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Four more workers test positive for COVID-19 at Manitoba pork plant

Four more workers test positive for COVID-19 at Manitoba pork plant

Roussin said there was no indication of workplace spread at Maple Leaf. Several meat-processing plants in Canada were hit hard by COVID-19 in the spring, including three facilities in Alberta. "We h...

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San Francisco Announces Continued Impacts From State COVID Data Reporting Tool

San Francisco Announces Continued Impacts From State COVID Data Reporting Tool

The first known COVID-related death in the USA occurred in early February in the San Francisco Bay Area county of Santa Clara. To resolve this, the state instituted technical changes to allow records ...

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Ireland says rise in COVID-19 reproduction rate 'a serious concern'

Ireland says rise in COVID-19 reproduction rate 'a serious concern'

According to the HPSC, 35 of the news cases are located in Kildare, 26 in Offaly, six in Wexford, five in Laois, and five in Dublin. These are Carlow, Cavan, Donegal, Kilkenny, Limerick, Louth, Meat...

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47 new COVID-19 cases, only one in Interior Health

The total deaths are now 123. Dr. Henry added over 1,500 people in the province in all health areas, including Island Health, are self-isolating and being monitored by public health after potentiall...

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A billion vaccine doses on the way: Fauci

A billion vaccine doses on the way: Fauci

Sixty-five percent of Americans say they would get a free, FDA-approved coronavirus vaccine if it became "available right now", while 35% say they would not, a new Gallup poll reveals. Only one ...

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Cuomo: Schools in New York State will reopen in September

Cuomo: Schools in New York State will reopen in September

Over the last two weeks, schools had to submit full and partial reopening plans to the state. The state infection rate stood at 1% on Friday with 5 deaths. So, I said a number of times these school ...

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Covid Vaccine: Should

Covid Vaccine: Should "Challenge Trials" Be Allowed?

Moderna's vaccine is now in phase 3 trials and the company is confident that the vaccine - their first commercial product - will be available by the end of the year. That is almost 90% more than Pfize...

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus

DeWine announced earlier Thursday he had tested positive for coronavirus after he was tested as he prepared to greet President Donald Trump at the tarmac in at Burke Lakefront Airport in Clevela...

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Queensland border to close Saturday

NSW shares a border with the State of Victoria, which on Wednesday posted record-high daily infections and deaths with 725 new cases and 15 fatalities overnight. Premier Palaszczuk said the restrictio...

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Response to Doug Ford's commitment to keeping class sizes big in September

Response to Doug Ford's commitment to keeping class sizes big in September

Opposition parties, education unions and almost 160,000 parents who signed a petition as of Thursday morning have said more money must be spent to ensure smaller class sizes and physical distancing be...

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New safety measures for schools in Alberta now mandate masks

New safety measures for schools in Alberta now mandate masks

Exemptions will be designed for students and personnel who are unable to wear a mask thanks to medical or other demands. "Masks are not required inside the classroom when students are seated and t...

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Gov. DeWine tests positive for COVID-19

OH governor, Mike DeWine Tuesday, Aug. 4, expressed feeling scared at how fast the infection spread. DeWine was tested on Thursday as part of a protocol to meet with President Trump , according t...

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The Lancet retracts study linking hydroxychloroquine with deaths

He noted it demonstrated the importance of large, randomized trials to inform decisions about treatments' safety and efficacy. US President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro were...

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47 more cases of COVID-19 in B.C., no new deaths

To see a list of B.C. COVID-19 public exposures, visit the B . C. Centre for Disease Control website here . Eleven people are hospital, including five in intensive care. The provincial health office...

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COVID-19: Australia records deadliest day of pandemic

COVID-19: Australia records deadliest day of pandemic

While deaths remain below the average, there were 68 more deaths registered compared with the previous week. In Wales there have been 2,503 registered deaths mentioning the virus. Separately on Tu...

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List of area school districts back to school plans for 20-21

List of area school districts back to school plans for 20-21

That means for the students will be taught two courses (one in the morning, one in the afternoon) for 9.5 weeks, then switch to two new courses (one in the morning, one in the afternoon) for the next ...

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Zydus Cadila, Bharat Biotech covid vaccine trials move to phase II

Zydus Cadila, Bharat Biotech covid vaccine trials move to phase II

The announcement on the heels of a motion by City Councilman David Ryu to increase penalties for homeowners holding illegal house parties, which violate social distancing orders, CBS News reported. ...

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COVID-19 vaccine: Moderna discusses supply deals with several countries

COVID-19 vaccine: Moderna discusses supply deals with several countries

The Centre should formulate clear guidelines on the development of vaccines for COVID-19 besides decentralising the authority for fast-tracking testing and approvals, Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao sa...

