Covid-related deaths in care homes in England jump by 46%
Number of deaths at highest level since mid May and toll at more than 25,000, latest figures showCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDeaths in care homes in England have hit the highest level since mid May, according to the latest official figures which revealed a 46% jump in coronavirus-related deaths in the last week as the more transmissible variant of Covid-19 breaches care homes defences.Some 1,260 deaths in care homes involving Covid-19 were reported to the Care Quality Commission in the week to last Friday, a sharp jump from 824 and 661 in the previous two weeks. The weekly death toll i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth and Niamh McIntyre Tags: Coronavirus UK news Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Social care Source Type: news

UK Covid live: school reopening in England could be staggered by region, says medical chief
Latest updates: Jenny Harries says schools likely to reopen sooner in areas with dropping infection ratesEnglish schools may reopen regionally, medical chief suggestsTwo-thirds of residents at Lincolnshire care home die in Covid outbreakHoliday bookings surge as Covid vaccinations increase travel hopesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage12.41pmGMTAlok Sharma, president of the UN Cop26 climate crisis summit taking place in Glasgow in November, has said that a Biden presidency will be “good news” for the climate. Giving evidence to the Commons business committee, Sharma said:A...
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Elon Musk ’s foundation gives $5M grant to Beth Israel Lahey Health, Ragon Institute
Two Boston researchers credited for creating a coronavirus vaccine and a coronavirus diagnostic tool will be launching a new project to understand the fundamental inner workers of the disease, thanks to a $5 million gift from Elon Musk ’s charitable foundation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
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Covid: UK health secretary Matt Hancock to self-isolate
Minister will quarantine until Sunday after being contacted by NHS appCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMatt Hancock has become the latest senior politician to self-isolate after contact with someone who has contracted coronavirus, with the UK health secretary saying he had been “pinged” by the NHS app.Hancock said he would stay at home until Sunday. While the standard self-isolation period is 10 days, this dates from the time of the contact. This would indicate he was in contact with the relevant person on Wednesday or Thursday last week.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
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Malawi: Minister Gazettes Anti-Coronavirus Restrictions - Face Masks Compulsory in Public
[Nyasa Times] Government has gazetted Public Health and Covid-19 Containment and Management laws, which among others, criminalises non wearing of masks in public to tackle a surge in cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Malawi: Malawi Doctors Call for Volunteers to Support Frontline Health Care Staff
[Nyasa Times] The Society of Medical Doctors (SMD) has called for volunteer health workers to support the frontline health care staff during this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Sri Lankan holy man ’s ‘miracle’ potion for Covid turns sour
Minister who publicly drank syrup touted as coronavirus cure tests positiveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA self-styled Sri Lankan holy man ’s supposed miracle potion to prevent Covid-19 has turned sour after a minister who publicly drank it was taken to hospital with the virus.Thousands defied public gathering restrictions to swamp a village in central Sri Lanka last month to get the syrup made by Dhammika Bandara.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
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Tanzania: Financial Sector Fears Impact of New Covid-19 Variant
[Daily News] THIS reflection sets out some interests for debate on the reaction of financial sector overseers to the coronavirus pandemic threat and mounting concern of the new United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil variant covid-19, considered to be more transmissible than the previous one whose impact on the economy could be disastrous. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Coronavirus UK update: Burning, gritty, itchy and watery eyes could be symptoms to spot
CORONAVIRUS UK update: In a latest study, a person's eyes could indicate early symptoms of COVID-19. Could your burning, gritty, itchy and watery eyes indicate an infection? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Germany's Merkel, state leaders ponder tougher virus rules
Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding a virtual meeting with the governors of Germany’s 16 states to discuss the country’s pandemic measures amid concerns that new mutations of the coronavirus could trigger a fresh surge in cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge
Coronavirus infections are surging to unprecedented heights in the United Arab Emirates (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Coronavirus viral load in children 16 TIMES smaller than in over-80s
Data from public health officials in the Netherlands reveals 'a 16 fold difference in viral load' between the over-80s and children younger than 12 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Asia Today: China sees virus outbreaks across its northeast
BEIJING (AP) — China was dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast on Tuesday, prompting additional lockdowns and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Malawi: Govt Announces Strict New Covid-19 Measures
[RFI] In the wake of of two Malawian cabinet officials dying of coronavirus last week, President Lazarus Chakwera has announced new health measures to combat the spread of the virus, including lockdown, as cases have increased since the new year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Covid-19: how do you tweak a vaccine?
The emergence of more infectious variants of Sars-CoV-2 has raised questions about just how long our vaccines will remain effective for. Although there is little evidence that the current vaccines won ’t work against the new variants, as the virus continues to mutate scientists are preparing themselves for having to make changes to the vaccines in response. Speaking to Dr Katrina Pollock, science correspondentLinda Geddes asks how we can tweak the vaccines against new variants, and how likely it is we ’ll end up in a game of cat and mouse with the virusContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Linda Geddes and produced by Madeleine Finlay Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: China sees virus outbreaks across its northeast
China is dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast, prompting additional lockdowns and travel bans ahead of next month’s Lunar New Year holiday (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The Latest: China grapples with virus outbreaks in northeast
China is now dealing with coronavirus outbreaks across its frigid northeast, prompting additional lockdowns and travel bans (Source: ABC News: Health)
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NY gov explores buying virus vaccine directly from maker
Frustrated by the flow of coronavirus vaccine from the federal government, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday floated the idea of buying shots for New Yorkers directly from one of the vaccine makers, Pfizer (Source: ABC News: Health)
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The WHO warns of "catastrophic moral failure" over coronavirus vaccine access
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned Monday the world is "on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure"... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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WHO warns of "catastrophic moral failure" over coronavirus vaccine access
The "me-first" approach will ultimately "prolong the pandemic," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Starbucks to help Washington's coronavirus vaccine effort
Starbucks will join a public-private partnership aimed at boosting the state's vaccination rate. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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More than 45,000 people in Florida are overdue for their second coronavirus vaccine dose
Of the 1.03 million people in Florida who have received at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine, 45,056 are overdue for their second dose, data from the state's health department shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Man allegedly hid 3 months at Chicago airport because he was scared of coronavirus
Aditya Singh, 36, is charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanor theft after he was... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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China and the World Health Organization could have acted faster to avert catastrophe during the early stages of the coronavirus...
