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Denmark Says Mutant Covid-19 Strain From Mink Is ‘Most Likely’ Extinct

Denmark Says Mutant Covid-19 Strain From Mink Is ‘Most Likely’ Extinct

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Topline The mutated strain of Covid-19 that prompted Denmark to order the culling of some 17 million mink is “most likely” extinct, the country’s health ministry said Thursday, a day after the Food and Agriculture Minister resigned following the government’s admission that it did not have the legal authority to order the cull, which the…
Storied Arecibo Observatory To Be Decommissioned Due To Cable Failures

Storied Arecibo Observatory To Be Decommissioned Due To Cable Failures

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Topline The National Science Foundation said Thursday it will decommission the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, after 57 years in which the famous radio telescope has helped scientists study deep space. The Arecibo Observatory is seen after it was hit by Hurricane Maria on September 29, 2017 in ... [+] Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Photo by…
Mike Pence Falsely Gives Credit To Trump For Pfizer Vaccine Success

Mike Pence Falsely Gives Credit To Trump For Pfizer Vaccine Success

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Topline Vice President Mike Pence has misleadingly credited President Donald Trump’s “leadership” and Operation Warp Speed, the administration’s program to accelerate development and delivery of a coronavirus vaccine, for a vaccine developed by Pfizer, despite the fact that the company received no support from the U.S. government beyond an agreement to buy an initial 100…
Lead Researcher Behind Controversial Danish Study Says You Should Still Wear A Mask

Lead Researcher Behind Controversial Danish Study Says You Should Still Wear...

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Topline A Covid-19 study conducted in Denmark and published in Annals of Internal Medicine created a heated discourse on social media as some claimed that the study showed masks were ineffective at preventing Covid-19 transmission, while health experts--including the lead researcher behind the study--disagreed. getty Key Facts The study, authored by a group of cardiologists…
Sinovac’s Covid-19 Vaccine Appears Safe And Prompts ‘Quick’ Immune Response, Study Finds

Sinovac’s Covid-19 Vaccine Appears Safe And Prompts ‘Quick’ Immune Response, Study...

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Topline New research based on early-stage clinical trials shows promising, yet mixed, results for Sinovac Biotech’s CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine, which is capable of generating a “quick” immune response in individuals but produced levels of antibodies lower than those recorded in people who had recovered from Covid-19.    Sinovac Biotech reported findings from Phase 1 and Phase…
Pfizer-BioNTech Says Covid-19 Vaccine Is 95% Effective, Will Seek Emergency Approval Within Days

Pfizer-BioNTech Says Covid-19 Vaccine Is 95% Effective, Will Seek Emergency Approval...

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Topline Pfizer and BioNTech are preparing to submit their Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use approval in the U.S. and the EU after new trial data showed it to be 95% effective, following initial news of 90% efficacy in its Phase 3 trials. Pfizer and BioNTech say their Covid-19 vaccine is 95% effective after Phase 3…
Coronavirus Immunity May Last Years, Possibly Even Decades, Study Suggests

Coronavirus Immunity May Last Years, Possibly Even Decades, Study Suggests

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Topline Immunity to the novel coronavirus may last eight months or longer, according to a new study authored by respected scientists at leading labs, which found that individuals who recovered from the coronavirus developed “robust” levels of B cells and T cells (necessary for fighting off the virus) and “these cells may persist in the…
Black And Asian People More Likely To Catch Covid-19 In U.S. And U.K., Study Finds

Black And Asian People More Likely To Catch Covid-19 In U.S....

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Topline Black people are twice as likely to be infected with Covid-19 as white people, and Asian people are one and a half times more likely, according to new research examining data from nearly 19 million Covid-19 patients in the U.S. and U.K., findings that augment prior reports that people of color in Western countries…
Fauci Predicts Further Covid-19 Vaccine Success As Moderna Prepares To Submit Early Findings

Fauci Predicts Further Covid-19 Vaccine Success As Moderna Prepares To Submit...

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Topline Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S.’ top infectious disease official, has expressed optimism that early data from Moderna’s Covid-19 phase 3 vaccine trials will show it to be as promising as Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine candidate, which early results Monday showed to be 90% effective at preventing infection — just before Moderna announced that it…
Study Confirms Existence Of ‘Long Covid,’ With 7 In 10 Patients Experiencing Debilitating Symptoms Weeks After Hospital Discharge

Study Confirms Existence Of ‘Long Covid,’ With 7 In 10 Patients...

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Topline As many as seven in ten hospitalized Covid-19 patients followed in a study in the U.K. continued to experience debilitating symptoms for weeks after discharge, including a cough, breathlessness, fatigue and depression, a new paper into the phenomenon of “Long Covid” says, adding to the body of evidence that the disease frequently has long-term…

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