'Virtually all' COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths in US among unvaccinated, White House says

Dr. Tom Frieden: Vaccinations provide ‘much higher’ antibody levels than natural immunity Dr. Tom Frieden, former CDC director, emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated to stay safe against COVID strains. Virtually all COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. are occurring among unvaccinated people, Jeff Zients, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, said Thursday, warning that there would likely continue […]

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When cancer cells ‘put all their eggs in one basket’

Normal cells usually have multiple solutions for fixing problems. For example, when DNA becomes damaged, healthy white blood cells can use several different strategies to make repairs. But cancer cells may “put all their eggs in one basket,” getting rid of all backup plans and depending on just one pathway to mend their DNA. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor […]

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Covid Vaccine Hesitancy Drops Among All Americans, New Survey Shows

A new poll of attitudes toward covid vaccinations shows Americans are growing more enthusiastic about being vaccinated, with the most positive change in the past month occurring among Black Americans. About 55% of Black adults said they had been vaccinated or plan to be soon, up 14 percentage points from February, according to a poll released Tuesday by KFF. The […]

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Doctors Thought This 25-Year-Old Had COVID-19 After Showing All the Symptoms—But It Was Actually a Flea-Borne Illness

When a 25-year-old man from Southern California experienced headaches, fever, chills, and muscle pain in July, the first thing his doctor did was test him for COVID-19. The patient tested negative, but his symptoms persisted and he sought care at the emergency department. Eventually—after another negative COVID-19 test and almost three weeks of symptoms—he was diagnosed with murine typhus, a […]

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Mandatory vaccinations required in only half of all countries

As countries struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination uptake is a public health priority now more than ever. Efforts to increase vaccinations vary greatly around the globe. A new McGill-led study comparing policies around the world finds broad implementation of mandatory vaccination mandates. However, the penalties for failing to vaccinate differ significantly by country, ranging from fines to jail […]

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Woman's contamination OCD means she feels like there's a pandemic 'all the time'

Cyrene Bissick, 23, has obsessive compulsive disorder that centres around contamination. It has made her feel like there’s a pandemic all the time – and long before coronavirus became an everyday threat. Her mental health condition isn’t helped by the fact that her physical illness requires her to be extremely vigilant about infections. Cyrene, from Essex, has Crohn’s disease, enteropathic […]

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Scientists find strong evidence that wasting syndrome is the same for all organisms

An interdisciplinary team of Dutch researchers has discovered that wasting syndrome, a severe byproduct of tuberculosis, is the same for all humans and animals studied. The discovery offers new opportunities to investigate the still insufficiently understood condition. The scientists also developed a promising method for diagnosing and possibly even predicting tuberculosis. Professor of Molecular cell biology Herman Spaink (Institute of […]

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