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Scientists find COVID-19 coronavirus variant linked to milder infections

Scientists find COVID-19 coronavirus variant linked to milder infections

Lael Yonker , director of the MGH Cystic Fibrosis Heart and lead writer of the research, mentioned. Initially, health experts believed children were nearly immune to the highly infectious virus, as ve...

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Ontario adds 131 new COVID-19 cases

Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott tweeted Friday morning that the number of new cases comes after the 11 health unit's that didn't report on Thursday added their cases. Public He...

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ICMR developing portal to provide all information related to Covid vaccine

ICMR developing portal to provide all information related to Covid vaccine

Further, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is working on creating a vaccine portal, which will be a repository for all information related to vaccine development in India. A top executive ...

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China approves human testing for coronavirus vaccine grown in insect cells

China approves human testing for coronavirus vaccine grown in insect cells

Phase 3 trials, which usually involve several thousand participants, allow researchers to gather data on the efficacy of potential vaccines for final regulatory approvals. Mexico announced a deal last...

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COVID-19 Pandemic Could Be Over In Two Years: WHO Chief

COVID-19 Pandemic Could Be Over In Two Years: WHO Chief

He urged "national unity" and "global solidarity". Globally , the coronavirus has infected more than 2.28 crore people and killed 7,97,871 others, according to the Johns Hopkins University's tracke...

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Sturgis rally linked to 15 Minnesota COVID-19 cases, including 1 hospitalization

Sturgis rally linked to 15 Minnesota COVID-19 cases, including 1 hospitalization

Ehresmann also reported that there are 296 people now hospitalized and 136 in intensive care. The annual 10-day gathering began August 7 and ran until Sunday. Clayton said the schools will notify st...

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Pelosi says Trump's 'deep state' FDA tweet was 'beyond the pale'

Pelosi says Trump's 'deep state' FDA tweet was 'beyond the pale'

Meanwhile, there have been speculations of the FDA approving a vaccine under political pressure for the upcoming November elections. Peggy Hamburg, an FDA commissioner during the Obama administratio...

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BC health officials report 90 new coronavirus cases

With Friday's deaths, that total is now at 202. There remain 780 active cases of COVID-19 across the province, including 11 people who are in hospital for treatment, four of whom require critical ca...

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Ex-SEAL Banned by Delta for Going Maskless in Taunting Tweet

Ex-SEAL Banned by Delta for Going Maskless in Taunting Tweet

The tweet was accompanied by a slew of other complaints over "dumb [expletive]" masks and the pandemic "sent to you by China ", which were later deleted, along with his initial post , by his wife...

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Covid-19 vaccine will never be obligatory in United States, claims Anthony Fauci

Covid-19 vaccine will never be obligatory in United States, claims Anthony Fauci

However, many Americans have expressed their reluctance to get a coronavirus vaccine . But a recent development in this area has raised some concerns for top medical expert Anthony Fauci , MD, who...

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B.C. sees 90 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

Réka Gustafson at a news conference Thursday. Total cases in B.C. rose to 4,915, and it is a virtual certainty that the province will surpass 5,000 cases over the weekend. Meanwhile, 2,574 people ha...

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Children may carry more Covid-19 in systems than previously thought

Children may carry more Covid-19 in systems than previously thought

This breakthrough finding challenges the current hypothesis that, because children have lower numbers of immune receptors for COVID-19, this makes them less likely to become infected or seriously ill....

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New coronavirus restrictions return in Queensland as youth detention centre cluster grows

New coronavirus restrictions return in Queensland as youth detention centre cluster grows

Revealing the new cases, the state government acted swiftly to immediately limit gatherings in homes and public places with no Covid-safe plan to 10 people. Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanet...

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Coronavirus in Africa: 'Signs of hope' as cases level off

Coronavirus in Africa: 'Signs of hope' as cases level off

The director of Africa CDC, Dr John Nkengasong, said it was a "sign of hope". On Wednesday, the Africa CDC disclosed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,136,246 as th...

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Florida to release 750m genetically modified mosquitoes to kill dengue fever carriers

Florida to release 750m genetically modified mosquitoes to kill dengue fever carriers

Only female mosquitoes bite people or animals for blood meals before they lay eggs. The Aedes aegypti is invasive to southern Florida , and are commonly found in urban areas where they live in st...

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NYC Teacher Unions 'Prepared To Strike' If Safety Demands Are Not Met

NYC Teacher Unions 'Prepared To Strike' If Safety Demands Are Not Met

But at a press conference Wednesday, the president of the city's largest teachers union said the mayor needs to make major changes to meet the union's criteria for safe reopening. "It is time for us...

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Manitoba plans for specific COVID-19 restrictions in different communities

Manitoba plans for specific COVID-19 restrictions in different communities

Brent Roussin, the chief provincial public health officer, said the potential exposure may have occurred at the Wigwam Restaurant on 132 Wasagaming Drive in Wasagaming. Unless recommended by Public He...

