Tag Archives: Infectious diseases

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 5,644 – RKI

[ad_1] BERLIN, Aug 14 (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 5,644 to 3,816,285, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Saturday. The reported death toll rose by 11 to 91,864, the tally showed. (Reporting by Berlin Newsroom; Editing by …

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Why the coronavirus lab leak theory won’t go away – POLITICO

[ad_1] Press play to listen to this article It started out as a fringe conspiracy theory touted by Donald Trump. Now the suggestion that the deadly coronavirus was leaked from a laboratory in China is gaining both scientific and political traction. The latest tinder to ignite the flames of conspiracy …

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The Latest: Japan races to vaccinate as coronavirus surges | Nation & World

[ad_1] TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but cases are still rising amid calls to limit gatherings. On Friday, Tokyo reported 5,773 new cases, surpassing the previous record of 5,042 set last week. Yet many people are ignoring government requests to avoid travel and are gathering at bars and …

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Job Postings Requiring Covid-19 Vaccination Jump in Past Month

[ad_1] Vaccination is increasingly a requirement to be hired, as employers ranging from accounting and software firms to schools and restaurants are asking applicants to be inoculated against Covid-19. The share of job postings stating that a new hire must be vaccinated has nearly doubled in the past month, according …

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US Coronavirus: These 8 states account for half of US Covid-19 hospitalizations. And officials say the surge is overwhelming healthcare workers

[ad_1] CNN —   As experts race to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 by encouraging vaccinations and mask-wearing, hospital systems in a handful of states are now straining to keep up with the surge. Eight states, many of which have lagged the national average for vaccinations, have Covid-19 patients that …

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FDA authorizes additional Covid-19 vaccine doses for certain immunocompromised people

[ad_1] CNN —   The US Food and Drug Administration authorized an additional Covid-19 vaccine dose for certain immunocompromised people on Thursday. The FDA amended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to allow for an additional dose for certain people with compromised immune systems. That …

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Head of WHO Team Investigating Origins of Covid-19 Calls For Closer Look at China Lab

[ad_1] The Danish head of a World Health Organization-led team that traveled to China earlier this year to probe the origins of Covid-19 called for closer scrutiny of a laboratory near the site of the first known cluster of cases at a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. …

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Israel, 80% Vaccinated, Suffers Another Covid-19 Surge

[ad_1] TEL AVIV—After becoming one of the first countries to open up thanks to a widespread Covid-19 vaccination campaign, Israel is again on guard, this time against the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Mask mandates are back, including requirements to mask up for large outdoor gatherings. Many …

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Fresh U.K. Covid-19 Data Boosts Hopes That Delta Variant Can Be Held in Check

[ad_1] LONDON—The latest surge of Covid-19 cases in the U.K. is giving rise to growing optimism among doctors and scientists that the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus can be held at bay with high levels of vaccination and public caution. Although caseloads are now ticking higher after Prime …

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China reports 143 new coronavirus cases vs 125 the day before

[ad_1] BEIJING, Aug 10 (Reuters) – China reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 on the mainland for Aug. 9, up from 125 cases a day earlier, the health authority said on Tuesday. China’s latest clusters are mainly driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant, officials have said. Among the new …

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