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California official calls for pause on Moderna vaccine lot after possible allergic reaction

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine shipments to arrive at dozens of hospitals Infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh Adalja compares Moderna and Pfizer vaccines on ‘Fox & Friends First.’ Dr. Erica S. Pan, the California epidemiologist, issued a statement Sunday recommending a pause in the distribution of a specific lot of Moderna vaccine after “fewer than 10 individuals required […]

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The Surprising Ways Quarantine Is Messing With Your Body

If you think that spending hours sitting at home alone on the computer and/or staring at your TV or phone screen (in addition to experiencing an overwhelming amount of stress) during quarantine has not affected you, think again. COVID-19 has not only distorted our perception of time by destroying our “temporal cues” (via WebMD), but […]

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Argentina detects first case of British virus variant

Argentina has detected its first case of a British-identified coronavirus variant that appears to be more infectious, authorities said Saturday. The infection was discovered in a man who arrived from Britain in Argentina in late December without symptoms of the disease. Authorities “detected the variant of SARS-CoV-2 from the United Kingdom in a traveler,” science […]

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German agency slams too many ‘exceptions’ to virus rules

Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) health agency on Thursday called for stronger measures to bring down coronavirus infections, noting many people not doing enough to reduce social contacts. “The measures that we are taking now—for me they are not a complete lockdown, there are still too many exceptions,” RKI head Lothar Wieler told a press […]

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CDC describes COVID-19 trends in nursing home residents, staff

(HealthDay)—Among residents and staff members in U.S. nursing homes, the rates of COVID-19 increased in June and July, then decreased by September, and increased again by late November, paralleling trends in surrounding communities, according to research published in the Jan. 8 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality […]