Covid live: Australia ’s Victoria to ease some curbs despite Delta outbreak; 1 million people still on furlough in UK

Victoria reports 779 new cases and two more deaths; UK government to wind up furlough support this weekFears for 1 million UK furloughed staff with Sunak set to end schemeNew York City ’s vaccine mandate for school staff blocked by judge‘We feel we’re not going to get really sick’: why the pandemic hasn’t dissuaded ocean cruisersDutch protesters march through The Hague against ‘corona pass’11.14amBSTIn case you missed it, in theUnited States, New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge, days before it was to take effect.The worker mandate for the the largest US school system was set to go into effect on Monday.We ’re confident our vaccine mandate will continue to be upheld once all the facts have been presented, because that is the level of protection our students and staff deserve.Related:New York City ’s Covid vaccine mandate for school staff blocked by judge10.33amBSTInScotland, the army could drive ambulances for longer than the two months originally planned, according to the Scottish secretary, Alister Jack.One hundred and 14 soldiers have been drafted in to drive non-emergency vehicles for the Scottish Ambulance Service, with a further 111 members of the armed forces helping to staff coronavirus testing centres, PA Media reports.The British military is always ready to deploy at the drop of a hat – but they are als...
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ConclusionsWith the emergence of new variants, it is important to adopt widespread mask wearing to avoid SARS-CoV-2 infection and accelerate RNA negative conversion, until effective levels of vaccination are achieved nationally.Key messagesFace masking was associated with accelerated RNA clearance of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).Promoting community mask wearing during COVID-19 pandemic is crucial.
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New Zealand counted its most new coronavirus cases of the pandemic as an outbreak in its largest city grew and officials urged vaccinations as a way out of Auckland’s two-month lockdown
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Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2021 Oct;25(19):5947-5964. doi: 10.26355/eurrev_202110_26872.ABSTRACTThe recent Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak has resulted in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic worldwide, affecting millions of lives. Although vaccines are presently made available, and vaccination drive is in progress to immunize a larger population; still the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and related mortality is persistent amid threats of the third wave of the ongoing pandemic. In the scenario of unavailability of robust and efficient treatment modalities, it becomes essential to...
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Shannon Jensen was diligent about making sure her sons wore masks to school when classes resumed in September. Other parents in Waukesha, Wis., weren’t. And three weeks after school opened, Jensen’s eldest son, who was seated next to an unmasked classmate who had COVID-19 symptoms, fell ill with the virus. Soon, another of her boys had tested positive, according to a lawsuit that marks a new twist in the ongoing battle over what schools should be doing to protect children from the coronavirus. While parents across the country have filed lawsuits against states and school districts to protest mask mandates, Jens...
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CONCLUSIONS: From the 3-month interim analysis, the vaccine exhibited a 65.30% efficacy at preventing COVID-19 illness with favorable safety and immunogenicity profiles.PMID:34620531 | DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.09.052
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AbstractOn 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic. In this context, several studies and clinical trials have been conducted since then, and many are currently ongoing, leading to the development of several COVID-19 vaccines with different mechanisms of action. People affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) have been considered high-risk subjects in most countries and prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination. However, the management of MS during the COVID-19 pandemic has represented a new challenge for MS specialists, particularly because of the initial lack o...
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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have focused their response into four main areas: 1) rapid and accurate testing: 2) contact tracing systems to monitor outbreaks; 3) prevention methods, such as vaccines and 4) effective treatments to aid recovery should a person become infected.For the last year and a half, biopharmaceutical companies have been working around the clock to help develop solutions, with emphasis on the latter two: the need for preventative vaccines and effective treatments.
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This article has highlighted information about current vaccines approved for emergency use as well as those in various stages of clinical trials. Vaccine availability around the world is a promising development in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We conducted a narrative review to present the current state and research on this situation, specific diagnosis, clinical manifestation, emergency approaches, herbal-based remedies, and COVID vaccines.PMID:34599450 | DOI:10.1007/s11356-021-16654-9
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(Natural News) In this new episode of Lawfare, Tom Renz speaks with Ana Garner about mobilizing individuals in fighting the tyranny of the Biden administration. They also discuss how the NIH has funded the coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, in late 2019. The theory that the COVID-19 pandemic was sparked by the escape of...
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As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is ongoing and new variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are emerging, there is an urgent need for COVID-19 vaccines to control disease outbreaks by herd immunity. Surveillance of rare safety issues related to these vaccines is progressing, since more granular data emerge with regard to adverse events of COVID-19 vaccines during post-marketing surveillance. Interestingly, four cases of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) presenting with pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis (GN) after COVID-1...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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