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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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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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Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Hit India as Country Struggles With Immunizations

[ad_1] NEW DELHI—One morning in late May, hundreds of people from an upscale housing complex in a Mumbai suburb lined up to receive their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Unbeknown to them, they got a shot of saline solution. Authorities say the scam was one of the largest of …

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Covid-19 Vaccine Holdouts Face Restrictions in Europe as Delta Variant Spreads

[ad_1] European governments worried about the rapid spread of the Delta coronavirus variant are nudging, and in some cases pushing, people to get a shot by introducing restrictions to daily life for those without a Covid-19 vaccination. In most cases, vaccination still isn’t obligatory, with a few exceptions such as …

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The Delta Variant and Covid-19 Vaccines: What to Know

[ad_1] The Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus, the dominant strain in the U.S., is driving up cases in particular where vaccination rates are lower. Also known as B.1.617.2, the variant was first identified in India in late 2020. It has spread to at least 85 countries, according to the …

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Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Is Less Effective Against Delta Infections but Still Prevents Serious Illness, Israel Study Suggests

[ad_1] TEL AVIV—Data from Israel suggests Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine has become less effective in preventing infection of Covid-19 in recent weeks, although it remains a robust bulwark against serious illness as governments around the world scramble to respond to the rampant spread of a new Delta variant of the coronavirus …

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The Next Target for mRNA Vaccines After Covid-19: The Flu

[ad_1] mRNA vaccines beat out many traditional approaches in the race to develop shots against Covid-19. Now, they are squaring up to an old viral nemesis: influenza. Sanofi SA, GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Pfizer Inc. are all working on mRNA shots against seasonal flu, betting the technology will be more effective, …

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Biden says COVID-19 fast becoming pandemic of unvaccinated, hopes children under 12 can join program ‘within months’

[ad_1] The coronavirus pandemic is fast becoming one for those people who have not yet gotten vaccinated, a frustrated President Joe Biden has warned, but he is also optimistic that children under the age of 12 will be eligible to join the program within months. Speaking at a CNN Town …

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Apple Delays Office Return as Covid-19 Delta Variant Spreads

[ad_1] Apple Inc. AAPL 3.09% is delaying its return to the office by at least a month as the Covid-19 Delta variant has led to a rise in infections and hospitalizations across the U.S. and world. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company told workers Monday that the planned return in September was …

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India’s Covid-19 Death Toll Is Likely in the Millions, Study Finds

[ad_1] NEW DELHI—The true tally of Covid-19 deaths in India following a devastating spring surge is likely close to 10 times higher than the country’s official count, marking the pandemic as one of the worst tragedies to ever hit the South Asian nation, according to a new study. India has …

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