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COVID-19 hospitalizations among children in the last month have jumped more than 50%, but experts say Omicron is not more dangerous for kids

Owen Malloy, 9, receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years from Lurie Children's hospital registered nurse Jeanne Bailey at Lurie Children's hospital Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago.AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh COVID-19-related hospitalizations among children have spiked in the last month, according to new data. In 10 states, the number of kids admitted in the last four weeks has more than doubled, NBC reported. But experts say low vaccination rates, as well as other expl...
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COVID-19 hospitalizations among children in the last month have jumped more than 50%, according to a new analysis

Owen Malloy, 9, receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years from Lurie Children's hospital registered nurse Jeanne Bailey at Lurie Children's hospital Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago.AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh COVID-19-related hospitalizations among children have spiked in the last month, according to new data. In 10 states, the number of kids admitted in the last four weeks has more than doubled, NBC reported. The US is now averaging 260 pediatric hospitalizations per d...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Nbc, Children, New York City, US, Trends, Chicago, Washington Dc, Cbs, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Lurie, New York State Department of Health, Mary T Bassett


A Texas pediatrician and professor developed a low-cost COVID-19 vaccine. India just granted it emergency use authorization.

Medical workers administer COVID-19 vaccines in Mumbai, India, April 13, 2021.Rajanish Kakade/AP Public health experts have previously said vaccine inequality would allow for new variants.  A Texas doctor and his team developed Corbevax, a low-cost COVID-19 vaccine.  The vaccine just received emergency use authorization in India.  A Texas pediatrician and a professor developed a low-cost COVID-19 vaccine that was approved for emergency use in India on Tuesday. Dr. Peter Hotez, a pediatrician ...
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Covid live: US, UK, France, Portugal and Greece all break new daily cases records

US reports 512,553 cases; UK reports 129,000; France reports 179,807; Portugal 17,172; and Greece 21,657Denmark infection rate at 1,612 cases per 100,000 peopleOmicron ‘not same disease’ as other Covid waves, UK scientist saysWhat to do about the UK’s unvaccinated? No 10’s Covid dilemmaCovid pills are ‘very promising’ but what are challenges in using them?See all our coronavirus coverageStock markets have continued to gain ground despite the surge of Omicron around the world.Asian markets lifted...
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As Omicron becomes the dominant variant, the US is averaging 200,000 new COVID-19 cases a day

A person receives a COVID-19 test at a walk-up testing site in New York City on December 15, 2021.David Dee Delgado/Getty Images Omicron now represents 59% of COVID-19 cases in the US, new CDC data says. The variant seems more transmissible than other strains, with cases doubling every 2 to 3 days. Disease experts anticipate a swift, punishing wave of infections this winter. The Omicron variant now represents 59% of COVID-19 cases in the US — up from 23% of cases last week, according to new d...
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Covid live: France, Portugal and Greece report record high daily cases; Denmark has highest infection rate in world

France reports 179,807 new cases; Portugal records 17,172 cases; Greece reports 21,657; Denmark infection rate at 1,612 cases per 100,000 peopleUK sets new record of more than 129,000 Covid cases in a dayOmicron ‘not same disease’ as other Covid waves, UK scientist saysWhat to do about the UK’s unvaccinated? No 10’s Covid dilemmaCovid pills are ‘very promising’ but what are challenges in using them?See all our coronavirus coverageStock markets have continued to gain ground despite the surge of O...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, Greece, France, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Air transport, Shanghai, Portugal, Sydney, Denmark, Seoul, France Portugal, Coronavirus


President of flight attendants union slams CDC for shortening quarantine period for asymptomatic people

White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci, left, and AFA-CWA President Sara Nelson.Greg Nash/Tom Brenner/Associated Press A flight attendants union has criticized the CDC for lowering its quarantine guidelines. Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson told CNN "it was all about the staffing issues." The decision comes after Delta sent a letter requesting a reduced COVID-19 isolation period. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shortened its quarantine guidance for asymptoma...
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President of flight attendants' union slams CDC for shortening the quarantine period: "It was all about the staffing issues"

