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A beach volleyball match is decided by a Covid infection.

New York Times
Shashank Bengali The effects of positive coronavirus tests among Olympic athletes began playing out on Saturday, hours after the opening ceremony, as a women’s beach volleyball team did not play because of an infection. The Czech players Marketa Slukova and Barbora Hermannova were “unable to play,” according to the official......

Unvaccinated nursing instructor urges COVID-19 shot from hospital bed after infection

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo A Missouri nursing instructor who decided not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is now urging people to get the shot after both she and her husband were hospitalized and placed on ventilators due to infection.  Christy Henry,......

Six vaccinated countries have high Covid infection rates. Five of them rely on Chinese vaccines

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Covid-19 vaccines by Chinese firms Sinopharm (left) and Sinovac arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia on June 8, 2021. Sovannara | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Among countries with both high vaccination rates and high rates......

Covid: Masks upgrade cuts infection risk, research finds

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Rose Gallagher, the RCN’s lead for infection prevention and control, also welcomed the research, telling the BBC: “This important study adds even further weight to the RCN’s continuing call for nursing staff to be better protected from Covid-19 and given routine access to the highest levels of respiratory protective equipment......

Gottlieb says Americans should rely on

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Gottlieb says Americans should rely on “individual assessments” of COVID risk – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Dr. Scott Gottlieb says the pandemic is shifting into a phase in which Americans should assess their own individual risk to the......

Indian authorities warn of rare fungal infection seen in some Covid-19 patients

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Medical staff in PPE attending to a person in the temporary Covid-19 care centre attached to LNJP Hospital, at Shehnai Banquet Hall, on April 23, 2021 in New Delhi, India. Raj K Raj | Hindustan Times | Getty Images As......

A potentially fatal fungal infection is cropping up among India’s Covid patients.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here NEW DELHI — Doctors in India are concerned about an increasing number of potentially fatal fungal infections affecting either people who have Covid-19 or those who have recently recovered from the disease. The condition, known as mucormycosis, has......

Covid infection rate is approaching the highest level so far, WHO chief warns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference organised by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, on July 3, 2020 at the WHO headquarters in......

Virus variants inciting India’s second surge, epidemiologists say

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By Neha Arora, Shilpa Jamkhandikar NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The second surge of COVID-19 cases in India has swamped hospitals much faster than the first because mutations in the virus mean each patient is infecting many more people than before, epidemiologists and doctors say. A patient lies in a bed......

More contagious COVID variant fuels surge in youth cases

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More contagious COVID variant fuels surge in youth cases – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The highly contagious U.K. variant has become the dominant strain of coronavirus in the U.S., with the highest positivity rate among children ages 12......

Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines May Block Infection As Well As Disease

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click to enlarge Photo by New York National Guard/FlickrCC Covid-19 vaccines seem to prevent infection as well as the disease Vaccines against COVID-19 are about 90 percent effective at blocking coronavirus infections, real-world studies of health care workers, firefighters, police, teachers and other essential workers suggest. Even after just one......

Video: ‘Essential’ Migrant Farmworkers Risk Infection and Deportation

New York Times
new video loaded: ‘Essential’ Migrant Farmworkers Risk Infection and Deportation By Kassie Bracken, Yousur Al-Hlou and Caroline Kim•March 25, 2021 In California, undocumented farmworkers have been labeled essential by the government and prioritized for vaccines. But public health officials face several challenges in reaching an unprotected population. Recent episodes in......

Federal Scientists Plead for Pandemic Controls as Infection Declines Stall

New York Times
While coronavirus deaths tend to fluctuate more than cases and hospital admissions, Dr. Walensky said the most recent seven-day average was slightly higher than the average earlier in the week. The seven-day average of newly reported deaths was 2,165, as of Thursday. “We at C.D.C. consider this a very concerning......

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