Tag: virus

Biden says it’s “not the time to relax” after touring Houston COVID-19 vaccination site

President Biden said Friday that "it's not the time to relax" coronavirus mitigation efforts and warned that the number of cases and hospitalizations could rise again as new variants of the virus emerge. Why it matters: Biden, who made the…

/ February 27, 2021
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“Momentous occasion”: First COVID-19 vaccines distributed by COVAX arrive in Ghana, West Africa

The first COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed by the World Health Organization’s global sharing scheme COVAX arrived in Ghana, West Africa, on Wednesday.Why it matters: The shipments represent the "beginning of what should be the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation…

/ February 24, 2021
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U.K. to test mixing COVID-19 vaccines in world-first trial

The United Kingdom on Thursday launched a new clinical study to test the effects of mixing COVID-19 vaccines.Why it matters: Per a statement from Oxford University virologist Matthew Snape, chief investigator of the world-first study: "If we do show that…

/ February 4, 2021
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If You Hold Your Breath When You Walk Past Others, Read This

This week, HuffPost reader Janet asked: “If I hold my breath when I walk past people, would that help stop me getting coronavirus if they have it?” Many of us have been there: walking along the path, staring at your…

/ February 1, 2021
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Trust in science helps New Zealand avoid COVID-19 lockdown again

New Zealand has avoided locking down for a second time over COVID-19 community cases because of a swift, science-led response.Why it matters: The Health Ministry said in an email to Axios Friday there's "no evidence of community transmission" despite three…

/ January 30, 2021
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‘A 6-Year-Old In A 90-Year-Old’s Body’ – The Children Devastated By Long Covid

“He’s like a six-year-old in a 90-year-old’s body,” says Chris Ward of his son Thomas, who first fell ill last February with a fever, breathlessness and aches all over his body.Thomas was assessed at A&E where the family was asked…

/ January 27, 2021
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U.S. surpasses 25 million COVID cases

The U.S has confirmed more than 25 million coronavirus cases, per Johns Hopkins data updated on Sunday.The big picture: President Biden has said he expects the country's death toll to exceed 500,000 people by next month, as the rate of…

/ January 24, 2021
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The cloudy science on school reopening during the pandemic

President Biden's plan to accelerate the reopening of K-8 schools faces major challenges from a still out-of-control pandemic and more contagious coronavirus variants.Why it matters: The longer American kids miss in-person schooling, the further they fall behind. But the uncertain…

/ January 23, 2021
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New UK Variant Of Coronavirus May Be More Deadly, Boris Johnson Reveals

The UK new variant of coronavirus that helped drive increased infections in December is thought to be more deadly, Boris Johnson has revealed.The prime minister told a Downing Street briefing: “We’ve been informed today that, in addition to spreading more…

/ January 23, 2021
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Stunning ‘Field Of Flags’ Lights Up In National Mall Ahead Of Biden Inauguration

Joe Raedle via Getty ImagesThe "Field of Flags" will take the place of tens of thousands of American people at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, which will take place amid a devastating pandemic and war zone-like security…

/ January 19, 2021
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Biden taps ex-FDA chief to lead Operation Warp Speed amid rollout of COVID plan

President-elect Joe Biden has picked former FDA chief David Kessler to lead Operation Warp Speed, a day after unveiling a nearly $2 trillion pandemic relief plan that includes $400 billion for directly combatting the virus.Why it matters: Biden's transition team…

/ January 15, 2021

Chinese officials dispute Wuhan origin of the coronavirus | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdkpmYq7edAA team of experts from the World Health Organisation has arrived in China to investigate the origins of the coronavirus. The international team arrived in Wuhan, the city where the first cases of the virus were detected in late 2019.…

/ January 14, 2021

What do the current mutations mean for the coronavirus pandemic? | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXQ_RME5cPkAs it spreads, it's mutating, taking on new characteristics, that can make it harder to fight. New variants found in South Africa and the UK are more contageous - straining health services. Japan is trying to isolate a new variant…

/ January 12, 2021
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Covid update: Coronavirus news from around the world | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCX5SiGU1k4Following criticism in Germany of the pace of the coronavirus vaccination roll-out, a health ministry official has revealed that Berlin has struck preliminary deals for an extra 50-million vaccine doses in the summer - outside what's been negotiated by the…

/ January 9, 2021