Biden will NOT mandate COVID-19 vaccines, White House confirms  
'Private sector companies may decide that they want to have requirements. That's up to them. we have no plans to change our approach from the federal government,' press secretary Jen Psaki said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Moderate drinkers are at less risk of heart attacks than teetotallers
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Frank Sinatra, famous for his heavy drinking, once said: 'Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but The Bible says: 'Love your enemy'.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Pfizer and Moderna vaccines cut the risk of getting sick with COVID-19 94%
Only six percent of COVID-19 cases among more than 1,800 health care workers were in people fully-vaccinated with one of the two mRNA shots, according to the CDC's latest study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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CDC director says pandemic's 'the end is in slight' as she urges schools to fully reopen
'I am cautiously optimistic that we are seeing this great, great end point in sight,' Dr Rochelle Walensky told the Today show on Friday after CDC said vaccinated people can take off their masks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: Over-50s and vulnerable in Indian variant hotspots will get second jabs rushed through
Just 99 people were admitted to hospitals across the UK with Covid on Sunday, marking only the second time since last August that fewer than 100 new patients were taken in. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Vaccinated people can take off masks indoors, CDC says
The CDC on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places, a source told the AP. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Scientists are 'concerned' after high levels of 'forever chemicals' found in breast milk of mothers
A new study looked at breast milk samples from 50 U.S. mothers and found PFAS chemical, man-made chemicals linked to behavioral problems and cancer, in 100% of samples. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid US: Anthony Fauci is 'not so sure' schools should require children to get vaccine
Dr Anthony Fauci said on CBS This Morning that parents should be encouraged to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 but that mandating shots could get 'a lot of pushback.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: UK records 2,657 cases and 11 deaths
Just 99 people were admitted to hospitals across the UK with Covid on Sunday, marking only the second time since last August that fewer than 100 new patients were taken in. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Dr Fauci says he's 'not so sure' US schools should require children to get COVID-19 vaccine
Dr Anthony Fauci said on CBS This Morning that parents should be encouraged to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 but that mandating shots could get 'a lot of pushback.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson admits he is 'anxious' about Indian variant
The Prime Minister claimed England's lockdown-easing plans were still on track - despite cases of the strain tripling in a week - but hinted that local lockdowns could be reimposed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid England: Infections DOUBLE in a week in four Indian variant hotspots
Public Health England data showed cases had doubled in Bolton, Bedford, Blackburn with Darwen and Sefton, which are all hotspots for the Indian variant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Fauci FINALLY says fully vaccinated people can ditch masks outside 
'We've got to make that transition,' away from masks, Dr Anthony Fauci told CBS This Morning. Aside from in crowds, 'if you're vaccinated and you're outside, put aside your mask,' he said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: Scientist claims preservative in AstraZeneca vaccine could explain blood clot link
Dr Andreas Greinacher, a blood expert and immunologist at the University of Greifswald in Germany, did studies on mice and suggests protein clumps in the blood might be sparked by the jab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nearly three quarters of U.S. children infected with Covid NEVER develop worrisome symptoms
A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that nearly 75% of infected children did not have symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS waiting list hits ANOTHER record-high with 4.95MILLION patients in England needing treatment
Some 4.95m people were waiting to start treatment in March, the most since records began in 2007, according to NHS England data published today. A royal college branded it 'stomach-churning'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Number of Brits getting ill with Covid has risen by 65% in a week amid spread of Indian variant
King's College London scientists estimated 2,800 Britons were being infected with the virus every day last week, up from 1,686 in the previous seven-day spell. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus England: Death rates 'twice as high in Muslims as in Christians,' ONS data shows
The Office for National Statistics report could not explain why some religions had higher death rates than others in England and said it was 'difficult to separate' from known risks in ethnic minority groups. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: Nine out of 10 over-65s in England now have immune antibodies against Covid
An Office for National Statistics report shows that 92.3 per cent of people aged 65 or older in England would now test positive for antibodies, up from 87.6 per cent the week before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Delaying second Covid vaccine cuts death toll by up to a FIFTH, study finds
A US study published in the British Medical Journal last night modelled how death rates are impacted when second jab appointments are pushed beyond the recommended regimen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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New 'hypersensitive' rapid test can tell whether patients have Covid or flu
A new rapid test looks for both coronavirus and flu with a novel, extra-sensitive technique. The test may be useful for quickly diagnosing patients who could have either disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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US could see lowest Covid death rate since pandemic's early days by JUNE
B.1.1.7, the coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K., is now causing two out of every three COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to the CDC. This variant is more contagious than older strains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid shots prevent more than 99% of hospitalizations, study suggests
A medical research center in Cleveland, Ohio studied coronavirus vaccine effectiveness among its staff and found resounding success: Pfizer and Moderna vaccines 97% effective. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid US: CDC advisory committee recommends Pfizer vaccine be used for teenagers aged 12 to 15
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) advisory committee has voted to recommend Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine be administered to children ages 12 to 15. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid US: 69% adults now say they will get vaccinations, raising 'herd immunity' hopes
The latest YouGov/Economist poll found that 69% of adults have had a first dose, are fully vaccinated or plan to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Hesitancy fell 11 percentage points. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: Mixing and matching Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs 'could worsen side effects'
Oxford researchers found Britons jabbed with AstraZeneca then Pfizer, or Pfizer then AstraZeneca, were more likely to experience fever, chills and headaches among other signs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Jab that curbs calorie intake and cravings could help fight obesity crisis, study shows 
Patients given semaglutide lost a tenth of their body weight in just 20 weeks - 25 times more than those on a placebo, researchers from drug firm Novo Nordisk found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boris Johnson announces Covid public inquiry will start next Spring
Boris Johnson will give evidence under oath to a public inquiry into the Government's handling of the coronavirus crisis if he is asked to do so, Downing Street has confirmed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus UK: Could spread of Indian variant jeopardise plans to ease lockdown?
