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Two Covid-19 genomic variations increase mortality risk by 5-fold

Two Covid-19 genomic variations increase mortality risk by 5-fold

While most mutations are neutral, they said others can be advantageous or detrimental to the virus, adding that both can become more common as they get passed down to descendant viruses. The true orig...

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COVID-19: One new death, 197 new cases on Saturday

To date, 334,051 COVID-19 tests have been processed in Saskatchewan. The province also reported 197 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to date in Saskatchewan to 7,888. There are now 106 peop...

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Alberta adds 1227 COVID-19 cases; peace officers to enforce new restrictions

Alberta adds 1227 COVID-19 cases; peace officers to enforce new restrictions

Fines could range from $1000 to $100,000. At the same time, restaurants and retailers can remain open so long as there is a maximum of six people from the same immediate household at a table and store...

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United States starts first air shipment of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

United States starts first air shipment of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer has final vaccine assembly centers in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and in Purrs, Belgium, and runs distribution storage sites in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and Karlsruhe, Germany, the paper said. To ensur...

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AstraZeneca to hold more vaccine trials

AstraZeneca to hold more vaccine trials

According to a former health adviser, the United Kingdom government could face "tough decisions" regarding the Oxford COVID vaccine. The UK government, which has pre-ordered 100mln doses of the vacc...

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Malaysia secures 12.8 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, delivery from first quarter

Malaysia secures 12.8 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, delivery from first quarter

Malaysia signed an agreement with Pfizer Inc.to obtain its Covid-19 vaccine for 20% of the population, or about 6.4 million people, according to the nation's Science, Technology and Innovation Ministe...

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Lungs take 3 months to recover well after Covid recovery, Study

Lungs take 3 months to recover well after Covid recovery, Study

According to state data, there have been 282,792 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Missouri and 3,776 deaths. The state also has an alarming positive rate of 20 percent and doubling cases of cor...

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Quebec reports over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths

Quebec reports over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths

The percentage of COVID-19 cases in Quebec among people over the age of 70 is increasing, but the number is significantly below what was reported during the peak of the pandemic's first wave. Family m...

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Los Angeles issues stay-home order as coronavirus surges

Los Angeles issues stay-home order as coronavirus surges

Almost 388,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed across Los Angeles County to date, including more than 7,600 deaths, with 10% of all diagnostic tests coming back positive - twice the rate considered...

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No need for vaccines, Covid effectively over: Ex-Pfizer VP

No need for vaccines, Covid effectively over: Ex-Pfizer VP

To ensure the vaccines are delivered safely, the airline will be carrying five times of the generally allowed dry ice aboard, since Pfizer's mRNA-based vaccine needs to be stored in as cold of an envi...

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ODH reports 3 deaths, 37 cases of COVID-19

ODH reports 3 deaths, 37 cases of COVID-19

Locally, the Lehigh Valley saw nearly 1,000 new cases of its own in the two-day period that includes the holiday. In southeastern Minnesota, Goodhue County reported one new death, someone between ...

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Ohio State’s Day tests positive, won’t coach vs

Ohio State’s Day tests positive, won’t coach vs

Ohio State won 49-27, but it was an unsettling day for coach Ryan Day and his defense. Ohio State announced on Friday that football head coach Ryan Day has tested positive for COVID-19. Ohio State r...

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Trudeau expects most Canadians could be vaccinated by September 2021

Trudeau expects most Canadians could be vaccinated by September 2021

Trudeau announced Friday that Maj. The U.S. tapped a former four star general, Gen. Gustave Perna, in May to lead Operation Warp Speed - a project to develop a vaccine, manufacture it in large quant...

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NI hospitals record highest weekly virus-related deaths

As of 2pm today, 246 Covid-19 patients were hospitalised, of which 35 are in ICU. Counties Donegal and Louth have the highest infection rates in the State. In Cavan - Less than 5 new cases with an...

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pushes for independence referendum next year

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pushes for independence referendum next year

Speaking at her party's annual political conference, the head of Scotland's devolved government and the leader of the pro-independence SNP will tell supporters that the prospect of a break between S...

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100,000 SoCal Edison customers may lose power amid fire risk

100,000 SoCal Edison customers may lose power amid fire risk

The shutoff of power is created to reduce the risk of fires caused by electrical equipment when strong winds are forecast. The Thanksgiving wind event is expected to be cold and those impacted will ...

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European Union drugs watchdog expects first application for COVID-19 vaccine in days

European Union drugs watchdog expects first application for COVID-19 vaccine in days

But the World Health Organisation has warned that countries are ill-prepared for a massive roll-out of vaccines following a continent-wide survey that looked at key areas like vaccine regulations, lo...