White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci and AFA-CWA president Sara Nelson.Greg Nash/Tom Brenner/Associated Press A flight attendant union has criticized the CDC for changing its quarantine guidelines from 10 to five days. President of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, Sara Nelson, said: "it was all about the staffing issues." The decision comes after Delta Air Lines sent a letter to the CDC requesting a reduced COVID-19 isolation period. The Centers for Disease Control has sho...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Cdc, White House, America, Trends, Cnn, Delta, Union, Associated Press, Anthony Fauci, Nelson, Flight Attendant, Delta Air Lines, Centers for Disease Control


Covid live: France and Portugal report record high daily cases; Denmark has highest infection rate in world

France reports record high of 179,807 new cases; Portugal records 17,172 new cases, Denmark infection rate at 1,612 cases per 100,000 peopleUK sets new record of more than 129,000 Covid cases in a dayOmicron ‘not same disease’ as other Covid waves, UK scientist saysWhat to do about the UK’s unvaccinated? No 10’s Covid dilemmaCovid pills are ‘very promising’ but what are challenges in using them?See all our coronavirus coverageStock markets have continued to gain ground despite the surge of Omicr...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, France, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Air transport, Shanghai, Portugal, Sydney, Denmark, Seoul, Coronavirus


Covid live: England recorded highest number of hospitalisations since early February on Boxing Day; Denmark has world’s highest infection rate

England recorded 1,374 Covid hospital admissions on 26 December; Denmark has world’s highest infection rate with 1,612 cases per 100,000 peopleOmicron ‘not same disease’ as other Covid waves, UK scientist saysWhat to do about the UK’s unvaccinated? No 10’s Covid dilemmaCovid test shortages threaten New Year’s Eve celebrations in EnglandCovid pills are ‘very promising’ but what are challenges in using them?See all our coronavirus coverageStock markets have continued to gain ground despite the sur...
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Sen. Blumenthal calls cruise ships 'petri dishes of COVID infection' as the industry grapples with dozens of outbreaks

US Sen. Richard Blumenthal called on cruise lines to shut down amid reported outbreaks.Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images Sen. Richard Blumenthal called cruise ships "petri dishes of COVID infection" in a tweet Tuesday.  He also called for cruise lines to dock their ships as the Omicron variant spreads in the US.  The CDC is currently investigating at least 86 cruise ships that have had COVID-19 outbreaks recently.  Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal called cruise ships "Petri dishes of COVID i...
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Australians who were falsely told they'd tested negative for COVID-19 on Christmas Day fear they might have infected family members

A man has a swab taken at a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at Bondi Beach in Sydney, on December 21.Rick Rycroft/AP A lab in Australia mistakenly told more than 400 people they didn't have COVID-19 on Christmas Day.  Now those affected are worried they spread the virus to family members on Christmas.  Cases in New South Wales, Australia, are surging as the Omicron variant takes hold of the state.  Australians who were falsely told they'd tested negative for COVID-19 when they h...
Tags: Science, News, Australia, Trends, Bbc, Healthcare, New South Wales, Sydney, Abc News, Bondi Beach, New South Wales Australia, Colonna, Breaking, REBECCA COHEN, Rick Rycroft, Omicron


Australians who were falsely told they tested negative for COVID-19 on Christmas day fear they may have infected family members

A man has a swab taken at a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at Bondi Beach in Sydney, on Dec. 21, 2021.Rick Rycroft/AP A lab in Australia mistakenly told more than 400 people they didn't have COVID-19 on Christmas Day.  Now, those affected are worried they spread the virus to family members on Christmas.  Cases in New South Wales, Australia are surging as the Omicron variant takes hold of the state.  Australians who were falsely told they tested negative for COVID-19 when they had t...
Tags: Science, News, Australia, Trends, Bbc, Healthcare, New South Wales, Sydney, Associated Press, Abc News, Bondi Beach, Sydney Australia, New South Wales Australia, Colonna, Breaking, REBECCA COHEN


Covid: how long are people infectious and how do isolation rules vary?

