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Oxford COVID-19 vaccine showing strong immune response in older people

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine showing strong immune response in older people

The findings show the vaccine creates as strong an immune response in those over age 70 as it does in younger adults. Dr Maheshi Ramasamy of the Oxford Vaccine Group added that the next step w...

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: flu season drops amid COVID-19 restrictions

Coronavirus Canada Updates: flu season drops amid COVID-19 restrictions

Health officials feared that the fall would bring an influx of COVID-19 and influenza cases, overwhelming medical resources. Both the flu and COVID-19 are respiratory illness that are highly contagi...

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Mayo Clinic staffers diagnosed with coronavirus over last two weeks

A Kelley Luckstein told CNN, "Our staff is being infected mostly due to community spread (93% of staff infections), and this impacts our ability to care for patients", Luckstein wrote in a Wednesday e...

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Over 1000 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta

Over 1000 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta

Tyler Shandro says he will use any resource at his disposal in the fight against the pandemic but he says Alberta won't sign on to the federal tracing app, because it is not tied into the provincial c...

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Dramatic drop projected for Thanksgiving travel in US

Dramatic drop projected for Thanksgiving travel in US

William Schaffner at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Across the U.S, Triple A anticipates 50 million Americans will travel for the turkey day feast, with Wednesday being the busiest day on the...

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Oxford University vaccine results show strong immune response in older demographic

Oxford University vaccine results show strong immune response in older demographic

Dr Naor Bar-Zeev from Johns Hopkins University, who was not involved in the study, said the results must be interpreted with caution until phase three results are published . Phase 2 trials took pl...

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Ontario to receive 2.4M doses of Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

Ontario to receive 2.4M doses of Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

However, only about half of its supply will go to the United States this year, or enough for about 12.5 million people - a sliver of the US population of 330 million. "It's pretty awesome", said Akiko...

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Thursday, November 19 is the Great American Smoke Out

Thursday, November 19 is the Great American Smoke Out

According to the American Lung Association, smoking causes almost half a million deaths per year, making it the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. I remember listening to Don Imu...

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AstraZeneca, Oxford vaccine shows 'strong response' in older adults

AstraZeneca, Oxford vaccine shows 'strong response' in older adults

Hopes have been raised that the United Kingdom could produce a successful coronavirus vaccine after data from the University of Oxford showed its jab provokes a strong immune response in older people....

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Oxford study confirms Astra COVID shot's response in elderly

Oxford study confirms Astra COVID shot's response in elderly

While the early to mid-stage trials were not created to assess the efficacy of the vaccine, known as CoronaVac, researchers said it could provide sufficient protection, based on their experience with ...

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Pfizer ends COVID-19 vaccine trial with 95% success rate

Pfizer ends COVID-19 vaccine trial with 95% success rate

Food and Drug Administration "within days". Pfizer's 95 per cent efficacy rate is based on patients receiving two doses each. The worst adverse effects reported so far have been mild headaches (in 2...

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Early Trials Of Chinese Company's Vaccine Show It Triggers An Immune Response

Early Trials Of Chinese Company's Vaccine Show It Triggers An Immune Response

For example, the Oxford vaccine developed by SII requires storage at 2-8 degree celsius. Biological E has also entered into an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutical for the latter's vaccine candidat...

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With California in Lockdown, Governor Newsom Attends Large Dinner Party

With California in Lockdown, Governor Newsom Attends Large Dinner Party

The anger grew on Wednesday after it was further reported that top California medical officials - namely California Medical Association CEO Dustin Corcoran and lobbyist Janus Norman - had also a...

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Pfizer says their COVID-19 vaccine ‘94% effective in over 65s’

Pfizer says their COVID-19 vaccine ‘94% effective in over 65s’

BioNTech and Pfizer announced on Tuesday that they completed a study of a phase 3 clinical trial of their coronavirus vaccine candidate, showing it's 95 percent effective. They expect to produc...

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Chinese Covid vax appears safe, induces immune response

Chinese Covid vax appears safe, induces immune response

Food and Drug Administration for the emergency use of its vaccine. "It's an important point here, in terms of comparing this vaccine to, for instance, the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines". Volunteers in t...

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COVID Deaths in Effingham, Area Counties Reported Wednesday

COVID Deaths in Effingham, Area Counties Reported Wednesday

More than 1,734 have recovered from the virus since the pandemic began. Those results, which are provided by the state lag behind other statistics, show the percent of positive COVID-19 tests rose to ...

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COVID-19 immunity could last for many months, study suggests

COVID-19 immunity could last for many months, study suggests

Research thus far has suggested that long-term immunity from the virus is attained slowly, and this latest study would seem to bear that out. The new findings, the Times notes , appear to line up w...

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Beyond Meat unveils two new versions of its Beyond Burgers

Beyond Meat unveils two new versions of its Beyond Burgers

The company today announced it will be releasing two new lean burger lines next year. Beyond Burger is doubling down on nutrition with two new burgers. Similar to the range of nutritional options ...

