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Agency Advises Against Holiday Travel Amid COVID Surge — CDC Cancels Thanksgiving Agency Advises Against Holiday Travel Amid COVID Surge — CDC Cancels Thanksgiving
- November 19, 2020

The CDC advised against gathering with anyone who has not lived in the same household for at least 14 days, the incubation period for the coronavirus . AAA expects 2.8 million travelers in Florida this Thanksgiving holiday, which is the lowest Thanksgiving travel has been since 2017. Fewer Floridians are planning holiday travel this year. (more...)
Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine 'encouraging' for older age groups Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine 'encouraging' for older age groups
- November 19, 2020

Phase II vaccine trials provide important preliminary data but don't prove whether they ultimately prevent people from getting sick. 'We were pleased to see that our vaccine was not only well tolerated in older adults; it also stimulated similar immune responses to those seen in younger volunteers. (more...)
Early trials show promise for Sinovac vaccine, East Asia News & Top Stories Early trials show promise for Sinovac vaccine, East Asia News & Top Stories
- November 19, 2020

The researchers also stress that 240 participants were over the age of 70 and their immune responses were similar to younger people in this clinical trial as well as the results from the younger cohort from Phase I. Rutgers is also one of 90 sites across the US for Moderna's phase 3 vaccine trial. The reaction of their immune systems was assessed on the day they got the jab, then one, two and four weeks after both doses. (more...)
CentraCare Specialists Available to Help you Quit Smoking CentraCare Specialists Available to Help you Quit Smoking
- November 19, 2020

COVID-19 is an infectious disease that primarily attacks the lungs. However, only about 1.2 million (7.4%) who try to quit succeed each year, in part because of lack of access to cessation resources and support. Tobacco Free Florida aims to educate Floridians on the various free quit resources available in the state and support them through the process - on the Great American Smokeout and year-round. (more...)
COVID-19 Numbers as of 3 pm November 18 COVID-19 Numbers as of 3 pm November 18
- November 19, 2020

Just three weeks ago, the two counties had a rate of 168 new cases per 100,000 residents, down significantly from the 573 cases per 100,000 reported August 4, the first week of the thermographic. LARUE COUNTY . LaRue County had 20 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday, bringing the county total to 511 cases. MEADE COUNTY . Meade County has 17 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday, with 126 of those quarantined at home and 1 hospitalized. (more...)
762 new cases of COVID-19 reported in BC, 10 deaths 762 new cases of COVID-19 reported in BC, 10 deaths
- November 19, 2020

On top of the almost 7,000 active cases in the province, officials said there are 9,871 people under active health monitoring due to exposure to a known COVID-19 case. Now is the time to stay small, stay local and do your part - at home, work, school and in your community. The outbreak at Normanna has been declared over. (more...)
Brazil to receive first doses of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine Brazil to receive first doses of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine
- November 19, 2020

That was lower than antibodies from vaccine trials by world leaders Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc., which are using a different vaccine technology, and which recorded antibody levels in patients that were about the same as those who had contracted the virus. (more...)
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 95% effective in final trial Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 95% effective in final trial
- November 19, 2020

The vaccine's efficacy was found to be consistent across different ages and ethnicities - a promising sign given the disease has disproportionately hurt the elderly and certain groups including Black people. This is a big deal because other vaccines have been known to be less effective among older people, who are most at risk from getting seriously ill from Covid-19. (more...)
Oxford Study Confirms Astra Covid Shot's Response in Elderly Oxford Study Confirms Astra Covid Shot's Response in Elderly
- November 19, 2020

Oxford is developing its vaccine in conjunction with the drugmaker AstraZeneca. Even after vaccines are approved by regulators, drugmakers and public health officials still face the task of producing billions of doses and administering them to people around the world, he said. (more...)
Pfizer's COVID vaccine could be approved by Health Canada in January Pfizer's COVID vaccine could be approved by Health Canada in January
- November 19, 2020

Older adults reported fewer and milder side effects, the companies said . Canada has agreed to buy a "minimum" of 20 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine. The ongoing late-stage trial is taking place at 150 sites in the US, Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Brazil and Argentina. In the latest analysis, the companies looked into the confirmed COVID-19 cases of 170 study participants, eight of whom had been vaccinated while 162 had received dummy shots. (more...)
Beyond Meat launching 2 burger options Beyond Meat launching 2 burger options
- November 19, 2020

