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Israel drops outdoor mask mandate with 80% of adults vaccinated

US has administered over 200 million COVID vaccine doses: CDC FOX News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat weighs in on vaccination efforts and Johnson & Johnson distribution pause Israel has dropped its outdoor mask mandate as it closes in on total immunization of its adult population against the coronavirus, according to reports. Instituted almost a […]

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Masks come off as Israel vaunts virus victory

Israelis stepped into the streets without masks on Sunday for the first time in a year, a key milestone as the country vaccinates its way out of a coronavirus nightmare. “It’s very strange but it’s very nice,” said Eliana Gamulka, 26, after getting off a bus near the busy Jerusalem shopping boulevard of Jaffa Street […]

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Germany remembers nearly 80,000 dead in COVID pandemic

BERLIN — Germany is paying tribute Sunday to the nearly 80,000 people it has lost to the coronavirus, even as the country struggles to get a grip on another rise in infections. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will lead a memorial event with other top officials at Berlin’s Konzerthaus concert hall. His office says it is also […]

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Butter or margarine: Which one can benefit your health the most?

Dr Chris reveals how eyes can indicate high cholesterol levels When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at […]

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NLR May Be Tied to Survival in Patients With NSCLC Brain Metastases

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with non-small cell lung cancer brain metastases (NSCLCBM) treated with immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) and upfront steroids, a low neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was associated with lower overall survival in a single-center retrospective analysis. “With widespread implementation of ICIs for treatment of NSCLC, many clinicians have concerns that the immunosuppressive […]

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COVID-19: Scientists identify human genes that fight infection

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers’ understanding of factors that affect disease severity and also suggest possible therapeutic options. The genes in question are related to interferons, the body’s […]

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Virus Variants Inciting India’s Second Surge, Epidemiologists Say

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The second surge of COVID-19 cases in India has swamped hospitals much faster than the first because mutations in the virus mean each patient is infecting many more people than before, epidemiologists and doctors say. India’s daily infections skyrocketed more than 20-fold to more than 200,000 on Thursday since a multi-month-low […]

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Response to one COVID-19 vaccine dose strong in previously infected

(HealthDay)—For persons with a history of previous infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the neutralizing antibody titer is higher after one dose of mRNA vaccine than after two vaccine doses among previously uninfected persons, according to a research letter published online April 14 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Gabriele Anichini, […]

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Moderna sees shortfall in Britain COVID vaccine shipments, EU deliveries on track

FILE PHOTO: Nurses from Humber River Hospital’s mobile vaccine clinic prepare the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at pharmaceutical company Apotex, as part of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos OsorioZURICH (Reuters) – U.S. drugmaker Moderna expects a shortfall in COVID-19 vaccine doses from its European supply chain hitting […]

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Inslee Warns of Fourth COVID-19 Wave in Washington State

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday warned that Washington state was on the cusp of a fourth COVID-19 wave with case numbers and hospitalizations rising. He urged people to get vaccinated and to socialize and conduct business […]