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Leos are most likely to get vaccinated, say Utah officials. Is it written in the stars?

Health authorities compared vaccination rates with Zodiac signs, but the results may require further investigationExciting news for people who believe in science enough to want mass vaccination, but not enough to think horoscopes are made up: Utah’s Salt Lake county health department says there’s a big difference in vaccination rates depending on your Zodiac sign.At least, that’s what officials found when they analysed anonymised data on 1.2million residents, providing a table of the least and m...
Tags: Health, Utah, Science, Life and style, Society, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, Salt Lake County, University of Texas Austin, Leos, Coronavirus, Utah 's Salt Lake county


People who've had COVID-19 are facing memory problems months after contracting the disease, new study says: 'They can't think'

Registered nurse Janet Gilleran prepares to treat coronavirus patient Mike Mokler with Bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody, in the Respiratory Infection Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts on December 31, 2020. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images A new study reveals that people who've had COVID-19 in the past may exhibit cognitive impairments months after an infection. Those impairments can include problems with memory, as well as slower processing speed....
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Individuals who are fully vaccinated now might not be considered so in the future without a COVID-19 booster shot, CDC says

Booster shots are being offered to some adults in the US who got Pfizer's vaccine, called Comirnaty. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images As booster shots rollout, the definition of fully vaccinated might change, the CDC says. Currently, being fully vaccinated in the US means an individual has both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the J&J vaccine. About 6% of the total US population has so far received a booster dose, according to CDC data. The definition of fully vaccinate...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, J J, Johns Hopkins University


Austrian chancellor says the unvaccinated could be forced to lockdown in their homes if COVID-19 cases worsen

Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg in October 2021. Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Austria's chancellor on Friday warned of possible restrictions for people not vaccinated against COVID-19. Restrictions for unvaccinated people would begin if ICU capacity reaches 25%, he said, according to the Associated Press. If more than 600 people require treatment in the ICU, health authorities will require the unvaccinated to remain in their homes. People in Austria who are not vaccinated ag...
Tags: Science, News, International, Trends, Ap, Austria, Who, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus, COVID, Alexander Schallenberg, Schallenberg


Pregnant women pass fewer coronavirus antibodies to unborn boys than girls - a clue as to why men are more vulnerable to severe COVID-19

A pregnant woman wears a mask during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Charles Krupa/AP Photo Pregnant women carrying baby boys have fewer coronavirus antibodies than those carrying girls, a study found. Pregnant women also transferred fewer antibodies to male fetuses than females, the findings showed. The research offers a hint about how the male immune system responds to COVID-19. It's one of the pandemic's most persistent mysteries: Why are men and boys more vulnerable to ...
Tags: Science, News, Boston, US, Trends, Pfizer, Antibodies, Pregnant Mother, Massachusetts General Hospital, Immunity, Charles Krupa, Surrey England, Moderna, Fetus, Aria Bendix, Coronavirus


Covid testing failures at UK lab ‘should have been flagged within days’

Senior scientists say problems at Immensa site show private firms should not be carrying out PCR testsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth officials should have known about major failings at a private Covid testing lab within days of the problem arising, rather than taking weeks to shut down operations at the site, senior scientists say.About 43,000 people, mostly in south-west England, are believed to have wrongly been told they did not have the virus by Immensa He...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Healthcare Industry, Health policy, Wolverhampton, south west England, Coronavirus, Immensa Health Clinic, Immensa


The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is 91% effective in 5- to 11-year-olds, new study results find

The Food and Drug Administration is considering authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds. ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP) (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images A study found the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in kids. The study, a Pfizer trial, found 91% efficacy for the jab among more than 2,200 kids ages 5 to 11. The FDA is reviewing Pfizer's application to offer its two-dose vaccine to kids in that age group. The Pfizer-BioNTech ...
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The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is 91% effective in 5- to 11-year-olds, new study results show

