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Visualizing Covid-19 Deaths In The US

Visualizing Covid-19 Deaths In The US

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EL PASO, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 16: A refrigerated temporary morgue trailer in a parking lot of the El ... [+] Paso County Medical Examiner's office on November 16, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Getty Images This week, the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the US exceeded 250,000. On Friday,…
Covid-19 Patients Are ‘Highly Infectious’ Within Five Days Of Showing Symptoms, Study Shows, Explaining Pandemic’s Rapid Spread

Covid-19 Patients Are ‘Highly Infectious’ Within Five Days Of Showing Symptoms,...

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Topline Covid-19 is a “short-lived” infection that lasts for only nine days after patients begin to show symptoms, according to a new study that shows patients to be “highly infectious” very early on in the illness, peaking within five days of showing symptoms—a time period so short that researchers believe it can explain why the…
Tales From The Vaccine Vault: 30 Facts About Smallpox And The Coronavirus

Tales From The Vaccine Vault: 30 Facts About Smallpox And The...

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Members of the Association of French Models line up for their smallpox vaccinations, 2nd October ... [+] 1955. FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images These facts offer more than just a walk down memory lane for anyone old enough to remember smallpox terror. Together they tell a “then and now” story about how difficult it is to eradicate…
World Health Organization Rejects Remdesivir, The Antiviral Trump Took For Covid-19, Saying There’s No Evidence It Helps Recovery Or Survival

World Health Organization Rejects Remdesivir, The Antiviral Trump Took For Covid-19,...

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Topline The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended against using one of the only drugs approved to treat Covid-19 around the world, saying it has found no evidence to suggest that Gilead’s remdesivir helps hospitalized patients recover or improves their outcomes. The WHO recommends against using antiviral remdesivir for hospitalized Covid-19 patients, saying ... [+]…
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…
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…
More People Are Drowning In The Winter Because Of Warmer Weather

More People Are Drowning In The Winter Because Of Warmer Weather

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When winter air temperatures reached between -10 C and -5 C, drownings rose substantially new ... [+] research finds. getty While people tend to think of drowning as a summer safety risk, more children and young adults are drowning now that winters are getting warmer, according to a new study. The study, published in the…
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…

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