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'Extraordinary measures' needed to stop Canada's COVID-19 surge

Ontario - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is calling for “extraordinary measures” to be implemented to address the surge of COVID-19 cases across several provinces, with Ontario setting a new record in coronavirus case numbers.

U.S. is close to hitting a 'vaccine wall' — What does this mean?

A new analysis suggests the United States might meet the demand for COVID-19 vaccines sooner than expected - well before the U.S. has reached herd immunity.

Pfizer vaccine may protect babies breastfed by their mothers

Data suggests that the administering of coronavirus vaccines imparts a protective effect upon babies that are breastfed by their mothers. This provides an important addition to the assessment of vaccine effectiveness.

New coronavirus detection method looks at indoor dust particles

A new viral disease surveillance tool is being considered. This looks at indoor dust as an objective for surveillance of the virus that causes COVID-19 - SARS-CoV-2. The aim is to help to inform public health decisions.

Essential Science: Learning to live with the novel coronavirus

How will we live with the coronavirus going forwards? What risks will new variants pose? Focusing on the disease risk, this week’s Essential Science delves into the pathophysiology of COVID-19.

How has COVID-19 changed the developer community? Special

Many business areas have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, including software developers. This has included different ways of working and the challenges of remote access, as an expert explains.

Brazil detects first case of South African variant as deaths soar

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil has recorded its first confirmed case of the highly contagious coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa, a fresh danger sign for a country already ravaged by the world’s highest daily death toll fueled by a widespread local variant.

Younger people in Canada being hit hard by variants of COVID-19

Toronto - Canadian public health officials say a rapidly spreading variant likely has now replaced the original Covid-19 virus in many parts of the country, and new variants are making younger people sicker and sending more to the hospital.

Global COVID-19 death toll tops 3 million amid new surges

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed 3 million on Tuesday, According to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is challenging vaccination efforts across the globe.

Coronavirus and poverty: The problematic connection

The impact of the coronavirus infection upon a person is connected to the health of the individual. The rates of transmission correlate with overcrowding and poverty, with many living in these conditions affected by poor health.

U.S. hits COVID-19 milestone as vaccinations top 4 million

Washington - America edged closer to approaching a degree of normalcy on Saturday when the Biden administration announced the U.S. set a new record for the number of COVID-19 shots administered in one day, inoculating over 4 million people.

Immune response may contribute to post-COVID-19 blood clots

Numerous reports of vascular events after an initial recovery from COVID-19 have led to clinical scientists investigating the impact of COVID-19 on vascular health in relation to recovered patients.

Coronavirus distribution and tissue damage in patients

Researchers have mapped the distribution of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in deceased patients with the disease, and shed new light on how viral load relates to tissue damage.

COVID-19 pandemic 'completely out-of-control' in Ontario

Toronto - Health officials in Ontario are reporting more than 2,300 new COVID-19 infections, marking the sixth consecutive day in which case numbers have remained above the 2,000 mark. There are now 409 COVID patients in ICUs with nearly half on ventilators.

Approaching the opening of public spaces: COVID-19 safety

As public spaces, including schools, start to open, what are the best policies to put in place to ensure that the risk of coronavirus transmission is minimized? Researchers have assessed the latest body of evidence.

COVID cases on the rise, even as states continue to open up

After several weeks at a plateau, Covid-19 cases in the United States are rising again, the clearest warning sign yet that the country could face another "avoidable" surge, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

CDC — Relaxing COVID-19 precautions not a good idea right now

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday that she's worried the United States could see "another avoidable surge" of Covid-19 if mitigation measures are not followed.

Clinical trials are adapating with new tech in the COVID era

The coronavirus pandemic has driven many healthcare and pharmaceutical companies to explore novel ways to continue to develop clinical trials for the evaluation of new medicines. This includes digital tools.

