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Almost 1600 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

With an additional person in Ottawa passing away, the death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 367 residents. Seven of the recent deaths involve residents of long-term care homes. There were 140 COVID...

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Kelly Loeffler has negative COVID-19 test two days after positive

Kelly Loeffler has negative COVID-19 test two days after positive

Loeffler, however, has worn masks while greeting attendees. The campaign says Loeffler will await another negative test before coming out of isolation out of an abundance of caution. District Judge ...

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Province blames tech issue for dip in new COVID-19 cases

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should get tested at an assessment centre. "This kit in my hands is one of 1.2 million Panbio tests and 98,000 IDNOW rapid test that we received through the federa...

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COVID-19: Oxford University Vaccine ‘Encouraging’ for Older Age Groups

COVID-19: Oxford University Vaccine ‘Encouraging’ for Older Age Groups

Earlier on Thursday, he said he expected Phase III data to be released by Christmas . The Oxford Covid-19 vaccine has collaborated with Indian drug maker-Serum Institute of India (SII) for which ph...

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Pfizer vaccine: requesting emergency leave in the US

Pfizer vaccine: requesting emergency leave in the US

Chief Executive Alberta Bourla had confirmed the application by posting a video in the company's official website, US Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar said in an interview with CBS, "If th...

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Coronavirus vaccine first available in March, but won't be mandatory

Coronavirus vaccine first available in March, but won't be mandatory

Mr Poonawalla, whose father founded the vaccine manufacturer, said he expected that some 90 per cent of Serum Institute's doses were to be sold to the Indian government at around 250 rupees (S$4.60)...

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San Diego County reports record 1,546 new COVID-19 cases

San Diego County reports record 1,546 new COVID-19 cases

There were now 16,014 active cases in Montana, and there has been a cumulative total of 57,613 cases, MTN reports. Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have o...

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941 cases of COVID-19 in B.C., 29 in Northern Health

941 cases of COVID-19 in B.C., 29 in Northern Health

A record number of COVID-19 cases were confirmed by the province on Tuesday, with 941 added to B.C.'s total. Provincially 284 people are hospitalized, 61 of whom are in critical care. "As we have se...

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LA County suspends outdoor dining at restaurants as coronavirus surges

LA County suspends outdoor dining at restaurants as coronavirus surges

With a temporary shutdown of outdoor dining set to go into effect at 10 p.m. on Wednesday in Los Angeles County , business people, county officials, and industry groups are part of a growing chorus a...

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AstraZeneca Says New Vaccine 90% Effective : Coronavirus Updates

AstraZeneca Says New Vaccine 90% Effective : Coronavirus Updates

The Indian government is in talks with developers and manufacturers of all potential Covid-19 vaccine candidates for procurement of their product. The results show that we have an effective vaccin...

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Ford snaps up freezers to store COVID-19 vaccine for autoworkers

Ford snaps up freezers to store COVID-19 vaccine for autoworkers

In the western city of Pune, Cyrus Poonawalla, founder of the Serum Institute of India (SII), which is testing and manufacturing the candidate under license, said the vaccine would be available in...

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3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper

Moscow's Gamaleya Research Institute, which serves under the Russian health ministry, said in a release that worldwide markets will be able to purchase the serum for $10 per dose, with patients requir...

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AstraZeneca Covid-19 shot candidate shows promise among elderly in trials

AstraZeneca Covid-19 shot candidate shows promise among elderly in trials

The next step will be to see if this translates into protection from the disease itself'. During the Phase 2 trial the vaccine has been evaluated in 560 healthy adult volunteers aged between 18-55 y...

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Now "real hope" to end COVID-19 with vaccines: WHO chief_china

The State Task Force on COVID-19 recently met and reviewed preparations made for vaccine storage and delivery, he said. An untested COVID-19 vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Grou...

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shows promise with the elderly

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shows promise with the elderly

The study involved 560 adults, including 240 over the age of 70, as per a Bloomberg report . "We were pleased to see that our vaccine was not only well tolerated in older adults, but also stimulate...

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Mkhize concerned over rise in latest COVID-19 infection figures

Mkhize concerned over rise in latest COVID-19 infection figures

Researchers said that staff with antibodies were also less likely to test positive for COVID-19 without symptoms, with 76 without antibodies testing positive, compared to only three with antibodies....

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa sees 40 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ottawa sees 40 new COVID-19 cases

From Monday until Friday, the province logged numbers below the 1,500 mark, but this is 17th straight day in which Ontario has reported case counts in the quadruple digits. Updates from the Ottawa COV...

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Oxford scientists expect Covid-19 vaccine data by Christmas

Oxford scientists expect Covid-19 vaccine data by Christmas

The two companies concluded the Phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate and announced that it met "all of the study's primary efficacy endpoints" and had a vaccine efficacy rate of 95 percen...

