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Overwhelming evidence SARS-CoV-2 is airborne

Researchers in the United States, UK, and Canada have published a commentary challenging the suggestion that the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) may not be airborne.
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Coronavirus live news: France to impose 10-day quarantine on Brazil arrivals; Oscars reinvented for pandemic

Global death toll tops 3m; pandemic made 2020 ‘the year of the quiet ocean’, say scientistsPeak District welcomes visitors as Mansfield cases riseWhat are the new Covid variants?For all our coronavirus coverage 11.29pm BST South Africa’s health regulator on Saturday recommended that the government lift the pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, as long as certain conditions are met. Reuters reports:“These conditions include, but are not limited to, strengthened screen...
Tags: Health, France, Society, World news, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Alberta, Mansfield, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Public Health Agency of Canada, Coronavirus


Moderna struggling to supply promised doses of Covid vaccine

US firm suggests issues with increasing production at its European plant could affect delivery to UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US pharmaceutical company Moderna, which produces the newest vaccine to be rolled out in the UK, is struggling to supply promised shots because of issues with increasing production at its European plant, in the latest problem to hit global vaccination plans.In a statement on Friday, the company suggested supply of the vaccine would be...
Tags: Health, UK, US, Society, Canada, Vaccines and immunisation, UK Canada, Moderna, Coronavirus


The coronavirus variant first found in Brazil is developing worrying new mutations that could make vaccines less effective, experts say

A COVID-19 patient is rushed into a hospital in Brasilia, Brazil on January 11, 2021. Xinhua/Lucio Tavora via Getty The coronavirus variant first found in Brazil, P.1, is still mutating, Brazil's top public health body said. Some of these mutations may make the shot more resistant to vaccines, Fiocruz said. Another study published Wednesday indicated P.1 could reinfect people who previously had COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The P.1 coronavirus variant causi...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Canada, South Africa, Healthcare, Brazil, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Reuters, P1, Manaus, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


US officials recommend pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout immediately, citing blood clots

A nurse loads a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The CDC and FDA recommended an immediate pause in the rollout of J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The agencies cited blood clots in six people who had received the vaccine. They are investigating. They were "recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution," they said. See more stories on Insider's business page. T...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Maryland, Cdc, US, Trends, Georgia, Eu, Speed, Canada, New York Times, Healthcare, News UK


Children less likely to spread SARS-CoV-2 than adults

A study conducted by researchers in Canada suggests that children may be less likely than adults to spread the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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UHN performed first double-lung transplant after COVID-19 in Canada

University Health Network has performed what is believed to be the first lung transplant in Canada on a patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged by COVID-19.
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Commercial assays detect mRNA-1273 and BNT162b2 vaccine-induced SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in most vaccinated participants

A recent study by researchers from Canada aimed to examine the ability of commercial assays to detect vaccine-induced antibodies and recognize the vaccination response.
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SFU mathematics professor to lead new infectious disease modeling network

Simon Fraser University mathematics professor Caroline Colijn will lead a new, national infectious disease modeling network that will inform decisions related to public health threats and better prepare Canada for future pandemics.
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Canada should take a more nuanced approach when setting SARS-CoV-2 vaccine priorities

When setting SARS-CoV-2 vaccine priorities, Canada should take a more nuanced approach that considers geographic and occupational risk exposures, as 75% of Canadian adults have at least 1 risk factor for severe COVID-19, argues an analysis in CMAJ.
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Regulators have found a link between AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot and rare blood clots in younger women, but the exact cause of the clots is unknown, a top official said

Women poses for selfie after vaccine. CRISTINA QUICLER / Contributor / Getty Images A European official said Tuesday there was a link between AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots. Marco Cavaleri, head of vaccines at the EMA, said the mechanism causing the brain blood clots wasn't yet clear. The clots are most common in younger women, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The European medicines regulator has found a link between AstraZeneca's COVID-...
Tags: Health, France, Germany, Trends, Canada, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Denmark, Norway, Oxford University, EMA, European Medicines Agency EMA, Cavaleri, Emer Cooke, Coronavirus, Catherine Schuster Bruce


Canadians more likely to consume COVID-19 misinformation from American sources

Misinformation about COVID-19 is spreading from the United States into Canada, undermining efforts to mitigate the pandemic.
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Study shows the substantial benefits of banning menthol cigarettes across Canada

Bans on menthol cigarettes across Canada from 2016 to 2017 led to a significant increase in the number of smokers who attempted to quit, smokers who quit successfully, and lower rates of relapse among former smokers, according to a new research study from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (the ITC Project) at the University of Waterloo.
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CDC: Salmonella Infections In California, 7 Other States Could Be Tied To Wild Songbirds

(CNN/CBS13) — Investigators are looking into an outbreak of salmonella infections in 19 people that could be associated with sick or dead birds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infections have occurred in eight states, including California, Tennessee, and New Hampshire, with eight people requiring hospitalization. No deaths are currently reported. The agency cites interviews with sick people and laboratory testing that show contact with wild songbirds and bird feeder...
Tags: Health, News, California, Cdc, Mexico, US, Cnn, Birds, Canada, New Hampshire, Salmonella, San Francisco Bay Area, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, California Tennessee, Audubon Society, California Department of Fish and Wildlife


Salmonella Infections In 8 States, including California, May Be Tied To Wild Songbirds, CDC says

(CNN/CBS13) — Investigators are looking into an outbreak of salmonella infections in 19 people across eight states, including California, that could be associated with sick or dead birds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eight people required hospitalization and no deaths are currently reported. The CDC cites interviews with sick people and laboratory testing that show contact with wild songbirds and bird feeders could be driving the infections. The California Departm...
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Countries like Germany, France, and Canada temporarily stopped using AstraZeneca's vaccine after reports of rare blood clots. There is no evidence to restrict the use of the shot, Europe's regulator says.

