Covid vaccine potentially benefits mental health, a study finds

Conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California, the study published in the PLOS journal examined changes in mental distress following the first vaccine dose The Covid-19 pandemic has hugely affected people’s mental health, leading to an increase in stress. A recent US study, however, found that Covid vaccines can potentially benefit one’s mental health. Conducted by researchers from […]

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What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and do I need one? – The Denver Post

What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and do I need one? “Vaccine passports” are digital or paper documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19, and could help you get into a growing number of places. What they look like and why you might want one depend on where you live, but more private venues, workplaces and governments are requiring […]

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COVID-19 is most transmissible 2 days before and 3 days after symptoms appear

Each wave of the pandemic has underscored just how gravely contagious COVID-19 is, but there is less clarity among experts on exactly when—and to what extent—infected individuals are most likely to spread the virus. Now, a new study co-led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher has found that individuals infected with the virus are most contagious […]

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Early COVID-19 vaccine campaign in US prevented 140,000 deaths, study says

The early COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the U.S. prevented nearly 140,000 deaths and 3 million cases of COVID-19 by the second week of May, according to a new study. As a result of early vaccination efforts, the average state experienced five fewer deaths from COVID-19 per 10,000 adult residents. The study estimates the number of lives saved during the first […]

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COVID-19 outbreak linked to MLB All-Star Game in Denver

Joy wasn’t the only thing spreading around the MLB All-Star Game in Denver earlier this month: 14 people also contracted COVID-19 in connection with the event, according to the state health department. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Wednesday added “Major League Baseball All-Star Events” to its list of COVID-19 outbreaks. Major League Baseball estimated more than […]

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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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