Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Weakened Immune Systems

Many cannot produce enough infection-fighting cells to fend off the coronavirus. But researchers are testing one therapy that may help: monoclonal antibodies. By Apoorva Mandavilli For more than a year, Dr. Andrew Wollowitz has mostly been cloistered inside his home in Mamaroneck, N.Y. As chief of emergency medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, Dr. Wollowitz, 63, was eager […]

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The Pandemic Happiness Gap

For all its challenges to mental health, this year of the plague also put psychological science to the test, and in particular one of its most consoling truths: that age and emotional well-being tend to increase together, as a rule, even as mental acuity and physical health taper off. The finding itself is solid. Compared with young adults, people aged […]

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Nevada Revokes Halt on Rapid Antigen Testing in Nursing Homes

The reversal came just hours after the federal government threatened the state, calling the prohibition on the tests “illegal.” By Katherine J. Wu Under pressure from the federal government, Nevada health officials on Friday rescinded a statewide order directing nursing homes to halt the use of two government-issued rapid coronavirus tests that the state had deemed to be inaccurate. The […]

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Ottawa-area scientists now monitoring sewage for coronavirus: ‘Now is the exciting part’

Scientists who have been testing sewage in Ottawa and Gatineau for the novel coronavirus say they’ve moved past a testing phase and are now sampling to give real data to local health officials. “Now is the exciting part,” says University of Ottawa engineering professor Rob Delatolla. “Now we put it into motion.” “Before, a lot of our efforts were, ‘How […]

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New Brunswick to move to third COVID-19 recovery phase Friday

Details on New Brunswick’s third recovery phase are expected to come on Friday morning and could allow more businesses to open along with more freedom for social interaction. It has been exactly two weeks since the second phase began, allowing the majority of businesses and registered health professions to begin operating again under strict controls. Materials circulated by the government […]

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New York’s latest coronavirus cases are due to people leaving home: Gov. Cuomo

New York’s new confirmed COVID-19 cases are predominantly coming from people who left their homes to shop, exercise or socialize, rather than from essential workers, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday. “That person got infected and went to the hospital or that person got infected and went home and infected the other people at home,” Cuomo said during his daily […]

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Obama takes aim at U.S. coronavirus response in online graduation speech

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized some officials overseeing the coronavirus response, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials “aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” Obama spoke on “Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition,” a two-hour livestreaming event for historically black colleges and universities broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. His […]

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