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Blacks, Asians at larger risk of contracting Covid-19: United Kingdom study

Blacks, Asians at larger risk of contracting Covid-19: United Kingdom study

The data also suggests that the risk of being admitted to intensive care after catching coronavirus may be twice as high for Asians when compared to those from white ethnicities. The study authors ana...

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India's COVID-19 tally reaches 8,773,479

India's COVID-19 tally reaches 8,773,479

The total coronavirus cases in Delhi is now 4,67,028. Delhi recorded 7,802 fresh COVID-19 cases in a day taking the infection tally in the national capital to over 4.74 lakh on Friday, while 91 ...

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B.C. to reveal latest COVID-19 cases amid surging infection rate

B.C. to reveal latest COVID-19 cases amid surging infection rate

But, Henry added that most cases are still linked to a "local case or cluster". Globally, 52.6 million cases have been reported and 1.29 million people have died as of Thursday , the data show. Mos...

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COVID-19 testing down as positive case numbers soar in most provinces

COVID-19 testing down as positive case numbers soar in most provinces

Lateral flow tests, with a turnaround time of under an hour - and as little as 15 minutes - have been available since Friday for people who live and work in Liverpool and do not have symptoms. I...

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Fitness classes cancelled, smaller worship gatherings: New COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta

Fitness classes cancelled, smaller worship gatherings: New COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta

Kenney also announced he is isolating for a second time in the last month after coming in close contact with someone who had contracted COVID-19. The majority of long-term care and supportive living...

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California Asks Incoming Travelers To Quarantine For 14 Days

California Asks Incoming Travelers To Quarantine For 14 Days

The governors are also asking-not requiring-residents and visitors entering from out-of-state, including global travelers, to self-quarantine for 14 days. It also limits grocery stores, pharmacies, re...

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Foster, Newman decry confirmation of Barrett to U.S

Foster, Newman decry confirmation of Barrett to U.S

Barrett's confirmation ahead of the November 3 election was a political victory for Trump and the Republicans, as there are now six Republicans' nominees and only three Democrats' nominees in the Sup...

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Musk: Something 'Bogus' Is Happening With COVID Tests

Musk: Something 'Bogus' Is Happening With COVID Tests

These statements by Musk once again raised the debate on the reliability of coronavirus tests. But the odd thing is the fact that two of his tests came back positive, while the other two were negative...

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Newsom says he should have skipped outdoor dinner amid COVID-19

Newsom says he should have skipped outdoor dinner amid COVID-19

You see, California's millionaire governor didn't just splurge on dinner for the sake of a romantic evening with his spouse. It was in celebration of the 50th birthday of Jason Kinney , a Newsom ...

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Moderna preparing for interim analysis of late-stage COVID-19 vaccine data

Moderna preparing for interim analysis of late-stage COVID-19 vaccine data

There are now more than 40 candidate vaccines against Covid-19 being tested on humans, with a handful in the most advanced Phase 3 trials. To the editor: If pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's experimen...

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1 in 5 Coronavirus Patients Has Mental Health Problems

1 in 5 Coronavirus Patients Has Mental Health Problems

According to the study , the most common psychiatric diagnosis in Covid patients was anxiety, including "adjustment disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, and, to a lesser extent, post-traumatic str...

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Stormont ministers in new talks to break deadlock on coronavirus restrictions

Stormont ministers in new talks to break deadlock on coronavirus restrictions

The recommendation to extend the circuit-break measures in their entirety was tabled by Health Minister Robin Swann, who warned of another spike in cases by mid-December if the move was not taken. Mea...

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CDC Confirms Masks Protect You and Those Around You

CDC Confirms Masks Protect You and Those Around You

It called for more research in the area, saying it was "needed to expand the evidence base for the protective effect of cloth masks and in particular to identify the combinations of materials that m...

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Peloton surges on workout partnership with Beyonce

Peloton surges on workout partnership with Beyonce

Beyonce is giving exercise enthusiasts a motivational boost by creating a series of workout classes with officials at interactive fitness platform Peloton . The digital memberships will go to studen...

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Coronavirus testing in Hertfordshire: Mass testing set to be rolled out

Mass coronavirus testing will be rolled out across 66 more local authorities - but not in Norfolk and Suffolk yet, the government has confirmed. Speaking in the House of Commons, the Health Secr...

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One in five Covid survivors reports psychiatric disorder

One in five Covid survivors reports psychiatric disorder

Through the first three months after a positive test, about 6% of those studied had a first-time diagnosis, the researchers said, adding, "adults have an approximately doubled risk of being newly diag...

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US to begin distribution of Bamlanivimab, COVID-19 antibody from Eli Lilly

US to begin distribution of Bamlanivimab, COVID-19 antibody from Eli Lilly

Trial data showed that a one-time infusion of Eli Lilly's treatment reduced the need for hospitalization or emergency room visits in high-risk COVID-19 patients. Lilly has said it plans to pursue a ...

