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Coronavirus live news: US passes 90m vaccinations; UK daily deaths drop to 82

Norway should prepare for more restrictions, says PM; Italy records 207 deaths; Israel reopens restaurants. Follow latest updatesCovid data show sewage monitoring could be vital in infection controlHow do we track and measure new variants of coronavirus?Dutch clubbers hit dancefloor for study into easing lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.19am GMT The US is approaching Joe Biden’s target of 100m vaccinations in his first 100 days in office United States, ...
Tags: Japan, UK, Science, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Coronavirus live: modified vaccines for variants to be fast-tracked; Moscow expects EU to approve Sputnik V jab

UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore and Switzerland regulators to back rollout of modified vaccines without new approval; Moscow could provide vaccines for 50 million Europeans from JuneVaccines tweaked for Covid variants ‘will be fast-tracked safely’Decline in UK Covid rates slowing with possible increase in some areasInterpol: fake vaccines seized in China and South Africa ‘tip of iceberg’Covid deaths high in countries with more overweight people, says reportBiden accuses governors of ‘Neandertha...
Tags: UK, Science, France, China, Israel, Eu, World news, Medical Research, Austria, Egypt, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Moscow, Denmark, Vaccines and immunisation


The data is in: COVID-19 vaccines are proving to be crucial in curbing the pandemic by slashing infections, hospitalizations, and deaths

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The coronavirus vaccines being rolled out are really, really good.  The first real-world data shows huge drops in transmission, infections, and hospitalizations. Vaccines are more than a silver lining to the pandemic — they're our way out. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For coronavirus vaccines, the good news keeps on coming.Scientists tracking the performa...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Bloomberg, South Africa, Healthcare, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Bloomberg News, Chris Jackson


The data is in: COVID-19 vaccines are proving crucial in curbing the pandemic by slashing infections, hospitalizations, and deaths

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The coronavirus vaccines being rolled out are really, really good. The first real-world data shows huge drops in transmission, infections, and hospitalizations. Vaccines are more than a tool in the pandemic — they're our way out. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. For coronavirus vaccines, the good news keeps on coming.Scientists tracking the performance of sho...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Bloomberg, South Africa, Healthcare, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Bloomberg News, The Food and Drug Administration, Chris Jackson


How AstraZeneca's vaccine got mired in politics and mistrust to become Europe's least favorite shot

A vial and syringe are seen in front of the AstraZeneca logo. Reuters/Dado Ruvic Europeans are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine, threatening the EU's path out of the pandemic. The problem flared last week, but has been months in the making. AstraZeneca and EU leaders both made mistakes that sapped public confidence. Experts and regulators say the shot is safe, and EU leaders are moving to repair the damage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. "There is currently an ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Scotland, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Israel, US, Trends, Eu, Ireland, South Africa, Oxford


Green pass: how are Covid vaccine passports working for Israel?

As hotels and gyms reopen in Israel, governments elsewhere are considering a similar certificate scheme – raising ethical concernsFour key questions on a Covid certification scheme in EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs the UK and other governments consider whether to give Covid-vaccinated people certificates that allow entry to bars, hotels, and swimming pools, one country, Israel, has already deployed its “green pass”.The state of nine million, which has admin...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Palestinian territories, Gaza, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Spotlight on coronavirus vaccines overshadows furious effort to find new treatments

Might protection from COVID-19 be found in drugs as simple as pseudoephedrine and arthritis medication? Flaxseed and turmeric extract? Fish oil, ibuprofen, nasal spray, Vitamin D? Hopes are high that therapeutics might be hiding in plain sight in the medicine cabinet, but evidence remains sparse as research continues. One year into the pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved just one drug to treat COVID-19, and its effects are modest. A few others, which mimic the work of na...
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France admits it needs to repair the image of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine after struggling to convince people to take it

A sign in France says "all vaccinated against COVID-19" on February 8, 2021 THOMAS SAMSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images France is embarking on an effort to persuade its people to accept the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Regulators say the vaccine is safe and effective, but its performance data has prompted some doubts. France's president, Emmanuel Macron, was among those to disparage the vaccine in the past. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. France is working to fix the d...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, France, Scotland, Germany, Israel, US, Trends, Turkey, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump


Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine performs just as well in the real world as it did in trials, a landmark Israeli study of more than 1 million people suggests. It was 94% effective.

