WHO Urges Collaboration on Virus Origin After China Rejects Inquiry Plan

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Friday for all countries to work together to investigate the origins of the coronavirus that caused COVID-19, a day after China rejected plans for more checks on labs and markets in its territory. The first human cases of COVID-19 were reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December […]

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Review of Australian COVID-19 research finds lack of collaboration, crucial gaps

A study looking at the landscape of COVID-19 research in Australia shows an impressive rapid response in clinical trials to the pandemic, but researchers say the haste in funding, development and implementation highlight new challenges. In a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia, University of Sydney researchers looked at clinical trials conducted in Australia focused on the COVID-19 […]

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U.S. COVID-19 cases rising again, doubling over three weeks – The Denver Post

The COVID-19 curve in the U.S. is rising again after months of decline, with the number of new cases per day doubling over the past three weeks, driven by the fast-spreading delta variant, lagging vaccination rates and Fourth of July gatherings. Confirmed infections climbed to an average of about 23,600 a day on Monday, up from 11,300 on June 23, […]

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COVID-19 anxiety syndrome still causing one in five to struggle with return to normal living

A new survey by Kingston University in collaboration with London South Bank University (LSBU) has found that COVID-19 Anxiety Syndrome is still causing many people to struggle with reintegration into daily life. The new UK-wide survey of 975 people, conducted in late June, comes in the week the government set out plans to remove most COVID-19 restrictions from 19th July. […]

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Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 death toll drops by 22% after review

Dr. Saphier: MRNA vaccines will likely offer good protection against new lambda COVID-19 variant Dr. Nicole Saphier discusses the lambda variant of COVID-19, which now makes up the majority of coronavirus cases in South America A county in northern California announced last week that it revised the method in how it registered coronavirus deaths that led to a 22% drop […]

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Which COVID-19 variants are circulating in US?

W.H.O. urges masks as Delta COVID variant spreads Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel reacts to the World Health Organization recommending face masks again as the Delta coronavirus variant spreads Public health officials are urging Americans who haven’t yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus to seek out a shot amid concern regarding the Delta variant which is spreading rapidly […]

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COVID-19 vaccines: Why its important you get your second dose

Vaccination is the safest way to gain immunity to the coronavirus, and with most COVID-19 vaccines, you need two doses to get the greatest possible protection. Immunologists call this method of giving people multiple doses “prime-boosting”. Essentially, you first teach the immune system what it is looking for—you prime it with the first vaccination. Then, after the immune system has […]

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COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy highest among Hispanic, Black adults in US, study shows

New research from a New Mexico State University professor shows hesitancy toward the COVID-19 vaccine is much more prevalent among Hispanic and Black adults in the United States when compared to the overall hesitancy rate for the general American population. Jagdish Khubchandani, professor of public health sciences at NMSU, analyzed 13 studies conducted in the U.S. that examined COVID-19 vaccine […]

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COVID-19 creates conditions for emergence of ‘superfungus’ in Brazil

Fully occupied intensive care units (ICUs). Physically and mentally exhausted health workers. Chaotically overcrowded hospitals. These and similar problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil have created ideal conditions for the emergence of Candida auris, a microorganism some are calling a “superfungus” because of the speed with which it has developed drug resistance. The first two cases were confirmed […]

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