According to the press release, the new Beyond Burgers will include the brand's juiciest patty for the meatiest burger experience even as it delivers strong nutritional wins relative to 80/20 beef with 35 percent less saturated fat, as well as its most nutritious patty yet with 55 percent less saturated fat than 80/20 beef. (more...)
Republican Majority Leader Gazelka Tests Positive for Virus Republican Majority Leader Gazelka Tests Positive for Virus
- November 19, 2020

Kent's call for Gazelka to resign comes after reports that two other GOP senators tested positive for COVID-19. "As a result, he can not be counted on to lead during the crucial 2021 session". His statement says he was away on a scheduled trip, which was extended to avoid breaking quarantine. We followed CDC and airline requirements during our travel and I'm very thankful my wife, Maralee, has tested negative for covid. (more...)
Two New COVID Deaths Reported In Livingston County
- November 19, 2020

Those results, which are provided by the state lag behind other statistics, show the percent of positive COVID-19 tests rose to 8.24 percent in the week of October 25-31 at a time when the county was averaging about 56 new cases per day. Two additional COVID-19 related deaths are being reported in Missoula County. As of Wednesday, Arizona had reported 283,102 infections and 6,365 deaths, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services . (more...)
New York City schools to close again as city fights coronavirus New York City schools to close again as city fights coronavirus
- November 19, 2020

New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus , Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big us school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. (more...)
CHINA Chinese experimental vaccine induces a quick response CHINA Chinese experimental vaccine induces a quick response
- November 19, 2020

A good immune response was "consistent across age, gender, race and ethnicity demographics", Pfizer said. In its study published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed journal the Lancet , Sinovac wrote that despite the lower antibody levels, it believed its vaccine would prove effective. (more...)
Fauci recommends universal mask wearing during wait for coronavirus vaccine Fauci recommends universal mask wearing during wait for coronavirus vaccine
- November 19, 2020

The country's top infectious disease expert. Meanwhile, the United States has registered new records of coronavirus cases in recent weeks as the disease has surged across the country. "But I would recommend to people to not abandon all public health measures just because you've been vaccinated". They're not that hard to do. Tapper later asked Fauci if people can go about their lives normally once they take the vaccine - questioning if people can remove their masks and forget about ... (more...)
More Universities to Close After Thanksgiving More Universities to Close After Thanksgiving
- November 19, 2020

Some schools are encouraging all their students not to go home for the break, and are offering alternative activities and turkey meals, the typical centerpiece on most American dinner tables for Thanksgiving. "University Housing is encouraging all of these methods on a consistent basis". "We are still in the planning stages with our partners, Southern Illinois Healthcare, who will perform the testing for the campus", Stettler said . (more...)
What Dolly Parton Has to Say About Her Covid-19 Research Donation
- November 18, 2020

Apparently, Dolly Parton , and the Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund. Fans of country music icon Dolly Parton have been crediting her with saving the world from the raging coronavirus ever since the drugmaker Moderna reported the positive results of their vaccine trials. (more...)
Eudora school district moves all students to remote learning through Thanksgiving break Eudora school district moves all students to remote learning through Thanksgiving break
- November 18, 2020

The school board's website showed that the positive result was reported on Tuesday. "Testing is an important tool in the fight against COVID when used as part of a broader, comprehensive approach", said Dr. There have been 21 cases in WRDSB schools through November so far. Last week at Villages Elementary of Lady Lake, located on Rolling Acres Road just outside the confines of Florida's Friendliest Hometown, one staff member tested positive and 23 students and one staff member were ... (more...)
Immunity to Coronavirus Could Last Years, Researchers Say Immunity to Coronavirus Could Last Years, Researchers Say
- November 18, 2020

And researchers said the slow rate of decline in some of the cells required for immunity could mean it lasts even longer - with hopes it could be sustained for years. This was done to create a greater idea of the immune response to COVID-19 infection. They found that antibodies "were durable" with only "modest declines" emerging at six to eight months, but noted that there was about a 200-fold range in the level of antibody responses among the adults. (more...)

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