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More contagious coronavirus strain now dominates Study

More contagious coronavirus strain now dominates Study

People taken sick during the second wave of infections were younger and had fewer co-morbidities. In addition, virtually all COVID-19 strains studied during the second wave displayed a Gly614 amino ac...

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Students told: You can’t go to the pub or see your family

Students told: You can’t go to the pub or see your family

Gary McCormack, convener of Universities Scotland , said: "University leaders express the full commitment of the Scottish Government to protect the student population and the larger population". We w...

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COVID-19 death toll raises by 1 Thursday

COVID-19 death toll raises by 1 Thursday

Thirty of those new cases are in the Winnipeg health region and the province announced possible exposures at restaurants, bars and during a trivia night at a pub. Visits to the facility are restrict...

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Canada's COVID-19 case numbers rising

Canada's COVID-19 case numbers rising

The message throughout the presentation was clear: everyone needs to act now to limit their contacts or things will get worse. "Canada is at a crossroads and individual action to reduce contact rate...

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NHS coronavirus contact tracing app goes live in England and Wales

NHS coronavirus contact tracing app goes live in England and Wales

As with other Exposure Notification apps based on the Apple-Google API , the app will alert users if they come in close proximity to someone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The new app require...

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Kim Jong Un Apologises Over South Korean Citizen's Killing, Says Seoul

Kim Jong Un Apologises Over South Korean Citizen's Killing, Says Seoul

It is extremely unusual for a North Korean leader to issue an apology to the South. South Korean media reports said he was in his forties with two children, but had recently divorced and had financi...

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Another Vestal School District Student Diagnosed with COVID-19

Another Vestal School District Student Diagnosed with COVID-19

Stokes said community members might assume if cases are younger than 18, they are automatically identified as CCSD students, and "that's not true". "We recognize that this news will be concerning to...

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Sweden says Stockholm measures possible as Covid cases rise

Sweden says Stockholm measures possible as Covid cases rise

Infectious disease consultant, Professor Sam McConkey of Beaumont Hospital, said there needs to be a Covid plan for up to seven more years. Herd immunity is a situation in which a population of peop...

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Trump Signs U.S. Healthcare Executive Orders That May Have Little Impact

Trump Signs U.S. Healthcare Executive Orders That May Have Little Impact

The plan is for Trump to make the announcements during an event Thursday afternoon in North Carolina where the focus is health care. The Trump administration also set out new rules allowing USA stat...

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Supercomputer Fugaku: Face Shields not effective in blocking Coronavirus from spreading

Supercomputer Fugaku: Face Shields not effective in blocking Coronavirus from spreading

People who are advised not to wear masks , such as those with underlying respiratory problems and small children, could wear face shields instead, but only outdoors or in indoor settings that are p...

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Five students at University of Alberta residence test positive for COVID-19

Five students at University of Alberta residence test positive for COVID-19

The university said all other residences carry a low risk of exposure and are now deemed safe. Alberta's chief medical officer of health is set to provide her latest update on COVID-19 in the provin...

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Fauci Clashes With Rand Paul at Senate Hearing

Fauci Clashes With Rand Paul at Senate Hearing

A recent poll from Axios and Ipsos found a majority of Americans would be unlikely to take a vaccine for COVID-19 immediately when one becomes available. 'We will not delay, but we will not cut corn...

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Australia's Victoria state reports slight rise in new COVID-19 cases

Australia's Victoria state reports slight rise in new COVID-19 cases

The average number of cases diagnosed in the past 14 days for regional Victoria now stands at 1.1, down from 1.6 on Tuesday. The drop in cases also points towards a possible easing of lockdown restr...

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US CDC withdraws coronavirus airborne transmission guidance

US CDC withdraws coronavirus airborne transmission guidance

The website was changed over the weekend, according to multiple media reports , to reflect several updates to their guidance about how COVID-19 spreads and preventative measures to take. Mike R...

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Coronavirus: 324 new cases and 3 further deaths confirmed today

Coronavirus: 324 new cases and 3 further deaths confirmed today

He announced that the Department of Health has been made aware of 234 additional cases. Thirty-four cases were confirmed in Cork, 13 in Monaghan, 12 in Kildare, 8 in Cavan, 6 in Limerick , 6 in Mea...

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MA man dies after ‘overdosing’ on black licorice: case report

MA man dies after ‘overdosing’ on black licorice: case report

Describing the man's case in the New England Journal of Medicine , his doctors said the glycyrrhizic acid in liquorice was to blame. Dr Edelman added that studies had shown glycyrrhizic acid coul...

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Suffolk told to download track and trace

Suffolk told to download track and trace

If you have symptoms, you can check these with the app to see if they might suggest you have coronavirus, based on the latest government guidance. Mr Emmerich said worldwide interoperability needs c...

