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San Diego County reports record 1,546 new COVID-19 cases San Diego County reports record 1,546 new COVID-19 cases
- November 25, 2020

The state announced its seventh straight day of more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 in an update Tuesday. Of the total cases, 40,947 have recovered. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. (more...)
Restaurants Fight LA's Coronavirus Orders In Court Restaurants Fight LA's Coronavirus Orders In Court
- November 25, 2020

Barger said only 10% to 15% percent of people infected reported dining out with someone who tested positive, but 50% percent reported being at a private social gathering with someone who tested positive. The county confirmed nine deaths and 2,718 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and the five-day average is 4,097 new cases. "And as we're just beginning to implement a series of new safety modifications, we're likely not to see the impact of these actions in our case numbers for a couple of ... (more...)
AstraZeneca COVID vaccine up to 90% effective, data shows AstraZeneca COVID vaccine up to 90% effective, data shows
- November 25, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explained in a recent update that the agency is making COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for the USA based on input from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a group of public health experts within the CDC. (more...)
Karnataka is well prepared for COVID-19 vaccine delivery, says K Sudhakar Karnataka is well prepared for COVID-19 vaccine delivery, says K Sudhakar
- November 25, 2020

The news that Putin hasn't taken the vaccine yet came on the same day that Sputnik V's developers published new information about the vaccine, touting it as effective, cheap and easy to transport. He pointed out how the worldwide community must set a new standard for access, as "the urgency with which vaccines have been developed must be matched by the same urgency to distribute them fairly". (more...)
COVID-19 reinfection unlikely for at least six months, study finds COVID-19 reinfection unlikely for at least six months, study finds
- November 24, 2020

Oxford coronavirus vaccine: How does it work and when will it be available in the UK? According to Business Insider , the study authors wrote: "Prior SARS-CoV-2 infection that generated antibody response offered protection from reinfection for most people in the six months following infections". (more...)
Thailand's COVID-19 vaccine production to start in mid Thailand's COVID-19 vaccine production to start in mid
- November 24, 2020

Moscow's Gamaleya Research Institute, which serves under the Russian health ministry, said in a release that worldwide markets will be able to purchase the serum for $10 per dose, with patients requiring two. "We have already requested the union government to provide information to have an exact assessment of the cold storage capacity required for Covid-19 vaccine programme, number of doses in each vial, the volume of a vial etc", he said. (more...)
Thanksgiving: 35% of US Parents Want to Gather Despite Covid-19 Risks Thanksgiving: 35% of US Parents Want to Gather Despite Covid-19 Risks
- November 24, 2020

Chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad yesterday to review the overall situation of the pandemic in the country, the prime minister had directed to take all possible measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the lives of common people . (more...)
Germany to start COVID-19 vaccinations by mid-December Germany to start COVID-19 vaccinations by mid-December
- November 24, 2020

The two companies concluded the Phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 vaccine candidate and announced that it met "all of the study's primary efficacy endpoints" and had a vaccine efficacy rate of 95 percent. The GAVI vaccine alliance on Tuesday welcomed Astrazeneca's interim data on efficiency of its COVID-19 vaccine, calling it "positive news for the COVAX vision of equitable access" for vulnerable groups worldwide. (more...)
AstraZeneca Covid-19 shot candidate shows promise among elderly in trials AstraZeneca Covid-19 shot candidate shows promise among elderly in trials
- November 24, 2020

The global battle to secure prospective supplies has raised alarm about equitable access, while questions remain over logistics, distribution, and cost. "We hope that this means our vaccine will help to protect some of the most vulnerable people in society, but further research will be needed before we can be sure". (more...)
Almost 1600 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Almost 1600 COVID-19 Cases Confirmed
- November 24, 2020

Previously, the highest number of daily cases reported was 1,581 on November 14. A majority of the new deaths were from people 80-years and older and half were in long-term care settings. Fourteen more deaths were confirmed today, bringing the total number of virus-related fatalities to 3,486. Non-essential retail will close as of 12:01 a.m. (more...)
More South Dakotans Choosing Not to Travel This Thanksgiving More South Dakotans Choosing Not to Travel This Thanksgiving
- November 24, 2020