The FDA is now considering authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds. ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP) (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer's vaccine was 91% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in 5- to 11-year-old kids. The new results come from Pfizer's trial, which enrolled more than 2,200 children in this age range. The FDA is reviewing Pfizer's application to offer its two-dose vaccine to younger children. The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vac...
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How to retrain your frazzled brain and find your focus again

Are you finding it harder than ever to concentrate? Don’t panic: these simple exercises will help you get your attention backPicture your day before you started to read this article. What did you do? In every single moment – getting out of bed, turning on a tap, flicking the kettle switch – your brain was blasted with information. Each second, the eyes will give the brain the equivalent of 10m bits (binary digits) of data. The ears will take in an orchestra of sound waves. Then there’s our thoug...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Life and style, Meditation, Mindfulness, Health & wellbeing, Coronavirus


CDC advisors vote unanimously to give boosters to everyone with a J&J shot and some with Moderna. Here's how to know if you should get one.

A woman gets her Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine at a Safeway in San Rafael, California on October 1, 2021. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Advisors to the CDC voted Thursday to recommend booster shots for everyone who's had Johnson & Johnson's vaccine. The committee also recommended Moderna boosters for adults 65 and up, and said other vulnerable adults may want to get a boost too, depending on their circumstances. The CDC director will make the final call, allowing boosts to hit arm...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Pfizer, Committee, Afp, Safeway, Johnson Johnson, Vanderbilt University, J J, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Janssen, San Rafael California


UK Covid: over 50,000 cases reported for first time since July as Johnson rejects calls to move to ‘plan B’ – live

Latest updates: infections in UK at highest level since July but prime minister says ‘we are within the parameters of what the predictions were’‘Covid is still around’: why Leicester shoppers are still wearing masksEngland: minister denies there is ‘plan C’ to ban Christmas mixingTory MPs appear to heed Javid call to set example by wearing masksWho can get a Covid booster jab in England?Global Covid updates – liveJeremy Hunt made his comments earlier (see 11.12am) during a Commons urgent questio...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Farming, Labour, Schools, Health policy, Tony Blair, Leicester, Johnson, Jonathan Ashworth, Javid, Department for Education DfE, Trade Policy


Pfizer says its booster shot has 95.6% efficacy against COVID-19 amid the Delta variant

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer said its booster shot is 95.6% effective against preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant. The results were from its first large trial, of more than 10,000 people aged 16 and older. Half of the participants got the third booster dose, and half got a placebo. Pfizer said on Monday that its coronavirus booster shot has 95.6% efficacy at preventing COVID-19 amid the Delta variant.Th...
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A healthcare CEO who has the same cancer as Colin Powell blamed unvaccinated people for risking their lives: 'Somebody is killing us'

Colin Powell. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former Secretary of State Colin Powell had cancer before he died of COVID-19 complications. A healthcare CEO with the same cancer blamed unvaccinated people: "Somebody is killing us." Powell was fully vaccinated, his family said. But the cancer and treatment likely made him more vulnerable. A healthcare CEO who has the same cancer that Colin Powell had before his death blamed unvaccinated people for risking vulnerable people's lives.Dr. Marc Harr...
Tags: Politics, Science, Trends, News UK, State, Powell, Harrison, Colin Powell, Intermountain Healthcare, Marc Harrison, Coronavirus, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Colin Powell Drew Angerer Getty, The Salt Like Tribune


Deep within the UK’s shocking Covid data, there may be reasons for optimism

Analysis: soaring cases in schools are adding to the pool of the immune – which could soon see some community infections fallCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is hard to be upbeat about the latest numbers. The government’s Covid dashboard is awash with red and upward-pointing arrows. New cases have climbed 17% on the week. Hospital admissions are up 11% and deaths have increased by 21%. This is not where we wanted to be nearly two years into the pandemic – and 10 mon...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, NHS, Coronavirus


The FDA just authorized booster shots of Moderna's and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines and is letting users mix and match shots

An employee of Japan's Suntory Holdings receives the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for Covid-19. KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images The FDA authorized booster shots of the Moderna and J&J vaccines on Wednesday. The agency also authorized people to get different vaccine brand as a booster shot. J&J recipients can get a booster after two months. Moderna recipients should wait six months. The Food and Drug Administration authorized on Wednesday booster shots for Moderna's and Johnson &...
Tags: Health, Japan, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, University of Pittsburgh, Johnson Johnson, Moore, Baylor College of Medicine, The Food and Drug Administration


Why is it business as usual in England while Covid infections rise?

