Coronavirus live news: New Zealand reports fifth case from quarantine hotel; zero local cases in four Australian states

Greece becomes latest EU nation to limit vaccine; Israel, Lebanon ease lockdowns; all contacts of Melbourne hotel quarantine worker, who contracted UK strain and put Australian Open at risk, test negative. Follow live 2.59am GMT Is Australia about to confirm a donut day, where we get a big fat 0 for cases of coronavirus detected in the community?So far today Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria have all reported their latest 24-hour figures, and have all returned donuts....
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LA County officials warn public to wait their turn for coronavirus vaccine

Los Angeles County health officials issued a stern warning on Friday, Feb. 5, for anyone trying to skip in line to receive a coronavirus vaccine. It appears some residents have shared a unique access code for acquiring second-dose appointments and using that access code to make first dose appointments. If anyone shows up to receive a vaccine with one of those appointments, Department of Public Health Chief Science Officer Dr. Paul Simon said they will be turned away. “It’s important for people t...
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Novel immunotherapy approach to revert the main hallmarks of cat allergy

Researchers from the Department of Infection and Immunity of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) brought forward the potential of high doses of a specific adjuvant molecule, namely CpG oligonucleotide, in successfully modulating the immune system's allergic response to the main cat allergen Fel d 1, thereby inducing a tolerance-promoting reaction and reverting the main hallmarks of cat allergy.
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Kessler Foundation scientists receive three grants for spinal cord injury research

Kessler Foundation scientists received three spinal cord injury research grants from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, to ensure that they have the capacity to complete projects delayed by the pandemic.
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Grape consumption offers protection against UV skin damage

A recent human study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that consuming grapes protected against ultraviolet (UV) skin damage.
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LA city budget gap widens to more than $750 million, despite recent labor concessions

Los Angeles city officials said Friday, Feb. 5, that the shortfall in this year’s budget has widened to $750 million, with the future of the economy remaining uncertain amid the enduring COVID-19 pandemic. A report from City Administrative Officer Richard Llewellyn on Friday reinforced the ongoing budget struggles brought on by revenues projected to come in $600 million less that what had been anticipated at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the projection no longer contains recommendation...
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Vegan diet more effective for boosting weight loss than Mediterranean diet

A vegan diet is more effective for weight loss than a Mediterranean diet, according to a groundbreaking new study that compared the diets head to head.
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FDA permits marketing of new prescription only device to reduce snoring and mild sleep apnea

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized marketing of a new prescription only device intended to reduce snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea.
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FDA approves cell-based gene therapy to treat adults with relapsed or refractory large-B-cell lymphoma

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Breyanzi (lisocabtagene maraleucel), a cell-based gene therapy to treat adult patients with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not responded to, or who have relapsed after, at least two other types of systemic treatment.
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Being a neonatologist and a mother [PODCAST]

“Being a neonatologist and a mother is living with the knowledge that the question ‘What would you do?’ could so easily become real, not hypothetical.  And so what would I do? I don’t know, heartbroken mama. Because I feel too much, but I don’t feel enough. Because I know too well, but I don’t know […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Top London surgeon tackles Covid 'vaccine hesitancy' in minority communities

Martin Griffiths is working hard to get more people from ethnic minority communities vaccinated.
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Coronavirus live news: Greece limits AstraZeneca jab to under 65s; close contacts of Melbourne hotel worker test negative

Greece becomes latest EU nation to limit vaccine; Israel, Lebanon ease lockdowns; all contacts of Melbourne hotel quarantine worker, who contracted UK strain and put Australian Open at risk, test negative. Follow live 11.29pm GMT Another day of zero cases of community transmission of coronavirus for Queensland. One case has been detected of a person currently in hotel quarantine.Saturday 6 February – coronavirus cases in Queensland:• 0 new locally acquired cases• 1 overseas acquired case• 5 ...
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Variant first found in UK now accounts for 6% of German cases – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus – latest updates 10.45pm GMT You can keep reading along on our new blog, run by Graham Readfearn in Australia. Here it is: Related: Coronavirus live news: Greece limits AstraZeneca jab to under 65s; close contacts of Melbourne hotel worker test negative 10.34pm GMT We’re shutting down this blog now, but you can follow along for all the latest developments on our new blog. I’ll post a link when it’s up and...
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Owen Strachan’s Public Theology

Owen Strachan is a professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Southern Baptist school in Kansas City, MO. There, he leads something called “The Center for Public Theology.” Today his public theology showed up in the following tweet: If you were gaslit for suspecting a sinister movement colluding to unseat Trump: you were wronged. TIME magazine has revealed the left’s winning plot that includes big media, big tech, big business, religious & “racial justice” leaders:
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How Jack Osbourne Stayed Sober Through His MS Diagnosis

