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Top doc promises COVID vaccine will save lives

Top doc promises COVID vaccine will save lives

The Pfizer vaccine, developed with new mRNA technology, rated as more effective than the AstraZeneca option in clinical trials, although both were successful in preventing serious health problems and ...

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Anyone Flying to US Must Show Negative Test: CDC

Anyone Flying to US Must Show Negative Test: CDC

If the passenger does not provide documentation of their test or proof of having recovered from COVID-19, airlines will deny boarding. With global travel limited by COVID-19 restrictions, the Cari...

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Put Cruz, Hawley on No-Fly List Says Homeland Security Committee Chair

Put Cruz, Hawley on No-Fly List Says Homeland Security Committee Chair

The announcements by Cerner Corp.in Kansas City, Ameren Corp. and Edward Jones in St. Louis and the Chicago law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner adds to a growing list of donors who have cut ties to t...

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'Microbiomes' Might Influence COVID-19 Severity

'Microbiomes' Might Influence COVID-19 Severity

Do the symptoms completely disappear, or is there a possibility of experiencing some symptoms after recovery? Since it first surfaced in Wuhan, China , scientists have been trying to figure out the...

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Island Health bounces back to near record high of new cases found

Island Health bounces back to near record high of new cases found

DeWine said earlier this month only about 40 percent of nursing home employees are getting the first shot. For those still waiting he added, "To those not yet eligible for vaccines, your turn is comin...

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Six residents die as large COVID-19 outbreak ‘devastates’ nursing home

Six residents die as large COVID-19 outbreak ‘devastates’ nursing home

This will continue for the next three to four weeks, until all nursing home residents have had their first dose of a vaccine . In addition to this, 33 staff members have also contracted the virus. ...

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China says will defend self over UK Xinjiang labor measures

China says will defend self over UK Xinjiang labor measures

In December, the U.S. Congress passed the bipartisan Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act that assumes that all goods manufactured in Xinjiang are made with forced labor and therefore banned under the 1...

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COVID-19 vaccinations top 60,000 in B.C., more on the way

COVID-19 vaccinations top 60,000 in B.C., more on the way

Bancel claimed that immunity from the coronavirus vaccine developed by Moderna, which recently received emergency use approval (EUA) in the United Kingdom and the USA, is likely to last for at least...

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Welch joins House in impeaching Trump a second time

Welch joins House in impeaching Trump a second time

He says Trump told the crowd to march to the Capitol and "the signal was unmistakable". Trump "did not strongly condemn the attack nor did he call in reinforcements when our officers were overwhelme...

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Trump's wall of GOP support breaks during impeachment vote

Trump's wall of GOP support breaks during impeachment vote

One of President Trump's newest allies in the House said Wednesday night that she will file articles of impeachment against President-elect Joseph R. Biden on January 21, his first day in office, for ...

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EU Secures Deal to Double Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Supply

Most people will likely have to wait well into the spring, or even summer, to get their shot. "The Moderna vaccine will be a vital boost to these efforts and will help us return to normal faster"....

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CoV-2 Antigen Protein Kits

CoV-2 Antigen Protein Kits

Researchers have identified the spike glycoprotein as the most important surface protein of SARS-CoV-2, which can mediate the virus entry into human respiratory epithelial cells by interacting with ce...

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All air travellers will need negative Covid-19 test to enter US

All air travellers will need negative Covid-19 test to enter US

The policy will take effect on Jan 26, and expands on a previous testing rule that targeted Britain and came into effect in December, following the emergence of a coronavirus variant believed to be mo...

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United Kingdom reports new daily record of 1 564 COVID deaths

United Kingdom reports new daily record of 1 564 COVID deaths

The National Health Commission said in a statement that a total of 115 new confirmed cases were reported in the mainland compared with 55 a day earlier. The prime minister warned there was a "very sub...

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HHS Expands Vaccine Program, Will Tap All Doses

HHS Expands Vaccine Program, Will Tap All Doses

Much to the chagrin of medical experts, health care providers, and many American citizens, the COVID vaccine rollout in the US has been crawling behind schedule. Both vaccines now in use require two...

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Greece Gets First Batch of US Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Greece Gets First Batch of US Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Carlo de Natoristefani, lead manufacturing adviser for the "Operation Warp Speed" programme, as Washington's vaccine development programme is known, said that J&J might be able catch up by March. It a...

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Albert shows 17 new COVID-19 cases

Albert shows 17 new COVID-19 cases

According to Alberta's top doctor, there is normally about 30 per cent of cases whose source can't be identified. "But overall, it does seem that in this province we have avoided that acceleration tha...

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European Commission to purchase millions more COVID-19 doses

European Commission to purchase millions more COVID-19 doses

The EU has ordered 80 million doses of the Moderna vaccine with an option for a further 80 million. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Interpol, among others, have warned of emerging pande...