A vaccinator administers an injection of AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine to a patient at a vaccination centre in Chester, northwest England, on February 15, 2021. Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images The benefits of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine outweighs its risks, the European Medicines Agency said. "There is no evidence to restrict the use of the vaccine in any population," it said Wednesday. The EMA's investigation into reports of rare side effects it ongoing and will conclude ...
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Germany has suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for anyone under 60

Getty Germany has suspended the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for residents under the age of 60. The country is one of several who paused the use of the vaccine over concerns of blood clots. WHO said earlier this month that there's no link between the vaccine and blood clots. See more stories on Insider's business page. Germany has suspended the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for younger citizens over concerns of blood clotting, health officials announced on T...
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Canada suspends the AstraZeneca vaccine in under-55s while officials investigate reports of rare blood clots

A nurse is inoculated with the Pfizer/BioNTEch coronavirus vaccine in Toronto, Canada, December 14, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio Canada paused its AstraZeneca vaccine rollout in people under 55 on Monday. Officials cited reports of a rare blood disorder in young women in Europe. The recommendation was a precaution based on "international data" and a "good supply" of alternative vaccines. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canada has temporarily stopped giving AstraZeneca's...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Sweden, France, Trends, Canada, Italy, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Quebec, Wall Street Journal, Berlin Germany, Toronto Canada


Mystery brain disorder baffles Canadian medicine

Spasms, memory loss and hallucinations among symptoms of 43 patients in Acadian region of New Brunswick provinceDoctors in Canada are concerned they could be dealing with a previously unknown brain disease amid a string of cases involving memory loss, hallucinations and muscle atrophy.Politicians in the province of New Brunswick have demanded answers, but with so few cases, experts say there are far more questions than answers and have urged the public not to panic. Continue reading...
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Mystery brain disorder baffles Canadian doctors

Spasms, memory loss and hallucinations among symptoms of 43 patients in Acadian region of New Brunswick provinceDoctors in Canada are concerned they could be dealing with a previously unknown brain disease amid a string of cases involving memory loss, hallucinations and muscle atrophy.Politicians in the province of New Brunswick have demanded answers, but with so few cases, experts say there are far more questions than answers and have urged the public not to panic. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Americas, Neuroscience, World news, Medical Research, Canada, New Brunswick


New SARS-CoV-2 genome variants identified in US mink

Researchers in Canada have discovered two novel variants in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) gene sequences collected from mink in the United States.
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Identification of specific anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies with cross-neutralization potency

A team of scientists from the USA and Canada recently characterized the cross-neutralizing potency of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies isolated from COVID-19 patients. The findings reveal that some of the isolated antibodies targeting the spike RBD and the S2 subunit are capable of cross-neutralizing other members of the human beta-coronavirus family.
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'I am begging you, get the vaccine': pockets of fear emerge in Serbia

Mistrust is rife in country EU has said is launchpad for Russian disinformation and where mass vaccinations were mandatory in cold war-eraCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSerbia’s most famous citizen, the tennis champion Novak Djokovic, has been vocally cautious about vaccines. A government adviser on the pandemic told media last March that Covid-19 “exists only on Facebook”. When cases of measles spiked three years ago, authorities blamed the influence of a powerful a...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Russia, Eu, Society, World news, Canada, Serbia, Novak Djokovic, Vaccines and immunisation, Balkans, Coronavirus


New platform can provide necessary research capacity in non-invasive brain stimulation methods

Together, Brain Canada and the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR) are awarding $1.9 million to this initiative over three and a half years through the Brain Canada Platform Support Grant (PSG) program.
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A year into the pandemic, nurses are exhausted and angry

As the anniversary for March 11 anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic has come and gone, nurses across Canada are at their breaking point. We are exhausted, burned out – and angry. Nurses are on the frontlines of the pandemic and our health-care system every day. We see its problems […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Canada, World Health Organization, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Researchers investigate the effect of COVID-19 vaccines on residents of long-term care homes

Long-term care homes have been at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, with 70 percent of COVID-19 deaths having occurred in long-term care or nursing homes.
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Researchers to study the effect of COVID-19 vaccines on residents of long-term care homes

Long-term care homes have been at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, with 70 percent of COVID-19 deaths having occurred in long-term care or nursing homes.
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Researchers characterize antibody responses to COVID-19 mRNA-based vaccine

A team of scientists from the USA and Canada has recently characterized the antibodies developed against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in response to an mRNA-based coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine.
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Weedy grass may be effective against several human diseases

Native to the southeastern United States, a weedy grass has spread northward to Canada and also made its way to Australia and Japan. Andropogon virginicus grows densely packed and up to seven feet tall, disrupting growth patterns of other plants and competing for resources.
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The Latest: Ireland reaches half million vaccinations

By The Associated Press LONDON — Ireland has given out half a million coronavirus vaccinations about two months after the first inoculation. Prime Minister Micheal Martin says the health department announced the figure on Saturday. It includes both first and second doses and comes 63 days after the first shot was given to a Dublin senior citizen. “Good news,” Martin tweeted. “The vaccines are having a significant impact on mortality and serious illness.” Ireland has experienced a spike in infect...
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