Sanger Institute data showed the strain is focused in hotspots Bolton and Blackburn with Darwen, although it is also responsible for most cases in Bedford and South Northamptonshire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid England: Vaccine drive will open up to under-40s TOMORROW
An NHS Digital bulletin showed people aged 38 and 39 in England will be invited to come forward for their jab from Thursday morning. They will be offered either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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White House adviser says any American undecided about getting vaccinated should 'look at India' 
On Wednesday, India recorded its highest single-day death toll of more than 4,200 coronavirus fatalities while the U.S. recorded its lowest seven-day rolling average of 619 deaths since July 6. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'Covid arm' side-effect from Moderna vaccine is HARMLESS and disappears within a week, study finds
A new study from Yale found the rash disappeared an average of five days later among dose 1 patients and about three days later within dose 2 patients, with no serious reactions reported. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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West Virginia man who died at 95 becomes oldest organ donor ever in the US
Cecil Lockhart of Welch, West Virginia, 95, became the oldest organ donor ever in the U.S. after he passed away on May 4 and his liver was transplanted into a woman in her 60s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: Covid can cause erectile dysfunction months later, study claims
Miami University scientists scanned the penises of two men suffering from erectile dysfunction after recovering from Covid and found the virus was still detectable after six to eight months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus UK: Britain may pull out of deal for a million doses of AstraZeneca's antibody drug
The UK could reconsider an agreement with AstraZeneca for 1million doses of its AZD7442 treatment, which began clinical Phase III trials in November, with results expected in weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid Sweden: Entering lockdown earlier would have curbed first wave deaths by 40%, study says
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and University of Tübingen researchers said if Sweden moved quicker, deaths in the first wave of the pandemic could have 38 per cent fewer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson could lay out terms of UK's public Covid inquiry today
The PM told the Commons that the process is essential to 'learn lessons' and ensure the country is 'better prepared' for a future pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Minister hints tiered lockdowns are still on the cards amid rise of Covid hotspots in the North
Environment secretary George Eustice said the Government 'can't rule anything out' when asked if local lockdows could make a return. It came as 34 UK areas saw a spike in cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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UK could share 20% of its available Covid vaccines with poorer countries
The UK has orders for 517million doses but only needs around 160m to vaccinate all adults and give them booster jabs in the autumn, as planned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid England: A FIFTH of all care home residents have died in worst-hit areas, figures suggest
EXCLUSIVE: MailOnline analysis using care home population statistics from NHS England's Capacity Tracker shows the rate of Covid deaths in care home residents varied wildly across the country. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Britain could approve Covid vaccines for children after US allows Pfizer's jab for youngsters
Professor Anthony Brookes University of Leicester, told MailOnline: 'We should be worried about the completely unknown and unknowable long-term risks of vaccination of the young.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Sleeping pills DON'T work as a long-term cure for insomnia, study reveals
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, US, have said doctors and patients should reconsider their extended use of sleeping pills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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CDC chief is worried four variants of global concern could set the US back on road to recovery 
CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky warned while testifying before a Senate committee that variants could undo the progress made by the U.S. if prevention measure aren't followed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus UK: SAGE advisers downgrade warnings on third wave Covid death toll
London's Imperial College Covid-19 Response Team originally warned dozens of thousands more people would die by June 2022 but better-than-expected vaccines have led them to downgrade the warning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Average daily US Covid cases fall to fewer than 40,000 for the first time since September 15
Deaths have fallen to an historic low of 655 - the lowest average since July 6. In the past month alone, the average of daily fatalities has declined by a third, down from nearly 1,000 a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Experts warn CDC estimate that less than 10%' of COVID-19 cases occur outdoors is exaggeration
Health experts says the CDC's estimate of the risk of outdoor coronavirus transmission is misleading and that the true risk is believed to be below 1%, and may even be as low as 0.1%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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A THIRD of children who suffer a concussion develop anxiety, depression or other issues, study says
Scientists at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Australia reviewed concussion studies including more than 89,000 children from the last 40 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid US: Warning CDC has stopped counting every 'breakthrough' infection in fully vaccinated people
The CDC is no longer counting every COVID-19 infection among people who fell ill after being fully immunized with the vaccine and only reporting those who are hospitalized or die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Ban on online junk food ads WILL go ahead
The Queen's Speech includes legislation to impose the restrictions, along with a block on TV ads before the 9pm watershed and ending 'BOGOF' deals for unhealthy foods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Covid: UK could be 'back to normal by the end of the year' if vaccines continue to work, says SAGE
Professor Graham Medley, who sits on SAGE, said the country was in the 'best position its been in for the whole pandemic'. But he warned waning vaccine immunity could undermine the position. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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