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Johnson & Johnson : Receives Vaccine-Manufacturing Deal From US

Meanwhile, the jab being developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford is estimated to cost between $3 and $4 per dose. This step builds toward the USA government's Operation Warp Speed goal...

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive for Covid-19

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive for Covid-19

A graphic by the Ohio Department of Health shows how the coronavirus spread after the church service. "It spread like wildfire", DeWine said. "The President wishes Governor DeWine a speedy and ful...

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New published study from K-State virologists identifies potential COVID-19 treatment

New published study from K-State virologists identifies potential COVID-19 treatment

As their nickname implies, these cells assistance regulate the rest of the immune procedure and its response to infection. Now, a new study led by scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology...

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Chicago reverses course, announces plans to schools remotely fall

Chicago reverses course, announces plans to schools remotely fall

Under the original plan, parents were allowed to opt out of in-person instruction. "I applaud the innovation, but hope that people are thoughtful about it", Hoyen said. With COVID-19 cases also brea...

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Coronavirus: Major incident declared in Greater Manchester

Coronavirus: Major incident declared in Greater Manchester

The money's coming from the Government's "Getting Building Fund" and will be used to support "shovel ready" projects to help drive the region's economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. It has been ...

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Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna for experimental COVID-19 vaccines

Canada signs deals with Pfizer, Moderna for experimental COVID-19 vaccines

Public Citizen and Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) wrote to the federal government Friday, noting that Moderna has been ignoring public disclosure provisions in its vaccine development funding...

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CDC expects 2020 outbreak of life-threatening AFM in children

Limb weakness, that can progress quickly into paralysis, is the most common symptom of AFM, and some patients can become permanently disabled. AFM can cause paralysis over the course of hours to days,...

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Ontario reports 86 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Ontario reports 86 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said this includes 43 new cases between Friday and Saturday, 29 new cases between Saturday and Sunday, 46 new cases between Sunday...

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Mass. health officials report first human case of EEE this year

Mass. health officials report first human case of EEE this year

Only a few humans cases reported in the United States every year. The year's first human case of EEE has been confirmed in a boy who was exposed in Plymouth County, and the EEE risk level for Car...

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United Kingdom orders millions of 90-minute Covid test kits

United Kingdom orders millions of 90-minute Covid test kits

The DNA "Nudgebox" machines will be rolled out across NHS hospitals in the United Kingdom to analyse DNA in nose swabs, providing a positive or negative result for COVID-19 in 90 minutes, at the point...

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COVID-19: 50 new cases confirmed, no new deaths

COVID-19: 50 new cases confirmed, no new deaths

Five of the new cases are in Donegal, but that won't be reflected in the National Dashboard figures until Friday, as the published county by county breakdown is two days behind. In Southwest Arkansas,...

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Study identifies six strains of the novel coronavirus

Study identifies six strains of the novel coronavirus

Globally, as of 4.34 pm IST, August 4, 2020, there have been 1,81,42,718 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including 691,013 deaths, reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Scientists at the UK's ...

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There might never be a Covid-19 vaccine: WHO Director

The WHO says there is now no vaccine to prevent the coronavirus . He noted that testing, isolating and treating patients , and tracing and quarantining their contacts are essential steps to curb...

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Aberdeen venues will close tonight as lockdown reinstated

Aberdeen venues will close tonight as lockdown reinstated

According to the First Minister, more than 20 other pubs and restaurants are involved in the cluster. She said an outbreak in the city had now accounted for a total of 54 known cases in recent days,...

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Clinical Trials for Experimental Monoclonal Antibody for COVID-19 Treatment Launched

Clinical Trials for Experimental Monoclonal Antibody for COVID-19 Treatment Launched

The study by NIH is also receiving support from the US government's Operation Warp Speed to fight COVID-19. Even after this, we are taking this challenge so that the needy people can be helped. To s...

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Coronavirus vaccine: Bharat Biotech, Zydus Cadila human trials move into phase 2

Coronavirus vaccine: Bharat Biotech, Zydus Cadila human trials move into phase 2

The clinical trial of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine is yet to start in Kenya, which is one of the trial sites and one of the most affected countries in Africa. "It is envisaged that, once a vaccine has prov...

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Alberta sees dip in COVID-19 cases over August long weekend: Hinshaw

Alberta sees dip in COVID-19 cases over August long weekend: Hinshaw

Currently, there are 42 active cases among residents and 20 among staff members, while 14 residents and 12 employees have now recovered from the illness, the facility said in its latest update. More t...

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