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CDC report says masks now protect wearer as well as the public

CDC report says masks now protect wearer as well as the public

Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County calls the CDC update "significant" as it states that mask use protects not only others, but also the wearer. Another study looke...

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Europe is trying to close the breed of Danish mink farms

Europe is trying to close the breed of Danish mink farms

As of Friday there are 214 confirmed human infections. Belgium has a smaller mink population, with 15 mink farms now in operation in Flanders, the Flemish region in the country's north, accordin...

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Coronavirus: Nottinghamshire to get mass testing

Coronavirus: Nottinghamshire to get mass testing

How do lateral flow tests work? Mr Maher said: "Although the number of tests is limited and we can only test 10% of the population, this is another way of identifying people with corona virus before...

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UK Gov suffers massive defeat as Lords vote through amendment to IMB

UK Gov suffers massive defeat as Lords vote through amendment to IMB

Those measures have been removed from the bill by the Lords. Although the UK's upper house of Parliament does not have the power to veto legislation, it can delay laws by one year. "If the election ...

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UN hails new therapy to prevent HIV in women

UN hails new therapy to prevent HIV in women

Participants were randomly assigned to receive either injections of cabotegravir every eight weeks and placebo daily oral tablets or placebo injections every eight weeks and daily oral Truvada. Curr...

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Regular intake of chilli peppers could lengthen one's life

Regular intake of chilli peppers could lengthen one's life

The scientists analysed the health and dietary records of hundreds of thousands of people who live in the US, Italy, China or Iran. In comparison to those who rarely or never consumed chili peppers...

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World Health Organization welcomes Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine progress

World Health Organization welcomes Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine progress

Azar also said the USA government would begin distribution of Eli Lilly and Co's antibody treatment this week, starting first in areas with the highest numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients and ov...

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Illinois Governor Isolates After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

Illinois Governor Isolates After Possible COVID-19 Exposure

During his daily COVID-19 briefing on Monday, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Tier 2 restrictions for Region 8, which is compromised of Kane and DuPage counties. If the availability of ICU beds in the regi...

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No10 leaves traces of Trump congratulations message on post welcoming Biden win

No10 leaves traces of Trump congratulations message on post welcoming Biden win

The prime minister refused to say Trump should concede defeat, as the United States president continued to fight legal battles in his effort to retain the keys to the White House. Johnson had a warm r...

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Manitoba faces 384 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths

Manitoba faces 384 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths

Brent Roussin said at a media briefing Tuesday, announcing code red pandemic restrictions will take effect Thursday throughout all of Manitoba. "We have taken steps in individual regions, but it's t...

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Attorney-General Christian Porter denies 'defamatory' claims in ABC Four Corners story

Attorney-General Christian Porter denies 'defamatory' claims in ABC Four Corners story

During the program, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed he had confronted Mr Porter about rumours he was seen drinking in a Canberra bar with a younger staffer - claims Mr Porter rejects...

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COVID-19 vaccine effective in over 90% of people, researchers announce

COVID-19 vaccine effective in over 90% of people, researchers announce

There was a separate breakthrough when the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted emergency approval to a synthetic antibody treatment for Covid-19 developed by the pharma company Eli Lilly...

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Public Health Sudbury confirms six new cases of COVID-19

Public Health Sudbury confirms six new cases of COVID-19

Peel is now the only region in the red (control) category of the province's new COVID-19 restrictions system, meaning indoor capacity at local restaurants and gyms is capped at 10 people, among othe...

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GOP Tries Again to Get High Court to Ax Obamacare

GOP Tries Again to Get High Court to Ax Obamacare

Why now? In 2012, Chief Justice John Roberts , joining with the court's four liberals, famously upheld Obamacare by calling the law's individual mandate a tax. Trump's administration later joined sev...

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Eli Lilly's COVID-19 antibody scores FDA emergency use approval

Eli Lilly's COVID-19 antibody scores FDA emergency use approval

Patrizia Cavazzoni, acting director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research . Monoclonal antibodies are made in a lab to mimic the body's natural antibodies. According to the manufac...

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Focus on Peel as Ontario reports over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases

Focus on Peel as Ontario reports over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases

The newly confirmed cases push the province's seven-day average - a measure that helps provide a clearer picture of long-term trends - to 1,106, the highest it's been since the novel coronavirus outbr...

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Health Secretary confirms mass Covid testing for 67 local authorities in England

Health Secretary confirms mass Covid testing for 67 local authorities in England

Wolverhampton's director of public health, John Denley, said the lateral flow tests would "help us to break chains of transmission much more quickly". "Last night I wrote to the directors of public he...

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Study shows that coronavirus patients have a higher risk of psychiatric disorders

Study shows that coronavirus patients have a higher risk of psychiatric disorders

According to the results, dementia can also be diagnosed more frequently. In August, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that the ongoing pandemic has been " associated wi...

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