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"UK Marks A Historic Moment In Fight Against Covid-19": Pfizer CEO

After opening with mild gains, shares of Pfizer traded nearly flat till 1230 hours but saw a sudden spike after the reports of the vaccine. The U.K.'s Secretary of State for Health & Social Care Mat...

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Health workers, nursing home residents should get vaccines first: U.S. panel

Health workers, nursing home residents should get vaccines first: U.S. panel

Gen. Gus Perna, chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed, said in a November 23 news briefing that he was planning for at least 6.4 million vaccine doses to go to states in the first push...

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Trump inciting election violence — Georgia official

Trump inciting election violence — Georgia official

During a routine news conference at the state Capitol to provide an update on the recount of the presidential race requested by Trump, Sterling admonished the president. Mr Sterling also cited threats...

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Photo shows Texas doc hugging elderly COVID-19 patient on Thanksgiving

Photo shows Texas doc hugging elderly COVID-19 patient on Thanksgiving

Joseph Varon hugging his patient in the ICU at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston over the holiday. The photo was taken Thursday, November 26, the family Thanksgiving Day in the United St...

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UK Covid-19 situation ‘back under control’ after 2nd lockdown

UK Covid-19 situation ‘back under control’ after 2nd lockdown

Hancock said that the lockdown , which is the second of its kind since the COVID-19 outbreak in the country and due to end on December 2, brought coronavirus under control in England. "At the outse...

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Infections ‘fell by half’ in worst-hit regions during second lockdown

Infections ‘fell by half’ in worst-hit regions during second lockdown

While gains have been made to bring down infections, prevalence of the disease remains high with around 1 in 100 people testing positive compared to 1 in 80 between 16 October and 2 November. Schools ...

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ICU doctor embraces coronavirus patient in viral photo

ICU doctor embraces coronavirus patient in viral photo

Health care workers administer Covid-19 tests at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky on November 13. Dr Varon told local channel KHOU that with many patients "a gentle touch, just ...

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Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller receives SEC football honor

Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller receives SEC football honor

Fuller, who was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week , was added to the football roster with the team low on kickers due to COVID-19 issues. The Commodores (0-8) were shut out 41-0 and did not ...

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US Covid Cases Found as Early as December 2019, Says Study

US Covid Cases Found as Early as December 2019, Says Study

The CDC previously analyzed seroprevalence - the presence of a virus in a population based on blood samples - in 10 different cities and states last spring and found the actual numbers of people inf...

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19 test positive for COVID-19 at Toronto's Thorncliffe Park Public School

19 test positive for COVID-19 at Toronto's Thorncliffe Park Public School

That age group leads the province in COVID-19 infections with a cumulative case count of 43,126. The 1,707 new infections represent a slight decrease over Monday's total when 1,746 cases were logged...

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COVID-19: UK Prime Minister Boris appoints vaccine minister

COVID-19: UK Prime Minister Boris appoints vaccine minister

The UK government has ordered 100 million doses of the jab. Hospitals in England have been told they could receive the first doses of the Pfizer shot as early as the week of December 7 if it receive...

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Ramaphosa: We need to work harder on HIV prevention among key populations

Ramaphosa: We need to work harder on HIV prevention among key populations

Moeti said globally, there are 38 million people living with HIV and 67 percent of them are living in the WHO African Region. This year's theme is "Global solidarity, shared responsibility", which e...

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WHO chief: Mexico in 'bad shape' with coronavirus pandemic

WHO chief: Mexico in 'bad shape' with coronavirus pandemic

But "long-term success in reaching a malaria-free world within a generation is far from assured", it said. As of last Friday, Mexico reported a record daily increase in the number of coronavirus cas...

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Moderna asks US, Europe for emergency approval of vaccine

Moderna asks US, Europe for emergency approval of vaccine

The company, which is using mRNA technology that involves injecting genetic instructions to human cells for creating proteins to fight the virus, said that the primary analysis on 196 cases, reveale...

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Bird flu outbreak confirmed at farm in North Yorkshire

Bird flu outbreak confirmed at farm in North Yorkshire

Immediate steps have been taken to limit the risk of the disease spreading and all the remaining turkeys at the farm will be culled. The H5N8 subtype of avian influenza has been responsible for outb...

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Metro Vancouver church fined $2300 for violating BC's COVID-19 orders

Metro Vancouver church fined $2300 for violating BC's COVID-19 orders

A total of 2,354 cases from over the weekend were added to the province's total to date, which includes 277 historical cases that were previously missed because of a data reporting error in the Fraser...

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Easing COVID-19's impact on people living with HIV

Easing COVID-19's impact on people living with HIV

This is a crucial group because they are much more likely to be at risk of getting HIV. "His appointment was during the lockdown and because he couldn't access transport, we ended up losing him". Th...

