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Intestinal microbiome linked to COVID-19 severity

The connection between COVID-19 symptoms and other underlying health conditions continues to be researched. A new finding draws a connection between symptom severity and intestinal health, in relation to the gut microbiome.

Fourth Democratic Lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19

Washington - A fourth Democratic member of Congress has tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering in a secure location during the Capitol riot with Republican colleagues who refused to put face masks on.

Novel coronavirus treatment study begins in the UK

A new treatment for the disease caused by the coronavirus, intended to prevent severe illness, has been launched in England. The novel method to address COVID-19 is based on a protein-based inhalation treatment. This could be administered by the patient.

New variant of COVID-19 found in Columbus, Ohio

Researchers at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say they have found a new variant of COVID-19 in Columbus. The new variant carries a mutation identical to the U.K. strain.

Coronavirus infection is connected to 'silent hypoxia'

Two medical conditions of concern in relation to a COVID-19 infection have been outlined in recent science papers. These are the development of low blood oxygen and the formation of arterial thrombosis.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford to announce new COVID-19 restrictions

Ontario is considering “next steps” to limit the spread of COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford said on Twitter on Monday, amid calls to put Canada’s most populous province under more stringent lockdown as the pandemic overwhelms its hospitals.

Essential Science: How the coronavirus vaccines were developed

Currently there are six COVID-19 vaccines for which certain national regulatory authorities have authorized the use. There are many potential COVID-19 vaccine candidates currently in development. How are these vaccines developed?

Capitol siege could turn out to be 'super-spreader' virus event

Lawmakers who hunkered down together for safety while a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday may have been exposed to someone in the same room who was infected with the coronavirus, according to Congress' attending physician.

2 companies from Vaughan, ON set to distribute Covid-19 tech

With the spread of Covid-19 becoming worse and with no signs of stopping, these two companies located in Vaughan, Ontario are preparing to deploy innovative technology to help mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus.

Can the coronavirus enter the human brain?

Some new coronavirus related research demonstrates how spike protein, from the outer shell of the virus, can cross the blood-brain barrier. This means there is the potential for the COVID-19 virus entering the brain.

Quebec braces for province-wide COVID-19 curfew

Quebec's Premier, François Legault is expected to make an announcement today on new, tighter restrictions being implemented that could include a province-wide curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus that has claimed 8,488 lives.

Can digital biomarkers predict COVID-19? Special

A new study indicates that consumer wearable devices (such as a Fitbit), when configured to continuously measure vital signs, has a reasonable predictive ability for assessing the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

Concern over the rapid rise in COVID vaccine fraud emails Special

US federal agencies have warned about scammers exploiting the public's interest in the COVID-19 vaccine to harvest personal information and steal money through multiple ongoing and emerging fraud schemes. This is often coupled with financial scams.

Kansas childcare director Kim Vanderhofe talks digital age, COVID Special

Mound Valley - Kim Vanderhofe, director of the Butterfly Funhouse Childcare in Mound Valley, Kansas, chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about being a childcare provider in the digital age, and how COVID-19 has impacted the field of childcare in Kansas.

Trump claims 350,000 death toll numbers are 'far exaggerated'

The Covid-19 death toll in the US passed 350,000 early on Sunday, as experts anticipated another surge in cases and deaths stemming from holiday gatherings - even as President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that US death tallies were “far exaggerated."

Q&A: Will COVID-19 be the death of brick-and-mortar stores? Special

Are department stores (and other brick-and mortar retail establishments) truly doomed to a slow and painful death, or is there a chance of rebirth? We speak to a leading retail expert to find out.

Deep diving the new coronavirus strain and mutation N501Y

A new and more infectious strain of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus has been detected in England over the past week. By infectious, the virus is spreading far more easily although the new strain does appear to produce worst symptoms.

Ontario to go into lockdown amid rising coronavirus cases

Canada’s most populous province - with 14 million people, or about 38 percent of Canada's 38 million people. is to enter a “hard lockdown” as Ontario experiences an alarming surge in new coronavirus cases before the Christmas holiday

California hospitals look at rationing care as virus surges

California's overwhelmed hospitals are setting up extra makeshift beds for coronavirus patients, and some hard-hit Los Angeles County hospitals may have to start rationing life-saving care as more patients flow in.

Examining coronavirus spread in the healthcare setting

How coronavirus is distributed within the indoor environment setting continues to be an important focus for scientists trying to understand the dynamics of viral particle deposition. A new hospital study sheds some light.