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Delay likely for Canada's COVID-19 vaccine without domestic production, Trudeau says

The first COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for use in Canada within two weeks, Health Canada's chief medical adviser said Thursday. Bernstein said the vaccine task force, which has made all the re...

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B.C. adds 887 cases, 13 deaths

B.C. adds 887 cases, 13 deaths

There have now been 29,973 cases in B.C. and 1,491 in Interior Health. The corrected numbers show that the record number of cases of 941 announced on November 24 was incorrect. Of the record 294 peo...

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Pandemic or not, people must stay active

Pandemic or not, people must stay active

She also advised people to monitor their daily physical activity , as it can lead to motivation and can also give people a feeling of achievement. Dr Fiona Bull, Head of the Physical Activity Uni...

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Flavanol-Rich Cocoa Drinks Could Improve Brain and Cognitive Function, Finds Study

Flavanol-Rich Cocoa Drinks Could Improve Brain and Cognitive Function, Finds Study

Cocoa flavanol showed positive effects on cognitive function. "We can link this with our results on improved blood oxygenation". In a 2017 meta-analysis (a study of studies) of the scientific li...

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AstraZeneca CEO says new global trial on COVID-19 vaccine likely

AstraZeneca CEO says new global trial on COVID-19 vaccine likely

He said he expected that to be another "international study but this one could be faster because we know the efficacy is high, so we need a smaller number of patients". The Oxford-Astrazeneca results ...

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Holiday Health Advice Delivered By Ontario Government

Holiday Health Advice Delivered By Ontario Government

The government says the initiative will make it easier to track and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools and inform public health decisions to manage outbreaks. Premier Doug Ford is asking the pu...

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Supreme Court's conservatives lift COVID restrictions on NY houses of worship

Supreme Court's conservatives lift COVID restrictions on NY houses of worship

This was the first opportunity for President Donald Trump's two newest appointments, Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett , to cast decisive votes when, clearly, had Justice Ruth Bader Gi...

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Marshall County Announces 7 New COVID-Related Deaths

Marshall County Announces 7 New COVID-Related Deaths

Dimyana Abdelmalek said in her letter to the community this week. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that there were 6,759 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the statewide tot...

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Vegetarians may be at higher risk to suffer bone fractures, study suggests

Vegetarians may be at higher risk to suffer bone fractures, study suggests

The team analyzed data collected from around 55,000 individuals from the United Kingdom, recruited between 1993 and 2001. A new study has found that vegans are more likely to break bones than ...

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Moe 'quite troubled' by Trudeau's comments about vaccines

Moe 'quite troubled' by Trudeau's comments about vaccines

Because Canada won't be receiving these vaccines earlier, Moe said, there are now questions about the contracts. Canada is at a "disadvantage" because unlike countries such as Germany, Britain and t...

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Pfizer distances itself from Covid-19-linked

Pfizer distances itself from Covid-19-linked "vaccine tourism" advertisement

Mexico said Tuesday that it aims to start coronavirus vaccinations next month in the Latin American country, which has one of the world's highest Covid-19 death tolls. "Pfizer will make available al...

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Friday marks second straight day of record daily cases of COVID-19

We've got to do so much better". Let's make sure that we work hard to protect one another, make sure our most vulnerable are there to get the vaccine. Kentucky has administered more than 2.5 million C...

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Ontario's COVID-19 response hampered by 'delays and confusion': AG

Ontario's COVID-19 response hampered by 'delays and confusion': AG

The Auditor General's report identifies a number of systemic problems with both the planning and management of Ontario's response to the pandemic. She said that the pushback by the government was "une...

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Joe Biden promises 'diplomacy first' after Trump era

Joe Biden promises 'diplomacy first' after Trump era

It was a reflection, the Biden transition said, of the incoming president's commitment to addressing climate change as an urgent national security priority. Who else has been named so far? . Speak...

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TikTok offers feature to avoid seizure triggers

TikTok offers feature to avoid seizure triggers

TikTok has revealed its plans to roll out a new feature that will help users who have epilepsy avoid potentially unsafe photosensitive content. The feature kicks in when you come across a photosensi...

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NL, PEI impose new travel rules, bursting Atlantic bubble

NL, PEI impose new travel rules, bursting Atlantic bubble

Non-essential travel is also halted between Blanc Sablon and Labrador. Premier Higgs said the changes announced in PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador do not impact New Brunswickers returning home who...

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Drinking cocoa can make you smarter

Drinking cocoa can make you smarter

The most benefits were seen in women, those who suffer from chronic sleep deprivation, and the elderly . We have known for many years that flavanols from cocoa (in particular) can improve vascular ...

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Scientists warn of third wave risk over Christmas bubble plan

Scientists warn of third wave risk over Christmas bubble plan

The Government will set out which areas in England will go into which tier on Thursday (26 November), but the Prime Minister has already warned that many areas are likely to be moved into a higher tie...

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