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Study shows mRNA-1273 vaccine can prevent symptomatic COVID-19 infection

A peer-reviewed paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine provides data from the much-anticipated COVE study, which evaluated mRNA-1273, a vaccine candidate against COVID-19 manufactured by Moderna, Inc.
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Brain damage is not caused by direct COVID-19 attack, indicates study

n an in-depth study of how COVID-19 affects a patient's brain, National Institutes of Health researchers consistently spotted hallmarks of damage caused by thinning and leaky brain blood vessels in tissue samples from patients who died shortly after contracting the disease.
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Phase 3 results show investigational vaccine is effective in preventing severe COVID-19

The investigational vaccine known as mRNA-1273 was 94.1% efficacious in preventing symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to preliminary results from a Phase 3 clinical trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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WHO lists Comirnaty COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization (WHO) today listed the Comirnaty COVID-19 mRNA vaccine for emergency use, making the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine the first to receive emergency validation from WHO since the outbreak began a year ago.
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Why flu vaccines are more important than ever in this pandemic [PODCAST]

“The flu vaccine can strengthen your immune system, prevent the disease spread among those closest to you, protect your children, and reduce the health care system’s burden. Protecting ourselves and others as we traverse a pandemic is paramount in saving lives and keeping our communities safe and healthy. Along with our ongoing initiatives through Covid […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Covid-19: Are pandemics the new normal?

After Covid-19 should we expect more pandemics in the future?
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Australia coronavirus live news: thousands told to self-isolate after Covid-19 exposure

More than 2,000 customers of a bottle shop in western Sydney at risk after employee worked while infected; masks made mandatory in Sydney; and Victorian authorities to ramp up testing. Follow the latest updates NSW hotspots list; Victoria hotspots listCovid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 9.03pm GMT While we’re on border rules, police in Queensland are turning people away if they can’t prove that they were not in the grea...
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UK to begin using Oxford Covid vaccine as PM strikes hopeful tone

Boris Johnson says he hopes pace of vaccination can be ramped up to protect tens of millions in months Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in the UK will begin receiving the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday, after the prime minister expressed hope that the pace could be ramped up to protect tens of millions of people from Covid-19 within the next few months.In England the first doses would be administered in a small number of hospitals for surveillance purposes...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Oxford, Doctors, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Gps


The vaccines brought a feeling of hope, but the distribution reality is quickly shattering that

I am angry and frustrated, and these feelings mixed with exasperation have led me to write this. In the U.S., we failed to contain the virus like New Zealand; we failed to mitigate it like Singapore; we failed to test for it like South Korea. We maybe did pretty well with treatment, but with the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Analysis: is it wise for England to mix and match Covid vaccines?

US experts warn against plan to give different second jab if supplies run lowCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK is setting the pace around the world in the approval and use of Covid vaccines but, while other countries watch intently, not all are yet prepared to embrace what looks like public health pragmatism rather than strict adherence to evidence.Britain is the first country in the world to approve and use the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, just as it was first wi...
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Another stab in the back for primary care during pandemic

I am on the primary care front lines in this pandemic.  I help to do COVID testing for our community of patients 5 days a week.  I don and sweat in my PPE during these appointments and during preventative and sick visit appointments.  And up til now, this has been my main protection from COVID. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Nicaragua’s Covid story far from truth | Letter

The country should not be held up as a shining example in its response to the pandemic, writes Dr Hilary Francis, who points to the failure to provide accurate data and firing of health workersJohn Perry (Letters, 31 December) suggests that we should learn from the Nicaraguan government’s management of Covid. He doesn’t mention that 700 Nicaraguan health professionals wrote an open letter begging the government to acknowledge the extent of the crisis, or that at least 10 health workers have been...
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If You Have the Winter Blues- You’re Not Alone

A little help for anyone who might need it from our friends at Stride Psychology. As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, many of us struggle with our mental health. While some love to... Visit CanadianBeauty.com to read the rest of this article.
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How is the Oxford Covid vaccine being deployed in England?