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Ontario changes COVID-19 testing guidance, shifts focus to symptomatic testing

Ontario changes COVID-19 testing guidance, shifts focus to symptomatic testing

Staff at The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy on Canotek Road, one of the 60 pharmacies in Ontario designated for testing, said they would be offering testing to people after-hours, and would likely roll out ...

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Putin Vaunts Russian Coronavirus Vaccine at UN

Putin Vaunts Russian Coronavirus Vaccine at UN

General Assembly debate, as reported by ANI". Putin also likened Russia's development of a coronavirus vaccine to the Sputnik 1 mission that placed the first satellite in orbit. He also vaunted ...

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Why children's immune response to COVID-19 is better than adults

Why children's immune response to COVID-19 is better than adults

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) iSENTRY Friend or Foe program award (contract number HR0011937807), Houston Methodist Infectious Diseases Research Fund , Houston Methodist Hospital,...

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No COVID-19 tests to be conducted at Northern pharmacies

No COVID-19 tests to be conducted at Northern pharmacies

A further influx of testing samples, he said, risks delaying result wait times and contact tracing efforts, which in turn could undermine efforts to curb the spread of the virus. Ontario launched the ...

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COVID-19 Statistics | Sept. 23, 2020

COVID-19 Statistics | Sept. 23, 2020

Two weeks ago, the state started reporting positive rapid antigen tests, something they didn't do previously. On Tuesday, the Health Care System Capacity alert level, one of three categories that in...

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CDC Coronavirus Guidance Changes - 'Posted in Error?' | IE

CDC Coronavirus Guidance Changes - 'Posted in Error?' | IE

He added, "Decisions to authorize or approve any such vaccine or therapeutic will be made by the dedicated career staff at FDA through our thorough review processes, and science will guide our decis...

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Ford government expands COVID-19 testing in up to 60 pharmacies

Ontario will spend $70 million to purchase 5.1 million doses of the flu vaccine - 700,000 more than the previous year - and high-dose shots geared towards seniors will be available in pharmacies for t...

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Top FDA vaccine adviser recuses herself over tie to Moderna

Top FDA vaccine adviser recuses herself over tie to Moderna

Four separate drug companies have now entered late-stage trials in the hunt for a coronavirus vaccine , though one - AstraZeneca - temporarily stopped its trials after reports of a patient exper...

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UK PM unveils new restrictions to curb rising coronavirus infections

UK PM unveils new restrictions to curb rising coronavirus infections

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is supposed to set out further constraints on Tuesday, as ministers try to uncover a balance between marking down on the pandemic and avoiding a full lockdown that woul...

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COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Rise in Minnesota

The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. A cumulative total of 63 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported by UM since August 12. Public alerts and school notifications are p...

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Bill Clinton: McConnell push to fill Ginsburg seat 'superficially hypocritical'

Bill Clinton: McConnell push to fill Ginsburg seat 'superficially hypocritical'

Renee-Lauren Ellis, a Washington, D.C. -area attorney, says, "It's dire that something as fundamental as what I do with my body is up for debate still, in 2020". Meanwhile, the Democrats are still see...

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Ontario reports highest new coronavirus cases in over 4 months

The six key areas of the plan are set to address the quick identification and management of COVID-19 outbreaks, accelerating efforts to reduce backlogs in the healthcare system, preparing for surges i...

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Cuttack: Mock Fire Safety Drill Conducted At SCB Hospital

The fire broke out apparently due to an electric short circuit, the police said. Sources said the fire erupted inside the ICU ward on the first floor of the hospital. "The flames have been doused". ...

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CDC withdraws guideline on SARS-CoV-2 airborne spread

CDC withdraws guideline on SARS-CoV-2 airborne spread

The now-missing language, which was posted Friday to a page titled "How COVID-19 Spreads", cited small droplets called aerosols as the most common method of viral spread-reversing the agency's pre...

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Influenza vaccine does not increase Covid-19 risk

Influenza vaccine does not increase Covid-19 risk

Why can't I get the flu vaccine at Boots? As in previous years, GP surgeries will offer vaccines to two and three year olds, adults aged over 65, those with long-term health conditions and pregnan...

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Covid 19 coronavirus may increase risk of neurological conditions including Parkinson's disease

Covid 19 coronavirus may increase risk of neurological conditions including Parkinson's disease

Taulant Muka. "We can take insight from the neurological consequences that followed the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 where the risk of developing Parkinson's disease increased two- to three-fold"....

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Utah Sen. Romney Will Support Taking Up Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Utah Sen. Romney Will Support Taking Up Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

But Mitt Romney , a frequent critic of Trump whom some Democrats had hoped would refuse a vote, said he would move ahead with the process. Mr Romney , a Trump critic, was seen as a possible defe...

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Newaygo High School closes for COVID-19 cases

Newaygo High School closes for COVID-19 cases

Based on attendance last Thursday , they show 4% of schools not fully open because of confirmed or suspected cases - up from 1% the previous week. The student was last in the building on September ...

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