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Toronto and Peel Region Restrictions to Continue

Ford says he'll make an announcement on Monday at 1 p.m. on further lockdowns or restrictions in hot spots and across the province. As of Friday, there are 877 patients in hospital with COVID-19, wi...

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Moderna Shot Expected to Bolster US Vaccine Efforts

On Friday, the FDA said the Moderna vaccine should not be given to individuals with a known history of a severe allergic reactions to any components of the shot. John Hellerstedt said in a statement...

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Research: Covid-19 increases risk of development of mental disorders

Research: Covid-19 increases risk of development of mental disorders

That information comes from a large study published earlier this week. The researchers at Oxford also found a correlation between patients with preexisting psychiatric health conditions - who ...

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ICU Capacity in Southern California Has Hit 0%

ICU Capacity in Southern California Has Hit 0%

The paper puts the ICU count in LA County at more than 1,000 people, up from about 250 at the start of November; forecasts show that by the start of January, it could hover between 1,600 and 3,600. "T...

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VP Pence taking questions as he and second lady get COVID vaccine

VP Pence taking questions as he and second lady get COVID vaccine

The regulator is also requiring that appropriate medical treatments for immediate allergic reactions must be available when the shot is administered in case of an anaphylactic reaction . But the US F...

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Coronavirus: Spike in new cases across country but just 7 in Galway

Coronavirus: Spike in new cases across country but just 7 in Galway

The national average stands at 100.8. He warned the country simply can not cope with this level of infection as we head into Christmas week. Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan stated, "The vir...

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Island Health adds 1 more COVID-19 death, five new cases

Island Health adds 1 more COVID-19 death, five new cases

There are 356 individuals now hospitalized with COVID-19, 92 of whom are in intensive care. There are now 62 active cases in the Island Health region, including five people in hospital and one in cr...

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Ocasio-Cortez says ‘We need new leadership in Democratic party’

Ocasio-Cortez says ‘We need new leadership in Democratic party’

When asked whether current party leaders, 80-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and 70-year-old Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, need to go, she responded yes. Rep. Abi...

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COVID Far More Lethal Than Flu, Data Shows

COVID Far More Lethal Than Flu, Data Shows

Researchers compared the data of 89,530 patients who were hospitalized as a result of their COVID-19 infection in March and April. 2020 with the data of 45,819 patients who were admitted into hospit...

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Moderna ends frozen requirements for COVID-19 vaccine, easing logistics of shipping

Moderna ends frozen requirements for COVID-19 vaccine, easing logistics of shipping

While the FDA panel endorsed the vaccine on Thursday - just like with Pfizer - it still needs to be authorized for emergency use, and top officials are trying to get this done quickly. "This contains...

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Vaccinations To Begin At Butler Health System

The study, named Ensemble, has enrolled about 45,000 participants and is being conducted by its unit Janssen, J&J said https://www.jnj.com/our-company/johnson-johnson-announces-its-first-phase-3-covid...

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US FDA panel recommends Moderna vaccine

These carts known as cool dollies, recently acquired by logistics firm dnata, are part of a government-led plan to leverage the city-state's position as an air cargo hub and to ensure COVID-19 vaccine...

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6 week lockdown being proposed for Northern Ireland

Numbers have continued to rise despite the latest two-week circuit-break. Businesses have warned the introduction of a strict new lockdown in the North on St Stephen's Day will lead to the loss of...

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Lilly to acquire biotech firm Prevail Therapeutics for $1.04bn

Lilly to acquire biotech firm Prevail Therapeutics for $1.04bn

A non-tradable contingent value right can be worth up to an additional $4 per share and hinges on a Prevail product winning regulatory approval. Novartis' Zolgensma, a gene-therapy for spinal muscul...

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Moderna Vaccine Is Now a Step Away

Moderna Vaccine Is Now a Step Away

The FDA is in touch with Pfizer about how to handle this issue, the agency said. The FDA has been screening Moderna's product since the firm filed for permission for emergency use in November. "I ...

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Several fishermen missing, body found in Nova Scotia

Several fishermen missing, body found in Nova Scotia

Two life-rafts were found early Tuesday near shore in Hillsburn , about five kilometres up the Bay of Fundy from Delaps Cove. The Yarmouth-based boat went down off Delaps Cove, N.S., northeast of...

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Coronavirus origins: World Health Organization says Beijing ‘welcomes’ investigators’ trip to China

Coronavirus origins: World Health Organization says Beijing ‘welcomes’ investigators’ trip to China

This is anticipated, as far as we are aware, to happen in early January ", he said. Thea Fischer, a Danish member, said that the team would leave "just after New Year's" for a six-week mission, incl...

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Ontario says COVID vaccinations will start Tuesday at two hospitals

He says Ottawa has been selected in part to test and validate provincial distribution networks. Of the newly announced cases, 522 are in Toronto, 436 are in Peel, 185 are in York Region, and 109 are...

