Tag Archives: Infectious diseases

As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas still see risk | Coronavirus COVID-19 News

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — New COVID-19 cases are declining across the most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations. But almost all states bucking that trend have lower-than-average vaccination rates, and experts warn that relief from the pandemic could be fleeting in regions where few people …

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AstraZeneca’s antibody cocktail fails to protect against coronavirus: Study – POLITICO

[ad_1] A clinical trial looking at an antibody therapy against COVID-19 developed by British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca yielded negative results, the company announced on Tuesday. AZD7442 — a combination of two different monoclonal antibodies — didn’t achieve a statistically significant reduction in the risk of symptomatic COVID-19 after exposure to …

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California reopens, says goodbye to most COVID-19 rules

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO — California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic. At the stroke of midnight, California is lifting most of its COVID-19 restrictions and ushering in what has been billed as the state’s “Grand Reopening.” …

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California is ending most of its coronavirus restrictions

[ad_1] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic. At the stroke of midnight, California is lifting most of its COVID-19 restrictions and ushering in what has been billed as the state’s “Grand …

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Novavax’s coronavirus vaccine proves more than 90 percent effective – POLITICO

[ad_1] Better late than never. Novavax announced on Monday its coronavirus vaccine was 90.4 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 cases and 100 percent effective in preventing moderate to severe disease in phase 3 trials, putting it on the same playing field as highly effective mRNA shots.  The trials, which included …

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U.K. to delay reopening as Delta variant accounts for 90% of cases and U.S. court upholds mandatory vaccination

[ad_1] The global tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbed above 176 million on Monday, and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed the full lifting of restrictions on movement amid a surge in new cases caused by the Delta variant. The U.K. began easing in March and was expected to …

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Indonesia warns COVID-19 cases may not peak until July as hospitals fill

[ad_1] JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia expects a new wave of coronavirus infections will peak in early July, as the highly transmissible delta variant becomes more dominant in some areas and with the occupancy of hospitals in Jakarta hitting 75%, officials said. Man reacts while receiving a dose of a COVID-19 …

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Covid-19 Punctures Narendra Modi’s Aura as Some Supporters Sour on India’s Strongman

[ad_1] NEW DELHI—Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his brand of Hindu nationalist politics have weathered plenty of upheaval in India. His demonetization policy, which pulled almost 90% of the country’s currency out of circulation, led to long lines at ATMs and job losses. An overhaul of the agricultural sector sparked …

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Covid-19 Visa Backlogs, Travel Curbs Strain Businesses in Need of Workers

[ad_1] Danish executive Mads Ryder recently quit his post as chief executive of fine-china manufacturer Lenox Corp., after tiring of international travel restrictions that hampered travel between his company in the U.S. and his family in Europe. For U.S. companies that rely on seasonal hires or foreign professionals like Mr. …

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Delta coronavirus variant doubles risk of hospitalization: Scottish study – POLITICO

[ad_1] The Delta coronavirus variant, first identified in India, carries about double the risk of hospitalization compared with the Alpha variant, first identified in the U.K., according to research from Scotland released today. While vaccination is providing roughly 70 percent protection from hospitalization, it’s vital people receive their second dose, …

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