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Moscow coronavirus cases rise again: officials

Moscow coronavirus cases rise again: officials

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Moscow is seeing a new increase in coronavirus cases, the mayor’s office announced on Wednesday, as Russian authorities struggle to convince a vaccine-sceptic population to get innoculated. According to the latest official figures, Russia has recorded more than seven million cases and 200,625 deaths, the highest death toll in Europe. “Over …

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At my hospital, over 95% of COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated

Idaho’s COVID outlook is dire as cases continue to climb

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Health care workers are exhausted and angry. Some of Idaho’s coronavirus vaccines are expiring because they have sat unused for so long. And coronavirus case numbers and deaths continue to climb, putting the state among the worst in the nation for the rate of new COVID-19 diagnoses. Idaho’s public health leaders …

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Immunocompromised more likely to have breakthrough COVID cases, hospitalization

Immunocompromised more likely to have breakthrough COVID cases, hospitalization

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Today, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), American Lung Association and American Thoracic Society released the following statement in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations: Recently, there has been a dramatic rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations due to the highly contagious Delta variant. According to the Centers for …

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Study: Delayed headache after COVID-19 vaccination: a red flag for vaccine induced cerebral venous thrombosis. Image Credit: fizkes / Shutterstock

Could monitoring headaches after COVID-19 vaccination help identify rare cases of cerebral venous thrombosis?

Shortly after the mass vaccination program against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) began in the UK, news outlets began to report severe side effects in a minority of those vaccinated. One of the more serious conditions that occurred is known as cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) – a blood clot in the brain’s venous sinuses that can …

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New Zealand government takes a calculated risk to relax Auckland's lockdown while new cases continue to appear

New Zealand government takes a calculated risk to relax Auckland’s lockdown while new cases continue to appear

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The decision to move Auckland to alert level 3 from midnight on Tuesday is a calculated risk by the government. New daily cases in Auckland have stayed stubbornly high over the past week, a period when many of us had hoped to see them fall to single digits. On a positive …

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Delta variant now fueling 99% of U.S. COVID cases

Delta variant now fueling 99% of U.S. COVID cases

(HealthDay)—If a person is diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States right now, it’s almost certainly caused by the Delta variant. The highly transmissible variant, which caused crippling surges in India and Britain this past spring and fueled case spikes in the United States this summer, is now responsible for over 99% of all cases …

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Changing weather patterns in Laos linked to increase in typhus cases

Changing weather patterns in Laos linked to increase in typhus cases

Changing weather patterns in Laos may be responsible for an increase in bugs responsible for the neglected tropical diseases scrub typhus and murine typhus, a new study finds. Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is caused by the Orientia tsutsugamushi bacterium and spread by the bites of infected chiggers (larval mites). Flea-borne (murine) typhus …

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North Africa virus cases plummeting after summer spike

North Africa virus cases plummeting after summer spike

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Weeks after a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelmed intensive care units across North Africa with severe oxygen shortages sparking public anger, case numbers are sharply declining. Here is a look at the situation in the four countries of the Maghreb—Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Libya—based on official figures collected by AFP. Tunisia …

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MAIT cell activation may play a role in fatal outcomes among severe COVID-19 cases

MAIT cell activation may play a role in fatal outcomes among severe COVID-19 cases

Project design and overall conclusions of the St George’s, University of London and University of Oxford collaboration on immune parameters of ICU COVID-19 and severe influenza. Credit: Nicholas Provine, Jonathan Youngs, and Paul Klenerman, CC-BY 4.0, creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) The mortality rate of COVID-19 patients requiring mechanical ventilation is 30-40%, however, the immunological factors associated with death …

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Alaska records most daily COVID cases amid healthcare strain

Alaska records most daily COVID cases amid healthcare strain

In this March 12, 2020 file photo, Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer, addresses reporters at a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, reported its highest number of new COVID-19 cases, a day after the state’s largest hospital announced it had entered crisis protocol and began rationing care. When …

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