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Coronavirus vaccine: AstraZeneca says smaller dosing regime reaches 90% efficacy

Coronavirus vaccine: AstraZeneca says smaller dosing regime reaches 90% efficacy

AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be around 90% effective without any serious side effects, the latest drugmaker to unveil positive interim data in a scientific ...

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AstraZeneca starts new COVID-19 prevention trials of antibody cocktail

AstraZeneca starts new COVID-19 prevention trials of antibody cocktail

A volunteer in Manchester will be the first person in the world to receive AstraZeneca's new "antibody cocktail" as part of a test to see if it will prevent it. If all goes well in Phase II and there ...

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In scathing opinion, federal judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania

In scathing opinion, federal judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit in Pennsylvania

A federal judge handed the Trump campaign a definitive loss on Saturday in its final attempt to delay the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, where President-elect Joe Biden leads by more than ...

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Mitchell agrees to 5-year, $195 million extension with Jazz

Mitchell agrees to 5-year, $195 million extension with Jazz

In the span of just three seasons, Mitchell has risen from being the 13th overall selection in the 2017 draft to one of the top guards in the National Basketball Association. Mitchell wasted no time t...

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in elderly, trial results by Christmas

T-cell response occurred within 14 days of the first dose of vaccination, and antibody response occurred within 28 days of the booster dose of vaccination. "We're not in a rush". Serum third stage...

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Employee at downtown McDonald's tests positive for COVID-19

Employee at downtown McDonald's tests positive for COVID-19

An earlier order limiting social gatherings in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions was expanded to the entire province until at least December 7. The orders will come into effec...

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White House vaccine chief says first Americans could be vaccinated next month

White House vaccine chief says first Americans could be vaccinated next month

On November 11, Russian Federation had said that its vaccine Sputnik V is 92 per cent effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to the first interim analysis. "It's very unfortunate becau...

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Lockdown to end on December 2 but stricter tiers on the way

Lockdown to end on December 2 but stricter tiers on the way

But Mr Sunak suggested the Government will be unable to do this, paving the way for a sizeable revolt unless the Prime Minister can convince them otherwise. The government will set out what tier each ...

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Alberta considers more COVID-19 restrictions

Alberta considers more COVID-19 restrictions

In Newfoundland and Labrador, which reported three new cases today, Memorial University is postponing plans to bring some staff back to work next week and the small town of Deer Lake is asking residen...

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Coronavirus: Fewer than 5 cases again in Galway

Coronavirus: Fewer than 5 cases again in Galway

Louth and Donegal have 26 and 22 new cases respectively with another 20 in Limerick. As of 2pm today, 269 patients with Covid-19 are hospitalised, of which 32 are in ICU. This brings the total numb...

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Covid vaccine be given first to vulnerable sections: Sadhguru

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev on Saturday appealed to give top priority to provide Covid vaccine to high-risk groups including doctors, police personnel and frontline workers managing the outbreak. Global tr...

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FDA Allows Emergency Use Of Antibody Drug Trump Received

FDA Allows Emergency Use Of Antibody Drug Trump Received

The drug company, which started clinical trials on June 11, said that preliminary results from a trial reveal that its antibody treatment could reduce the severity of the virus in non-hospitalised p...

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United States approves Regeneron antibody treatment given to Trump

For Coronavirus treatment, the United States drug regulator has given a go-ahead for usage of antibody therapy that was used to treat President Donald Trump . Patients with other conditions like diab...

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Safe Travels Hawaiʻi Surveillance Testing Update

Safe Travels Hawaiʻi Surveillance Testing Update

Canadians who wish to travel to Hawaii will be allowed to bypass the self-quarantine period with the proviso that they show prof of a negative coronavirus test, under new rules announced Thursday. C...

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'Really Good News':Covid-19 Reinfection Unlikely For 6 Months,Says Study

'Really Good News':Covid-19 Reinfection Unlikely For 6 Months,Says Study

Additionally, the opposite also proved true healthcare workers who did not have antibodies against COVID-19 were more likely to develop the infection. The healthcare workers were tested for antibodi...

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Oxford scientists expect trials data by Christmas

Oxford scientists expect trials data by Christmas

The ongoing phase 3 trial is assessing the vaccine for its effectiveness, or in other words, whether it can protect people from COVID-19. "The next step will be to see if this translates into protec...

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New Trump Medicare drug-price rules denounced as political revenge by industry

New Trump Medicare drug-price rules denounced as political revenge by industry

One rule, known as "most favored nation ", would require Medicare to tie the prices it pays for drugs to those paid by other wealthy countries. The Trump administration says the rule could potentiall...

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Downing Street to set out plans to relax Covid rules for Christmas

Downing Street to set out plans to relax Covid rules for Christmas

However, central to the plans is a major easing of restrictions in the last week of December. But that has prompted a backlash from some scientists who warned it could worsen the coronavirus epide...

