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Six months immunity following COVID-19 infection, say researchers Six months immunity following COVID-19 infection, say researchers

Dr Katie Jeffery, Director of Infection Prevention and Control for Oxford University Hospitals, said: "This is an exciting finding, indicating that infection with the virus provides at least short-term protection from re-infection - this news com...

Vegans, vegetarians at higher risk of bone fractures Vegans, vegetarians at higher risk of bone fractures

The researchers also identified a notably higher risk for hip fractures among those who eat fish but no meat (pescatarians), and among vegetarians who swear off both meat and fish, but do consume dairy and/or eggs. Vegans and vegetarians tend to ...

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shows promising results in older adults Oxford COVID-19 vaccine shows promising results in older adults

The first two sets of interim data from vaccine trials from Pfizer and BioNTech last week and Moderna on Monday were released after more than 90 infections among volunteers. The Oxford vaccine spurred trial participants' immune systems to find an...

Buildings to turn blue as part of Children's Day celebrations today Buildings to turn blue as part of Children's Day celebrations today

Bureaucracy, civil society representatives, parliamentarians, media and child rights activist joined hands to celebrates this year's Universal Children's day and draw the attention of key stakeholders including parents, government , parliame...

Los Angeles county goes into second lockdown Los Angeles county goes into second lockdown

We hope individuals continue to support restaurants, breweries and wineries by ordering for take-out or delivery. "We send wishes for healing and peace", County Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. Officials fear that as the number of cases rise, hos...

US prepares for first COVID-19 shots as another vaccine candidate emerges

Food and Drug Administration, Moncef Slaoui told CNN , pointing to possible dates of December 11-12. Officials have yet to announce which groups in the population would receive the vaccine first, though health care workers are certain to receive p...

People With COVID-19 Antibodies Are Protected for at Least 6 Months People With COVID-19 Antibodies Are Protected for at Least 6 Months

Of particular note was the fact that memory B cells were found in almost all of the COVID-19 cases and seemed to increase over time. This study , which is part of a major ongoing staff testing programme supported by NHIR Oxford Biomedical Researc...

AstraZeneca's Oxford coronavirus vaccine is 70% effective on average, data shows AstraZeneca's Oxford coronavirus vaccine is 70% effective on average, data shows

It equates to 70 per cent protection overall, which is better than the seasonal flu jab, but intriguing results show that when the first dose is halved, the efficacy rises to 90 per cent. "Today's announcement is only possible thanks to the many volu...

Coronavirus Vaccine May Be Available To Americans By Mid-December Coronavirus Vaccine May Be Available To Americans By Mid-December

Slaoui estimated that 20 million people across the U.S. could be vaccinated in December, with 30 million per month after that. For now, the vaccines have not been tested on young children, but the doctor said trials are underway, with a chance todd...

Based Vaccine Preventing 70% Of People From Getting COVID-19 Based Vaccine Preventing 70% Of People From Getting COVID-19

However, one dosing regimen showed the vaccine efficacy became 90 per cent when given as a half dose, followed by a full dose at least one month apart. The interim analysis was carried out on data collected as on November 4, when the trial had reache...

AstraZeneca: COVID-19 vaccine 'highly effective' prevention

The firm's CEO claims that the vaccine is "highly effective" against the coronavirus , although the headline suggests that the development is less great as compared to what we have heard from Pfizer and Moderna over the past two weeks. Australia h...

Oxford coronavirus vaccine candidate '70% effective', trials show Oxford coronavirus vaccine candidate '70% effective', trials show

The UK has also ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, which has been shown to be 95 percent effective. The better-than-expected results from the two vaccines, both developed with new messenger RNA (mRNA) technology, ha...

AstraZeneca starts new COVID-19 prevention trials of antibody cocktail AstraZeneca starts new COVID-19 prevention trials of antibody cocktail

The treatment, aimed at people with a weakened immune system who cannot be vaccinated, could prevent Covid-19 infection for up to 12 months. The clinical trial program will employ 5,000 participants, including 1,000 people from nine sites in the UK...

U.S. election: Judge dismisses Trump Pennsylvania lawsuit as U.S. election: Judge dismisses Trump Pennsylvania lawsuit as "without merit"

The president and his campaign legal team have largely failed in their efforts to challenge the election in the courts. Critics of Mr. Trump, including Democrats and some Republicans, have accused him of trying to undermine faith in the American el...

FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug Trump received FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug Trump received

The FDA said the monoclonal antibodies, casirivimab and imdevimab, should be administered together for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 in adults and paediatric patients with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing and who are...

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in elderly, trial results by Christmas

Infectious disease specialists answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines including if results from clinical trials will hold up in the real world. "Immune responses from vaccines are often lessened in older adults because the immune system gradually...

Mitchell agrees to 5-year, $195 million extension with Jazz Mitchell agrees to 5-year, $195 million extension with Jazz

If Mitchell qualifies for All-NBA in 2020-21, he'll the additional $30 million. Of course, should Mitchell wind up making an All-NBA Team for his play this season, those numbers will escalate to $33.7 million next season, followed by salaries of $3...

First COVID-19 Vaccine Could Arrive as Early as December 11 First COVID-19 Vaccine Could Arrive as Early as December 11

Moncef Slaoui, the head of the United States government's effort to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, said the first Americans to receive a vaccine - if all things go according to plan - could be as early as the second week of December. "That is li...

France finds Covid-19 in mink at a farm: Ministry France finds Covid-19 in mink at a farm: Ministry

Also read: Coronavirus: why are the "false positives" of Covid-19 also important? "At this stage, tests have shown the virus circulating in an Eure-et-Loire farm", the ministry said . But he said he's convinced that after folks get COVID-19 most...

Active COVID-19 cases continue to drop in Ottawa Active COVID-19 cases continue to drop in Ottawa

Health officials confirmed 1,534 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, which comes after the province reported a record-breaking number of 1,588 new cases on Saturday. There have been 78 reported cases in retirement homes and 13 deaths. The...

PM Johnson plans to end England's lockdown as scheduled in early Dec PM Johnson plans to end England's lockdown as scheduled in early Dec

The Prime Minister is expected to announce the government's "winter Covid plan" today, but on Saturday, the CRG said that it "cannot support" further measures unless ministers prove that they "will save more lives than they cost". The government will...

Canadian provinces report record daily Covid-19 cases Canadian provinces report record daily Covid-19 cases

The nine deaths reported Saturday include four from the Edmonton zone, three from the Calgary zone and two from the South zone. "These developments are deeply concerning as they put countless Canadians at risk of life-threatening illness, cause ser...

COVID-19: B.C. finally makes masks mandatory, extends other restrictions COVID-19: B.C. finally makes masks mandatory, extends other restrictions

The health official explained that cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have been on the rise and that she is getting increasingly anxious. As of Thursday, 6,926 cases of COVID-19 were considered active, including 217 people who were in hospital for...

AstraZeneca vaccine shows strong immune response in elderly, appears safe in study AstraZeneca vaccine shows strong immune response in elderly, appears safe in study

According to details, the vaccine that is undergoing the third phase of a clinical trial in Pakistan has shown positive results with 95 percent recovery rate of the patients who were about to be shifted on a ventilator. Compared with other Covid-19 v...

US approves Regeneron Covid-19 antibody treatment given to Trump US approves Regeneron Covid-19 antibody treatment given to Trump

After Trump received the Regeneron treatment when he was infected with Covid-19, he touted it as a virtual "cure" for the illness, promising to make it free for Americans. Initial supplies will likely be vastly outstripped by demand as the US has...

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