The US has cut the self-isolation period to five days, while in England it is seven with negative testsThe US has announced it is cutting the recommended self-isolation time with Covid to five days. How long are people with Covid infectious for, and why do the rules vary between countries?What are the rules for self-isolation in the UK? Continue reading...
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How long are people infectious for with Covid and how do isolation rules vary?

The US has cut the self-isolation period to five days, while in England it is seven with negative testsThe US has announced it is cutting the recommended self-isolation time with Covid to five days. How long are people with Covid infectious for, and why do the rules vary between countries?What are the rules for self-isolation in the UK? Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Science, US, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus


A Delta flight headed to Shanghai turned back mid-way over China's new COVID-19 cleaning rules

The passengers on the flight were left with expired US visas and wasted COVID-19 tests, the Associated Press reported.Getty Images A Delta flight traveling from Seattle to Shanghai turned around mid-flight last week.  The airline said that China had changed its cleaning requirements which would have resulted in delays.  The mid-air turnaround comes as China toughens travel restrictions ahead of the Beijing Olympics. A Delta Air Lines flight traveling from Seattle to Shanghai turned around mid...
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A Delta flight headed to Shanghai turned back midway over China's new COVID-19 cleaning rules

The passengers on the flight were left with expired US visas and wasted COVID-19 tests, The Associated Press reported.Getty Images A Delta flight traveling from Seattle to Shanghai turned around midflight last week.  The airline said China had changed its cleaning requirements, which would have resulted in delays.  The midair turnaround comes as China toughens travel restrictions ahead of the Beijing Olympics. A Delta Air Lines flight traveling from Seattle to Shanghai turned around in midair...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, Speed, Beijing, Healthcare, Shanghai, Delta, Associated Press, Seattle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Delta Air Lines


A testing lab in Australia accidentally told more than 400 people they were negative for COVID-19 when they actually had the virus

A man has a swab taken at a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at Bondi Beach in Sydney, on Dec. 21, 2021.Rick Rycroft/AP A lab in Australia mistakenly told more than 400 people they didn't have COVID-19 on Christmas Day.  The next day, they notified the patients that they did, in fact, test positive for the virus.  Cases in New South Wales, Australia are surging as the Omicron variant takes hold of the state.  An Australian lab falsely told more than 400 people they tested negative fo...
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Covid live news: Omicron accounts for 58.6% of all infections in US; Wales reports 12,378 cases in past 48 hours

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data highlights spread of new variant; Wales warns it is quickly catching up with rates in EnglandOmicron ‘not same disease’ as other Covid waves, UK scientist saysCovid test shortages threaten New Year’s Eve celebrations in EnglandEngland’s bars and restaurants cheer absence of Covid rulesSee all our coronavirus coverageStock markets have continued to gain ground despite the surge of Omicron around the world.Asian markets lifted on Tuesday with the Nik...
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Covid live: Delhi enters lockdown-like conditions over Omicron; Japan reports first cluster of variant

Schools and sports venues will close amid concern over risk from new variant; authorities report cluster of cases in OsakaOmicron ‘not same disease’ as other Covid waves, UK scientist saysEngland’s bars and restaurants cheer absence of Covid rules‘I thought I could plough through the pandemic without burnout’Tell us how you have been affectedSee all our coronavirus coverageStock markets have continued to gain ground despite the surge of Omicron around the world.Asian markets lifted on Tuesday wi...
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Is Einstein’s theory of gravity still relevant — we put it to its toughest test yet

For more than 100 years, Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity has been our best description of how the force of gravity acts throughout the Universe. General relativity is not only very accurate but ask any astrophysicist about the theory and they’ll probably also describe it as “beautiful”. But it has a dark side too: a fundamental conflict with our other great physical theory, quantum mechanics. General relativity works extremely well at large scales in the Universe, but quantum mech...
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China berates US after ‘close encounters’ with Elon Musk satellites

