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United Kingdom estimates COVID-19 infections falling, but warns cases still high

United Kingdom estimates COVID-19 infections falling, but warns cases still high

Another 1,401 people have died within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test. The figures from the Department of Health show the estimated R rate has fallen in all regions of England since last we...

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Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

An Indiana-based pharmaceutical firm announced Bamlanivimab (LY-CoV555) significantly reduced the risk of contracting symptomatic COVID-19 among long-term care facility residents and staff. An indep...

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New 'British' Strain of Covid-19 Deadlier Than Previously Thought

New 'British' Strain of Covid-19 Deadlier Than Previously Thought

An early analysis of the U.K. variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus suggests the one that emerged from there may be more deadly, according to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson , in an initial report...

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7.5K Health Care Workers Will Attend Super Bowl Free

7.5K Health Care Workers Will Attend Super Bowl Free

The other 14,500 fans will be paid attendance, per ESPN; Raymond James Stadium usually holds about 65,000. Tampa Bay travels to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC, while the defending champion ...

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UK estimates COVID-19 infections falling, but warns cases still high

UK estimates COVID-19 infections falling, but warns cases still high

The study found that the virus is growing and the R number - or rate of transmission remains just above 1 - at 1.04. But Dr Marc Baguelin, from Imperial College London, who sits on the Scientific Pa...

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UN Chief: Vaccine Hoarding in High-Income Countries Puts Africa at Risk

UN Chief: Vaccine Hoarding in High-Income Countries Puts Africa at Risk

That group includes individuals at a higher risk due to age or health conditions. Appointments can not be taken over the phone or in person at this time. As the largest vaccine buyer in the world, pro...

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£800 fines for house party attendees announced by Home Secretary

£800 fines for house party attendees announced by Home Secretary

The fine was announced by the Home Secretary Priti Patel at a coronavirus press conference at Downing Street this afternoon (January 21). Welcoming the fines announcement, Martin Hewitt, chairma...

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Baseball icon Hank Aaron

Baseball icon Hank Aaron

Aaron played the first 21 years of his Major League Baseball career with the Braves franchise, starting in Milwaukee before the team's move to Atlanta. This is a developing story stay with TMJ4 News...

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Reports of Allergic Reactions to Moderna Vaccine

Reports of Allergic Reactions to Moderna Vaccine

OHA sent out a recommendation to local vaccination sites to continue inoculations with the same Moderna batch, after the CDC said that it did not think the vaccine should be halted. Moderna said the l...

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South African coronavirus variant may escape antibodies, cause reinfection, say scientists

South African coronavirus variant may escape antibodies, cause reinfection, say scientists

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa collected blood plasma of 44 people who recovered from Covid-19. "There is now little information available to assess whethe...

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Marine Atlantic employee tests positive for COVID-19

Marine Atlantic employee tests positive for COVID-19

The positive test is the first related to Marine Atlantic travel since the pandemic began. Marine Atlantic says that as a outcome, ferry service will be suspended today on one of its routes to Nova ...

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Britain reports record 1,610 daily Covid deaths

Britain reports record 1,610 daily Covid deaths

In a major study, United Kingdom researchers have found that the coronavirus infections did not trickle down and may have only increased during the initial days of the latest lockdown in Britain, Sky...

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South African COVID-19 Variant May Cause More Reinfections, Early Study Suggests

South African COVID-19 Variant May Cause More Reinfections, Early Study Suggests

The new Covid-19 variant has been the main driver of a second wave of Covid-19 infections in South Africa. In the other half, antibody levels were reduced and the risk of re-infection couldn't be de...

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Hoteliers ready to cover COVID vaccine costs for staff

Hoteliers ready to cover COVID vaccine costs for staff

The facility is an initiative by the World Health Organization, along with the vaccine alliance Gavi and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. The CDC issued the initial order in Sept...

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Back to school for area students on Monday

Back to school for area students on Monday

A group of medical experts that have been advising the Ford government on the safe operation of schools say that the suspension of in-person learning should be a "a last resort for pandemic control" g...

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Vaccine best prevention against COVID-19, says MOH's Kalairasu

Vaccine best prevention against COVID-19, says MOH's Kalairasu

Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Moderna logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. In it...

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669 new cases, 21 COVID-19 deaths in Alberta

669 new cases, 21 COVID-19 deaths in Alberta

Hospitalizations remain high with 740 people, 119 of those are in intensive care. Some employees who have been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and told to self-isolate have be...

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IL moves inmates to Phase 1B of vaccine rollout

All of Illinois' 11 regions have been under Tier 3 mitigations since November 20, which suspended indoor dining across the state and closed down museums and casinos. But a change to the mitigation met...

