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Unvaccinated teen in Los Angeles tests positive for a co-infection of COVID-19 and the flu now being dubbed 'flurona'

A man walks past a free flu shot advertisement outside of a drugstore in New York on August 19, 2020.Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images An unvaxxed Los Angeles teen has tested positive for a co-infection of COVID-19 and the flu, according to the Los Angeles Times. The co-infections have been happening since early in the pandemic and are now being dubbed "flurona." Experts said that being vaccinated against both the flu and COVID-19 will make a co-infection much milder for most. A Los Angeles tee...
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CDC advisors urge boosters for kids aged 12 and older to prevent COVID, help them stay in school, and curb anxiety rates

Simon Huizar, 13, received his first dose of the Pfizer on May 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images An influential advisory committee to the CDC just voted 13-1 to recommend teens 12 and up should get booster shots for COVID-19. Pfizer boosts can be administered any time at least 5 months after the primary series. One doctor called it a last-ditch "whack-a-mole" strategy against Omicron. Booster shots for vaccinated youngsters aged 12 and up are on the wa...
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CDC urges boosters for kids aged 12 and older to prevent COVID, help them stay in school, and curb anxiety rates

Simon Huizar, 13, received his first dose of Pfizer on May 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images On Wednesday night, the CDC recommend teens 12 and up should get booster shots for COVID-19. Pfizer boosts can be administered any time at least 5 months after the 2-shot primary series. One doctor called it a last-ditch "whack-a-mole" strategy against Omicron. Booster shots for vaccinated youngsters aged 12 and up are here. An independent panel of doctors and ...
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Juror from Elizabeth Holmes trial says it was tough to convict the former Theranos CEO because she was 'so likable, with such a positive dream'

CNBC/Getty Images A juror from Elizabeth Holmes' trial told ABC News the jury "respected Elizabeth's belief in her technology." Juror No. 6 said the Theranos founder came across as "likable," which made convicting her difficult. Holmes was convicted on four fraud-related charges and acquitted on four others, with the jury deadlocked on the remaining three charges. A jury member from the Elizabeth Holmes trial told ABC News that he found it difficult to convict the former Theranos CEO....
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Juror from Elizabeth Holmes trial says the jury scored each witness on their trustworthiness — and the Theranos founder ranked the lowest

Elizabeth Holmes, former CEO of Theranos, in a San Jose courtroom in September.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty of four fraud-related charges after a week of jury deliberation. One juror said they scored witness testimonies on how trustworthy they were, ABC News reported. The jury created a trustworthiness scale ranging from one to four stars — Holmes scored a two. The Elizabeth Holmes jury ranked witness testimonies on a trustworthiness scale ranging from one to...
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The science behind what makes champagne so bubbly and how to pour the perfect glass

A traditional method for producing champaign involves two ferments and a recorked wine.alvarez/Getty Images The traditional method for making champagne is a double-fermentation process of grapes. Proteins stabilize small bubbles to create the mousse-like foam on the top of a glass of champagne. The number of bubbles in each glass depends on factors from ingredients to pouring technique. In a lab in the heart of France's wine country, a group of researchers carefully positions an ultra-hig...
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People with Omicron don't gasp for air as much as with other variants, but are getting 'really sick in a different way,' an ER doctor says

New York City has more than 5,000 COVID-19 hospital admissions as of January 3, official data shows.Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Omicron is making people sick in a different way to Delta and other variants, an ER doctor has said. The variant exacerbates other medical conditions and there's "so much of it," Dr. Craig Spencer said. "The nightmare is over, but this is scary too," he tweeted on Tuesday.  COVID-19 caused by Omicron is "making people really sick in a different way" to the original va...
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People with Omicron don't gasp for air as much as with other variants, but are getting 'really sick in a different way,' an ER doctor said

New York City has more than 5,000 COVID-19 hospital admissions as of January 3, official data shows.Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Omicron is making people sick in a different way than the original virus, an ER doctor has said. The variant exacerbates other medical conditions and there's "so much of it," Dr. Craig Spencer said. "The nightmare is over, but this is scary too," he tweeted on Tuesday.  COVID-19 caused by Omicron is "making people really sick in a different way" compared to the origin...
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Preet Chandi becomes first woman of colour to ski solo to south pole

British Army physiotherapist ‘Polar Preet’ skied 700 miles across Antarctica in 40 days, five days ahead of schedulePreet Chandi, thought to be the first woman of colour to complete a solo crossing on Antarctica, has finished her expedition to the south pole almost a week ahead of schedule.Chandi or “Polar Preet”, endured temperatures of -50C as she skied 700 miles across Antarctica in 40 days, seven hours and three minutes, narrowly missing out on setting a new world record by a woman for the t...
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Could microclots help explain the mystery of Long Covid? | Resia Pretorius

My lab has found significant microclot formation in long Covid patients. Unfortunately, these are missed in routine blood testsOne of the biggest failures during the Covid-19 pandemic is our slow response in diagnosing and treating long Covid. As many as 100 million people worldwide already suffer from long Covid. That staggering number will eventually be much higher, if we take into account that diagnoses are still inadequate, and that we still do not know what the impact of Omicron and future ...
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UK minister hints at end to follow-up PCRs after positive lateral flow test

Minister says change in England would reflect ‘accuracy and amount of lateral flow tests’ and not staff shortagesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government is understood to be preparing to announce that people will no longer have to take PCR tests to confirm their coronavirus infection after a positive lateral flow test since they delay the start of isolation.The care minister, Gillian Keegan, told the Today programme that she understood the plan was “being con...
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Scientists hope to unravel mystery of Sicily’s child mummies

Remains of some of the 163 children at Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo to be examined using X-ray The 200-year-old secrets of the child mummies of the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo in northern Sicily are to be revealed by a British-led team of scientists using X-ray technology.Dr Kirsty Squires, of Staffordshire University, will head a first attempt to tell the stories of some of the 163 children whose remains lie within the corridors and crypts of the famous underground tomb. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Italy, Archaeology, Palermo, Sicily, Staffordshire University, Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Kirsty Squires



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