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau receives a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, December 20, 2020. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo Pfizer-BioNTech's two-dose coronavirus vaccine was 94% effective at protecting against COVID-19 in a real-world study. In late-stage clinical trials before it was authorized, it was 95% effective. The new Israeli study of the Pfizer vaccine involved more than 1 million people. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. P...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Israel, US, Trends, Harvard University, Healthcare, Sydney, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University of New South Wales, New England Journal of Medicine, Tel Aviv Israel, Johns Hopkins University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev


Real-world effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine - research by Clalit Research Institute

Major study, conducted in collaboration with researchers from Harvard University, examined data on 600,000 vaccinated individuals in Israel, along with 600,000 matched unvaccinated controls.Two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine reduced symptomatic COVID-19 by 94% and severe disease by 92%; Single dose reduced symptomatic COVID-19 by 57% and severe disease by 62%; Vaccine effectiveness was found to be similar across age groups; B.1.1.7 variant became dominant in Israel during the study period.
Tags: Science, Israel, Harvard University, Pfizer, Clalit Research Institute


The more data we get, the more it seems vaccinated people aren't spreading the coronavirus

A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a health services center in Rehovot, Israel, on January 14, 2021. Xinhua/Gil Cohen Magen via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines can help reduce coronavirus transmission, preliminary research shows. Multiple studies show vaccinated people have lower viral loads, which are linked to less spread. Research suggests vaccines also reduce asymptomatic infections.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Now that effective coronavirus vaccines are a...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Kentucky, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, Trends, Research, Healthcare, Oxford, Fda, Pfizer, London Underground, Anthony Fauci


Scotland's vaccine rollout suggests delaying the 2nd COVID-19 shot is a bad idea

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The UK strategy to delay the second coronavirus vaccine dose for up to 12 weeks carries real risk. New data from Scotland showed protection against hospitalization peaking after five weeks — and then declining. Vaccine developers and public-health experts told Insider it's a mistake to...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Obama, Scotland, Israel, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Children s Hospital, Patel, Paul Offit, Livingston Montana


A single shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of infection by 70%, the first real-world data suggests

Medical assistant April Massaro gives a first dose of Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to nurse Alice Fallago at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Victorville, California. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images One shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine reduced the risk of coronavirus infection by 70% in a UK study. The COVID-19 vaccine's protection increased to 85% in those who got two shots. The data showed Pfizer's vaccine worked against a mutated va...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Phe, Pcr, Lancet, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massaro


A single shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of infection by 70%, the first real-world UK data suggests

Medical assistant April Massaro gives a first dose of Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to nurse Alice Fallago at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Victorville, California. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images One shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine reduced the risk of coronavirus infection by 70% in a UK study. The COVID-19 vaccine's protection increased to 85% in those who got two shots. The data showed Pfizer's vaccine worked against a mutated va...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Phe, Pcr, Lancet, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massaro


People in France, Germany, and the UK are turning down the AstraZeneca vaccine because they want the Pfizer one instead, reports say

A box containing vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on the start of a vaccination campaign for health workers in France on February 6. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images During vaccine rollouts in France, Germany, and the UK, some are insisting on a particular shot.  In Europe, officials are struggling to give out AstraZeneca's jab, and cite concerns about performance.  In the UK, reports are mixed. The Washington Post suggested that some prefer the AstraZeneca vaccine, calling it t...
Tags: Europe, Post, UK, Science, London, Sweden, Washington Post, France, Germany, Berlin, Israel, Trends, Bbc, Austria, Britain, Italy