USA airlines say travel demand remains down 62 percent from a year ago, while global travel demand remains down more than 70 percent. With new COVID-19 cases climbing to almost 200,000 a day, the CDC has said that the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is "at home with people who live with you". (more...)
Rachel Maddow Returns to Air, Describes Partner's Virus Bout Rachel Maddow Returns to Air, Describes Partner's Virus Bout
- November 24, 2020

Maddow has been off the air for roughly two weeks since disclosing she had been in close contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus . Returning to host the show from home following a brief hiatus, the 47-year-old said: "My relationship with Susan , at the end of the day, is the only thing that I would kill or die for without hesitation". (more...)
Coronavirus: One death and 318 new cases confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus: One death and 318 new cases confirmed in Ireland
- November 24, 2020

There are 88 cases in Dublin, 26 in Cork, 21 in Kilkenny, 16 in Louth , 16 in Mayo, with the remaining 85 cases spread across 20 counties. Less than 5 of today's confirmed cases are located in Clare. The total number of cases in the six counties has now surpassed the 50,000 mark while the death toll there stands at 936. There were no cases of Covid-19 recorded in Leitrim in the past 24 hours. (more...)
AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is 70% effective on average, data show AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is 70% effective on average, data show
- November 24, 2020

The ability to more easily distribute a vaccine that can be easily stored in ordinary fridge temperatures - rather than in a deep freeze - is significant. By contrast the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine will be sold at cost until the end of the pandemic ( reportedly limited to July 2021) - around €2 per dose . (more...)
AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine is 70% effective on average, data shows AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine is 70% effective on average, data shows
- November 23, 2020

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was 94 percent effective among people over the age of 65, which experts described as very important as the virus spreads across the globe at a record rate. That averages to a 70% efficacy, AstraZeneca said. On Friday, AstraZeneca told CNN that the company had already delivered four million vials of its vaccine candidate to the United Kingdom government, and that millions more frozen doses were ready to be sent. (more...)
Oxford, AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine's Strong Response in Elderly Confirmed in Review Oxford, AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine's Strong Response in Elderly Confirmed in Review
- November 23, 2020

Notably, the Covid-19 vaccine developed by scientists at the Oxford University, which is advanced stages of the trial, could be rolled out in as little as three months in the UK. Some participants received just one shot, while others got a booster after 28 days. Most were white nonsmokers. Pollard's comments came after data published on Thursday showed the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in Phase II studies produced a strong immune response in older adults, suggesting that those at higher risk of ... (more...)
Pakistani PM reaffirms commitment to protecting children's rights_china Pakistani PM reaffirms commitment to protecting children's rights_china
- November 23, 2020

The Universal Children's Day 2020 was held at Manipur Press Club, Imphal today. It was first celebrated in 1954 as Universal Children's Day to promote global togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, and for improving children's welfare. (more...)
Latest on Covid-19 case numbers and vaccination outlook Latest on Covid-19 case numbers and vaccination outlook
- November 23, 2020

Dr Slaoui said he hoped for a smooth transition and did not expect the vaccination effort to be derailed. He said he would "be happy" to share any information already made public with the incoming Biden administration. Most pharmacies offering COVID-19 tests in suburban Chicago were fully booked. "We're clearly involved now in a very, very hard surge here throughout the United States and even globally", Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, told NBC. (more...)
FDA authorises emergency use of experimental Covid drug given to Donald Trump FDA authorises emergency use of experimental Covid drug given to Donald Trump
- November 23, 2020

This emergency use authorization (EUA) was for patients ages 12 and older who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, as well as adults ages 65 and older with certain chronic medical conditions. Both Eli Lilly and Regeneron applied for FDA authorization in October. The company said it expects to have does of REGEN-COV2 treatment ready for about 80,000 patients by the end of this month, about 200,000 patients by the first week of January and approximately 300,000 patients in total by the end of ... (more...)
AstraZeneca says its vaccine prevents average of 70% of coronavirus cases AstraZeneca says its vaccine prevents average of 70% of coronavirus cases
- November 23, 2020

AstraZeneca said there were four million dozes already in vials ready for distribution, but regulators must give the green light before distribution can begin. That means that more people could be vaccinated using the same amount of material. AstraZeneca said it will immediately prepare to submit data to authorities around the world that have a framework in place for early approval. (more...)

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