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Delta variant of coronavirus not yet ‘prevalent’ in Dane County | Local Government

[ad_1] Studies show the Delta variant spreads more rapidly and easily than the original strain of COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2. Though precise estimates vary, the strain could be 50% more contagious than the Alpha variant.   Experts say fully vaccinated people are protected against the variant. Finke said the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines …

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Canada’s real death toll from COVID-19 may far exceed official tally: report

[ad_1] Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been around 26,230 deaths in Canada caused by COVID-19, according to the official figures. A tragic toll — but maybe only a glimpse of the true number, new research suggests. The number of Canadians who have died because of the COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 cases see slight increase, Orange County leaders urge caution heading into 4th of July holiday

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[ad_1] ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County leaders are urging caution heading into the Fourth of July holiday as the county is seeing a slight increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Mayor Jerry Demings was joined by Dr. Raul Pino from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County …

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Coronavirus: Study says mRNA vaccines could offer long-term immunity to COVID-19

[ad_1] TORONTO — A new peer-reviewed study suggests that mRNA vaccines like the ones made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna could offer years of protection against COVID-19. Researchers based at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. published their findings on Monday in the journal Nature. They looked …

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COVID live updates: Perth and Peel enter lockdown, following Sydney and Darwin, after new coronavirus case

[ad_1] Delta strain is ‘particularly formidable enemy’, expert says Experts have labelled this week a “critical moment” of the pandemic, while others say the country’s on a “knife’s edge”, with two states and a territory — New South Wales, Western Australia and the Northern Territory — sitting in lockdown, while …

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Coronavirus variant claims first life in West Piedmont Health District | Local News

[ad_1] Death in Franklin The death reported Monday in the health district came on a day when there were no new cases but one new hospitalization. There were only five deaths statewide, but one of them was a resident of Franklin County, the 81st to die from COVID-19. This is …

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How far federal coronavirus aid goes for states

[ad_1] Federal American Rescue Plan funding represents a huge infusion of cash for states whose economies were lagging late last year, though for most states the money represents less than 10% of fiscal 2020 spending. Those numbers come courtesy of a Pew Charitable Trusts analysis released Monday. The $193.5 billion …

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Benefits of a Continuously Active Disinfectant Against Coronavirus 229E

[ad_1] One of the largest potential sources of virus transmission in a healthcare setting stems from contaminated hospital room environment surfaces and noncritical medical devices. During a pandemic, like that of the currently ongoing COVID-19 one, these sources of transmission require continuous disinfecting. There are now technologies which are able …

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Coronavirus: Canada-wide survey says nearly 30 per cent broke COVID-19 restrictions, felt justified

[ad_1] SASKATOON — Almost 30 per cent of respondents in a newly released Canada-wide survey admitted to breaking COVID-19 rules — and felt justified doing so. The survey by the Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research at the University of Saskatchewan was done between June 1 and June 14. …

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Coronavirus: Total vaccine deliveries to top 50 million doses by week’s end

[ad_1] OTTAWA — Canada should have enough COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this week to fully inoculate three-quarters of all Canadians over the age of 12. Brig. Gen. Krista Brodie, the military commander managing national vaccine delivery logistics for the Public Health Agency of Canada, says Pfizer-BioNTech is to …

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