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Coronavirus victims will be paid to go into self-isolation

Coronavirus victims will be paid to go into self-isolation

Those advised to self-isolate through the NHS Test and Trace system will also be entitled to a payment of up to £182 (£13 per day), depending on the length of time they must isolate for. People wi...

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Ottawa reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19

Ottawa reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19

In eastern Pennsylvania, almost 1 in 5 cases reported in August have involved young adults between the ages of 19 and 24. The state Department of Health generally does not identify the specific comm...

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Coronavirus reinfection: Scientists say there is no need to panic right now

Coronavirus reinfection: Scientists say there is no need to panic right now

Researchers say the first known case of United States coronavirus is a 25-year-old man from Reno, Nevada, who first tested positive in April after developing a mild illness and then later fell ill i...

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Newsom Axes Watch List For New 4-tier Reopening Plan

Newsom Axes Watch List For New 4-tier Reopening Plan

California Gov. Gavin Newsom this week ordered that indoor businesses like salons, barber shops, restaurants, movie theaters, museums and others close due to the spread of COVID-19. Counties must st...

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Kids, young people have less severe Covid-19 than adults

Kids, young people have less severe Covid-19 than adults

As such, they conclude that severe disease is rare and death is exceptionally rare in children admitted to hospital with covid-19, but that ethnicity seems to be a risk factor for more severe illness....

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PA awards $10m to develop COVID-19 vaccines, treatments

PA awards $10m to develop COVID-19 vaccines, treatments

China detained two Canadians and halted billions of dollars of agricultural imports in the weeks that followed, souring the Trudeau government's ties with the nation's second-largest trading partner. ...

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Child Among Dead After Wild Winds Lash Victoria State

Child Among Dead After Wild Winds Lash Victoria State

Falling trees killed a four-year-old child, a 36-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man. Residents of nearly 90 cities were left without electricity. A man has died after a tree fell on his vehicle in...

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Trump to Announce $750M Deal for Rapid Virus Tests

Trump to Announce $750M Deal for Rapid Virus Tests

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted late Thursday afternoon. By providing near-real-time answers on whether someone is infected, the test could kick start global travel be eliminati...

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Ford government unveils new COVID-19 guidelines for Ontario schools

Ford government unveils new COVID-19 guidelines for Ontario schools

The new document from the government comes as school boards, teachers' unions and some parents have expressed anxiety about the province's reopening plan. "I understand we would all like to be done ...

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Sydney CBD coronavirus cluster grows

Sydney CBD coronavirus cluster grows

The source of infection is a previously reported cluster in the Sydney CBD, Central Coast Health said via its social media channels. A woman walks past the Sydney CBD skyline wearing a face mask. ...

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Africa becomes free from wild poliovirus

Africa becomes free from wild poliovirus

President Holger Knaack of Rotary International dubbed it as a historic public health achievement as the World Health Organization's African region is now certified wild poliovirus-free. He said that ...

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COVID-19 Statistics | Aug. 27, 2020

COVID-19 Statistics | Aug. 27, 2020

After cases began rising in late June and early July, the number of new cases has dropped steadily in August. The largest of the outbreaks is connected to the Foster Farms facility in Livingston, wh...

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CDC director attempts to clarify controversial Covid-19 testing guidelines

CDC director attempts to clarify controversial Covid-19 testing guidelines

A spokesperson said in a statement that the new guidelines were updated to ensure testing is "used appropriately" and to "place an emphasis on testing individuals for post clinical and/or public h...

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Africa declared free of wild polio after decades-long vaccination campaign

Africa declared free of wild polio after decades-long vaccination campaign

A region in Africa that includes 43 nations has been certified free of the wild polio virus (Aug. 24) after Nigeria , the last endemic country, recorded no new cases for the past three consecutive ...

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COVID-19: SLO County reports 23 new cases on Wednesday

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. All of the hospitalizations are in either the Fraser or Vancouver Coastal health authorities. The MDH says, "The COVID-19 data posted today sho...

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Explained: Why Covid disease is more severe in men than women

Explained: Why Covid disease is more severe in men than women

As The New York Times reported Wednesday , women are known to have quicker and stronger immune responses, potentially at least in part because their bodies are predisposed to fight pathogens that thre...

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Forty additional cases of COVID-19 reported at Bloomsburg University

Forty additional cases of COVID-19 reported at Bloomsburg University

Of these cases, 22 are on campus and the remaining 13 are off campus. While quarantine rooms exist to house global students who are required by federal law to quarantine for 14 days upon entering the ...

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Amazon debuts Halo fitness band app to scan body fat and emotion

Amazon debuts Halo fitness band app to scan body fat and emotion

Barring the design, Amazon Halo, looks like an average fitness tracker. However, the market has become crowded by the Apple Watch, which held 29.3 percent share in the first quarter of 2020, and...

