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New exposure sites from Victoria mystery case;lockdown rules change as NSW ’s Delta outbreak death tollrises to 13, witha record 239 local cases reported. This blog is now closedWill Sydney ’s lockdown work and how different are restrictions to Melbourne’s ‘ring of steel’?NSW Covid news wrap;Morrison ’s pivot from ‘it’s not a race’ to ‘go for gold’;Prolonged lockdown could tip Australia into another recessionRestrictions:NSW;Vic;Qld;SA;border restrictionsHotspots:NSW map;Vic list;Qld;SAVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefing9.40amBSTWith that, we ’ll be closing the blog for today. Thanks as always, for reading, and thanks toMatilda Boseleyfor her great work on the blog earlier.We ’ll be back tomorrow bright and early with all the latest news. Stay safe, and see you tomorrow.9.34amBSTAustralia can ’t afford to abandon its zero Covid strategy until 80% of the population is vaccinated, the Grattan Institute has warned, predicting that could take until March if children are not included in the rollout.Medical editorMelissa Davey has this report:Related:Australia can ’t dump zero Covid strategy until 80% of people vaccinated, Grattan Institute warnsContinue reading...
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Arizona schools that did not require masks had 3.5 times as many outbreaks as those that mandated them.
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This report describes an outbreak with the Delta variant in a federal Texas prison among unvaccinated and vaccinated persons.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) Vaccination Vaccines COVID-19 Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: All GCC states demonstrated an effective response to the pandemic, enhanced existing infrastructures, and accelerated reforms that would have otherwise taken longer. The lessons learned through the early phase of the pandemic continue to steer the states in realigning their strategies and resetting their goals of controlling the outbreak, particularly in the current context of vaccine introduction and increasing preparedness capacities for future pandemics.PMID:34552762 | PMC:PMC8441050 | DOI:10.5001/omj.2021.115
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Authors: Source Type: research
samonti An outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) started in December 2019 in China and then become pandemic in February 2020. Several publications investigated the possible increased rate of COVID-19 infection in hematological malignancies. Based on the published data, strategies for the management of chronic Philadelphia-negative chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are provided. The risk of severe COVID-19 seems high in MPN, particularly in patients with essential thrombocythemia, but not negligible in myelofibrosis. MPN patients are at high risk of both thrombotic and hemorrh...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
The rapid outbreak of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan, China, has become a worldwide pandemic affecting almost 204 million people and causing more than 4.3 million deaths as of August 11 2021. This pandemic has placed a substantial burden on the global healthcare system and the global economy. Availability of novel prophylactic and therapeutic approaches are crucially needed to prevent development of severe disease leading to major complications both acutely and chronically. The success in fighting this virus results from three main achievements: (a) Direct killing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus; (b) ...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This article reviews what is known about the humoral and cellular immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 and how mutation and structural/functional changes in the emerging variants of concern impact upon the immune protection from prior infection or vaccination.
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Tahmina Shirin Diverse coronavirus (CoV) strains can infect both humans and animals and produce various diseases. CoVs have caused three epidemics and pandemics in the last two decades, and caused a severe impact on public health and the global economy. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to understand the emergence and evolution of endemic and emerging CoV diversity in humans and animals. For diverse bird species, the Infectious Bronchitis Virus is a significant one, whereas feline enteric and canine coronavirus, recombined to produce feline infectious peritonitis virus, infects wild cats. Bovine and canine CoVs ha...
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Walking, cycling and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak. 22 September 2021Updated guidance about face coverings – you should wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed areas where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet. 16 August 2021People who are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 and 6 months are not required to self-isolate following close contact with someone with COVID-19.
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ka Since its outbreak in December 2019, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), led to an enormous rise in scientific response with an excess of COVID-19-related studies on the pathogenesis and potential therapeutic approaches. Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients are a heterogeneous population with long-lasting immunosuppression as a joining element. Immunocompromised patients are a vulnerable population with a high risk of severe infections and an increased infection-related mortality rate. It was postulated that the hyperinflammator...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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