Israeli checkpoint killing of Palestinian was an execution, report claims

London-based group says video evidence casts doubt on claims Ahmad Erekat was conducting an attackIsraeli forces executed a 26-year-old Palestinian at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank last year, a report has alleged, challenging Israeli police claims that the man was a “terrorist” conducting an attack.Forensic Architecture, a British research body based at Goldsmiths, University of London, said it had conducted an analysis into the death of Ahmad Erekat, who was shot seconds after his car ...
Tags: Science, London, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, West Bank, Forensic Science, Goldsmiths University of London, Ahmad Erekat


You're Far Less Likely to Spread Covid-19 If You Get the Vaccine, Real-World Data Suggests

Real-world data is offering hope that mRNA vaccines are highly effective at limiting infection and presumably transmission of the coronavirus, in addition to their already-known ability to prevent symptoms of covid-19. The findings, based on research from Israel and elsewhere, are good news for containing the pandemic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Israel, Medical Research, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, BioNtech, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Rna Vaccine, Variants Of Sars Cov 2, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines, Covid 19 Vaccines


Mystery Israel Oil Spill Is Its Worst Environmental Disaster in Years

Israel is scrambling to clean up black tar that has washed ashore on its beaches following an oil spill that officials are calling one of the worst environmental disasters in years.Read more...
Tags: Science, Israel, Environment, Articles, Oil Spills, Natural Environment, Ocean Pollution, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Hazards, Disaster Accident, Jiyeh Power Station Oil Spill


COVID-19 vaccines cut hospitalizations by around 84%, according to the first real-world data

A paramedic administers a coronavirus vaccine near Inverness, Scotland on February 11. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images Data from the UK shows that a single shot of a COVID-19 vaccine drastically cut the rate of hospitalization. Figures from Scotland show the shot led to people being on average 84% less likely to be hospitalised.  The news is the latest in a series of promising updates on the real-world effectiveness of vaccines. Visit the Business section of Insider for more sto...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, Trends, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, University of Edinburgh, Andrew Milligan, Getty Images Data, Inverness Scotland, COVID, Oxford AstraZeneca, Marianne Guenot


COVID-19 vaccines seem to dramatically lower hospitalization risk after just one dose, according to data from the UK

A paramedic administering a coronavirus vaccine near Inverness, Scotland, on February 11. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images A study in Scotland found people's hospitalization risk fell steeply after just one COVID-19 shot. The large study monitored people who had the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford shots. The news is the latest in a series of promising updates on the real-world effectiveness of vaccines. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Both COVID-19 ...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, Israel, Trends, News UK, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Oxford University, University of Edinburgh, Andrew Milligan, Inverness Scotland, COVID, Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca Oxford


Promising new data shows Pfizer's vaccine can overcome its ultra-cold storage requirements, as new research hints at just how effective the shot is

Pfizer announced Friday that they are seeking approval from the FDA to store its COVID-19 vaccine at higher temperatures. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Pfizer is seeking approval from the FDA to store COVID-19 vaccines at higher temperatures. Pfizer released data that shows the shots can be stored at temperatures between -13°F to 5°F. New research has also found the two-dose shot to be highly effective after one dose. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pfizer and BioNTech announc...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, BioNtech, Albert Bourla


Covid: vaccinated Israelis to enjoy bars and hotels with ‘green pass’

Mobile app inoculation certificate aims to help reopen economy, but privileges are untested and raise ethical questions Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIsrael is preparing itself to be split in half from next week, with the government creating a new privileged tier in society: the vaccinated.Nearly 50% of the population who have chosen to be inoculated against Covid will be provided with a “green pass” a week after their second shot, as will those with presumed immuni...
Tags: Science, Biology, Israel, World news, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus, COVID


The Middle East Is Blanketed in Rare Snowfall

It snowed in the Middle East on Wednesday, covering parts of Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, and Israel in rare white blanket. The region is known more for being dry and hot than snowstorms. But a huge dip in the jet stream similar to what’s happening in Texas allowed polar air to plunge from…Read more...
Tags: Weather, Texas, Science, Israel, Jerusalem, Snow, Nature, Middle East, Meteorology, Winter Storm, Amman, Blizzards, Water Ice, Precipitation, Ice Storms, Weather Hazards


Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine produces a much weaker immune response against the variant found in South Africa, a new study suggests

