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As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise, some Jacksonville hospitals say wait times may be longer

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[ad_1] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The rate of coronavirus cases and the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to climb in Northeast Florida. Ascension St. Vincent’s said Sunday that “we have seen a notable increase in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in our facilities, which can lead to longer wait times.” On Sunday, UF …

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Covid-19 Pill Race Heats Up as Japanese Firm Vies With Pfizer, Merck

[ad_1] A Japanese company has started human trials of the first once-a-day pill for Covid-19 patients, joining Pfizer Inc. and Merck & Co. in the race to find treatments for the disease. Osaka-based Shionogi & Co., which helped develop the blockbuster cholesterol drug Crestor, said it designed its pill to …

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Biden Faces Fresh Challenges on Covid-19, Economy

[ad_1] WASHINGTON—President Biden took office with the goals of overcoming the coronavirus pandemic, spurring economic growth and winning legislative approval for trillions in new spending. Six months in, all three of his major objectives are being tested. Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, spurred by the Delta variant …

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Turkey reports increase in COVID-19 cases

[ad_1] ISTANBUL— Turkey’s daily COVID-19 infections have increased, reaching 14,230 new cases in the past 24 hours. Health ministry statistics show that the 7-day average is now 10,269, a significant increase from the average of the previous week at 6,880. With nearly all restrictions lifted in July, Turks are arriving …

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Fauci says US headed in ‘wrong direction’ on coronavirus | National

[ad_1] WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong direction,’’ said Dr. Anthony Fauci, describing himself as “very frustrated.” He …

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More than 1K new COVID-19 cases for 7th day in row

[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 1,508 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death. It marked the seventh consecutive day with at least 1,000 cases, the longest such streak since early March. The latest numbers pushed the state’s totals to 917,168 coronavirus cases since the …

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Fauci says US headed in ‘wrong direction’ on coronavirus

[ad_1] WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday. “We’re going in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, describing himself as “very frustrated.” He …

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Wastewater Helps Health Officials Spot Covid-19 Warning Signs

[ad_1] Residents learned Covid-19 cases might be ticking upward in parts of Davis, Calif., this month thanks to an increasingly popular data stream: wastewater surveillance. More health officials are turning to the sewers to monitor coronavirus transmission and spot early signs of outbreaks as Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations remain far …

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Russia reports 24,072 new COVID-19 cases, 779 related deaths

[ad_1] MOSCOW, July 25 (Reuters) – Russia reported 24,072 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 3,406 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 6,126,541. The government coronavirus task force said 779 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national …

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Covid-19 Immunity Wanes but Third Shot Still Rarely Needed, BioNTech CEO Says

[ad_1] BERLIN—Immunity against the coronavirus is waning in people who were fully vaccinated with the shot made by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. in January because of the rapidly spreading Delta variant, BioNTech’s chief executive said, confirming data that emerged from Israel last week. But even as antibody levels are dropping …

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