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Shipments of Moderna Covid Vaccine to Michigan Spoil

Shipments of Moderna Covid Vaccine to Michigan Spoil

About 16,000 doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine - almost 12,000 in MI and just over 4,000 in ME - were ruined en route to their respective destinations, officials from both states said Tuesday. ...

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COVID-19: What you need to know for January 19

COVID-19: What you need to know for January 19

Ford noted that there is a Pfizer manufacturing plant six hours away in MI, pleading with the U.S. to help. He said that the individuals who ended up being vaccinated when they should not have were ...

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Health secretary Matt Hancock self-isolating after suspected virus exposure

Health secretary Matt Hancock self-isolating after suspected virus exposure

He said he will now work from home until Sunday, and urged others to do the same if they are contacted after an encounter with someone who has the virus. Similar restriction measures are also in place...

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Nobel Prize in Medicine 2020 Awarded for Hepatitis C Virus

Nobel Prize in Medicine 2020 Awarded for Hepatitis C Virus

Alter and Charles M. Rice of the United States and Michael Houghton of Britain for their "seminal discoveries" into the identification of Hepatitis C virus. Prior to their work, the existence o...

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COVID-19 claims 12 lives in B.C., another 465 infections reported

COVID-19 claims 12 lives in B.C., another 465 infections reported

The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Manitoba is 27,893. The statement follows Tuesday's announcement, which included 465 new test-positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of reco...

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Los Angeles County suspends cremation limits because of coronavirus deaths

Los Angeles County suspends cremation limits because of coronavirus deaths

News of this comes after it was reported that LA was reportedly gearing up for the "worst conditions" of the pandemic . An air quality agency has granted a temporary waiver on cremation in Los Ang...

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Indiana Department of Health Reports 2500 New COVID-19 Cases

Indiana Department of Health Reports 2500 New COVID-19 Cases

Of those, all but one have been reported in December and January, with nearly two-thirds (47) reported this month. These cases are deaths that are not initially identified as COVID-19 related, but are...

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New COVID-19 variant more infectious says Prof Karim

New COVID-19 variant more infectious says Prof Karim

Speaking to Starr News, the Senior Research Fellow and virologist said tests on other variants which bear semblance to that of the Brazilian variants were yet to be finalized... He says despite in...

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Four million in United Kingdom get their first vaccine

Four million in United Kingdom get their first vaccine

People in their 70s and the clinically extremely vulnerable in England are now among those being offered the vaccine. The expansion means that areas that have already vaccinated the majority of care...

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Los Angeles Becomes First County to Top 1 Million COVID-19 Cases

Los Angeles Becomes First County to Top 1 Million COVID-19 Cases

Just a few weeks ago, Los Angeles County reported that their ambulance vehicles were under strict orders on what situations require transporting individuals to emergency rooms and which ones do not....

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COVID-19, B.1.1.7., lands in Commonwealth

The variant has also been discovered in NY and CT. The first MA person to get B.1.1.7 is a Boston woman in her 20s. According to a press release, a MA woman in her 20s had traveled to the United...

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166 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend in Northern Health

166 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend in Northern Health

The 301 new case count Sunday was the lowest recorded single-day count since early November. A total of 8,966 people in the state have died from COVID-19, an increase of 30 from Sunday's report. has...

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Covid-19: 8 further deaths; 2121 new cases

Covid-19: 8 further deaths; 2121 new cases

The total accounts for the denotification of four previously-confirmed cases. There was no newly reported death in a person under the age of 30. He said the increase in hospitalisations is not down ...

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Ontario reports 2,578 new COVID-19 cases, fewest since early January

Ontario reports 2,578 new COVID-19 cases, fewest since early January

Meanwhile, a clinic dedicated to administering COVID-19 vaccines opened in a Toronto convention centre today. The vaccine rollout amid a stay-at-home order for 28 days comes as Ontario saw its dai...

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Jackson County reports 14 new cases of COVID-19

Missouri's positivity rate on the testing is coming down, listed Monday morning at 12.9 percent. Sullivan 219 (182 confirmed, 37 probable) 2 new today, Tioga 2,152 (1,966 confirmed, 186 probable) 9 ne...

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CA: Pause Vaccinations After Allergic Reactions

CA: Pause Vaccinations After Allergic Reactions

State officials are investigating what happened at the clinic and in the meantime State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan recommends that doses from Moderna lot 41L20A not be distributed for now. The sh...

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270 new cases of COVID-19 in Sask; 2857 vaccines given out

270 new cases of COVID-19 in Sask; 2857 vaccines given out

An update on incoming vaccines from manufacturer Pfizer was also provided in the media release. During this work, the American pharmaceutical giant will reduce deliveries of the COVID-19 vaccine it de...

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