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As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas still see risk

As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas still see risk

Workers at a mostly empty COVID-19 vaccination clinic located at Cathedral of the Cross A.O.H. Church of God in Birmingham, Ala., are shown in this Monday, May 3, 2021, file photo. New COVID-19 cases are declining across the most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations. But almost all states bucking that …

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New model accounts for the effect of behavior changes to predict COVID-19 cases

New model accounts for the effect of behavior changes to predict COVID-19 cases

The model output (red lines) captures multiple peaks of cases (gray bars) seen across the U.S. Credit: Brown University By adding behavioral components to an infectious disease model, Brown University researchers have developed a new modeling approach that captures the peaks and valleys in new COVID-19 cases seen over the past 16 months. The approach, …

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COVID-19 cases, deaths down in seniors after vaccine introduction

COVID-19 cases, deaths down in seniors after vaccine introduction

(HealthDay)—Following the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, decreases in COVID-19 cases, emergency department visits, hospital admission, and deaths were seen among older adults, according to research published in the June 8 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Noting that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices …

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Singapore to ease curbs as virus cases fall

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Singapore will begin slowly easing a month-long partial lockdown from next week after the curbs succeeded in stemming a coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Thursday. The city-state has weathered the pandemic largely unscathed but saw an uptick in local transmissions in recent weeks as new variants spread. Fresh restrictions were introduced in …

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Colds, bronchitis cases resurged after Texas eased COVID rules

Colds, bronchitis cases resurged after Texas eased COVID rules

After Texas relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, other respiratory illnesses—such as colds, bronchitis and pneumonia—made rapid rebounds. Pathologists from Houston Methodist Hospital found that the rhinovirus and enterovirus infections that can trigger these illnesses started rebounding in the fall of last year after Texas eased capacity limits in bars and restaurants. More recently, they found that seasonal …

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Russia sees surge in virus cases amid slow vaccine drive

Russia sees surge in virus cases amid slow vaccine drive

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Russia on Wednesday reported a spike in the number of coronavirus infections as officials struggle to encourage Russians to get vaccinated. A government tally reported 10,407 new coronavirus infections across the country, the highest since March 14. Moscow, the worst-hit city in Russia, also saw a surge in new infections, registering …

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Dapagliflozin provides kidney protection even in cases of FSGS kidney disease

Dapagliflozin provides kidney protection even in cases of FSGS kidney disease

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a rare form of kidney inflammation (glomerulonephritis) in which the glomeruli become increasingly scarred (sclerotic), leading to progressive loss of kidney function. Dysregulation of the immune system plays a role in pathogenesis, which is why immunosuppressive therapy with glucocorticoids can be successful, alongside supportive therapy (especially …

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Uganda tightens curbs as Covid cases surge

Uganda tightens curbs as Covid cases surge

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni further toughened virus curbs on Sunday night, including ordering the closure of schools, to stem a worrying rise in local transmissions. Schools will be closed from Monday for six weeks and most gatherings, save for weddings and funerals in small groups, were banned. Non-essential travel between districts …

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India cautiously starts to open up as virus cases decline

India cautiously starts to open up as virus cases decline

A man sanitizes the premises of a shopping mall before reopening after being closed since April as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi, India, Sunday, June 6, 2021. Businesses in two of India’s largest cities are reopening as part of a phased easing of lockdown measures in several states …

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