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FDA's emergency approval of blood plasma as COVID-19 treatment on hold

FDA's emergency approval of blood plasma as COVID-19 treatment on hold

On Thursday, the country added 288 more COVID-19 cases, including 276 local infections, raising the total caseload to 16,346, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USCovid...

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Presidential candidate Kamala Harris bolsters Biden's Democratic bid

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris bolsters Biden's Democratic bid

A poll released on August 16 found that almost half of Americans who support Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden plan to vote by mail rather than in person on election day, compared with jus...

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Florida hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths of residents, with 117 new fatalities reported

Florida hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths of residents, with 117 new fatalities reported

With 58,794 recoveries in a span of 24 hours, India's recovery rate amongst COVID-19 patients has reached almost 74 per cent (73.91 per cent) reflecting that the number of patients recovering is on a ...

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Students across the Channel Islands collect GCSE results

Students across the Channel Islands collect GCSE results

Pleased with results in core subjectsWe are particularly pleased with the results in our core subjects with 58% of results in English and 57% in Maths at Grade 7 or above (A*/A equivalent.) 93% of our...

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Europe no longer 'epicentre' of coronavirus pandemic, says WHO

Europe no longer 'epicentre' of coronavirus pandemic, says WHO

The WHO has an August 31 deadline for wealthier nations to join the " COVAX Global Vaccines Facility " for sharing vaccine hopefuls with developing countries. So far, the COVAX facility has attracte...

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Kamala Harris formally accepts U.S. vice president nomination

Kamala Harris formally accepts U.S. vice president nomination

She did not mince words, saying " Donald Trump's leadership has cost lives and livelihoods". Obama made a personal connection to the two candidates running for his old job in his remarks Wednesday:...

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Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 54 new cases in Republic

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 54 new cases in Republic

So far 184,458 people have been tested for the virus. Health Minister Robin Swann has said a return to lockdown can not be ruled out, and has urged people to adhere to measures already in place arou...

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Kareena posts video capturing 50 years of husband Saif Ali Khan

Kareena posts video capturing 50 years of husband Saif Ali Khan

Kareena threw a rather sparkly party with lots of bling, lights and golden hues for the golden jubilee birthday. Soon after the news was out in the open, Saif's sister Soha Ali Khan shared a amusing m...

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Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nominated Bernie Sanders at the Democratic convention

Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nominated Bernie Sanders at the Democratic convention

Lauren Hitt, a spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez, said people who criticized the congresswoman for ignoring Biden in her speech were looking to create division when there wasn't any. "This tweet should...

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BC health officials report 68 new coronavirus cases

The Island Health spokesperson said the COVID-19 call centre had a "technical difficulty that was causing issues" for callers who had been trying to book a test this week. At least five counties - Al...

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Judge blocks Trump's rollback of trans healthcare protection

Judge blocks Trump's rollback of trans healthcare protection

District Court Judge Frederic Block in Brooklyn bars the administration from enforcing the regulation until the case can be heard in court and decided. The court's decision did not address the Revised...

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Australia's hardest-hit state records fewest COVID-19 cases in month

Australia's hardest-hit state records fewest COVID-19 cases in month

It is the lowest number of new cases since July 13. Victoria's hotel quarantine inquiry revealed on Tuesday that 90 per cent of cases in the state's second outbreak can be traced to a family of four...

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COVID-19: Gastown Tacofino closes temporarily after employee infected

From Friday to Saturday there were 100 new cases, from Saturday to Sunday 88 new cases, and Sunday to Monday 48 new cases. San Marcos has the highest number of active cases in the county at 1,139. C...

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Notre Dame sends campus activities remote but spares football, for now

Notre Dame sends campus activities remote but spares football, for now

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill moved its classes online after several clusters appeared in student groups and on-campus housing within the first week of classes. Schools in parts of the coun...

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Democrats pick Joe Biden for president, vow to end Trump 'chaos'

Democrats pick Joe Biden for president, vow to end Trump 'chaos'

Candidates needed 1,991 delegates to win the presidential nominee for their party, a threshold Biden reached earlier on after Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out. Dressed in a dark chocolate coloured...

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Two Existing Drugs Vacuolin-1, Apilimod Prevent Covid-19 in Human Cells

Two Existing Drugs Vacuolin-1, Apilimod Prevent Covid-19 in Human Cells

Once the external pathogen has been dealt with by the T cells , the human immune system also retains the memory versions of the same pathogen to foil its possible attack in the future. But the scien...

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Trump slams Senate Republicans for scheduling hearing with postmaster general

Trump slams Senate Republicans for scheduling hearing with postmaster general

More than 1.4 million voters took advantage of mail-in and absentee ballots, marking the first time that mailed in votes surpassed in-person voting in Pennsylvania. He thought Trump was forcing a narr...