COVID-19 — There are no ICU beds available in Southern California

The availability of intensive care unit beds throughout Southern California hit 0% Thursday, and officials warned that conditions in hospitals are expected to erode further if the coronavirus continues to spread unchecked.

How far apart? Coronavirus spreads over 6 foot distance

How far can coronavirus travel and what is an appropriate physical distance? Under conditions for direct airflow the distance may need to be much wider than the space that many governments recommend, as evidenced from a restaurant study.

Lockdown tightened as new variant of COVID-19 identified in UK

London - UK scientists have identified a new variant of the coronavirus that may be linked with the faster spread of cases in southeast England. This means London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire are going into the toughest tier of coronavirus restrictions.

'V-Day' arrives in Canada as Pfizer vaccine rollout begins

Ottawa - Pfizer vaccine shipments arrived in Canada Sunday night. More than a dozen sites across the country this week will mark what some have dubbed “V-Day” as the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations reach the arms of Canadians.

Coronavirus detection in wastewater aids case count assessment

Wastewater analysis of SARS-CoV-2 has shown the measure to be a robust predictive metric of the positivity rate for the analysis of any major metropolis, according to new scientific research.

How likely are you to catch coronavirus at home?

A new study based on the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 RNA signals in the home, where there are COVID-19 positive occupants, considers the transmission rates and hence the possibility of an uninfected person contracting the respiratory virus.

COVID-19 is now the top killer of Americans as deaths top 281K

The coronavirus surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States this week, as many of the nation's hospitals are overwhelmed and officials implement new COVID-19 restrictions.

COVID-19: Round up developments in pathophysiology

How does the novel coronavirus affect the brain and is it correct that air pollution makes COVID-19 symptoms worse? These are some of the research topics appearing in recent weeks. Digital Journal presents a news round-up.

Pfizer CEO — Not sure if vaccine will stop transmission of virus

Pfizer Inc’s CEO Albert Bourla has said that the company is “not certain” if its COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed in collaboration with German drugmaker BioNTech SE prevented the transmission of the novel coronavirus.

Coal companies bankrupted as industry continues its slide

Lighthouse Resources Inc., a coal company with mines in Wyoming and Montana, and White Stallion Energy LLC, a miner that operates in Indiana and Illinois, both filed for bankruptcy after the Covid-19 pandemic dropped coal prices.
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Representative Espaillat outside the House chamber on Wednesday before impeachment vote.
Representative Espaillat outside the House chamber on Wednesday before impeachment vote.
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The countries with the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the past week
The countries with the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the past week
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Image of Saint Corona on the altar of St. Corona am Wechsel parish church  Lower Austria.
Image of Saint Corona on the altar of St. Corona am Wechsel parish church, Lower Austria.
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U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with the South Carolina National Guard assemble personal protectiv...
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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Lawmakers held a news conference on Capitol Hill to unveil a bipartisan  bicameral COVID-19 emergenc...
Lawmakers held a news conference on Capitol Hill to unveil a bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief proposal. (Screen-grab from C-SPAN video).
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Data as of March 26  2020.
Data as of March 26, 2020.
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Vending machine selling face masks and hand sanitizers. Blackfriars station  London  UK.
Vending machine selling face masks and hand sanitizers. Blackfriars station, London, UK.
Kawasaki disease: Strawberry tongue and bright red  swollen lips with vertical cracking and bleeding...
Kawasaki disease: Strawberry tongue and bright red, swollen lips with vertical cracking and bleeding.
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For many  the COVID-19 crisis has shown how fragile our civilisation is
For many, the COVID-19 crisis has shown how fragile our civilisation is
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Social distancing sign  City of St. Albans
Social distancing sign, City of St. Albans
Attached to the Perseverance Mars rover  an aluminum plate commemorates the impact of the COVID-19 p...
Attached to the Perseverance Mars rover, an aluminum plate commemorates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and pays tribute to the perseverance of health care workers around the world.
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Hand gel — used to protect against COVID-19.
Hand gel — used to protect against COVID-19.
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Face mask on a table - an unsafe practice?
Face mask on a table - an unsafe practice?
President Donald J. Trump  joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and Commission...
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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New form of face mask? People are trying different ways for social distancing.
New form of face mask? People are trying different ways for social distancing.
Scientist Peter Tsai recommends leaving the mask out for seven days before reuse
Scientist Peter Tsai recommends leaving the mask out for seven days before reuse
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The United States -- the worst-hit country in the world -- has reported more than 60 000 new daily c...
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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