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Protecting our mental health

Protecting our mental health

Our own survey has shown there is powerful support from the public for a kinder approach. "Kindness can play an essential role in reducing the social, economic and mental health consequences of the cr...

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California counties enact tighter COVID-19 restrictions

California counties enact tighter COVID-19 restrictions

Various businesses will have new occupancy limits, such as essential retail at 35% maximum capacity, non-essential retail at 20%, personal care services at 20% and fitness centers operating outdoors...

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Coronavirus vaccine: Moderna drug shows 100% efficacy against severe infections

Coronavirus vaccine: Moderna drug shows 100% efficacy against severe infections

Moderna's latest efficacy result is slightly lower than an interim analysis released on November 16 of 94.5% effectiveness, a difference that Zaks said is not statistically significant. Moderna didn...

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Australia records first coronavirus death in over a month

Australia records first coronavirus death in over a month

The Department of Health and Human Services reported that she was a previously-cleared case who died from complications relating to her original diagnosis. It means businesses with fewer than 40 staff...

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Fauci warns of ‘surge upon surge’ of COVID-19 in coming weeks

Fauci , director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said it was "not too late" for people traveling home after Thanksgiving to help curb the virus by wearing masks, stayin...

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Marshall County Reports 30 More COVID-19 Cases

Marshall County Reports 30 More COVID-19 Cases

Oregon's 897th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on November 11 and died November 24 at Ashland Community Hospital. There were 76 new deaths reported for a...

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England reveals new regional COVID tiers in fight against coronavirus

England reveals new regional COVID tiers in fight against coronavirus

According to post-lockdown rules set out by the United Kingdom government, in Tier One, the rule of six applies indoors and outdoors, but in Tier Two there will be a ban on households mixing indoors...

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Italy reports 26,323 new coronavirus cases, 686 deaths

Italy reports 26,323 new coronavirus cases, 686 deaths

The Oklahoma State Department of Health said the new counts bring the state to a total of 195,545 case of the virus and 1,736 fatalities. The Philippines signed an agreement to buy 2.6 million dos...

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Singaporean mother gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies

Singaporean mother gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies

Celine Ng-Chan told that her son was born this month with antibodies against the virus and that her doctor suspected that she had transferred them to him during the pregnancy. Ng-Chan was infected d...

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UK secures two million more doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine

UK secures two million more doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine

Britain now got access to enough doses of Moderna's vaccine candidate for around 3.5 million people. Pfizer said deliveries were expected to begin by the end of the year, subject to the vaccine rece...

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Wuhan authorities find Covid-19 on imported frozen food

Wuhan authorities find Covid-19 on imported frozen food

Viruses, like all cells, mutate as they reproduce, meaning tiny changes occur in their DNA each time they replicate themselves, the report added. The infectious disease caused by a newly discovere...

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FT: UK regulator set to approve COVID-19 vaccine next week

FT: UK regulator set to approve COVID-19 vaccine next week

Two other drugmakers, Pfizer and Moderna, last week reported preliminary results from late-stage trials showing their Covid-19 vaccines were nearly 95 per cent effective. It also ordered 40 million do...

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COVID-19: 3 further deaths and 335 cases reported today

COVID-19: 3 further deaths and 335 cases reported today

NPHET does not reveal the actual number if between one and four cases have been detected. There have been over 970 cases confirmed in Laois since February. Across the state, there is a total of 254 ...

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Pope Francisco celebrates Mass with the new cardinals

Pope Francisco celebrates Mass with the new cardinals

The current pope has so far named 73 of the 128 voting-age cardinals, with the remaining 55 named by his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI and John Paul II. Each new cardinal removed theirs when they knel...

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution to start soon

COVID-19 vaccine distribution to start soon

Director-General of Health - Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said, as reported by RTM , that it is because the research to develop vaccines by producing countries only involves adults. Dry ice usuall...

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49ers in limbo after Santa Clara County introduces ban on contact sports

49ers in limbo after Santa Clara County introduces ban on contact sports

Santa Clara County has the highest case rate in the Bay Area, leading to the stricter rules, said Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody. The directives also have implications for other ...

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Victoria's incredible Covid-19 streak continues

Elimination of the virus is defined by epidemiologists as 28 days without new infections or mystery cases in the community. Victoria has continued its streak of no new Covid infections or deaths, wi...

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Angry Trump vows to stage rally in battleground state of Georgia

Angry Trump vows to stage rally in battleground state of Georgia

President Donald Trump gave some ground on Monday to allow Joe Biden's transition to the presidency after the ranks grew of prominent Republicans calling for Trump to end efforts to overturn his ele...

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