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French COVID-19 intensive care numbers down first time in two weeks

Reuters
PARIS, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The number of people in intensive care units with coronavirus infection in France fell by 16 to 2,896, the first fall in two weeks after having risen by about 20 per day since mid-January. The French health ministry also reported 23,924 new confirmed COVID-19 cases......

Researchers are developing color-changing stickers for masks to detect COVID-19

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here As COVID-19 continues to spread, researchers are looking for new and creative ways to help detect and manage cases. A team at the University of California San Diego is developing something to help do just that: a color-changing sticker. ......

COVID-19 vaccine delays may slow wider Irish roll-out, says PM

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past writing on a wall reading ‘pick up your mask’ during the government’s highest level of lockdown restrictions, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Galway, Ireland, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland may have to......

Bulgaria to ease some COVID-19 rules, restaurants closed for now

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SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgaria will ease some coronavirus restrictions from February 4 though restaurants will remain closed for now due to concerns about the new coronavirus variant, officials said on Saturday. The move as follows measures in place since late November which have tamed a surge in new infections. Prime......

Biden’s Challenges, COVID-19 Imperatives, Wuhan One Year Later : Up First

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NPR President Biden faces major challenges, from the coronavirus to unemployment, all of which threaten to imperil the nation as well as his nascent presidency. When it comes to COVID-19, can the new administration’s rhetoric translate into action? It was one year ago when Wuhan, China plunged into a 72-day......

Texas says prioritizing Dallas areas most vulnerable to COVID-19 for vaccination doesn’t comply with state guidelines

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Dallas County commissioners agreed on Tuesday to prioritize vaccinating residents in zip codes that appear to be most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic. But leaders backed down from the plan a day later, after the state threatened to cut......

38 Capitol Police officers and 150 National Guard members have tested positive for COVID-19 since Capitol attack

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Thirty-eight members of the U.S. Capitol Police force and about 150 National Guard members have tested positive for COVID-19 since responding to the deadly attack on the Capitol earlier this month, officials told CBS News.  Gus Papathanasiou, the chairman......

A year after Wuhan lockdown, China reports small rise in COVID-19 cases

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By Andrew Galbraith, Winni Zhou SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China on Saturday reported a slight increase in new cases of COVID-19 as it marks the anniversary of the world’s first coronavirus lockdown, in the city of Wuhan where the disease emerged in late 2019. Workers in protective suits help residents in......

Covid-19: Parties urged to suspend doorstep campaigning

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In a letter to representatives of political parties, Cabinet Office minister Chloe Smith said the government would be issuing guidance in due course about “appropriate conduct” in the run-up to the campaign and during it, including potential changes to the nominating process for the thousands of candidates due to take......

Idaho’s GOP governor blasts his party’s efforts to end Covid-19 emergency declaration

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “I believe in my heart that what the Idaho Legislature is doing is harmful to our people and wrong for Idaho,” Little said, adding, “I urge my partners in the Legislature to stop the political gains and do what......

WHO to consider two Chinese COVID-19 vaccines next week

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization will begin considering China’s two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency......

Countries worldwide look to acquire the intellectual property rights of Covid-19 vaccine makers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Lawrence General Hospital RN Delana Asaro pre-draws doses, of the Moderna vaccine in a separate room, to save time at the pods in Lawrence, MA on Jan. 11, 2021. Pat Greenhouse | Boston Globe | Getty Images As the death......

How Guy Fieri Became the Restaurant Industry’s Surprise Hero Amid COVID-19 – E! Online

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COVID-19 can’t stop and won’t stop Triple D. For Guy Fieri and so many chefs, the coronavirus pandemic brought along challenges to the restaurant industry very few could… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

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