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Infectiousness peaks in first five days of COVID-19 symptoms, research suggests

Infectiousness peaks in first five days of COVID-19 symptoms, research suggests

In contrast, the viral load for severe acute respiratory syndrome peaks between 10-14 days and between seven to 10 days for Middle East respiratory syndrome, both of which have genetic material simila...

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Governor Gavin Newsom Issues 1-Month Curfew for Counties in Purple Tier

Governor Gavin Newsom Issues 1-Month Curfew for Counties in Purple Tier

He said the idea is to cut off activities and gatherings of people that can promote virus spread. California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a "limited stay-at-home order " banning non-essential w...

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Pak-based Jaish trying to target J&K polls: PM

Pak-based Jaish trying to target J&K polls: PM

PTISecurity personnel inspect the site of encounter at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu , Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. One Special Operations Group soldier was injured in the encounter and was shift...

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Moderna vaccine 'stable' at 2-8 degrees C for 30 days

Moderna vaccine 'stable' at 2-8 degrees C for 30 days

Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines use the messenger RNA platform, Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca in partnership with Oxford University are on the live vector path while Novavax and Sanofi/ GlaxoSmit...

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Mayo Clinic Staff Members Tested Positive Within 2 Weeks

Mayo Clinic Staff Members Tested Positive Within 2 Weeks

The state's hospitals are under extreme pressure due to the surge of COVID-19 cases. The dean of clinical practices at multi-state hospitals system announced that over the last two weeks, more than ...

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DR Congo announces end to its 11th deadly Ebola outbreak

DR Congo announces end to its 11th deadly Ebola outbreak

Health Minister Eteni Longondo made the announcement on Wednesday, almost 50 days after the last recorded case in the country. According to UNICEF , Ebola is transmitted from sick or dead people ...

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COVID-19 pandemic now far worse than first wave peak: Tam

COVID-19 pandemic now far worse than first wave peak: Tam

In the coming week and a half, short-term growth of case numbers and deaths is expected, hitting 378,600 patients and 12,120 total fatalities among our population of more than 37.5 million people by D...

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Ontario hospitals now have 146 COVID-19 patients in intensive care

Ontario hospitals now have 146 COVID-19 patients in intensive care

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott and provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health David Williams are also copied on the letter. The province says 103 of its 626 long-term care homes are exper...

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Early results indicate AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine is promising

Early results indicate AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine is promising

Both vaccines require two doses. They had their immune responses assessed on the day of the vaccination, then several more times over the coming weeks. He told the British Broadcasting Corporati...

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Danish study finds face masks provide limited protection to wearer

Danish study finds face masks provide limited protection to wearer

The World Health Organization (WHO) has several times revealed that the usage of face masks and maintaining social distancing are the best ways to stay protected from coronavirus infection. Accordin...

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Colorado's Revised COVID-19 Dial Adds Level Purple & New Restrictions

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released an updated COVID-19 status dial Tuesday, Nov. 17. He also noted that more people are hospitalized in Colorado today than at any point ...

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Coronavirus immunity could last for years, according to new study

Coronavirus immunity could last for years, according to new study

The most cited confirmation came from a July-based King's College Study which found that patients who suffered from COVID experienced a drop in antibody count after 3-4 months time . Nearly all of th...

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PA health secretary institutes new COVID restrictions, but no enforcement mechanisms

PA health secretary institutes new COVID restrictions, but no enforcement mechanisms

If people are outdoors and can not be socially distant from someone who does not live in their home, they should wear a mask. Bradley Strauss, test site director, scanned a table among students taki...

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Coronavirus: Can COVID-19 immunity last beyond six months for patients?

Coronavirus: Can COVID-19 immunity last beyond six months for patients?

Researchers also found that viral loads appear to be similar among COVID-19 patients with and without symptoms. "Our findings suggest that, although patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection might have pro...

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`Don`t be embarrassing`: Czech President asks Donald Trump to step down

`Don`t be embarrassing`: Czech President asks Donald Trump to step down

Still, some in his party considering the election settled didn't stop Trump on Thursday from coming out with a new round of false claims of voter fraud in key states. But even one of the MI lawmakers ...

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'Miracle': Hospital consultant gives birth to twins while in coma

'Miracle': Hospital consultant gives birth to twins while in coma

An employee at Birmingham City Hospital, she was put on a ventilator in her own workplace as her health began to decline. She was admitted to hospital in Birmingham UK. "I thought they were saying a...

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South Dakota Among Top States for Early Diagnosis, Lung Cancer Screening Rates

South Dakota Among Top States for Early Diagnosis, Lung Cancer Screening Rates

Survival rate: While lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths, the lung cancer survival rate - the percentage of people alive five years after a lung cancer diagnosis - has increased ...

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