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CHINA Chinese experimental vaccine induces a quick response

CHINA Chinese experimental vaccine induces a quick response

In a press release posted on Sunday , Johnson & Johnson announced that it would begin testing a two-dose regimen in the ENSEMBLE 2 trial, which would require 30,000 participants and be run parallel to...

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Two New COVID Deaths Reported In Livingston County

Maricopa County, which encompasses the city of Phoenix, has reported the most COVID-19 cases of any county in the state. According to the Livingston County Health Department, since just October 30th, ...

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Record number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in BC

Record number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in BC

The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. The new cases are largely clustered in the Lower Mainland, with 484 recorded in the Fraser Valley, 177 in Vancouver Coastal, 18 in Inte...

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World Health Organization launches strategy to eliminate cervical cancer globally

World Health Organization launches strategy to eliminate cervical cancer globally

According to the minister, Nigeria is strongly committed to achieving WHO's global target of 90 per cent coverage of HPV vaccination of girls, 70 per cent coverage of screening and 90 percent treatm...

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SIU to require testing for students in on-campus housing next semester

SIU to require testing for students in on-campus housing next semester

The slight uptick in cases on-Grounds comes as COVID-19 cases around the country continue to surge. Another step students can take to protect themselves from either virus is purchasing a humidifie...

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Three scientists behind major hepatitis discoveries awarded Nobel Prize

Three scientists behind major hepatitis discoveries awarded Nobel Prize

NIH intramural researcher Dr. Harvey Alter wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for contributing to the discovery of Hepatitis C virus. The three scientists will receive a gold medal for the...

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Eudora school district moves all students to remote learning through Thanksgiving break

Eudora school district moves all students to remote learning through Thanksgiving break

The Kern High School District said there was "no truth" to a reported rumor that 14 people had tested positive for COVID-19 at Bakersfield High School. Several school districts have recently chose to ...

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New Study Suggests Coronavirus Immunity May Last Years

New Study Suggests Coronavirus Immunity May Last Years

Nearly all of the survivors developed memory B-cells that were capable of creating new antibodies if they encountered coronavirus again. He and his colleagues found that antibodies were durable, w...

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Nurse Says Some Dying COVID Patients Still Don't Believe Disease is Real

Nurse Says Some Dying COVID Patients Still Don't Believe Disease is Real

South Dakota ER nurse Jodi Doering has seen some disturbing examples of COVID-19 denial as she works through the pandemic. "Their last dying words are, 'This can't be happening". Doering says the hosp...

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FDA allows first rapid virus test that gives results at home

FDA allows first rapid virus test that gives results at home

Stephen Hahn said. The FDA did not reveal the price of the test. The U.S. gave the greenlight for the first COVID-19 diagnostic kit for self-testing at home, adding an additional tool to battle the ...

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Biden announces names for White House posts

Biden announces names for White House posts

Richmond will likely be one of the few sitting members of Congress to join the administration, given the Democrats' narrow majority in the House and slim minority in the Senate , and so he may be cal...

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Deaths Jump In North Carolina

COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Deaths Jump In North Carolina

Cooper said North Carolina isn't faring as badly as other states, though cases, hospitalizations and positivity rates are seeing some of their highest levels yet. The percent of positive cases out of ...

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India banking on locally-tested COVID-19 vaccines due to Pfizer limitations

India banking on locally-tested COVID-19 vaccines due to Pfizer limitations

Pfizer and BioNTech announced on November 9 that their mRNA-based vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, showed evidence of being more than 90% effective against COVID-19 in participants without prior eviden...

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Coronavirus: Which mouthwashes contain cetylpyridinium chloride?

Coronavirus: Which mouthwashes contain cetylpyridinium chloride?

Nick Claydon , a specialist periodontologist, told the BBC . A new study by researchers at Cardiff University has reported that mouthwash can eradicate Covid-19 within 30 seconds of being expos...

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CSL (ASX:CSL) to build a new vaccine manufacturing plant

CSL (ASX:CSL) to build a new vaccine manufacturing plant

Seqirus says the complex will be the only cell-based influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in the southern hemisphere, producing seasonal and pandemic flu vaccines, Seqirus' proprietary adjuvant MF...

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Dolly Parton Donated $1 Million to Help Fund Moderna’s Covid Vaccine

Dolly Parton Donated $1 Million to Help Fund Moderna’s Covid Vaccine

Parton became a trending topic Tuesday for her role in Moderna's success, which she addressed on the Today show. They told me that just before I went on the air that they may be asking me about th...

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United flight offering free COVID-19 tests takes off from Newark

United flight offering free COVID-19 tests takes off from Newark

The test will be used on passengers traveling on United Flight 14, departing at 7:15 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the next four weeks, according to the airline. The tests will be offered ...

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