In 2012, Jack Osbourne began experiencing numbness and what he thought was a pinched nerve in his leg for about three months. At about the same time, he went to see a doctor about an inflamed optic nerve. It turns out his leg and eye problems were related. At age 26, Osbourne was diagnosed with […]
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Fighting the virus with voices: Chaplains serenade staff at Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Echoes of “We Shall Overcome” could be heard from inside the Emergency Room at Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center on a cold recent Saturday morning. Members of the hospital’s Spiritual Care Services team belted the inspirational gospel song as healthcare workers paused from their demanding duties for a few moments to listen. There is much to overcome — the overwhelming COVID-19 pandemic has filled the hospital with so many fighting people for their lives. “We get busy, but I’ve ne...
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'All the markers of youth are being extended': higher education, Covid and the debt burden

With graduate employment at a low ebb and some degrees costing more, young people are starting their adult lives with onerous debtRead how the pandemic is shaping a generation hereAt the end of November, three weeks after her last exam and one week after she got her results, Maddison Sklenar found out the course she was doing might no longer exist. It was the start of the summer break.Sklenar, 23, had just finished the second year of a three-year bachelor of arts, majoring in Chinese language an...
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Stop chasing the eternal search for happiness

I have been searching for something all of my life. Some would call it happiness; others call it success. No matter what I achieve, the goalposts seem to keep moving. Perhaps this sounds familiar. Maybe you realize that it is all an endless chase. Maybe you are tired of: not being completely at peace being […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Overcoming PPE barriers to compassionate communication 

In the COVID-19 environment, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) is the norm for clinicians. Monthly, U.S. health care workers use 89 million masks. While these masks help prevent the spread of disease, PPE creates barriers to effective communication that is requiring clinicians to learn new techniques for interacting with patients. Learning new verbal and non-verbal […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Lancaster football player’s frustrated Twitter shot at Newsom steamrolls into national spotlight

Isaiah Navarro’s message on Twitter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom is clear. And angry. “Zero offers, zero looks, zero commitments, zero time on campus, zero homecoming, zero prom, zero traditional graduation,” Navarro’s tweet read Wednesday morning. “What a wasted final year of school. Worked hard and dedicated for absolutely ZERO. Big shout out to Gavin Newsom! You got what you wanted.” Navarro, a football player at Lancaster’s Paraclete High, expressed a sentiment shared by many of his stude...
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Coronavirus live news: variant first found in UK now accounts for 6% of German cases; Israel to ease lockdown

Germany warns new variants are set to spread; Israel to keep borders closed; Von der Leyen compares UK vaccine ‘speedboat’ to EU ‘tanker’Von der Leyen: UK is Covid vaccine ‘speedboat’ while EU is ‘tanker’US records more than 5,000 Covid deaths in a day after auditIsrael: vaccinated grandparents play with grandchildren againUK coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.34pm GMT The Czech government faces the threat that parliament may tie its hands in efforts to combat the p...
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California’s rural counties endure a deadly covid winter

Covid-19's fierce winter resurgence in California is notable not only for the explosion in overall cases and deaths in the state's sprawling urban centers.
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The state of vaccine supply: ‘Opaque.’ Unpredictable. ‘Hard to pin down.’

Even as the pace of vaccination against covid-19 has steadily accelerated — hitting an average of 1.3 million doses a day in the last days of January — the frustration felt by many of those unable to secure an appointment hasn't waned.
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Ancestral components of human gut microbiota are fundamental to health

Neanderthals' gut microbiota already included some beneficial micro-organisms that are also found in our own intestine.
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Comparing death tolls from covid to past wars is fraught

Counting the dead is one of the first, somber steps in reckoning with an event of enormous tragic scope, be it war, a natural disaster or a pandemic.
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As demand for mental health care spikes, budget ax set to strike

When the pandemic hit, health officials in Montana's Beaverhead County had barely begun to fill a hole left by the 2017 closure of the local public assistance office, mental health clinic, chemical dependency center and job placement office after the state's last budget shortfall.
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The hug that reminded a cardiologist of the joy in medicine

The cardiologist was called STAT to the ED for a 50-year-old man with an acute STEMI. The man arrested eight times in the ED, each time successfully resuscitated. He finally stabilized to where he could be moved to the cardiac cath lab. The cardiologist quickly met with the wife and told her the plans and […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Oxford Covid vaccine almost as effective against Kent variant, trials suggest

Scientists say it offers only slightly lower protection compared with original CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca is nearly as effective against the Kent variant as it is against older forms of the virus, according to preliminary research results.Researchers analysed swabs from trial volunteers who developed asymptomatic or symptomatic infections to determine which variant of the virus they had ...
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SGD Pharma Takes Lead in Sustainability, Awarded Platinum EcoVadis Rating for The First Time

SGD Pharma, a leading supplier of glass primary packaging in the pharmaceutical industry, has been awarded a ‘platinum’ rating by EcoVadis, positioning it in the top 1% of all companies rated worldwide.
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Beijing Children Walking Improperly After Coronavirus Anal Examinations

A video has surfaced online of children after experiencing the anal examinations being carried out in Beijing as a way of testing for the Coronavirus, with nearly all of them walking awkwardly and sure to be a cause for concern for some. Those entering into Beijing have been issues complaints regarding the anal examinations they […]
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