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World Health Organization calls for fair access to coronavirus vaccines

World Health Organization calls for fair access to coronavirus vaccines

U.S. President Donald Trump is reported to be seeking to fast-track the same vaccine for emergency use in the United States, ahead of November's election. President Rodrigo Duterte has begun easing ...

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Boston Conference Led To 20,000 MA Coronavirus Infections

Boston Conference Led To 20,000 MA Coronavirus Infections

In a massive genomic research project, scientists estimate that this single get-together was responsible for 20,000 coronavirus cases in four counties of MA by early May, reports the Boston Globe ....

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World Health Organization finally declares Nigeria, African Region free of wild poliovirus,

World Health Organization finally declares Nigeria, African Region free of wild poliovirus,

The challenge now is to ensure that no new cases of polio arrive from Afghanistan or Pakistan and that vaccinations continue to ensure that children across the continent are protected from the disease...

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European nations report COVID-19 reinfections

European nations report COVID-19 reinfections

It may be just one report but it could signal that even if a great number of us in this country get Covid-19, over time the virus could persist and continue to be a threat. In a statement from the ...

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Cuomo, other governors mum on quarantine rules after CDC drops recommendation

Cuomo, other governors mum on quarantine rules after CDC drops recommendation

The CDC noted, however, travel can increase the risk of contracting the coronavirus , but the agency no longer requires a 14-day quarantine period for worldwide travel or for travel state-to-state....

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New COVID-19 case confirmed in health care worker from Renfrew

New COVID-19 case confirmed in health care worker from Renfrew

Bonnie Henry announced Monday. By specific health region, Henry said this equates to 1,651 known cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 2,739 in Fraser Health, 166 on Vancouver Island, 425 in Interior H...

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No antibody test, govt to begin COVID-19 antigen test

Earlier in late June, the DGHS sent their support for the introduction of antibody and antigen tests, given the Covid-19 situation in the country. Williams says the Health minister Zweli Mkhize a...

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COVID guard goes out and about after defying isolation order

COVID guard goes out and about after defying isolation order

The following afternoon he went to the Service NSW building in Burwood. Those who visited the shopping centre at certain times on those two days should monitor for symptoms. NSW Premier Gladys Berejik...

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53 people attended a wedding ceremony tested positive for corona

53 people attended a wedding ceremony tested positive for corona

Maine CDC advised that anyone who went to the wedding reception and has been or is now experiencing COVID-19 symptoms-such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, and body aches-should visi...

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Iowa's COVID-19 seven-day rolling average its highest ever

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) receives fatality figures from the Office of Vital Statistics and death certificate reporting and that will be the only reporting available regarding l...

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BC health officials report 269 new coronavirus cases since Friday

County Public Health and Social Services reported testing all inmates and staff - about 300 people in all - at the lockup last Tuesday, after an inmate was confirmed positive August 17. However, they ...

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Queenslanders urged to start wearing masks

Queenslanders urged to start wearing masks

Queensland businesses have managed to escape the latest round of coronavirus restrictions after authorities issued a health alert for 40 locations across the state. The cases at the centre mark Queens...

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Coronavirus crisis: NSW records four new COVID-19 cases

The pair worked together on August 3. Niaz was tested in the CBD at 5pm on Thursday and ordered to self-isolate until he received his results the next day. The role security guards play in hotel qua...

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Should children wear masks to prevent COVID-19? World Health Organization explains

Should children wear masks to prevent COVID-19? World Health Organization explains

All the children that are suffering from cystic fibrosis or cancer should wear the medical masks for better protection. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that children aged 12 and over should...

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COVID-19 updates: Over 71K cases in Washington state

COVID-19 updates: Over 71K cases in Washington state

Additionally, there have been 76 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. of people who reside outside of Canada. Meanwhile, active cases have climbed to 913 in the province. One new health-care outbreak was disco...

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What is convalescent plasma?

What is convalescent plasma?

Despite Trump's decision to promote it, we will be no closer to knowing if it works, for whom, and how best to use it - knowledge that should have preceded any emergency use authorization for con...

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Jerry Falwell Jr. agrees to resign from Liberty University

Jerry Falwell Jr. agrees to resign from Liberty University

Colby Garman, pastor of the Pillar Church in Dumfries, Virginia, and a Liberty alumnus, last week published a letter signed by 50 Liberty alumni calling on Falwell's permanent removal, saying his beha...

