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278 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria, Australia

278 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria, Australia

It signals a big drop in cases and deaths from yesterday's total of 410 new infections and 21 deaths - which marked the state's deadliest ever day. Meanwhile as cases in regional Victorian grow, cal...

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Letter to the Editor: Executive orders and the future of Social Security

Letter to the Editor: Executive orders and the future of Social Security

As part of a series of executive actions rolled out Saturday, the president ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to allow the deferral of the 6.2% payroll tax on employees from September 1 thro...

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England launches trial of revamped contact-tracing app

England launches trial of revamped contact-tracing app

It logs the time and distance a user has spent near anyone else, regardless of whether they are known to each other, and can raise an alert if one of them later tests positive for SARS-CoV-2, the ...

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Sinopharm's potential Covid-19 vaccine triggers antibodies in clinical trials

Sinopharm's potential Covid-19 vaccine triggers antibodies in clinical trials

The US government has committed itself to securing at least 300 million doses of a novel Coronavirus vaccine by January 2021, through a programme called Operation Warp Speed . It has other deals wi...

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Lawmakers urge FDA to temporarily ban e-cigarette sales amid coronavirus pandemic

Lawmakers urge FDA to temporarily ban e-cigarette sales amid coronavirus pandemic

Young people who smoke cigarettes were also at an increased risk, the study found; they were seven times more likely to be infected. "People should not have to wait weeks for COVID-19 test results-r...

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Fall could the 'worst' from a public health standpoint — CDC head

Fall could the 'worst' from a public health standpoint — CDC head

The CDC on Thursday published a forecast that projects the total number of CCP virus deaths will approach just under 189,000 in the United States in the next three weeks, with a potential range of...

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Novavax to supply 60M COVID-19 vaccine doses to UK

Novavax to supply 60M COVID-19 vaccine doses to UK

The United States is tying payments for COVID-19 vaccines to timing milestones for production and approval, according to public documents and a Trump administration official, putting pressure on dru...

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Scientists tested 14 types of masks: Here's what worked and what didn't

Scientists tested 14 types of masks: Here's what worked and what didn't

Researchers tested 14 different types of commonly used masks that they have seen used in communities. In the absence of a vaccine or antiviral medicine, wearing a face mask , frequent hand-washing...

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B.C. hiring 500 people to help with COVID contact tracing

B.C. hiring 500 people to help with COVID contact tracing

While people in their 20s make up 13 per cent of the province's population, they make up 17 per cent of all cases identified since the start of the pandemic. Henry said that the province is most likel...

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Biological E signs pact to manufacture J&J arm’s covid-19 vaccine

Biological E signs pact to manufacture J&J arm’s covid-19 vaccine

President Donald Trump announced the deal during a media briefing Tuesday. The vaccine is still in clinical trials and has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration but is already being ...

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Chicken wings test positive for coronavirus in China

Chicken wings test positive for coronavirus in China

Shenzhen health authorities immediately traced and tested people who might have come into contact with the product, and all results came back negative; all related products in stock have been sealed o...

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COVID-19: Horgan announces plan to hire 500 temporary contact tracers

COVID-19: Horgan announces plan to hire 500 temporary contact tracers

Contact tracing works by following up with each person who has tested positive for COVID-19 to understand who their contacts may be and providing appropriate followup. Henry spoke in-depth about the s...

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Alberta reports 76 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths

Alberta reports 76 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths

There are about 90,000 teachers and school staff members in the province, meaning it will take a monumental effort to test each one, said Hinshaw. "Do not wait until the day before you are set to re...

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Health officials provide COVID-19 update at 3 p.m.

Health officials provide COVID-19 update at 3 p.m.

Reducing the number of people with the flu helps alleviate the burden on provincial laboratory testing infrastructure and protects acute-care capacity in B.C.'s hospitals as respiratory illness season...

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Apple could soon launch a subscription service that offers bundles

Apple could soon launch a subscription service that offers bundles

The bundles will provide discounts of $2-$5 per month, varying by package chosen, and are geared around Apple's family-sharing system (providing up to six accounts per service). A bundle that includes...

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USA in $1.5bn deal with Moderna for potential coronavirus vaccine

USA in $1.5bn deal with Moderna for potential coronavirus vaccine

Enrollment is on track to be completed in September, Moderna said. In May, Moderna signed a 10-year agreement with Lonza through which the companies agreed to establish manufacturing suites for ...

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NZ reports 14 new COVID-19 cases amid 2nd wave

NZ reports 14 new COVID-19 cases amid 2nd wave

A relative who is a student at Mt Albert Grammar has the virus. Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said health officials were getting "closer every hour" to finding the patient zero of the...

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Vaping Linked To Risk Of COVID-19 In Teens, Young Adults

Vaping Linked To Risk Of COVID-19 In Teens, Young Adults

Stephen Hahn to confirm by August 18 whether FDA will do so. The sample also included approximately equal numbers of people in different age groups (adolescent, young adult and adult), races and gende...

