of more than 6,000 throughout April and early May. A...

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Ontario delays allowing larger gatherings as COVID cases rise

Ontario delays allowing larger gatherings as COVID cases rise

That's down sharply from the more than 400 a day reported over the previous five days. Eight health are workers are infected while one new probable case of a health care worker was reported for a to...

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Fifth COVID-19 related death reported in Ector County

Fifth COVID-19 related death reported in Ector County

For weeks, Lake County has been alone among the southern OR counties for not having any confirmed cases of the coronavirus. 2,362 people have been hospitalized for treatment related to COVID-19 infe...

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COVID-19: World Health Organization suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns

COVID-19: World Health Organization suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns

Amidst the debate about the safety of hydroxychloroquine , the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has expanded the use of this drug as a preventive treatment against COVID-19. Meanwhile, Belgi...

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Novavax is latest biotech to begin coronavirus vaccine trial

Novavax is latest biotech to begin coronavirus vaccine trial

The company expects immunogenicity and safety results from the phase 1 portion of the trial in July. "We are looking forward to sharing the results in July and, if they are promising, to quickly sta...

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'Move on', Britain says to outrage over PM adviser Cummings

'Move on', Britain says to outrage over PM adviser Cummings

Dozens of Conservative lawmakers have now demanded the controversial adviser quit or be sacked while Douglas Ross, a minister for Scotland, resigned in protest, as a political crisis that has dominate...

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Man, 30, becomes Australia's youngest coronavirus-related death

Man, 30, becomes Australia's youngest coronavirus-related death

His partner is also showing Covid symptoms now, and has been isolated, as have the emergency services staff who responded to his home. "It's a timely reminder for all Queenslanders that this COVID i...

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New Jersey governor Phil Murphy approves activities for pro teams

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy approves activities for pro teams

Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that all professional sports teams can open their doors to their training facilities as long as they follow health and safety guidelines related to the coronavirus pand...

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Antiviral drug Remdesivir approved for Covid-19 treatment in the UK

Antiviral drug Remdesivir approved for Covid-19 treatment in the UK

The study of 1,100 adult patients, hospitalized with covid-19 and evidence of lower respiratory tract infection, had shown that remdesivir was superior in shortening the recovery time to 11 days as ...

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81-year-old hospitalized with COVID-19 in Muskingum County

81-year-old hospitalized with COVID-19 in Muskingum County

Bowie County added four cases since Friday, reaching 121, according to the local emergency Joint Operations Center. No patients at Lawrence's hospital had COVID-19 on Tuesday. As of Tuesday, the sta...

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World Health Organization warns of a second peak in coronavirus infections

World Health Organization warns of a second peak in coronavirus infections

To that point, Ryan advises countries in Europe and North America to "continue to put in place the public health and social measures, the surveillance measures, the testing measures and a comprehensiv...

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Led hydroxychloroquine trials halted due to safety concerns

Led hydroxychloroquine trials halted due to safety concerns

Despite this conflict between public advocacy and clinical concern, countries have opted to stockpile the drugs in question over the past few months. Clearly the use of the drug for treating Covid-19 ...

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Coronavirus: More than 2,000 deaths in Wales with Covid-19

Coronavirus: More than 2,000 deaths in Wales with Covid-19

Provisional figures collated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) showed there were a further 11 deaths in care homes between May 15 and May 22. UNISON has said that claims by the government to ha...

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Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli says he had coronavirus

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli says he had coronavirus

The Grammy-nominated worldwide star has also been giving back and assisting communities through the Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF), which also started a GoFundMe fundraiser to help hospitals buy ne...

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Trump Unveils Plan to Cap Insulin Costs for Seniors

Trump Unveils Plan to Cap Insulin Costs for Seniors

She said that ultimately seniors will save 66% on their insulin costs. "You know what's happened to insulin over the years, right?" CMS reports that one in three seniors has diabetes. Virginia , Ill...

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Sanofi to sell stake in Regeneron

Sanofi to sell stake in Regeneron

Regeneron announced on Monday that it would repurchase a $5bn stake from Sanofi with the French outfit planning to divest a holding worth roughly $7bn in parallel, for the largest public equity offe...

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As restaurants reopen, scavenging rodents could become aggressive — CDC

As restaurants reopen, scavenging rodents could become aggressive — CDC

The agency said in a website update that rodents rely on food and waste generated by restaurants, and pandemic-related closures have prompted the animals to find new sources of food. Rats can transmit...

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The Americas Overtake Europe as new Epicentre of Pandemic Says WHO

The Americas Overtake Europe as new Epicentre of Pandemic Says WHO

Ryan pointed to case loads in South America, South Asia and other parts of the world. Europe has recorded about 170,000 deaths, while the USA was approaching 100,000 in a span of less than four months...

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Britain's Medicines Agency Authorizes the Use of Remdesivir for COVID-19 Patients

Britain's Medicines Agency Authorizes the Use of Remdesivir for COVID-19 Patients

Therefore, only a proportion of patients had completed the trial through day 29, the primary endpoint evaluation date, leaving 132 patients in the remdesivir group and 169 in the placebo group unana...

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