Fewer ICU beds available in Colorado than during winter COVID surge

Fewer than 200 intensive-care beds were available in Colorado as of Friday morning, meaning the state’s hospitals have less ability to take new patients than at any point during the pandemic. While the virus is part of the problem, hospitals are also seeing people become seriously ill from putting off care last year, and the number of patients with injuries […]

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Vaccine passports linked to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in UK and Israel

A new study from Imperial College London has found a link between COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and a perceived lack of free will over vaccine passports. The findings, taken from surveys of 1,358 people across the UK and Israel—two highly vaccinated countries—found that people who feel their sense of autonomy, or free will, is unmet by government incentives like vaccine passports […]

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Israeli president kicks off COVID-19 vaccine booster campaign

New debate over how to handle vaccination hesitancy Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren and Fox News contributor Jehmu Greene join ‘The Story’ to defend their sides of the issue. Israeli President Isaac Herzog received a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, a day after reports emerged that the country would begin offering a third jab to those […]

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New single-dose antimalaria compound is effective in mice and resistance resistant

A large international team of researchers has found a small molecule compound that has proven to be effective in treating malaria in mice. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group notes that testing thus far shows that the parasite behind malarial infections (Plasmodium falciparum) also has difficulty in developing resistance to the compound. As the […]

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FDA OKs monoclonal antibody COVID-19 therapy for mild-to-moderate illness

Fox News Flash top headlines for May 27 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday granted emergency use authorization to a monoclonal antibody therapy to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients ages 12 and older who are considered at high risk for progression to […]

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COVID-19 public health interventions reduced other respiratory infections

Wearing masks and quarantining while sick has helped mitigate the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). An indirect benefit of these efforts appears to be a decrease in flu cases and other respiratory infections. New research led by Lisa G. Winston of the University of California, San Francisco, confirmed COVID-19 public health interventions helped decrease the […]

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Trouble getting your second COVID vaccine dose? There’s a clinic Thursday just for you

Coloradans who are having trouble finding a second dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine will have the chance to be vaccinated Thursday at a drive-up clinic at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. Centura Health is setting aside 2,500 Moderna doses for patients who need an “orphan” second dose “in an effort to ensue community members can be fully vaccinated […]

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Colorado’s “fourth wave” of COVID-19 isn’t the worst in the country, but there’s no sign it’s over yet

Colorado’s “fourth wave” of COVID-19 isn’t among the absolute worst spikes in the country, but it’s difficult to tell where it might go in the second half of April. Hospitalizations in Colorado from confirmed or suspected COVID-19 increased 33% from March 18 through Sunday, which was the 14th-highest rate of increase in the country. It’s nowhere near as bad as […]

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Virus Variants Likely Evolved Inside People With Weak Immune Systems

Growing evidence suggests that people with cancer and other conditions that challenge their immune systems may be incubators of mutant viruses. By Apoorva Mandavilli The version of the coronavirus that surfaced in Britain late last year was shocking for many reasons. It came just as vaccines had offered a glimpse of the end of the pandemic, threatening to dash those […]

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