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Wearing A Used Mask Is Potentially Riskier Than No Mask At All

Wearing A Used Mask Is Potentially Riskier Than No Mask At All

They developed a computational face mask model using a physiologically realistic model of a person wearing a surgical mask with pleats and then using numerical methods to track the particles through t...

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Sir Ian McKellen 'euphoric' to receive Covid-19 vaccine

Sir Ian McKellen 'euphoric' to receive Covid-19 vaccine

Mayo says first in line for the vaccine will be employees working regularly in designated inpatient COVID-19 units, the Emergency Department, emergency medical services, long-term care and the morgue....

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FDA, Pfizer revising COVID vaccine guidelines on side effects

FDA, Pfizer revising COVID vaccine guidelines on side effects

As a hospital worker, she is in the top priority group for vaccination. The United States and Britain have already begun administering the coronavirus vaccine jointly developed by Pfizer and its G...

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Nurse hospitalized in USA after receiving Pfizer vaccine

Nurse hospitalized in USA after receiving Pfizer vaccine

Goodman said. "We're going to have to find out those things to inform whether that changes recommendations or how this is used". "My discussions with them make me think the fact that [President] Trump...

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Ontario reports record 2,432 COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths

Ontario reports record 2,432 COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths

Ontario completed 57,091 tests in the past day, with 32,045 tests now under investigation. "It is essential that people stay home if they are able". A total of 3,972 have died in Ontario since the pan...

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California Hits Single-Day Record of Over 50,000 Coronavirus Cases

California Hits Single-Day Record of Over 50,000 Coronavirus Cases

Mark Lepore, an intensive care physician at Ventura County Medical Center, said at an online briefing conference Monday that he expected cases to exceed hospital capacity very soon. The Northern Cal...

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Kent to remain in Tier 3 over Christmas

Kent to remain in Tier 3 over Christmas

Mayor James Palmer has spoken of his disappointment that Peterborough is moving into Tier 3 of the government's coronavirus restrictions - and he issued a warning against complacency to Cambridgesh...

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Indian vaccine candidate for Covid-19 shows good results

Indian vaccine candidate for Covid-19 shows good results

Moreover, those who are receiving the Pfizer vaccine will also be given a booster jab 21 days after their first dose . The study , published by the British Medical Journal, states that more th...

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Nurse hospitalized in United States after receiving Pfizer vaccine

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Could we run out of vaccine? Alaska's Chief Medical Officer Dr Anne Zink on Thursday said that the patient is doing well. They sa...

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Health worker in Alaska had serious allergic reaction after Pfizer vaccine

She is in the hospital for another night under observation while another worker, vaccinated today, has recovered. The second worker experienced eye puffiness, lightheadedness and a scratchy throat. On...

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WhatsApp India to introduce micro-pension and health insurance soon

WhatsApp India to introduce micro-pension and health insurance soon

At an industry event earlier this year, Bose had laid out his plans to help drive financial inclusion by offering multiple financial services on WhatsApp , which has 400 million users in India. Whats...

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U.S. FDA grants Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

U.S. FDA grants Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

With the emergency use authorization (EUA), COVID-19 vaccines will first go to patients falling in the category of "highly vulnerable individuals", which include senior citizens living in long-term ...

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Manitoba, three Atlantic provinces to start COVID-19 vaccinations

Manitoba, three Atlantic provinces to start COVID-19 vaccinations

Brian Penner after receiving the first shot at the University of Manitoba's Bannatyne campus. He added he knows there are hundreds of thousands of people who deserve to receive the vaccine in Manito...

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Germany Aims To Begin Coronavirus Vaccinations On December 27: Minister

Germany Aims To Begin Coronavirus Vaccinations On December 27: Minister

Additionally, the policy expansion indicates that posts will be axed if they suggest that COVID-19 vaccines are being used to "intentionally cause harm to or control populations, including statements ...

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Ian McKellen receives first part of Covid vaccination

Ian McKellen receives first part of Covid vaccination

The Government announced today that it's secured two more Covid-19 vaccines which it plans to rollout next year if given the go ahead by Medsafe. Our most vulnerable, including residents of long-term ...

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Colorado health officials, providers discuss first few days of administering COVID vaccine

Colorado health officials, providers discuss first few days of administering COVID vaccine

Dr. Hinshaw said there may be a circumstance where some of the doses the province received will have to be held back when they arrive to ensure that each person who is immunized is able to get their s...

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NSW records two new cases of COVID-19 on Sydney's Northern Beaches

Health authorities have commenced contract-tracing and genome sequencing after a man in his 70s and a woman in her 60s tested positive. The man, who lives in south-western Sydney, was the state's fi...

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