With jab to be administered to public for first time, we look at key questions about its rollout Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe biggest vaccination programme in the UK’s history will receive a major boost on Monday, with the first use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. Here we look at some key questions about how it will be deployed in England. Continue reading...
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India's approval of covid vaccines triggers mass immunisation drive

Green light for Oxford vaccine alongside domestic Covaxin hailed as ‘decisive turning point’ by PMCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIndia has granted emergency approval to both the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and the domestically developed Covaxin, signalling the start of one of the largest Covid-19 immunisation drives in the world.At a press conference on Sunday, the drugs controller general of India said the decision to approve both the Oxford vaccine and C...
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Fauci to Trump after he tweeted the CDC exaggerates the number of COVID-19 cases: 'The deaths are real'

President Donald Trump. Getty President Donald Trump on Sunday said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — led by people he appointed himself — tracks coronavirus case and death rates inaccurately.  The number of US cases and deaths "is far exaggerated," he said in a tweet Sunday, a claim that Dr. Anthony Fauci and other experts have disputed. It's far likelier that the CDC underexaggerates cases. Experts for months have said case and death toll rates are actually much higher tha...
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My healer, please guide me on this journey

I walk this dark and winding path between wellness and illness, moving between darkness and light on this journey of life. As I move between well-being and an uneasy state of uncertainty, a roller-coaster of emotions moves over me. I am brought to my knees with doubt, restlessness, discontent, anger, and fear. At times, I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Youth organisations in England face wholesale closure

Two-thirds of small groups at risk as pandemic leaves 1.5 million young people in critical need of helpGeneration Z and Covid: ‘I’m 100% more politicised’England faces a wholesale closure of youth organisations, leaving a generation of vulnerable young people without life-changing support, according to research.Almost two-thirds of youth organisations with incomes under £250,000 say they are at risk of closure, with 31% saying they might have to shut in the next six months. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson: 'Send children to school'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the risk of schools to children is 'very small indeed'.
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Palestinians excluded from Israeli Covid vaccine rollout as jabs go to settlers

Human rights groups accuse Israel of dodging obligations to millions in occupied territories who may wait months for vaccinationIsrael is celebrating an impressive, record-setting vaccination drive, having given initial jabs of coronavirus shots to more than a 10th of the population. But Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza can only watch and wait.As the world ramps up what is already on track to become a highly unequal vaccination push – with people in richer nations first to...
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AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use in India, along with a local drugmaker's alternative shot

A man applies finishing touches to graffiti representing a vaccine in Kolkata, India. Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters Health officials in India approved two COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday, including one made by AstraZeneca, for emergency use.  While announcing the emergency use, VG Somani, the country's drug's controller general said the vaccines were "110% safe," according to The Times of India. "A decisive turning point to strengthen a spirited fight," India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, said...
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More Old People Succumb to Deadly New Year’s Mochi

The elderly in Japan have continued in failing to exercise caution when devouring the terrorizing New Year’s food that is mochi, as another nine have been escorted to hospitals after choking, with one also sadly losing their life. Tokyo’s fire department divulged that all the people who were rushed to the hospital as a result […]
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Stay-At-Home Order Remains In Effect for Greater Sacramento Region

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The Oxford Covid jab is delivered this week. But when will vaccines bring results?

Fall or rise in coronavirus cases will not initially be a good measure of efficacy, say scientists devising ways to audit progressWhy is Britain delaying second doses of vaccine?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in Britain are set to get their first shots of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday, with millions of doses being given over the next few months. The mass vaccination of the UK’s population should bring an end to the country’s Covid-19 misery, but how...
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The Case for Keto review – why a full-fat diet should be on the menu

Gary Taubes argues persuasively that ‘those who fatten easily’ should abandon carbs altogetherThe investigative journalist Gary Taubes is known for his painstakingly researched and withering demolitions of the “eat less, move more” diet orthodoxy, but his latest book is personal. The Case for Keto is aimed at “those of us who fatten easily”. Taubes locates himself in this beleaguered group, “despite an addiction to exercise for the better part of a decade” and a diet of “low-fat, mostly plant ‘h...
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Liverpool's acting mayor calls for national coronavirus lockdown

Wendy Simon says ‘alarming levels’ of new more transmissible variant means action is needed urgentlyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe acting mayor of Liverpool has called for a national lockdown amid rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in the UK.Wendy Simon and the city council’s cabinet say the speed of the rise in coronavirus cases and a new more transmissible variant mean action is needed to save lives and stop hospitals being overwhelmed. She said the number of inf...
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