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Kenya receives receives 1 million vaccines from COVAX

Kenya has received just over 1 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in the first batch from the global COVAX initiative that was created to ensure that low- and middle-income countries have fair access to vaccines. Some 1.02 million doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, arrived in Nairobi early […]

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Replacing your furnace filter could help protect from COVID-19

Until a vaccine is readily available, a high-efficiency furnace filter used along with other precautions could help protect people from COVID-19 while they spend time together indoors. Dr. Yue-Wern Huang, director of S&T’s Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and a professor of biological sciences, is studying bioaerosols—the particles people release when they speak, sing or cough. […]

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Deaths from food allergy rare and decreasing in the UK, finds study

Deaths from serious allergic reactions (“anaphylaxis”) due to food have declined over the past 20 years, an analysis of UK NHS data had found. This is despite an increase in hospital admissions for food-induced anaphylaxis over the same time. The analysis, conducted by scientists from Imperial College London and published in the BMJ also found […]

Pet Care

From Separate Beginnings to One Happy Family

For longtime animal lover Yasmine A., having pets around the house is a must. Which is why she decided to become a foster caregiver for the ASPCA in 2019. Every animal that came through Yasmine’s door was special to her, but there was something extra special about Kibbeh and Rupert. Kibbeh’s Story Kibbeh, a one-year-old […]

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Prominent Scientists Call on CDC to Better Protect Workers From Covid

A prominent group of academics is pressing the Biden administration to move faster and take stronger action to protect high-risk workers from airborne exposure to the coronavirus, urging enforceable standards to help safeguard risky workplaces including health care, food processing and prisons. The researchers say that even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Israel begins exit from third virus lockdown

Israeli barbershops and some other businesses reopened Sunday as the country began easing its third coronavirus lockdown amid an aggressive vaccination campaign. The government had announced Friday it was lifting some restrictions imposed since December, when the country saw a rise in COVID-19 infections. Jerusalem barber Eli Aroas was among those re-opening on Sunday morning, […]

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Britain lines up 40 mln more vaccine doses from Valneva

The British government has exercised an option to buy 40 million more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the French-Austrian group Valneva for delivery next year, the company said Monday. London announced in September it had agreed to buy as many as 190 million doses from Valneva in a deal worth up to […]

Pet Care

From Hiding to Hiking: Binney’s New Lease on Life

As a Registered Veterinary Technician and aspiring dog behaviorist, April K. is passionate about the work of the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center (BRC), where she serves as a foster parent and volunteer. In December 2019, April offered to foster a recent graduate—rescued dog Binney—from the program. After treatment at the BRC, undersocialized dogs often benefit […]