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China Has Been Using 'Experimental' Vaccines on High-Risk Population Since July

China Has Been Using 'Experimental' Vaccines on High-Risk Population Since July

The nod for the commencement of the trials came following the approval of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, health minister Zahid Maleque said at a press briefing following his meeting with the delegates ...

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OHA: 222 new cases, 6 new deaths

OHA: 222 new cases, 6 new deaths

They're asking the community for patience, and stress they are returning calls as soon as possible. The state hasn't reported 1,000 new cases in a single day since July 28, a mark the state hit seve...

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Hurricane Laura slams Louisiana coast with fierce winds and surging seas

Hurricane Laura slams Louisiana coast with fierce winds and surging seas

The storm was predicted to reach hurricane strength by Tuesday then strengthen further before hitting the US Gulf Coast by Wednesday night. Governor Edwards warned residents in the area to shelter i...

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CDC Does a 180 on Tests for People Without Symptoms

CDC Does a 180 on Tests for People Without Symptoms

Anthony Fauci on The Lead Wednesday about his concerns over the news CDC recommendations with respect to testing of asymptomatic people. The Trump administration has stirred confusion and conce...

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Moderna Shares Rise On Results Of COVID-19 Vaccine in Elderly Adults

Moderna Shares Rise On Results Of COVID-19 Vaccine in Elderly Adults

Moderna's clinical trial results came just ahead of VBI Vaccines ( VBIV ) announced data from three preclinical mouse studies, which has allowed the biopharmaceutical company to select two vaccine can...

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UK's AstraZeneca begins human trial of COVID-19 treatment using monoclonal antibodies

UK's AstraZeneca begins human trial of COVID-19 treatment using monoclonal antibodies

AZD7442 is among 123 candidates GEN is " Keeping an Eye On " of the almost 290 COVID-19 therapeutics included in GEN's updated "COVID-19 Drug & Vaccine Candidate Tracker". Discovered by Vanderbilt ...

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CMS Changes COVID-19 Reporting Mandates, Again. Hospitals Howl!

CMS Changes COVID-19 Reporting Mandates, Again. Hospitals Howl!

Key context: Blue states were among the hardest hit early in the pandemic. "Protecting the rights of some of society's most vulnerable members, including elderly nursing home residents, is one of o...

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Trump administration officials reportedly pressured CDC to change COVID-19 testing guidelines

Trump administration officials reportedly pressured CDC to change COVID-19 testing guidelines

The changes in guidance were quietly made to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) website on Monday amid U.S. media reports of political interference from the White House. 'I feel ...

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Two cases of COVID-19 reinfection reported in Europe

Two cases of COVID-19 reinfection reported in Europe

Indeed, Krammer predicted (just as these reinfection cases suggest) that a patient's second tangle with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus , will generally be less severe than th...

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Ontario records more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for fourth day

Ontario records more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for fourth day

He has asked experts on the provincial government's public health measures table to come up with detailed guidelines for Ontarians to have more than one circle in a "planned way". Three regions, namel...

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First human West Nile case reported in T.O

First human West Nile case reported in T.O

The news comes after a mosquito near Toronto had been found carrying West Nile. "The second positive mosquito report serves as a reminder that (West Nile Virus) is present in our communities, and ...

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Hong Kong to ease coronavirus measures

Hong Kong to ease coronavirus measures

A day after researchers from Hong Kong reported the first confirmed case of reinfection with the novel coronavirus , the Centre on Tuesday underlined that while it is still unknown as to how lo...

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Active Cases of COVID-19 in Sheridan County

Active Cases of COVID-19 in Sheridan County

Most of the province's COVID-19 cases have been found in the Lower Mainland, with 1,683 cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and 2,762 in the Fraser Health region since the pandemic began. T...

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Chinese foreign minister kicks off first worldwide tour in 2020

Chinese foreign minister kicks off first worldwide tour in 2020

China and Italy should build on the good momentum of their joint fight against the Covid-19 pandemic to push for new developments in their bilateral relations, visiting Chinese State Councillor and Fo...

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COVID-19: More resources needed to support response in Africa

COVID-19: More resources needed to support response in Africa

People in areas with high rates of transmission who have attended gatherings of more than 10 people without widespread mask wearing or physical distancing are not advised to test unless they are vul...

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Govt delays human testing for coronavirus vaccine

Govt delays human testing for coronavirus vaccine

China has been giving essential workers an experimental coronavirus vaccine since July 22, a top health official said Sunday. "Vaccine nationalism only helps the virus", he told a media briefing....

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Two local schools see COVID-19 positive students

The World Health Organization has said that in countries that have conducted extensive testing for COVID-19, the positivity rate should remain at 5% or lower for at least 14 days. "We are in contact w...

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