Margaret Keenan, 90, the first patient in the United Kingdom to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine, speaks with Healthcare assistant Lorraine Hill as she prepares to leave University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, the day after receiving the first of two doses of the vaccine, on December 9, 2020 in Coventry, United Kingdom. The UK is the first country in the world to start vaccinating people with the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. Jonny Weeks/The Guardian - Pool/Getty Images Pfizer-BioN...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Novartis, Pfizer, Vaccine, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Shi


Fauci: There's evidence COVID-19 vaccines don't just protect you - they may stop you spreading the virus to others, too

Felix Kästle/picture alliance via Getty Images Dr. Fauci is touting some of the first evidence that vaccines can help stop the spread of COVID-19. The hunch hinges on 2 new studies, which suggest vaccinated people don't spread the coronavirus well, even if they do get sick. Getting vaccinated, Fauci said, is "not only good for you," it can protect others too. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci says there's fresh evidence that a COVID-19 vaccine may n...
Tags: Science, News, White House, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, Spain, Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Bethesda Maryland, Moderna, Jack Guez, Clalit Health Services


Fauci: There's evidence COVID-19 vaccines don't just protect you - they may stop you from spreading the virus to others, too

Felix Kästle/picture alliance via Getty Images Dr. Fauci is touting some of the first evidence that vaccines can help stop the spread of COVID-19. The hunch hinges on 2 new studies, which suggest vaccinated people don't spread the coronavirus well, even if they do get sick. Getting vaccinated, Fauci said, is "not only good for you," it can protect others too. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci says there's fresh evidence that a COVID-19 vaccine may n...
Tags: Science, News, White House, Israel, Tel Aviv, Trends, Spain, Public Health, National Institutes of Health, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Bethesda Maryland, Moderna, Jack Guez, Clalit Health Services


Israel study reports 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 cases among people who receive 2 doses of Pfizer vaccine

Staff of the Maccabi Health vaccination center administer doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine inside a mall parking lot in Tel Aviv, Israel on January 26, 2021. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Study found people who get the Pfizer vaccine are 94% less likely to develop symptomatic COVID-19. Israeli researchers found that fully vaccinated people are 92% less likely to develop severe cases.  The study compared 600,000 vaccinated people to same size group of unvaccinated people, Reuters wrot...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Israel, US, Trends, Pfizer, Vaccine, Reuters, Tel Aviv Israel, Reuters He, Ashdod, Aylin Woodward, Jack Guez, Clalit Health Services, Tsafrir Abayov


Israel plans to reopen gyms, malls, and hotels - but only for people who have been vaccinated

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, February 14, 2021. REUTERS Israel wants to reopen its economy with priority for those who've had both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Israel is leading the world in vaccinating its people, and is starting to plan for what comes next. The ideas are still being debated, and Israel's final policy could change. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Israel is debating a plan to re-open parts of its economy for only...
Tags: Politics, Science, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Trends, News UK, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Jerusalem Post, John Hopkins, COVID, Erin Snodgrass, Marianne Guenot, Hareetz


0 virus deaths reported from 520,000 given the Pfizer vaccine in Israel. Hardly anybody even got sick, suggesting 93% effectiveness.

An Israeli receives a coronavirus vaccine from medical staff at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Sebastian Scheiner/AP Pfizer's vaccine is working to fight COVID-19, a leading Israeli provider firm said. Maccabi Healthcare Services said that nobody died of 520,000 people who got two doses of the shot. Israel has fully immunized 27% of its population, more than any other country.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pfizer-BioNT...
Tags: UK, Science, Israel, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Pfizer, Benjamin Netanyahu, Reuters, Tel Aviv Israel, Times of Israel, Johns Hopkins University, Maccabi, Moderna, Sebastian Scheiner, Maccabi Healthcare Services


Brain activity can reveal the severity of autistic traits

A team of researchers from Russia and Israel applied a new algorithm to classify the severity of autistic personality traits by studying subjects' brain activity. The article 'Brief Report: Classification of Autistic Traits According to Brain Activity Recoded by fNIRS Using ε-Complexity Coefficients' is published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Tags: Science, Russia, Israel



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