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Vaccinate or Terminate – Mandatory Vaccination As Workplace Policy

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The discovery, testing and mass deployment of a COVID-19 vaccine are welcome developments in potentially ending the Coronavirus pandemic. A safe and widely available vaccine will also allow employees to return to the physical workplace. The benefits of an inoculated (and presumably safe and healthy) workforce are obvious. Employees immune from COVID-19 will experience fewer…

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Ottawa parents pull children out of daycare after outbreaks

Ottawa parents pull children out of daycare after outbreaks

Some parents in Ottawa have decided not to send their children to daycare amid rising cases of COVID-19 cases and a rash of outbreaks at child-care facilities over the past week.Stella Yuen with her daughter Kayden, son Maxwell and husband Jeff. Yuen says she hopes to send her children to school and daycare in the fall.…

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Seaweed Extract Surpasses Remdesivir at Blocking SARS-CoV-2 in Cell Models of COVID-19

Seaweed Extract Surpasses Remdesivir at Blocking SARS-CoV-2 in Cell Models of COVID-19

In a test of antiviral effectiveness against the virus that causes COVID-19, an extract from edible seaweeds substantially outperformed remdesivir, the current standard antiviral used to combat the disease. Heparin, a common blood thinner, and a heparin variant stripped of its anticoagulant properties, performed on par with remdesivir in inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 infection in mammalian cells.Published…

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Luck? Genetics? Italian island spared from Covid outbreak

Luck? Genetics? Italian island spared from Covid outbreak

Stranded on a tiny Italian island, a cancer researcher grew increasingly alarmed to hear that one, and then three more visitors had fallen ill with Covid-19. Paola Muti braced for a rapid spread of the coronavirus to the 800 closely-knit islanders, many of whom she knows well. Her mother was born on Giglio Island and…

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Young adults form majority of new Covid-19 cases in Canada

Young adults form majority of new Covid-19 cases in Canada

MONTREAL (AFP) - Canadians under the age of 39 make up a clear majority of new cases of Covid-19 in Canada, health authorities said Sunday (July 26), warning young adults they are not "invincible" against the disease. "Recent national surveillance data show that young adults aged 20-39 years of age account for the highest incidence…

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How Long Does COVID-19 Immunity Last After Recovering? : Shots

How Long Does COVID-19 Immunity Last After Recovering? : Shots

Researchers have been investigating how long antibodies to the coronavirus last in people who have recovered from infections. Simon Dawson/AP hide caption toggle caption Simon Dawson/AP Researchers have been investigating how long antibodies to the coronavirus last in people who have recovered from infections. Simon Dawson/AP So many people are counting on a vaccine to…

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