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Why Mask, Gown, PPE Shortages Persist, Even Though Manufacturers Want To Help
With Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic surging, PPE shortages remain a major problem. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
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Trump lifted coronavirus travel restrictions from Europe and Brazil; Biden team says it won ’t last
President Trump ordered an end to the ban on travelers from Europe and Brazil to the United States, a move that was quickly rejected by... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Brockton Midwife Finds Comfort At Work After Losing Husband To COVID
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California becomes first state to top 3 million virus cases
California has become the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
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UK in 'leading position' to track Covid variants, says Dido Harding
Baroness Dido Harding, the boss of NHS Test & Trace, today added that the coronavirus testing system had led to 'substantially fewer' care home outbreaks in the second wave than the first. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Trump moves to lift coronavirus travel restrictions on Europe, Brazil
President Trump on Monday moved to lift restrictions imposed on travelers from much of Europe and Brazil that were implemented last year... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Asia-Pacific stocks trade higher; Yellen set to urge U.S. to 'act big' on coronavirus relief
Janet Yellen, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Treasury secretary, is set for a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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California becomes first state to top 3 million coronavirus infections
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Another coronavirus variant linked to growing share of cases, several large outbreaks, in California
Health officials stress they haven’t determined if the variant might be more contagious or resistant to vaccines (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
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California Urges Stop to 300K COVID-19 Vaccines After Some Fall Ill California Urges Stop to 300K COVID-19 Vaccines After Some Fall Ill
California's state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people may have had severe allergic reactions.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
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Covid-19: New variants may mean vaccines need regular updates
New variants of the novel coronavirus from the UK, South Africa and Brazil ay be able to bypass the immune response that COVID-19 survivors have developed and allow for easier reinfection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: NY governor seeks to buy Covid vaccines directly from Pfizer — as it happened
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Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday
With hospital intensive care units in parts of Ontario reaching capacity due to COVID-19, a new hospital will open in Vaughan, Ont., next month to help relieve pressure on other facilities in the Greater Toronto Area, the province announced Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
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FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can kill the coronavirus within 48 hours, reports new study
(Natural News) An anti-parasitic medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can be used against the Wuhan coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), reports a new study. Australian researchers discovered that ivermectin, a semi-synthetic drug commonly used to treat head lice, scabies, ascariasis and other parasitic infections, can effectively kill SARS-CoV-2 within 48 hours in culture. “We found that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Call to prioritise minority ethnic groups for Covid vaccines
BAME communities should be better protected as they are more at risk, say public health experts and MPsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in high-risk minority ethnic groups must be prioritised for Covid immunisations, alongside a targeted publicity campaign, experts and politicians have said amid growing concerns over vaccine scepticism.With figures on Monday recording more than 4m Covid vaccine doses now administered across the UK, and the rollout being expanded to all over-70s, public health experts and MPs called for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to be better ...
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Coronavirus latest: NY governor seeks to buy Covid vaccines directly from Pfizer
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Gambia: Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 13 New Cases
[The Point] The Gambia has registered 13 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total cases ever confirmed since March 2020 to 3,910. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Twins With Covid Help Scientists Untangle the Disease ’s Genetic Roots
“I want to know,” one twin said, “why did she have Covid worse than me?” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine J. Wu Tags: Genetics and Heredity Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Multiple Births DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Source Type: news

New COVID-19 strain that is different from UK's 'highly contagious' variant is found in California 
A new coronavirus variant, first seen in Denmark in March, has been identified in California in more than a dozen counties and has been linked to large outbreaks in Santa Clara. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge
Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Coronavirus: Dido Harding says UK is in 'leading position' to track new Covid variants
Baroness Dido Harding, the boss of NHS Test & Trace, today added that the coronavirus testing system had led to 'substantially fewer' care home outbreaks in the second wave than the first. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus symptoms update: Five symptoms that can last for six months or more
CORONAVIRUS can produce a panoply of effects, some of which can endure for months on end. A new study highlights five of the most stubborn 'long COVID' symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Covid vaccine side effects: Is feeling tired a side effect of the Covid vaccine?
COVID vaccine side effects are very mild and tend to last no longer than a week after receiving your dose. What are the side effects of having the coronavirus jab? Is feeling tired a side effect of the Covid vaccine? This is when you should speak to a doctor about your Covid vaccine side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Covid new strain update: New variant found in California - disease expert issues warning
CORONAVIRUS new strain update: Coronavirus continues to undergo mutations, sparking concerns that it will become resistant to vaccines. A new variant has now been identified in California. Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert has issued a warning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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The Latest: Swiss quarantine 2 hotels over new virus variant
Swiss authorities say they have placed two hotels under quarantine and ordered that all guests and employees be tested after a new variant of the coronavirus was detected among them in the upscale skiing resort of St. Moritz (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Children infected with the coronavirus have a viral load 16 TIMES smaller than in over-80s
Data from public health officials in the Netherlands reveals 'a 16 fold difference in viral load' between the over-80s and children younger than 12 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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