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New UK-wide methodology agreed to record COVID-19 deaths

New UK-wide methodology agreed to record COVID-19 deaths

On Wednesday the Government announced it would be publishing the number of deaths that occurred within 28 days and 60 days in its daily total, after the four UK Chief Medical Officers said that a co...

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WHO downplays danger of coronavirus entering food chain

WHO downplays danger of coronavirus entering food chain

Geneva: Although most young people are not at high risk of severe disease during the COVID-19 pandemic , they play an important role and share in the collective responsibility to help stop transmissi...

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Ontario adds over 100 new COVID-19 cases to start week

Ontario adds over 100 new COVID-19 cases to start week

Windsor-Essex, the only part of Ontario still in Stage 2, will join the rest of the province in Stage 3 as of Wednesday. "We have more testing and we have the mobile units going to the farms and we're...

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Alyssa Milano Tests Positive for the Global Virus

Alyssa Milano Tests Positive for the Global Virus

Canadian dermatologists have said that some COVID-19 positive patients are contacting them in a panic, saying their hair has started to fall out. The actress kept brushing through her long locks un...

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Florida Sheriff Bans Deputies From Wearing Masks While on Duty

Florida Sheriff Bans Deputies From Wearing Masks While on Duty

There are some exceptions for working at the courthouse, jail, schools, hospitals, or interacting with people suspected of having COVID-19 or who are vulnerable to complications of the disease, Sheri...

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Australia records 21 coronavirus deaths on 4th consecutive deadliest day

Australia records 21 coronavirus deaths on 4th consecutive deadliest day

Their deaths came as Australia surpassed 22,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The State of Victoria in Australia has recorded 278 new coronavirus cases - the lowest daily number of new cases in nea...

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Colour-Coded System To Be Used As Part Of Covid-19 Plan

Colour-Coded System To Be Used As Part Of Covid-19 Plan

But another lockdown may not be as severe as the last quarantine, due to a better understanding of how the virus spreads. Of the cases notified today , 12 are in Dublin, 11 in Kildare, seven in Off...

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US CDC reports 5119711 coronavirus cases

US CDC reports 5119711 coronavirus cases

The analysis, conducted by American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association, revealed a 40 percent increase in COVID-19 cases in children between July 16 and July 30. Nine case...

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Why has the Covid-19 daily death toll been revised?

Why has the Covid-19 daily death toll been revised?

The government's analysis of the data found 96% of deaths occurred within 60 days or had Covid-19 on the death certificate. But what is the new methodology and why have the figures changed? Previo...

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Are neck gaiters worse than face masks?

Are neck gaiters worse than face masks?

Of course, the researchers are eager to emphasise that the focus of the study is actually the low-priced testing method they developed, not their own test results of which masks are the most and l...

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Alberta reports five more COVID-19 deaths, 257 new cases since Friday

A man and a women, both in their 60s, died in the south zone and a man in his 60s in northern Alberta also died from COVID-19 over the weekend. Dr Deena Hinshaw, chief medical officer of health, sai...

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Biden, Harris appear together for 1st time as running mates

Biden, Harris appear together for 1st time as running mates

This is false; the people who appear in the photo with the Democratic vice presidential candidate are not her parents, but rather two attendees at a fundraising gala. Harris's father, Donald Harris ,...

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Northern Health reaches 100 COVID-19 cases, B.C. adds 46

Provincial health officials confirmed another 46 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. on Tuesday. There are now 531 active cases of the coronavirus in the province, including eight people who are hospitalized,...

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30 more COVID-19 deaths in Hidalgo, Cameron counties

30 more COVID-19 deaths in Hidalgo, Cameron counties

Haida Gwaii is entering its third week under a community-outbreak alert since it was initially declared on July 24. Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott tweeted Wednesday morning ...

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Jokowi: COVID-19 Threat Remains until All Get Vaccinated

Jokowi: COVID-19 Threat Remains until All Get Vaccinated

Moderna has developed a vaccine that relies on messenger RNA. "We appreciate the confidence of the USA government in our mRNA vaccine platform and the continued support", Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel...

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Victoria’s deadliest day yet: State records 21 deaths, 410 new cases

Victoria’s deadliest day yet: State records 21 deaths, 410 new cases

Almost 1,929 active cases are now linked to aged care outbreaks and the active cases for Victoria now stood at 7,877 cases. Sixteen of the new deaths were connected to aged care outbreaks. The death t...

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World Health Organization doubts safety of Russian vaccine against Covid-19

World Health Organization doubts safety of Russian vaccine against Covid-19

The vaccine was developed jointly by the Gamaleya research institute and the Russian Direct Investment Fund. Many scientists there and overseas have been skeptical, however, questioning the decision...

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