Beijing urges US to act responsibly after two near misses that it says posed serious threat to astronauts’ livesChina has accused the US of ignoring international treaty obligations and engaging in irresponsible and unsafe conduct in outer space after two near misses between the Chinese space station and satellites operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.Zhao Lijian, a foreign ministry spokesperson, said on Tuesday that China “urges the US to act responsibly” after incidents involving SpaceX’s St...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, StarLink, Zhao Lijian


Covid live: England hospitality bosses welcome lack of new restrictions; Japan reports first Omicron cluster

UK PM’s decision to hold off new curbs until new year a ‘lifeline’, say industry chiefs; authorities report cluster of cases in OsakaOmicron ‘not same disease’ as other Covid waves, UK scientist saysEngland’s bars and restaurants cheer absence of Covid rules‘I thought I could plough through the pandemic without burnout’Tell us how you have been affectedSee all our coronavirus coverageStock markets have continued to gain ground despite the surge of Omicron around the world.Asian markets lifted on...
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Covid live: China shuts another city to contain surge; England hospitality bosses welcome lack of new restrictions

France cuts wait time for booster shots; UK PM’s decision to hold off new curbs until new year a ‘lifeline’, say industry chiefsEngland’s bars and restaurants cheer absence of Covid rules‘I thought I could plough through the pandemic without burnout’Tell us how you have been affectedSee all our coronavirus coverageStock markets have continued to gain ground despite the surge of Omicron around the world.Asian markets lifted on Tuesday with the Nikkei in Japan up nearly 1%, Shanghai up 0.2%, Seoul...
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Physicists working with Microsoft think the universe is a self-learning computer

A team of theoretical physicists working with Microsoft today published an amazing pre-print research paper describing the universe as a self-learning system of evolutionary laws. In other words: We live inside a computer that learns. The big idea: Bostrom’s Simulation Argument has been a hot topic in science circles lately. We published “What if you’re living in a simulation, but there’s no computer” recently to posit a different theory, but Microsoft’s pulled a cosmic “hold my beer” with this ...
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2021 was a big year for physics: We finally peeked beyond the Standard Model

If you ask a physicist like me to explain how the world works, my lazy answer might be: “It follows the Standard Model.” The Standard Model explains the fundamental physics of how the universe works. It has endured over 50 trips around the Sun despite experimental physicists constantly probing for cracks in the model’s foundations. With few exceptions, it has stood up to this scrutiny, passing experimental test after experimental test with flying colors. But this wildly successful model has conc...
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Covid live news: China shuts another city to contain surge; chaos as 3,500 more flights cancelled

France cuts wait time for booster shots; US surge cause for concern, not panic, says Biden; Johnson rules out new year restrictions in EnglandEngland’s bars and restaurants cheer absence of Covid rules‘I thought I could plough through the pandemic without burnout’Tell us how you have been affectedSee all our coronavirus coverageStock markets have continued to gain ground despite the surge of Omicron around the world.Asian markets lifted on Tuesday with the Nikkei in Japan up nearly 1%, Shanghai ...
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Theoretical physicists think humans are screwing up the universe’s plan

The universe started with a Big Bang. Everything that was ever going to be anything was compacted into a tiny ball of whatever-ness and then it exploded outward and the universe begin expanding. At least, that’s one way of looking at it. But emergent new theories and ages-old philosophical assertions are beginning to find a foothold in cutting-edge quantum physics research. And it’s beginning to look more and more like we might actually be the center of the universe after all. That’s not to say ...
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Egyptian pharaoh’s mummified body gives up its secrets after 3,500 years

Amenhotep I ‘unwrapped’ digitally by Cairo scientists, revealing details from his grave jewellery to his teethWith his narrow chin, small nose and curly hair he physically resembles his father, said radiologist Sahar Saleem. Perhaps surprisingly for someone who lived about 3,500 years ago, he also has strikingly good teeth.Saleem is talking about the mummified body of the pharaoh Amenhotep I, a warrior king who has been something of an enigma in that he is one of the few royal mummies not to be ...
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