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BC health officials report 446 new COVID-19 cases

BC health officials report 446 new COVID-19 cases

Island Health reports 12 hospitalizations including one in intensive care. The province reported 29 additional deaths this morning attributed to the novel coronavirus, along with 3,338 new infection...

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Seven mass vaccination hubs open as United Kingdom faces dire warnings

Seven mass vaccination hubs open as United Kingdom faces dire warnings

Professor Stephen Powis, the NHS's national medical director, said: "Increasing supplies means the NHS can open even more vaccination services and protect even more people this week". The UK COVID-19 ...

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European Union drugs watchdog to review Astra-Oxford vaccine this month

European Union drugs watchdog to review Astra-Oxford vaccine this month

The agency said it would conduct an expedited review, with a decision that could be made on January 29, if the data reported is "robust and complete" enough. Switzerland approved the Moderna vacci...

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Ontario issues stay-at-home order province wide to curb virus

Ontario issues stay-at-home order province wide to curb virus

In a more "severe but realistic" scenario of three per cent, ICU occupancy could hit 1,000. Dr. Adalsteinn Brown, Co-Chair of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table says the province is in a ri...

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Coronavirus: 604 new cases in Galway & 46 deaths reported today

Coronavirus: 604 new cases in Galway & 46 deaths reported today

There have also been 3,086 new cases reported this evening- Galway is topping the list with 604 cases, 574 in Dublin and 466 in Mayo. Mr Donnelly's promises come as Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in 13...

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Covid symptoms stay even after 6 months

Covid symptoms stay even after 6 months

Cao Bin, one of the key scientists behind the study, said in an online interview on Saturday that the goal of their research was to raise public awareness about recovery prospects for COVID-19 patient...

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Government pledges all adults to be offered Covid-19 vaccine by autumn

Government pledges all adults to be offered Covid-19 vaccine by autumn

It intends to vaccinate two million people per week by the end of January by establishing 206 hospital hubs, 1,200 local vaccination service sites at pharmacies and primary care centres, and 50 vaccin...

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Here’s Ontario’s new COVID-19 modelling

Here’s Ontario’s new COVID-19 modelling

Brown, the dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, stated that it's "quite possible" Ontario will see 20,000 new daily cases by mid-February if there is 5% growt...

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McConnell, McCarthy Express Appetite For Trump Punishments

McConnell, McCarthy Express Appetite For Trump Punishments

Let the investigations go on. "He'll be out of office, no matter what happens", he added. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) have in ...

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Feds secure extra 20 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses

Feds secure extra 20 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses

The FDA has also approved a vaccine made by Moderna. The announcement came as the country secured an additional 20 million doses of Pfizer-BioNtech's COVID-19 vaccine, which are expected to be...

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Canada to purchase additional 20 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Canada to purchase additional 20 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The German company, which developed the vaccine with USA drugmaker Pfizer, said in a statement it would also offer the shot to its suppliers and distributors in Austria. Canada gave the green light to...

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‘Welcome to Brexit’: Dutch officers confiscate sandwiches from British drivers

‘Welcome to Brexit’: Dutch officers confiscate sandwiches from British drivers

A video shows custom officers at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal telling auto and lorry drivers they are "no longer allowed to bring certain foods to Europe, like meat, fruit, vegetables, fish, tha...

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Ireland now has highest Covid-19 infection rate in the world

Ireland now has highest Covid-19 infection rate in the world

As of midnight, Saturday 9th January, the HPSC has been notified of 6,888 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Limerick remains the third highest in the country. Dr Tony Holohan said: "Unfortunately this even...

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Join the conversation - Telegraph readers on the 'stay local' advice

Join the conversation - Telegraph readers on the 'stay local' advice

The Prime Minister's spokesperson added: "People are allowed to leave their homes if it's for exercise, not socialising". The Evening Standard also quoted an unnamed source as confirming that John...

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CDC to recommend states give Covid vaccine to anyone 65 and older

Public health officials say the pace is picking up somewhat - nearly 9 million people have received their first dose according to CDC data - but experts say the pace needs to increase and that state...

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United Kingdom authorizes Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

United Kingdom authorizes Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

But the green light from the World Health Organization (WHO) means countries without their own regulatory bodies, or the means to rigorously assess the efficacy and safety of vaccines, can expedite th...

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US Democratic Lawmaker Tests Positive For Covid After Capitol Violence

US Democratic Lawmaker Tests Positive For Covid After Capitol Violence

In video posted soon after, Democratic congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester from DE is seen offering masks to her bare-faced Republican colleagues. Coleman, a 75-year-old cancer survivor, said she wa...

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