As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger

As coronavirus cases resurge across the country, many inoculated Americans are losing patience with vaccine holdouts who, they say, are neglecting a civic duty or clinging to conspiracy theories and misinformation even as new patients arrive in emergency rooms and the nation renews mask advisories. The country seemed to be exiting the pandemic; barely a month ago, a sense of […]

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Louisianas COVID-19 Surge Starts to Stall Other Surgeries

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of Louisiana’s largest hospitals announced Monday it has temporarily stopped taking inpatients for nonemergency surgeries, as it grapples with a steadily increasing influx of COVID-19 patients amid the state’s latest spike in cases. Baton Rouge-based Our Lady of the Lake […]

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Vaccine Breakthrough Cases Rising With Delta: Here’s What That Means

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. At a recent town hall meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, President Joe Biden was asked about COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths rising in response to the Delta variant. Touting the importance of vaccination, “We have a pandemic for those who haven’t gotten a vaccination. It’s that basic, […]

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Africa Demands Local Production of COVID Vaccines

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Global pharmaceutical firms should license production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa rather than just do piecemeal contract deals, an African Union special envoy said on Thursday. AU coronavirus envoy Strive Masiyiwa was speaking a day after Pfizer and BioNTech announced a “fill and finish” deal with South Africa’s Biovac Institute under which it will carry out the […]

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France cannot exclude re-imposition of COVID curfews as cases rise – minister

FILE PHOTO: People queue for tickets as Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower reopens its doors to tourists since late October 2020, after the second national COVID-19 lockdown in Paris, France, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File PhotoPARIS (Reuters) – The re-imposition of curfew measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 cannot be excluded in France if infections continue to climb, junior European […]

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Iodine derivative kills SARS-CoV-2 within 90 sec

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2), which is the causative agent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is often transmitted to others through respiratory droplets from saliva and nasal fluid. When an individual is infected with COVID-19, these tiny droplets contain SARS-CoV-2 viral particles that have a diameter within the range of 0-10 micrometers (µm). Infected respiratory droplets […]

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China should provide raw data on pandemic's origins – WHO's Tedros

FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a bilateral meeting with Swiss Interior and Health Minister Alain Berset on the sidelines of the opening of the 74th World Health Assembly at the WHO headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland May 24, 2021. Laurent Gillieron/Pool via REUTERSBERLIN (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organisation said […]

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Australia's Victoria awaits lockdown call as COVID-19 cases ease

Slideshow ( 2 images )SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia’s Victoria state reported a slight easing in locally acquired cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the state’s near seven million residents wait to see how long a hard lockdown to contain the latest outbreak will last. A five-day snap lockdown was imposed in Victoria last week, restricting people to their homes after a […]

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Philippines detects first local transmission of Delta variant

FILE PHOTO: Corazon Abaya receives her first dose of Sinovac Biotech’s CoronaVac vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a house to house vaccination, in Manila, Philippines, May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Lisa Marie David/File Photo/File PhotoMANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has recorded the country’s first locally transmitted cases of the more infectious Delta coronavirus variant, the health ministry said on Friday, […]

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