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United States authorises plasma treatment against virus

A trial involving more than 35,000 patients showed that patients who received plasma within three days of diagnosis had a seven day death rate of 8.7 per cent, while those who received plasma treatm...

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Aus state seeks extension of Covid-19 curbs

Aus state seeks extension of Covid-19 curbs

It's nothing more than a recognition that this virus won't be over on the 13th of September. He says the State of Emergency will remain necessary until a vaccine is available. Victoria, New South Wa...

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Durham MP Erin O'Toole wins federal Conservative leadership race

Durham MP Erin O'Toole wins federal Conservative leadership race

Announcement of the victor was delayed by more than four hours because more than 4,000 ballots were damaged by machines used to open the envelopes containing the ballots. O'Toole will soon face a diff...

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First reported case of coronavirus reinfection documented in Hong Kong

First reported case of coronavirus reinfection documented in Hong Kong

The findings, published by researchers at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), could indicate serious implications for a successful vaccination or natural immunity. "Immunity induced by vaccination can ...

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Eight new COVID-19 cases in Brookings County Sunday, Aug. 23

Despite the modest decline in weekly cases, the county is still in the moderate transmission range for COVID-19, said county Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek in her weekly letter to the community...

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Italy begins testing potential COVID-19 vaccine on volunteers

The first person to volunteer for the vaccine, a 50-year-old woman, was inoculated at 08.30 this morning at the Spallanzani, a specialist centre for infectious diseases which has played a central role...

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72 new COVID cases, most from communal living clusters

72 new COVID cases, most from communal living clusters

Brent Roussin, Manitoba's chief provincial public health officer. Forty-two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba on Saturday, marking the province's highest single-day increase in new ca...

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Hamas accuses Israel of border skirmishes

Hamas accuses Israel of border skirmishes

In all, 12 rockets and projectiles were launched from Gaza , with six of the seven rockets intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Israel has bombed Gaza , run by Hamas, nearly daily ...

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Twitter hides Trump tweet for potentially discouraging voting

Twitter hides Trump tweet for potentially discouraging voting

In May, Twitter followed through with a similar decision and blocked Trump's tweet regarding the Black Lives Matter protests that were being held across the country. There is little evidence to sugges...

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South Dakota sets new COVID-19 high marks

South Dakota sets new COVID-19 high marks

There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre as of Sunday. Thurston County ended the week of August 17 with 71 COVID-19 cases, including six more announced on ...

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FDA Authorizes Convalescent Plasma As Emergency Treatment For COVID-19

FDA Authorizes Convalescent Plasma As Emergency Treatment For COVID-19

Trump told reporters the therapy shows "an incredible rate of success" and "will save countless lives", but this went much further than his own health officials' cautious welcome of the treatment. Th...

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Flathead County reporting 4th death from COVID-19

Marshall County's case numbers increased by three for a new total of 851, Starke County's case numbers increased by one to 186 and Pulaski County's case numbers remained unchanged at 91. The new death...

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USA approves use of blood plasma treatment on coronavirus patients

USA approves use of blood plasma treatment on coronavirus patients

The FDA's Hahn has, in public, walked a line of deference to Trump while occasionally pushing back against some of the president's claims . Must focus on speed, and saving lives!' "The president's ...

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Vaccine will be available only after trials are successful: Serum Institute

Vaccine will be available only after trials are successful: Serum Institute

The SII had earlier said of starting the Phase 2 trial of its Covid-19 vaccine this week. Amidst reports claiming Serum Institute of India would be ready with Covishield vaccine in 73 days, the Pu...

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Coronavirus: 40 locations linked to Queensland cluster

It came as St Andrew's Ipswich Private Hospital closed its doors to visitors as a precautionary measure following the infection of the supervisor from Bundamba. She told the press conference that geno...

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Sunday COVID-19 Report for North Dakota

Sunday COVID-19 Report for North Dakota

There are now 68 people hospitalized with the virus, 18 of them on ventilators. A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase. ...

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Ontario reports 76 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario reports 76 new COVID-19 cases

Due to an issue with iPHIS, updated numbers are not available from 11 Public Health Units. There have now been 2,793 COVID-related deaths reported in Ontario, which is 6.8 per cent of all lab-confirme...

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COVID-19 vaccine to seek regulatory review in October

COVID-19 vaccine to seek regulatory review in October

Australia has ordered 25 million doses of Oxford University's potential COVID-19 vaccine, the country's prime minister said. "Production of the vaccine is a very important issue". According to Russi...

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