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1933 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend in B.C.

1933 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend in B.C.

Of those cases, 7,360 are considered active, including 277 people who are in hospital for treatment, 59 of whom require critical care. Of the total cases, 7,360 are active. Fifty-four are located at...

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Leitrim the only county to record no new cases

Leitrim the only county to record no new cases

Some 127 cases are in Dublin, 46 in Cork, 26 in Louth , 22 in Donegal, 20 in Limerick and the remaining 103 cases are spread across 20 other counties. At a press conference this evening, the Chief Me...

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Uptick in air travelers reported despite CDC advising against Thanksgiving travel

Uptick in air travelers reported despite CDC advising against Thanksgiving travel

Despite a record number of new Covid cases and the Centers for Disease Control recommending against traveling for Thanksgiving , Friday was the second busiest day at United States airports sinc...

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BC health officials announce 1,933 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

BC health officials announce 1,933 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

A record 277 people are now hospitalized because of the coronavirus, with 59 in critical care. And with almost 1,000 active cases in long-term care, Henry said it is a very "sobering thought" knowing ...

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AstraZeneca COVID vaccine up to 90% effective, data shows

AstraZeneca COVID vaccine up to 90% effective, data shows

Pulendran. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has greeted the news with enthusiasm., tweeting: "Incredibly exciting news the Oxford vaccine has proved so effective in trials". "We will continu...

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COVID-19 Reinfection 'Highly Unlikely' For At Least Six Months

COVID-19 Reinfection 'Highly Unlikely' For At Least Six Months

The new study's team also learned that people with COVID-19 who don't show symptoms may clear the virus from their bodies faster than people who do experience symptoms. "This has been a black cl...

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Oxford COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective, Especially in Older Adults

Oxford COVID Vaccine Safe, Effective, Especially in Older Adults

Older adults have been shown to be at higher risk from COVID-19 and should be considered to be a priority for immunisation should any effective vaccine be developed for the disease. During the Phase...

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SPARC Celebrates Universal Children’s Day 2020

SPARC Celebrates Universal Children’s Day 2020

Since 1990, World Children's Day marks the anniversary of the date when the UN General Assembly adopted a Declaration and Convention on children's rights . Among the monuments that will turn blue a...

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COVID-19 in Sask

COVID-19 in Sask

In a release, the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) says officials from the Saskatchewan Health Authority informed them of a positive COVID-19 case in an individual at each of Bethlehem Cathol...

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Covid Vaccine Could Reach First US By Mid-December: Top Health Official

Covid Vaccine Could Reach First US By Mid-December: Top Health Official

Slaoui said he and his family would be "happy" to receive the treatment. "That is likely to happen somewhere in the month of May, or something like that, based on our plans". Last week, however, Fauci...

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New study suggests coronavirus immunity could last more than 6 months

New study suggests coronavirus immunity could last more than 6 months

A study published Friday by Oxford University ensures that people infected with coronavirus have little chance of returning to the disease in at least six months. Researchers said staff with an...

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U.S. approves Regeneron antibody treatment given to Trump

U.S. approves Regeneron antibody treatment given to Trump

Both Regeneron's drug and another approved treatment, made by Eli Lilly, are synthetic versions of human antibodies that mimic the immune system's ability to fight off harmful pathogens. These will ...

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AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is 70% effective on average, data show

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is 70% effective on average, data show

The vaccine, developed with the University of Oxford , showed an average efficacy of 70% in preventing the coronavirus , according to the company. The vaccine also appears to protect against hospi...

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Government Says US Expects to Start COVID Vaccinations by Dec 11

Government Says US Expects to Start COVID Vaccinations by Dec 11

The statement comes shortly after U.S. pharmaceutical company Moderna announced that it would charge countries that want to buy its candidate vaccine against COVID-19 between $25 and $37 per dose. T...

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Adar Poonawalla 'delighted' over Oxford-AstraZeneca-Serum vaccine's efficacy

Adar Poonawalla 'delighted' over Oxford-AstraZeneca-Serum vaccine's efficacy

Screen grab taken from video issued by Britain's Oxford University, showing a person being injected as part of the first human trials in the United Kingdom to test a potential coronavirus vaccine. O...

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Oxford covid vaccine: United Kingdom plans to start vaccinations next month

Oxford covid vaccine: United Kingdom plans to start vaccinations next month

Professor Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, said: 'These findings show that we have an effective vaccine that will save many lives. The data comes after U.S. rivals published inter...

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Oxford vaccine is 70.4% effective against Covid-19, data shows

Oxford vaccine is 70.4% effective against Covid-19, data shows

But rival drugmakers Pfizer Inc, BioNTech and Moderna Inc have in the past 10 days edged ahead, releasing data from late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trials that shows more than 90% efficacy. Moderna anno...

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