Miami Beach declares State of Emergency over spring break crowds

Miami Beach - The city of Miami Beach, Florida on Saturday declared a state of emergency over spring break crowds that have descended on the popular South Florida destination.

COVID-19 variant first identified in UK a growing threat in US

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s leading infectious disease expert, warned that the UK variant of the coronavirus could account for up to 30 percent of infections in the U.S.

U.S. announces revised rules for post-COVID vaccination Special

The U.S. CDC has announced new guidance for the rules post-vaccine administration, in terms of size of groups and masks. These differ to the rules in place for other nations.

How to improve your mental wellbeing during COVID-19 Special

Levels of unhappiness appear to have increased through the pandemic. This is partly a matter of perception and a leading psychologist explains how, with coaching, people can be nudged into thinking more positively.

High pollen counts can raise your COVID-19 risk

Exposure to pollen can raise your risk of developing COVID-19, and it isn’t just a problem for people with allergies, new research released March 9 shows.

Spring break and COVID-19 may end up being a very bad idea

Spring break time is here, and already, beaches in Florida are packed. While COVID-19 infection numbers are down, US health officials say how Americans act in the coming weeks could help determine how the pandemic will unfold.

Request for fireworks at Mount Rushmore rejected by NPS

Washington - The National Park Service (NPS) denied a request from South Dakota for fireworks over Mount Rushmore on the 4th of July this year, citing potential park damage, wildfire risks, and COVID-19.

Op-Ed: Personal experience: The vaccine is a matter of civic duty Special

Receiving the coronavirus vaccine – whichever of the approved vaccines is available – is not only important to your own health, it’s a matter of civic duty. The same as voting, this is something essential for the good of society.

U.S. now averaging 2 million COVID-19 vaccinations per day

Washington - The average number of vaccine doses being administered across the United States per day topped two million for the first time on Wednesday, according to data from the CDC. A month ago, the average was about 1.3 million.

Op-Ed: Is at-home COVID-19 testing a good idea?

A new antigen test has been give the seal approval in the U.S. to enable rapid diagnosis of COVID-19 (to assess an infected person). But how accurate are these 'lateral flow' tests?

Temperature scanners of 'limited value' in detecting COVID-19

Many workplaces and businesses have put in place thermography scanners on building entrances or they are asking people to take their temperature before travel. Is this a useful COVID-19 safety measure?

Number of COVID variants in U.S. could wipe out progress

The decline in Covid-19 cases reported in the U.S. since early January may be flattening, a concerning shift as highly transmissible variants threaten to exacerbate infections, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
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thermography scan of Tim Sandle - monitoring skin temperature during COVID-19.
Thermography scanner for COVID-19 symptoms.
Thermography scanner for COVID-19 symptoms.
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U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with the South Carolina National Guard assemble personal protective face masks in Charleston, South Carolina, May 5, 2020, in support of the Medical University of South Carolina to provide to frontline workers during COVID-19 response efforts.
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Oil painting reproduction of Vincent van Gogh's "At Eternity's Gate."
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers held a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to unveil a bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief proposal.
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COVID-19: Total deaths vs deaths per million
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Dairy cows (Holsteins) being cooled by sprayers during hot summer to maintain milk production.
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The governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, apparently had no idea until today that people without symptoms can still spread the coronavirus.
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Text on the sign reads: Playground closed To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City of Port Moody has closed public playgrounds until further notice.
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Tim Sandle, pharmaceutical microbiologist, science writer and journalist.
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New form of face mask? People are trying different ways for social distancing.
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Social distancing sign, City of St. Albans
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The United States -- the worst-hit country in the world -- has reported more than 60,000 new daily cases for six days
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President Donald J. Trump, joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Dr. Stephen Hahn, delivers his remarks during a press conference Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020,
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The Zoom webcast of the Oooh Beehive UK Online Slam Championship on Oct. 2.
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Image of Saint Corona on the altar of St. Corona am Wechsel parish church, Lower Austria.
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