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New COVID-19 cases rebound in Clark County, up by 48

According to the McLean County Health Department (MCHD), there are now 192 active cases. New cases have stayed under 100 for most of the month, having now reached triple digits just three times in Aug...

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Trump says Democrats' convention was 'gloomiest' in history

Trump says Democrats' convention was 'gloomiest' in history

No party can lead American that spends so much time tearing down America. Too much anger. Too much fear. "And Joe Biden was reaching out to them, because they are going to be so important", he told ...

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WHO hopes coronavirus can be over in two years, Tedros says

Compared to back then, the world today is at a disadvantage due to its "globalisation, closeness, connectedness", which has allowed the novel coronavirus to spread around the world at lightning spee...

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Children are silent spreaders of novel coronavirus

It can also give the bug a "jump start". The Boston team agreed that in the vast majority of cases, children infected with the new coronavirus will not come down with severe illness. Some paedia...

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‘Healthy’ kids carry more virus than very sick adults

‘Healthy’ kids carry more virus than very sick adults

It can also give the bug a "jump start". "There's still so much we don't know about the long-term effects of coronavirus , but this study has given us vital new insight into what challenges patie...

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COVID-19 vaccine will be free for Americans, say officials

COVID-19 vaccine will be free for Americans, say officials

She said: "If we are in the fortunate position where more than one vaccine is in fact safe and effective, we will then be working as we are very actively working with our global partners to explore ho...

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Loss of smell from Covid-19 differs from common cold

Loss of smell from Covid-19 differs from common cold

The findings, yet to be peer reviewed, lend weight to the theory that COVID-19 infects the brain and central nervous system. While proper diagnostics will always be necessary, smell and taste tests ...

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Gargled water samples can be alternative to swabs

The top researchers at ICMR conducted a cross-sectional study at AIIMS hospital in Delhi from May-June on 50 COVID-19 patients. Children may serve as silent carriers of the new coronavirus infec...

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Nation Without Lockdown Has Most Deaths Since 1869

Nation Without Lockdown Has Most Deaths Since 1869

Covid-19 meant that deaths were some 10 percent higher than the average for the period over the last five years, the Statistics Office said . In April the number of deaths was nearly 40 per cent ...

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Whitley County reports second COVID-19 related fatality Thursday

Whitley County reports second COVID-19 related fatality Thursday

No new deaths were reported. Numbers vary between state and health departments because of data lags. The daily update from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health noted that the University of Kansas...

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Government lifts caps on university medical school places

Government lifts caps on university medical school places

Student Madeleine Trussell, 16, said: "I was anxious about today particularly due to the government grade adjustments and what happened with A-levels but today I got nine Grade 9s and I am incredibly ...

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Summit Rally Supporting U.S. Postal Service Set for August 21

Summit Rally Supporting U.S. Postal Service Set for August 21

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected DeJoy's move as insufficient, saying it failed to reverse damage already done to the USPS. A vote on the measure is set for Saturday, Democratic leaders said . D...

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This Kitchen Staple Cures Your Cold Better Than Medicine, Study Says

This Kitchen Staple Cures Your Cold Better Than Medicine, Study Says

Doctors can recommend it as a suitable alternative to antibiotics , which are often prescribed for such infections, even though they are not suitable, scientists from the University of Oxford said. "...

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COVID-19: Health officials announce 68 new cases, expanded testing capacity

COVID-19: Health officials announce 68 new cases, expanded testing capacity

A new outbreak has popped up at a Loblaw's warehouse in the Fraser Health region. There is still one active outbreak in a long-term care home, at Golden Years Nursing Home in Cambridge, where one re...

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Why Kamala Harris' ex doesn't think she should be VP

Why Kamala Harris' ex doesn't think she should be VP

Harris is known for her rigorous questioning of Trump's nominees, including a memorable exchange between between her and Attorney General William Barr over the Mueller Report in May, 2019. Harris is s...

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State mandates flu vaccinations for MA students

State mandates flu vaccinations for MA students

MA appears to be the first state to require flu shots for K-12 and college students. The flu shot requirement will remain in place even after the coronavirus pandemic , Sudders said. Since COVI...

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COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 858; 116 remain active

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 858; 116 remain active

Coronavirus cases in the triple digits were reported Thursday in Allegheny County, a day after the county had it's lowest number of new covid-19 cases in nearly two months. So far, 198 British ...

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Children Are Silent, Fast Spreaders Of COVID-19 Virus, Shows New Study

Children Are Silent, Fast Spreaders Of COVID-19 Virus, Shows New Study

Several days before the flight, the members of the tourist group unknowingly came in contact with a hotel manager who later tested positive for the novel coronavirus . "The risk of transmission of dr...

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