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As U.S. shortens quarantine, questions swirl around Canada's 14-day rule

Researchers came to this conclusion after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed blood donations collected by the American Red Cross from residents in 9 states. More than 10,000 tr...

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California governor announces new plans to implement restrictions against COVID-19

California governor announces new plans to implement restrictions against COVID-19

The order goes into effect when a region's hospital capacity falls below 15%. The order also bars gatherings of people outside of immediate households with some exceptions and requires travelers arr...

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Britain okays vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

Britain okays vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

The first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive in the state next week, according to the department. The U.K. moved ahead of the US and the European Union to designate the va...

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Packaging for vaccine could delay nursing home rollout

Packaging for vaccine could delay nursing home rollout

A final review of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is due to be completed by The European Medicines Agency on December 29 at the latest. Though the United Kingdom government announced yesterday that it w...

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COVID-19 Deaths and Hospitalizations Set Records In New Single-Worst Day

COVID-19 Deaths and Hospitalizations Set Records In New Single-Worst Day

The number of new asymptomatic cases , which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to six from three a day earlier. More than 100,000 Americans are in the hospital with COVID-19, at the ...

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United Nations drug agency loosens global controls on cannabis, following World Health Organization advice

United Nations drug agency loosens global controls on cannabis, following World Health Organization advice

The convention states that a party to it will take "any special measures of control which in its opinion are necessary having regard to the particularly risky properties" of a drug listed in Schedule ...

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Covid-19: US Hits Record Number of Cases and Hospitalisations

Hospitals are filling up with COVID-19 patients, reducing care for people needing treatment for other ailments. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned on Wednesday the city was nearing "a devastatin...

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US Covid-19 deaths top 270,000: Johns Hopkins University

US Covid-19 deaths top 270,000: Johns Hopkins University

Quarantine is for someone who has a known close contact with a positive case, while isolation is for someone who actually is a positive case. "The guidance is being changed at a federal level to encou...

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Coronavirus in Quebec: 1,177 new infections, 28 more deaths

Coronavirus in Quebec: 1,177 new infections, 28 more deaths

Of them, 12,740 are active. Authorities in Manitoba are reporting 365 new COVID-19 cases today and 11 new deaths - nearly all of which were linked to outbreaks in care homes. A total of 7,084 people...

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UK Clears Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for First Shots Next Week

UK Clears Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for First Shots Next Week

In an update to the nation today, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country had secured four different vaccine candidates, all of which were showing promising signs of safety. Overall, people wil...

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CDC Says Quarantining for 14 Days Is No Longer a Must

CDC Says Quarantining for 14 Days Is No Longer a Must

Officials said the shorter time period is meant to encourage more people to quarantine. Anyone who is now under Moffat County Public Health Quarantine Order is still subject to those orders and time...

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United Kingdom first country to roll out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

United Kingdom first country to roll out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

The British government effectively worked around the EU to get the vaccine out sooner: The authorization from the British government followed a recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare product...

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Front-Line Responders Get Free Coffee from Starbucks in December

Front-Line Responders Get Free Coffee from Starbucks in December

On Tuesday, the coffee giant announced that from December 1 through December 31 they will be giving away free cups of coffee to healthcare workers and first responders who have been working amid the...

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Nine COVID-19 Cases in Mason County Wednesday

Nine COVID-19 Cases in Mason County Wednesday

Interior and then returned with several players infected with COVID-19, which spread widely, has earned a rare rebuke from British Columbia's Public Health Officer. She said a "number" of the team cam...

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US Surpasses 100,000 Coronavirus Hospitalizations : Coronavirus Updates

US Surpasses 100,000 Coronavirus Hospitalizations : Coronavirus Updates

The first officially documented case of COVID-19 in the U.S. was reported on January 19, a person who had returned to the U.S. after traveling from China . University of Washington epidemiologist T...

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How the United Kingdom will rollout the coronavirus vaccine

How the United Kingdom will rollout the coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer says it has developed shipping containers that use dry ice to keep the vaccine cool. Two doses three weeks apart are required for protection. "But, it is realistic to hope that by March or A...

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Premier Jason Kenney to update Alberta with latest on COVID-19 pandemic

Premier Jason Kenney to update Alberta with latest on COVID-19 pandemic

With the virus now spreading faster in the province than at any other time during the pandemic, Kenney continues to resist the more restrictive measures that have become more common in other parts of ...

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Cuyahoga County Jail reports coronavirus surge among inmates

Cuyahoga County Jail reports coronavirus surge among inmates

Inmates in the unit who tested positive have been isolated; those who tested negative have been quarantined. "The inmate who tested positive is now isolated and will be monitored closely and treated...