Analysis: a winter plan has been set out but implementing it could be hampered by political squeamishnessCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 20 months into the Covid pandemic and with a tough winter looming, the public could be excused for having a distinct sense of deja vu.Infection rates are rising sharply, scientists and senior NHS figures are sounding the alarm – but the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, was touring the broadcast studios on Wednesday morni...
Tags: Politics, England, Science, UK News, NHS, Sajid Javid, Kwasi Kwarteng, Coronavirus


Pfizer's vaccine cuts the risk of COVID-19 hospitalization in teens by 93% in a CDC analysis

A boy receives the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Tegucigalpa, on September 25, 2021, during a vaccination programme for teens aged 12 to 15 ORLANDO SIERRA / AFP) (Photo by ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images Pfizer's vaccine strongly protects teens against severe COVID-19 after two doses, CDC data suggests. 97% of US teens hospitalized with COVID-19 were unvaccinated in the cases the CDC studied. Vaccines were "imperative" to reduce severe COVID-19 among young peopl...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Teen, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Vaccine, TEGUCIGALPA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, ORLANDO SIERRA, Coronavirus


The CDC says it's identified a new Delta-related coronavirus variant in the US, and officials are monitoring it closely

Courtesy of Helix A new coronavirus variant, called AY.4.2, is being closely monitored by scientists around the world. AY.4.2 is a descendant of the Delta variant. It has been found "on occasion" in the US, the CDC said. It's not clear yet whether AY.4.2 is actually more transmissible than Delta, or if it has just had some good luck in the UK. A new coronavirus descendant related to Delta, called AY.4.2, is being closely monitored by scientists in the US, UK, and Israel.AY.4.2 is st...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, White House, Israel, US, Trends, Public Health, United States, Delta, Denmark, US UK, Scott Gottlieb, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention It, Wellcome Sanger Institute


A cancer survivor carried the coronavirus for almost a year in the world's longest-ever active COVID-19 case

A woman receives a COVID-19 booster shot in Miami. Not related to this story. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky A 47-year-old woman carried the coronavirus for at least 335 days, a new case study found. She was immunocompromised following a blood cancer treatment three years prior, per the study. This is the longest ever documented active case of COVID-19, the study authors said. A cancer survivor was found to have carried the coronavirus for at least 335 days in the longest ever documented case of ...
Tags: Science, Cancer, US, Trends, Immune System, News UK, Miami, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Maryland, Science News, Lynne Sladky, Coronavirus, COVID, Marianne Guenot


CNN's John King reveals he has multiple sclerosis and says he's grateful for his colleagues who got vaccinated

John King on CNN's "Inside Politics." CNN CNN anchor and chief national correspondent John King revealed on Tuesday that he has multiple sclerosis.King made the announcement on his program, "Inside Politics," and said he was immunocompromised."So I am grateful you are all vaccinated. I am grateful my employer says all of these amazing people who work on the floor, who came in here in the last 18 months when we are doing this, are vaccinated now that we have vaccines," he added."I don...
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Without Covid-19 jab, ‘reinfection may occur every 16 months’

Reports grow of repeat infection as experts warn prevalence among school pupils puts older people at riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Covid-19 infections surge in England, people are increasingly reporting catching Sars-CoV-2 for a second or even third time. New analysis has suggested that unvaccinated individuals should expect to be reinfected with Covid-19 every 16 months, on average. Continue reading...
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Russia is still being ravaged by COVID-19, with 1,000 deaths a day and only 33% vaccinated

