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$6.2 million grant to fund Center for Perioperative Mental Health

The average person will undergo nine surgical procedures in his or her lifetime, and the periods before, during and after surgery are considered high risk regarding mental health, particularly among older adults. Depression and anxiety are especially common in older surgery patients; past research has demonstrated that about 40% of older surgical patients have mental […]

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More than 1.5 MILLION children lost a caregiver due to COVID-19

More than 1.5 MILLION children around the world lost a parent, grandparent or caregiver due to COVID-19, study finds More than 1.5 million children lost a parent, grandparent or primary caregiver due to COVID-19, a new study estimates  Researchers at the CDC and Imperial College London made this estimate based on Covid mortality and fertility […]

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EU to get 50 million Pfizer doses early as Denmark scraps AZ

The EU said Wednesday that it is expecting 50 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses earlier than expected, as rival drugmaker AstraZeneca faced a fresh setback after Denmark banned its use over blood clot links. The news comes after Johnson & Johnson said it would delay its European rollout, also over blood clot fears—a major hit […]

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GSK to produce 60 million Novavax doses for Britain

GlaxoSmithKline is to manufacture 60 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by US biotech company Novavax for UK distribution, the British pharmaceutical giant said in a statement Monday. A statement from the company said they had reached an “agreement in principe” to make the doses at a plant in the northeast of England “beginning […]

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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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Indonesia’s confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 1 million

Indonesia’s confirmed coronavirus infections since the pandemic began crossed a million on Tuesday and hospitals in some hard-hit areas were near capacity. Indonesia’s Health Ministry announced that new daily infections rose by 13,094 on Tuesday to bring the country’s total to 1,012,350, the most in Southeast Asia. The total number of deaths reached 28,468. The […]