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COVID-19: Scientists identify human genes that combat disease

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers’ understanding of factors that affect disease severity and also suggest possible therapeutic options. The genes in question are related to interferons, the body’s…

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COVID lockdown empties Delhi streets amid deadly surge

Transmission electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, emerging from human cells. Credit: NIAID New Delhi led major cities across India into a weekend lockdown Saturday as the country confronts a fierce new coronavirus wave, with more than 230,000 fresh daily cases and families clamouring for drugs and hospital beds. Hopes that…

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Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

by David Biller, Maria Cheng and Joshua Goodman In this April 13, 2021, file photo, the remains of a woman who died from complications related to COVID-19 are placed into a niche by cemetery workers and relatives at the Inahuma cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a…

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Pfizer to send Additional COVID vaccines to Canada as Moderna jabs Postponed

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday assured Canadians that the country’s turbulent COVID-19 vaccine rollout remains on track after Pfizer agreed to boost shipments just as Moderna deliveries hit a snag. “We are well on track to reaching in the upper of 40 to 50 million doses by the end of…

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The Fast Lane for COVID Testing Has Opened Up in the U.S.

For a recent flight that required a negative COVID-19 test result, I went through a process so silly and laborious that it got me wondering. First, I booked an appointment at an approved testing center, about a 25-minute drive from my home. Upon arriving, I paid $175 to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.…

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COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 3 Million Worldwide

Empty patient beds are seen in a Maryland hospital as hospitals have limited visitors and cancelled elective surgery to make space for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, March 18, 2020. Picture taken March 18, 2020. (Rosem Morton/Reuters) More than three million people across the world have died since the pandemic began last year, according to data…

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The Way to Guard Your COVID vaccination card Dos and don’ts

With the right app and a couple of setting tweaks, you can safely and easily store a digital backup. Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Table of Contents Show More On April 19, everyone in the United States aged 16 and older becomes eligible…


Since Covid-19 Instance Increase, Goa govt ramps up bed capacity at hospitals

As Goa witnessed a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases on Friday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said additional beds will be set up at treatment facilities to accommodate patients. The coastal state recorded 927 COVID-19 cases and six casualties during the day. Speaking to reporters, Sawant said while some states have gone for lockdowns and night…

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COVID-19 booster shots may be needed within 12 months, US officials State

Home News (Image credit: Shutterstock) People vaccinated against COVID-19 may require booster shots within nine to 12 months of their initial vaccination, Reuters reported.Evidence suggests that the coronavirus vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna offer at least six months of robust protection from COVID-19 infection. But even if this protection lasts for longer, several highly-transmissible…

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ACIP Punts on J&J COVID Vaccine

Citing the need for more information on risk factors, members of CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), during an emergency meeting on Wednesday, agreed that the pause on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine should be extended. There was no official vote, but members recommended reconvening as soon as additional risk/benefit and risk refinement data…