A man carries boxes in front of a screen showing President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 4. AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky Russia is reporting record high death tolls from COVID-19 as the coronavirus rages. The country has only vaccinated about a third of its population. Many Russians are skeptical of the country's home-grown shots, hampering vaccine rollouts. Russia's COVID-19 death toll reached record highs this week, starkly illustrating how the nation has struggl...
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Scientists are closely tracking a new variant spreading in the UK that could be 10% more infectious than Delta

Year 11 pupils get tested prior to returning to school next week at The Wey Valley Academy on September 03, 2021 in Weymouth, England. Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images Scientists are closely tracking a new coronavirus variant called AY.4.2, a subtype of Delta. Early data suggested it could be 10% more infectious than Delta, one expert said. Cases are low outside the UK. Former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb called for "urgent" research on the variant. Scientists worldwide are closely tracking a...
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Right-wing media are using Colin Powell's death to push their anti-vaccine agenda

Colin Powell. CBS News Right-wing media personalities are using Colin Powell's death to question COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. Powell died Monday from COVID-19 complications. He was vaccinated but was being treated for cancer. Health officials are pushing back at the unfounded claims made by Fox News and Newsmax. Right-wing media personalities are using the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell to sow doubt over the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.Several conservative media person...
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Offshoot of Covid Delta variant on the rise in England

UK Health Security Agency monitoring AY.4.2 as daily cases at highest level since late JulyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA newly detected coronavirus variant is on the rise in England, with the virus believed to be an offshoot of Delta.According to a briefing from the UK Health Security Agency, released on Friday, “a Delta sublineage newly designated as AY.4.2 is noted to be expanding in England”, with the body adding that the variant is being monitored and assesse...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, UK Health Security Agency, Covid Delta


Fears grow in England over rise of new Covid Delta variant

UK Health Security Agency monitoring AY.4.2 as daily cases at highest level since late JulyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA newly detected coronavirus variant is on the rise in England, with the virus believed to be an offshoot of the Delta variant.According to a briefing from the UK Health Security Agency, released on Friday, “a Delta sublineage newly designated as AY.4.2 is noted to be expanding in England”, with the body adding that the variant is being monitored...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, UK Health Security Agency, Covid Delta


Colin Powell talked about his existing health struggles months before dying of COVID-19 complications: 'Don't feel sorry for me'

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capital Concerts Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died of complications from COVID-19 on Monday. He was fully vaccinated, but had other health struggles that likely made him more vulnerable. He told Bob Woodward months before his death: "Don't feel sorry for me, for god's sakes." Colin Powell spoke about his existing health struggles with the journalist Bob Woodward months before he died of complications fro...
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The FDA plans to allow people to 'mix-and-match' their COVID-19 booster shots, a new report says

The federal government has provided COVID-19 relief in numerous forms, from free vaccines to economic programs. Reuters The FDA is expected to allow a "mix-and-match" approach for COVID-19 booster shots, The New York Times reported. The authorization will allow Americans to get a different brand booster than what they initially received. It will not recommend one brand over another but may mention it is preferable to receive the same brand, The Times reported. The Food and Drug Administrat...
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Colin Powell, who died on Monday from COVID-19, had a blood-cell cancer that likely weakened his immune system

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capital Concerts Colin Powell, former US secretary of state, died on Monday from COVID-19 complications. Powell was vaccinated but was being treated for cancer, so he was likely immunocompromised. Immunocompromised people should take precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, the CDC says. Colin Powell, former US secretary of state, died on Monday from COVID-19 complications, according to a statement from the Powe...
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Conservative radio host Dennis Prager announces he tested positive for COVID-19, which he said he was intentionally trying to contract 'the entire time'

Charlie Kirk and Dennis Prager. Turning Point USA Conservative radio host Dennis Prager has tested positive for COVID-19. He claimed to be unvaccinated and on a mix of drugs including Ivermectin. He also claimed he wanted to contract COVID-19 to achieve "natural immunity." Conservative radio host Dennis Prager announced on Monday he tested positive for COVID-19, which he said he was intentionally trying to contract "the entire time."Broadcasting "The Dennis Prager Show," from his home, he ...
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