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U.S. Postal Service in financial crisis as election deadlines approach

U.S. Postal Service in financial crisis as election deadlines approach

US House of Representatives Democrats unveiled on Wednesday legislation that would require same-day processing for mail-in ballots and give the cash-strapped Postal Service a $25 billion infusion whil...

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Australia's Victoria reports lowest rise in Covid-19 cases in a month

Australia's Victoria reports lowest rise in Covid-19 cases in a month

Now, the country's total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 23,576, including 14,080 cases of recovery. The national figure is well below the more than 700 infections detected in a single day earlie...

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Catholic board to follow provincial model on masks in schools

Catholic board to follow provincial model on masks in schools

The York Region District School Board's pre-registration survey results indicate two-thirds of the almost 130,000 students will return to the classroom. CBE's guidelines also include additional hand w...

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Will County Announces West Nile Virus Activity Among Mosquitoes

Will County Announces West Nile Virus Activity Among Mosquitoes

Recent cases of West Nile Virus in Erie County are relatively rare, with two reported cases in 2018, one in 2017, 12 in 2012 and three in 2011. To stay up-to-date on new West Nile Virus activity in ...

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California resident diagnosed with plague

California resident diagnosed with plague

Visit Insider's homepage for more stories . California health officials have confirmed a case of plague at South Lake Tahoe - the first one in California since 2015. Before that, the only human ca...

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State of Victoria in Australia records 25 deaths and 282 new cases

It is the lowest daily number of new cases detected in the state since July 13, when 177 new cases were reported. Victoria is isolated from the rest of the nation as other states have closed their b...

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Putin behind 2016 Democratic hack in USA polls

Putin behind 2016 Democratic hack in USA polls

While the Senate Russia report mentioned Kilimnik 819 times , the House Republican report did not mention him once. Like the Mueller report , the Senate report also detailed efforts by Trump and...

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Lasting Immunity Seen in People with Mild Coronavirus Infection

Lasting Immunity Seen in People with Mild Coronavirus Infection

Researchers found that protective antibodies and immune cells were indeed present in people months after even mild infections cleared, refuting previous evidence by United Kingdom researchers that p...

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California resident diagnosed with 'Black Death' plague

California resident diagnosed with 'Black Death' plague

Their investigation was still in progress. Fleas most often spread the diseases after picking up the plague bacteria from infected chipmunks, squirrels, and other rodents. There were no recent repor...

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Appointed postal chief to testify amid fears over USA polls

Appointed postal chief to testify amid fears over USA polls

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said on Tuesday he would reverse operations changes that critics say would hamper mail-in voting. The lawsuit was in response to comments the president has made and act...

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People in 20s-40s driving coronavirus spread in Asia

People in 20s-40s driving coronavirus spread in Asia

Additionally, the World Health Organization chief has sent out a letter to all World Health Organization members asking them to join the multilateral COVAX vaccine effort. Researchers and pharmaceutic...

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Walgreens, CVS enact COVID-19 precautions for flu shots

Walgreens, CVS enact COVID-19 precautions for flu shots

Fauci told Cardiology Magazine that while it is hard to determine what the flu season will look like, he said , "The worst-case scenario is we have a very active flu season that overlaps with the...

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England Axes Health Agency Criticized for COVID-19 Response

England Axes Health Agency Criticized for COVID-19 Response

He added: "It will combine our world-class talent and science infrastructure with the growing response capabilities of NHS Test and Trace and the sophisticated analytic capability we are building in...

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Appointed postal chief to testify amid fears over U.S. polls

Appointed postal chief to testify amid fears over U.S. polls

He also reshuffled senior management, and the USPS warned most states that it could not guarantee on-time delivery of mail in ballots. According to the survey , which was conducted August 14 ...

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Aged care 'still not prepared' for virus

Aged care 'still not prepared' for virus

Mr Marshall said the restrictions could be hard for some aged care businesses. "Our workers, right now, are traumatised", she said. The majority of the more than 200 deaths in aged care have been ...

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COVID-19 cases in Northern Health related to prayer event in Alberta

There have also been 72 cases recorded in B.C. among people who reside outside of Canada. However, there continue to be community exposure events, and on flights into and out of British Columbia. Dix ...

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Australia's death toll due to COVID-19 surpasses 400

Metropolitan Melbourne is under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, with people only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work, while an ...

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USC scientists identify the order of COVID-19 symptoms

USC scientists identify the order of COVID-19 symptoms

Scientists have now discovered what is the most likely order in which coronavirus symptoms first appear. "Given that there are now better approaches to treatments for COVID-19, identifying patie...

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