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Photo of Texas doctor comforting elderly virus patient goes viral

Photo of Texas doctor comforting elderly virus patient goes viral

Joseph Varon , head of the intensive care unit at the United Memorial. " After a while he got better and stopped ", added Dr Varon who felt at that moment " sorry for him " and " very sad, like hi...

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Island Health COVID-19 cases fluctuate back to near record high

Island Health COVID-19 cases fluctuate back to near record high

It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, and surpassed 90 lakh on November 20. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recove...

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COVID-19 may in U.S. in mid-December 2019, says CDC study

COVID-19 may in U.S. in mid-December 2019, says CDC study

COVID-19 infections were present in the United States as early as mid-December 2019, weeks before it was first identified in China and about a month earlier than the first case was officially confirme...

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Farmers' Protest | Dont do dirty politics: Arvind Kejriwal to Amrinder Singh

Farmers' Protest | Dont do dirty politics: Arvind Kejriwal to Amrinder Singh

The protest against the new farm laws is set to continue as talks between three Union ministers and farmer groups ended in a stalemate on Tuesday after they rejected the government's suggestion of a n...

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'IT'S FANTASTIC': In world first, United Kingdom approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

'IT'S FANTASTIC': In world first, United Kingdom approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is still at Pfizer's production site in Puurs, Belgium. Some 60-70 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine could be available per month beginning in January and most Americans will have acce...

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United States health agency shortens quarantine recommendations following coronavirus exposure

United States health agency shortens quarantine recommendations following coronavirus exposure

According to the World Health Organization (WHO ), the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China, reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province only on December 31, 2019, followi...

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Photo of Texas doctor comforting elderly Covid patient goes viral

Photo of Texas doctor comforting elderly Covid patient goes viral

Varon has worked 256 days straight with COVID-19 patients, according to WFAA . "So I hugged him", explained the doctor, saying he did not realize that he was photographed. Varon also had a message ...

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Covid-19: Pfizer Vaccine Ready for Use Next Week in UK

Covid-19: Pfizer Vaccine Ready for Use Next Week in UK

But the EMA's approval is sure to take longer: The agency estimated it will approve the first vaccine "within weeks" by issuing a conditional marketing authorization - a more long-lasting type of appr...

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Pfizer's first coronavirus vaccine doses to arrive in United Kingdom in 'coming days'

Pfizer's first coronavirus vaccine doses to arrive in United Kingdom in 'coming days'

The committee's recommendation is focused only on who should receive the first doses of vaccine once a shot is authorized by the FDA, and doesn't represent a recommendation that people should get va...

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California attacker killed by victim's mother, sister

California attacker killed by victim's mother, sister

South Pasadena police responded to a report of domestic violence in progress in the 500 block of Five Oaks Drive around 10 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department . During the ...

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Singapore Doctors Studying Impact Of Covid-19 On Unborn Babies

Singapore Doctors Studying Impact Of Covid-19 On Unborn Babies

According to the CDC , pregnant people are at higher risk of contracting a severe illness from COVID-19 compared to others who are not pregnant. "My doctor suspects I have transferred my COVID-19 a...

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'COVID-19 has impacted severely on people on HIV treatment'

'COVID-19 has impacted severely on people on HIV treatment'

In a new report, Prevailing against pandemics by putting people at the centre , UNAIDS wants countries to make far greater investments in global pandemic responses and to adopt a new set of HIV t...

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Retailers ask Ontario government to lift COVID restrictions

Retailers ask Ontario government to lift COVID restrictions

The letter was addressed to Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the province's Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Christine Elliott. It argues that the lockdowns in Toronto and Peel Region haven't reduc...

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Welsh Government confirms new coronavirus rules

Welsh Government confirms new coronavirus rules

Outdoor attractions and entertainment venues will be permitted to stay open. She said: "Evenings are the key trading period for pubs and enjoying a beer, with or without a meal, is one of life's sim...

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World Health Organization warns malaria fight flat-lining

World Health Organization warns malaria fight flat-lining

In 2019, the disease claimed about 409,000 lives, compared to 411,000 in 2018. In its World Malaria Report 2020, the WHO said progress against the mosquito-borne disease was plateauing, particular...

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Cancer Nurse Suspended After Posting TikTok Video About Not Wearing Mask

Cancer Nurse Suspended After Posting TikTok Video About Not Wearing Mask

The original video showed the nurse in her scrubs sitting in what appears to be a break room. A caption overlaid on her video reads: "When my co-workers find out I still travel, don't wear a mask wh...

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Two further Covid-19 deaths recorded, 299 new cases

Two further Covid-19 deaths recorded, 299 new cases

As of midnight Thursday 26th November, the HPSC has been notified of 206 confirmed cases of Covid-19. New coronavirus cases per 100,00 people over the past two weeks. The COVID-19 Dashboard provid...

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